Concerts, plays and movies in the parks offer some of the best family activities of the summer—and most are free! Bring lawn chairs or blanket, a picnic and enjoy. Free, unless indicated.
Check back in June, 2015, for new arts in the parks schedules.
|Concerts in the Parks||Movies in the Parks||Plays in the Parks|
Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Series
Memorial Park, 908-464-0550. Wed. concerts 7:30-9pm.
Bernards Township Parks & Recreation
Jayne Hannigan Summer Concert Series
Pleasant Valley Park, 908-204-3003. Tuesdays at 7pm. Rainsite: Ridge High School.
Jimmy & The Parrots, Jimmy Buffett cover.
Rhyme & Reason, Dave Matthews tribute.
Boonton Area Concerts in the Park
Grace Lord Park, W. Main St. & Essex Ave., Boonton.
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm. Rainsite: Darress Theatre, 615 Main St.
Rave On, early rock 'n roll.
Nite Flyte, classic rock.
Nostalgia, big band.
No Discipline, reggae/Caribbean.
Garden State Dance Band, big band.
Chatham Community Band
Concerts 7:30pm unless noted.
Summer Concert III, Juniper Village, 500 Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp.
Essex County's Summer Concert Series
973-268-3500. Free concerts and festivals are held at parks throughout Essex County June to Sept. Those at Brookdale Park, Bellevue and Watchung Aves., Bloomfield, are listed below. Brookdale Park concerts begin at 7:30pm. Visit website link for complete schedule.
Brookdale Park Concerts
My Invincible, Michael Jackson tribute.
Abbamania, Abba tribute.
The Cameos & The Infernos.
Selected Other Concerts & Events
Jersey Sound, 7pm. Kip's Castle Park.
Symphonics, 7pm. Grover Cleveland Park, Caldwell/Essex Fells.
Count Basie Tribute Band, 7pm. Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange.
Mike Griot's Essex County South Mountain International Blues Festival, 11-8. South Mountain Reservation, West Orange.
Flemington Summer Classic Car Shows
Main St., downtown Flemington. Classic cars, live music in front of Main Street Bagel (26 Main St.) and The Grill Shack (136 Main St.), kids' activities and food 5:30-8:30pm select Saturdays May-Sept.
Camaros & Chevelles.
Mustangs & T-Birds.
Firebirds & Pontiacs.
Military & First Responders.
Florham Park Gazebo Concerts
Borough Hall Complex, 111 Ridgedale Ave. Sundays at 7pm. If questionable weather, 973-301-9698. Rainsite: Ridgedale School, 71 Ridgedale Ave.
The Little Big Band, featuring Jim Nuzzo.
Bahama Mamas, dance party.
Jesse Garron, Elvis tribute.
Freehold Summer & Fall Concert Series
Hall of Records Parking Lot, Freehold, 732-462-3584. Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm June-Aug.
Phil Engel Band, rock 'n roll.
Brian Kirk & The Jirks.
Bobby & The Jets.
Jimmy & The Parrots.
Hanover Township Concert Series
Brickyard Field, Bee Meadow Park, Pond Rd., Whippany, 973-428-2463. Activity line: 973-887-7870. Concerts 7:30-9pm on Mondays. Rain location: Memorial School Auditorium, 61 Highland Ave., Whippany.
The B Street Band, Springsteen tribute.
Gerard Esposito, Sinatra tribute.
Hotel California, Eagles tribute.
The Jersey Four, Frankie Valli tribute.
Hanover Township Day.
Hoboken Summer Enchanted Evenings
Free concerts along the Hudson 7-9pm. Amphitheater at Sinatra Park, Frank Sinatra Dr. between 4th & 5th Sts., 201-420-2207.
Jun 4-Aug 20
Thursday Concerts, 7-9pm.
The Gordys and Abbe River & Friends.
Family Fun Nights
Shipyard Park, 13th St. & McFeeley Dr. (just east of Kings). Tues. evenings at 7pm June-Aug.
Ron Albanese (Polka Dot) & the Polka Dot Pals, music & comedy show.
The Hey Ya Brothers.
The Fuzzy Lemons, family-friendly rock.
Guitar Bar Junior All Stars.
Garden Street School of the Performing Arts.
