National Night Out, America's Night Out Against Crime, moves this year to Zabrocki Plaza near 173rd Street and Oak Park Avenue. Last year, the event was in the Kmart parking lot off Harlem Avenue. Tuesday's festivities kick off at 5 p.m. and last through 9 p.m.
"We use it to bring forth all the positive services and what the police department has to offer," Dina Navas, who works for the Tinley Park Police Department's crime prevention unit, said last week. "It's to educate our parents and to educate our kids."
The family-friendly event gives visitors the opportunity to meet and greet police officers, Tinley's K-9, Thor, firefighters, public works employees and more. Family Martial Arts students will present during the night along with the Ronald McDonald Go Active group and the David Fleming Juggling Variety Show.
A local favorite, Dotsie the Clown, will be on hand for face painting, Navas said.