Tonight is ‘National Night Out’

Haverhill Police are reminding local families they're invited to participate in their annual National Night Out activities Tuesday evening at Swasey's field off Blaisdell Street from 5 p,m. to 8 p.m.

Communities across the nation come together to mark the annual crime and drug prevention event through community awareness, and to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. National Night Out Activities for children include Clowns, Face painting, Balloon Creations, Various Blow-up activities, and free food.

Similar National Night Out activities also taking place in other area communities this evening, such as a series of block parties beginning at 5:30 p.m. within the Arlington district in Methuen and Lawrence.