Image courtesy the National Night Out website.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Communities across the country will gather together Tuesday night to celebrate the 2011 National Night Out event.
The event is aimed at strengthening community spirit, heightening crime prevention awareness, and generating support for anti-crime programs.
National Night Out is celebrated by community block parties, cook-outs and other fun events.
National Night Out Events in West Michigan are taking place Tuesday night:
Salvation Army Kroc Center from 7 - 11 pm
Alger Heights Neighborhood at Alger Middle School from 6:30-10 pm
Baxter Neighborhood at Joe Taylor Park from 6:30-8:30 pm
Creston Neighborhood at Sweet Street park from 4:30-7:30 pm
Cross Creek Condos in the Club House from 6-8 pm
Eastown Community at Sigsbee Park from 6-8 pm
Southeast Community at 1408 Madison SE from Noon - 3 pm
South West Area Neighbors at McDonald's at 1130 West Fulton from 2-4 pm
West Grand Neighborhood at City View Church on 11th Street from 6-8 pm
Sheldon Park Neighborhood's Going Away Party For Crime at Sheldon Park from 6pm-9pm
McLaughlin Neighborhood Association at 5pm
Oakview Neighborhood Association being held at First Wesleyan Church from 6pm-8pm
East Muskegon Neighborhood Alliance being held at Joe Clifford Memorial Park from 6pm-8pm
Nims Neighborhood Association being held on the grounds of Hume Home from 6pm-8pm
Nelson Neighborhood Association is being held at St. Joe's Park from 6pm-8pm
Marquette Neighborhood Association being held at Beukema Park from 6pm-8pm
Downtown, between 6pm-8pm
Living Hope Community church from 6pm-9pm
Many other events are planned for local communities and neighborhoods throughout West Michigan.
Several Grand Rapids communities are also holding National Night Out events on August 16.