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MPD to Throw ‘National Night Out’ Block Parties Across D.C. Next Week

by Courtney Brown — July 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0

National Night Out, photo via flickr.com/photos/taedcD.C. Police are set to bond with residents over hot dogs, burgers and activities next week.

The police department will hold celebrations in each of its seven districts during the annual National Night Out celebration next Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., officials have announced.

In the Third District, which covers Adams Morgan, Shaw, Columbia Heights, Dupont, Logan Circle and other neighborhoods, officers will set up at Bruce Monroe Park (3000 Georgia Ave. NW) with free food, drinks and information for residents.

The event’s purpose is to get people “fighting back” against crime, and more importantly, to have fun, said MPD Community Outreach Coordinator Marco Santiago.

The event will likely include basketball, self-defense classes, a moonbounce and other free activities, Santiago said. One of the event’s main draws each year is the free food, he added.

“All you need to have is food and drink and people will come,” he said.

Photo via Flickr / Ted Eytan

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