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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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concerts in the parks 2018

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 5-10pm. Each show starts with cB3. Ages 21+, dogs are not allowed. Rain or shine.
Jun 21-Aug 30

Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Series
Veterans Park, 908-464-0550. Wed. concerts 7:30-9pm.
Jul 18
          
The Infernos.
Jul 25
          
The Jersey Four, Four Seasons cover.
Aug 1
          
52nd Street, Billy Joel cover.
Aug 7
          
Beatlemania, National Night Out with Berkeley Heights Police Department.

Bernards Township Parks & Recreation Jayne Hannigan Summer Concert Series
Pleasant Valley Park, 908-204-3003. Tuesdays at 7pm. Rainsite: Ridge High School.
Jul 10
          
Jimmy & the Parrots.
Jul 17
          
Refugee, Tom Petty tribute.
Jul 24
          
Jersey Sound.
Jul 31
          
Beatlemania Again.
Special Event
Aug 7
          
National Night Out, presented by the BT Police Department. 6:30pm at Astor Fields.

Boonton Area Concerts in the Park
Grace Lord Park, W. Main St. & Essex Ave., Boonton, 973-402-7433
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm. Rainsite: Darress Theatre, 615 Main St.
Jun 27
          
Harmony Sr. Drum Corps., Denville String Band.
Jul 4
          
Anthony Duke Claus.
Jul 11
          
The Cameos, oldies.
Jul 18
          
Country Fresh, country.
Jul 25
          
Tommy Gardner & The Uncle Brothers, kids of all ages.
Aug 1
          
Rave On, oldies.
Aug 8
          
The Kootz, pop.
Aug 15
          
Earmon Ryan, Irish fun.

Chatham Community Band
Jun 9
          Chatham Fishawack Festival, gazebo across from the Chatham Borough Train Station, 12pm.
Jun 26
          
Juniper Village, 500 Southern Blvd., Chatham, 7pm.
Jul 4
          
Independence Day Parade, Main St. between Hillside and Lafayette, Chatham, 10:30am.
Jul 17
          
Clipper Pavilion, West Orange, 7pm.

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 2018
Jul 6

          Garden State Radio.
Jul 13
          
Billy Gilman, finalist on NBC's "The Voice."
Jul 20
          
The Infernos.
Jul 27
          
Jazz Under the Stars: Nicolas King Quartet & Alex Bugnon.
Aug 3
          
Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute.
Special Events
Jun 14, 21, 28
          
Jazz in the Park, 5:30pm, Concourse Hill Pavilion across from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Jun 29
          
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Fireworks Spectacular, 7:30pm, Branch Brook Park, Newark.
Jul 2
          
Motor City Revue, 7:30pm, Weequahic Park, Newark.
Jul 3
          
Belletones & Total Soul, 7:30pm, Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair.
Sep 9
          
Mike Griot's Essex County South Mountain Blues Festival, 12-8pm, South Mountain Reservation, West Orange.

Flemington Summer Classic Car Shows
75 Main St., downtown Flemington, 908-806-6041. 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. Weather cancellations are made by 3pm.
Jun 9
          
Camaro, Chevy & Chevelle.
Jun 23
          
Mopars & Motorcycle.
Jul 7
          
GTO, Firebird & Pontiacs.
Jul 28
          
Mustanges & T-Birds.
Aug 4
          
Corvette.
Aug 18
          
British Invasion & Foreign.
Sep 1
          
Military, First Responder, Truck.

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.
Jun 24
            
The David Aaron Orchestra.
Jul 1
            
Jesse Garron's Tribute to Elvis.
Jul 8
            
Street Hassle.
Jul 15
            
The Little Big Band.
Jul 22
            
Slippery When Wet.
Jul 29
            
The Infernos.

Freehold Summer & Fall Downtown Events
Hall of Records, 1 E. Main St., Freehold, 732-333-0094.
Jun-Aug
           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 Plaza on West Main St.
Sep-Oct
           Fall Concert Series, 7:30-9:30pm on Wednesdays in September and October in front of the Hall of Records.

Hanover Township Concert Series
Brickyard Field, Bee Meadow Park, 1 Pond Rd., Whippany, 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.
Jul 2
          Route 80s Band/Fireworks, 80's dance party. Veteran's Field.
Jul 9
          
Jersey Sound, oldies.
Jul 16
          
Larry Stevens Band, contemporary.
Jul 23
          
The Shots with Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band, classic rock with bagpipes.
Jul 30
          
Skeeter Pants, country.

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

Hoboken Summer Enchanted Evenings
Free concerts, outdoor theatre, movies, children's events and more all summer in Hoboken parks. 201-420-2000 x5100.
Thursdays Jun 7-Aug 16
          
Thursday Evening Concerts, 7-9pm, Sinatra Park, Frank Sinatra Dr. between 4th and 5th Sts. Selected events below:
           
Jun 14: Sinatra Idol Contest.
           
Jun 28: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Maxwell Place.
           Jul 5: Hoboken Summer Bash, 6pm.
Tuesdays Jun 12-Jul 31
           
Tuesday Evening Concert Series in Southwest Park, 6:30-8:30pm, Observer Highway between Jackson & Harrison St. Food by D's Soul Full Cafe, beer and wine garden by Northern Soul.
Wednesdays Jun 20-Aug 29
           Wednesday Evening Concerts in Church Square Park,
7-9pm.
Family Fun Nights
Free outdoor performances for the whole family 7pm in Shipyard Park, 13th St. and McFeeley Dr. (just east of Kings).
Jun 12
           
Songs for Seeds.
Jun 19
           
Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band.
Jun 26
           
The Fuzzy Lemons.
Jul 10
           
Ron Albanese (Polka Dot) and his Polka Dot Pals.

