Youth Appreciation Week
2013 Youth Appreciation Week – Please visit Livingston Youth Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 21 – Building Blocks Workshop – Building Blocks Workshops led by Architect Stephen Schwartz will be coming to the Livingston Senior/Community Center on Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. 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! Families will be challenged 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. Advance registration is required and can be done online through Community Pass, or in the SYLS Office at 204 Hillside Avenue, during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A $25 fee per family covers dinner and building. Limit 50 families, up to six members per family.
Wednesday, May 22 – 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.
Thursday, May 23 – 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 – Parents Night Out 2013 Join us for Parents Night Out on Friday, May 24. Livingston SYLS will be hosting this popular night of games and entertainment for kids while parents enjoy a night off! Participating local restaurants will be offering a discount at their establishments. A complete list of participating restaurants will be available by May 15. Please check back soon. Register online for Parents Night Out at http://register.communitypass.net/livingston No fee, just fun!
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 – 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! Come back later at 5:00 p.m. for the Town Camp Out. Families are invited to bring their tent and camp out on the Oval lawn. Local Boy Scouts will be on hand to assist with camp setups and activities. The annual Movie Night will follow at 8:00 p.m. This year’s movie will be Wreck-It Ralph! Check the YAW website for details: Livingston Youth Appreciation Week
Sunday, May 26 – 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 – Come see the Memorial Day Parade down S. Livingston Avenue. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. The Cole Bros. Circus will also hold two afternoon performances.
Stuff the Bus – All Week! 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.