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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.

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Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Series
Memorial Park, 908-464-0550. Wed. concerts 7:30-9pm.
Jul 23
      Beginnings, Chicago tribute band.
Jul 30
      Elvis Tribute Show.
Aug 6
      The Infernos.

Bernards Township Parks & Recreation
Jayne Hannigan Summer Concert Series

Pleasant Valley Park, 908-204-3003. Tuesdays at 7pm. Rainsite: Ridge High School.
Jul 22
      Due South, country.
Jul 29
      Beatlemania Again.

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.
Jul 16
      Eamon Ryan, Irish.
Jul 23
      Rave On, early rock 'n roll.
Jul 30
      Harmony Senior Drum Corps & Denville String Band, variety.
Aug 6
      Big Jeff & the Bouncy People, kids of all ages.
Aug 13
      Jersey Sound, oldies.

Chatham Community Band
Concerts 7:30pm in Chatham at the Chatham Community Gazebo in Reasoner Park on Fairmount Ave.; or in Chatham Township at The Joe Stauss Memorial Gazebo on Southern Boulevard, unless noted.
Jul 17
      Bauer Center, Millburn, 7pm.

Essex County's Summer Concert Series
973-268-3500. Concerts are held at parks throughout Essex County. Those at Brookdale Park, located between Bellevue & Watchung Aves. in Bloomfield, are listed below, unless noted. Concerts begin at 7:30pm.
Brookdale Park Concerts
Jul 18
      The Duprees.
Jul 25
      Shadows of the 60's: Tribute to the Temptations, Four Tops & Supremes.
Aug 1
      Jersey Sound & Almost Queen.
Aug 8
      Cast of Beatlemania.
Other Special Events
Aug 15
      Garden State Concert Band, Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange. 7pm.
Sep 7
      Mike Griot's Essex County South Mountain International Blues Festival, 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., activities and food select Saturdays and Thursdays May-Sept.

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.
Jul 20
      Desert Highway, Eagles tribute band.

Freehold Summer & Fall Concert Series
Hall of Records Parking Lot, Freehold, 732-462-3584. Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm June-Aug.
Jul 17
      Time Machine, party band.
Jul 24
      Phil Engel Band, rock 'n roll.
Jul 31
      EagleMania.
Aug 7
      Brian Kirk & The Jirks.
Aug 14
      After the Reign.
Aug 21
      British Invasion.
Aug 28
      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.
Jul 21
      Hotel California, Eagles tribute.
Jul 28
      The Infernos, doo wop to disco to today.

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.
Jul 17
         10th Anniversary Performance by The Gordys.

Family Fun Nights
Shipyard Park, 13th St. & McFeeley Dr. (just east of Kings). Tues. evenings at 7pm June-Aug.
Jul 15
         Preschool of Rock.
Jul 22
         The Fuzzy Lemons, family-friendly rock.
Jul 29
         Garden Street School of the Performing Arts Band.
Aug 5
         Little Club Heads.
Aug 12
         Guitar Bar Jr. All Stars.
Aug 19
         Music Together.

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.
Jul 16
         Edmar Castaneda, world music band.
Jul 30
         The Django Festival All Stars.
Aug 13
         West Point Jazz Knights.
Aug 27
         Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton.

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.
Jul 17
         Tracy Lee & Ravine Road Band, top 40 and classic country rock cover band.
Jul 24
         The Jersey Shades, 50s to present.
Jul 31
         A Night at the Opera, with Susan Whitenack, Steven Snow and Rosetta Senkus Bacon.
Aug 7
         The Vince Pettinelli Orchestra.
Aug 14
         The British Invasion Tribute.

Jefferson Arts Summer Concert Series
Jefferson Twp. Municipal Complex gazebo, 1033 Weldon Rd., Oak Ridge, 973-697-2032. Fri. concerts at 7-9pm. Rainsite: Jefferson Twp. High School Auditorium.
Jul 18
         Thunder Hill, country.
Jul 25
         Reminisce, 50's & 60's.
Aug 1
         Nicole Donetone, country.
Aug 8
         Tri-State Rockers, rock & roll past to present.
Aug 15
        Rave On, early rock classics.
Aug 22
         The 3M Band.
Aug 29
         The George Baier Project, acoustic electric band perform classic songs & current hits.

