A Great ‘National Night Out’

Young Wyatt Johnson is about to get a closeup look at a helmet from firefighter J. McCarthy with an assist from mom (Page Harrison) and dad (Austin Johnson) at Henry Street Park.

Meeting and greeting neighbors, firefighters, and police officers was the order of the evening on Monday, Aug. 3, during National Night Out events around the peninsula. The annual celebration of neighborhood camaraderie and community building with local public safety officials took place outside Cross Street Market and in Solo Gibbs and Henry Street parks.

Neighbors and their pups met in Henry Street Park across from Digital Harbor High School to say hello to local firefighters and enjoy the evening in an event sponsored by the Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association.

Kids and families gathered in Solo Gibbs Park in Sharp-Leadenhall for face painting, a climb on a firetruck, and exhibits by community groups, all sponsored by South Baltimore Partnership.

(All photos by Mary Braman unless otherwise noted.)

Meeting new people and giving out goodies was part of the fun during National Night Out on E. Cross St.
Kids exploring Truck 6 from the Locust Point fire station react to the blast of its horn Monday night at Solo Gibbs Park. (Photo by Steve Cole)
Cason Monaghan (left) checking out a police cruiser with officer C. LaMonica at E. Cross and Light St.
A “summer pup social” was part of National Night Out in Henry Street Park.
Connecting with neighbors, police, firemen and Connect Four were all part of the fun on E. Cross St.

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