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Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday

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Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 11:38 am, Thu Aug 9, 2012.

All Queens police precincts will be involved in the 29th annual National Night Out, which will take place this Tuesday.

NNO is an event in which every summer, police precincts across the country help members of their communities adopt ways to fight back against criminals. These include generating support for local anti-crime programs, strengthening neighborhood spirit and heightening drug and prevention awareness.

Richmond Hill’s 102nd Precinct will set up at Buddy Monument, located at Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue, at the entrance to Forest Park, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Ed Wendell, president of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, and Wendy Browne, president of the Richmond Hill Block Association, will speak. There will be food and entertainment.

Officers from the 102nd Precinct will also be working with the Richmond Hill East Business Persons Corp. at its Night Out Against Crime. Their event will be held on Jamaica Avenue, between 122nd and 124th streets, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be games for children, music, entertainment, free refreshments and a chance to meet the 102nd Precinct police officers.

The 103rd Precinct will be present at Rufus King Park on Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153rd streets, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be free barbeque and the Red Hawk Native American Council will hold a pow-wow at 7 p.m. McGruff the crime dog will be making an appearance. HealthPlus will be offering free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. There will also be small giveaways.

Stopping by Jamaica/Hollis’ 103rd will be the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council and their Hip-Hop Against Gun &Gang ViolenceTour, which will present a “Solution Summit” to end gun and gang violence. By supporting the movement you can win cash, prizes and tickets to see the new Brooklyn Nets.

Officers of the 104th Precinct will set up at Mafera Park in Ridgewood, located at 65th Place and 68th Avenue, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be community vendors, health screenings, public safety information, food and drinks.

The 105th Precinct will host its event in Cambria Heights at Cabbell Park, located near the corner of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 120th Avenue, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be free food, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and corn. There will also be blow-up rides and a dunk tank for children. Free bicycle helmets will be distributed and a bicycle will be raffled off.

The 106th Precinct will be at PS 232 on 155th Avenue and 84th Street in Lindenwood, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There will be food and entertainment.

Officers from Flushing’s 107th Precinct will set up at the Electchester Shopping Center on Jewel and 71st avenues, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There will be games, music, and free barbecue.

Long Island City’s 108th Precinct will stay behind precinct headquarters in Andrews Playground on 49th Avenue between Fifth Street and Vernon Boulevard, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be bouncy houses for children; food donated from local restaurants; and tables set up for crime prevention, domestic violence prevention, the Queens Library and the NYPD Auxiliary unit.

The 109th Precinct will set up at PS 20, 142-30 Barclay Ave. in Flushing, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be a DJ, free food, a carnival, pony rides, face painting and clowns.

Officers of Elmhurst’s 110th Precinct will be at Flushing Meadows Park, located near the petting zoo and carousel area, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a DJ, food, drinks and the Corona Ice King will serve ices.

A free community shredfest will be sponsored by the 111th Precinct. It will take place on the top floor of the Douglaston Shopping Plaza, located at 242-02 61 Ave., at Modell’s and Macy’s. Cintas Document Management, recommended by the Department of Consumer Affairs, will be there to shred important papers and documents while you watch on camera.This is the safest way to protect against identity theft. The Community Emergency Response Team from the Office of Emergency Management and Community Board 11 will have identity theft literature for distribution. Donations will be accepted to provide the team with equipment and weather-related uniform gear.

Forest Hills’ 112th Precinct will host its event at MacDonald Park, located on Queens Boulevard between Yellowstone Boulevard and 70th Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. The rain location will be at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, at 106-06 Queens Blvd. There will be raffles, music and barbecue.

Jamaica’s 113th Precinct will set up at Baisley Pond Park, located at 156th and 157th streets, from 6 to 9 p.m. Hot 97 radio station will conduct giveaways. There will be performances by jazz dancers from Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. There will also be a DJ, free food, and a visit from Black Cowboys of Howard Beach with their horses.

Officers of the 114th Precinct will be at the great lawn of the War Memorial at Astoria Park South, located on Shore Boulevard, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a dunk tank, horse rides, bicycle registration, the police canine unit, hot dogs, water and a fire truck provided by the Fire Department for children to see.

Jackson Heights’ 115th Precinct will be located at Northern Playground, between 93rd and 94th Streets on Northern Boulevard, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be food, a DJ, raffles for children and awards for people in the community.

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