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. Individual tickets $20, ages 10 and under free with paid adult. Advance tickets can be ordered online.
Jul 19
         Lee Alverson, Billy Joel, Elton John tribute.
Jul 26
         Simply Diamond, Neil Diamond tribute.
Aug 2
         The Abba Girlz, Abba tribute.
Aug 9
         The E St. Shuffle, Springsteen tribute.
Aug 16
         Evolution, Journey tribute.

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 during the month of Aug.
Jul 20-Aug 10
Selected Events
Jul 20

         A Memorial Concert for Pete & Toshi Seeger, an all-star line-up of family and friends. 4pm, Damrosch Park Bandshell.
Jul 26
         Family Day, 12pm, Hearst Plaza. A Batalha do Passinho Dance Class, participatory workshop with teen dancers from Rio. 1pm.
        Baby Loves Disco Family Dance Party, 11 & 2, Roslyn & Elliot Jaffe Drive.
        Deep Roots of Rock & Roll, Black Rock Coalition Orchestra & special guests. 2pm, Hearst Plaza.
        Roberta Flack; Davell Crawford, 7:30pm Damrosch Park Bandshell.
Aug 6
         Americanafest NYC, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell; Robert Ellis, 7:30pm, Damrosch Park Bandshell.
Aug 9
         Americanafest NYC, Roseanne Cash; The Lone Bellow; Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale. 6pm, Damrosch Park Bandshell.
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.
Ended for 2014

Livingston Music Under the Stars
Memorial Park Gazebo, Livingston, 973-535-7925. Concerts on Sun. 7-8:30pm in July. Rainsite: Livingston High School.
Jul 20
         The British Invasion Tribute.
Jul 27
         The B-Street Band.
Special Events
Aug 5
         National Night Out, Memorial Field oval.

Long Branch Jazz & Blues on the Beach
West End Park, corner of Brighton & Ocean Aves., Long Branch, 732-923-2044. Jazz and blues concerts every Sun. 7pm.
Jun 8-Aug 24
         Blues by the Beach, Sundays at 7pm.
Thursday By The Sea
Festival Plaza in Pier Village (south side of Ocean Place Resort & Spa). Thursdays at 7pm.
Jun 12-Aug 28
         Thursdays, 7pm.
Downtown Tuesday Nights
On the Broadway Stage near McDonalds. 7pm.
Jul 15
         Special Request.
Jul 22
         Madison Avenue.
Classic Car Events
In the event of rain, concerts at Ocean Place Resort & Spa.
Aug 16
         West End Cruise Night, Brighton Ave., 6-10pm. Classic car show with entertainment by Familiar Faces (West End Park), The Cherubs (Main Stage), Reanna Runge and featuring The Brooklyn Bridge.
Aug 23
         Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival, 1-10pm. Vendors, well-known jazz and blues artists, and fireworks on the Great Lawn by the Promenade. Sponsored by the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation.

Madison Downtown Concert Series
On the lawn of Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Main St. at Green Village Rd., Madison, 973-377-2982 ext. 14. Family-friendly performances 6-8pm rain or shine. In inclement weather, concert will be held inside the Museum with first come, first serve seating.
 Aug 8, Sep 12

Maplewood Community Music
Community bands perform in Memorial Park Amphitheater, Oakview Ave. & Dunnell Rd., Maplewood and other locations in Maplewood and South Orange.
Jul 20
         Outdoor Summer Concert, Memorial Park Amphitheatre.
Aug 1
         Swingville, jazz. Downtown After Sundown, Spiotta Park, S. Orange Ave. & Village Plaza.

Mendham Summer Concerts
Borough Park Gazebo, 19 Mountain Ave., Mendham, 973-543-7152 ext. 12.
Jul 27
         Rob Trout & The Flounders.
Aug 3
         Carnaby Street, 60s pop.

