Today: 61st Precinct’s 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

It’s that time of year again, boys and girls: The 61st Precinct is inviting everyone in the community to attend its “29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime,” a family-friendly get-together with delicious food, giant inflatable amusements, music and entertainment.

The gathering, whose purpose is to show criminals that the streets belong to the people, will be held tonight, August 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. behind the precinct’s stationhouse, 2575 Coney Island Avenue. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, local elected officials and community leaders, and enjoy some fun in the sun.

To explain the event last year, Daniel T. Allen, now a WNYC reporter, produced the video above, narrated by Kenan Tashkent, the first vice president of the 61st Precinct Community Council and an NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer.

The event is free and open to all ages. For more, call (718) 627-6847. Also, don’t miss all of our coverage from previous years’ events.

Correction (12:00 p.m.): The original version of this post mistakenly indicated that the event was August 2. Our apologies – it was a typo and has been corrected.

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