Around the Tiers: National Night Out

By Conor Mooney

Around the Tiers: National Night Out

August 5, 2013 Updated Aug 5, 2013 at 6:47 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Drug and crime prevention awareness.That's what Binghamton's Night Out is aimed to do Reverend Henry J. Ausby came by to talk about the seven events going on in the Binghamton area.

The locations are listed below
1. Saratoga Apartment…………….…………………3 p.m. -5 p.m.

2. Carlisle Apartments……………………………………..4 p.m. -6 p.m.

3. Columbus Park……………………………………………….5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

4. Fairview Park………………………………………………….5 p.m. -8 p.m.

5. Boys and Girls Club……………………………………..11 p.m -8 p.m.

6. Broome County Library……………………...5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

7. Cheri A. Lindsey Park………………………………………5 p.m. -8 p.m.

The following is a statement from the Hands of Hope Minitries:

"The Hands Of Hope Ministries is proud once again to act as coordinator for the Binghamton Night Out Against Drugs and Crime Celebration to be held Tuesday, August 6th at seven locations throughout the city.

We join the Mayor, police chief, fire chief, city council, Binghamton Housing Authority, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, neighborhood watch groups and numerous other organizations in putting on what is our 18th Annual Night Out Celebration.

We also join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for what is the “30th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by Hands Of Hope Ministries will involve over 15,704 communities from 50 states, U. S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.

In all, over 37.5 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’. NNO 2013 corporate sponsors are Target, Nextdoor.com and Associa.
National Night Out is designed to (1) Heighten drug and crime prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
National Project Coordinator Matt Preskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.

National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation. On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join in Giving Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party.”

In 7 neighborhoods throughout Binghamton there will be special events such as block parties, parties in the park, cookouts, visits from police and fire departments, k-nine demonstrations, free food, lots of fun and games and other activities for kids. Our theme this year is “Standing Together” as opposed to “standing your ground” or “standing alone”.

With this theme we hope to galvanize our neighborhoods as we look to strike another blow in our war against drugs, violence and crime in our community.

We invite everyone to lock your doors, turn on your outside lights and come out and stand with us. Have some fun and get to know your neighbors. You and I standing together can make this happen."