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National Night Out Returns to Livingston for 6th Year

Annual event will be held at the Memorial Oval on Tuesday, Aug. 5.


The Livingston Police Department will hold the community’s sixth National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Memorial Oval. The annual event begins at 5:30 p.m.

The event will conclude with a large-screen outdoor family movie on the Oval, which will begin at dusk. The police department requests Livingston children to vote on which movie will be shown.  The voting page can be found at www.westessextribune.net. Polling will remain open until July 29, and the winning movie will be announced in the July 31 issue of the West Essex Tribune.

There will be displays from various local organizations and businesses including LYCS, Livingston Girl Scouts, Livingston Cub Scouts, Livingston Taiwanese Association, several Livingston houses of worship, the West Essex Tribune and Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter.  Any organization or local business that would like to have a free display table at the event is asked to call the Community Policing Unit at 973-992-3000 extension 3600.

The West Essex YMCA will provide children’s activities. Children may also bring their bathing suits as the Livingston Fire Department will set up an area where they can be showered with water from a fire truck.

There will also be a Rolling Video Games theater where the newest games from Wii, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 can be played inside on four wide screen high-def TVs with built-in vibration motors synced to the on-screen action. There will be inflatables and two mechanical rides:  “Dixie Swing Ride” and “Turbo Tubs."

The event will be held inside at Livingston High School if there is rain.

Volunteers are needed for various positions, including running carnival games for children. To donate, volunteer or to learn more about Livingston’s upcoming National Night Out, contact Officer Gary Mankowitz at 973-992-3000 extension 3208 or Gmankowitz@livingstonnj.org.

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