Spirits were high Tuesday evening as community members, police and elected officials got together in Flushing and Douglaston to celebrate Night Out Against Crime.
The annual event is aimed at taking back the streets from criminals but over the years has turned into a celebration of police-community relations.
The 109th Precinct held its event at PS 20, while the 111th Precinct gathered at the Douglaston Shopping Center.
— Liz Rhoades
The 111th Precinct commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Jason Huerta, center, with a city proclamation. With him are elected officials and community leaders.
Susan and Gordon Pesso, left, of Pesso’s Italian Ices, with Councilman Paul Vallone and Mike Perez in Douglaston.
Brian Bryant, 5, enjoys a horse ride in Flushing.
Tiffany and Jefferson Lian with Tina Weng enjoy the sweets in Flushing.
St. Mary’s Hospital for Children gave out bike helmets in Douglaston.
The 109th commanding officer, Capt. Tom Conforti, gives a thumb’s up with Batman.