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Red Hook Celebrates National Night Out Against Crime

Yesterday, community residents, NYPD, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, local organizations, and elected officials came out to celebrate Red Hook's 20th Annual National Night Out Against Crime. Red Hook is proud of its history of cooperation between community and law enforcement to make our neighborhood a safe place to live. There was food, music, fun activities for kids, and a resource fair.

Residents Enjoy National Night Out Against Crime in Coffey Park

Children Line-up Face Painting by our Red Hook Youth Court members


Children Enjoy Arts and Crafts with our Red Hook Youth Court

Residents Take Advantage of Information Provided at our Resource Fair

Judge Sharon Hudson and Red Hook Community Justice Center Project Director Julian Adler

Alice Tapia of Women in Touch Provides Mini-manicures

The NYPD Explorers Were Working Hard at the Grill

Residents Enjoy Delicious BBQ

Power Play Provides fun Activities for Kids

                                                      Red Hook loves the Cha Cha Slide!


Council member Carlos Menchaca showed off his dance moves

Many local politicians and government officials came out to support this event including:  King County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Council members Brad Lander and Carlos Menchaca, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, representatives from Mayor De Blasio, Borough President Eric Adams, and Public Advocate Leticia James,  and Cecil House, General Manager of NYCHA.

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson Addresses the Crowd

76th Precinct Captain Justin Lenz, PSA 1 Captain Kurt Cani, Kings County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, NYCHA General Manager Cecil House, Deputy Project Director of the Red Hook Community Justice Center Jessica Colon

Council Member Brad Lander Helps Present Proclamations to 76th Precinct Captain Justin Lenz and PSA 1 Captain Kurt Cani

Council member Carlos Menchaca, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, and Assemblywoman Joan Millman

Red Hook's National Night Out is presented by the the Red Hook Community Justice Center, NYPD 76th Precinct, the NYDP PSA 1, the NYPD Explorers Program, the NYPD Auxiliary Police, the Kings County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, the New York State Office of Court Administration, and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

Jessica Colon
Deputy Project Director

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