EDENWALD - New York City communities took part Wednesday in the 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime.

Police precincts throughout the five boroughs hosted family-friendly events featuring food, music and children's activities.

The event served as an opportunity for residents to meet and greet local police, and help strengthen the relationship between first responders and the neighborhoods they serve.

Organizers say the event also helped build camaraderie with neighbors who may not ordinarily interact.