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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.

See additional listings under Shows & Concerts for paid outdoor concerts in stadiums, in the parks or on the beach.

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concerts in the parks 2018

         Check back in June, 2018, for 2018 dates and performers.

Asbury Park Jams on the Sand
Free music on the beach at the Anchor's Bend Bar & Restaurant, 1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ (north side of Convention Hall), Thursdays 6-10pm. Each show starts with an acoustic performance by Chris Soltis and Brendan Brophy of Enjoy! in accition to other local players. Headliners perform two sets. Rain or shine.

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.

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

Chatham Community Band
Concerts 7:30pm. Visit website link for summer concert schedule.

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.

Flemington Summer Classic Car Shows
Main St., downtown Flemington. Classic cars, local 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 every other Saturday May-Sept.

Florham Park Gazebo Concerts
Borough Hall Complex, 111 Ridgedale Ave. Sundays at 7pm. Food concession. If questionable weather, 973-301-9698. Rainsite: Ridgedale School, 71 Ridgedale Ave.

Freehold Summer & Fall Downtown Events
Hall of Records, 1 E. Main St., Freehold, 732-333-0094.
           Thursdays Rock!, widely known groups and local talent entertain 7:30-9:30pm Thursdays.
           Freehold Idol, open to singers aged 10 and older. Contestants arrive at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm Wednesdays. Contestants can find application online.
           Street Music Performances, Friday and Saturday nights at the Downtown Freehold Gazebo on East Main St. and the Downtown Freehold Performance Courtyard on West Main St.
           Fall Concert Series, 7pm on Wednesdays in September and October.

Hanover Township Concert Series
Malapardis Park, Cedar Knolls, 973-428-2463. Activity line: 973-887-7870. Concerts 7:30-9pm on Mondays. Food trucks on site from 6pm. Rain location: Memorial Junior School Auditorium, 61 Highland Ave., Whippany.

Hanson Park Conservancy Concerts
38 Springfield Ave., Cranford. Check website for future 2017 events.

Hoboken Summer Enchanted Evenings
Free concerts along the Hudson Thursdays 7-9pm. Amphitheater at Sinatra Park, Frank Sinatra Dr. between 4th & 5th Sts., 201-420-2207.
Thursday Evening Concerts, 7-9pm, Sinatra Park.
Family Fun Nights
Shipyard Park, 13th St. and McFeeley Dr. (just east of Kings). Free outdoor performances for the whole family Tues. evenings at 7pm June-Aug.
Special Summer Outdoor Events 2017
           Children's Art in the Park,
creative activities for ages 1-4 are offered in Pier A Park Mon.-Thurs. sessions, early moring or mid morning. Visit website to register.
          Embayment Paddling Program, Hoboken Youth Paddle Camp and Mommy/Daddy & Me kayaking at the Hoboken Cove Boathouse, 11100 Sinatra Drive North.

Hudson Riverfront PAC 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 and rain dates.

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.

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. Visit website link for 2017 schedule.

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, srs. $15, ages 11-17 $10, ages 10 and under free with paid adult. Advance tickets can be ordered online. Check back for 2017 schedule.

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues
Music all day, crafters, kids activities, food. Free admission, rain or shine. Sponsored by Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation.
          Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival, 1-9:30pm. On the Great Lawn at the promenade in Long Branch. Music stage, food, crafters, kid's activities. Free admission.
          Concerts on select Thursdays in Keyport Mini Park, corner of West Front Street & Main Street, Keyport, NJ.
          Concerts every Sunday night in Long Branch. See Long Branch listings below.

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.

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 $17-25. Purchase tickets online.

Livingston Summer Concerts at the Gazebo
Memorial Park Gazebo, Livingston, 973-535-7925. Concerts on Sun. 7-8:30pm in July. Rainsite: Livingston High School.
Special Event
Jul 4

          4th of July Celebration, family fun beginning at 9am. Classic car show, swim carnival, dinosaur BBQ, food, live music. Main Stage entertainment features The Nerds at 7:45pm. Fireworks 9:15pm.

Long Branch Summer
Long Branch Bands by the Beach
Concerts 7-8:30pm. 732-222-7000 x5447. West End Park, corner of Brighton & Ocean Avenues, Long Branch, NJ. Rain or shine.
Tuesdays on Broadway
7-8:30pm, Broadway Band Shell, Long Branch, NJ. Rainsite: Fire Headquarters on Union Ave., Long Branch.
Thursdays by the Sea
Concerts 7-8:30pm at Pier Village, Long Branch. Rainsite: Long Branch Middle School, 350 Indiana Ave. & Bath Ave.

