Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 20:00

Concerned citizens all over America are taking to the streets tonight during National Night Out. It is a national effort to help battle crime and take back our neighborhoods.

There are events are being held across this country, including one at the Metropolitan Oval where Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to be in attendance.

Police officials say National Night Out is a unique opportunity for them to connect with the community and send a strong message that residents are going to stand up against crime and violence.

NATW needs the support and participation of civic organizations like ours. City Island Images invites leaders in our area to become a part of the NATW network. Once we become members, we can keep the national office updated on news and successes from your community. NATW will let the nation know about your local innovations.