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Spend Evening with the Cops

At Nat’l Night Out Events In NYC

Hoping to bolster the relationship between police and the communities which they serve, local residents will once again gather together with New York’s Finest for an evening of funfilled activities and safety lessons at National Night Out Against Crime events scheduled around the Times Newsweekly’s coverage area this Tuesday night, Aug. 7.

Set to take place rain or shine, the free events typically feature games, amusement rides, arts and crafts, dance performances, musical acts, refreshments, health screenings and other activities for residents of all ages to enjoy. Neighbors will also have the opportunity to meet and greet ranking members of their local police precincts and learn more about their ongoing efforts to combat crime and keep the city safe.

Elected officials and other members of city government also drop by local National Night Out events to show their support of local police and the community.

National Night Out Against Crime is a campaign taking place in 49 of the 50 states (Texas will hold their event in October) and in Canada. Last year, more than 37 million people in over 15,000 communities participated in the event, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

Each of the precinct’s in the Times Newsweekly coverage area will be hosting National Night Out events as follows:

104th Precinct, Ridgewood

Co-sponsored by the Ridgewood YMCA, the 104th Precinct will hold their National Night Out event on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mafera Park, located off the intersection of 65th Street and 68th Avenue, about three blocks away from the precinct’s stationhouse.

For more information, call Police Officers Thomas Bell or Tony Jimenez of the 104th Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 1-718-386- 2431.

83rd Precinct, Bushwick

Free refreshments and performances will be part of the 83rd Precinct’s National Night Out which will occur from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday night at Maria Hernandez Park, located on Knickerbocker Avenue between Suydam and Starr streets.

Contact Police Officers Damarys Franco or Stacy Cubells of the 83rd Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 1-718-574-1697 for further details.

102nd Precinct, Richmond Hill

The 102nd Precinct, in conjunction with Fidelis Care, will offer a variety of fun activities and demonstrate Police Department programs during their National Night Out from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday night at the Buddy Memorial in Forest Park, located at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South.

For more information, call Police Officers Joseph Martins or Jose Severino of the 102nd Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 1-718-805-3215.

106th Precinct, Howard Beach

Officers from the 106th Precinct will meet and greet residents attending their National Night Out celebration on Tuesday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at P.S. 232’s Harold Schneidervestment man Playground, located at 153-23 83rd St.

Call Police Officers Kenneth Zorn or Brenda Bratcher of the 106th Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 1-718-845-2228 for further details.

108th Precinct, Long Island City

All are invited to take part in the 108th Precinct’s annual National Night Out on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at John Andrews Playground, located on 49th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and Fifth Street, adjacent to the 108th Precinct’s stationhouse.

Readers can find more information about the event by calling Police Officers Louis Sorrentino or Luis Diaz of the 108th Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 1-718-784-5420.

110th Precinct, Corona

Free food, amusement rides and even a softball tournament will be part of the program at the 110th Precinct’s National Night Out event which will kick off on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. near the Queens Zoo at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located off the intersection of 111th Street and 52nd Avenue.

For additional information, call P.O. Janine Rivera of the 110th Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 1-718-476-9310.

112th Precinct, Forest Hills

Guests will enjoy free food, music and prize raffles at the 112th Precinct Precinct’s Night Out event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at MacDonald Park, located at the corner of Queens and Yellowstone boulevards.

In the event of inclement weather, the festivities will be held at the nearby Forest Hills Jewish Center, located at 106-06 Queens Blvd.

Contact Police Officers Gigi Redzematovic or Thomas Rang of the 112th Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 1-718-520-9321 for more information.

114th Precinct, Astoria

Crime prevention tips for adults and fun activities for children will be part of the agenda at the 114th Precinct’s National Night out on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Great Lawn of Astoria Park, located on Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Shore Road.

For more information, call P.O. Edwin Negron of the 114th Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 1-718- 626-9327.

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