National Night Out in + around Princeton

The “29th Annual National Night Out” (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in many of our local communities.

Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2011

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;

Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;

Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and

Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


The following local communities are hosting free events for community members:


The event at the PAL complex, 30 Airport Road, from 6-9 p.m., will include a canine demonstration, live music, free food, CPR demonstrations, activities for children, police and fire vehicles on display, and police offering child ID cards.


The event at the Ewing Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, from 6-8 p.m., will include vendors, free food, swimming, and a bicycle raffle.


The event from 5-7 p.m. at police headquarters, 1270 Whitehorse Ave., will feature children’s fingerprinting, D.A.R.E. officers and a SWAT Team display. The first 200 attendees will receive a free hot dog and ice cream.

PRINCETON (Boro and Township residents)

Dunk a police officer at the Community Park Pool, 380 Witherspoon St., and swim free in the gorgeous new pool from 5-8 p.m. The event will feature civic groups, businesses, family-friendly activities, games and free hot dogs and water courtesy of McCaffreys.


The event from 6-9 p.m. at the basketball courts behind the police station, 1117 Route 130, will include a petting zoo, moon bounce, polar bear plunge slide, free food, live music, hula hoop contest, vehicle extrications by the fire department and a dunk tank.


At the event from 5-9 p.m. at West Windsor Community Park, 176 Princeton Hightstown Road, Capital Health will display a helicopter, and pony rides, live music, performers and a silent auction benefiting the Special Olympics

So go, get involved in your community!