by Charles McGuigan
MacArthur Avenue’s National Night Out will be held rain or shine from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, August 6 in the 4000 block of MacArthur Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227. One of the largest events of its kind in the Richmond metro area, this annual event drew more than a thousand people last year to one of Bellevue’s two commercial strip. Sponsored by the Bellevue Merchants Association and the Richmond Police Department, it is an evening of fun activities—including the ever-popular misting tents.
The merchants of MacArthur offer a wide range of taste treats for kids and adults alike—root beer floats compliments of Once Upon a Vine; popcorn from snow cones at Decatur’s Garage; Key lime pie cups at the Mill on MacArthur; iced tea and cookies from Stir Crazy; paella from Demi’s Mediterranean Kitchen, and something equally sumptuous from Dot’s Back Inn; bite-size cookies and other sweets from Morsels; garlic knots from Zorba’s; popcorn from Classic Touch Cleaning and The Painting Class; chips and dip from Mi Jalisco; dog treats and a wading pool for your dogs from David Schieferstein and Teri Phipps; bottled water from Rich’s Stitches; watermelon from Little House Green Grocery; face painting from Paint Crazy; samples from Gallo Blanco Pizza + Things; activities at True North Yoga; chips and cookies from Paparazzi Jewelry & Accessories, and much, much more.
The Northside’s own Jonathan the Juggler will be on hand working his magic, along with the Northside YMCA and All Dog Adventures. It’s all family oriented and kid-friendly.