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National Night Out Against Crime returns to Queens next week

108th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

108th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime 2022 (Photo by Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Jul. 26, 2023 By John Schilling

Next Tuesday, Aug. 1, the annual National Night Out Against Crime event will return to the many NYPD precincts across New York City. 

This year, the National Night Out Against Crime will celebrate 40 years since it was established by Matt Peskin in Philadelphia in 1984 when the event was celebrated on the front porches of 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states.

Since then, National Night Out Against Crime has grown to thousands of communities in all 50 states with precinct-hosted block parties, crime prevention information, and other festivities for all ages. Among the celebrating precincts are the 16 precincts in Queens.

See how your precinct is celebrating:

100th Precinct (Rockaway Beach)

Location: Beach 94th/95th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd. 

Time: 4 to 8 p.m.

Join the 100th Precinct for an evening of free food, rides, raffles, music, performances, and more at this event co-sponsored by Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz’s Office. 

101st Precinct (Far Rockaway)

Location: O’Donohue Park, Beach 17th Street & the Boardwalk

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

Head to the eastern side of the peninsula and celebrate with the 101st Precinct with snacks, drinks, games, music and more.

102nd Precinct (Glendale)

Location: Victory Field, Woodhaven Boulevard & Myrtle Avenue

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy cotton candy, ice cream, kosher options, and tons of giveaways with the 102nd Precinct. 

103rd Precinct (Jamaica)

Location: Rufus King Park, 89th Avenue Between 150th Street and 153rd Street

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Join the 103rd Precinct for an evening of food and fun, featuring a DJ, raffles, and more.

104th Precinct (Middle Village)

Location: Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street entrance, between Juniper Boulevard North to Juniper Boulevard South.

Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Listen to music from the ShadeTree Mechanics Band, shop from community vendors, and take advantage of health screenings with the 104th Precinct. 

Council Member Robert Holden attending the National Night Out Against Crime at Juniper Valley Park. (Photo by Kevin Ryan)

105th Precinct (Floral Park)

Location: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy

Time: 5 to 9 p.m.

Head to Eastern Queens for an evening of free food, music, and family fun with the 105th Precinct.

106th Precinct (South Ozone Park)

Location: Frederick B. Judge Playground, 111-01 134th Street

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy giveaways, games, and refreshments with the 106th Precinct in South Queens.

107th Precinct (Fresh Meadows)

Location: Electchester Shopping Center, 70-63 Parsons Blvd.

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Join the 107th Precinct for an evening of face painting, carnival games, refreshments, and more.

108th Precinct (Long Island City)

Location: Andrews Grove Park, 49th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 5th Street

Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Listen to “family-fare tunes,” jump in a bouncy castle, get your face painted, and enjoy free food with the 108th Precinct.

109th Precinct (Flushing)

Location: Bowne Playground, Barclay Avenue & Union Street

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

There will be games, food, face painting, entertainment, and more at this event with the 109th Precinct.

Officers from the 109th Precinct join the community in Flushing for games, cotton candy and rides for the kids last summer. (Photo by Carlotta Mohamed)

110th Precinct (Corona)

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park near Queens Zoo, 111th Street & 56th Avenue

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Head to the fourth-largest park in New York City for a BBQ, raffles, giveaways, rides, a bouncy house, and more with the 110th Precinct.

Community members enjoyed some rides celebrating National Night Out with the 110th Precinct in 2022. (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann)

111th Precinct (Douglaston)

Location: Douglaston Shopping Center, 242-02 61st Ave. & Douglaston Parkway

Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy hotdogs and dance to music at this event with the 111th Precinct, featuring giveaways, clowns, a bouncy castle, and more.

Local officers receive recognition from the mayor’s office last year. (Photo by
Ethan Marshall)

112th Precinct (Forest Hills)

Location: MacDonald Park, In Front of 106-06 Queens Boulevard

Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Join officers from the 112th Precinct for a BBQ and free entertainment at this event in the park.

113th Precinct (Jamaica)

Location: Baisley Pond Park, Baisley Boulevard.

Time: 4 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy food, music, games, awards, face painting and dance fitness at this event with the 113th Precinct.

Mayor Eric Adams gives out proclamations to local officers from the 113th Precinct in 2022. (Photo by Bruce Adler)

114th Precinct (Astoria)

Location: Astoria Park, Great Lawn, 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Head to the Great Lawn for an evening of pony rides, face painting, clowns, refreshments, and more with the 114th Precinct.

115th Precinct (Jackson Heights)

Location: Northern Playground, Northern Boulevard and 93rd Street

Time: 3 to 6 p.m.

Celebrate with the 115th Precinct and enjoy music, food, face painting, bouncy rides, and more at this event.

Note: Times, locations and activities may be subject to change. For further information and updates, head to your local precinct’s social media pages.

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