SUMMIT, NJ - Along with thousands of other cities, towns and communities across the nation, the Summit Police Department will host its annual 'National Night Out' August 6, from 6 - 9 p.m. on the Village Green.

'National Night Out' is a community-building initiative that takes place each year on the first Tuesday evening in August, and features a variety of participating municipal, county, state, and federal-level agencies offering citizens the opportunity to view displays and demonstrations by Union County SWAT, NJ State Police, and K-9 along with Summit Police, Fire, EMS, and City of Summit Public Works. 

The City of Summit Department of Community Programs enhances the fun with food trucks, bounce houses and obstacles courses, a bicycle stunt show and live music.

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Also, the popular 'Dunk-a-Cop Tank', which benefits a local cause / family, will be back for those who want to provide local law enforcement and public safety personnel a cool, refreshing dip.

The evening's schedule includes:

6 p.m. - Event begins and amusements open

6 p.m. - Zumbini fitness demonstration for kids

7 p.m. - The 'Blessing of The Badges

7:15 p.m. - The band Element K performs on the main stage

7:30 p.m. - The Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show

8:15 p.m. - Zumba demonstration for adults

Free hot dogs will be provided at the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) food cart.

Summit’s 2019 National Night Out is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center, Sunshine Rehabilitation Center, Paul Ippolito Memorial, and the Summit PAL.

In the event of rain / inclement weather, Summit's 'National Night Out' will be held on Wednesday, August 7.

For more information on 'National Night Out', visit