NOPD, NORD Team Up With 7th District Community For National Night Out Against Crime Tonight
NEW ORLEANS— From the Audubon Institute of New Orleans to the New Orleans East Library, dozens of local businesses, community organizations and nonprofits are teaming up with the NOPD tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 17, to host the 2017 National Night Out Against Crime kick-off event.
It’s all happening from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Joe W. Brown Victory Field at 5601 Read Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.
Free food and beverages will be provided thanks to donations from Domino’s Pizza, Coca-Cola, Raising Cane’s and NORD.
The kick-off will connect residents to the men and women in law enforcement who work in the New Orleans East neighborhood every day, and to local resources including free health screenings and job opportunities.
LSU Health & Sciences Center and New Orleans East Hospital will be on site providing:
• Free blood pressure tests
• Free glucose tests
• Kids activities including hula hoops, jump ropes, soft nerf balls and hopscotch
• Information on health nutrition and education with healthy snacks
Participants will also have a chance to learn more about community programs and resources from:
• ADT Security
• Home Depot
• LSU Ag Center
• New Orleans East Library
• Limitless Vistas
• NOFD Safe house
• LA SPCA
• Girl Trek
• NOLA Crimestoppers
• NOPD Victim Witness Assistance
The following employers and organizations will be on-hand with information on job opportunities and upcoming job fairs:
• New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Domino’s Pizza
• McDonald’s of New Orleans
The following organizations will provide family-friendly activities throughout the night:
• Audubon Nature Institute will have its Wetland Express on-hand with animals for children to interact with
• Ashe Cultural Arts Center will lead a drum circle
• NORD will provide spacewalks
• Kicks NOLA will host soccer games
• Youth Run NOLA will host relay races
• New Orleans Saints mascot Gumbo will be available for photos
In addition to the kick-off event, nearly 200 neighborhood events are expected to take place across the city.
Chief Harrison and the NOPD Commanders for each district will be moving between events throughout the night, reaching out to the community and thanking them for their support.
Residents, businesses and organizations can register their parties for free with the NOPD here.