City of Newburgh National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday August 7Jul 31st, 2012 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 local organizations, churches, and community partners will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 29th Annual National Night Out (NNO). The event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) involves more than 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world, with more than 34 million people expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”
This year’s all-free NNO events will be at a central location, Delano-Hitch Recreation Park, 401 Washington Street, from 5- 8 p.m. The lineup of activities includes bouncy houses and DJ Erick Santana. The soccer fields, basketball courts, and the Aquatic Center will be open all night. There will be free food and information available from the many partnering organizations.
NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. This is the 15th year for NNO in the City of Newburgh, and last year, more than 3,000 residents participated across the city.
This year’s event is spearheaded by the City of Newburgh Recreation Department, with the support of Maternal Infant Services Network, City of Newburgh Police Department, TEAM Newburgh, Mobile Life Support, Latinos Unidos, Occupations, Inc, Planned Parenthood of the Hudson Valley, Mid Hudson Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council, Orange County Dept. of Health, Orange County Probation, and Greater Newburgh Family YMCA, Walgreens Pharmacy.
Participants include the Orange County Department of Mental Health, Shop Rite of Vails Gate, Newburgh Healthy Families of Occupations, Inc., Jewish Family Service, Orange County Youth Bureau/Orange System of Care, Orange County Probation, Maternal Infant Services Network, Restorative Management Corp., Project Hope/Mental Health Association of Rockland, Breaking the Cycle, Fidelis Care, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, ARCS Project Reach Out, Safe Homes of Orange County, Orange County Dept. of Health, Newburgh Ministry, Hudson Health Plan, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, Community Campus, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hudson House Mental Health Association in Orange County Inc., Orange County Youth Advocate Program, Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Life Fellowship Church, Latinos Unidos of the Hudson Valley, RECAP, Inc. Parole Reentry Program, TEAM Newburgh, Center For Hope, Pop Warner, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Newburgh Preparatory School, Newburgh Armory Unity Center, Mount Carmel, Affinity Health Plan, Amone House Inc., Living in Jesus Ministry Church, and City of Newburgh Police Community Relations Advisory Committee.
Major sponsors are Maternal Infant Services Network, Price Chopper, Planned Parenthood of the Mid Hudson Valley, Project Life, Shapiro’s Furniture, City of Newburgh Youth Bureau, City of Newburgh Fire Dept. and City of Newburgh Police Dept, Mobile Life Support Services, Inc., The Salvation Army of Newburgh, Newburgh Free Library, and Wes Holloway, Price Chopper, Key Bank and the Greater Newburgh Partnership.
Donations are still being accepted. Checks (with National Night Out in the comment line) should be made out to The City of Newburgh and sent to:
City Comptroller Cheryl Gross
Newburgh, NY 12550
“Every year, the Police Department notes a significant drop in calls for service during National Night Out,” said Police Chief Michael Ferrara. “We are optimistic that this year the trend will continue.”
Mayor Judy Kennedy added, “All residents and businesses should leave their porch and business lights on Tuesday, August 7 and join us at Delano-Hitch Park to celebrate Newburgh’s Night Out Against Crime and Violence. Let’s make Newburgh’s 2012 celebration the best ever.”