National Night Out is a nation-wide community-building event held around the country on the first Tuesday in August. Law enforcement officers and neighbors get together to enjoy a cook-out and conversation.
The 2022 NNO event took place in Trinity Park on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Thanks to long-time TP events organizer Steve Falzarano for planning the festivities, bringing pizza, snacks, and drinks, and grilling up hot dogs for the ~75 people who attended. Several Durham police officers came to the event and spoke with community members, while enjoying the hospitality of TPNA volunteers. Many families, both new to the area and lifers, came to the park, and the playground rang with the sounds of excited children. Meanwhile Julia Borbely-Brown collected school supplies for Durham Public Schools as part of the “Fill That Bus —Crayons2Calculators” drive. Many bags were filled with pencils, rulers, notebooks, crayons, and more. All enjoyed the return to normalcy and getting a chance to chat with neighbors.