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 07041. Call 973-564-7096 for rainout information.
Jul 20
         Reverse Order, pop rock, America's Got Talent finalist.
Aug 3
         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. At the gate: Adults $20, under 12 $5, under 4 free. Advance tickets available at Kings Supermarkets in Chatham and Morristown and at Morris Arts, 14 Maple Ave., Suite 301, Morristown.
Jun 22
        
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 Without Borders
World music concerts 12:30pm Tuesdays at the Morristown Green. Rainsite: Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place on the Green.
Jul 22
         The Klez Dispensers.
Aug 5
         Peter Smith School of Irish Dance.

New Brunswick Hub City Sounds
732-249-2220. Free performing arts series in Aug. and Sept. Visit website for schedule.
Aug 9-Sep 27

NJBG Summer Concert Series
New Jersey Botanical Garden, Ringwood State Park, 1304 Sloatsburg Rd., Ringwood, 973-962-7031. 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.
Jul 25
         The Willy Dalton Gang, jazz, funk, Latin.
Aug 8
         Rave On!, early rock 'n roll.
Aug 22
         No Fuss & Feathers, contemporary folk.

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. 5:30-8:30pm.
Jul 17
         Third World.
Jul 24
         Red Baraat, North Indian bhangra with jazz, go-go, brass funk and hip-hop.
Jul 31
         Eddie Palmieri, salsa orchestra.
Aug 7
         Funky Meters.
Aug 14
         Black Violin with Brick City Jazz Orchestra.
Aug 21
         Living Colour.
Aug 28
         Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.

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, kids activities from 6:30. In case of rain, concert is in the gym in Borough Hall.
Jul 17
        The David Cedeno Band.
Jul 24
        Cindy Gelormini.
Aug 5
        National Night Out Program.
Special Event
Jul 3
        Independence Day Celebration, South St. from Gales Dr. to Springfield Ave. Festivities begin at 7pm with DJ, juggler, "chalk on South St." for kids of all ages, and fireworks at 9:30pm.

New York City Summer Concerts
NBC Today Show Free Summer Concerts
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.
Jul 18
          Jason Mraz.
Jul 25
          OneRepublic.
Jul 29
          Jennifer Hudson.

Aug 1
          Aloe Blacc.
Aug 8
          TBD.
Aug 15
          Neon Trees.
Aug 22
          Hunter Hayes.
Aug 29
          Ariana Grande.
Sep 1
          Maroon 5.
Sep 5
          Usher.
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.
Jul 18
         Zedd.
Jul 25
         Kings of Leon.
Aug 1
         Enrique Iglesias.
Aug 8
         Luke Bryan.
Aug 15
         Florida Georgia Line.
Aug 22
         Robin Thicke.
Aug 29
         Brad Paisley.

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.
Selected Events
Tickets for concerts below available through Ticketmaster.
Jul 14
        
David Bromberg Quintet.
Jul 21
        
The Bacon Brothers.
Jul 28
        
The Machine.
Aug 4
        
G. Love & Special Sauce.
Aug 11
        
Indigo Girls.

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center
4 Boland Dr., West Orange, 973-669-7385. New Jersey Arts Incubator and partners present concerts, theater, movies and special events on the open-air stage at OSPAC July-Sept. Summer subscription discount: 12 concerts for $120. Visit website for full calendar and tickets.
Selected Events
Jul 18, 27, Aug 1
        Cliburn Winners, Fei-Fei Dong, Sean Chen, Vadym Khodolenko.
Jul 23-25
         Footloose The Musical, Theatre Next Door.
Jul 26
         New Jersey Renaissance Faire, all day.
Aug 3
         Guitar Festival, David Stryker, Bruce Edwards, Nat Janoff, Mak Grgic.
Aug 31
         Mulgrew Miller PIano Festival, honors American jazz pianist and composer.
Sep 1
         11th Annual OSPAC Jazz Festival.

