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National Night Out Returns to Livingston

Police put on a fun, free community event to teach residents of all ages about law enforcement.

Some of the fun from the 2009 Livingston National Night Out.
Some of the fun from the 2009 Livingston National Night Out.
The Livingston Police Department will hold the community’s fifth National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Memorial Oval.

Nights Out are held across the county in an effort to increase awareness  about police anti-crime programs that are taking place in communities such as Livingston.  Last year, over 37 million people in all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories, Canada and military bases worldwide participated in the yearly event.

The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. and offers food and soft drinks, rides, face painting, balloons and carnival games for children, giveaways, live bands, a DJ, law enforcement displays, safety and security demonstrations and anti-drug activities.  

The event will also feature displays from various local organizations and businesses.  Any organization or local enterprise that would like to have a free display table at the event is asked to call the Community Policing Unit at 973-992-3000, ext. 3600.

The fifth annual happening has a new offering for 2013: An outdoor family dance party on the Oval produced by “Club Big Wave.” All ages are invited to dance the night away to their favorite music while viewing the actual recording stars performing on high-definition stretch fabric video screens complete with a DJ and an award-winning LED and intelligent light show. The good times are slated to begin at dusk and end at 10:30 p.m.  

To help kick off National Night Out, Livingston Police invite local children to design a National Night Out poster. Prizes will be awarded for the best posters in each of the following categories:  ages 5-7, ages 8-10, ages 11-13 and ages 14-16.  All winning posters will be displayed at the event.  Complete information and rules are online

For more info, visit the Livingston National Night Out Facebook page. And if you'd like to donate to the effort or volunteer your own services to make the public safety and fun event a success, contact Officer Gary Mankowitz at 973-992-3000, ext. 3208.

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