Jul 17
           
Preschool of Rock.
Jul 24
           
Americana Family Jamboree.

Jul 31
           
Garden Street School of the Performing Arts Band.
Aug 7
           
Music Together.
Special Summer Outdoor Events 2018
           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.
          Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, Bootcamp & Meditation in the Park Series, free introductory class sponsored by a different local fitness establishment each week. Wear sneakers and loose fitting clothing. Bring your own mat if needed and water. In case of rain, classes cancelled, unless specified.
          Mondays thru Aug 20: Fitness at Pier A Park, 7-8pm.
          Tuesdays thru Aug 28: Yoga at Pier A Park, 7-8pm.
          Wednesdays thru Aug 15: Fitness at the South West Park, 7-8pm.
          Wednesdays thru Aug 29: Fitness under the 14th St. Viaduct, 6:30-7:30pm.
          Wednesdays thru Aug 8: Meditation in the Park, Pier C Park, 7-7:45pm.
          Thursdays thru Aug 30: Yoga & Pilates at Maxwell Place Park, 7-8pm.
          Thursdays thru Aug xx: Bootcamp Fitness Series, Pop-Up Park at 12th & Adams St., 7-7:45pm.

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.
Jul 9
          
Million Dollar Reunion, music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.
Jul 25
          Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zeferino, music of Veracruz, Mexico, mixed with the sounds of New York urban life.
Aug 8
          
Ranky Tanky, Gullah music of the Carolina coast.

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.
Jun 28-Aug 16
           
Hunterdon Symphony.
Jul 5
           
Citigrass, rock, jazz, and classical influences with traditional bluegrass.
Jul 12
           
Hunterdon Harmonizers.
Jul 19
           Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi Tribute Band.
Jul 26
           
Best of the Eagles.
Aug 2
           
Captain Jack Billy Joel Tribute.
Aug 9
           Frontiers, Journey tribute band.
Aug 16
           
The Morristones, oldies rock band.

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.
Jun 29
           
Jefferson Community Concert & Jazz Bands.
Jul 6
           
Jersey Sound.
Jul 20
           
Jump Start.
Jul 27
           
Reeds, Rhytym and All That Bass.
Aug 3
           
South Street Station.
Aug 10
           Country Comfort.
Aug 17
           
Rave On.
Aug 24
           
Tequila Rose.

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival
Music all day, crafters, kids activities, food. Free admission, rain or shine. Sponsored by Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation.
Aug 25
          Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival, 1-9pm. On the Great Lawn at the promenade in Long Branch. Music stage, food, crafters, kid's activities. Free admission. Fireworks at dusk.
Thurs TBA
          Concerts on select Thursdays in Keyport Mini Park, corner of West Front Street & Main Street, Keyport, NJ.
Sun TBA
          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.
Jul 24-Aug
Selected Events
Jul 26

           Selena for Sanctuary, featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco, Nina Diaz, Omar Apollo and August Eve. 7:30pm, Damrosch Plaza. Gates open one hour prior to the performance.
Jul 28

           Family Day.
           Dance with Mark Morris Dance Group,
11am, Hearst Plaza.
           
Marching Cobras, 60-member drumline and dance team. 12pm, Josie Robertson Plaza.
           
Soul Science Lab, hip-hop soul celebration of travel and cultural exploration. 1pm, Hearst Plaza.
Aug 1
           
NPR Music's Turning the Tables Live: 21st Century Edition, music and conversation celebrating a new generation of pioneering women songwriters, with Carly Rae Jepsen, Jamila Woods, I'm With Her, and others to be announced. Moderated by Ann Powers. 7:30pm, Damrosch Park. Gates open one hour prior to performance.
Aug 3
           
Peter Wolf, former J. Geils Band frontman. 7:30pm, Damrosch Park.
Aug 5
           
Heritage Sunday: Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
Aug 8
           
Sun Ra Arkestra
live score to Space is the Place; Lean On Me: Jose James Celebrates Bill Withers; Samora Pindergughes: The Transformations Suite. 6:30pm, Damrosch Park.
Aug 10
           
West Side Story Reimagined, Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band. 7:30pm, Damrosch Park.
Aug 11-12
           Annual Roots of American Music Weekend: Americanafest NYC.

Lincoln Center 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. Group dance lesson 6:30-7:15, live music and dancing begin 7:30. Admission $17-25. Purchase tickets online. CenterCharge 212-721-6500; 212-875-5456.
Jun 26-Jul 14

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 ending with fireworks at 9:15pm. Main Stage entertainment at 7:45pm.

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.
Jun 10
           
Chuck Lambert, blues band.
Jun 17
           
Shadetree Mechanics, blues and rock band.
Jun 24
           
VyntEdge, classic rock and blues band.
Jul 1
           
Incinerators, high energy blues band.
Jul 8
           
Predator Dub Assassins, reggae band.
Jul 15
           
Tequila Rose, country band.
Jul 22
           
Philadelphia Funk Authority, dance and party band.
Jul 29
           
Eddie Testa Band, dance, rock, soul, rhythm and blues band.
Aug 5
           
Eryn & The Whiskey Devils, soulful vocalist and guitarist.
Aug 12
           
Remember Jones, high energy soul band.
Aug 19
           
No concert.
Aug 26
           
The VooDudes, blues, rock, country, zydeco and R&B band.
Tuesdays on Broadway
7-8:30pm, Broadway Band Shell (behind Brookdale), Long Branch, NJ. Rainsite: Fire Headquarters on Union Ave., Long Branch.
Jul 10-Aug 28
Thursdays by the Sea
Concerts 7-8:30pm at Pier Village, Long Branch. Rainsite: Long Branch Middle School, 350 Indiana Ave. & Bath Ave.
Jun 14
           