Summer Concerts On the Hudson
Lincoln Harbor Park on the Weehawken Waterfront. Concert hotline: 201-716-4540. Free family-friendly concerts at 7pm presented by Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. Call concert hotline for info & rain dates.
Inti-Illimani, South America.
Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, with special guest Catherine Russell, New Orleans.
The Cyrille Aimee Band, jazz.
Hunterdon County Park System Music Under the Stars Concert Series
Deer Path Park (Rt. 78 to Rt. 31S), 120 W. Woodschurch Rd., Readington Twp., 908-782-PARK. Thurs. concerts 7-9pm. Refreshments for sale. Please note: alcoholic beverages are not permitted and please car pool. Rainsite: Hunterdon Central Regional High School, 84 Rt. 31, Flemington.
Tracy Lee & Ravine Road Band, country rock.
Jersey 4, Four Seasons hits.
The Jazz Lobsters Big Band.
Captain Jack, Billy Joel tribute.
Best of the Eagles.
Jefferson Arts Summer Concert Series
Jefferson Twp. Municipal Complex gazebo, 1033 Weldon Rd., Lake Hopatcong, 973-697-2032. Fri. concerts at 7-9pm. Rainsite: Jefferson Twp. High School Auditorium.
The James Dean Orchestra.
Dr. Brian & Friends.
Jefferson Highlights Concerts
Camp Jefferson Amphitheater, 81 Weldon Rd., Jefferson Twp., 973-663-5590. Concerts at 8pm. Stadium, bench and lawn seating areas. Food and snacks available; no coolers, alcohol or smoking. Adults $20, srs. $15, ages 11-17 $10, ages 10 and under free with paid adult. Advance tickets can be ordered online.
Evolution, Journey tribute.
Glimmer Twins, Stones tribute.
Desert Highway, Eagles tribute.
Simply Diamond, Neil Diamond tribute.
Bad Medicine, Bon Jovi tribute.
Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues
Sponsored by Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation.
Long Branch Blues by the Beach
West End Park, corner of Brighton & Ocean Aves., Long Branch, 732-923-2044. Jazz and blues concerts every Sun. 7pm.
Jun 7-Aug 30
Thursdays By The Sea
Festival Plaza in Pier Village (south side of Ocean Place Resort & Spa). Thursdays at 7pm.
Jun 11-Aug 27
Jazz & Blues Festivals
Music all day, crafters, kids activities, food. Free admission, rain or shine.
Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival, 12-8. Bradley Park, 1300 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival, 12-9:30. Great Lawn at the Promenade. Fireworks
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Events hotline: 212-875-5766. Free festival of world music, jazz, internationally acclaimed dance, special events, and fun for kids on the plazas of Lincoln Center each summer late July to Aug.
Jul 22-Aug 9
Family Day: Baby Loves Disco, A Family Dance Party. Entertainment from 10am, Jaffe Drive/Toll Porte-cochere and Josie Robertson Plaza.
Lil Buck, 11am. Josie Robertson Plaza.
Randy Newman; Wycliffe Gordon & His International All-Stars; Lil Buck, 7pm. Damrosch Park.
Heritage Sunday: Celebrating Immigrant New York, from 1pm. Hearst Plaza.
Americanafest NYC: Sam Outlaw; The Quebe Sisters. 2pm, Hearst Plaza.
Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, Watkins Family Hour house band, Shawn Colvin, Fiona Apple and more. 7pm, Damrosch Park.
Americanafest NYC:: An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, 7pm, Damrosch Park.
Midsummer Night Swing
Three weeks of dancing under the stars at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park (62nd between Columbus & Amsterdam) offers a wide range of dance and music styles. Dance lessons 6:30-7:15, live music and dancing begin 7:30. Admission $17.
Jun 23-Jul 11
Livingston Music Under the Stars
Memorial Park Gazebo, Livingston, 973-535-7925. Concerts on Sun. 7-8:30pm in July. Rainsite: Livingston High School.
The British Invasion Tribute.
B Street Band.
Maplewood Community Music
Community bands perform in Memorial Park Amphitheater, Oakview Ave. & Dunnell Rd., Maplewood and other locations in Maplewood and South Orange.
Maplewood Community Concert Band, 7pm, Clipper Pavilion, South Mountain Reservation, West Orange.
Maplewood Community Concert Band, 7pm, Memorial Park Amphitheater.
