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Summer fun in New Jersey 2012

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New Jersey offers a host of fun activities during the summer months – and much of it is FREE. The FIT/UCE Employee Assistance Program compiled the following list of activities and programs that will hopefully help make for an enjoyable summer. All activities are free unless otherwise noted.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra…..732-442-9200
June 25 at 8PM, PNC Arts Center, Holmdel
Request free tickets: Garden State Arts Foundation, NJSO Concert, P.O. Box 5013, Woodbridge, NJ 07095-5013.

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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra ….201-420-2207
Frank Sinatra Drive, 4th & 5th Street, 7:30PM - Hoboken
June 28: NJ Symphony (no tickets needed)
Branch Brook Park, Newark
June 29: NY Symphony (no tickets needed)

BERGEN COUNTY
Grace Lord Park, Boonton
W. Main & Essex Ave
June 27: Denville String Band at 7:30PM
Memorial Park in Fair Lawn at 8PM
Pool Complex/Berdan Ave
July 15: The Cameos (swing)
July22: Jazz
July 29: Somers Dream Orchestra
Aug 5: Alan Quinn Orchestra
Aug 12: Jazz/Swing
Aug 19: Big Band

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Community Center- Fort Lee
1355 Inwood Terrace at 7:30PM
Aug 29: The Duprees
The Greens, Hackensack at 7PM
Main & Court Streets
July 17: The Happenings
Garfield Concerts
Elizabeth & Midland
Aug 7: The Kootz at 7PM
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Maywood Public Library
Hackbarth Auditorium, 459 Maywood Ave
July 10: The Kootz at 7PM
Mahwah Public Library Concerts
100 Ridge Rd Classical & Violin
June 12, 11, 18, 19 at 7PM
Paramus Public Library at 7:30PM
116 E. Century Road
July 31: The Happenings

Lincoln Park Bandshell……….…201-460-3015
Park Avenue, Rutherford
Thursdays in July at 7:30PM

Kasschain Memorial Bandshell, Ridgewood
Veterans Memorial Field ● 8:30PM 201-444-1776
June 12: Thunderhill Band (country)
June 14: Swing Band
June 19: Choral Music
June 21: Beatles Music
June 28: Irish Music
July 3: Reggae
July 10¨Pop & Italian Standards
July 19: Jazz
July 24: Moonlighters Swing Orchestra
July 26: Oldies
July 31: Rio Clemente Jazz
Aug 2: American Standards & Jazz

Westwood Concert Series Veterans Park Gazebo Thursdays at 8PM………………201-664-7882
June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26

ESSEX COUNTY
Summer Music………………….973-239-2485
Brookside Park, Bloomfield at 7PM
Broad St & Bay Ave
July 24: Fleetwood Mac tribute
July 31: TBD
Memorial Field, JFK Drive, Bloomfield
July 4: The Kootz at 7:30PM
Brookdale Park (Wachtung Ave, Montclair) at 7PM
July 2: The Glenn Miller Orchestra
July 6: Kenny Vance & the Planotones
July 13: Separate Ways
Aug 2: The Duprees
West Caldwell Gazebo, at 7:30PM
Crane Park, Bloomfield Ave
July 5: The Kootz
July 12: Jimmy Buffett tribute
July 19: Separate Ways
Memorial Park Gazebo - Livingston at 7:00PM
357 South Livingston Ave
July 15: Jimmy Buffett tribute
July 29: Bronx Wanderers
Town Park, Lyndhurst at 8:00PM
367 Valley Brook Ave/Delafield Ave
July 11: Jan Siegelt Tokens
July 12: Kenny Vance/Duprees
July 13: TBD
July 14: The Stylistics
July 15: Jimmy Buffett tribute
Bloomfield Summer Concerts
June 25: Bloomfield High School Auditorium, 7PM
July 4: Foley Field/Memorial Park, 7:30
July 9: Bloomfield HS Auditorium, 7PM
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July 23: Bloomfield Town Green, 7PM
Branch Brook, Newark at 7:30PM
June 29: NJ Symphony Orchestra
West Orange High School, Conforti Ave
July 4: Buddy Holly tribute, 7PM
Civic Center Square, Verona
Bloomfield Ave at 7PM
July 11: The Duprees
Downtown Music Festival – West Orange
Colgate Park (Cherry St & Franklin Ave)
June 29: Doo Wop, 6:30PM