Tim McLoone & The Shirleys, rhythm and blues/classic rock. Rain date: Sept. 6.
Jun 21
           
Motor City Revue, Motown, rock and soul band.
Jun 28
           
Bob Burger Band, classic rock band.
Jul 5
           
No concert.
Jul 12
           
9 South, party rock band.
Jul 19
           
The Nerds, party band.
Jul 26
           
So Watt, party band.
Aug 2
           
After the Reign, country band.
Aug 9
           
Jerry Garcia Celebration with Marc Muller & Friends, Grateful Dead band.
Aug 16
           
Danny V's 52nd Street Band, Billy Joel cover band.
Aug 23
           
The Doughboys, garage rock band.
Aug 30
           
Brian Kirk & The Jirks, with fireworks. Jersey Shore cover band.
Long Branch Special Events
Jun 20
           
LBHS Soundwaves Jazz Band, 7-8:30pm, West End Park.
Jul 4
           
Oceanfest at Long Branch, all day craft and food vendors, community info, fireworks at dusk.
Aug 18
           
West End Cruise Night & Classic Car Show, featuring The Hit Men. 6-10pm. Rain date: Aug. 19.
Sep 9
           
Cruise to the Jersey Shore, 9am-4pm, Great Lawn and Promenade.
Sep 15
           
Funkfest 2018, 5-9pm, West End Park, Brighton Ave., Long Branch.

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 Sundays at 2pm. Rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, programs will be held in the Schoolroom Gallery. Adults $10, members free.
Jul 1
          The Kootz, blues, pop and rock music from the 60s-90s.
Jul 15
          The Harmonium Choral Society.
Sep 16
           
Poets in the Garden, award-winning poets David Petruzelli and Professor Gail Holst-Warhaft.

Madison Downtown Concert Series
Family-friendly Friday evening concerts 6-8pm outside on the lawn of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison, 973-377-2982. Picnicking encouraged. Sponsored by the Madison Downtown Development Commission.
Jun 22
           
What's What, local Madison band, rock music from the 70's, 80's and 90's.
Jul 13
           
Zaire Band, classic/acoustic rock.
Jul 27
           
Barba Roja Latin Band, salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata, rock en espanol, Latin pop and Latin jazz. Dancing shoes are a must!
Special Event
Jul 14
           
Carriage to Car Day at METC, special day-long outdoor event offers an up-close experience with carriages and early automobiles.

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.

Meet Me in Morristown
Come for music, crafters and food in Morristown the last Thursday of the month May-Aug. Morristown business sidewalk sales 11am-8pm. Art sales and entertainment 5-9pm.
Jun 28
            
The Atlanta Cafe Band.
Jul 26
            
The Outcrops, four-piece rock n roll band, blues, sould, funk, jazz and old country.
Aug 30
            
The Break Lights, four-piece alternative rock band.

Mendham Summer Concerts
Borough Park Gazebo, 19 Mountain Ave., Mendham,NJ 07945, 973-543-7152 x12. Sunday concerts 7-9pm in July.
Jul 1
            
Fast Forward Band, classics from 1980s.
Jul 8
            
Carnaby Street, 60s pop.
Jul 22
            
Kimon & The Prophets, blues/rock.
Jul 29
            
Larry Stevens Group, pop rock hits.
Special Event
Jun 16
             
Mendham food Truck Festival.

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Mercer County Park, Hughes Dr. or Old Trenton Rd. entrance, West Windsor, NJ, 609-443-8560. 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.
Jun 16
            
Mercer County Cultural Festival, 11am-7pm. Musical performances, art demonstrations, international food trucks, bier garten, traditional dances, demonstrations and more.
Jun 22
            
Kiss the Sky, Jimi Hendrix tribute. 7-9pm. $5 per car.
Jun 23
            
Battle of the Bands, 4-9pm, South Riverwalk Park. Food trucks, drinks and music in the park featuring Les Paul & Friends, Sandstorm, Swing Con Seis. Free parking and admission.
Jun 30
            
94.5 PST's Freedom Festival, 3-10pm. Carnival rides, food, entertainment and fireworks. $5 per car.
Jul 7
            
Jazz Festival, 2-8pm. Tickets $20.
Jul 8
            
Thunder 106 Country in the Park, 5-10pm. Featuring Brett Young, Dylan Scott, Morgan Evans, Ashley McBryde, Mitchell Tenpenny and Tyler Rich. $5 per car.
Jul 11-15
            
LEAD State Fair, rides, vendors, entertainment and more. Wed. 5-11pm, Thurs. 5-11pm, Fri. 12-11pm, Sat. 12-11pm, Sun. 12-10pm.
Jul 21-22
            
NJ State Triathlon, 5:30am-12pm. 856-308-7523.
Jul 28
            
Best of the Eagles, 6-10pm. $5 per car.
Aug 3
            
The Sensational Soul Cruisers, 7-9pm. Tickets $10.
Aug 4
            
Latin Night with Jimmy Bosch, 6-10pm. Tickets $20.
Aug 11
            
Reggae Night with The Verdict and The Mango Men, 6-10pm. $5 per car.
Sep 1-2
            
INDO American Fair, 11am-7pm. Cultural programs, heritage, traditional dances, live entertainment and more. Parking $5, entry $3.

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.
Jun 11
            
SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park.
Jun 13
            
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn. 7pm.
Jun 21
            
Clove Lakes, Staten Island. 7pm.
Jun 23
            
Williamsbridge Oval, The Bronx. 3pm.
Jun 27
            
Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan. 7pm.
Jun 29
            
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens. 7pm.

