SUMMIT, NJ - While it may seem counterintuitive to invite a bona fide group of 'troublemakers' to perform at an event that -- upon its origination in 1984 -- was dubbed as "National Night Out Against Crime," all the trouble at Summit's upcoming "National Night Out" will that of the good kind as live music, with a dunk tank and both a visual and interactive feast of Hilltop City, County, State and Federal law enforcement and first responder agencies, all be part of the annual celebration that wil take place August 7, from 6 - 9 p.m., on the Village Green.
North Jersey's own 'Luke and the Troublemakers' will take the stage at 7 p.m., headlining an event that includes:
- Displays and demonstrations by Union County SWAT, New Jersey State Police, the FBI, and K-9 units along with Summit Police, Fire, EMS, and Public Works.
- A Dunk-a-Cop Tank to benefit two Westfield residents who are six-year-old identical twins with global developmental delays and non-verbal Autism, requiring daily, year-round intensive therapeutic interventions.
- Food trucks, bounce houses, and other amusements.
- The annual 'Blessing of the Badges' at 6:45 p.m.
- Free hot dogs provided by the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL).
Each year, Summit joins thousands of communities around the United States in celebrating "National Night Out," a community-building event that takes place annually on the first Tuesday in August.
Summit’s 2018 National Night Out is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center and Summit PAL.