Sea Isle City Night Out 3

Officer Jonathon Micken throws footballs back to the kids participating in a throwing game at Sea Isle City’s National Night Out event at Excursion Park near the Promenade, one of several activities for families at the annual event. On the first Tuesday in August, millions participate in National Night Out events around the country, including several communities in Cape May County. The event aims to build community ties with police. The Sea Isle City event included food, live music and displays of equipment used by firefighters, lifeguards, police, EMTs and other first responders. 

Communities across South Jersey plan to come together the evening of Aug. 6 for National Night Out, an annual event intended to foster a closer relationship between local police departments, first responders and community leaders and the people they serve.

National Night Out, held annually the first Tuesday in August, has grown since 1984, when it drew 2.5 million people across 400 communities in 23 states, according to the national campaign’s website. Currently, 38 million people in 16,000 communities across the nation take part in the event.