West Michigan celebrates ‘National Night Out’ Tuesday

A National Night Out event at Pinebrook Village mobile home park in Kentwood. (Aug. 5, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Celebrate your community while helping to curb crime in your neighborhood this Tuesday August 2nd at National Night Out.

In the 33rd year, communities are building relationships between the police and it’s members through free family activities like block parties, cookouts, live entertainment and safety demonstrations.

In every community, homeowners are encouraged to get outside, turn on their outdoor lights and spend the evening with their neighbors.

Nearly 40 million people are expected to participate in local National Night Out events.

Here are the events planned for West Michigan:

BATTLE CREEK
Mill Race Park, corner of Michigan Avenue and Capital Avenue SW
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Meet Battle Creek Police Department and their K-9 partners, see the bomb robots, vehicles and more. There will also be family games, food and fun.

CUTLERVILLE
Consumers Energy
4000 Clay Ave. SW
5 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Meet community leaders and law enforcement.

GAINES TOWNSHIP
South Kent National Night Out | Event website
Peppino’s South
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free community event with food, bounce houses, stunt bike show, E.S.C.A.P.E. smoke demonstration trailer and law enforcement meet and greets.

GRAND RAPIDS
Alger Heights
Alger Middle School
6:30 p.m.
Event includes police and fire vehicles, live music, petting zoo, games and crafts for children, giveaways and free popcorn.

Baxter
Joe Taylor Park, 1030 Bemis SE
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Event includes Grand Rapids Fire Department’s Smoke House. Visitors can enjoy face painting, balloons, a bounce house and giveaways. Free hot dogs, ice cream and fruit to be served.

Creston
Briggs Park, Lafayette and Knappe NE
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Event includes a native butterfly release, puppet show, music, family yoga and other family friendly activities. Free hot dogs, lemonade and ice pops provided by Catered Creations.

Christ Community Church | Event website
6 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Will feature face painting, bounce houses, slip and slides, live music, refreshments, raffles, games and dunk tank.

Eastown
Wilcox Park, 100 Youell SE
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes a bounce house, face painting and other kids’ activities. Free food served. Splash pad will be open.

Fuller
Fuller Avenue Church, 1239 Fuller Ave. SE
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes live band music, basketball and crafts. Hot dogs, chicken and Sno-Cones will be served.

Garfield Park
Salvation Army Ray & Joan KROC Community Center, 2500 S. Division | Event website
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Event includes a Slip ‘N Slide, family-friendly games, interactive drumming and concessions.

Heritage Hill
400 Pleasant Street SE
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes dog demonstrations and kids’ games. Free ice cream served. Food trucks available.

John Ball Area
Lincoln Park Lodge, 1120 Bridge NW
7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Event includes zoo animals, face painting (7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.) and a movie in the park at 9:30 p.m. Free popcorn, bottled water and Sno-Cones available. Tacos, ice cream and pretzels available for purchase.

Midtown
735 Fountain Street NE
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Event includes music, face painting, tattoos and drum performance. Free flavored water available. Food trucks will be on site.

Northeast Citizen Action Association
Beckwith Hills Christian Reformed Church, 2100 Chelsea NE
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes games and face painting. Hot dogs and other treats will be available.

Oakdale
Oakdale Park Church, 961 Temple SE
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes bike safety checks, bingo, crafts, music and ring toss. Pulled barbecue pork, pizza, candy, bottle water and other snacks available.

Ottawa Hills
Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School Playground
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Event includes bounce house, balloon man, bubbles and chalk art. Ice cream available.

Roosevelt Park
Roosevelt Park, 739 Van Raalte SW
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Event includes kids activities, face painting, bean bag toss and splash pad. Hot dogs, water, chips and cookies will be provided.

Seeds of Promise
Gerald R. Ford Academic Center, 851 Madison Ave. SE
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Event includes bounce houses, carnival games, giveaways and talent show. Hot dogs, chips, popcorn, pop and ice cream will be available.

West Grand
Stocking Elementary, 863 7th Street NW
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes bounce house, games and giveaways. Hot dogs, ice cream and other food available.

HOLLAND
Kollen Park
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Community wide block party featuring music, pie eating contest, kid games, free hot dogs, vintage car show, and a screening of “Star Wars – The Force Awakens” at dusk.

KALAMAZOO
Arcadia
Arcadia Elementary, 932 Boswell Lane
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Douglas
1307 Alamo Ave.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Eastside
Rockwall Park, at the corner of Trimble and Humphries
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Edison
816 Washington
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Milwood
Greenwood Reformed Church, 1815 Winton
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Northside
612 N. Park
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Parkview Hills
Parkview Hills Club House
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Stuart
West Main Park, located at West Main and Elm Street
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Vine
Vine Street at Locust
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

KENTWOOD
Grand River Preparatory High School
5:30 p.m.
Neighborhood block party featuring free food and fun activities.

Woodland Mall and Celebration! Cinema
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Meet police and firefighters.  Event also includes prizes, games, face painting, free hot dogs and popcorn.

LAWRENCE
Lawrence Park Pavilion
6 p.m.
Cake will be served in celebration of Sheriff Dale Gribler’s retirement. Hot dogs will also be provided. Bring a dish to pass.

MUSKEGON
Angell
Angell Community Church, 446 Ada Street
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes hot dogs, beverages, fun and games.

Beachwood / Bluffton
The Deck restaurant at Pere Marquette Beach
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free appetizers and soft drinks; community open house planned.

Campbell Field
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hot dogs and chips will be served. Activities include face painting, sidewalk chalk drawing and bracelet making.

East Muskegon
905 E. Keating
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes inflatable games, trains, hot dogs and face painting.

Jackson Hill
Aamodt Park
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Community gathering planned.

Lakeside
Pocket Park on Lakeshore Drive
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Pizza to be served. Activities include face painting, chalk art and music.

Marquette
Beukema Playfield
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Community picnic planned.

Marsh Field
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Neighborhood pot luck planned; bring a dish to pass, drinks and table settings.

McLaughlin
McLaughlin Community Park, corner of Terrace and Isabella
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Neighborhood picnic will include memory garden dedication.

Nelson
St. Joseph Park, Monroe near 5th Street
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes games for kids, hot dogs and beverages. Bring a dish to pass.

Nims
Nims Park, corner of Southern and Davis
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes, hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages. Children can enjoy arts and crafts activities and check out a fire truck.

Oakview
First Wesleyan Church, 1040 E. Forest Ave.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free barbecue chicken dinner; event expected to include bounce house, games, and Muskegon County’s “Seat Belt Convincer.”

Sheldon Park
Crestwood United Methodist Church, corner of Creston Avenue and Calvin Street
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Event includes food, beverages and entertainment.

NORTON SHORES
Norton Shores Estate, Sherbrook and Trenton
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Police and fire equipment on display. Meet your neighbors and enjoy food and kid-friendly games.

Target, 5057 Harvey Street
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Police and fire equipment on display. Meet your neighbors and enjoy food and kid-friendly games.

ROCKFORD
Rockford City Hall | Event website
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Event includes police, fire and medical apparatus; free food samples from local businesses will be served. Bridge Street will be closed from Main to Monroe for the event.

WALKER
Feyen Zylstra, 2396 HIllside Dr. NW
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Event includes bounce houses, prize giveaways, face painting, music, games, crafts, music, hot dogs and snow cones.

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