Mendham Summer Concerts
Borough Park Gazebo, 19 Mountain Ave., Mendham, 973-543-7152 ext. 12. Sunday concerts 7-9pm.
Larry Stevens, pop rock hits.
Kimon & The Prophets, blues/rock.
British Invasion Tribute.
Mercer County Park Festival Groups
Mercer County Park, Hughes Dr. or Old Trenton Rd. entrance, West Windsor, NJ, 609-448-1947. Performing arts stage features 500-700 reserved seats and approx. 7,000 lawn seats for summer concerts. Food vendors on site. For tickets: 888-929-7849.
R5 Concert with Jacob Whitesides & Ryland.
Lee Brice with special guests Eric Paslay and The Cadillac Three.
Met in the Parks
212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera presents free performances in parks in and around New York City each summer. 8pm, no tickets required.
Millburn-Short Hills Summer Concerts
Sundays at 7pm in Taylor Park, Millburn, 973-564-7097. Donations for funding may be sent to Township of Millburn, Recreation Dept.–Concerts, 375 Millburn Ave., Millburn, NJ 07041. Call 973-564-7096 for rainout information.
Soul Groove, R&B, Motown and pop hits.
The Happening, rock 'n roll dance band.
British Invasion Tribute, The Beatles, Dave Clark 5, Rolling Stones, more.
Morris Arts Giralda Music & Arts Festival
Great Lawn, Giralda Farms Corporate Park, Rt. 124, Madison (rainsite: College of St. Elizabeth), 973-285-5115 ext. 18. Advance tickets: Adults $15, under 12 $4, under 4 free. At the gate: Adults $20, under 12 $5. Discount advance tickets available at Kings Supermarkets in Chatham and Morristown; Gary's Wine & Marketplace in Madison; and at Morris Arts, 14 Maple Ave., Suite 301, Morristown.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Gates open at 4pm for picnics (bring your own food, blankets, chairs; no pets or bbqs) and activities, art show, poetry tent, children's activities. Concert begins at 6pm.
Morristown Music Beyond Borders
World music concerts 12:30pm Tuesdays on the Morristown Green. Rainsite: Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place on the Green.
Barynya, Ukrainian music and dance.
Korean Drum Dance Ensemble with KTDOC, Korean music and dance
New Brunswick Hub City Sounds
732-249-2220. Free performing arts series in Aug. and Sept. Visit website for schedule.
NJBG Summer Concert Series
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood State Park, 1304 Sloatsburg Rd., Ringwood, 973-962-9534. Friday concerts begin at 6:30pm, and are moved to the Carriage House Visitor Center in bad weather. $5 per person donation. Light refreshments available for purchase.
The Dalton Gang, jazz, funk and Latin.
Rave On!, early rock 'n roll.
The Guthrie Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel songbook.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Theater Square, One Center St., Newark, hotline: 973-353-8046.
Sounds of the City Outdoor Music Series
Free outdoor music series on Thursday evenings in July and Aug. features reggae, funk, Latin music, world music, hip-hop, soul and pop artists. 5-9pm.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.
The Family Stone.
Motor City Revue.
Jose Alberto "El Canario."
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Free performances in June at parks throughout New Jersey.
New Providence Night Under the Stars
Centennial Park, corner of Springfield Ave. and Academy St., New Providence, 908-464-4430. Thursday concerts 7:30-9pm in July with kids entertainment. In case of rain, concert is in the gym in Borough Hall. Check website for 2015 performers.
New York City Summer Concerts
NBC Today Show Free Summer Concerts
Mostly Friday mornings on the plaza at Rockefeller Center (between 49th & 50th Sts. near 5th Ave.). Show starts at 7am; for best viewing, arrive by 6am. Additional performances may be announced.
Lunch Money Lewis.
Good Morning America Free Summer Concerts
Friday mornings at Summerstage Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (Fifth Ave. & East 69th St., entrance at 72nd St.). Show 7-9am, recommended arrival at 6am. Additional dates and acts will be announced throughout the summer. Some concerts require free tickets in advance for entry.
5 Seconds of Summer.
Florida Georgia Line.
New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park
Free summer concerts in New York City parks.
Ocean City Music Pier
Moorlyn Terrace & The Boardwalk, Ocean City, 609-525-9300. Historic 1928 concert hall on the boardwalk presents a variety of shows, nationally renowned musicians, the Miss New Jersey pageant and the Ocean City Pops summer concert series from July through October. Visit website for complete schedule and to purchase tickets.
Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center
4 Boland Dr., West Orange, 973-669-7385. New Jersey Arts Incubator and partners present concerts, movies and special events on the open-air stage at OSPAC July-Sept.
New Jersey Renaissance Faire, 11-6.
Freespace Dance, 8-9pm. $15.
12th Annual Jazz & Brew Fest, 12-8pm. $10.
Princeton Palmer Square Summer Music
Palmer Square, 40 Nassau St., Princeton, 609-921-2333. On the Green Saturdays in July and Aug. 2-4pm.
Jul 4-Aug 29
Selected Special Events
24th Annual Jazz Feast, 12-6pm.
Red Bank Street Life
Downtown Red Bank.
Streetlife, music, entertainment & artists on downtown streets 6-9pm Saturdays June 6-Aug. 29.
Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 20, Oct 18
Food & Wine Walk, sample wine and food from Red Bank restaurants. 2-5pm. Purchase wristband for $35.
River to River Festival
Attend free dance, music, visual art and new media projects in public parks, historic landmarks, along the waterfront in lower Manhattan and on Governors Island.
Sandy Hook Beach Concert Series
Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, Beach Area E, 732-291-7733. Wed. 6pm. Free admission to park after 5pm. Sponsored by the Sandy Hook Foundation.
Carl Gentry Band, classic rock.
Motor City Review, Motown.
Pat Guadagno & Candle Brothers, rock.
The Haven, rock and roll.
The Shots, rock.
Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series
Alan Augustine Village Green, 430 Park Ave., 908-322-6700 x223. Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.
Sounds of the Street.
Full Count Band.
DeLauro Italian Band.
Universal Sound Band.
Somerset County Park Commission Summer Concert Series
908-722-1200. Concerts at Duke Island Park bandshell, Old York Rd., Bridgewater, 7-8:30pm, unless noted. In case of inclement weather over the weekend, 908-722-1200, ext. 7.
Marc Antoine, jazz guitarist.
19th Annual Bayou Fest, featuring The Voodudes. 5:30-6:30pm. Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 7-8:30pm.
Gerard Esposito, Broadway to Vegas.
2nd Annual Doo-Wop & Food Truck Fest, featuring The Cameos, 5:30-6:30pm. Emil Stucchio & The Classics, 7-8:30pm.
Blues in the Park, featuring Johnny Charles, 5:30-6:30pm. Tweed & The Sugardaddies, 7-8:30pm.
Somerville Cruisers & Concerts
Friday Night Cruisers
Classic car show downtown and classic oldies with a DJ on the lawn of the United Reform Church every Friday night through Labor Day weekend. 6-9pm.
Thru Sep 4
Saturday Summer Stage
Live music on Division St. Saturday evenings at 7pm.
Jul 1-Aug 15
South Orange Outdoor Concert Series
Flood's Hill, Meadowland Park, 70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, 973-378-7754 ext. 2223. Wednesdays in July at 7:30pm. Food and beverage vendors; kids activities begin at 6pm. Rainsite: SOPAC, One Sopac Way, South Orange. www.sopacnow.org.
Dub Proof; Eastbourne, reggae.
Rave On; Bottle Cap Rockets, rockability.
Rock the Hill, local garage bands.
South Orange Downtown After Sundown (DAS) Concert Series
Spiotta Park, Village Plaza & South Orange Ave. and corner plaza on Sloan St. and South Orange Ave. 973-763-6899. Fri. and Sat. evenings, weather permitting, 7:30-10pm.
Jazz Lab 6, Spiotta Park; FrostKings Band, Sloan Street.
Black Wax, Spiotta Park; TBD, Sloan Street.
Flip Da Skrip Band, Spiotta Park; TBD, Sloan Street.
The Accelertors, Spiotta Park; Score, Sloan Street.
Summerfest Music Series
"The Gardens" on eastern side of Liberty House Restaurant, Audrey Zapp Dr., Liberty State Park, Jersey City, 201-
547-4327. If there is a threat of rain, 201-792-1993. Most concerts Tuesdays 7-9pm and Sunday evenings 5-7pm. Check website for artists and times.
