“This is a celebration of police and community relations, and ours here are great,” said 112th Precinct Community Council President Heidi Chain. “We tried to sponsor this event for everyone, and there is something for everyone.”
A bouncy house was set up for the children's enjoyment, adults were treated to live demonstrations from Bamboomoves Yoga Studio and West Side Tennis Club and there was plenty of free food for all. Residents were also invited to personally meet their local police officers. Officers from the 112th Precinct and Patrol Borough Queens North were presented with certificates of appreciation.
“We honor our officers for their efforts and acknowledge their extraordinary courage, commitment and contributions as they dedicate their lives to our safety,” said Chain.
Chain pointed out that the Precinct Council could not have pulled off the Night Out Against Crime event as successfully as it did without help. The library, banks and local agencies were on hand to distribute critical information; members of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps did the barbecuing; Forest Hills Jewish Center donated tables and chairs and offered their space in the case of rain.
“We reached out to everyone in the community and we also have participation from everyone,” said Chain. “It's really a tremendous community effort.”