CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove will celebrate National Night Out 2016 on Tuesday, Aug. 2.  The event, sponsored by the Police Department and the Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance, will be held at Cedar Grove Community Park from 6 to 9 p.m.

National Night Out (NNO) is celebrated in communities throughout the nation on the first Tuesday in August. The goals of NNO are:

  1. To heighten crime and drug awareness prevention in the community
  2. To generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  3. To strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships;
  4. To send a message to criminals letting them know that our community is organized and fighting back. 

This year’s event will feature free food and drinks, music provided by a DJ, special amusements for children, including rides, a children’s petting zoo and pony rides.

Other community groups that are participating include:  Cedar Grove Rescue Squad, the Cedar Grove Fire Department, the Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance, Cedar Grove Unico, the Verona and Little Falls Police Departments and the West Caldwell Fire Department.