Princeton, Other Central Jersey Towns Celebrate National Night Out Tonight

Kids climb a rock wall at the 2013 National Night Out in Princeton.
Kids climb a rock wall at the 2013 National Night Out in Princeton.

Kids can climb a rock wall, play games, swim and more tonight at Princeton’s annual Community Night Out. The event, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Community Park Pool, is one of several celebrations being hosted across Mercer County.

The Central Jersey gatherings are part of National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. For the past 30 years, towns across the country have participated in the event that is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, encourage participation in local anti-crime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

It’s a free family event that includes hot dogs and other refreshments. Police, fire and first aid equipment will be on display, and several local business and community groups will be at the event. Kids can swim in the Community Park Pool for free.

The full schedule of area National Night Out events tonight:

East Windsor
6-9 p.m. at the East Windsor P.A.L. complex at 30 Airport Road

6-8 p.m. at the Ewing Senior Community Center at 999 Lower Ferry Road

5-8 p.m. at Hamilton Township Police Department Headquarters at 1270 Whitehorse Mercerville Road

6-9 p.m. at Memorial Park

6-9p.m. at the Brandon Farms section at the corner of Denow Road and Van Brunt Road

5:30-8 p.m. at Heritage Park in Eggerts Crossing Village on Johnson Avenue

5-8 p.m. at the Community Park Pool on Witherspoon Street

6-9 p.m. at the Robbinsville Municipal Complex at 1117 Route 130

South Brunswick
6-9 p.m. at Rowland Park

National Night out begins across Trenton at 5 p.m.. Call the City of Trenton’s recreation department at (609) 989-3169 to find out the NNO closest to you. A large NNO celebration organized by the Trenton Police Department and the Trenton Fire Department will take place at Columbus Park on Hamilton Avenue.

West Windsor
6-10 p.m. at the West Windsor Water Works