The 31st anniversary of National Night Out Against Crime, an annual event to promote crime prevention programs and strengthen neighborhoods, will be observed Tuesday across the United States and Canada.
Some events happening in our region:
• 6 to 8 p.m. Centennial Park and William Houston Gazebo, Center Street, Angola. A “Super Hero” parade, in which participants are asked to dress as their favorite hero, lines up at Angola Fire Hall, 41 Commercial St., at 5:30 and kicks off at 5:45 sharp, heading down North Main Street to the park, where activities will be held.
• 6 to 8 p.m. Cazenovia Library, 155 Cazenovia St., South Buffalo. There will be talks, demonstrations and information tables representing several organizations. Activities for children include balloons, magic, an appearance by Pringles the Clown and face-painting.
• 6 to 9 p.m. Cheektowaga. Events are planned in the Town Park, Sloan Village Park and Garden Village Plaza, as well as several fire halls and neighborhoods. Special units from the Police Department will display and demonstrate the equipment they use. Entertainment will be held in the Town Park. Flashlight walks through neighborhoods begin at 9.
• 5 to 9 p.m. Depew Police Department, 85 Manitou St. Multiple agencies will present demonstrations and information. A $1 donation for a hot dog and chips will benefit the Depew Food Pantry. Activities for children will be sponsored by the Recreation Department. Caricature drawings provided throughout the evening.
• 5 to 8 p.m. Elma Village Green Park, 3001 Bowen Road. Free shuttle available from Town Hall. Demonstrations by state police, the town’s Highway and Water departments, and fire companies. Local food vendors and door prizes. Also participating is the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.
• 6:30 p.m. Marion Klingel Town Common, Grand Island. Activities featuring firefighters and police, and crafts, among other things. The Fire Department is sponsoring a chicken barbecue fundraiser. The Boomers will perform as part of the town’s summer concert series.
• 6 to 8:30 p.m. Woodlawn Beach, Hamburg. Family activities, entertainment and refreshments, and crime and fire prevention education programs.
• 6 to 9:30 p.m. Veterans Stadium, South Park Avenue, Lackawanna. Children’s activities, refreshments and demonstrations, as well as live music and fireworks.
• 6 to 8:30 p.m. Lincoln Arena, Decatur Road and Parker Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda. Live demonstrations, games, free refreshments and music. Children’s activities include balloon animals, face- painting and a petting zoo with pony rides.
• 5 to 9 p.m., Southgate Plaza, West Seneca. The town’s Police and Fire departments will display and demonstrate equipment they use. The animal control office and the West Seneca School District also will be represented.