Huntington residents, police, elected officials and others came together Tuesday for National Night Out, a program to strengthen the sense of community and awareness of police programs to improve
The celebration went on at Manor Field Park in Huntington Station where children were getting dashed about, getting soaked in the spray park, and several young men were playing basketball while others played an impromptu game of soccer. An ice cream truck drew a long line ofpeople eager to find relief in the heat.
Representatives of the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, the NAACP, Tri-CYA, Long Island Cares and Suffolk County police were on hand.
National Night Out began in the 1980s as a way of improving police-community relations.