Aug. 3, 2011 Staff Report
Organized by the 108 Police Precinct Community Council, which includes civilians and officers, and Hunter’s Point Community Development Corporation, all ages were welcomed and dined on food donated by LIC restaurants on Tuesday night at John Andrew Park on 48th Ave. behind the historic 108 Precinct house in Long Island City.
“Night Out on Crime” is a national annual event and the name refers to its mission of having the police and community mingle and relate in a way which is non-crime related.
108 Council President Diane Ballek said, “Terri Adams, President of Hunter’s Point and I get a kick out of doing this every year to bring the community and the officers of the 108 Precinct together in a setting which is only about fun.”
Besides good food, Community Affairs Officers Maro Yousseff and Joseph Sorrentino helped coordinate this year’s amusements which included pony rides, face-painting, cotton candy, and large inflatables. The event is supported by businesses and donations from all over the precinct.