Communities throughout the DMV are hosting community events, festivals and walks to celebrate National Night Out Thursday.
The events are designed to show a united and positive community reponse to crime.
In D.C., the citywide kickoff will be held at 5 p.m. at the Takoma Community Center, 300 Van Buren Street. The theme of the event is "Bridging the Gap" between youth and seniors.
There are also events in each of the city's wards. Click here for a complete list (.pdf).
And click below for National Night Out events in communities throughout our area: