• December 20, 2014
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Queens Chronicle

Precincts take Western Queens for a night out on the town — 114th Precinct

The 114th Precinct went all out for its Night Out Against Crime event, held in Astoria Park, a neighborhood staple.

Scores of people were in attendance, from community leaders such as Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria), to Queens’ favorite baseball mascot, Mr. Met.

Aside from the traditional balloons, dunk tank, face painting and bouncy castles, residents were able to chow down on hot dogs grilled up by Officer Judge Coleman as well as meet and adopt puppies from Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue.

Officers from the 114th Precinct gave away free prizes to the children who attended.

Throughout the night, a series of silly clowns walked around and played with the children, while representatives from the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service and the NYPD were on hand to answer a host of safety questions.

As the event wound down, families gathered around the huge inflatable movie screen — usually used for Socrates Sculpture Park’s Outdoor Cinema Series — to watch the summer smash hit “The Lego Movie” on the park lawn. Kids and adults alike laughed at the funny flick into the night.

— Tess McRae

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