The ever-amazing Kioka Jackson is asking for help with this year’s National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd:
I hope everyone has had an amazing start to summer. I know a lot has been going on around the country and within our own backyards but It is my hope that as a community we can share as much love as we can to overpower the negative things that we are experiencing.
As many of you are aware, National Night Out is quickly approaching. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community relationships/partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie with effort to make our neighborhoods safer. The goal is for the community to engage with the law enforcement in our community in a more light-hearted; fun way to build relationships outside of emergency purposes. Every Precinct around the Nation does this on the same night. We use fun festive activities, food and music to come together as one community. This year National Night Out is on August 2nd. We are hosting it right in front of the Precinct on East 119th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
We are asking our Community Based Organizations, Businesses, Retail stores, and Elected Officials to assist us in putting on a great party for that evening. Because of the Pandemic we have not done any fundraising activities so we really need everyone to partner with us.
- If your organization wants to table please contact us. We welcome you to come bring information about your org but we are asking that you put together a fun activity to be done at your table too. A game, arts and crafts, etc….
- If you are willing to donate either something in-kind or monetary to help us produce this event – please contact us.
- If you are coming to be a guest to just shake a leg with us – we need you too. You can also help us by sharing the flyer and telling your neighbors to come out and hang with us.
I will be reaching out to many individually as well so don’t block me. LOL! We need you. We appreciate you and we look forward to working with you to make National Night Out a blast.
I have attached the flyer for your perusal. Sponsorship logos will be updated.
Have a great day all!
Kioka Jackson: koco922
National Black Theater Building Back on Track?
The National Black Theater’s redevelopment has been a tale of false starts, missed deadlines, and likely financing/development drama.
There seems to be some life in the building site, again. We’ll have to wait and see, whether or not construction will begin. And, as we all know, it isn’t over until the building is occupied.