Aug. 2, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
Police precincts throughout Queens and across the city will celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime Aug. 3.
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, music, bounce houses, 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.
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, a magic show, plus a special screening of Aladdin afterward. The movie will begin after sunset and is being presented by Central Astoria LDC.
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 3 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. The celebration will feature music by DJ Ronald and food.
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. In the past, the celebration has included children’s arts and crafts, performances and a tennis club exercise.
Sunnyside/Long Island City (108th Precinct)
The 108th Precinct event will be at Torsney/Lou Lodati Park, located on the corner of Skillman Avenue and 43rd 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, a DJ, and a number of information tables including ones operated by the Queens Public Library and NY State Unclaimed funds.
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. Activities are likely to include carnival rides, a bouncy house, barbecue, a DJ, and some raffles and giveaways.
Flushing (109th Precinct)
The 109th Precinct will host its festivities at Bowne Playground, adjacent to P.S. 20 on Barclay Avenue and Union Street. Attendees can enjoy carnival rides, food, entertainment and raffles between 5 and 8 p.m.
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. Free food, prizes, and other giveaways are up for grabs for attendees.
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 8 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 3 and 6 p.m. Residents can expect music, barbeque food, games and other types of entertainment.