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. Raindates are the following Sunday.
Jun 24
            
Street Hassle, classic rock and roll.
Jul 8
            
Soul Groove, R&B/Motown and pop hits.
Jul 22
            
Jersey Sound, classic oldies/rock, R&B/Motown and pop hits.
Aug 5
            
The British Invasion Years, songs from the Beatles, Dave Clark 5, Rolling Stones and more.

Morris Arts Giralda Music & Arts Festival
Great Lawn, Giralda Farms Corporate Park, Rt. 124, Madison (rainsite: College of St. Elizabeth), 973-285-5115 x15. 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 24, 2018
          New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Picnics, children's activities, art show and sale, food truck. Gates open at 4pm for picnicking and activities, concert begins at 6pm.

Morris Museum Summer JazzFest
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, 973-371-3706
            Pack lawn chairs and picnic baskets or visit food trucks open from 5:30pm on the grounds of the Morris Museum. Concerts at 7:30pm. Call box office for tickets or purchase online.
Jul 12
            
Danny Bacher and his All-Star Band: Accentuate the Positive.
Jul 19
            
Svetlana and the Delancey Five.
Jul 26
            
The Antionette Montague Experience.
Aug 2
            
Dan Levinson's Midsummer Night's Jazz Party.
Aug 16
            
Dance Party with Louis Prima, Jr. and the Witnesses.

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.
Jun 24
            
Eco Del Sur, South American artists perform ancient Andean music and contemporary music from different Latin American regions.
Jul 8
            
African Global Arts and Iwa L'ewa Heritage Dance Ensemble.
Jul 22
            
The Kelz Dispensers, swinging American-style klezmer.
Aug 5
            
Peter Smith School of Irish Dance.

New Brunswick Hub City Sounds
908-917-2862. 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.
Jul 22
            
Guelaguetza, food, music, cultural dances, healing traditions and heritage of Oaxaca, Mexico. 1-7pm.
Aug 25
            3rd Annual Caribbean Festival, Caribbean cuisine, music and dance performances including reggae, soca and calypso. 1-7pm.
Sep 8
            
Rock New Brunswick, punk music and entertainment, Latin Rock and Afro Punk performances. 1-6pm.
Sep 9
            
3rd Annual Indo-American Festival/Yoga Festival, food, music and theatrical performances inspired by the culture and traditions from Northern and Southern India. Yoga demonstrations and classes. 1-6pm.
Sep 15
            
6th Annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, George Street between Livingston Ave. and Bayard St., New Brunswick. 1-6pm.
Sep 30
            
39th Raritan River Festival Rubber Duck Race, celebrate the local environment and community with live music, vendors, farmers market, kids activities, cardboard canoe races, annual Rubber Duck drop into the Raritan River. 11am-5:30pm.
Oct 14
            
Hub City Sounds @ Ciclovia: 4th Annual Corazon Latino Festival, showcase of Latino and Caribbean cultures features traditional cultural dances, music, visual arts displays and more. 11am-4pm, Joyce Kilmer Park, 143 Joyce Kilmer Ave., New Brunswick.

NJBG New Jersey Botanical Garden 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 requested. Light refreshments available for purchase.
Jun 22
            
The Kootz, rock and roll.
Jul 6
            
Richard Reiter Swing Band.
Jul 20
            
The Guthrie Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel and Everly Brothers songbooks.
Aug 3
            
Rave On! early rock and roll.
Aug 17
            
From Opera to Broadway, soprano Justyna Giermola and baritone James Michael.

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.
Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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 and ice cream. In case of rain, concert is in the gym in the Municipal Gym.
Jul 19
            
Asbury Fever.
Jul 26
            
The Day Trippers.
Aug 2
            
1910 Fruitgum Company.

Aug 7
            
Elefante Family Band,
with National Night Out activities by New Providence Police, Fire, EMS, and Recreation Departments starting at 6pm.

New York City Summer Concerts
NBC Today Show Free Summer Concerts
Mostly Friday mornings on the plaza at Rockefeller Center (48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, outside Studio 1A). On-air musical performance takes place during the 8am hour, some artists rehearse in advance of the main performance. General admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of reserved Fan Passes are available by advanced registration via a digital lottery system two weeks before the concert date. Additional performances may be announced.
Jun 15
            
Christina Aguilera.
Jun 22
            
5 Seconds of Summer.
Jun 25
            Dan & Shay.
Jun 29
            
Panic at the Disco.
Jul 6
            
Lady Antebellum.
Jul 13
            
Maroon 5.
Jul 20
            Charlie Puth.
Jul 27
            
Julia Michaels.
Aug 2
            
Keith Urban.
Aug 10
            
Jason Mraz.
Aug 17
            
Cole Swindell.
TBA
            
Alessia Cara.
TBA
            
Why Don't We.
Good Morning America Free Summer Concerts
Friday mornings at Summerstage Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (Fifth Ave. & East 69th St., entrance at 72nd St.). Check-in at 6am, concert 7-9am. Additional dates and acts will be announced throughout the summer. Submit ticket requests online.
Jun 15
             
Pitbull.
Jun 22
             
Bebe Rexha.
Jun 29
             
Florence and the Machine.
Jul 6
             
G-Eazy.
Jul 13
             
Backstreet Boys.
Jul 20
             
Camilia Cabello.
Jul 27
             
Fall Out Boy.
Aug 3
             
Kelsea Ballerini.
Aug 10
             
The Chainsmokers.
Aug 17
             
Leon Bridges, in Times Square studio.
Aug 24
             
Luis Fonsi.
Aug 31
             
Alesso.

New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park
Free summer concerts in New York City parks in June. 8pm.
Jun 12-17, 2018

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
             Call for information about new events.

