Monday, September 25, 2023

Join Your Neighbors at National Night Out

National Night Out continues to gain more popularity each year. The growing trend is resulting in local municipalities planning on making this year’s event bigger and better than ever.

The City of Newburgh and Town of Newburgh will return with their annual activities this year. For the first time, New Windsor will begin participating in the festivities.

The Newburgh News first reported on New Windsor’s announcement back in April (story here). Earlier this month, The Newburgh News again reported a follow-up on New Windsor’s and the Town of Newburgh’s upcoming participation (story here). Last week, the City of Newburgh announced this year’s events (story here).

Now, National Night Out is just over a week away and it’s time for residents to begin marking their calendars. National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

New Windsor residents can begin celebrating the event at 5:00pm at the Kristi Babcock Memorial Park on Mount Airy Road. The New Windsor Police Department, Vail’s Gate Fire Department, New Windsor Fire Department, New Windsor Emergency Medical Services, and the New York State Police will all be in attendance. Field games such as dodgeball, wiffleball, basketball, tug of war, and kickball will be played between residents and first responders.

In addition, free hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, and ice cream will be provided to those in attendance. Children will also be given free t-shirts. The event will additionally feature bouncy houses, face painting, a rock climbing wall, K9 demonstrations, emergency vehicle displays, community resource tables, and more.

The Town of Newburgh Police Department and Recreation Department will join forces to hold their event from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Chadwick Lake Park. Their event will also feature various community organizations, free food, music, games, and much more.

The City of Newburgh, which was the first local municipality to recognize the national event over two decades ago, will continue its participation once again this year. They will celebrate the event from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Broadway from Johnston Street to Liberty Street. Their activities will also include free food, live entertainment, and a bouncy house. Numerous resources will also be on hand from civic organizations, local businesses, and city agencies.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. It is typically held on the first Tuesday of August every year.

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