On August 2, 2011, 25 Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including California-Kirkbride, Fineview and Deutschtown will participate in the annual National Night Out program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch organization.

The purpose of these events is to raise community awareness of safety issues and establish neighborhood watch training for communities want to be active in dealing with crime.

The events hoped to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and “send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back,” according to City Council.

Activities will include picnics, porch parties, games for children and much more.