BAYONNE, NJ – Bayonne Police will again promote a greater bond between their department and residents when they host National Night Out locally at DiDomenico-16th Street Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mayor James Davis urged city residents to attend the celebration.

“National Night Out is a great event that promotes safer communities across America,” Davis said. “I 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.”

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Police Chief Drew Niekrasz echoed the mayor’s enthusiasm about the event.

“The Bayonne Police Department looks forward to hosting another National Night Out,” Niekrasz said. “This event is one of the many ways in which the police seek to build a stronger relationship with the Bayonne community. National Night Out is a family-oriented event, and we welcome parents and their children to join us Aug. 2.”    

Festivities take place on the lower level of the park, near Newark Bay. 

There will be many activities for children, including a bounce slide, an obstacle course, games, popcorn, and giveaways. A DJ will play current hits. Bayonne Police Department vehicles will also be on display.

The event is designed to increase awareness about police programs in the community, strengthen police-community partnerships, and make neighborhoods safer, better places to live.   

National Night Out began as a small celebration in 1984. It has grown to include 38 million people and more than 16,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and military bases worldwide.

For more information, call the Bayonne Police Department at (201) 858-6900.