NYPD police precincts throughout Queens will, as always, be participating in National Night Out Against Crime, which will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4.
The evening is celebrated nationwide as an event that brings neighbors together. People in neighborhoods all over the country will gather and turn their porch lights on as a symbol of people standing up to crime.
Police are inviting residents to designated parks throughout the borough for an evening of family entertainment and community outreach.
The 102nd Precinct will host its event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Buddy Memorial Center in Forest Park, located at the intersection of Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue. There will be free food and entertainment, as well as a raffle for a bicycle and school supplies.
The Richmond Hill East Business Persons Corp., also in the 102nd Precinct, will host an event of its own from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jamaica Avenue between 123rd and 124th streets.
The 103rd Precinct is sponsoring festivities from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Rufus King Park on Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica between 150th and 153rd streets. Entertainment, food and children’s activities will be free, along with information on personal safety and crime prevention.
The 104th Precinct will meet in Juniper Valley Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. Along with the usual food, activities and crime prevention information, the Juniper Park Civic Association will host a concert with the classic rock band Generations.
The 105th Precinct will host residents from 5 to 9 p.m. at Frederick Cabbell Park/Cambria Playground, located at Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Avenue in Cambria Heights.
The 106th Precinct is inviting its guests to be in Police Officer Edward Byrne Park on 135th Avenue in South Ozone Park from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be free food, music and giveaways.
The 107th Precinct will hold its event at the Electchester Shopping Center at 158-11 Harry Van Ardsdale Jr. Ave. from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, food, a DJ, dancing and face painting.
Over in the 108th Precinct, people will gather at Louis Windmuller Park’s Lawrence Virgilio Playground from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be children’s rides, entertainment and free food. The park is at 52nd Street and 39th Avenue in Woodside.
The 109th Precinct will be gathering from 5 to 9 p.m. at PS 20 at 142-30 Barclay Avenue in Flushing. There will be food, entertainment, a DJ, face painting, pony rides and games for children.
The 110th Precinct will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. at Flushing Meadows Corona Park near the entrance at 111th Street between 54th and 55th avenues. Aside from food and entertainment, the evening will include information on crime prevention and child safety, a petting zoo courtesy of the Queens Zoo, and a softball game between police and employees from the Queens Center mall.
The 111th Precinct is welcoming visitors to the upper level of the Douglaston Plaza Shopping Center. Games, prizes, raffles, entertainment and food are free.
The 112th Precinct’s event is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills, with free food and entertainment. The park is located on Queens Boulevard between Yellowstone Boulevard and 70th Road.
The 113th Precinct will meet in Baisley Pond Park in South Jamaica from 6 to 9 p.m.. There will be free food and entertainment, rides and activities for children, plus raffles and giveaways.
The 114th Precinct celebration will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Astoria Park’s Great Lawn between Shore and Ditmars boulevards
The 115th Precinct event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at Northern Playground, located in Jackson Heights on Northern Boulevard between 93rd and 94th Streets. Bouncy houses and lots of food will be accompanied by a clown and a DJ.