Detective Warren Thompson, of the 46th Precinct, at last year's National Night Out event. Photo by Alma Watkins.
Next Tuesday, Aug. 3, is the NYPD's National Night Out Against Crime, an annual event organized by local precincts' community councils. They usually feature refreshments, music, entertainment and safety presentations from local officers. In addition to being an overall good time, the goal of the event is to strengthen neighborhood relations with the police and to heighten crime awareness.
Here are the details for a few local precincts--
- 52nd Precinct: Poe Park, at East 192nd and the Grand Concourse, from 5 to 8 p.m. Contact community affairs at (718) 220-5824.
- 48th Precinct: In Belmont's "Little Italy" on Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street, from 3 to 9 p.m. Contact community affairs at (718) 299-4522.
- 46th Precinct: Echo Park, at Valentine and E. Burnside Avenues, from 4 to 9 p.m. Call the community council at (718) 220-5234 or Bernice Williams at (718) 933-6555.