Both the Maplewood and South Orange police departments will be observing National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7 with community-wide celebrations.
Maplewood will be hosting an event from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at De Hart Park, 120 Burnett Avenue. The event includes “a night filled with music, food and fun.”
South Orange is planning a public safety fair that will include a Kids Zone, bounce houses, water slides, other activities, merchandise giveaways, food trucks and an outdoor movie (The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman). The South Orange event will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 8:30 p.m. Location is Floods Hill.
According to a notice in the South Orange Village Vibe, “National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood cooperation in order to make our neighborhoods safer. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while demonstrating a real sense of community. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together for an evening of information and fun.”