Union County Parks Offer Free Outdoor Music, Movies & More This Summer – County of Union
Union County, NJ – June 24, 2022 – The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce a full lineup of free movies, music and outdoor entertainment for the whole family at Union County parks this summer. Events 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 Union County’s tradition of outdoor fun and family-friendly activities at our beautiful parks this summer. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the outdoors in a community setting with friends, family and neighbors,” said Commissioner President Rebecca L. Williams.
All Summer Arts concerts start at 6:30 p.m. with a free yoga session welcome to all, followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.
The series will take place at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside each Wednesday in July, including:
July 6: Pure McCartney – a six-piece tribute band from New Jersey who take pride in 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, “formed by fans, for fans”.
July 20: Juke Joint by Rob Paparozzi – this versatile New Jersey-based performer has collaborated in blues, rock, jazz, pop and country with America’s music luminaries including BBKing, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper and Dolly Parton among others.
July 27: Black Dog – a proud homage to the mighty Led Zeppelin, including masterpieces “Dazed and Confused” and “Stairway to Heaven,” plus hidden gems on the B-sides and intimate acoustic tones of “Going to California,” “Friends,” and “That’s the Way.”
In August, the Summer Arts Series moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark every Wednesday for three more shows:
August 3: We may be right – this powerful set delivers an electrifying performance for audiences of all ages by authentically recreating the music of one of rock and roll‘s greatest keyboardists, “Piano Man” Billy Joel.
August 10: Death Live – A note-for-note celebration that recreates important and beloved periods of the Grateful Dead’s long and illustrious career, and stylistically diverse, with plenty of jamming and enhancement in keeping with the Grateful Dead spirit.
August 17: Pink Floyd USA Experience — This captivating performance is inspired by five iconic albums – Dark side of the moon, wish you were there, animalsand The wall — with award-winning light, laser and multimedia effects.
Union County’s beloved Family Fun & Flix series will take place every Tuesday night in July and August at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Family fun activities for each event begin at 7:30 p.m. with a dance party for the kids, and the movies will run at dusk.
The Family Fun & Flix series includes all-time favorites:
July 12 – Encanto
July 19 – Space Jam: A New Legacy
July 26 – Soul
August 9 – Sing 2
Family Fun & Flix will also include a screening of Lucas in August (date and place to be determined).
For more information about Union County Parks and Recreation Department activities and programs, visit online at ucnj.org/parks, email [email protected], or call 908- 527-4900.
For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution, and other emergency services. support, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about 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 information line at 877-424-1234, email [email protected], or use the online contact form .
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