July 26, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
Police precincts throughout Queens and across the city will celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime next Tuesday evening.
Each precinct in Queens has an event planned where police officers will join residents to celebrate the neighborhood that they serve.
Residents will get a chance to meet personnel from local police precincts. The NYPD hopes the event will help cops improve their relationship with the public—and in doing so help combat crime.
Many precincts will be offering free food and music, while other precincts will also offer face painting and games.
The National Night Out Against Crime, founded by the National Association of Town Watch, takes place annually in localities across the U.S. and Canada on the first Tuesday of August.
Sunnyside/Long Island City (108th Precinct)
The 108th Precinct event will be at Andrews Grove Park, located on 49th Avenue, between Vernon Boulevard and 5th Street.
The activities, which will take place between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., will include refreshments, a performance by the Sunnyside Drum Corps and a DJ.
Astoria (114th Precinct)
The 114th Precinct event will take place on the Great Lawn in Astoria Park between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South from 5 to 8 p.m. It will feature horse rides, hot dogs, pizza, and a clown show.
Jackson Heights (115th Precinct)
The 115th Precinct will hold its gathering at Northern Playground, off Northern Boulevard between 93rd and 94th Streets. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The celebration will feature rides, raffles, food and music by Police Officer Neil Sinckler.
Corona (110th Precinct)
The 110th Precinct event will be at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 111th Street and 56th Avenue between 4 and 8 p.m. Plans are still being drafted but activities are likely to include face painting, food including candy, and a live DJ.
Queens Village (105th Precinct)
The 105th Precinct will host its event at Cambria Park, between Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Avenue. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. The precinct will offer free food, music and family fun.
Fresh Meadows (107th Precinct)
The celebrations for the 107th Precinct will take take place at Electchester Shopping Center, located at 70-63 Parsons Blvd., between 2 and 6 p.m. Residents can expect music, barbeque food, games and other types of entertainment.
Flushing/Whitestone (109th Precinct)
The 109th Precinct will host its festivities at Bowe Playground, located between Barclay Avenue and Union Street from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees can enjoy free rides, food, entertainment, and raffles.
Bayside (111th Precinct)
The 111th Precinct will hold its community get-together at the Douglaston Shopping Center, located at 242-02 61st Ave., from 6 to 9:00 p.m. There will be free food, prizes, a clown performance and a DJ.
Forest Hills (112th Precinct)
The 112th Precinct will be holding its event at MacDonald Park, between 69th Road and 70th Avenue from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The celebration will include games, food and a live DJ.