Livingston Celebrates National Night Out on August 7
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 • 10:07am
National Night Out is an event that is held annually on the first Tuesday in August. The aim is to increase awareness regarding crime and drug prevention, as well as build community support and participation in anti-crime programs. National Night Out is designed to strengthen police-community partnerships, and to unite neighborhoods in the fight against crime. Livingston will be celebrating this event on August 7th with a wide range of programs and activities for all the family at The Oval starting at 5:30 pm.
The night will kicked-off with a ceremony to recognize all local law enforcement agents. Livingston residents are invited to meet McGruff the Crime Dog, listen to local bands, and watch safety and security demonstrations by the Livingston Police Department, Livingston Fire Department, and Livingston First Aid Squad. Blood pressure monitoring will be provided by the Livingston Nursing Division, with displays from the American Red Cross, Livingston Youth and Community Services (LYCS), Livingston Senior, Youth, and Leisure Services (SYLS), New York Sports Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other community organizations.
Inflatable rides and water slide ride are available for kids, and face painting, balloons and carnival games for the young, and the young at heart. DJ entertainment will be available throughout the night for those who want to “boogie the night away.” And the West Essex YMCA will provide fitness games and activities. Sonny Croughn will be displaying his custom-built vehicle a one-of-a-kind trike called DARE 2B BAD. And residents should look out for a helicopter from the Atlantic Health Care Air One which will land on The Oval.
There will also be free refreshments, provided by local vendors, Passport prizes and raffle with a movie shown at dusk. The Livingston Police Department invites you to come to The Oval, and have a fun-filled community evening with your neighbors!
If you would like to volunteer for National Night Out please contact the Livingston Police Department at 973-992-3000, ext #3600 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Livingston Police Department, go to the Township website: www.livingstonnj.org. Click on Police in the left hand column. The Police Department is located in the new Municipal / Police Building located at 333 South Livingston Avenue.