National Night Out Against Crime Celebrated in the Bronx

13-year-old Jakwon McConnell brought his little brother and pal to the 46th Precinct's National Night Out event.
Each year, the NYPD takes part in a National Night Out Against Crime. Local 
precincts organize activities to share anti-crime information, and free food and family activities. WNYC stopped by the Grand Concourse and 181street in the Bronx for the gathering held by the 46th precinct to hear what brought people out.
Each year, NYPD precincts take part in a National Night Out Against Crime. One of them was the 46th precinct in the Bronx. Hundreds came out to the Grand Concourse and 181st Street to get the latest anti-crime information, eat free food, participate in family activities and rub elbows with neighborhood officers in a low-stress situation.

 

WNYC stopped by the gathering to hear what brought people out. Click the audio link above for a sampling.

Kids were hoisted up a simulated rock climbing wall by uniformed officers.
Kids were hoisted up a simulated rock climbing wall by uniformed officers. ( Kathleen horan )
The pamphlet and information table was slightly less popular than the free barbecue and refreshments.
The pamphlet and information table was slightly less popular than the free barbecue and refreshments. ( Kathleen Horan )
Youngsters wait their turn to get their face painted.
Youngsters wait their turn to get their face painted. ( Kathleen Horan )
Petting the 46th precinct's police horses - a popular draw for kids.
Petting the 46th precinct's police horses - a popular draw for kids.
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