Jul 7-Aug 16
Rumsey Playfield, mid-park at 72nd St. off 5th, Central Park, 212-360-2777. Parks weather hotline: 212-875-5709. City Parks Foundation brings free concerts, performances, and readings to Central Park and parks citywide June-Aug. A series of ticketed benefit concerts, featuring some of the biggest stars in contemporary music, support the free shows.
Jun 2-Sep 24
Selected Free Events
NPR and WNYC's Ask Me Another: Celebrating 30 Years of SummerStage, 6-10pm.
Family Day, 4-7pm. Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, NY.
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, 3-7pm, Tompkins Square Park, 500 E. 9th St., New York, NY
Summit "Hot Summer Nights"
Village Green, Broad St., Summit, 908-277-2932 x12. Tues. evenings in July at 7pm. In the event of rain, check website.
AM Gold, late 70's to mid 80's.
Function 11, pop, jazz, R&B, hip hop, soul and rock and roll.
Union County Summer Arts Festival
Wednesday evening concerts at 7:30pm are held at Echo Lake Park, Springfield Ave. end, Westfield/Mountainside or Oak Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Rd., Clark, 908-527-4900. In case of rain, call hotline, 908-558-4079, after 3pm on day of concert. Refreshments on site. Yoga in the Park begins at 6:30pm.
Oak Ridge Park Concerts
Ed Palermo's Big Band.
Jo Bonanno & the Godsons of Soul.
Hey Bulldog, Beatles tribute.
Echo Lake Park Concerts
Good Vibrations, Beach Boys tribute.
The Sensational Soul Cruisers.
Warren Municipal Grounds, 46 Mountain Blvd., Warren, 908-753-8000, ext. 270. 7-9pm. Food and refreshments available.
The Sal Ritz Band, classic 60's-70's rock.
West Caldwell Gazebo Concerts
Carne Park Gazebo, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell, 973-226-2300. Thursday concerts at 7:30pm, weather permitting. Food available for purchase from 6:30pm.
Simply Diamond, Neil Diamond tribute.
Rachel Allyn Band, new wave country.
CSN Songs, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute.
Westfield Summer Concerts
Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival every Tues. in July and Aug. Multiple acts play 7-9 on downtown streets. 908-789-9444. Raindate: Wednesday.
Westfield Community Band Concerts, 7:30pm Thurs. June 25-July 16.
Mindowaskin Park Bandstand, E. Broad St., 908-789-4080.
Wildwood Isle of Wild Festival of Music
Adventure Pier, Spencer Ave. and the Boardwalk, Wildwood. Indie artists and School of Rock students ages 7-17 provide free live music all summer, 7pm. Visit website link for schedule.
WoodbridgeArts Summer Concerts
Presented by Woodbridge Arts and Township of Woodbridge. Inclement weather hotline: 732-602-6045. All concerts free, please bring donation of non-perishable food item to restock food pantries.
Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Sundays at 6:00pm.
Moot Davis & The Good Americans.
A Tribute to Patsy Cline.
Cricket Tell the Weather.
Spirit Family Reunion.
Girls, Guns & Glory.
Monday Summer Concert Series
On the lawn at Woodbridge High School, 25 Samuel Lupo Pl., Woodbridge. Oldies & doo wop Mondays in July and Aug. at 7:30pm.
The Brooklyn Bridge.
The Fabulous Greaseband.
The 1910 Fruitgum Company.
Emil Stuccio & the Classics.
Tuesday Tribute Bands
Woodbridge High School, 25 Samuel Lupo Pl., Woodbridge. Classic rock tribute bands perform Tuesdays, 7:30pm.
The British Invasion.
Scarborough Fair, Simon & Garfunkel tribute.
Hotel California, a salute to the Eagles.
Back to the Garden, Woodstock tribute.
The Glimmer Twins, Rolling Stones cover.
The "Chicago" Experience.
Beatles Faux Sale.
Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Electric folk, rock, jazz, Americana and world music Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Farmers Market open 3-8:30pm. Rainsite: Woodbridge Middle School auditorium, 582 Barron Ave.
The Black Lillies.
Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan.
Local Band Thursdays
Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Local bands and musicians perform Thursdays at 7:30pm. Free parking at NJ Transit lot.
Jun 18-Sep 3
Berkeley Heights Movie in the Park
Memorial Park, Park Ave. & Plainfield Ave., 908-464-0550. Thurs. at 8:15pm or dusk. Free popcorn and water.
