Hempstead will be hosting the National Night out on August 5th at Denton Green Park between the hours of 6 and 8pm. There will be bouncy castles for the kids, informational tables from different organizations, food and a chance to find out more about how to promote safety in your community.
This initiative is to help build safer communities by fighting against crime. It is important to foster community involvement because the community is key in promoting awareness and initiating programs and alternatives in place to help protect their community. Getting involved to promote, inform and stay motivated about crime in your area is crucial especially with the revitalization going on in Hempstead’s downtown. In this walkable environment there will be plenty of “eyes on the street” to decrease the amount of vehicle traffic to a particular area, hence making it walkable and decreasing any traffic accidents but also compacted it with numerous community members so that it will be hard for the average crime to take place with hundreds of onlookers enjoying the downtown.
Programs such as neighborhood watches and safe routes to school are key promoters of the kind of teamwork from community members that Hempstead needs. If you know of any programs or events that can help the community work towards creating a safer community please email email@example.com ,or visit the Hempstead Information Center located on the corner of W. Columbia and Main St, or call (516) 307-8310.To find out more about the National Night out for Crime please visit natw.org.