Friday, July 31, 2015

Essex County Towns to Celebrate National Night Out

Essex County, New Jersey: Several Essex County municipalities will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th. The annual event, which is supervised by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been held in communities across the country since 1984. According to NATW, "National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live".

The following Essex County communities will celebrate the 2015 National Night Out:


Foley Field, located off of JFK Drive, will be the site of Bloomfield's National Night Out celebration. There will be live music, free food, and a softball game. The festivities will begin at 5:30pm.

East Orange

There will be several community events throughout the city. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm, there will be a celebration at the East Orange Farmers Market, located at the corner of Halstead Street and Central Avenue. Councilwoman Andrea McPhatter and Councilman Christopher James will sponsor a celebration at Soverel Park, located off of Springdale Avenue, from 1:00pm to 10:00pm. In addition, the Terraces Block Association, Councilman Ted Green, and Councilwoman Quilla Tamadge will host a National Night Out event at 116 Rhode Island Avenue from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. To learn more, call (973) 266-5120.


The Fairfield Police Department and the Fairfield Municipal Alliance Committee will sponsor a National Night Out Block Party from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Hollywood Avenue between Annette Road and Kennedy Drive. Residents can meet the men and women of the Fairfield Police Department while enjoy free food, games, and activities for people of all ages. To learn more, call (973) 227-1400.

Glen Ridge

The Glen Ridge Voice reports that the Glen Ridge Police Department will celebrate National Night Out at the Glen Ridge Community Pool on Clark Street from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.


Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, the Irvington Police Department, and the Irvington Fire Department will host a celebration of National Night Out from 5:00pm to 8:00pm outside of the Municipal Building, located at 1 Civic Square. There will be a variety of activities, in addition to free food, drinks, and giveaways. To learn more, call Officer Barnwell of the IPD at (973) 399-6533.


Livingston will celebrate National Night Out at the Memorial Oval, located off of South Livingston Avenue. There will be a dunk tank, live music, video games, rides, exhibits, free food, and a helicopter landing. The events will begin at 5:30pm.


The Maplewood Police Department will celebrate National Night Out at DeHart Park on Burnett Avenue from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. There will be displays of police equpment and a video game truck.


Celebrations will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Community Center on Pine Street, the Salvation Army on Trinity Place, Edgemont Park on Valley Road, and St. James Church on Valley Road. A Montclair Police Department motorcade will visit each location.


A caravan that will tour the city will leave from the Freddie Polhill Law and Justice Complex, located at 29 Park Street, at 5:30pm. To reserve a seat, send an email to Residents are encouraged to join the caravan, which will be led by officers from the Orange Police Department, Orange firefighters, merchants, and employees of the City.

South Orange

National Night Out is a major community event in South Orange, and the event will be even bigger this year. From 6:30pm to 10:00pm, locals will come to Flood's Hill on Meadowbrook Lane to enjoy live music, meet local officials, and watch 'Big Hero 6'. There will also be a public safety fair, bounce houses and activities for kids, and giveaways of t-shirts and other items. In addition, a NorthSTAR Medevac Helicopter will land at Flood's Hill between 6:40pm and 7:00pm.


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