WESTFIELD, NJ — Families will have the opportunity to mingle with police, firefighters, EMTs and public works employees the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Westfield’s third annual National Night Out, to be held in the north side parking lot of the train station from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Activities will include meet and greet with officers, viewing police equipment, parking division tutorials/demonstrations, Explorer recruitment for ages 14-20, bicycle registration, alarm registration and kids fingerprinting.

That night is also jazz night downtown, and live music by Justin Hernandez will begin in that area at 7 p.m.

The National Night Out campaign, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is part of continuing efforts to strengthen ties between local law enforcement and the communities they serve. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out each year across thousands of communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.