Union County, NJ – June 24, 2022 – The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a slew of free outdoor movies, music and fun for the whole family at Union County parks this summer. Events will continue throughout July and August, with the Summer Arts concert series beginning July 6 and the Family Flix film series beginning July 12.
“We are all excited to welcome everyone to enjoy the Union County tradition of outdoor entertainment and family activities at our beautiful parks this summer. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate nature in a collaborative setting with friends, family and neighbors,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams.
All Summer Arts concerts begin at 6:30pm with a complimentary yoga session to welcome everyone, followed by the 7:30pm concert
The series takes place every Wednesday in July at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, including:
July 6: Reiner McCartney – a six-piece tribute band from New Jersey that prides itself on every detail behind Paul McCartney’s music, including meticulous recreations of his work in Wings and The Beatles, as well as his solo recordings.
July 13: Rhyme & Reason – a loving tribute to the music of the Dave Matthews Band, “sculpted by fans for fans”.
July 20: Rob Paparozzi’s juke joint – This versatile artist from New Jersey has collaborated in blues, rock, jazz, pop and country with America’s music leaders including BBKing, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper and among others Dolly Parton.
July 27: Black Dog – a proud homage to the mighty Led Zeppelin, including the masterpieces “Dazed and Confused” and “Stairway to Heaven,” along with hidden gems on B-sides and the intimate acoustic tones of “Going to California,” “Friends,” and “This is the way”.
In August, the Summer Arts series moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark for three more shows every Wednesday:
August 3: We could be right – this powerhouse ensemble delivers an electrifying performance for audiences of all ages while authentically recreating the music of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest keyboardists, “Piano Man” Billy Joel.
August 10: Live dead – A note-for-note celebration recreating important and beloved periods in the Grateful Dead’s long and illustrious and stylistically diverse career, with plenty of jamming and enhancements in keeping with the spirit of the Grateful Dead.
August 17: Pink Floyd USA Experience — This captivating performance is based on five legendary albums – Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall – with award-winning lighting, laser and multimedia effects.
Union County’s popular Family Fun & Flix series takes place every Tuesday night during July and August at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Family fun activities for each event begin at 7:30am with a children’s dance party and the films play as night falls.
The Family Fun & Flix series includes the absolute favourites:
July 12 – charm
July 19 – Space Jam: A New Legacy
July 26 – Soul
Aug 9 – singing 2
Family Fun & Flix will also include a demonstration of Luke in August (date and place to be determined).
For more information on Union County Department of Parks and Recreation activities and programs, visit ucnj.org/parks online, email [email protected], or call 908-527-4900.
For information and updates on all of Union County’s services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccinations, free testing, emergency groceries and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information on COVID-19 is available from the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
For all Union County programs and services, visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line at 877-424-1234, email [email protected], or use the online contact form.
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