LIVINGSTON, NJ — Alongside Livingston’s first-ever Summerfest on June 11 at Livingston High School, the township has scheduled its annual “Outside & Inside” Town-Wide Sidewalk Sale for the same weekend, beginning on June 10.
Forty-two businesses featuring jewelry, handbags, women’s fashions and accessories, women’s shoes, children’s shoes, men’s clothing, beauty products, art and more will have special sale tables placed outside or inside their locations, rain or shine.
A limited supply of LUVLIV canvass totes will available to shoppers on a first come first serve basis at each participating location while supplies last.
Livingston Summerfest will also feature a Food Truck Festival & Craft Fair in the LHS parking lot from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the annual Town Pool Open house sponsored by St. Barnabas from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and a Livingston Sunrise Rotary-sponsored Duck Race at Littell's Pond from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
“Everybody so far has been very positive about this,” said Maynard. “Livingston is a really fun town and I really think the residents and visitors will want to see this again.”
The Food Truck Festival & Craft Fair will occur rain or shine, with the LHS cafeteria available for diners if weather does not permit. The Food Trucks feature local restaurants, chains, and exclusively truck fares like Empanada Guy, House of Cupcakes, Cold Stone Creamery and the Angry Crab Food Truck. The Craft Fair includes vendors such as Doll Clothes, Cathy’s Crochet and Artsy Souls.
Livingston resident Scott Maynard, known for heading one of Essex County’s most popular July 4 celebrations, proposed the idea of Summerfest to the mayor and township council after attending East Hanover’s Food Truck Festival. Eager to bring what according to Maynard is a fun and modern trend to Livingston, he suggested combining a new Food Truck Festival, along with the annual Duck Race and Town Pool Open House into one celebration.
The newly combined festivities will replace the annual Memorial Day Circus, a decision which Maynard felt was appropriate. According to Maynard, the circus remained largely the same over its 18-year run and town residents held a negative attitude toward the event, which led the township council to eliminate the tradition.
“If you take something away you should really bring something in and I think that what we planned will be a great event for the town,” said Maynard.
Maynard expects more than 7000 people to attend this year’s Summerfest, thanks to word of mouth as well as a social media presence organized by Judith Heller, Livingston Communications Coordinator. Maynard said he hopes that Summerfest becomes an annual event that residents look forward to.
This Livingston Business Improvement District (BID) event will have the following businesses participating:
Andy’s Family Music Center 77 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave. / 973-716-0400
Bee Bee Designs 175 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-535-0602
Bric-A-Brac & Whatnots 123 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave. / 973-369-7350
C&D (In the Pink) 519 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-992-1190
Choice Pet Supply 277 Eisenhower Pkwy. / 973-992-1325
Complements Two 155 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-533-0608
Creative Works 46 E. Northfield Rd. / 973-992-8484
18/8 Fine Men’s Salon 4145 Town Center Way / 973-241-8188
Elle Squared 1130 Town Center Way / 973-533-1111
Fortunoff Backyard Store 518 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave. / 973-992-4100
Fred’s Small Engine 11 Burnet St. / 973-992-8558
Great Shapes 20 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. / 973-736-4484
Handcrafters 45 E. Northfield Rd. / 973-992-6270
High Country Ski & Tennis 465 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave. / 973-994-3630
Infinity 21 E. Northfield Rd. / 973-994-2448
Jacqueline 570 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-992-3535
Jan Press/PhotoMedia 72 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-992-8812
Jay’s Shoe Box 20 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. / 973-992-0338
Jeffrey Optics 36 E. Northfield Rd. / 973-533-1331
Karig’s Livingston Hardware 27 N. Livingston Ave. / 973-992-0022
Leo Fasseas Jewelers 171 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-533-1114
LikeWear 142 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-535-5654
Little Ones 20 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. / 973-992-2727
Livingston Camera 37 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-992-8383
Livingston Family Eyecare 184 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-758-1151
Livingston Gallery 40-42 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-992-9292
Medical Center Pharmacy 365 E. Northfield Rd. / 973-535-0900
Meyer’s Toys 35 E. Northfield Rd. / 973-740-9400
Nessalee Baby 615 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-200-2422
Northfield Pharmacy 568 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-992-4050
Paper Capers 119 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave. / 973-994-3130
Pink Jewels 1110 Town Center Way / 973-994-0975
Precious Cargo 2 W. Northfield Rd. / 973-994-4040
Rowma Clothing 161 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-994-0034
SAMS Fine Mens Clothing 555 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-422-1000
Shoe Inn 1140 Town Center Way / 973-535-6400
Test Rite Opticians 1120 Town Center Way / 973-992-2002
Things Of Beauty 19 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave. / 973-994-3646
Vanilla Sky 159 S. Livingston Ave. / 973-533-1400
Wigs Etcetera 2 W. Northfield Rd. / 973-994-2444
Window Works 38 E. Northfield Rd. / 973-535-5860
Wine Legend 277 Eisenhower Pkwy. / 973-992-4441