Princeton Palmer Square Summer Music
Palmer Square, 40 Nassau St., Princeton, 609-921-2333. Live music on the Green Saturdays in July and Aug. 12-2pm.
Jul 7
            
Strictly 60s.
Jul 14
            
SunDog.
Jul 21
            
El Kabong.
Aug 4
            
Strictly 60s.
Aug 11
             
Deni Bonet.
Aug 18
             
Mr. RAY.
Aug 25
            
The Shantys.
Special Events
Jun 22
            
jaZams Summer Block Party, crafts, activities, concert, family fun. Pigpen Theatre Co. live in concert. 6pm.

Rahway Big Thursday Nights
Entertainment 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday nights June-Aug.
Jun 14, 21, 28
          Rahway Farmers Market, 12-7pm. Balle! Rahway's Free Dance Party!, 6:30-9:30pm Rahway Train Station Plaza. All are welcome to dine, drink, and dance to both live & dj music. Each week includes free salsa dance lessons with Amy Garcia-Phillips and Contento Dance. In the event of rain, the party will move inside the Rahway Recreation Center.
Mayor's Summer Concert Series
Concerts in August begin at 7:30pm.
Aug 2
            
Voiceplay. Opener: Day One.
Aug 9
            
Steel Union and Shotgun Wedding.
Aug 16
             
Brother Josephus/Love Revolution. Opener: Taye McQueen.
Aug 23
             
Sheila E. Opener: Miss Ohio.

Red Bank Street Life
Downtown Red Bank.
Saturdays Jun-Aug
     
Streetlife, music, entertainment and artists on downtown streets 6-9pm Sat. June thru Aug.
Thursdays in Jul & Aug
     
Jazz in the Park. 7-8:30pm Thursdays in July and Aug. in Riverside Gardens Park, W. Front St.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Sounds of a Summer NIght
165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901, 908-273-8787
        The Arboretum grounds open up at 6pm for concertgoers to picnic; performance is from 7-8pm, rain or shine. $15, students $5, free to Arboretum members.
Jul 11
        
NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble INKUBATE, master choreographer, dancer, movement consultant, and Princess Grace Award-winner Loni Landon, with an international corps of dancers from the U.S., Canada, and Israel, premier a new, full-length work especially created for INKUBATE®.
Aug 1
          
NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble INKUBATE, features Steven Cantor, aka HeaveN Beatbox, in a performance of beat or b-boxing, a form of vocal percussion using one's mouth, lips, and tongue, to vocally replicate, create and mimic sounds and tell stories.     

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 15-24, 2018
Jun 19
            
Night at the Museums, 4-8pm. Visit Lower Manhattan's diverse institutions for free. All museums and historical sites are within walking distance from one another. Participants include: African Burial Ground National Monument, China Institute, Federal Hall National Memorial, Fraunces Tavern® Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Archives at New York City, National Museum of the American Indian, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, 9/11 Tribute Museum, NYC Municipal Archives, Poets House, The Skyscraper Museum, South Street Seaport Museum and Lower Manhattan Tours. VIsit website for more details.

Sandy Hook Beach Concert Series
Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, Beach Area E, 732-291-7733
             Summer concerts Wed. 6pm. Free admission to park after 5pm. Sponsored by the Sandy Hook Foundation.
Jun 13
            
The Haven with guests Guilty Pleasure, 5:30pm start.
Jun 20
            The Sensational Soul Cruisers.
Jun 27
            
Tim McLoone & the Shirleys.
Jul 4
            
No concert.
Jul 11
            
The Nerds.
Jul 18
            
The Shots.
Jul 25
            
The Carl Gentry Band.
Aug 1
            
The Disco Connection featuring Lisa Sherman.
Aug 8
            
TBA.
Aug 15
            
Jobananno and The Godsons of Soul.
Aug 22
            
Rain Date.

Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series
Alan Augustine Village Green, 430 Park Ave., 908-322-6700 x223. Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.
Jul 12, 19, 26
Special Events
Jul 7, 14, 21, 28
            
Sunrise Yoga, 8-9am, 18 yrs. and older. Brookside Park.
Jul 11
            
Pop-Up Story Time, 11:30am, Kramer Manor.
Jul 20
            
Pop-Up Story Time, 11:30am, Haven Park.
Jul 31
            
Pop-Up Story Time, 11:30am, Farley Park.
            Paint in the Park, 6:30pm, Alan M. Augustine Village Green. 15 yrs. and older. Registration required.

Seaside Park Summer in the Park Concert Series
Seaside Park Police Department Lawn, Seaside Park. Free concerts Mondays at 7pm.
Jul 3
            
JP La Stella & Company.
Jul 10
            
Strictly 60s.
Jul 17
            
Where's Judy?
Jul 24
            
Goldenseal.
Jul 31
            
The Kootz Band.
Aug 7
            
Fish-Eyed Blues.
Aug 14
            
JP La Stella & Company.
Aug 21
            
Blame It on the Girl.
Aug 28
            
The Kootz Band.

Somerset County Park Commission Summer Concert Series
908-722-1200 x5225. 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, x5351.
Jul 8
            
Bob Miranda & The Happenings, doo wop.
Jul 15
            
Billy Gilman, country, The Voice finalist.
Jul 22
             
Amish Outlaws.
Jul 29
            
Garden State Radio, 80's to today.
Aug 5
            
4th Annual Food Truck Fest featuring Kinderhook, country rock 5:30-6:30pm and Home Again – A Carol King Tribute, 7-8:30pm. Food trucks begin at 5pm.
Special Event
Jul 4, 2018

          Annual Independence Day Fireworks, North Branch Paark, Bridgewater. Gates open at 6pm. Third New Jersey Regiment "Jersey Blues" Revolutionary War Encampment 6-9pm. Fireworks display 9:30pm. Food available for purchase. Park visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic baskets are allowed, alcohol is prohibited.

