National Night Out Events Fill Memorial Park, and Sparkle Across Pasadena

Pasadena Police Commander Cheryl Moody, center, and Phlunte Riddle, left, pose for pictures with local dignitaries.Guests sit in the shade during Pasadenas National Night Out 2018 in Memorial Park. Damonte Harvey, 5, of Pasadena rides his motorized motorcycle during Pasadena\'s National Night Out 2018 in Memorial Park. Fresh lemonade is served for thirsty guests during Pasadenas National Night Out 2018 in Memorial Park. Guests sit in the shade during Pasadenas National Night Out 2018 in Memorial Park. The Maestors club perform dixieland jazz.Pasadena Lieutenant Tracey Ibarra is interviewed for Pasadenas National Night Out 2018 in Memorial Park. Jose Peralta, with his two sons, Owen,1, and Oliver, 3, take part in Pasadenas National Night Out 2018 in Memorial Park. Kids take part in Pasadenas National Night Out 2018 in Memorial Park. Pasadenas National Night Out 2018 in Memorial Park.

Photography by JAMES CARBONE

1:34 am | August 7, 2018


Laughter, cheerful conversation and music drifted across Old Pasadena’s Memorial Park Tuesday night as the Pasadena Police Department hosted its 22nd National Night Out near the historic bandshell, as well as at eighborhood venues across the city.

During the event, Pasadena residents mingled with members of the Pasadena Police and Fire Departments and City Council officials. Various City departments set up information booths on site and the event also featured free food, games, music and activities for the whole family.

Participating departments included Pasadena Water and Power, the Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Waste Management, Pasadena’s Departments of Public Health, Human Services, and Recreation, and the Pasadena Citizen Service Center.

Other organizations in attending include Kids Dental Care, the Pasadena Federal Credit Union, Child ID by New York Life, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Duff’s Cake Mix, and Target.

The National Night Out, an annual event since 1984, is meant to increase awareness about police programs in the community, such as drug prevention campaigns, town and neighborhood watches, and other crime prevention efforts.

The first National Night Out involved 2.5 million residents across 400 communities in 23 states.