Macculloch Hall Summer Sundays
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, 973-538-2404
          Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a selection of music or poetry. Rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, programs will be held in the Schoolroom Gallery. 2pm. Adults $10, members free.
Jul 1
          The Kootz, blues, pop and rock music from the 60s-90s.
Jul 15
          The Harmonium Choral Society.

Madison Downtown Concert Series
Family-friendly Friday evening concerts 6-8pm outside on the lawn of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. Picnicking encouraged. Sponsored by the Madison Downtown Development Commission.

Maplewood Community Music
Community bands perform in Memorial Park Amphitheater, Oakview Ave. & Dunnell Rd., Maplewood and other locations in Maplewood and South Orange. All musicians welcome. Visit website link for announcement of new events.

Maplewoodstock Music & Arts Festival
Memorial Park, 580 Valley St., Maplewood. Two day festival of regional and national music, food and arts vendors and KidsZone.
Jul 14-15, 2018
Saturday headliners: Third World, Daniella Cotton.
          Sunday headliners: The Suffers, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band.

Mendham Summer Concerts
Borough Park Gazebo, 19 Mountain Ave., Mendham,NJ 07945, 973-543-7152 ext. 12. Sunday concerts 7-9pm.

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.

Met in the Parks Summer Recital Series
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, off Millburn Ave. and Main St., 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.

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, or online.
Jun TBA, 2018
          New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Picnics, activities, art show and sale, 50/50 raffle. Gates open at 4pm for picnicking and activities, concert begins at 6pm.

Morristown Music Beyond Borders
Free lunchtime world music concert series 12:30pm Tuesdays on the Morristown Green. Rainsite: Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place on the Green, Morristown, NJ 07960.

New Brunswick Hub City Sounds
732-729-0320 ext. 201. Free and family-welcoming performing, visual and culinary arts series late July-Oct. in Boyd Park, Rt. 18 North. Food available for purchase, kid zone activities.

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.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Sounds of the City Outdoor Music Series

Theater Square, One Center St., Newark, hotline: 973-353-8046. 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.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Free family concerts in parks throughout New Jersey in June and July.
2018 Schedule
Jun 22
          Echo Lake Park, Mountainside. 7:30pm. Free.
Jun 24
          Giralda Music & Arts Festival, Giralda Farms, Madison. Gates open at 4pm, concert at 6pm. Advance tickets $15, at gate $20. For more information, visit Morris Arts or call 973-285-5115.
Jun 26
          Ocean County College, Toms River. 8pm. Free.
Jun 27
          Overpeck County Park, Bergen County. 8pm. Free.
Jun 28
          Maxwell Place Park, Hoboken. 7:30pm. Free.
Jun 29
          Essex County Branch Brook Park, Newark. 7:30pm. Free, with fireworks.
Jul 1
          Marine Park, Red Bank. 8pm. Free.

New Providence Night Under the Stars
Centennial Park, corner of Springfield Ave. and Academy St., New Providence, 908-464-4430. Thursday concerts 7-9pm in July with kids entertainment, free hot dogs by Prestige Diner and free Italian ice from Zita's. In case of rain, concert is in the gym in the Municipal Gym.

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.
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.

New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park
Free summer concerts in New York City parks in June. 8pm.

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, NJ, 973-669-7385. New Jersey Arts Incubator and partners present concerts, movies and special events on the open-air stage at OSPAC.

Princeton Palmer Square Summer Music
Palmer Square, 40 Nassau St., Princeton, 609-921-2333. On the Green Saturdays in July and Aug. 2-4pm.

Rahway Big Thursday Nights
Entertainment 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday nights June-Aug.
          Entertainment, Action Plaza, Rahway Train Station, 6:30-8:30pm.
          Free Movies, City Hall Plaza, beginning at dusk.
          Summer Concert Series,
Irving Street, starting at 7pm.

Red Bank Street Life
Downtown Red Bank.
Jazz in the Park. 7:30-9pm Thursdays in July and Aug. in Riverside Gardens Park, W. Front St.
3rd Thurs
       Thursday Night Live! enjoy live music throughout Red Bank in June and July.
Streetlife, music, entertainment and artists on downtown streets 6-9pm Sat. June thru Aug.

River to River Festival
Attend free dance, music, theater and visual arts events in public parks and historic landmarks across Lower Manhattan and Governors Island in June.
Jun TBA, 2018

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.

Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series
Alan Augustine Village Green, 430 Park Ave., 908-322-6700 x223. Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.

