NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Jim Cahill, other elected officials and members of the police and fire departments will be participating in this evening's National Night Out celebration throughout the city.

National Night Out is an annual community event observed during the first Tuesday of August.

Thousands of communities host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much more.

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National Night Out aims to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

In New Brunswick, a caravan of officers with the New Brunswick Police Department, New Brunswick Fire Department firefighters and elected officials will visit participating sites starting at around 5:25 p.m. to mingle, eat and chat with participants.

The participating National Night Out neighborhoods include:
  • St. Mary’s Apartments
  • 116 Livingston Avenue Senior Apartments
  • Hope Manor/Riverside Drive
  • 33 Commercial Avenue Apartments
  • Raritan Gardens
  • French Street Park
  • Van Dyke Avenue/Wright Place
  • Joyce Kilmer Park
  • Pine Street Park