Hoboken National Night Out 2011

Hoboken National Night Out: August 2nd from 5-9pm

On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, Chief Anthony P. Falco Sr., along with the Hoboken Police Department’s Community Policing Unit will be hosting the annual National Night Out.

National Night Out is a nationwide event that allows the community workers to “give back” to their community.

The goals of National Night Out are 1) Heighten crime and drug awareness; 2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership; 4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year’s Night Out will be an extravaganza and one of the best Hoboken has seen in years. The event will take place between the hours of 5pm and 9pm between 2nd and 4th Streets at Harrison St. and is open to all residents city wide and will have live entertainment featuring the following line up:

  • on stage performances by a magician at 5:30pm
  • on stage performance by Fire Dance Squad choreographed by Derrick Ladson @ 6:30pm
  • on stage Zumba presented by Sky club fitness @ 7:30pm
  • Giveaways from NY Mets, NJ Nets, NY Liberty, NJ Devils, Hoboken Clearview Cinemas & more
  • music provided by 92.3 NOW FM radio station
  • Player appearance from NY/NJ Red Bulls Soccer Team alone with their trick team
  • water slides & more inflatable entertainment for the kids
  • several neighboring & statewide police & government agencies participating
  • several Hoboken businesses out to show their support
  • free BBQ & Rita’s Ice’s
  • miniature golf
  • Jaws of Life presentation by the Hoboken Fire Department

National Night Out clearly is an opportunity for all of Hoboken to come together and bond with the Police Department – since they play a crucial role in keeping the city safe.

Small Business for Education Foundation event

Another event taking place in Hoboken for National Night Out will be presented by the Small Business for Education Foundation (SBE) in cooperation with the Hoboken Police Department and the Hudson County Sheriffs Department. Children’s fingerprinting will take place from 11am to 3pm at the Hoboken Business Center located at 50 Harrison Street. In addition, Freeholder Anthony Romano, retired Hoboken Police Captain and adjunct professor at St. Peter’s College will be working with parents and children to educate them about children safety.

The event will also feature free face painting from 11am to 12pm and balloon sculpting from 1pm to 2pm Refreshments will be served.

Gregory Dell’Aquila, President of the Small Business for Education Foundation (SBE) and the JDA Group is pleased to present this event and encourages new residents in the neighborhood and all residents throughout the city to take advantage of the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted.

Hoboken Police Chief Anthony Falco said “this will be a great day for the children and people of Hoboken to let everyone know our city is a safe place to live, work and play.”

If you wish to participate, please contact Sergeant Melissa Gigante at 201-420-2100.

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