Local Family-Friendly Events to Enjoy Over the Holidays

December 17, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Residents looking to fill their week with holiday cheer are in luck, as many local celebrations are in full swing.

From family-friendly events to kid-centric story times, and senior citizen dances to adults-only happy hours, there is something on the calendar for every member of the family from now until Dec. 25 and beyond.

Dec. 15

Mountain Creek ...

New Book Chat Series to Bring Livingston Community Together This Winter

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Collins Elementary School Kindergarten teacher and Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) representative Greer Gelman addressed Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting attendees on Monday to announce the first-ever Livingston Community Book Club session, coming to Livingston High School (LHS) at the start of the new year.

The session features LHS Class of ‘80 ...

Family Fun Continues at Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to help the Township of Livingston celebrate the Festival of Lights on Thursday, the third Night of Chanukah, with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Camuso display at 5:30 p.m.

Participants will gather near the gazebo at the Memorial Oval to help Rabbi Cliff Kulwin of Temple B’Nai Abraham light the menorah candles.

Family fun will ...

Fashion and Food Come to CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to offering heart-pumping indoor cycling classes, CycleBar Livingston is opening its doors to various local businesses.

 “Community is one of our central guiding principles and although we use exercise as a focal point for that we recognize that there are other complimentary businesses that could benefit our riders," said owner Delvin ...

Livingston Community Players to Present One-Day-Only “Holiday Musicale”

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the Livingston Community Players’ (LCP) one-night-only “Holiday Musicale” concert and sing-along approaches, members of the LCP reminds area residents to reserve tickets to this musical holiday celebration in support of the award-winning community theater group.

Thanks to the generosity and outreach of Pastor Susan Gillespie, the performance ...

Livingston Camuso Holiday Display is Lit for the First Time in 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Instrumental members of the Camuso Collection Preservation Committee had the honor of officially lighting the Camuso display at the Livingston Memorial Oval on Saturday, where hundreds of residents attended a ceremony to kick off the holiday season.

Throughout the event, guests donated funds to the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), which helped ...

Livingston High School to Present “Peter and the Starcatcher”

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Don’t miss the Livingston High School (LHS) fall drama, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” this weekend only on the LHS stage.

On Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., under the direction of Meghan Reid, the cast and crew of the fall drama will show the audience what their hard work and dedication has gone toward over the last few months.

“Peter and the ...

Livingston's Camuso Elves Set to Work on 2017 Holiday Display

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As Thanksgiving came to an end, work began for Livingston’s Camuso Elves, who spent the weekend at the Oval setting up the Camuso Holiday Display in anticipation of opening night on Dec. 2, Santa’s arrival on Dec. 9 and the Menorah lighting ceremony on Dec. 14.

The Starline Dancers return for the annual lighting ceremony on Saturday, which will include hot ...

Turtle Back Zoo Breaks New Annual Attendance Record at 795,559

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Fleming-Kendrick family of Newark recently became the 795,559th visitors of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this year, establishing a new annual attendance record for the 13th-consecutive year and breaking the annual attendance record set last year.

Melva Fleming and Stafon Kendrick and their children, Myles Fleming and Makenzie Kendrick, arrived at the zoo to view ...

Holiday Lights Spectacular Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After reaching its 12th-consecutive attendance milestone in 2016 with 795,558 visitors during its 10th anniversary Holiday Lights Spectacular, the Turtle Back Zoo invites the public to the 11th annual Holiday Lights Spectacular, featuring 50 figures illuminated by one million lights both at the zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation ...

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Sunday Concert: Ellen LaFurn to Visit Livingston Library in December

December 1, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Enjoy an afternoon of American Songbook standards with vocalist Ellen LaFurn, at Livingston Public Library, on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3:00 p.m. 

"In my music you will hear the passion and excitement of a young person together with the experience of a life lived," her bio states.

LaFurn will be joined by Vic Cenicola on guitar and Ron Naspo on ...