Jul 23, Aug 6
Bernards Township Movies & Games in the Park
Dunham Park, 908-204-3003. Wednesdays at 8:30pm.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. DJ, games and prizes at 6:30pm.
Big Hero 6.
Back to the Future II. DJ, games and prizes at 6:30pm.
Branchburg Movie in the Park
White Oak Park, 200 Baird Rd., Branchburg, NJ, 908-526-1300 x187. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks.
Jun 26, Jul 18, Aug 15
Essex County Free Friday Flicks
Essex County Kip's Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona, 973-239-2485. Gates open at 6:30pm with pre-movie entertainment, movie begins at dusk. Rain dates are the following night.
The Lego Movie, PG. Build Legos with Snapology, 6:30pm.
Divergent, PG-13. Archery demonstration, 6:30pm.
Eat, Pray, Love, PG-13.
Fanwood Movies at LaGrande Park
LaGrande Park, Fanwood, 908-370-7092. Tuesdays at dusk, approx. 8:30pm at the beginning of the schedule, 8pm by end. Raindate is the following evening.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 8:15pm.
Penguins of Madagascar, 8:15pm.
The Boxtrolls, 8:00pm.
Big Hero 6, 8:00pm.
Florham Park Outdoor Movie Night
Gazebo lawn of municipal complex, 111 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, 973-410-5390. Refreshments for sale.
Big Hero 6, dusk.
Hoboken Movies Under the Stars
Pier A Park (at the east most end), 1st St. and Frank Sinatra Dr., 201-420-2207. Wed. June-Aug. Show starts at sunset, approx. 9pm in June & July, 8:15pm in Aug. Snacks available at concession booth. For movie schedule, visit "Cultural Affairs" online.
Outdoor Movies, every Wed. June 10-Aug. 19.
Kids & Family Movies
Big Hero 6, PG.
My Gym Hoboken Demo, 7pm. Cinderella, movie.
Preschool of Rock performance, 7pm. How to Train Your Dragon 2, movie.
Mendham Movies in the Park
Borough Park Gazebo, 19 Mountain Ave., Mendham, 973-543-7152 ext. 12.
The Lego Movie, 8:15pm.
Oskar Schindler PAC Movie Night
4 Boland Dr., West Orange, 973-669-7385. Free family movies at 7:30pm.
The Lego Movie.
Princeton Art Museum Outdoor Films
Brown Dod lawn, Princeton, 609-258-3788. Thurs. at sundown, approx. 8:30pm. Popcorn provided. Rain location: Art Museum.
Some Like It Hot, 1959. PG.
Picnic on the Lawn & Outdoor Film Screening, barbecue fare, live music, family-friendly activities from 6pm. American Graffiti, the 1973 coming-of-age story, will be shown at dusk.
Princeton Palmer Square Movies on the Green
Palmer Square West, 40 Nassau St., Princeton, 609-921-2333. Family-friendly movies begin at dusk, approx. 8:45pm.
Jun 20-Aug 22
Heading to the shore this summer? Shore Flicks provides outdoor movies for many shore communities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties including Red Bank, Asbury Park, LBI, Spring Lake and more. For schedules, see shoreflicks on FB.
Somerset County Park Commission
Friday Nights at the Drive-in Movies
Duke Island Park, Old York Rd., Bridgewater, 908-722-1200 ext. 7. Friday evenings 8:30pm. Popcorn and refreshments are available. Don't forget bug spray.
Rise of the Guardians, PG.
Parental Guidance, PG.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, PG.
Somerville Starlit Cinema Series
Division St. Plaza, Somerville., 908-541-1600. Wednesdays at 8:30pm. beginning July 8.
Jul 8-Aug 12.
South Orange Moonlit Movies
Flood's Hill, Meadowland Park, 70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, 973-313-2787. Movies begin at 7:45pm.
Aug 12, 19, 26
Summit Screen on the Green
Village Green, Broad St., Summit. Thurs. in July and Aug. Family dance party begins at 8pm, movies begin at 9pm or after dark.
Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water.
How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Turtle Back Zoo Zoo-Vies
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-731-5800. Family movies begin at dusk on the rooftop of the new parking deck. Bring your own lawn chair. Refreshments for sale. Rain cancels. The zoo is open late on Wed. for Family Fun Nights.
A Bug's Life.
