PERTH AMBOY – The city will host a National Night Out Against Crime celebration at Waters Stadium at Francis Street and Eagle Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6-9 p.m.
National Night Out is a police-community awareness-raising event, first held in 1984, that is generally celebrated on the first Tuesday of August. It is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada.
The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts, according to the Perth Amboy Police Department.
The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This year, events registered with the National Association of Town Watch are scheduled in the following New Jersey communities:
Aberdeen, Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Avalon, Bayonne, Beach Haven, Belleville, Bellmawr, Belvidere, Bergen Co., Bergenfield, Berkeley Heights, Berkeley Twp., Bernardsville, Blackwood, Blairstown, Blairstown Twp., Bloomfield, Bradley Beach, Brick, Bridgeton, Browns Mills, Burlington, Butler,
Camden, Cape May, Carteret, Chester, Cinnaminson, Clementon, Clifton, Commercial Twp., Cranbury Twp., Cranford, Deptford Twp., Dunellen, East Orange, East Rutherford, East Windsor, Edgewater, Edison, Egg Harbor Twp., Elizabeth, Elmwood Park, Englishtown, Evesham Twp., Ewing, Fair Haven, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fanwood, Farmingdale, Florham Park, Fort Lee, Freehold, Frenchtown,
Galloway Twp., Garfield, Glassboro, Glen Ridge, Gloucester Twp., Greenwich Twp., Hackensack, Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, Hamilton, Hamilton Twp., Hammonton, Harrison, Hawthorne, Highland Park, Hightstown, Hillsborough, Hoboken, Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., Irvington, Jersey City, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Landing, Laurel Springs, Lawnside, Lawrence Twp., Ledgewood, Leonia, Linwood, Little Falls, Little Ferry, Livingston Twp., Logan Twp., Lopatcong Twp., Lower Twp., Lumberton,
Madison, Magnolia, Mahwah, Manalapan Twp., Manchester, Manville, Maple Shade, Maplewood, Marlton, Matawan, Mays Landing, Maywood, Medford, Merchantville, Metuchen, Middle Twp., Middlesex, Middletown, Millville, Monmouth, Monmouth Co., Morganville, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, National Park, Neptune, New Brunswick, Newark, North Brunswick, North Plainfield, Northfield, Orange,
Passaic, Paterson, Pemberton Twp., Pennsauken, Perth Amboy, Phillipsburg, Pine Hill, Piscataway, Plainfield, Pohatcong Twp., Rahway, River Vale, Rockaway Boro., Runnemeade, Rutherford, Sea Girt, Sea Isle City, Sicklerville, Somerdale, Somers Point, South Bound Brook, South Brunswick, South Orange, Trenton, Tuckerton, Union Beach, Union County, Vauxhall, Ventnor City, West Milford, Westampton Twp., Wildwood, Willingboro, Winslow Twp., Woodbridge, Woodlynne, and Woodstown.
For details about events near your neighborhood, please contact local law enforcement authorities.
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