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2015 Summer Concert Series Wraps Up Stellar Season with 52nd Street Band

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52nd Street Band leader Danny V. works the audience at Wednesday's concert. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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52nd Street Band wrapped up the 2015 Summer Concert Series on Wednesday. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Dr. Pat Smith, Vice Chair of Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Tom Barton, Director of the Berkeley Heights Recreation Department. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Julie Wahyudi, owner of East Asian Fusion Restaurant was the sponsor of Wednesday's concert handing out fortune cookies. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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A ranibow was seen in the sky during Wednesday's concert. Credits: P. Smith
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Credits: P. Smith
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Credits: P. Smith
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With a perfect summer breeze in the air and a feet tapping beat, spectators enjoyed Wednesday night’s Concert in the Park featuring the 52nd Street Band playing the songs of Billy Joel.

This community event, which is put on by the Berkeley Heights Recreation Department, was the last concert of the season. Each concert is free and held at Memorial Park for four weeks in July and August.  

Along with the 52nd Street Band, some of the other bands that have played this season are the Infernos, Parrot Beach and Jersey Four.

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The Recreation Department invites a few bands back every year but incorporates new bands into the program to get a variety in the music presented. In years past the concerts included Beatlemania and an Elvis impersonator.

Many of the spectators come every week and enjoy not only the time spent with friends but also the good music and the usually nice summer weather the evenings provide. 

The 2015 Summer Concert Series is sponsored all season long by Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights and Berkeley Aquatic Cub. This past week's concert sponsor was East Asian Fusion Restaurant along with raffle give aways from local businesses.

Each year, