BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents are hitting the streets Tuesday to stand up to crime.

The annual event is called National Night Out and millions of Americans will turn on their porch lights and head outside to show their solidarity in the fight against drugs and crime. It is the 23rd year for the event, which aims to raise awareness and strengthen neighborhood spirit.

Brooklyn residents can head to the Red Hook Community Justice Center event at 5:00pm in Coffey Park. There will also be rallies held at McKinney Park, which is on 7th Ave. between 73rd St. and Bay Ridge Parkway, from 7 to 10 p.m. and at Borough Hall Plaza at 6:15 p.m.

Law enforcement agencies, community residents, civic groups, businesses and neighborhood organizations across the borough take part in the events.

Related Information:Precinct Events: - 61st Precinct National Night Against Crime at 5 pm Avenue W between East 12th Street & Coney Island Ave. - 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime from 5:30pm to 9pm Kaiser Park, Neptune Ave. & West 25th Street. - 63rd Precinct National Night Out Against Crime from 5:30pm to 10pm East 69th Street between Ave. U & Veterans Ave. - 69th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime at 6pm Rockaway Parkway, between Foster Ave. & Avenue D. - 62nd Precinct National Night Out Against Crime from 6pm to 9pm Bath Avenue & Bay 22nd Street. - 66th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime from 6pm to 9pm At The Pct. 5822 16th Avenue. - 70th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Kolbert Park, East 17th Street between Avenue L & M.