The Bicentennial Old-Fashioned Family Picnic and Art-At-The-Oval on Sept 22, 2013


This year, 2013, marks the 200th birthday of the Township of Livingston.  The Bicentennial Committee has planned monthly events to celebrate this milestone.

An Old-Fashioned Family Picnic sponsored by Nero’s Grille will take place on the Memorial Oval in front of the High School on Sunday, September 22, 2013! The day will feature a Carousel sponsored by members of the Dignity Memorial Providers Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Home and Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home.  Pony rides, petting zoo, a hayride, face-painting, music, clowns, family field games, carnival booths and much, much more.  All will be starting at 12 noon til 5 pm, with the exception of the field games and hayride which will run from 1 till 4 pm.  All of these attractions will be FREE to the public! There will be 10 food trucks on site to purchase food. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day with special guests Dave Rimilis and Larry Cutrone from Livingston. Joan Rothbard of Recreation Picnic Services, a Livingston-based company, will be providing the attractions.

The Arts Council of Livingston will present the 14th Annual Art-at-the Oval, an outdoor fine art and craft exhibition and sale that will be running from 11 till 5 p.m.  This juried art event provides a venue for emerging and established local and regional artists and artisans to exhibit and sell their work.

Artists offer a unique variety of 2 and 3 dimensional art in various mediums.  It affords the public the ability to view a concentration of art in a leisure atmosphere.  The show is judged by a professional art juror, and artistic excellence is rewarded with ribbons and cash prizes.  This event is free to all.  For further information contact Vivian Olshen 973-992-1950 or Or Irene Feigen 973-994-1516 or

The Livingston Historical Society has joined forces with the Bicentennial Historical Committee to take you on an adventure into Livingston’s past by bringing the Old Force Home “to life!”  Reenactments of life in 1813 will take place with actors portraying our forefathers.

Families can “Hop on the Bus” and take a tour of our many historical sites throughout town. For more information, contact Patty Arnold at

Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.  Parking for handicapped spectators will be available at the library!  Cars must use the South Livingston Avenue entrance to Memorial Park.  General parking will be available in the lots at St. Philomena’s Church, Livingston High School and at Town Hall.  In case of inclement  weather, most activities will be moved indoors.

The Lions Club of Livingston is sponsoring a blood drive  through the New Jersey Blood Center from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on the day of the picnic and art show.

The Livingston at 200 events have been made possible by donations from our lead sponsor–St. Barnabas Medical Center.  Other sponsors include Regal Bank, Crystal Plaza, Investor’s Saving Bank, Air Group, Eastman Companies, Kiwanis of Livingston, Nero’s Grille, and Valley National Bank.

For further information contact:

Andrea Ubaldi 973-464-7920

Joyce Mazzarella 973-986-8183