Meet your neighbors. Fight crime. It’s National Night Out.
Tuesday is National Night Out in Texas, designed to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in the fight for a safer nation. And our not-so-little-hood is bringing out all the stops. One of the larger celebrations is with the The East Montrose community on the street in front of Anderson Fair (2007 Grant Street, the oldest continuing folk music venue in Houston). Meet your neighbors, meet your elected officials and join in the conversation from 6-8pm. Of course, Tim Leatherwood of Anderson Fair will pipe out music of past performers like as Emmylou Harris and Nanci Griffith. And Anderson Fair will be open for people who wish to buy beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks and relax in the air-conditioned interior.
Local eateries Sorrel Urban Bistro, La Mexicana, Paraiso, Barnaby’s and Ziggy’s will be donating to the festivities but neighbors are encouraged to contribute to the potluck buffets, “everything from pasta salads to samosas to pecan pie— you name it,” said Julie Young, East Montrose Civic Association member.
I have to admit, I might be the most excited about the Doggie Dress Up Contest.
How is your block banning together for Night Out? Whether it’ a block party or a simple knock to say hello to a new neighbor, get out and do something to strengthen your community and show support for law enforcement. Send a message to criminals letting them know that your neighborhood is organized and fighting back.