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 5-Aug 30

Red Bank Street Life
Downtown Red Bank.
Sat Jun 7-Aug 30 and Jul 25-27
         Streetlife, music, entertainment & artists on downtown streets 6-9pm Saturdays June 7-Aug. 30 and July 25-27.
Thurs
         Jazz in the Park, 7:30pm Riverside Gardens Park July 3-Aug. 28.
Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19
        Food & Wine Walk, sample wine and food from Red Bank restaurants. 2-6pm. Purchase wristband for $35.

River to River Festival
Free music, film, dance, theater, art and family-friendly events take place at different locations in lower Manhattan including South Street Seaport.
Jun

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.
Jul 16
         Tim McLoone & the Shirleys, Americana.
Jul 23
         Rip Tide/The Haven, rock & roll. 5:30 start for cover band, Harpers Fellow.
Jul 30
         Motor City Review, Motown.
Aug 6
         Pat Guadagno & Candle Brothers, rock.
Aug 13
         JoBonnano & Godsons of Soul, rock & RB.
Aug 20
         Rain Date.

Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series
Alan Augustine Village Green, 430 Park Ave., 908-322-6700 x223. Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.
Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 14

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.
Jul 20
         Time Machine, dance band.
Jul 27
         Hotel California, salute to the Eagles.
Aug 3
         16th Annual Bayou Fest, featuring Zyde­groove, 5:30-6:30pm. Buckwheat Zydeco, 7-8:30pm.
Aug 10
         Carlos Colina & Straight Up, jazz & blues.
Aug 17
         Jobonanno & The Godsons of Soul, soul rock 'n roll.
Aug 24
         John Kuse & The Excellents and Bob Miranda & The Happenings, doo wop.

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. 5:30-9pm.
        Thru Aug 29
Saturday Summer Stage
Live music on Division St. Saturday evenings at 7pm.
        Jul 12-Aug 16

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. Rainsite: SOPAC, One Sopac Way, South Orange.
Jul 16
         The Wisenheimers, rock, pop, top 40 hits.
Jul 23
         John Lee & Friends, jazz.
Jul 30
         Rock the Hill, rock.

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 6-Aug 17
Aug 5
         National Night Out in the Parks.

SummerStage
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 3-Aug 25

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.
Jul 22
         The Bridesmaids, community night dance party, local businesses and organizations on hand.
Jul 29
         Brian Kirk & The Jirks.

Union County Performing Arts Center
Main Stage: 1601 Irving St., Rahway, 732-499-8226; Hamilton Stage: 360 Hamilton St., Rahway. Free summer concert series outdoors in front of the Arts Center. 7:30pm.
Aug 7
        Pure Prairie League.
Aug 14
        Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution.
Aug 21
        Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools.
Aug 28
        Amy Helm.

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. Refreshment stand on site.
Echo Lake Park Concerts
Jul 16
         Ed Palermo.
Jul 23
         JoBonanno.
Jul 30
         Danny V's 52nd Street, Billy Joel tribute.
Oak Ridge Park Concerts
Aug 6
         American Rapture.
Aug 20
         Bernard Purdie All Stars.
Aug 27
         The Nerds.
Cedar Brook Park Concert
Pemberton Ave., Plainfield/South Plainfield.
Aug 13
         TBD.

Warren Recreation
Warren Municipal Grounds, 46 Mountain Blvd., Warren, 908-753-8000, ext. 270. Food and refreshments available.
Jul 16
        So You Think You Can Sing?, local talent performs, 7-9:30pm.

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.
Jul 17
         Hotel California, music of The Eagles.
Jul 24
         Steppin Out.
Jul 31
         The Beth Anne Clayton Band, country pop.
Aug 7
         Time Machine, dance rock from 60s to 80s.

Westfield Summer Concerts
Tues
         Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival every Tues. in July and Aug., July 1-Aug. 26. Multiple acts play 7-9 on downtown streets. 908-789-9444. Raindate: Wednesday.
Thurs
         Westfield Community Band Concerts, 7:30pm Thurs. June 26-July 17. Mindowaskin Park Bandstand, E. Broad St., 908-789-4080.
         Westfield Swing Band, July 24.

