By Laura Giner Bair
Newburgh residents and law enforcement joined forces at the city’s National Night Out on Aug. 2. Temperatures hovered in the 80s and the sky was blue during the event, which helps foster police-community relations.
The city has participated in National Night Out for almost two decades, according to Newburgh police Lt. Richard Carrion. National Night Out, which began in 1984, is conducted in several municipalities throughout the U.S.
In Newburgh, National Night Out was held in a number of locations simultaneously, including the city’s recreation department at 401 Washington St., South Lander St., Tyrone Crabb Park, and Fullerton Ave.
Residents at the event were seen dancing to music, enjoying hot dogs grilled by city police officers, tumbling in a bouncy house, making balloon animals, and drinking lemonade.