FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2022
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Town to Host National Night Out Celebrations Across North Hempstead
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, Council Member Robert Troiano, Jr., Council Member Veronica Lurvey, Council Member Mariann Dalimonte and the Town Board invite members of the community to celebrate “National Night Out,” an opportunity to build neighborhood, police and government partnerships. Celebrations will be held throughout the Town on Tuesday, August 2.
The Westbury event will feature a parade and festivities. Assembly for the parade will begin at the Salvation Army Westbury Corps Community Center at 5 p.m., and marching will start at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will continue afterwards at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park.
Whitney Pond Park in Manhasset will be hosting its second annual National Night Out event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
New this year, Alvan Petrus Park in Port Washington will host its very first National Night Out from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“National Night Out is an annual community-building initiative that helps make our neighborhoods safer and works to foster a true sense of community,” Supervisor Jennifer DeSena said. “I’m so proud that the Town will be hosting three of these celebrations at locations throughout Town. All are welcome to come and enjoy a night out with plenty fun and activities for kids and adults alike.”
“National Night Out is an important community tradition,” said Council Member Troiano. “This event builds positive relationships between residents and law enforcement who serve the community. The partnerships forged at National Night Out are longstanding and help the community engage together.”
“We are so excited to have expanded our National Night Out events throughout North Hempstead, and equally thrilled to bring this fun and important event to the Manhasset community for the second year in a row,” said Council Member Lurvey. “I hope that residents will stop by Whitney Pond Park for a fun evening out with their neighbors, community groups and officers of the 6th Precinct.”
“National Night Out has served to bridge relationships between our residents, law enforcement, local government, and local businesses for decades, and I am so excited that we are finally getting our very own National Night Out celebration in Port Washington,” said Council Member Dalimonte. “It provides an opportunity for families, friends, and neighbors to learn about organizations and services in our Town, while also serving as an important forum to cultivate relationships between our residents, our police force, and elected officials. I hope that many residents throughout Port Washington will join us for our inaugural National Night Out at Petrus Park.”
These events were made possible through partnerships with many community organizations. Westbury sponsors include: the Nassau County Police Department 3rd Precinct, the Westbury Fire Department, NAACP, AKA Sorority- Pi Pi Omega Chapter of Westbury, the Islamic Center of LI (ICLI), North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, North Hempstead Housing Authority, Westbury School District, National Circus Project, Target of Westbury, the UBS Arena, and Western Beef.
Manhasset sponsors include: the Nassau County Police Department 6th Precinct, Nassau PBA, Nassau PAL, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, North Hempstead Housing Authority, Manhasset Great Neck EOC, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce and Macy’s of Manhasset.
Port Washington sponsors include: the Port Washington Police Department, Sands Point Police Department, Port Washington Fire Department, Nassau PBA, the Community Police Relations Foundation, North Hempstead Housing Authority, the Littig House Community Center, and the Port Washington Tennis Academy.
National Night Out is an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, caring places to live. The event will feature music, singing, dancing, health care service providers, crime prevention information, educational resources, cultural entertainment, refreshments, arts & crafts, raffles, games, health screenings, giveaways, and more.
For more information, please call 311.