Seaside Park Summer in the Park Concert Series
Seaside Park Police Department Lawn, Seaside Park. Free concerts Mondays at 7pm.

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.
           Blues Fest at Duke Island Park, featuring Bob Lanza Blues Band, 5:30-6:30pm; The Tyrone Stackhouse Group, 7-8:30pm.
           3rd Annual Food Truck Fest featuring The Duprees, 7-8:30pm. Food trucks open at 6pm.
Special Event
Jul 4, 2018

          Annual Independence Day Family Festival, 6-10pm, North Branch Park. Revolutionary War encampment 6-9pm, fireworks display 9:30pm. Free. Food available for purchase.

Somerville Cruisers & Concerts
Starlit Cinema, classics, comedy, family-friendly films on a giant outdoor screen 8:30-10:30pm Thursday evenings, Division Street Plaza, July-Aug.
Friday Cruise Nights, classic car show on Main Street every Friday night Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. 6-9pm.
Saturday Summer Stage, live music at Division St. Plaza Saturday evenings 7-9pm July-Aug.

South Orange Summer Nights
Flood's Hill, Meadowland Park, 70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, 973-378-7754 ext. 2223. Concerts Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Food trucks and beverage vendors; art in the park 6-8pm, recommended for adults and children six and up. Rainsite: SOPAC, One Sopac Way, South Orange.
           Art in the Park, Wednesdays 6-8pm.
Concerts in the Park

South Orange Downtown After Sundown (DAS) Concert Series
Spiotta Park and corner plaza on Sloan St. and South Orange Ave. 973-763-6899. Sounds in Spiotta and Jazz on Sloan presented 7:30-10pm Fri. and Sat. evenings in June, weather permitting. Visit website for weekly schedule.

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.

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.
Selected Family Event
           Family Day.

Summit "Hot Summer Nights"
Village Green, 356 Broad St., Summit, 908-277-2932 x12. Tues. evenings at 7pm. Food trucks, free ice cream. In the event of rain, check website.
Special Event

           National Night Out, 6-8:30pm. Food trucks open 6pm, kids activities, displays and demos by emergency services, food court.

Tuckerton Seaport Friday Night Concerts
120 W. Main St. (GSP exit 58), Tuckerton, 609-296-8868. Free concerts on Friday evenings, 6:30-8pm, in July and August.

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 or 908-654-9805. In case of rain, call hotline, 908-558-4079, after 3pm on day of concert. Refreshments on site.

Warren Recreation
Warren Municipal Grounds, 46 Mountain Blvd., Warren, 908-753-8000, ext. 270. 7-9pm. Food and refreshments available.

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.

Westfield Summer Concerts
         Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, live music 7-9pm every Tuesday in July and Aug. on downtown streets. 908-789-9444. Raindate: Wednesday. Visit website for weekly schedule of performers and locations.
         Westfield Community Band Concerts, 7:30pm Thursdays from the end of June to end of July at Mindowaskin Park Bandstand, E. Broad St., 908-789-4080.
          National Night Out, celebrate at the North Avenue Train Station.

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. Food trucks and stands; beer and wine available for purchase. Dogs on leash are welcome.
Country Sundays Free Concerts
Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ. 6pm.
Monday Oldies
On the lawn at Woodbridge High School, 25 Samuel Lupo Pl., Woodbridge. Oldies & doo wop Mondays in July and Aug. at 7:30pm.
Tuesday Tribute Bands
Woodbridge High School, 25 Samuel Lupo Pl., Woodbridge. Classic rock tribute bands perform Tuesdays, 7:30pm.
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. Food trucks and stands, craft beer and wine for sale. Rainsite: Woodbridge Middle School auditorium, 582 Barron Ave.
Local Band Thursdays
Tanzman Park, across from Woodbridge Train Station, Woodbridge. Local bands and musicians perform Thursdays at 7:30pm. Free parking at NJ Transit lot.
2nd Friday Jazz
Frank Pelzman Park, Tappan St. & West Park Ave., Avenel. Jazz concerts on the 2nd Friday, 7:30pm.

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movies in the park

Belmar Movies on the Beach
8th Avenue Beach, Belmar. Family movies on Saturdays in July and Aug. Movies begin at dusk.

Bernards Township Movies in the Park
Dunham Park, 908-204-3003. Wednesdays at 8:30pm.

Branchburg Movies in the Park
White Oak Park, 200 Baird Rd., Branchburg, NJ, 908-526-1300 x187. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks.

Essex County Free Friday Flicks
Essex County Kip's Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona, NJ, 973-433-7659. Gates open at 7pm with pre-movie entertainment, movie begins at dusk. Rain dates are the following night.

