Nassau County Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) recently joined forces with an array of community stakeholders to spearhead the return of National Night Out at the Broadway Commons in Hicksville on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
Presented in partnership with the Nassau County Police Department, Legislator Drucker’s colleagues in local government, the Hicksville Fire Department and local community partners in business, education and healthcare, this year’s National Night Out event featured a variety of family-friendly activities, live music by Endless Summer, a Beach Boys tribute band, giveaways from local businesses, free refreshments and more.
Held in thousands of communities each year on the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out is an initiative that seeks to promote “police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.”
In addition to the more traditional National Night Out offerings, Heart & Health Medical Group administered Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to eligible attendees who rolled up their sleeves, and comfort dog Abraham, from the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry was on hand for pets and snuggles from passers-by.
“National Night Out events are all about building and strengthening the bonds between law enforcement and our communities by bringing police and residents together in a fun and welcoming atmosphere,” Drucker said. “I am deeply grateful to our partners at Broadway Commons, the Nassau County Police Department, and all of our sponsors and community stakeholders for working with us to resume a cherished tradition that so many of our residents enjoy.”
-Submitted by the office of Legislator Arnold W. Drucker