National Night Out Against Crime tonight

On Tuesday, August 2 the 13th Precinct Community Council will host the 28th annual Night Out Against Crime event. The event will take place in the playground behind JHS 104 on Second Avenue and 20th Street from 5-8 p.m.

The Precinct Community Councils were established more than 60 years ago in order to encourage community involvement in both public safety and quality of life conditions and to enhance community relations between the local police and the people they serve.

Members of the community who serve as officers of the 13th Precinct Community Council begin the task of coordinating this annual event several months in advance in order to bring a wide array of businesses, organizations and agencies together with community residents and local law enforcement for an evening of education, entertainment, information and fun.

The participant list, which is still growing, includes various offices within the NYPD as well as representatives from Community Board 6, the Midtown East-Stuyvesant CERT team, Beth Israel’s Karpas Health Information Center, M&T Bank, the Manhattan DA’s office, Bellevue Hospital and the NYS Public Service Commission.

In addition there will be three caricaturists, clowns and a bounce-around house for the kids as well as food and beverages from Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Met Foods, Sweet Olive and 7-Eleven.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Jo-Ann Polise at