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Livingston Youth Appreciation Week 2013

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Livingston Youth Appreciation Week 2013

Livingston's youth connect each & every day to everything that happens in Livingston.

The young people of Livingston are incredibly special and contantly prove it time and time again. The youth of Livingston are involved in all aspects of Livingston life. They work with seniors and people with special needs, they help to “green” the town, they assist with long term planning, and these wonderful children are committed and can be counted on to volunteer and serve our community.  

This year’s Livingston Youth Appreciation Week will take place between Monday, May 20 and Sunday, May 27.  Mark your calendars for these exciting events:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – Building Blocks Workshops comes to the Senior/Community Center at 204 Hillside Avenue in Livingston from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Livingston families with children age 4 and up are invited to participate in one of the most exciting, educational and fun workshops on the East Coast!  Architect Stephen Schwartz will lead families in a challenge to build their own windmill from 60,000 Lego pieces while learning about wind technology and future coastal wind farms under development right here in New Jersey.  Pizza and refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. with building beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Registration is now being accepted online through Community Pass under Youth Appreciation Week 2013.  A small registration fee includes dinner and the workshop, up to 6 family members eligible to attend.  Space is limited to the first 50 families, so be sure to register early! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 – The Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) and the West Essex YMCA will be sponsoring an event for children with special needs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Essex YMCA, 321 South Livingston Ave.  Children with special needs and their families are invited to attend.  There will be a wiffle ball clinic from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by entertainment from 7 to 8 p.m. consisting of a magician, a balloon artist, and a music clinic. The entire event is free of charge.   Please call 973-970-4441 for more information. 

Also on Wednesday, the Public Library will be viewing the premiere of "Livingston's Military Heroes In Their Own Words".  This documentary film features interviews with Livingston residents who have served in the United States military from World War II through the Iraq War.  This film will air on May 22 at 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments following the film at the Library. 

Livingston Youth Appreciation Week 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013 – The West Essex YMCA will be hosting the Diversity Festival beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the YMCA on S. Livingston Avenue.  Come celebrate our many cultures, interests and most of all our “unity as a community”:  There will be Live Music and Cultural Performances, an International Fashion Show and food samples from around the world. Admission is FREE! All members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend. Bring friends and the entire family! You DO NOT have to be a member of the YMCA or even a Livingston resident to participate/attend. Come enjoy diversity at its best.  If you would like to participate, please call Cheryl Francione at 973-992-7500.

Friday, May 24, 2013 –Parents are invited to drop off children between the ages of 4 to 12 at the Senior/Community Center, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for Parents’ Night Out.  Children will enjoy an evening of games and activities supervised by the Township’s camp staff while parents have the opportunity to dine out at a discount with a local participating restaurant.  Registration is free and advance registration is required.  Please register through Community Pass or in the SYLS Office, 204 Hillside Avenue.  A list of participating restaurants will be available after May 15.

Teens are invited to attend the Music Festival at the Town Center shopping plaza.  More than 15 bands will be playing on two stages between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  This is a free event, all are welcome.  From 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Mr. Ray (Kid Wonders) will be performing a special concert for Livingston youth ages 5–12. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013 – Join your neighbors at the annual Family Festival at the Oval.  From 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. there will be rides, slides, games, activities with the YMCA staff, a petting zoo, pony rides, an expo by the Livingston Robotics Club, an ultimate Frisbee contest, refreshments and more!

Stick around for the Town Camp Out, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Bring your tent and camp out at the Oval.  Local Boy Scout Troops 12, 16, Cub Scout Pack 16 and Girl Scout Troop 20735 will be leading activities including games for kids and campfire skits.  The annual Movie Night will follow at dark.  This year’s movie will be Wreck-It Ralph!

Sunday, May 26, 2013 – The Circus comes to town!  Cole Bros. Circus is back at the Livingston Circle on Route 10.  Advance ticket sales will begin in early May at the Senior, Youth & Leisure Services Office at 204 Hillside Avenue. 

Monday, May 27, 2013 – Come see the Memorial Day Parade down S. Livingston Avenue.  The parade begins at 10:00 a.m.  The Cole Bros. Circus will also hold two afternoon performances.

Livingston Youth Appreciation Week 2013Stuff the Bus – All Week Long!  Thursday, May 23rd, the bus will stop at participating Livingston public schools (Harrison, Hillside, Riker Hill, Burnett Hill, Mount Pleasant Middle School, Heritage Middle School and Livingston High School),  The West Essex YMCA, The JCC preschool in West Orange and The Crossing Church of Livingston will pick up on Saturday, May 25th.  The Bus will also stop at Kings and Shoprite and then make its way to the Family Fun Day at the Oval where it will be accepting donations.   Finally, on Monday May 27th, the Bus will participate in the town parade to help continue public awareness of the importance of this cause.


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