National Night Out is Tuesday

Here’s what you need to know to celebrate.

Fort Hunt and Hybla Valley residents will be hosting barbecues and ice cream socials out in front of their homes as an opportunity to get to know each other and, as a result, try to make the neighborhood a safer place.

Between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, residents are invited to turn on their porch lights and mingle as part of National Night Out. Already, more than 100 communities in Virginia are registered to participate.

The idea behind the event is that if residents get to know each other better, they will be more likely to work together to help keep their neighborhoods safe.

Community Name




Bucknell Manor

6906 Radcliffe Drive Ice Cream Social / Lights On

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Grove @ Huntley Meadows

7550 Grey Goose Way  (Pool) Pool / Ice Cream / Lights On

6:30 - 8 p.m.


7005 Grove Road BBQ

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gum Springs

8100 Fordson Road (rear of community center) Food/Fun/Ice Cream/Face Painting

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Meadow Woods Apartments

7111 Fairchild Dr (at pool) Cookout/Moonbounce/Music

6 - 8 p.m.

Memorial Heights

7001 Memorial Heights Dr Pot Luck Dinner

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Murraygate Village

7800 Belford Dr

7 - 9 p.m.


Tulsa Court Cul-de-sac Ice Cream Social

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Woodley Hills Estates

2875 Camellia Dr Cookout

4 - 8 p.m.

In 2011, Herndon won an award for the quality of the community’s National Night Out program, including organization and planning, participation and results. (See coverage of .)

This nationwide event began in the 1970s as a way to get people out of their homes and meet each other with the common purpose of making communities safer by raising crime prevention awareness.

More information on National Night Out is available at www.natw.org/nno.

-- Patch’s Adam Swart and Joan Dentler contributed to this report.


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