Jazz in the Garden…..…$3…………973-596-6550
Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street 12:15 – 1.45PM
June 28: Jimmy Pelt (Trumpeter)
July 5: Akua Dixon (cellist)
July 12: Steven Koon (percussionist)
July 19: Gregory Generet (vocalist)
July 26: David Gibson (jazz/funk)
Aug 2: Rhoda Scott (organist)
Millburn Summer Concert Series at 7PM
Taylor Park, 100 Main Street
July 22: British Invasion tribute

HUDSON COUNTY
Summer Evening Concerts……….201-420-2207
Frank Sinatra Drive, 4th & 5th Street, 7PM - Hoboken
June 8: Davy & the Trainwreck
June 14: Sinatra Idol Contest
June 21: Yung Wu East of Venus
June 28: NJ Symphony
July 12: Frank Raia
July 19: Classic Album Night
July 26: Gulitar Bar All Stars
Aug 2: Ral y Rodiquez
Aug 9: Swingadelic
Aug 16: The Gordy’s
Aug 23: Julio Fernandez
Concerts in Church Square Park

Willow Ave bet 45h & 5th St, Hoboken, 201-420-2070
Wednesdays, June 27 – Aug 29 at 7PM
Shakespeare in the Park, Sinatra Park, Frank Sinatra Drive between 4th & 5th Street, Hoboken, 201-420-2207
June 18 & 20: Othello
July 16 & 23: Comedy of Errors
Aug 6 & 13: Cardenio
July 13, 14, 14, 20, 21, 22:Pirates of Penzance

Liberty Park Concerts……..…..201-547-4327
Liberty State Park, 83 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City
August 5: Jersey Sound at 5PM
Holy Rosary Church, 344 6th St, Jersey City
Aug 17: The Cameos at 7PM
St. Anthony Festival, 457 Monmouth St, Jersey City
June 13: RB Express at 7PM
Randolph Public Library, 28 Calais Rd
June 10: The Kootz, 2PM
Buchmuller Park Amphitheater – Secaucus
100 Plaza Center, off State Rt. 3 at 7PM
July 26: The British Invasion tribute
Aug 23: The Cameos
Secaucus Downtown Concerts
June 8 (89 Plaza Center Drive): The Cameos at 8PM
June 14 (700 Plaza Drive): Kenny Vance at 7PM
June 23 (5000 Riverside Blvd): The Duprees at 6PM
Guttenberg (West NY) Concert
Boulevard East & 71st Street
July 18: The Happenings at 6:30PM

MERCER COUNTY
Weeden Park Concerts at 7PM
Main Street/Route 206, Lawrenceville
Thursdays, June 21 – Aug 4
East Windsor Summer Concerts
Etra Lake 6PM ● 609-443-4000
July 3: Independence Day Celebration
July 22: British Invasion
Aug 5: Four Seasons Tribute

MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Waterfront Park – Carteret
Industrial Road at 7PM
July 29: The Cameos
Aug 5: Fabulous Grease Band
Aug 12: Emil Stucchio
Aug 19: Rave On
Community Arts Center at 7PM
721 Cranberry Road East, East Brunswick
June 30: Billy Joel Tribute Band
July 14: NJ’s Most Wanted Party Band
July 25: Wonderful Wednesday (kids)
July 28: The Shiskey Girls (country rock)
Aug 11: Rave On (rock ‘n roll)
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, South Amboy
Sayreville Beach Front Gazebo, O’Leary Blvd at 6:30PM
July 25: Classic Rock (60’s – 80’s)
Columbus Park –Piscataway– 7PM
Lakeview Ave, Market Rd & Williams St
Aug 16: RB Express
Wednesday Concerts at Parker Press Park
400 Rahway Ave, Woodbridge at 7:30PM
June 13: Moot Davis (country)
June 27: Tre Williams (contemporary soul)
July11: Dirty Urchins (eclectic American)
July 18: Tom Chapin Family Show
Aug 1: Brown Bird (Folk)
Aug 8: Delta Rae (rock)
Aug 15: Lipbone Reading (New Orleans rock)
Aug 22: Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Aug 29: Sharon Little (pop/soul)
HS Soccer Field Concerts at 7:30PM
1 Samuel Lupo Place, Woodbridge
July 2: Separate Ways
July 9: The Duprees
July23: Original Brooklyn Reunion

