Are you ready for our neighborhood’s biggest party of the year?
It all happens on Tuesday (August 2). That’s when our community’s National Night Out event will take place in Poinsettia Recreation Center. It will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with the main stage near the Willoughby Avenue entrance (at Fuller).
Free food and beverages will be available for those who attend, thanks to the generosity of Blu Jam Café, Canter’s, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and other local restaurants and stores.
There will be a free raffle with great prizes donated by the Farmers Market, the Beverly Center, the Parlor Hollywood, and retailers belonging to the Melrose Avenue Merchant Alliance. Raffle prizes include gift certificates for meals and clothing, and tickets (for excellent seats) at Dodgers games.
Many elected officials will be at the event, including Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, City Council members Paul Koretz and Tom LaBonge, LAPD Captains Eric Davis and Rosa Moreno, and senior L.A Fire Department officials.
You can visit community booths for 18 local organizations. There will also be special activities for children, including face painting and photos. Plus, there will be a giveaway of free street trees as part of the city’s “Million Trees Initiative” (one tree per L.A. resident).
Our National Night Out is volunteer-driven; it is being staged by your neighbors, who have donated an enormous amount of their time to make this a great evening in the park for the whole community. The event is co-sponsored by the LAPD Wilshire Division, Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch, Mid City West Community Council, and the Melrose Avenue Merchant Alliance.
See you there!