Suffolk County police cruiser.
Suffolk County police cruiser.

Nassau and Suffolk county police are inviting the public to events Tuesday evening aimed at fostering community relationships to help prevent crime as a part of the annual National Night Out Against Crime.

The festivities include weapons safety lessons and demonstrations, Child Safety Information and ID Kits, guest speakers as well as free food and entertainment.

The National Association of Town Watch sponsors the events on the first Tuesday in August in an effort to promote crime prevention programs and cultivate relationships between neighborhood precincts, local business owners and civic groups.

National Night Out has evolved into a nationwide campaign including over 37 million people from all 50 states since 1984.

In Suffolk, five of the seven precincts will be hosting the following events:
First Precinct: Wyandanch Park, 792 Mount Ave., Wyandanch, 4-8 p.m.
Second Precinct: Manor Field, East 5th Street, Huntington Station, 2-6 p.m.
Third Precinct: Target Store parking lot, 838 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore, 5:30-8 p.m.
Fourth Precinct: Target Store parking, 98 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Commack, 5-8 p.m.
Fifth Precinct: Martha Avenue Park, Martha Avenue, North Bellport, 6 p.m.

In Nassau County, four of the former eight precincts will be hosting the following 11 events:
First Precinct: Cow Meadow Park, Freeport, 7-9 p.m. and Veteran’s Memorial Park, East Meadow Ave. and Prospect Ave., East Meadow, 7-9 p.m.
Second Precinct: Target Store, 3850 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, 6-9:30 p.m. and Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay.
Third Precinct: Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park on Grace Ave., Great Neck Plaza 6-9:30 p.m. and Williston Park Village Gazebo, Hillside Ave. and Concord St., 6 p.m., Westbury/New Cassel parade starts at the Salvation Army, 992 Prospect Ave. in New Cassel at 5 p.m.
Fourth Precinct: Cedarhurst Park, Cedarhurst Ave. and Summit Ave., 6-10 p.m., Dutch Broadway Park, 2161 Dutch Bwy., Elmont, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Echo Park on Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead, 6-10 p.m.


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