WoodbridgeArts Summer Concerts
Inclement weather hotline: 732-602-6045.
Woodbridge Mayor's 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. Free admission with non-perishable food items for "We Feed Woodbridge" food banks.
Jul 21
         Jersey Sound.
Jul 28
         Cameos.
Aug 4
         NY Rat Pack.
Aug 11
         Emil Stucchio & The Classics.
Aug 18
         The Fabulous Greaseband.
Aug 25
         The Infernos.
Woodbridge Wednesdays
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.
Jul 16
         Kenny White.
Jul 23
         Socks in the Frying Pan.
Jul 30
         Stephane Wrembel.
Aug 6
         Bobtown and Lera Lynn.
Aug 13
         The Kennedys.
Aug 20
         El Caribefunk and Ryan Tennis.
Aug 27
          VooDudes.
Rockin' Tuesdays
Woodbridge High School, 25 Samuel Lupo Pl., Woodbridge. Classic rock tribute bands perform Tuesdays, 7:30pm. Free with non-perishable food items for "We Feed Woodbridge" food bank.
Jul 22
         Bell Bottom Blues, Clapton.
Jul 29
         The B Street Band, Bruce Springsteen.
Aug 5
         Introduction "The Chicago Experience."
Aug 12
         The Guthrie Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel.
Aug 19
         Beatles Faux Sale.
Aug 26
         Tusk, Fleetwood Mac.
Local Band Thursdays
Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Local bands and musicians perform Thursdays at 7:30pm. Free admission with donation of non-perishable food items for "We Feed" food banks. Free parking at NJ Transit lot.
Jun 19-Aug 28


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movies in the park

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 24
         Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.
Aug 7
         TBD.

Bernards Township Movies & Games in the Park
Dunham Park, 908-204-3003. Movies and games Wed. at dusk, approx. 8:15-8:30pm. Rain dates the following night.
Jul 16
         Family Fun Night, 6:30-8:30. The Lego Movie, PG.
Jul 23
         Despicable Me 2, PG.

Essex County Free Friday Flicks
Essex County Kip's Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona, 973-239-2485. Gates open at 7pm with pre-movie entertainment, movie begins at dusk. Rain dates are the following night.

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.
Jul 22
        Thor: The Dark World, PG-13.
Jul 29
        Despicable Me 2, PG.
Aug 5
        The LEGO Movie, PG.
Aug 12
        Ender's Game, PG-13.

Florham Park Outdoor Movie Night
Gazebo lawn of municipal complex, 111 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, 973-410-5390. Refreshments for sale.
Aug 5
         Movie TBA. 8:30pm.

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.
Wed
         Outdoor Movies, every Wed. June 12-Aug. 28.
Pre-Show Entertainment
Aug 6
         Preschool of Rock, musical performance 7pm. Despicable Me, movie.
Aug 13
         My Gym Hoboken Demo, 7pm. The Lego Movie, movie.
Aug 20
         My Gym Hoboken Demo, 7pm. Frozen, movie.

Mendham Movies in the Park
Borough Park Gazebo, 19 Mountain Ave., Mendham, 973-543-7152 ext. 12.
Jul 2
         Turbo.
Jul 30
         The Princess Bride.

Oskar Schindler PAC Movie Night
4 Boland Dr., West Orange, 973-669-7385. Free family movies at 7:30pm.
Aug 12
         Matilda.
Aug 19
         The Incredibles.
Aug 26
         Despicable Me 2.

Princeton Art Museum Outdoor Films
Art Museum lawn, Princeton, 609-258-3788. Thurs. at sundown, approx. 8:30pm. Popcorn provided. Rain location: McCormick 106.
Jul 10
         Painters Painting, 1973.
Jul 24
         Pollock, 2000.
Aug 7
         Picnic on the Lawn & Outdoor Film Screening, barbecue fare, live music, family-friendly activities from 6pm. Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961 classic, will be shown at dusk.

Princeton Palmer Square Summer Movie
Palmer Square West, 40 Nassau St., Princeton, 609-921-2333.

Sea Bright Movies on the Beach
Center Beach, 1099 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright. Sunday. evenings at dusk, weather permitting.
Jul 20, Aug 3, 24

Shore Flicks
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.

