The 7th annual Amity Gardens Neighborhood National Night Out event was a SUCCESS!! Thank you to all that came out last night!

I will have some individual thank you posts, but here are a few guests we had.

A good number of our wonderful neighbors, CMPD officers to deputy chiefs, Mecklenburg County DA’s Office representatives, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s office representative (who also lives in Amity Gardens), Charlotte Fire Department, City of Charlotte Neighborhood Services, CMS School Board Members, our City Councilman, our County Commissioner, District Court Judge and more.

It was nice to be able to host an event again, we have missed it!!

Dessert for National Night Out……

Unicorn Gourmet Shaved Ice will be at the Amity Gardens Neighborhood National Night Out!

This treat will be free, but you must sign in in order to get a ticket for your shaved ice treat.

Thank you to Amity Gardens Neighborhood resident Frank Danihel and the company he works for, Flock Safety, for sponsoring this for the event!!

Door Prizes…….

Door prizes for Amity Gardens Neighborhood’s National Night Out event.

(1) Beautiful potted arrangement from Banner Nursery.

(2) $25 Banner Gift Certificates

(4) $25 Walmart gift cards

(4) $25 Publix gift cards

Drop in on Tuesday, August 3rd from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. to register. The drawing will occur at around 8 p.m., you do not need to be present to win.

5362 Buena Vista Avenue

National Night Out – TUESDAY 8/3!

The Amity Gardens Neighborhood Association will be hosting our 7th National Night Out THIS Tuesday, August 3rd!!

5362 Buena Vista Avenue – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Along with meeting your neighbors we will have CMPD officers, representatives from the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, Mecklenburg Public Defenders Office, local and state elected officials (Mayor Lyles has RSVP’d), Mecklenburg Neighborhood Services and more present.

There will be lite finger food and a shaved ice truck. All free!

And we have DOOR PRIZES!
(4) $25 Publix gift cards
(4) $25 Walmart gift cards
(2) $25 Banner Nursery gift certificates
& and beautiful potted arrangement from Banner Nursery.

You need to register during the event, but do not need to be present to win. We will draw the names after 8 p.m. and get the gift to if you if have already left.

At 7:45 p.m. we will be hosting CMPD Providence Division Response Area 2 Roll Call.

Amity Gardens Neighborhood – National Night Out 2021

We hope you come to the Amity Gardens Neighborhood National Night Out 2021 event on August 3rd at 5362 Buena Vista Avenue. It is a drop-in from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. We will be hosting a CMPD 3rd Shift Roll Call at 7:45 p.m..

Lite finger foods will be served AND Unicorn Shaved Ice truck will be here – all FREE. You can register to win one of (4) $25 gift cards to Publix and (4) $25 gift cards to Walmart and Banner Nursery will also be donating and we will know those items later this week.

We will be posing additional information on an non-event post.

What is National Night Out 2021? America’s night out against crime, is Tuesday, 8/3/2021. This annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

The City of Charlotte has supported National Night Out for over 25 years. This year there are more than 70 events happening throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg. During that time, neighborhoods have organized activities such as block parties, cookouts, porch sit-ins and ice cream socials to demonstrate their support of “no tolerance” for crime. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) is committed to having a presence at each NNO event registered with the City.

In observation of National Night Out, CMPD asks you to leave your porch light on from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. The porch light is a symbol of alertness and awareness; it makes your neighbors and friends feel welcome. Participation is not limited to leaving your porch light only on August 3rd. CMPD also ask that you take time to get to know your neighbors better.

THANK YOU to everyone that came to NNO!!!!

Another fun night in the ‘hood!!

What an awesome National Night Out event! We had well over 80 in attendance. 😁

We were honored to not only have many of our CMPD Providence Division Officers, Majors & Lieutenants, Deputy Chief, but Chief Kerr Putney, County Commissioner Mark Jerrell, City Councilman Matt Newton, Mayor Vi Lyles, Code Enforcement Inspector Justin Privette, Leslie J. Stephens with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney Special Victims Team, Ms. Caino with CriSyS Mobile Crisis Team, AND the wonderful group of firefighters from Charlotte Fire Station #3!

Thank you to everyone that came by and we look forward to seeing you at the next Amity Gardens event! We have an awesome neighborhood!!

Who Loves Door Prizes?

We have (2) $50 Publix and (2) $40 Walmart gift cards to give away at the Amity Gardens Neighborhood National Night Out event. You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to come by to register. While you are here you can eat some yummy food, hang out with some of your neighbors along with city, county, & state officials.

Tuesday, August 6th – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (drop-in)

5362 Buena Vista Avenue – Rain or Shine!

No need to RSVP – just come on by! 😎


National Night Out – Tuesday, August 6th!

The Amity Gardens event will be on 8/6 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (drop-in).                    Front Yard/Porch at 5362 Buena Vista Avenue.  There will be seating inside if                      you have trouble with the heat.

The neighborhood board will be providing lite finger foods, dessert, and drinks.

Please come out and fellowship with your neighbors and city/county/state officials.        Oh, and we will have a FIRETRUCK!

We have (2) $50 Publix gift cards & (2) $40 Walmart gift cards to give away.  Stop by to enter the drawing, you do not need to be present to win.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.


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National Night Out – August 5th – 6:30 – 8:00pm

Come meet your neighbors for music, food and fun, and to celebrate National Night Out!

6:30 – 8:00pm at Dudley cul-de-sac near Kistler.

Bring your own chairs & a side dish to share!

Special guests: Officer Padgett – CMPD, John Autry – Charlotte City Council.


The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.   NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.   The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned in to a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness, and enhance community relations.