Mayor Jimmy Davis and Police Chief Robert Geisler announced that Bayonne will participate in the 36th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The event will feature food and family fun on Broadway between 21st Street and 23rd Street. The event is being organized by the Bayonne Police Department and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone/Special Improvement District. National Night Out is a nationwide event that is designed to bring communities and police departments together for the fight against crime.
Mayor Davis said, “National Night Out is a great event that promotes safer neighborhoods and police-community partnerships across America. I would like to invite the people of Bayonne to join with the Bayonne Police Department on National Night Out, and to work with the police against crime throughout the year.”
Police Chief Geisler said, “This event presents a great opportunity for the Bayonne Police Department to reach out to the community. Our job is to provide the highest level of service to the people of Bayonne. We look forward to seeing our residents and having a good time together at National Night Out on August 6.”
National Night Out in Bayonne will feature free children’s rides, free popcorn, various giveaway items, soft drinks, snacks, music by DJ Pete Amadeo, and displays from agencies and organizations. No goods or services are allowed to be sold at the event.
Participating agencies include the Bayonne Police Department, the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone/Special Improvement District, the Bayonne Department of Public Works, the Bayonne Housing Authority, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, McCabe Ambulance, and the Bayonne Fire Department. The Bayonne Police Explorers will help the Police Department at the event. Various public safety agencies will have vehicles at the event.
Local private sector sponsors of National Night Out include BCB Community Bank, Kayco (Kedem/Royal Wines), Rainforest Distributors (beverage distribution),and other local businesses. Several non-profit organizations will also participate in the event.
National Night Out began in 1984. It has grown to include 38 million people and more than 16,000 communities from all fifty American states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.