Neighbors Invited to Celebrate National Night Out

Posted at 5:12 AM, Aug 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-06 05:13:16-04

national night outGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Communities across America will be gathering for the annual National Night Out, an event that promotes crime prevention activities.

Among the many National Night Out events planned around West Michigan, is the evening that the Salvation Army Kroc Center has put together.  They will be offering free activities that include a giant slip & slide, as well as a free showing of “The Great & Powerful Oz” in their amphitheater.  There will also be free live music, and food that will be available for purchase.  Of course, local police and fire officials will also be there to meet with members of the community.

The Kroc Center is also offering disaster preparedness kits during the event.  They have partnered with the All State Foundation, Points of Light, and United Way to allow residents to assemble hundreds of kits to take home.  They will include hand-crank radios and flashlights, water bottles, dust masks, and more.  They will be available while supplies last.  Their event runs from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Kroc Center located at 2500 S. Division Ave.

Other National Night Out events include (but are not limited to) the following:


ARCADIA – Neighborhood Association, Arcadia School, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

EASTSIDE – Neighborhood Association, Rockwell Park at the corner of Trimble and Humphries from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

EDISON – Neighborhood Association, 816 Washington from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

DOWNTOWN – Neighborhood Association, Bronson Park from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids (Heritage Hill):

Heritage Hill Picnic – Central High in 400 block of Lyon NE from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Final Concert in the Park – Free concert, vintage cars, and family fun start at Lamar Park at 6:30 p.m.