MAP: The place to Have a good time Nationwide Night time Out in Central Brooklyn – Crown Heights – New York
78th District officials served free food at the National Night Out on August 7, 2012. Show full label
DNAinfo / Leslie Albrecht
BROOKLYN – Neighbors can get to know their local cops during the NYPD’s annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday in a series of Brooklyn events featuring belly dancers, waterslides, live music and more.
The annual event, which aims to raise awareness of crime prevention and strengthen relationships between police and community, takes place in all districts of the city.
The first event in Central Brooklyn begins at around 11:00 am in the 81st Ward of Bedford-Stuyvesant. More neighborhoods will follow throughout the afternoon, offering food, rides, freebies, games and other activities for the whole family.
Check out the map below to find an event near you:
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Crown Street between Bedford and Rogers Avenues
Enjoy free food, kids’ rides, and music in Ward 71, located in southern Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and hosted by the borough council.
► 77th district
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Brower Park, Kingston Avenue on Park Place
Belly dancers, double Dutch jump roping and an award ceremony in honor of local anti-violence activist Rev. Taharka Robinson are on the agenda for the all-day affair in the 77th district.
► 78th district
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
Head to Prospect Heights and Park Slope in one of Brooklyn’s most iconic public areas for an anti-violence rally.
► 79th district
2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Place, 1368 Fulton St.
Join Bed-Stuys officials for the fun and play at Restoration Plaza, hosted by the 79th ward and members of the ward’s ward council.
► 81st district
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Jackie Robinson Playground, Chauncey Street and Malcolm X Boulevard,
Bed-Stuy’s Eastern Ward has water slides and rides for children, as well as visits from community councilors like Robert Cornegy, Darlene Mealy, and others.
12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Betsy Head Park, Thomas S. Boyland Street and Dumont Avenue
Brownsville residents are invited to enjoy an afternoon of freebies, food, music, and more to bring police and neighbors together.