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Where To Celebrate National Night Out In Your Neighborhood Tomorrow

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National Night Out 70th Precinct, 2016. (Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)

Tomorrow, August 1, marks the NYPD’s annual National Night Out event, where precincts throughout the city throw a massive block party to strengthen police-community relations.

The annual event, held in thousands of precincts nationwide, aims to build awareness about crime prevention and help neighbors get to know their local officers, including the commanding officer, patrol officers, neighborhood coordination officers, crime prevention and youth officers, plus community organizations, businesses, and politicians.

And because National Night Out is a family-friendly celebration, it turns into a massive block party with games, rides, live music, performances, food, police trucks, and tables featuring info about community organizations and safety. This year some parties include giant bouncy houses, ice cream, free food, petting zoos, and more!

“The community gets to see us in a human aspect and on a personal level to bridge the gap of communication between law enforcement and the community,” said Deputy Inspector James Palumbo at the 70th Precinct outing last summer.

62nd Precinct NNO, 2014. (Photo via Ned Berke)

Check out this list of 13 popular National Night Out events throughout southern, central and northern Brooklyn, and get ready for a summer blowout:

60th Precinct: Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Seagate, parts of Gravesend
Where: Precinct station at 2951 West 8th St
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 5pm to 8pm

61st Precinct: Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend
Where: 61st Precinct courtyard, 2575 Coney Island Avenue
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 5pm to 8pm
Features: Music, rides, food, ice cream, antique car shows, Fedya the clown, and NY Cosmos soccer team players!

62nd Precinct: Bensonhurst, Bath Beach
Where: Precinct station, 1925 Bath Ave
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 6pm to 9pm
Features: Food, music, rides, and more

NNO, 66th precinct. (Photo by Jole Carliner/BKLYNER)

66th Precinct: Kensington, Boro Park, parts of Midwood and Sunset Park
Where: Precinct station, 5822 16th Ave
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 5pm to 9pm
Features: Bouncy houses, rides, games, free food and drinks, petting zoo and giveaways

67th Precinct: East Flatbush
Where: 1403 New York Ave
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 7pm to 9pm

68th Precinct: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton
Where: Shore Road Park, 78th Street & Shore Road
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 6pm to 9pm
Features: Food, rides, giveaways, and a performance by Head Over Heels

70th Precinct NNO, Parade grounds 2016. (Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)

70th Precinct: Ditmas Park, Flatbush, parts of Midwood
Where: Parade Grounds at Caton Ave & Argyle Road
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Features: Music, rides, food, family activities

71st Precinct: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights
Where: Lefferts between Nostrand & Rogers Avenues
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 4pm to 8pm
Features: Free entertainment, rides, food, and more

72nd Precinct: Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace, South Slope
Where: Sunset Park soccer fields, 6th Ave between 41st and 44th Streets
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 4pm to 8pm

76th Precinct: Carroll Gardens, Red Hook
Where: Coffey Park, Pioneer Street from Richards to Dwight streets
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 3pm to 7pm

NYPD Lt. Acu Rhodes spins at NNO, 2015. (Photo by Shannon Geis/BKLYNER)

78th Precinct: Park Slope, Gowanus, Prospect Park
Where: Grand Army Plaza, Flatbush Ave and Eastern Parkway
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 6pm to 8pm

84th Precinct: Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown Brooklyn
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park pier 5, BBQ area
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 5pm to 9pm

88th Precinct: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
Where: Fort Greene Park, DeKalb Ave & Washington
When: Tuesday, August 1 from 11am to 7pm

Didn’t see your neighborhood listed? Check out the full list of events throughout the five boros here. Not sure where your precinct is? Check out the NYPD map here.

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