National Night Out Events in NJ 2012

It is another National Night Out in NJ celebrated traditionally on the first Tuesday in August! We are researching the best links to find out what is going on! This 2012, National Night Out falls on August 7, 2012. So let’s spotlight some of these, shall we?

Bergen County National Night Out:

Fair Lawn’s National Night Out and Family Fun Night will be held at Memorial park from 7-9PM.

Fairview’s National Night Out is at a new location, ANDERSON AVENUE BETWEEN KAMENA STREET & KENNEDY DRIVE, 6:00 PM UNTIL 10:00 PM, NY1 Video link here!

Garfield’s National Night Out- 6-9PM 20th Century Field: State Police Helicopter landing, fun stuff for the kids, click here for more details.

Leonia’s National Night Out 2012- Bounce house alert! and a very special Medivac landing of a helicopter from HUMC to Wood Park, (great park by the way) 6-9pm on Broad AVe. between Fort Lee Road and Beechwood Place. check out more details from the Leonia website

Paramus National Night Out- Cool stuff going on here including the Hit Men performing after official festivities at 7:30PM.  From “The Paramus Police Department will present National Night Out on Monday, August 7, 2012 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. The event will take place at the main Paramus Library located at E116 Century Road in Paramus, New Jersey.”  For more details check out complete description.

Rivervale has fireworks! Here is an excerpt from their website: “The 5th Annual National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 7th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm at the Upper Grove Field Complex. Fireworks to follow at 9pm at the River Vale Country Club. For more info including shuttles, check out their website.

Teaneck is having train rides for the kiddies for their National Night Out as well as bounce houses and a military helicopter landing. Check out the Patch listing here.

Essex County National Night Out

For information on Glen Ridge, Livingston, and South Orange (Muppets movie at 8:30pm at Meadowlands Park, Flood Hill) check out Georgette’s calendar on Baristakids.

Maplewood is having their national night out at DeHart Park. Here’s an article from the Patch about it.

Morris County National Night Out

Florham Park is having their National Night Out at their municipal complex (Recreation Pavilion) with a helicopter landing and ending with the “Muppets” movie. Here’s a nifty flyer for more details.

For a very interesting indoor venue, with ice skating, check out Morristown’s National Night Out taking place at the Mennen Sports Arena. THey even have a demonstration about bomb robots. Click here for more details.

Union County National Night Out

National Night Out in Springfield is taking place at Meisel Park and will be followed by an 8PM concert by Grickenz, and then at dusk an outdoor movie is shown courtesy of UCNJ, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. More details here.

Next door in Union, they will have a “Dunk-a-cop” Dunk Tank, and a bounce house at 981 Caldwell Avenue, complete w/ HQ Police tours Flyer link.

Summit is having a fun gathering at the Village Green, with an inflatable obstacle course, a magic show, and an appearance by Shark Diddy. Summit’s Patch has more details here.

From Geraldine on FB: “Scotch Plains: National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug 7th from 6p to 9p, on the Village Green. Food, rides, music, and fun with Police, Fire and Rescue.”

How about Middlesex, Somerset, Hudson, and all the other counties in NJ?

Sorry guys, we are a little behind this year, but we definitely will accept comme
nts if we are missing a favorite! We will be updating this list as we find out more cool towns to spotlight, but for now, check out the comprehensive list by Jersey Family Fun for National Night Out festivities.

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Planning a birthday party? Consider these NJ based businesses and venues. Each one offers a unique location or service to make your next party great!

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Indoor Playspace, Indoor Playground, Museum


Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum

4 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Imagine That!!! is a New Jersey Children’s Museum where pre-school age and young school children are encouraged to touch, discover, learn and explore in a 16,000 square foot space, featuring over 50 exhibits. Imagine That!!! offers a variety of birthday and party packages that include unlimited time to play in the museum, a private party suite and more.




Indoor Playspace, Indoor Playground


Jump On In

85 Fulton Street
Boonton, NJ 07005


Jump on In is an indoor inflatable playspace specializing in jumping parties, field and camp trips, fundraisers, open play and more. There are two large gyms with a variety of inflatables for all ages (some height restrictions for children under 42″) and there are two private party rooms.



Indoor Playspace

Play Your Way

72 Hamburg Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457

Play Your Way is an indoor playground, activity and party center in Riverdale, NJ for children ages 0-6 and their parents. The center is designed to provide unstructured playtime and activities Play Your Way offers comprehensive party packages with exclusive use of the facility for you and your guests and tons of great things included.


Traveling Entertainer

Tweedles The Clown

Northern NJ

Let Tweedles meet and greet your guests spreading good cheer or perform clown magic! Start your party with fun and laughs. Tweedles also offers fabulous face painting and beautiful balloons that make the perfect take home treasure. Or you can order custom balloon arrangements to be delivered or arrange a balloon twisting class!