Hundreds attend 84th Precinct’s National Night Out party at Brooklyn Bridge Park

August 4, 2022 Mary Frost, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Hundreds of Brooklynites gathered at Pier Five in Brooklyn Bridge Park Tuesday night to celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime, presented by the 84th Precinct Community Council. The event was one of about a dozen such gatherings across Brooklyn, meant to build community relationships with the police and help make neighborhoods safer.

Party-goers mingled with NYPD members, enjoyed music, performances and barbeque, and picked up give-aways at tables manned by community organizations such as Emergency Management’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Heights Players. Local good citizens received recognition for their efforts.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to build stronger relationships with out officers from the 84th Precinct,” said  84th Precinct Community Council President Mark Gelbs.

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Community partners including Park Plaza Restaurant and Fascati Pizza provided food; Waldena served  free ices; Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory gave scoops of the cold stuff; and Target, Wegmans and Starbucks provided fruit, beverages and chips.

Delores Smith-Johnson, a volunteer with CERT Division 1, hands out NYC Emergency Management’s Ready New York brochures.
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(Left) Deputy Inspector Adeel S. Rana, the 84th Precinct’s Commanding Officer, with Delores Smith-Johnson, a volunteer with CERT Division 1.
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Representatives from the Kings County District Attorney’s Office man at table at the 84th Precinct’s National Night Out Against Crime event.
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84th Precinct Community Council President Mark Gelbs emceed the 84th Precinct’s National Night Out Against Crime event.
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Free ices provided by Waldena were a big hit.
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City Councilmember Lincoln Restler honored the 84th Precinct Community Council, headed by Mark Gelbs, with a proclamation.
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Representatives from the New York City Law Department hand out brochures about community services.
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This boy was thrilled to get a free basketball from NYPD’s Community Affairs division.
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P.S. 307’s Brooklyn Diamonds drill team thrilled the crowd with their precision performance.
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The Gowanus Wildcats drill team exhibited split-second timing in an awesome performance.
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Members of the Brooklyn Justice Initiative work to provide meaningful alternatives for young people to avoid incarceration for misdemeanors.
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City Councilmember Lincoln Restler hands out free COVID-19 tests at the 84th Precinct’s National Night Out Against Crime event.
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Yes, it was sublime: Pianist Kay Sublime provided hours of beautiful music to entertain the crowd at the event.
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Everyone wanted a slice of Fascati’s pizza.
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Assemblymember and Congressional candidate Jo Anne Simon thanks the volunteers who work with the 84th Precinct to help make the community safer.
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Deputy Inspector Adeel S. Rana, the 84th Precinct’s Commanding Officer.
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Delores Smith-Johnson, a volunteer with Emergency Management’s CERT Division 1.
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(From left) Dunasha Payne, with the Brooklyn Justice Initiative; Delores Smith-Johnson, a volunteer with Emergency Management’s CERT Division 1; and Mary Frost, a volunteer with CERT Division 2.
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Community member Steve Neiman, left, is presented with a Good Citizen Award by 84th Precinct Community Council President Mark Gelbs.
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Community member Rivolye Alex, left, is presented with a Good Citizen Award by 84th Precinct Community Council President Mark Gelbs.
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Community member Dawn Haas, left, is presented with a Good Citizen Award by 84th Precinct Community Council President Mark Gelbs.
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Community member Olga Alfred, left, is presented with a Good Citizen Award by 84th Precinct Community Council President Mark Gelbs.
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Pastor Zac Martin, Director of Faith and Clergy Initiatives for Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso.
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Deputy Inspector Adeel S. Rana, the 84th Precinct’s Commanding Officer, holds a Proclamation presented by Pastor Zac Martin, Director of Faith and Clergy Initiatives for Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso (second from right). Also receiving a Good Citizen Award was Ilir Shanaj (second from left).
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A Civilian Commendation Award was presented to DUMBO resident Richard Mauro (fifth from left) by Deputy Inspector Adeel S. Rana, the 84th Precinct’s Commanding Officer (holding award). From left: Peter Lanfranca; 84th Precinct Sgt. Celia Cain; 84th Precinct NCO Michael Gargano; 84th Precinct NCO Sorely Nunez; Richard Mauro; D.I. Rana; 84th Precinct Community Council President Mark Gelbs (rear); Assemblymember and Congressional candidate Jo Anne Simon; Community Affairs Officer John Kenny; and Community Affairs Det. Julius Hudson.
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Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh.
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Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presents a Proclamation from Mayor Eric Adams to Chief Max Torrentino. From left: FDNY Commishioner’s assistant Tracy; Community Affairs assistant; Deputy Inspector Adeel S. Rana, the 84th Precinct’s Commanding Officer; Chief Torrentino; Commissioner Kavanagh; 84th Precinct Community Council President Mark Gelbs; 84th Precinct Sgt. Celia Cain; and Community Affairs Det. Julius Hudson.
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Chief Max Torrentino presents a Proclamination from the NYC Council to Edward Evans, St. Francis College. From left: Community Affairs Officer John Kenny; NCO Justin Mateo; Edward Evans, St. Francis College; Chief Max Torrentino; Det. John Condon; Deputy Inspector Adeel S. Rana, the 84th Precinct’s Commanding Officer; Sgt. Celia Cain.
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