Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

National Night Out Tuesday at Pugsley Park

Free bicycle repair clinic offered
Liz Greene

National Night Out, celebrated on the first Tuesday in August, will feature a free bike repair clinic this year. The clinic, hosted by Peekskill Walks,  runs from 5 to 8 p.m. during National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1. Four local residents have volunteered their expertise in fixing bikes and will be available for minor repairs, adjustments and tuneups.  Pedal Peekskill will be participating with some giveways.

DJ Esco will be spinning tunes again this year.

The event takes place at Pugsley Park and features, food, music and booths from multiple community partners.

Peekskill’s National Night Out is sponsored by the City’s Youth Bureau and the Peekskill Police Department. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood togetherness to make neighborhood’s safer and a more caring place to live. The goal of National Night Out is to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

National Night Out is designed to improve crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Families come together to enjoy food, music, meet businesses from the community and police officers.

About the Contributor
Regina Clarkin
Regina Clarkin, Editor and Publisher
When the Peekskill Herald weekly newspaper ceased publishing in August 2000 it was the first time in the history of the city that there wasn’t a local newspaper.  The award-winning weekly was often referred to as the ‘glue’ of the community. Founded on January 9, 1986 by Regina Clarkin, Kathy Daley and Rich Zahradnik with a $7,000 credit card line, the paper filled the void created when the daily Evening Star was sold to Gannett and moved out of town. Founding publisher Regina Clarkin continued to live in the Peekskill Cortlandt area and turned her attention to other life endeavors.  Through the ensuing 19 years, Clarkin was frequently stopped in town and asked when she would start up the Herald again. In January 2019, Clarkin decided it was less labor intensive to deliver a weekly blog than a print newspaper so she began posting one story a week about life in Peekskill. After a successful crowd funding campaign in 2020, the Herald was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in July of 2021. Peekskill Herald is a digital relative of the former print edition, featuring many of the favorite aspects of the beloved Peekskill Herald such as old pictures, personality profiles and well written stories about newsworthy events. Regina Clarkin is the editor and publisher of the site. Photo by Joe Squillante