Monday, August 4, 2014


National Night Out 2014 Against Crime Across America
Tuesday, August 5th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The 66th Precinct's observance this year of the 31st National Night Out Against Crime will feature--for free--
  • food,
  • rides,
  • face-painting,
  • games,
  • giveaways,
  • cell phone, bicycle, and I-pod etching.

It will be held in P.S. 105 at 1031 59th Street by 10th Avenue.

The National Association of Town Watch introduced National Night Out--America's Night Out Against Crime--in 1984. The night's goals are to
  • heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  • generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts,
  • strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  • send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
In the 1970s, before the creation of National Night Out, people in several communities participated in a grass-roots effort to deter crime by turning on their porch lights, sitting outside, and talking with their neighbors.

For more information, contact the 66th Precinct Community Council Affairs Office at (718) 851-5601.

National Night Out Against Crime is held annually on the first Tuesday in August.