The sausages were smoldering, the inflatable fun houses were bouncing and local residents were meeting and greeting some of New York’s Finest as Cabbell Park in Cambria Heights joined in the celebration of the annual National Night Out on Tuesday evening.
The event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, took place simultaneously at eight locations in Queens South alone.
— Mark Lord
Families line up for hot dogs, sausages, rice and beans, jerk chicken, watermelon and other favorites provided by community residents, local businesses and elected officials.
Marcella Carter, left, and Richie Fox of the Rosedale Civic Association with Rose Funderburk, president of the 105th Precinct Community Council, and Assistant Chief David Barrere, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens South.
Aden Romeo, 2, of Cambria Heights embodies the spirit of the evening
Deputy Inspector Mike Coyle, commanding officer of the 105th Precinct, left, and Lt. Michael Lauterborn receive plaques for their dedication to the community, joined by Funderburk, Barrere and Assemblyman David Weprin.
Dillyn Goodride, 8, and Joel Farrell, 12, stuck on the “Velcro Wall.”
Elijah McIntyre, 10, takes a time out to get his hair cut by Tyquan Hickmon of Neil’s Barbershop in Queens Village.