LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Police Department will hold the community’s sixth National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5th at the Memorial Oval. The annual event begins at 5:30 p.m.  There will be a free raffle which will allow participants to enter to win prizes donated by Love Letters, Antonio’s, Dieci, and Livingston Car Wash. Dana Gaier, Livingston resident and voice of Edith in the “Despicable Me” movies has also donated several movie-related prizes for this year’s free raffle.

Step it Up Events will be present with its open photo booth all evening. Attendees will be able to pose for a fun picture and receive a souvenir copy to take with them. McGruff the Crime Dog will be posing for photos from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Livingston’s event is generously supported by donations from Best Provisions, Costco, Crystal Plaza, Livingston BID, Livingston Chamber of Commerce, Investors Savings Bank, Kings, and Livingston Bagel.

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The Livingston Kiwanis Club will be holding their Swim Karnival for children ages 3 to 13 at Haines Pool from 7:00 to 8:00.

Any organization or local business that would like to have a free display table at the event is asked to call the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600.

In case of rain, the event will be held inside Livingston High School.

Volunteers are needed for various positions including running carnival games for children.  To donate, volunteer or to learn more about Livingston’s upcoming National Night Out, contact Officer Gary Mankowitz at (973) 992-3000 extension #3208 or