Friday, May 21, 2010

Mayor Zimmer Announces Summer Concerts, Family Fun Nights & Movies Under the Stars Event Schedule

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken are proud to announce the schedule of events for Summer Concerts at Sinatra Park, Family Fun Nights at Shipyard Park, and Movies Under the Stars at Pier A Park.

“All events are free to the public and are paid for by sponsorships and grants, not tax dollars,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “They’re a wonderful way to enjoy our waterfront with friends and family this summer.”

“We’re excited to continue this yearly tradition,” said Supervisor of Cultural Affairs Geri Fallo. “The opening night concert and the Grease re-release are particularly noteworthy events.”

Paramount Pictures is re-releasing Grease as a sing-along, and Hoboken has been chosen as one of the cities to premiere this new version of the popular movie.

“We invite everyone to dress up as their favorite characters from the movie and come by and strut their stuff,” added Fallo.

The opening night concert on June 3rd at Sinatra Park is a tribute to Pete Seeger. It will feature over 200 children from many of Hoboken’s Schools, as well as and some of Hoboken’s favorite musicians.

During the months of June, July and August, Summer Concerts will take place most Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm, Family Fun Nights are scheduled from 7pm to 8pm every Tuesday. Movies Under the Stars are scheduled for 9pm most Wednesday’s in June and July and around 8:15pm in August, unless noted in the schedule below.

Click here to download a pdf document
of all summer events.For information about these events, please contact the Hoboken Cultural Affairs Office at 201-420-2207 or online at

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Summer Concerts at Sinatra Park
Located at Sinatra Drive between 4th & 5th Streets
From 7pm to 9pm • Free

June 3rd - Pete Seeger Tribute Concert. Check website for complete list of performers.
June 10 - Sinatra Idol Contest: contestants will perform their best Sinatra interpretation and be judged by our panel. Winner receives prizes & trophy.vSponsored by R. John Muller, & Son & Daughter Insurance
June 17 - Drums of Thunder & Hillside Philharmonic
June 24 - The Gordys
July 8 - The Big Summer Bash sponsored by Frank Raia
July 15 - Dave Calamoneri & Trainwreck
July 22 - Guitar Bar Allstars: Sponsored by The Guitar Bar
July 29 - Smokey’s Roundup
Aug. 5 - Ray Medina’s Orchestra C2 sponsored by the Puerto Rican Cultural Committee
Aug. 12 - Sinatra Idol Winners-  the winners of the last 3 Sinatra Idols join together for an evening of Sinatra classics. Sean Reilly, Eric Nolan and Peter Cafasso. Sponsored by R. John Muller, & Son & Daughter Insurance
Aug. 19 - Julio Fernandez & friends an evening of jazz, soul & funk. Sponsored by The Burgiss Group
Aug. 26 - Swingadelic an evening of swing & jump blues

Family Fun Nights  at Shipyard Park

13th St. & Constitution Way, just East of the Kings Supermarket
Sponsored by The Applied Companies
from 7pm to 8pm • FREE

June 8th - The Hey Ya Brothers -
June 15 - Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy -
June 22 - The Fuzzy Lemons -
June 29 - Mother Goose -
July 13 - Americana Family Jamboree -
July 20 - Big Jeff & the Bouncy People -
July 27 - Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band -
Aug. 3 - Oakie Dokie Clown -
Aug. 10 - Sing A Long with Yosi -
Aug. 17 - Starfish -
Aug. 24 - Polka Dot aka Ron Albanese -

Movies Under the Stars
Co-sponsored by Projected Images of Hudson County
and the Hudson County Division of Cultural Affairs

These free Outdoor Movie Screenings take place at Pier A Park, overlooking the beautiful Manhattan Skyline, located on First St. and Frank Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Movies begin at 9:00 pm in June and July and around 8:15 pm in August. For the best seating, come early and bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. Schedules are subject to change. In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled.
Canceled films will be rescheduled on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 at 9:30pm following the regularly scheduled film at 8:15pm.

June 9 - Up in the Air
June 16 - A Very Special Premiere, TBA
June 23 - Edward Scissorhands
June 30 - Grease Sing-A-Long
Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing
You know the songs. Come ready to Sing your heart out. Dress as your favorite character.
July 14 - Avatar
July 21 - Amelia
July 28 - Date Night
August 4 – (8:15pm) - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
August 11 – (8:15pm) - Fantastic Mr. Fox
August 18 - (8:15pm) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

A Big Thanks to these Generous Sponsors

TITLE Sponsors: The Applied Companies, Projected Images of Hudson County and the Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.
GOLD Sponsors: Clearview Cinemas & The Shannon Lounge.
SILVER Sponsors: The Burgiss Group, Andrew Edlin Gallery, eMazzanti Technologies, Mulligans, R. John Muller, & Son & Daughter Insurance, The Guitar Bar, The Puerto Rican Cultural Committee and Shop Rite of Hoboken.

Funding has been made possible in part by a Block Grant from the State/County Partnership Program for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Tom DeGise, County Executive & the Board of Chosen Freeholders

To become a sponsor please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2207. ◦