Tonight is National Night Out all over the country and very active and supported in the Western New York community. The mission across the United States is to get the public and neighborhoods to interact and get to know their local police departments and other town officials with a lot of food, music and fun.

Byron Brown is a big advocate of the initiative and you can see the event he puts on and others in the community

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  • Mayor Byron Brown will be joined by Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Police Commissioner Bryon C. Lockwood, and Fire Commissioner William Renaldo at the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion on Jefferson Avenue beginning at 5 p.m. The event will feature free food, a bounce house, live music, arts and crafts and more. Former Buffalo Bills running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas is also set to make and appearance.
  • The Cazenovia Neighborhood Library will offer refreshments, games for kids, and appearances by local officials from 6-8 p.m.
  • The FruitBelt Coalition hosts an event at the Adult and Teen Challenge Rehabilitation Center on Locust Street offering games, voter's registration, bounce houses, prayer outreach, and more. The event begins at 4 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair.
  • The Black Rock community is invited to the Assumption Church Lawn from 6-9 p.m. for an event hosted by the Grant Amherst Business Association and the West Side Youth Development Coalition. There will be hot dogs, a DJ, and activities for all.
  • Cheektowaga's Favorite Pizza Contest is happening from 5-8 p.m. at multiple locations—the Doyle 2 and Southline fire stations, as well was the Cheektoawaga Town Park.
  • The Albion Police Department invites the community to Bullard Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. for food, entertainment, law enforcement demonstrations, and give-a-ways. Mercy Flight will be also be present with an aircraft to tour.
  • Dukirk Police will host an event beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park featuring live music, activities for kids, and a screening of "How To Train Your Dragon."
  • The City of Batavia invites the community to dunk police officers and other city officials in a dunk tank. The Batavia Police Department's event will be held at St Anthony's facility on Liberty Street between 6-8 p.m. Other activities include face painting, balloon animals, raffles, and emergency response demonstrations.