National Evening and Hot Air Balloon Rides arrive in Livingston on Tuesday

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston has scheduled its National Night Out – a night of safety demonstrations and entertainment in cities across the country – for this Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m.

Livingston’s event will take place at the Oval on Robert Harp Drive. In case of rain, it will move to Livingston High School.

The event will include captive hot air balloon rides at the end of the night’s festivities, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 160 tickets were available but are sold out, depending on the website.

The Atlantic Health Air One helicopter is due to land at 6 p.m. at National Night Out, organizers said on facebook.

Each year, National Night Out encourages residents to work with local law enforcement and be vigilant against crime. In many cities, police and other agencies set up tables with safety information, giveaways and activities for children.

There will be a free raffle where entrants can enter to win prizes donated by Karig’s Livingston Hardware, the West Essex Tribune, Love Letters and others.

To learn more about Livingston’s upcoming National Night, contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 ext. 3600 or email [email protected]

Further information can be found at

The Livingston event is supported by donations from MMG Transportation LLC, Corigliano Towing, Best Provision Co., Expert Plowing and Landscape, Kiwanis Club of Livingston and Shoprite and special thanks to the Livingston Fire Department, Department of Works Livingston Public Schools, Unico and Livingston Public Schools.

Learn more here.

All proceeds from the hot air balloon rides will be donated to Shiv’s Third Eye in memory of Livingston resident Shiv Kulkarni, a high school freshman who died last year.

As all profits are donated to charity, no refunds will be given if the balloon is canceled due to weather or other circumstances.