Somerville Cruisers & Concerts
Thurs
     
Starlit Cinema, classics, comedy, family-friendly films on a giant outdoor screen 8:30-10:30pm Thursday evenings, Division Street Plaza, July-Aug.
            Jul 12-Aug 16
Fri
     
Friday Cruise Nights, classic car show on Main Street every Friday night Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. 6-9pm.
Sat
     
Saturday Summer Stage, live music at Division St. Plaza Saturday evenings 6-9pm May 25-Sep 29.

South Orange Summer Nights
Flood's Hill, Meadowland Park, 70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, 973-378-7754 ext. 2223. Concerts Wednesdays at 7:30-9:30pm. 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.
Concerts in the Park
Jul 11
            
B Street Band.
Jul 18
            
The Benjamins.
Jul 25
            
Men of Horses.
Aug 1
            
Stuff Bros. and Marry the Sea.
Cameron Park Art in the Park
6-8pm. For adults and children ages 6 and older.
Jun 13, 20, 27

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 Memorial Day-Labor Day, weather permitting. Visit website for weekly schedule.
Jun 8-Sep 2
Jun 17, Jul 22, Aug 19
            
Sunday Jazz Special Event.

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.

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-Sep
Selected Family Event
Jul 15
           Family Day: Rebirth Brass Band, Big Chief Mon, Boudreaux, 3-7pm. Doors open at 2pm, Central Park. Free.
Jul 31
           
A.I.M Special Youth Matinee, 11-12pm, doors open at 10:30am. Central Park.

Summit "Hot Summer Nights"
Village Green, 356 Broad St. (across from the train station), Summit, 908-277-2932 x12. Tues. evenings at 7pm. Food trucks, free ice cream. In the event of rain, check website.
Jul 10
           
Exit Row.
Jul 17
           
Radio Nashville.
Jul 24
           
Total Soul. Community Night features non-profits on the Village Green sharing their missions with the community.
Jul 31
           
Mahoney Brothers.
Aug 14
           
Brian Kirk & The Jirks.      

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.
Jul 6
           
Basement Musicians, Johnny Cash.
Jul 13
           
The Kootz, rock and roll.
Jul 20
           
Craig Newell as Elvis.
Jul 27
           
BJ & The Band, doo wop.
Aug 3
           
Joey D's Rockin' Oldies.
Aug 10
           
Rave On, early rock and roll.
Aug 17
           
The Fabulous Silver Wings, classic country.
Aug 24
           
RB Express, 50's, 60's and 70's.
Aug 31
           
Strictly 60's Band, Beatles, Stones, Doors, Motown.

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. Union County Fit Yoga begins in the parks at 6:30pm.
Echo Lake Park Concerts, Mountainside
Jun 22
            
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Jul 11
            Black Dog, The Led Zeppelin tribute.
Jul 18
            
Against 1, tribute to Pearl Jam.
Jul 25
            
The Vinny's / Katfish Lucy.
Oak Ridge Park Concerts, Clark
Aug 1
            
Jo Bonanno & the Godsons of Soul.
Aug 8
            
American Rapture, 50's-70's.
Aug 15
            
Brother John Brown, the Woodstock era.
Aug 22

            Dead On Live, The Grateful Dead Experience.

Warren Recreation
Warren Municipal Grounds, 46 Mountain Blvd., Warren, 908-753-8000, x270
          7-9pm. Food and refreshments available.

Jun 20
            
Bob Marino & Barbra Lawson.
Jun 27
            
The Keynotes, 50's concert.
Jul 11
            
Little Jimmy & The Starlites.
Jul 18
            
Warren's Got Talent.
Jul 25
            
Ross Griswold & The Second Line Concert.
Aug 2
            
Teen Fest, rain date Aug. 7.
Aug 22
            
JerZGirls Band.

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.
Jun 28
            
Parrot Beach, the Jimmy Buffett tribute band.
Jul 5
            
Cameos, songs from the 60's and 70's.
Jul 12
            
Country Comfort, contemporary country western.
Jul 19
            
Street Hassle, classic rock, blues and Motown.
Jul 16
            
Garden State Radio Band, 80's, 90's, 2000's and today.
Aug 2
            
Tramps Like Us, Bruce Springsteen tribute band.
Aug 16
            
The Walrus, Beatles tribute band.

Westfield Summer Concerts
Tues Jul-Aug
         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.
Aug
          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. Traditional, alt, country rock and Americana. Beer and wine available, food trucks and stands. 6pm.
Jun 24
            
Front Country.
Jul 1
            
Michaela Anne; The Brian Dunne Trio opens.
Jul 8
            
Amy Helm.
Jul 15
            
Radney Foster; Tom Baz
opens.
Jul 22
            
Cash is King, Johnny Cash experience.
Jul 29
            
Maybe April and Swearingen and Kelli.
Aug 5
            
Christian Lopez.
Aug 12
            
The THE BAND Band, tribute to The Band.
Aug 19
            
ZBTB–Zach Brown Tribute Band.
Aug 27
            
Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett: The Guitarists of Little Feat.
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.
Jun 25
            
The Duprees.
Jul 2
            
The Capris.
Jul 9
            
The Happenings.
Jul 16
            
Stan Zizka's Del Satins.
Jul 23
            
The Cameos.
Jul 30
            
Larry Chance & The Earls.
Aug 6
            
Jay Siegel and The Tokens.
Aug 13
            
Joey Arminio and The Family Oldies Show.
Aug 20
            
New York Bee Gees.
Aug 27
            
The Infernos.
Tuesday Tribute Bands
Woodbridge High School, 25 Samuel Lupo Pl., Woodbridge. Classic rock tribute bands perform Tuesdays, 7:30pm. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help restock the food pantry.
Jun 26
             
