Sunday, May 12, 2013
See the sights from the local orchestra's concert on Saturday in Patch's photo gallery.
Livingston's 200th anniversary celebration continued this weekend with a concert put on by the Livingston Symphony Orchestra. The local orchestra, in cooperation with the Livingston Bicentennial Committee, presented "A Bicentennial Celebration" on Saturday at Livingston High School. You can see some of the sights from the concert in the photo gallery above.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The local orchestra will put on a concert for the township's bicentennial celebration at 7:30 p.m. at Livingston High School.
Livingston's 200th anniversary celebration continues this weekend with a concert put on by the Livingston Symphony Orchestra. The local orchestra, in cooperation with the Livingston Bicentennial Committee, will present "A Bicentennial Celebration" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Livingston High School, at 30 Robert H. Harp Drive. This concert will feature the music of celebration and triumph from the time when Livingston Township was founded. Expect to hear musical selections from Wagner, Brahms, Berlioz, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Children under the age of 12 are admitted for free. For more information visit the Livingston Symphony Orchestra at LSONJ.org.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Livingston celebrates its bicentennial with sculptures all over town
Let's meet on the street! This sculpture, right in front of landmark Livingston business Sam's, depicts two men shaking hands. As part of the township's bicentennial celebration, a display of sculptures by John Seward Johnson have been installed at various locations in the business district. Seward Johnson is best known for his life-size bronze statues, which actually are castings of living people of all ages depicting them engaged in day-to-day activities. They include “Holier Than Thou” at Starbucks, “Contact” at Sams Clothing, “Weekend Painter” at Roosevelt Plaza, and “Holding Out” at Kings Supermarket. The 12 sculptures are on loan to the town through October. "They are beautifully placed," Johnson said. "For example, one of them at …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
For the Bicentennial, NJIT students are designing computer games to virtually explore the town's history.
Wondering about Livingston's role in the Civil War? There's (soon to be) an app for that.
Looking for the Top 25 historic sites in town? Yup, there's (soon to be) an app for that, too.
Livingston at 200, the township's yearlong observation of its bicentennial, is about to jump into the digital age.
Chris Bickel, Supervisor of Social Studies at Livingston Public School, is mentoring three NJIT students who are developing web-based/interactive games for Livingston second graders to learn more about the history of the township. The second grade social studies curriculum is set up for students to explore their town, the past and present, and the bicentennial dovetails nicely with lessons going on in the classroom, Bickel says.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
All around township, merchants are celebrating with $18.13 specials from Feb. 4 through Feb. 10 to mark the event.
As part of Livingston’s year-long Bicentennial celebration, nearly 70 Livingston businesses have announced they will be offering “1813 Specials” from Mon., Feb. 4 through Sun., Feb. 10. Offers range from $18.13 specials at restaurants and stores to discounts of 18.13% on shopping and other items. “Response from our local businesses wanting to participate in this historic celebration has been overwhelming,” said Executive Director of the Livingston Business Improvement District Beth Lippman. “All of our great restaurants, shops, salons and health facilities are important members of our community and share in our history and our future," she added. For a list of participating businesses and their “1813 Specials” click here or visit …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The township hosts a Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a Volunteer Appreciation Celebration.
Saturday, January 19
The first month of the Livingston Bicentennial celebration features three events that to acknowledge volunteerism important role in the township's past and present. The events kick off Monday, Jan. 21 with a Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a Volunteer Appreciation Celebration. On Jan 26. the town will host its first-ever Volunteer Fair. “It's fitting that our Bicentennial celebration kicks off with a focus on volunteers,” Ellie Cohen, co-chair of the Livingston Bicentennial Committee, said. “Because our town has historically been distinguished by a very high level of volunteer involvement. In service clubs, athletic organizations, houses of worship, charitable groups, emergency services, and dozens of township committees…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The township releases a list of events for each themed month throughout the year for its bicentennial celebration.
Thursday, January 17
January – Livingston at 200: Strengthened by Volunteers The Bicentennial celebration kicks off at the Annual Reorganization and Reception on January 1. We'll celebrate Livingston's tradition of volunteerism and honor our many hard-working volunteers at a Volunteer Fair and special Volunteer Recognition Event as well as at the traditional Day of Service on Martin Luther King’s birthday. February – Livingston at 200: Honoring our Founders A reading of Livingston's Charter, recognition of Livingston's long-time families, and a presentation by Governor Kean at Town Hall will be the heart of a Founder's Day event to commemorate the signing of Livingston’s Charter of Incorporation on February 5, 1813. Refreshments will be baked by local bakers …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Livingston Bicentennial Committee unveiled a new website and logo for its 2013 celebration.
Livingston is gearing up to celebrate its big 200th birthday in style with some new technology and a new look. Members of the township Bicentennial Committee recently set up a new website to highlight different parts of the community and all the festivities for the 2013 anniversary. A Livingston High School student created a logo for the celebration and the design officially unveiled to the public on Monday at the municipal government reorganization meeting - just in time for the new year. Livingston isn't the only municipality in Essex County gearing up to honor such an important milestone. Bloomfield is turning 200 this year and the community will party with concerts, parades, a time capsule opening and planting a special tree. West …