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Where you can take part in National Night Out events in Connecticut

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HARTFORD -- Police departments nationwide are hosting National Night Out Tuesday, in an effort to build the relationship between the people of the community and the police officers who serve them.

National Night Out dates back to 1984.  It was established by the National Association of Town Watch with the intentions of building a partnership between police and the community.  It was initially funded by the U.S Department of Justice.

The events held during National Night Out are typically ones geared at community building, with cookouts, music, and a variety of family friendly activities.

Here's a listing of some events planned around the state.

BETHEL
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Target, 7 Stony Hill Road, Bethel,

BRIDGEPORT
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
695 Park Ave., Back parking lot

HARTFORD
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Asylum Hill Clubhouse - 170 Sigourney Street, Hartford
Joseph D. LaPenta Northwest Clubhouse - 1 Nahum Drive, Hartford

MERIDEN
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hubbard Park

MONROE
5p.m.  - 8  p.m.
Wolfe Park, Cutlers Farm Rd.

NEW BRITAIN
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Walnut Hill Park, 184 West Main Street
Willow Street Park, 43 Willow St

NEW HAVEN
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
West River Memorial Park
1105 Ella T Grasso Blvd

NEW LONDON
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ocean Beach Park, New London

There will be free transportation provided from Crystal Ave. and the intersection of Laurel Dr. & Fern St. Buses will depart for Ocean Beach Park @ 5:00p.m sharp.
To participate, parents/guardians MUST sign a permission slip. Students MUST submit their permission slip to NLPD personnel at the event.
Visit newlondon.org or stop by the Department (ask for one at the Dispatch window) to get a permission slip.

NORWICH
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Howard Brown Park, 100 Chelsea Harbor Dr.

WETHERSFIELD
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Millwoods Park, 154 Prospect Street

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