All across the country neighborhood groups got together for National Night Out.
We were part of the "night out" festivities in the Holy Cross neighborhood where our Indy house is. The 400 Block of Arsenal has been putting on this event for several years and despite the almost 100 degree heat index, about 30 residents braved the heat.
Streets are closed off so the kids can play and local police officers stop by so they can meet the residents. These linkages are important so the local police officers know the people that they serve in the community and local residents know who to call and who patrols their area.
Indy Jazz Artist Gregg Bacon, who used to live on the block, performed for area residents. You can learn more about his music at http://www.greggbacon.com/
One of our newest residents, who is originally from china also serenaded the audience with a traditional Chinese instrument,(which i couldnt even begin to pronounce so I wont try). She and her husband are restoring a classic Craftsman house up the street.
It was a great time and even thought it was very hot, it was great to see all our friends out in one place.