Refugee, Tom Petty.
Jul 3
             
AM Gold, with fireworks. Alvin Williams Park.
Jul 10
            
Guthrie Bros., Simon and Garfunkel.
Jul 17
            
Best of the Eagles.
Jul 24
            Starman, David Bowie.
Jul 31
            
The Weeklings, Beatles.
Aug 7
            
Broken Arrow, Neil Young.
Aug 14
            
Riders of the Storm, Doors.
Aug 21
            
The British Invasion.
Aug 28
             
B-Street Band, Springsteen.
Woodbridge Wednesdays
Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge.
           Folk, blues, Americana, rock, world music and more 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.
Jun 27
            Susan Werner.
Jul 11
            
Charley Crockett.
Jul 18
            
Cordovas.
Jul 25
            
The Anderson Council; The Big Takeover.
Aug 1
            
The Mulligan Brothers; Ryanhood.
Aug 8
            
M Shanghai; Incendio.
Aug 15
            
Zac Harmon.
Aug 22
             
Banda Magda.
Aug 29
            
Kenny White; Willie Nile.
Sep 5
            
Denise Reis Trio; Karikatura.
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.
          Jun 28-Aug 2
2nd Friday Jazz
Eric LeGrand Park, 2000 Station Dr.., Avenel. Jazz concerts on the 2nd Friday, 7:30pm.
Jul 13
            
Danny Mixon Quartet with special guest Antoinette Montague.
Aug 10
            
Mike Stern.
Sep 14
            
Charlie Hunter.


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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.
Jul 14
            
Despicable Me.
Jul 21
            
Cars 3.
Jul 28
            
Wonder Woman.
Aug 4
            
Coco.
Aug 11
            
The Nut Job 2.
Aug 18
            
Sherlock Gnomes.
Aug 25            
            Paddington.

Sep 8            
            
Jaws.

Bernards Township Movies in the Park
Dunham Park, 908-204-3003. Wednesdays at 8:30pm.
Jul 11
          Moana, PG. Family Night begins at 6:30pm with DJ, games and prizes.
Jul 18
          
Jumanji 1995, PG.
Jul 25
          
Despicable Me 3, PG.
Aug 1
          
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume I, PG-13.

Branchburg Movies in the Park
White Oak Park, 200 Baird Rd., Branchburg, NJ, 908-526-1300 x187.
           Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks.
Jun 23
            
Despicable Me 3.
Jul 14
            
Wonder.

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.
Jun 26
            
Despicable Me 3.
Jul 2
            
The LEGO Batman Movie, preceded by musical performance at 8pm by Play Theater Kids Cabaret.
Jul 10
            
Beauty and the Beast (2017).
Jul 17
            
The Incredibles (2004).
Jul 24
            
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,
PG-13.
Jul 31
            
Coco.
Aug 7
            
Spider Man: Homecoming, PG-13.
Aug 14
            
Cars 3.

Grounds for Sculpture Plein Air Cinema Series
Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619, 609-586-0616
           Films begin at sundown. Free with after-hours park admission. Reservations required for prix fixe dinner at pop-up Cafe Terrace (609-584-7800).
Jul 12
            
The Wind in the Willows.
Aug 9
            
The Adventures of Prince Achmed.
Sep 6
            
The Beatles Yellow Submarine.

Hoboken Movies Under the Stars
Pier A Park (at the east most end), 1st St. and Frank Sinatra Dr., 201-420-2207
          Shows start at sunset on Wednesdays June-Aug., approx. 9pm in June and July, 8:15pm in Aug. Snacks available at concession booth. For movie schedule, visit online link.
Jun-Aug
       Outdoor Movies, every Wed. June-Aug.
Children's Movies & Pre-Show Activities
Aug 1
            
The Isle of Dogs, PG-13. Live musical performance by Preschool of Rock 7-7:30pm.
Aug 8
            
Ferdinand, PG. Activities for children by My Gym Hoboken, 7-7:30pm.
Aug 14
            
Coco, PG. Activities for children by My Gym Hoboken, 7-7:30pm.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk Movies on the Beach
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, 732-892-0600
            Free movies every Friday night at dark, weather permitting. Wristband nights for rides, 5-11pm.
Jun 22
            
Despicable Me 3.
Jun 29
            
The Emoji Movie.
Jul 6
            
The Little Mermaid.
Jul 13
            
The Incredibles.
Jul 20
            
Cars 3.
Jul 27
            
Frozen.
Aug 3
            
Logo Ninjago Movie.
Aug 10
            
Moana.
Aug 17
            
The Descendants 2.
Aug 24
            
Disney's Coco.
Aug 31
            
Jumanji 2017.

Maplewood Movies in the Park
Dehart Park, 120 Burnett St., Maplewood
Memorial Park Amphitheater, 580 Valley St. between Oakland Rd. and Baker St., Maplewood
973-762-3400
        Free summer movie series includes a bouncy house, magician, face painter, popcorn, drinks and games for the kids beginning at 6pm. Magician performs 6:30-7:15pm. Movie begins approximately 7:45pm after a brief message/video from the Maplewood Police Department and the Community Service Bureau. 6-9:30pm. No alcohol allowed.
Jul 18
          The Incredibles. Dehart Park, 120 Burnett St., Maplewood.
Aug 23
          
Minions, Memorial Park Amphitheater, 580 Valley St., Maplewood.

Mendham Movies in the Park
Borough Park Gazebo, 19 Mountain Ave., Mendham, 973-543-7152 ext. 12. 8:30pm.
Jul 18
            
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

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 University Art Museum Outdoor Films
Brown/Dod Quad, Princeton, 609-258-3788. Thurs. at sundown, approx. 8:30pm. Rain location: 8pm, McCormick Hall 101.
2018 Series
Films inspired by the transformation of literary sources in unexpected ways, as seen in the exhibition Frank Stella Unbound: Literature and Printmaking.
Jun 28
            
West Side Story (1961).
Jul 19
            
Clueless (1995).
Aug 2
            
The Lion King (1994). Annual picnic on the lawn begins at 6pm.

