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Annual Town-Wide Sidewalk Sale Added to Livingston's Summerfest List of Events

Get them while supplies last!

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.

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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

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