The annual National Night Out, America's Night Out Against Crime, is taking place today, Tuesday, August 7, all around the country — and throughout Central and East Brooklyn.
Close to 37.8 million neighbors across 16,124 communities will participate around the nation in the celebration of National Night Out. The annual summer event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watches in which police precincts across the United States organize anti-crime rallies with the participation of local business and civic organizations.
By hosting block parties, cookouts and other various community events paired with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits, National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
This year attendees can enjoy free food, games, prizes, music and more.
Check out the following NNO events and locations around Central and East Brooklyn taking place this year on Tuesday, August 7, rain or shine, and also take a look at our gallery for fliers from the precincts:
67TH PRECINCT - Flatbush
Join the 67th Precinct on Rutland Road, between E 94 Street and E 95th Street, for a great opportunity to meet your local police officers and learn about free programs offered by the NYPD. 6:30pm - 9:00pm.
68TH PRECINCT— East New York/E. Flatbush
Join the 68th Precinct and Precinct Council at Shore Road and 79th Street, 6:00pm — 9:00pm. The annual concert this year features Alive 'N' Kickin. Plus there will be free food, free rides and lots of giveaways!
71ST PRECINCT— Crown Heights
Join the 71st Precinct is hosting its National Night Out at Maple Street, between Bedford Avenue to Rogers Avenue, 4:00pm — 8:00pm. For more information, please contact Karl Cohen, president of the 71st Precinct Community Council at 917-952-3308 or email@example.com; Det. Martinos at vincent.Martinos@NYPD.org or P.O. Skyers at Taisha.Skyers@NYPD.org.
73RD PRECINCT— Brownsville
Join the 73rd Precinct at Betsy Head Park for a fun day with live music and giveaways starting at 12:00pm, followed by Movies Under the Stars featuring Black Panther at 6:00pm.
75TH PRECINCT - East New York
From 2:00pm - 8:00pm, the 75th Precinct will take over Robert E. Venable Park at 1411 Sutter Avenue. Come out and meet your neighbors for this fun community event.
77TH PRECINCT - Crown Heights
The 77th Precinct is hosting its National Night out at Brower Park, between St. Marks Avenue and Park Place, 11:00am - 8:00pm. Come out to enjoy live performances by Kooda B, 2 Milly, Bea Montgomery's Classic Soul Legends and more.
79TH PRECINCT - Bedford Stuyvesant
The 79th Precint is taking over Restoration Plaza at Herkimer Street, between Brooklyn Avenue and New York Avenue, 2:00pm - 8:00pm.
81ST PRECINCT - Bedford Stuyvesant
Join the 81st Precinct at P.S. 267 at 800 Gates Avenue, from 11:00am - 8:00pm, for music, food, giveaways and more.
83RD PRECINCT - Bushwick
The 83rd Precinct hopes to see the community at Maria Hernandez Park, at Knickerbocker Avenue and Starr Street Tuesday, at 5:00pm.
88TH PRECINCT - Fort Greene/ Clinton Hill
The 88th Precinct is hosting its National Night Out at Fort Greene Park, Dekalb Avenue and Washington Park, from 12:00pm - 7:00pm.