Union County Family Fun & Flix
908-527-4900, Hotline: 908-558-4079. Family activities begin at 7:30pm, movie at dusk, in good weather only. Snack stand.
Box Trolls. Warinanco Park, Elizabeth.
Dolphin Tale 2. Warinanco Park, Elizabeth.
Big Hero 6. Warinanco Park, Elizabeth.
Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Meisel Park, Springfield. National Night Out activities.
Annie. Warinanco Park, Elizabeth.
Warren Recreation Outdoor Movie Nights
Municipal Complex Pavilion off Bardy Rd., Warren, 908-753-8000. Movies start at dusk.
How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
Bernards Township Parks & Recreation
Pleasant Valley Park amphitheater, Valley Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-204-3003. 8pm. Rainsite: Ridge High School. Free, donations appreciated. Bring your own seating, bug spray and flashlight.
Jul 16-18, 23-25
Mary Poppins, Trilogy Repertory Company.
Brookdale Summer Shakespeare Ensemble
On the Lawn at Larrison Hall, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, 732-224-2411. Free performances Thurs.-Sat. at 7pm, Sun. at 6pm. If raining, performance will be inside BPAC.
Hoboken Storybook Theatre
Elysian Park, 10th & Hudson St., Hoboken, 201-240-2207. Song, dance, poetry and drama for all ages presented by Tempest Productions. 2pm.
The Circus McGurkus, by Dr. Seuss.
Hudson Shakespeare Company
973-449-7443. Free summer performances in parks in Hoboken, Jersey City, Hackensack, Kenilworth, Fort Lee, West Milford and other locations. Visit website link for complete schedule.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5pm, Long Pond State Park, West Milford, NJ.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 7:30pm, Springfield Library, Springfield, NJ.
Kenilworth Public Library, 548 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ.
The Murder of Thomas Arden of Faversham, 7pm.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 7pm.
Westfield Memorial Library, 550 E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ.
The Murder of Thomas Arden of Faversham, 7pm.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 7pm.
Stephen J. Capestro Theater, Rt. 1S (1 block south of Menlo Park Mall), Edison, 732-548-2884. Bring your own low-back chairs for these popular performances presented by the Middlesex County Dept. of Parks & Recreation. Box office opens at 5:30pm, performance at 8:30pm. Tickets available on day of performance only, no advance sales. No performances on Sun. Adults $7, srs. $5, 12 & under free, cash only.
Jul 29-Aug 8
Jesus Christ Superstar.
The Public Theater Shakespeare in Central Park
Delacorte Theater, mid-park at 80th St., Central Park, 212-539-8500. Pick up free tickets (two max. per person) on the day of performance beginning at noon at the Delacorte Theater. A limited number of tickets are available online the day of performance by logging in 12am-12pm. Online tickets are awarded randomly. Performances Tues.-Sun. at 8pm.
Jul 23-Aug 23
Cymbeline, William Shakespeare.
Scotch Plains Stars Theatre
Village Green, 430 Park Ave., 908-322-6700. Performances begin at 6pm.
Jul 10-12, Jul 24-26
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Outdoor Stage
Open-air Greek amphitheatre on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Station, Morris Twp., 973-408-5600. Tues.-Sun. at 8:15pm, Sun. at 4:30. Purchase tickets from box office or online.
Jun 17-Jul 26
Love's Labour's Lost, a play for the whole family to enjoy about young love, with witty language and outlandish follies.
Washington Crossing State Park Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville, 267-885-9857.
Performances Fri. & Sat. at 11am, Sun. at 4pm. NJ residents $5, non-residents $7. Advance tickets or at box office.
Disney's Aladdin, Jr.
Jul 31-Aug 9
The Little Mermaid.
Disney's 101 Dalmations.
Aug 28-Sep 6
Disney's Cinderella Kids.
Little Red Riding Hood.
Sep 26-Oct 4
The Snow Queen's Frozen Adventure.
It's the Great Pumpkin in the Park, 12-3pm.
Performances are Fri.-Sun. at 7:30pm. After Labor Day, shows begin at 7pm. Adults $15, 12 & under $10. Purchase tickets in advance or at box office.
Monty Python's Spamalot.
Jul 31-Aug 9
The Wizard of Oz.
Smile the Musical.
Jesus Christ Superstar.
Sep 25-Oct 4
Shrek the Musical.