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National Night Out Day occurs during the first Tuesday of every August.

The goal is to increase awareness on police programs in communities including drug prevention and neighborhood watch initiatives.

National Night Out Day has been celebrated since 1984 with festivities including barbecues and local festivals.

Here’s a list of a few local Rochester, NY events listed below:

To follow news, if you are at an event, and to share your stories and celebrate, use the hash tag #NationalNightOutDay!