Nassau and Suffolk county police are inviting the public to visit most precincts Tuesday as a part of the 32nd annual National Night Out, an initiative designed to improve community relations.
Besides educating the public on crime prevention, Nassau and Suffolk police hope to strengthen neighborhood spirit as well as unite residents and police during the highly anticipated event—all while having fun.
“Last year we had a fantastic turnout off hundreds of local community members who stood up and, came out and supported their community,” said Nassau County Legis. Kevon Abrahams (D-Freeport), the Democratic minority leader. “I look forward to an even bigger and better event this year.”
Events inlcude music, bouncy houses, prizes, balloon animals, finger painting, vendors, games, free food and parades, depending upon the precinct.
Attendees will have the chance to speak with located elected officials and police officers about pertinent issues and services such as youth-related counseling.
Nassau County Schedule:
Uniondale Fire House, Van Ness Station, 154 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale. 6-9 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park Town Square, Prospect Ave., East Meadow. 8-9:30 p.m.
Beth-el AME Church, 420 N. Main St., Freeport. 6-8 p.m.
Oyster Bay Town Hall, Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay. 6-9 p.m.
Bridge Street , Glen Cove, 6-9 p.m.
Jonathan Ielpi Firefighters Park, Grace Ave., Great Neck Plaza. 6-9:30 p.m.
Martin “Bunky” Reid Park, corner Broadway of Railroad Street, New Cassel. 5-9 p.m.
Parade assembles at Broad and Brown streets in Williston Park and concludes in Kelleher Park. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Cedarhurst Park, corner of Cedarhurst and Summit avenues. 6-10 p.m.
Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream. 6-9 p.m.
John Burns Park, Massapequa. 7-9 p.m.
Suffolk County Schedule:
Manor Field Park. East 5th Street, Huntington Station. 5-8 p.m.
Target, 838 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore. 5-8 p.m.
Target, 98 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack. 5-8 p.m.
Target, 2975 Horseblock Rd., Medford. 5-8 p.m.