National Night Out: A community building campaign to promote safety in local neighborhoods

Tuesday August 7 was National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

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Events were held at more than 70 locations around New York City, including in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where local business, Broadway Stages, sponsored the evening’s activities.

The Greenpoint National Night Out event was in support of the local 94th Precinct. Broadway Stages brought in a carnival game (a water-skill shot), cotton candy machine, spin art, balloon animals, face painting, bouncy castle, rock climbing wall, an ice cream truck and BBQ food for over 700 people. CEO Gina Argento went to work, serving attendees hotdogs and burgers as they lined up for food. Other Broadway Stages employees were on hand to assist with the evening’s activities.

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Captain William E. Glynn, commanding officer of the 94th Precinct took part in his first National Night Out with his new precinct, handing out awards and citations to a number of attendees and local businesses for outstanding work within the community, including Broadway Stages. Also in attendance were Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol and District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.

Overall, the night was a huge success with hundreds of local Greenpoint residents coming out to enjoy the food, activities and company of their local NYPD precinct. Despite the heavy rain towards the end of the evening, this was another successful year at the 94th Precinct’s National Night Out sponsored by Broadway Stages.

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