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8/5 Come Out and Meet the Neighbors

Posted by novoscene on August 5, 2008

From West Oakland to San Antonio Park, Lake Merritt to East Oakland thousands of residents, religious groups and members of business associations are pulling out the stops and keeping the lights on late tonight to participate in National Night Out. Research shows that when neighbors know and look out for each other crime goes down and the National Night Out campaign has been encouraging community participation and fellowship as a crime deterrent for the last 25 years.

Close to 30,000 Oakland residents are expected to participate tonight and with 375 registered events throughout the area, there’s guaranteed to be at least one within walking distance of your home. Expect lots of community networking, meeting and greeting along with free music performances, food and activities for the whole family.

The official city sponsored event kicks off at 5:30 at Frank Ogawa Plaza with an orientation to over 250 staff from the City of Oakland. These volunteers will be visiting block parties in teams baring special National Night Out gifts for party hosts. Below is a list of the major parties in each district. Times for each party vary between 5 and 9pm. For more information contact the hosts for each party, log onto the Oakland NNO website.-kwan

National Night Out Block Parties in Oakland

West Oakland
3017 West Street
Host: Africa Williams/Hana Albatain
Phone Number: 510-978-0179

Downtown
Jack London District Association
Harrison Street between 2nd and 3rd.
Contact: Bill Dailey at 510-289-8956.

Chinatown
Lincoln Square Recreation Center
250 10th Street
Host: Gilbert Gong
Phone Number: 229-9333

North Oakland
5224 Boyd Street
Rockridge
Hosts: Marty Morec, Susan Montauk, and many others.
Phone Number: 510-654-6355

Lake Merritt
Grand Avenue Business Association
3206 Grand Avenue
Host: Nicholas Eveleigh
Phone Number: 510-735-9055

San Antonio Park/San Antonio
2234 East 19th Street
Hosts: Sandra Beal and Dante Watson
Phone Number: (510) 927-0231

Fruitvale
33rd. Avenue and Foothill Blvd.
Host: Gloria Ramos
Phone Number: (510) 225-8309

E. 27th Street and Fruitvale Avenue
2676 Fruitvale Avenue
Host: Shirley Everett-Dicko
Phone Number: 510-689-3725

Central East Oakland
Miracles of Faith Community Church
4335 Virginia Avenue
Host: Reverend Gregory Brown
Phone Number: 510-536-6700

East Oakland/Elmhurst
Coliseum Neighborhood Council
8035 International Boulevard
Host: Nebraska Smith

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