It’s All About Community During National Night Out, August 6, 2019
National Night Out is an annual event that takes place across the country on the first Tuesday in August. This year, festivities are planned for tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 6.
The purpose of the event is to enhance the relationship between law enforcement and the community it’s sworn to protect and serve. On this night, community members come out to enjoy family-friendly events between neighbors and first responders to build a sense of community, allowing people to get to know each other better. National Night Out events include block parties, festivals, parades, barbeques and other community-centered events. It also includes demonstrations, seminars, youth events, exhibits and more by the first responders in order to better educate people about how to keep the community safe and free from violence, drugs and other crimes. Some of the positive results of community-based National Night Out events include an enhanced awareness of first responder resources and assistance including crime and drug prevention programs, strengthened relationships and a unified message that drugs, crime and violence are not tolerated in that particular community.
When you’re down the shore – regardless of whether you work or reside in a shore community, or you’re a shoobie or longer-term visitor – you are certainly protected by law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, firefighters, lifeguards and other first responders. Their job is to assure that your family is safe and that you’re able to enjoy your time without it being impacted by life-altering negative circumstances.
So get there out there and meet the people who have dedicated their lives on the domestic front to protect you and yours. We promise – you will come away from it feeling more connected to this great community of ours.
Here is the line-up of events from Sea Isle City to Cape May for Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City’s National Night Out event will take place from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Excursion Park Band Shell, located at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade. This family-friendly event will include free activities including dunk tank, inflatable bounce houses, face painting, games, live music, snacks and a photo booth. The dunk dank will help raise funds for the 2019 Holiday Toy and Food Drive. Interactive displays will be hosted by representatives from law enforcement, fire department and beach patrol. The popular movie “Incredibles 2” will be shown at dusk at Excursion Park. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
The Borough of Avalon will hold its annual National Night Out event from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at both the 29th Street parking lot and Surfside Park, both adjacent to the boardwalk and beach in Avalon. The event will feature many activities for children and adults including characters, mechanical rides, bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, free hot dogs, and free water ice courtesy of Sundae Best. Avalon Police Chief Jeffrey Christopher will be in the dunk tank, along with other staff. There will also be a live concert by Jersey Shore band “40 North” which will play contemporary country and Americana music. Avalon Public Safety, Public Works, and Rescue vehicles will be on display for kids to check out, as well as meet the professionals on the Public Safety Team.
Stone Harbor will host a National Night Out event from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Water Tower Parking Lot located at 95th and Second Avenue. The event will feature food, games and fun for the entire family.
The City of North Wildwood is hosting their 13th Annual National Night Out event at Bill Henfey Park, 8th & Central Avenues from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. This year’s event will include great music, BBQ, games and activities for the children, as well as a Movie After Dark. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
Wildwood’s National Night Out event will be held at Fox Park located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The event, which is sponsored by the Wildwood Police Department, will feature free games, food, prizes, dunk tank, pony rides, inflatable slide and bounce house, and more.There will also be interactive activities to enhance the community’s awareness of public safety resources.
The Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department will host a fun-filled evening of free activities for National Night Out from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. Festivities will include moon inflatable bounces, face painting, dunk tank, DJ entertainment, food, games, prizes, giveaways and more for the entire family. Representatives from law enforcement, fire department, ambulance corps and beach patrol will all partake in the event and emergency vehicles from a variety of departments from both Wildwood Crest and Cape May County will be available for visitors to check out.
Cape May’s National Night Out event will be held along the beach and promenade at Convenvion Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. This event will include beach games, bounce house, dunk tank, food and refreshments, prizes and giveaways. Vehicles from the fire department and U.S. Coast Guard will be on hand, and a magic show will be held from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.