DAY AHEAD: National Night Out events in Central VA

DAY AHEAD: National Night Out events in Central VA

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Communities all across the country, including right here in Central Virginia, are throwing parties Tuesday to promote unity and stand up to crime.

Tonight is a chance for police and the people they serve to come together, build relationships and work as a team to stop crime where they live.

In South Richmond, one of the party spots will be on McRand Street, by the Hull Street, Midlothian Civic Association building.

You'll see crowds of people, kids and police along this stretch, starting at 5 p.m. for the block party.

Some block parties are having D.J.s, food, health screenings, and a whole bunch of games and fun activities for the whole family.

Thousands are expected to turn out around the city and in neighboring areas.

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