BY EDUARDO ALFONZO AND ROBERT POZARYCKI
In their annual effort to build a stronger bond with the communities they serve, the NYPD will host “National Night Out Against Crime” events across Queens and the rest of New York City this Tuesday night, Aug. 7.
The block party-style events include fun events for the whole family, including games, food, entertainment, music and much more. Members of each precinct will also be on hand to greet residents in a show of support and mutual cooperation.
The National Night Out Against Crime, held every year on the first Tuesday of August, involves events in thousands of communities across the U.S. and Canada aimed at promoting strong ties between police officers and the communities they serve. The NYPD coordinates the local National Night Out events in cooperation with the National Association of Town Watch, the organization that founded the event.
As noted, the National Night Out events in Queens — scheduled to take place rain or shine on Aug. 7 — are as follows:
100th Precinct (Rockaway Beach)
The 100th Precinct’s Night Out takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. along Beach 95th Street between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Shore Front Parkway. Activities includes face painting, children activities, refreshments and crime prevention information.
101st Precinct (Far Rockaway)
Enjoy some fun and games as the 101st Precinct celebrates its National Night Out from 3 to 7 p.m. at O’Donohue Park, located at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard. The event features activities like carnival rides, entertainment, food, talent show, and sports tournaments.
102nd Precinct (Forest Park)
Come and interact with neighbors, community members, and local businesses at the 102nd Precinct’s Night Out, which takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Forest Park’s Victory Field, located at the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue. Activities will include giveaways, refreshments, children activities and much more.
103rd Precinct (Jamaica)
Enjoy some barbecue and bounce houses, face painting, food, fun and more as the 103rd Precinct gathers together to celebrate their night out from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rufus King Park, located at 89th Avenue and 150th Street in Jamaica. Guests young and old can also enjoy karate demonstrations, vendors and a live DJ.
104th Precinct (Middle Village)
Join the 104th Precinct for an enjoyable evening of community spirit and entertainment from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Juniper Valley Park, located on 80th Street between Juniper Boulevards North and South in Middlle Village. Some of the fun activities include dance classes, giveaways, rides, concert, health screenings and refreshments.
105th Precinct (Cambria Heights)
Come to Cabbell Park for the 105th Precinct’s Night out from 5 to 9 p.m. at the corner of 121st Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard. The precinct will have plenty of music and rides for guests to enjoy, among other fun activities.
106th Precinct (South Ozone Park)
Join the 106th Precinct and city officials as they gather together to celebrate National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. at Police Officer Edward Byrne Park, located on 135th Avenue near North Conduit Avenue in South Ozone Park. There will be games and activities for kids, and lots of information on ways to work with the NYPD to keep the neighborhood safe.
107th Precinct (Pomonok)
Head over to the Electchester Shopping Center to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime from 7 to 10 p.m. Join the 107th Precinct for a night filled with face painting, carnival games, refreshments, and a DJ. Plus, there’s a blood drive for anyone who to help out even more.
108th Precinct (Woodside)
Spend some time with your friends and neighbors at the 108th Precinct’s Night out, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Big Bush Park, located on Laurel Hill Boulevard between 61st and 64th Streets. Come and enjoy an afternoon filled with bouncy castles, games, refreshments, giveaways, pony rides, face painting, DJ and much more!
109th Precinct (Flushing)
Head to Maple Playground for the 109th Precinct’s Night out from 5 to 8 p.m., located at the corner of Maple Avenue and Kissena Boulevard in Flushing. Activities include face painting, games, food, entertainment, and crime prevention information.
110th Precinct (Corona)
Come and celebrate the 110th Precinct’s Night Out at Flushing Meadows Corona Park from 4 to 8 p.m. near the park’s entrance on 111th Street between 54th and 55th avenues. The fun activities includes a back pack and school supply giveaway, face painting and magic, raffles, free food and refreshments, a softball tournament and more.
111th Precinct (Douglaston)
Come and learn how the 111th Precinct keeps your neighborhood safe and protected during the Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Douglaston Shopping Center on the rooftop above the Fairway supermarket located at 242-02 61st Ave. Activities include bouncy castles, hotdogs, DJ, clowns, giveaways and beverages.
112th Precinct (Forest Hills)
Come to MacDonald Park and see why the 112th Precinct’s Night Out is special to many people. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in front of MacDonald Park, at the corner of Queens and Yellowstone boulevards. Join in for some activities like children’s craft, DJ, performances and a tennis club exercise.
113th Precinct (South Jamaica)
Join the 113th Precinct for its National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 10 p.m. at Baisley Pond Park, located at the corner of 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard. The fun includes a dancing contest, a demonstration by the Federation of Black Cowboys, raffles, board games and refreshments.
114th Precinct (Astoria)
Come one and all for the 114th Precinct’s special Night Out in Astoria from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Great Lawn of Astoria Park, along Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South. Activities include pony rides, dunk tanks, face painting, refreshments and clowns!
115th Precinct (Jackson Heights)
Enjoy the 115th Precinct’s Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. at Northern Playground, located on Northern Boulevard between 93rd and 94th Streets in Jackson Heights. There will be games and activities for kids such as music, face painting, bouncy rides and more.
Editor’s note: An earlier version had incorrect information about the National Night Out event for the 109th Precinct. The correct information is now listed in the article. We apologize for any confusion which may have resulted.