Dedham prepares for a national night


DEDHAM, MA – Dedham is participating in a public safety event known as “National Night Out” for the 11th time, with community building activities during the first week of August.

National Night Out is an opportunity for local law enforcement and citizens to come together to create safer neighborhoods by encouraging community participation and raising awareness about public safety. Dedham Police have partnered with a number of civic groups in Dedham to support this initiative and build community relationships.

Several festivities are planned throughout the city from August 1 to August 10, 2022. Citizens are also asked to keep their lights on until 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday August 2, 2022 to visually represent Dedham’s commitment to light for neighborhoods safer. The following civic groups are participating in the planned events: Mother Brook Community Group, Manor Neighborhood Association, Oakdale Square Alliance, Riverdale Neighborhood Association and the Dedham Coalition for Equity and Inclusion.

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“We are very pleased to be taking part in National Night Out for an 11th year,” said Dedham Police Chief Michael d’Entremont. “We are grateful to be able to join members of the community for summer fun that also fosters positive police-community relations.

“Community participation was once again tremendous and we continue to evolve the schedule to include exciting new events,” he continued. “As in previous years, we are partnering with several civic groups, municipal services and local businesses to reach as many citizens as possible. We hope to build on the success and positive energy generated by the various groups to make neighborhoods more Dedham safer and more welcoming for all.”

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Board Member James MacDonald added: “As Chairman of the Board, I would be delighted to issue a proclamation, along with my fellow Board Members, which officially proclaims Tuesday, August 2, 2022 as a national night in Dedham. This program is a way to strengthen police and community partnerships and celebrate all the great work done by law enforcement. Each year, this event grows in popularity and brings the community together. a particular way.

Below is the schedule of events for National Night Out 2022. Most of the events listed below are designed to be child-friendly and family-focused, and all events are free and open to anyone interested in supporting this public safety initiative.

MONDAY August 1 – Oakdale Square Ice Cream Social

TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Oakdale Square Common, Oakdale Square

DESCRIPTION: Join your friends and neighbors for socializing and ice cream on the Common in Oakdale Square. Enjoy FREE sundaes with a variety of toppings! Meet the Norfolk County Sheriff’s comfort dog, “Eddie.” Plus, kids’ activities, outdoor games, entertainment and fun community connections.

TUESDAY, August 2 – Story time for children (public safety theme)

TIME: 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Dedham Public Library, 43 Church Street.

DESCRIPTION: Join staff at Dedham Public Library and Blue Bunny Books & Toys with Dedham Police Officers to hear fun and informative safety-focused stories and teach kids valuable lessons. Staff will provide materials for a children’s craft to take home.

TUESDAY August 2 – Lawn Games at Endicott Estate

TIME: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

LOCATION: Endicott Estate, 656 East Street.

DESCRIPTION: Join the Dedham Coalition for Equity and Inclusion for a fun evening of lawn games on the estate grounds. All ages are welcome. Games will include Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Spike Ball and Ladder Ball!

TUESDAY August 2 – Outdoor movie night in Condon Park: featuring the adventure/fantasy animated film ‘Stellaluna’.

TIME: 6:30 p.m. (canoe rides on Mother Brook) 7-8 p.m. (hot dogs and popcorn) and feature film 8-9 p.m.

LOCATION: Condon Park, 184 Bussey Street, Dedham, MA

DESCRIPTION: Bring a chair, blanket, family, friends, and a flashlight to guide you to the park for a family movie (insect repellent is also recommended). Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available. Come see the magic of cinema under the stars. Arrive early and explore Mother Brook while enjoying a canoe ride sponsored by the Dedham Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with LL Bean.

WEDNESDAY August – Mansion Neighborhood Walk with Flashlight

TIME: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Quartier du Manoir – Meet at Terri’s Market, 12 Louise Road, Dedham, MA

DESCRIPTION: Enjoy an enlightening walk with your friends and family around the neighborhood. The walk will start at Terri’s Market and end at the new Trenton Road Playground where light refreshments including frozen treats will be available.

THURSDAY August 10 – Hot dog and ice cream night in the Riverdale neighborhood

TIME: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Riverdale School Grounds and Playground, 143 Needham Street, Dedham, MA

DESCRIPTION: Join your friends and neighbors for a no-kitchen night out with outdoor games for kids of all ages, hot dogs, and ice cream! The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Command Post will be available for exploration. Come say hello to your neighbors! All ages are welcome.

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