MONMOUTH COUNTY
Asbury Park Jazz Festival………...732-502-5749
Sunset Park, 5th & Main/Ocean Ave
June 30 & July 1: 12Noon – 6PM

Atlantic Highlands Concerts…….732-291-1444
Municipal Harbor, Simon Lake Drive
Sundays until Aug 28 at 7PM www.atlantichighlands.org
Avon-by-the-Sea Boardwalk at 7:30PM
Nicole & Denise: July 10, 17, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Friday Night Concerts………..…..732-681-3700
Pyanoe Plaza, 9th Ave & Main St, Belmar, 6-9:30PM
Fridays, June 1 – Aug 24

Bradley Beach, Riley Park…7PM…732-776-2999
Main Street, btw LaReine & Brinley Aves
June 30: Jersey Sound

Freehold Summer Concerts………732-333-0094
Hall of Records Plaza Parking Lot, 1 E. Main St.
Thursdays, July 5 – Aug 23 ● 7:30PM-9:30PM

Jazz & Blues in Keyport………….732-439-0690
West Front & Main St, Thursdays, 7-9PM
June 21: Slim Chance & the Gamblers
June 28: The Incinerators
July 5: Rave On
July 19: Jonny B & the Blues Blazers
July 26: TBD
Aug 2: Jerry Topinki
Aug 9: Sandy Mack Allstars
Aug 16: Classic Vinyl
Aug 23: VooDudes
Aug 30: Colt Neck Swing Band

Doo Wop Oldies, Wall……8PM……732-919-3500
Historic Allaire Village, Rt 524/4265 Atlantic Ave
 August 3
Thursday Concerts by the Sea……..732-923-2044
Festival Plaza, Pier Village, Long Branch
 June 14 - Aug 30 at 7PM
Jazz & Blues by the Beach………….732-923-2044
West End Park (Brighton & Ocean Ave, Long Branch
Sundays, June 10 – Aug 26 7-8:30PM
Jazz & Blues Festival…………….….732-923-2044
36 Church St, Middletown
Sat, July 7 from 11-8PM www.jerseyshorefestival.org
Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival
Great Lawn by the Promenade
August 25, 1-10PM
Downtown Tuesday Nights, Long Branch
Broadway Stage near McDonalds at 7PM
 June 26, July 10, 17, 24
Long Branch, Festival Plaza
June 14: Tim McLoone & the Shirleys
June 21: The Shots
June 28: Billy Walton Band
July 12: Sirius Orchestra
July 19: The Nerds
July 26: Bob Burger Band
Aug 2: Marc Muller Summer Breeze
Aug 9: Motor City Review
Aug 16: After the Riegn
Aug 23: The Doughboys
Aug 25: Brian Kirk & the Jirks
Municipal Parking Lot, Long Branch
Brighton Ave
July 14: Rave On at 6PM, Lou Christie at 8PM
Aug 18: The Kootz
Franklin Lake Gazebo, West Long Branch at 7PM
July 4: Fabulous Grease Band
Aug 3: RB Express
Aug 31: Beatles Tribute
Concerts on the Beach, Manasquan at 7:30PM
Stage on the Beach/Main Street ▪August 2: The Kootz
Marlboro Recreation Center at 7:30PM
1995 Community Drive
July 8: Bruce Springstein Tribute
Lunch Music………………………… …Noon-2PM
Riverside Gardens Park, Front Street, RedBank
Wednesdays, June 6 - 27

