The city of Palmdale Neighborhood Services Department will host its National Night Out event from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Domenic Massari Park, 37716 55th Street East.

The evening will feature music, various events and, in recognition of the latest online fad, a series of Pokemon Go lures. Officials had to move the event from its original date because most public safety resources were directed to the Sand Fire.

“Come join us and meet some of our brave men and women whose agencies were part of the [fire] response effort,” said Ruth Oschmann, Palmdale crime prevention specialist.

The festivities will be conducted on the west side of the facility, near the skate park. There will be a number of public safety displays from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire departments; residents will be treated to a rock wall, relay races and an opportunity to test their strength with a Bearcat Pull, and a “dunk-a-cop” tank. There will be raffle prizes courtesy of Target.

“In addition to meeting our local public safety and first responders, seeing all of the great displays and enjoying the activities, join myself, fellow Crime Prevention Specialist Kery German, and Mayor Jim Ledford as we drop lures at the Pokestops in Domenic Massari Park,” Oschmann said. “Make sure you come by to catch ‘em all.”

Organizers suggest attendees bring lawn chairs and a picnic basket; ice cream and snacks will be available for purchase.

National Night Out is a nationwide crime prevention awareness campaign designed to generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts. It is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and partnerships with the local law-enforcement community. Palmdale residents are asked this month to briefly keep their porch light on and spend the evening outside with neighbors.

For more details, call (661) 267-5170 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.