Somerville Starlit Cinema Series
Division St., Somerville., 908-541-1600. Wednesdays at 8:30pm. beginning July 9.
Jul 9-Aug 13

South Orange Movies in the Park
Flood's Hill, Meadowland Park, 70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, 973-313-2787. Movies begin at 7:45pm. There is no rain location or rain dates.
Aug 13
         E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Aug 20
         TBA.
Aug 27
         TBA.

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.
Jul 24
         Despicable Me 2, PG.
Jul 31
         Free Birds, PG. Bring canned goods and non-perishable items for NJ Food Bank.
Aug 7
         Babe, G.
Aug 14
         The Croods, PG.

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.
Jul 22
         The Lego Movie. Warinanco Park, Elizabeth.
Jul 29
         Jurassic Park, drive-in movie in Galloping Hill Golf Course parking lot, Kenilworth. Driving range clinic, pre-movie activity.
Aug 5
         Despicable Me 2, Meisel Park, Springfield. National Night Out activities begin at 6pm.
Aug 12
         Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Conant Park, Hillside.

Warren Recreation Outdoor Movie Nights
908-753-8000.
Jul 25-26
         Movie Nite/Family Campout, bring your tents to Warren Pavilion & fields. Movie (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium), games and crafts. Register online for campout, $8 for ages 7 and up.
Aug 20
         Turbo the Garden Snail, 7:30pm, Wagner Farm.

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plays in the park

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 17-19
        Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Light Opera of New Jersey Production.
Jul 25-26, 31, Aug 1-2
        Play On!

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.
Jul 10-20
         A Winter's Tale.

Hoboken Storybook Theatre
Elysian Park, 10th & Hudson St., Hoboken, 201-240-2207. Song, dance, poetry and drama for all ages presented by Tempest Productions. 1-3pm, rain or shine.
Aug 9
         Something Whistling in the Night: Folktales from Other Lands.

Hudson Shakespeare Company
973-449-7443, hudsonshakespeare.org. Free summer performances in parks in Hoboken, Jersey City, Hackensack, Kenilworth, Fort Lee, West Milford and other locations. Visit website for complete schedule.
Kenilworth Performances
Kenilworth Public Library, 548 Boulevard.
Jul 28
         Cymbeline, 7:30pm.
Aug 14
         Pericles, 7:30pm.
Oct 17
         On the Waterfront, The Play, 7:30pm.

Plays-In-The-Park
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.
Jul 9-19
         Shrek.
Jul 30-Aug 9
         Bye Bye Birdie.

The Public Theater Shakespeare in Central Park
Delacorte Theater, mid-park at 80th St., Central Park, 212-260-2400. 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 8:30pm.
Jul 22-Aug 17
         King Lear, William Shakespeare.

Scotch Plains Stars Theatre
Village Green, 430 Park Ave., 908-322-6700. Performances begin at 6pm.
Jul 18-20
         Disney's High School Musical Jr.
Aug 1-3
         The Sound of Music.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Outdoor Stage
OpOpen-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 18-Jul 27
         The Learned Ladies, by Moliere. The "It Girls" of the 17th century frolic in a silly, fun farce for all ages, especially families with teens.

Washington Crossing State Park Open Air Theatre
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville, 609-737-0623.
Children's Theatre
Performances Fri. & Sat. at 11am, Sun. at 4pm. NJ residents $5, non-residents $7. Advance tickets or at box office.
Jul 11-20
         Disney's Aladdin, Jr.
Jul 25-Aug 3
         Little Red Riding Hood.
Aug 8-17
         Hansel & Gretel.
Aug 22-31
         Snow White.
Mainstage Theatre
Performances are Fri.-Sun. at 7:30pm. Adults $15, 12 & under $10. Purchase tickets in advance or at box office.
Jul 11-27
         Seussical the Musical.
Aug 1-3
         The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Aug 8-17
         Li'l Abner.
Aug 22-Sep 7
        Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Sep 12-21
         Big the Musical.
Sep 26-Oct 5
         Fiddler on the Roof.
Oct 10-19
         The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

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