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Posted on: July 26, 2023

Mayor Brown and Buffalo Board of Block Clubs Celebrate 40th Anniversary of National Night Out

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Buffalo, NY - In advance of National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, August First, Mayor Byron W. Brown, and members of the Buffalo Board of Block Clubs, gathered in Niagara Square on Wednesday for a special NNO celebration that recognized NNO’s 40th Anniversary. Mayor Brown also issued a reminder to block club leaders to register as soon as possible, if they haven’t already, to take part in National Night Out festivities in Buffalo, scheduled for Tuesday, August First in neighborhoods citywide. NNO is an annual celebration of neighborhood unity, aimed at building neighborhood camaraderie while reinforcing relationships between residents, government, police, and fire personnel.

Mayor Brown stated, “In advance of Tuesday’s National Night Out, I’m pleased to be in Niagara Square with members of the Buffalo Board of Block Clubs to celebrate NNO’s 40th Anniversary with a special kickoff rally. We are hoping to get as many Block Clubs and City residents to participate as possible in this year’s NNO activities. NNO helps promote education and create dialogue between residents and our first responders, while also providing our residents with information about our key city services.”

Mayor Brown continued, “With an increase in youth violence in Buffalo in recent months, it’s important that we reinforce our comprehensive public safety strategy, including important investments in our city’s young people. My Administration’s top priority is building a city where every single resident feels safe, and in order to do that, we need everyone at the table. National Night Out is another crime prevention strategy that supports our multi-layered approach to reducing crimes of all kinds in Buffalo.”

To register for National Night Out events in Buffalo on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, Buffalo Block Clubs are asked to visit:

At the pre-NNO event in Niagara Square on Wednesday, Mayor Brown and representatives from the Division of Citizen Services, Buffalo Police and Fire and BURA, handed out free event kits to block club leaders and representatives, to be distributed to City residents next Tuesday. Some of the items included brochures and other City resource materials that highlighted on-going public safety and anti-crime initiatives, as well as Child ID Kits, Junior Police Badges, and National Night Out coloring books.

National Night Out events are held annually in more than 16,000 cities across the U.S. For more information about National Night Out events in Buffalo, call 1 (716) 851-6500 or 1 (716) 348-1947.

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