Arts & Entertainment

January 17, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The story of a Livingston native’s “journey through Poland's countryside as a war of nations thunders around them” was the heart of the discussion at the Livingston Education Foundation’s (LEF) second annual Community Book Club held at Livingston High School (LHS) on Monday ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of two upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 13 or Saturday, Feb. 2, on site at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. The camp directors and leadership team ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — To brighten up the season, the staff at Livingston’s Regal Bank hosted its seventh annual “Pet Pics with Santa Paws” event over the holidays. The event was free to the community, but any cash or food contributions were donated to local shelters. The photos above were provided ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to highlight Livingston High School (LHS) alumni and others who have strong ties to the township, TAPinto Livingston has officially launched a brand new column entitled “Where Are They Now?” The first edition, which can be found HERE, tells the story of 1985 LHS ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two weeks after Livingston natives Jennifer Ross and Marisa Palmer reopened the popular West Orange-based gift shop Just a Dream at its new home in Livingston, the pair hosted a celebratory ribbon cutting on Monday commemorating the relocation while also honoring Jennifer’s late ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School Lancers Marching Band performed during the pregame at the New York Jets vs. Houston Texans football game on Saturday at Met Life Stadium. See the video below, courtesy of NYJ Broadcast Department. Video above courtesy of NYJ Broadcast Department.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s winter chorus and orchestra concert, featuring the String Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Notations, Voicemales, Chamber Orchestra and Concert Chorus, will be held in the high school auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Some selections will include ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Holiday Decorations Committee, headed by Adrienne Santola and Marie Bennett, is determined not to let the town “go dark” during the holiday season. The Holiday Decorations Committee is in charge of the display that runs along Livingston’s main road and business ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the fourth night of Hanukkah, the Township of Livingston celebrated the Festival of Lights by joining together to the light the Menorah as part of the Camuso Holiday Display at the Memorial Oval on Wednesday. Mayor Ed Meinhardt, along with Councilmen Shawn Klein and Rudy ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Darren Prince, a Livingston High School (LHS) graduate of 1988, had much to celebrate at his 30-year reunion on Nov. 24 following the release of his memoir “Aiming High: How a Prominent Sports & Celebrity Agent Hit Bottom at the Top,” which has since been named an international ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After packing the house for its inaugural Community Book Club event last year, the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) has announced that its second annual Community Book Club, to be held at Livingston High School (LHS) on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m., will feature LHS graduate Ann ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Livingston Deputy Mayor Alfred Anthony was recently honored for his tremendous contribution on behalf of people with special needs and their families in Livingston at the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of Metrowest’s fundraising gala and art exhibit opening ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For its annual fall production coming up later this week, Livingston High School (LHS) will present “Midsummer/Jersey,” which puts a Jersey Shore twist on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Tickets can be purchased online HERE or at the door for the three ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Lynda Zarillo of Livingston was among the nine winners recently named in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest, sponsored annually by the Essex County Environmental Center and judged by members of the Essex County Photo Club. Zarillo received third place in the Adult ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, the Livingston Historical Society will open the historic Ely Cemetery on Hillside Avenue for public tours from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Force Homestead Museum, located at 366 South Livingston Avenue, will also be open during the same hours on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Last spring, the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) selected 12 two-member teams for its Model Curriculum Framework Project. Golda Och Academy’s Upper School Dean of Students and Arts Department Chair Jordan Herskowitz was chosen out of the more than 100 applicants for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Livingston High School Lancer Marching Band was recently invited to perform at the third annual Rutgers University Band Day, where the Lancers had the opportunity to rehearse with the Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights in preparation for the half-time show of the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fifth graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School recently enjoyed their first author visit of the year with Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs, co-authors of the recently released “The Dark Deep.”  The authors discussed not only the book itself, but also how they wrote it together ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) hosted its 18th annual Art at the Oval on Saturday, featuring a juried, outdoor, fine art and fine craft exhibit showcasing many well-known area artists. The Livingston event draws artists from the entire tri-state area who for ribbons and ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Those interested in checking out Meadowbrook Country Day Camp for next summer are invited to attend “Meadowfest,” a fun-filled day of fall events for prospective campers including hayrides, pumpkin picking, crafts, scavenger hunts, rides, games and prizes, face painting, apple ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Although the township has eight Diversity Festivals under its belt, this year, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI, chaired by Susan Berkenbush), Livingston Youth Appreciation Celebration Committee (YACC, chaired by Alan Karpas) and the West Essex YMCA ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Sheila Writt of Livingston was recently named among the 20 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. The seniors were recently honored during a ceremony at the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Essex County Cedar Grove ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Combining two annual celebrations from Livingston and West Orange into one powerful event focusing on the themes of unity and harmony, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Committee, West Essex YMCA, Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), and West Orange resident ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s (LHS) annual crime scene “extravaganza,” where Forensic Science students set up fictional crime scenes using skills they have learned in class throughout the school year, will be featured on "Classroom Close-up NJ" on Oct. 7. The 15-time Emmy ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston native Brett Altman, a late-bloomer in the music world who released his first single earlier this summer, recently released not only a music video for his first single, but his second single, “Vacancy Signs,” is now available on all digital platforms as well. His ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston’s Town-Wide Campout and Movie Under the Stars, which has been previously postponed three times due to rain, will now be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Memorial Oval (Robert H. Harp Drive). Boy Scout Troops 12 & 16 and Cub Scout Packs 12 &16 will lead the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Amanda DeFuria, a 13-year-old Livingston resident who won Food Network's “Chopped Junior” in 2016, is bringing her talents to reality television once again—this time to show off her vocal chops in a new show on PBS called "Celebration of Music" hosted by 17-year-old American ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Lucy Tan, a Livingston High School Class of 2006 alumna who discovered a passion for creative writing as a first grader at Hillside Elementary School, recently released her debut novel “What We Were Promised.” A month after its release, Tan’s novel is now prominently displayed in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Threatening rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of Livingston’s Indian community as the India Fest event, scheduled to move from the lawn of the West Essex YMCA to the Memorial Oval for the first time this year to accommodate the annual event’s growing popularity, was forced ...

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