MVT CID Co-Hosts National Night Out with MOAPIA and MPD

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Washington, DC – July 27, 2016 – The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) announces it will partner with the Mayor’s Office on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs and the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Special Liaison Division to host National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at 5th & K Streets, NW on the Laz parking lot. The annual event, celebrated in cities throughout the United States and in every police district in Washington, DC, generates support for, and participation in, local anti-crime and emergency preparedness programs and strengthens neighborhood spirit.

Speakers will include:

David Do, Director, DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Commander Robert Contee, First District Commander, MPD

Captain Cheryl Crawley, Special Liaison Division, MPD

Kenyattah Robinson, President & CEO, MVT CID

MVT CID President & CEO, Kenyattah Robinson, spoke to the importance of National Night Out, saying, “National Night Out brings together residents, District agencies and first responders in a celebration of our community and the strong ties that unite us. Strong partnerships are vital to the MVT CID’s ability to serve its stakeholders, which is why we are excited to host this fun, relevant and timely event dedicated to building the productive type of deep, meaningful relationships that allow everyone to feel safe and supported in our community.” The MVT CID extends its appreciation to Boston Properties and Steuart Investments for their donation of the event venue.

The event will feature free dessert tastings from Le Pain Quotidien, freezer pops for kids and frozen yogurt treats for pups courtesy Anytime K9; gimbap rolls from Mandu; as well as food available for sale from other local Mount Vernon Triangle restaurants including menu items from Alta Strada; grilled skewers, cheese bread and drinks from Texas de Brazil; and caramel popcorn and ice cream sandwiches from A Baked Joint.

Free, family-friendly activities will include a moon bounce, face painting, fire engine and police car exploration and the second MVT Tunes in the Triangle concert featuring the unique and eclectic sounds of singer and songwriter, Alison Carney.

Any changes due to weather will be announced through Twitter @mvtcid and Facebook if needed. Tunes in the Triangle concerts are sponsored by the MVT CID and produced by OnTap Productions, with in-kind support provided by Boston Properties and Steuart Investments.

About The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is a private, nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for all members of the community including residents, visitors, business owners, and property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Downtown DC. The Mount Vernon Triangle is considered to be one of Washington DC’s best examples of a mixed-use community, a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the City—both geographically and culturally. Its boundaries include 17 blocks within the East End of downtown Washington, D.C., bordered by Seventh Street to the west, Massachusetts Avenue to the south, New York Avenue to the north and New Jersey Avenue to the east. The Mount Vernon Triangle is a welcoming, authentic, and centered neighborhood that mirrors the City’s unique mix of historic and modern buildings, longtime and new residents, and diverse cultures, restaurants, and urban experiences. For more information, we invite you to explore our website at or follow us on Facebook at, Twitter @MVTCID, Instagram and Flickr