Bronx residents hit the streets to stand up to crime

Bronx residents are hitting the streets Tuesday to stand up to crime.

The annual event is called National Night Out and millions of Americans will turn on their porch lights and head outside to show their solidarity in the fight against drugs and crime. It is the 23rd year for the event, which aims to raise awareness and strengthen neighborhood spirit.

Bronx residents can head to Roberto Clemente State Park between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. in honor of the event. Kids can enjoy face painting and poster making, while parents can register cars and bikes in an anti-theft program. Meanwhile, Mayor Bloomberg (R-NY) will be speaking at 8 p.m. at the 45th Precinct?s events at Veterans Memorial Park at Asch Loop.

Law enforcement agencies, community residents, civic groups, businesses and neighborhood organizations across the borough take part in the events.

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