NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Cities across Hampton Roads have activities planned on August 1 to mark National Night Out.

The nationwide event is meant to build up communities and promotes police-community partnerships. The effort helps foster neighborhood camaraderie and aims to make neighborhoods safer.

Roosevelt Area Civic League hosts Norfolk's Civic Party with a Purpose at Tarrallton Park (2100 Tarrallton Drive) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event takes place on the side of the park that is next to the recreation center and features food, music, and local talent. It is open to everyone who lives in Norfolk.

Suffolk's National Night Out starts with a kick-off event at 5:30 p.m. at the Pavilion at the Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 North Main Street.

Thousands of people are expected at neighborhood events throughout. Anybody who wants to attend one of the community events can find a list of them here.

The Portsmouth Police Department will join 20 neighborhoods across the city for Portsmouth's observation of National Night Out. The theme for this year is Neighbors United.

Events will include cookouts, parades, ice cream socials, flashlight walks, and more. The hours for Portsmouth's National Night Out celebration are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Event locations:

  • Brighton/Prentis Park at Lansing Park
  • Calvary Baptist Church at 2117 Lindon Boulevard
  • Cavalier Manor at Cavalier Manor Rec Center (404 Viking Street)
  • Collinswood/West Side Christian Church at 535 Cherokee Road
  • Cradock at 45 Afton Parkway (Afton Park)
  • Fourth Baptist Church at 726 South Street
  • Green Acres/Sterling Point/Pinehurst at 4934 High Street West (Churchland Library)
  • Grove Park Baptist Church at 1400 Rodman Avenue
  • Loxley Place/South Loxley at 4404 Deep Creek Boulevard (Safety Town)
  • Mid-Towne at Rodman Shopping Center
  • Mt. Hermon at Mario’s Italian Restaurant
  • Olde Towne at St. John Church (Washington St./London St)
  • Port Norfolk at 401 Broad Street
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1901 Airline Boulevard
  • Southside Gardens at 602 Port Centre Parkway
  • Waterview at the Park on Grayson Street
  • Westmoreland Civic Assoc. at Forresthills Drive
  • West Park View at Owen’s Creek Park
  • Westwinds Apartments at Gateway Drive
  • Wilson Ward at Noble Street Church

Many neighborhoods in the city of Chesapeake also will host events:

  • Cheshire Forest, 500 Cheshire Forest Dr.
  • Cedar Lakes, 401 South Lake Cir.
  • Porter Ridge, Cul-de-sac at the end of Jodi Lynn Trail
  • Woodard's Mill, 405 Woodard's Ford Rd.
  • Boadlawn, 1745 Acorn St.
  • Fairfield Manor, Cul-de-sac at the end of Portlock Road near Midway Avenue
  • Historic South Norfolk, Lakeside Park
  • Sawyers Mill, 343 Sawyers Mill Crossing
  • Deep Creek, Soccer fields on S. George Washington Highway across from DC United Methodist
  • Wingfield Pointe, 2300 block of Bluewing Ct.
  • Creekwood, Lake Crest Drive between Creekwood Drive and Mossgate Court
  • Dunedin, Dunedin Park
  • Ahoy Acres, Ahoy Drive and Tiller Lane
  • Commons of Chesapeake, 116 Gainsborough Sq.
  • The Hampshires, Clubhouse on Selbourne Way
  • The Preserve, Clubhouse
  • The Retreat at Greenbrier, Clubhouse
  • Crestwood/Parkside, Park behind the middle school