Baltimore City Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton, who on Aug. 5, witnessed a shooting in the community of Park Heights, helped organize the National Night Out event in that community.

By Khira Moore
AFRO Intern

It’s almost here, folks! National Night Out is Aug. 1, the first Tuesday in August. It’s a fun night of good food and even better company. Not to mention, it’s free!

According to the National Night Out Organization, this celebration in the Baltimore community began in 1984 and is primarily hosted by the Baltimore Police Department. However, organizations from all over the city also host free events for families to come and enjoy.

Some of the events are listed below:

The Peoples Association of Oliver

1400 Federal St, Baltimore, MD 21213

Join The Peoples Association of Oliver for a night of food, music, and fun! The Peoples Association of Oliver, committed to promoting the betterment of the Oliver community, will host game trucks for the kids and crafts for artists.

It’ll be held at the Oliver Community Center from 4-8 p.m. This night is created to celebrate and uplift the Baltimore community by giving them a chance to connect with local law enforcement.

National Night Out at the Museum

6908 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206

On Aug. 1, the Overlea Community Association will join the National History Society of America for a night of intriguing artifacts and great company. The society is a nonprofit dedicated to conserving Maryland’s rich history and educating community members on the natural sciences.

This event will occur in the museum’s parking lot, where volunteers will be on hand with fossils, bones, insects, and other incredible artifacts. They’ll also provide binoculars so community members can fully view the moon.

This is an event that you don’t want to miss! The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the parking lot of the Natural History Society of Maryland.

No Boundaries Coalition presents National Night Out

514 Wilson St @ Division Street.

Join the No Boundaries Coalition for a joyful night of games, dancing, and food. This is an opportunity to support a local organization that fosters unity and police accountability.

The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Masjid Ul Haqq Recreation Center.

2023 National Night Out Potluck in the Park

601 W Conway St, Baltimore, MD 21230

The Potluck in the Park is an annual tradition held by the Ridgely’s Delight Association, representing the quaint neighborhood in downtown Baltimore.

This event is open to all ages, so bring your family, friends, and pets and enjoy a fun evening of food and games. They encourage community members to bring dishes and desserts to share.

The Fire Department will be bringing trucks for the kids to explore! The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Conway Street Park.