Bayonne to celebrate National Night Out at 16th Street Park

The event will feature free children’s rides, free popcorn, various giveaways, and more

Bayonne will participate in the 39th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, from 4 to 7 p.m., Mayor James Davis and Police Chief Robert Geisler have announced.

National Night Out is a nationwide event that is designed to bring communities and police departments together for the fight against crime. The gathering began in 1984 and has grown to include 38 million people and more than 16,000 communities from all fifty American states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

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The event will feature food and family fun on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park. The event is being organized by the Bayonne Police Department.

“National Night Out is a great event that promotes safer cities and police-community partnerships across the country,” Davis said. “I would like to invite the people of Bayonne to join with the Bayonne Police Department on National Night Out, and to work with our police for public safety throughout the year.”

“National Night Out presents a great opportunity for the members of the Bayonne Police Department to continue to establish and strengthen relationships with our community members,” Geisler said. “The Bayonne Police Department prides itself on providing the highest levels of service. We are excited for the opportunity to interact once again with our community members during National Night Out on August 2, 2022.“

National Night Out in Bayonne will feature free children’s rides, free popcorn, various giveaway items, soft drinks, snacks, music by Bayonne’s young classic rock covers-and-originals rock band “BreakTime” and a DJ, and displays from agencies and organizations. Free promotional items will be available at the event. No goods or services are allowed to be sold at National Night Out.

Participating agencies and businesses include the Bayonne Police Department, the Bayonne Department of Public Works, the Bayonne Housing Authority, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, McCabe Ambulance, the Bayonne Fire Department, the Bayonne IMTT Fire Department, and FedEx.

The Bayonne Police Explorers will help the Police Department at the event. Various public safety agencies will have vehicles at the event.

Local private sector sponsors of National Night Out include BCB Community Bank, Inserra Shop-Rite, Tropicana Products, and other local businesses.
Several nonprofit organizations will also participate in the event.

There is no rain date for National Night Out.

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