Sandy Hook Beach Concerts…..…..732-291-7733
Beach Area E, Wednesdays at 6PM
June 13: The Nerds
June 20: Rock & R&B
June 27: Tim McLoone
July 11: Brian Kirk & the Jirks
July 18: Folk Rock
July 25: Motown/R&B
Aug 1: The Haven
Aug 15: British Invasion Tribute
Aug 22: Jobonanno & Godsons

Shakespeare in the Park…………….732-449-0577
Divine Park, 5th & Passaic Ave, Spring Lake at 7:30PM
Aug 2- 4: Comedy of Errors

MORRIS COUNTY
Morris County Library………….…..973-285-6979
Grace Lord Park, Boonton at 7:30PM
West Main & Essex
July 11: Ablemen (Polka)
July 18: Irish Music
July25: Silver Starlight Orchestra
Aug 1: Kid’s music
Aug 8: Brother Wisdom
Chester Summer Concerts at 6PM
Chubb Park, Rt 24 North
August 5: The Kootz
Florham Park Gazebo 111 Ridgedale Ave, at 7PM
July 15: Robert Murdock Band
Mendham Park Gazebo at 7PM
Mountain & Park Ave
July 8: Carnaby Street Full Band
Aug 5: Robert Murdock Band
Summer Concert Series, Gazebo at Ginty Field/Woodland Ave, Morris at 7PM
June 26: Buddy Holly Tribute
July 10: Rave On
Mill Hill Gazebo, Baker St, 6:30PM
July 15: The Kootz (oldies)
Montville HS, 100 Horseneck Rd
June 29: Oldies (8-10:30PM)
Randolph Public Library Concerts
28 Calais Rd, Randolph
June 10: Beatles Tribute at 2PM
Summer Concert Series – Rockaway at 3PM
Park Lake Gazebo, Mt. Hope Road
July 1: Thunder Hill (country)
July 8: Desire (Do Wop)
July 15: RB Express (oldies)
July 22: The Cameos
July 29: Swing
Aug 5: Symphonics
Aug 12: Slick
Aug 19: The Cameos
Aug 26: Starlight Orchestra

OCEAN COUNTY
Concert at the Dock, Municipal Dock
E. Bay Ave, Barnegat………..………..7PM
Saturdays, June 30 – September 8
Bargenat Public Library Concerts
Free, call to register 609-698-3331, x 3027
June 12: Piano Concert (7PM)
June 16: Funktion (2PM)
Berley Island Beach, Bayville
399 Brennan Concouse
Aug 4: Jimmy & the Parrots at 7PM

Concerts on the Green……7PM…..609-492-2739
Veterans Bicentennial Park, Engleside & Beach Ave
Beach Haven: Wednesdays, July 11, 25, Aug 1, 2,22
Veterans Park – Berkeley Twp
Forest Hill Parkway at 6PM
July 25: Theresa McClean
Aug 8: Separate Ways
Aug 22: Duprees

Summerfest Windward Beach Park.732-262-1044
Free shuttle bus from Drum Point School
Brick at 7:30PM
July 19: Jimmy & the Parrots
Aug 30: The Duprees

Harvey Cedars Concerts……………609-361-7990
Sunset Park, West Salem Ave…………….. …7-9M
Aug 1, 8, 15
Sunday Night Concerts at the Gazebo

Phila. Ave at Bay Blvd, Lavallette….…732-793-7477
Sundays, July 29 – August 19 at 7PM

Point Pleasant Beach Concert…....732-892-0600
Arnold Ave & Rt 35 ● June 24 at 2:30PM

Concerts by the Bay…..7:PM…..609-494-2171 X116 Waterfront Park at 10th Street & Shore Ave, Ship Bottom
July 26 & August 23
Manchester Summer Concerts at 6PM
Harry Wright Lake Park/Lake Road, Whiting
Aug 8: British Invasion Tribute
Aug 29: TBD
Toms River Concerts
Washington St in Front of the Library at 6:45PM
Do Wop: July 15, 21 & Aug 8
Music Mondays…. ……………..1-800-732-7467
Boardwalk at Hiering Ave, Seaside Heights
Mondays, July 2 - August 27 at 7PM

