Friday, July 28, 2017


                      National Night Out Against Crime, 70th Precinct
                      Tuesday, August 1st, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Join the 70th Precinct and the 70th Precinct Community Council at the Prospect Park Parade Ground for National Night Out Against Crime.

Meet leaders and personnel from the 70th precinct and interact with neighbors, community members, and local businesses with the common goal of partnership and safety.

Enjoy a free, child-friendly evening of BBQ, rides, games, face painting, giveaways, and other activities.

Get useful crime prevention tips to keep you, your home, and your neighborhood safe. 

Have your cell phone, bicycle, and iPod etched for identification purposes.

The 34th Annual National Night Out Against Crime will take place on Tuesday, August 1st, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Parade Ground is at Caton Avenue and Argyle Road.

For more information, contact the 70th Precinct Community Affairs Office at (718) 851-5557. 

This event is held annually on the first Tuesday in August.

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.