Fanwood Movies Under the Stars 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.

Florham Park Outdoor Movie Night
Gazebo lawn of municipal complex, 111 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, 973-410-5390. Refreshments for sale. Call for this year's date.

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 and July, 8:15pm in Aug. Snacks available at concession booth. For movie schedule, visit online link.
       Outdoor Movies, every Wed. June-Aug.

Mendham Movies in the Park
Borough Park Gazebo, 19 Mountain Ave., Mendham, 973-543-7152 ext. 12. 8:30pm.

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center
4 Boland Dr., West Orange, NJ, 973-669-7385. New Jersey Arts Incubator and partners present concerts, movies and special events on the open-air stage at OSPAC.

Pier Village Summer Movie Series
Pier Village, Ocean Ave. and Centennial Dr., Long Branch, 732-923-0100
          Enjoy free outdoor movies every Wednesday from July 11-Aug. 29. Pre-show fun on Festival Plaza begins at 6pm, movie begins at nightfall.
2018 Schedule
Jul 11     E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.
Jul 18     Mary Poppins.
Jul 25     The Wizard of Oz.
Aug 1      Casablanca.
Aug 8      Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Aug 15    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.
Aug 22    The Little Mermaid.
Aug 29    Singing in the Rain.

Princeton Art Museum Outdoor Films
Brown Dod lawn, Princeton, 609-258-3788. Thurs. at sundown, approx. 8:30pm. Rain location: 8pm, McCormick Hall 101.

Princeton Palmer Square Movies on the Green
Palmer Square West, 40 Nassau St., Princeton, 609-921-2333. Family-friendly movies begin at dusk, approx. 8:30pm.

Scotch Plains Friday Family Movie NIght
Alan Augustine Village Green, 430 Park Ave., 908-322-6700. Movies begin Friday evenings at dusk.

Seaside Park Drive-In Movies
Marina Lawn, J St. and Central Ave., Seaside Park. Movies begin at 8:30pm. Popcorn and shaved ice provided by PBA.

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. 351. Friday evenings 8:30pm. Popcorn and refreshments are available. Don't forget bug spray.

Somerville Starlit Cinema Series
Division Street Plaza, Somerville, NJ, 908-541-1600. Wednesdays at 8:30pm. Watch your favorite movies on a giant outdoor screen with state-of-the-art sound system. From classics to comedies, films are chosen by voting early in the season.

South Orange Moonlit Movies
Flood's Hill, Meadowland Park, 70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, 973-313-2787. Movies begin at 8:15pm.

Summit Screen on the Green
Village Green, 356 Broad St., Summit. Thursdays in July and Aug. Food trucks on site and interact with on-screen characters before the movie. Movies begin after dark.

Union County Family Fun & Flix
908-527-4900, Hotline: 908-558-4079. UC Fit Kids offers healthy activities for children before the movie beginning at 7:30pm, movie begins at dusk, weather permitting. Snack stand.

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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.

Brookdale Summer Shakespeare Ensemble
On the Lawn at Larrison Hall, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, 732-224-2411. Free performances Thurs.-Sun. at 7pm. If raining, performance will be inside BPAC.

Hoboken Storybook Theatre
Elysian Park, 10th & Hudson St., Hoboken, 866-248-5091. Song, dance, poetry and drama for all ages presented by Tempest Productions. 2pm. In case of rain, tents will be set up in the park.

Hudson Shakespeare Company
973-449-7443. Free summer performances in New Jersey parks, libraries and other locations. Most performances begin at 7pm. Visit website for complete schedule.

Stephen J. Capestro Theater, Rt. 1S (1 block south of Menlo Park Mall), Edison, 732-745-3900. 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 8:00pm. Tickets available on day of performance only, no advance sales. No performances on Sun. Adults $7, srs. 60 and over $5, 12 & under free, cash only for summer shows.

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 via mobile lottery12:00am-noon on the day of performance through TodayTix. Visit website for details. Performances Tues.-Sun. at 8pm.

Scotch Plains Stars Theatre
Village Green, 430 Park Ave., 908-322-6700. Performances for kids by kids begin at 6pm. Auditions are held in spring for summer performance dates.

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. Performances Tues.-Sun. at 8pm, Sun. at 4:30. Purchase tickets from box office or online. $37, 30 and under $30, 18 and under free.

Union County Shakespeare in the Park
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble performs Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" in Union County Parks.

Washington Crossing State Park Open Air Theatre
455 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville, 267-885-9857. Call or check website link for 2018 information.

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