PASSAIC COUNTY
Botany Village Concerts, Clifton at 6:30PM
Sullivan Square, Parker & Lake Ave
June 8, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24
Main Memorial Park, Clifton at 7PM
Stadium Area, Park Slope & Main Ave
Aug 5: The Roustabouts
Aug 12: Parrot Beach
Aug 19: R&B Express
Little Falls Concert Series - 7pm
Memorial Park Gazebo, Wilmore Rd & Main St
June 28: Reminisce (oldies)
July 5: Soul Groove
July 12: The Kootz
July 19: Rascals
July 26: Reiter Swing Band
Aug 2: Jersey Girls
Aug 9: Straight Nasty
Aug 16: Thunder Hill (country)
Aug 23: Double Tap (dance)
Aug 30: Maristella
Aug 31: Tri-State Rockers
Memorial/3rd Ward Park, Passaic at 7PM
July 28: Stone Soup Symphony
Oak Ridge Gazebo, 1033 Weldon Rd, 7:30PM
July 6: RB Express
July 20 Full Circle
July 27: 2BIG 2FAIL
Aug 3: Acoustic Eels
Aug 10: Tequila Rose (country)
Aug 17: Buddy Holly Tribute
Aug 24: Slick (classic rock)

SOMERSET COUNTY
Basking Ridge Concerts at 7PM
Pleasant Valley Park, 3400 Valley Rd
July 17: Jimmy & the Parrots
North Branch Park – Bridgewater
Milltown Road
July 4: Smooth (Motown) – 6:30PM

Duke Island Park Concerts..908-722-1200, x351
Bridgewater at 7PM
July 1: The Duprees
July 8: Motor City Revue (Motown)
July15: 60’s, 70’s, 80’s Music
July 22: Savoy Brown (blues)
July 29: Philly Sound
Aug 12: Creole Cowboys
Aug 19: Radio Nashville
Aug 26: Four Tops Tribute
Manville Public Library Concerts at 7:30PM
100 South 10th Ave, Parking Lot
Aug 10: The Kootz

SUSSEX COUNTY
Franklin Borough Pond, Church Street
Aug 17: The Kootz at 6PM
Wheatsworth Park Concert
218 Wheatsworth Rd, Hardyston
July 28: Phil ‘N the Void at 6PM

UNION COUNTY
Special Events Hot Line……………..908-352-8410
Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival
Various locations, July 3 – Aug 28, www.WestfieldToday.com ▪ 908-789-9444
Summer Concert Series, Memorial Park
Berkeley Heights, Park & Plainfield Ave – 7:30PM
July 11: Chicago Tribute
July 18: Jimmy Buffett Tribute
July 25: Beatlemania

Raymond Wood Promenade Amphitheater
400 N. Wood Ave, Linden at 7PM…908-474-8604
July 10: The Verdict
July 17: The Kootz
July 31: British Invasion Tribute
Aug 3: Polka Music
Aug 10: Johnny Cash Tribute
Biertumpfel Park, Winslow Ave & Vauxhall Rd
July 19: The Duprees at 7:30PM
City Hall Parking Lot – Rahway
Irving St near UCPAC at 7PM
Doo Wop: June 28, July 5, 6, Aug 23
Soldiers Memorial Field, Summit
5 Myrtle Ave (Ashland Rd)
July 4: The Kootz 11:30AM-1PM
July 4: The Cameos at 7:45PM
St. Bartholemew Concerts
2030 Westfield, ScotchPlains
Aug 31: RB Express at 7PM

Weeden Park Concerts…..7PM…609-212-9300
Lawrenceville Thursdays, June 14 – Aug 16
Westfield Train Station,South & Summit Ave
July 31: The Voodudes at 7PM

WARREN
Hackettstown Concerts at 7PM
Hardware Parking Lot, 232 Main St
July 11, 25 & Aug 8, 25

Summer fun in New Jersey 2012 Photo credit: Photo taken by Susan Velasquez Tweet 0 Email

Susan Velasquez is from Sydney, Australia originally but has been living in the NY/NJ area for almost 20 years. Having mostly worked in the insurance and banking industries she is now writing and attending University studying IT. Susan has travelled to 30 countries and been to approximately 15...

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