PLAINFIELD, NJ – As the Queen City continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary, Plainfield residents are invited to participate in the city’s annual National Night Out street party on Tues., August 6th.

Part of the national campaign “that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our communities safer, more caring places to live,” National Night Out (NNO) will be held in two city neighborhoods as in previous years, said officials.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Mayor Adriane O. Mapp and the Plainfield City Council will host festivities at City Hall Plaza. It will include a kid’s zone, officers from the Plainfield Police Department and safety demonstrations from the Plainfield fire squad.

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And in Netherwood Heights also at 6:30, residents are invited to bring their lawn chairs, side-dishes and desserts to Cook Pond Park on Leland Ave. to celebrate NNO and are asked to leave their porch lights on to “let criminals know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.”

Activities will be available for families and children.

Part of the national campaign first held in 1970, National Night Out “enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community,” said organizers on the NNO website. “It also provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.”