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.
Jul 13
            
The Goonies.
Aug 3
            
Mary Poppins.

Scotch Plains Friday Family Movie NIght
Alan Augustine Village Green, 430 Park Ave., 908-322-6700. Movies begin Friday evenings at dusk.
Jun 22
            
The Emoji Movie, 8:40pm. Magic show 7:30-8:30pm.
Jul 23
            
Raiders of the Lost Art, 8:15pm.

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.
Jul 11
            
Finding Dory.
Jul 18
            
Moana.
Jul 25
            
Sing.
Aug 1
            
Secret Life of Pets.

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.
Jul 20, 27

Somerville Starlit Cinema Series
Division Street Plaza, Somerville, NJ, 908-541-1600. Thursdays mid-July to mid-Aug. 8:30-10:30pm. Watch your favorite movies on a giant outdoor screen with state-of-the-art sound system.
Jul 12
            
Wonder Woman.
Jul 19
            
Beauty and the Beast.
Jul 26
            
Inside Out.
Aug 2
            
Hidden Figures.
Aug 9
            
Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Aug 16
            
Clueless.

South Orange Moonlit Movies
Flood's Hill, Meadowland Park, 70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, 973-313-2787. Wednesday evening movies begin at 8pm.
Aug 15
            
Coco, PG.
Aug 22
            
Jumanji, PG-13.
Aug 29
            
Despicable Me 3, PG.

Summit Screen on the Green
Village Green, 356 Broad St., Summit, 908-277-2932. Movies begin at dark Thursdays in July and Aug. Food trucks on site. Family dance party begins at 7:30pm. Interact with on-screen characters before the movie. Rain dates are the following Monday night.
Jul 19
            
Early Man.
Jul 26
            
Ferdinand.
Aug 2
            
Monsters Inc.
Aug 9
            
The Greatest Showman.

Turtle Back Zoo Zoo-vies
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-731-5800
            Free movies Wednesday evenings in July and August on the rooftop of the parking deck. Bring your own chair. Rain cancels. Films begin at dusk.
Jul & Aug Wednesdays

Union County Family Fun & Flix
908-527-4900, Hotline: 908-558-4079. Activities for children before the movie begin at 7:30pm, movie begins at dusk, weather permitting. Snack stand.
Jul 17
            
Despicable Me 3, Warinanco Park, Elizabeth.
Jul 24
            
Peter Rabbit, Warinanco Park. Elizabeth.
Jul 31
            
Coco, Warinanco Park, Elizabeth.
Aug 7
            
Cars 3, Meisel Park, Springfield. National Night Out activities include emergency vehicles, games, activities, demonstrations and more before the movie.
Aug 14
            
Wonder, Warinanco Park, Elizabeth.

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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 13-14, 19-21, 26-28
          
Disney's The Little Mermaid, presented by Trilogy Repertory Company.

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.
Jul 12-15, 19-22
            
As You Like It.


Hoboken Storybook Theatre
Elysian Park, 10th & Hudson St., Hoboken, 866-248-5091. Song, dance, poetry and drama for all ages presented by Tempest Productions. 2-4pm. In case of rain, tents will be set up in the park.
Jul 14
            
Something Whistling in the Night–Folktales from Other Lands.

Hudson Shakespeare Company
201-420-7137. Free summer performances in New Jersey parks, libraries and other locations. Most performances begin at 7pm. Visit website for complete schedule.
Jun 26
           William Shakespeare's The Tempest, 7:30pm, Monument Park, Fort Lee.
Jun 27
            
William Shakespeare's The Tempest, 7:30pm, Atlantic Street Park, Hackensack.
Jun 28
            
William Shakespeare's The Tempest, 7pm, Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne.
Jul 8
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 6pm, Princeton Amphitheater.
Jul 10
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 7pm, Kenilworth Public Library, Kenilworth.
Jul 11
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 7pm, Buchmuller Park, Secaucus.
Jul 12
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 7pm, Dey Mansion, Wayne.
Jul 17, 24, 31
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 7:30pm, Monument Park, Fort Lee.
Jul 18, 25, Aug 1
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 7pm, Atlantic Street Park, Hackensack.
Jul 19
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 7pm, Hamilton Park, Jersey City.
Jul 23
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 7pm, Springfield Library, Springfield.
Jul 26
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 7pm, Rifle Camp Park, Woodland Park.
Jul 30
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 7pm, Cranford Library, Cranford.
Aug 2
            
All's Well That Ends Well, 6:30pm, Old Bridge Library, Old Bridge.

Plays-In-The-Park
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 and under free, cash only for summer shows.
Jun 20-30
            
Fiddler on the Roof.
Jul 11-21
            
Mamma Mia!
Aug 1-11
            
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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.
Thru Jun 24
            
Othello.
Jul 17-Aug 19
            
Twelfth Night.

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.
Jul 20-22
            
Disney 101 Dalmatians Kids, grades K-4.
Aug 10-12
            
Newsies, The Broadway Musical, grades 5-10.

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, additional performance on Sun. at 4:30. Purchase tickets from box office or online. $38, 18 and under free.
Jun 20-Jul 29
            
The Servant of Two Masters, a fresh new production of a 272-year-old slapstick comedy.

Union County Shakespeare in the Park
The Shrew Mechanicals perform "Something Shakespeare This Way Comes" in Union County Parks.
Jul 8
            
Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade Amphitheater, 7pm.
Jul 13
            
Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, 7pm.
Jul 22
            
Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield, 12:30pm.

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