Summer 2018 Outdoor Movies, Music & Plays - Central Jersey & Shore based (mostly $0)

Suz Blog 1 7/19/18

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ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE DETAILS!

Keansburg Concert Series 2018 at Baywalk East- bring a chair or blanket Friday’s @ 7pm July 20st – Ring of Fire July 27th – The Kootz August 3th- Under Pressure August 10th – White Wedding Band August 17th – Jimmy Shoez & The Magooz August 24th – Parkway Soul

More information at The New Keansburg Recreation on Facebook Hello Beach

2 Beachway Ave Keansburg

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Asbury Park Summer Concert Series

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

Free

Summer Concert Series

We have something for everyone with our three free concert series that run throughout the summer with Music Mondays at Springwood Park (diverse music on Mondays), Asbury Park LIVE (emerging artists on Wednesdays) and Asbury Park Concert Band (big band music on Thursdays).

Music Mondays in Springwood Park will run in 2018 from June 25 through August 27 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. The series features diverse musical styles with a broad appeal to all of the Asbury Park community. Springwood Park is located on Asbury Park’s west side, about 3 blocks from the train station.

The Asbury Park Concert Band performs every Thursday evening at 7:00PM next to McLoone’s on the boardwalk, making this its 73rd season in the summer of 2018. The band offers a varied musical selection from marches, classical, jazz, dixieland, opera, and big band to Broadway. Several concerts each year feature students from Monmouth County schools who perform along with the professional musicians. These popular shows provide students from middle to high school age a chance to fine tune their skills and experience performing in a professional setting.

Free music Wednesday nights in Asbury Park right next to MOGO and Watermark on the Boardwalk will continue in the summer of 2018. This series features emerging artists. Check the website for times

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Movie Nights at the Waterfront – KEYPORT Thursdays

Thu Jun 21, 2018 - Thu Aug 30, 2018 - see all dates

Various times

Age: All ages

Price: Free

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Gather at Waterfront Park in Keyport every Thursday for free movies at dusk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy.

Schedule:

July 19- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

July 26- Coco

August 9- Sherlock Gnomes

August 16- Despicable Me3

August 23- The Nut Job

August 30- Black Panther

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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.

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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. 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. 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 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.

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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.

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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. 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.

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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. 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.. 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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. Jul 11-21 Mamma Mia! Aug 1-11 You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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Highland Park Outdoor Movie Theater, Essex County

Sat Jun 9, 2018 - Sat Sep 1, 2018

Repeating every 2 weeks — Saturdays through September 1, 2018.

9:00pm

Age: 10+

Price: Free

Municipal Lot on Raritan Avenue

Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Highland Park, NJ

Arrive early for kids' cartoons at dusk, 45 minutes before the main feature.

Schedule:

July 21- ET

August 4- House Party

August 18- Isle of Dogs

September 1- Castle in the Sky

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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 20 The Infernos. Jul 27 Jazz Under the Stars: Nicolas King Quartet & Alex Bugnon. Aug 3 Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute.

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They say I should blog, so here’s a first.

Having just compiled a collection of summer activities my daughter and I often miss as they’re fairly scattered, thought to share with others here. As good to refer to whenever a free night comes along and we want to make the most of the summer as it drifts along.

The list shows mostly free outdoor movies and music and festivals near the Jersey Shore, as well as plays in the parks within a radius of Central Jersey, along with some notable fun, events in NYC.

As an event photographer myself, as well as doing portraits of 2 and 4 legged subjects, it’s always a treat to attend something or a mix of productions.Since the weather has warmed this year I’ve been doing a variety of shoots.

These included one recently for the Consulate of Monaco at the U.N. for a lovely function they organized, plus the Monaco Yacht Show celebrated in New York City the month prior. Also some festive, holy celebrations for nearby synagogues. And for Lunch Break, the magical “food pantry” out of Red Bank for a fundraiser Jersey Shore restaurant tastings at the Monmouth Yacht Club, also one for them at the Town & Country Store. And some outdoor family sessions in a few different park locations.

Plus it's great photographing dogs, and especially capturing them looking happy together with their owners for combined portraits, and finally have been also helping local animal rescue groups, Furry Friends in Need and 3 Hearts 4 Paws with their available loves.

Hope that all doesn’t sound too cheesy!

So here’s the Summer entertainment guide as mentioned. Hope to see you at some of these!

Plus a few links to recent photo work for anyone who may be looking.

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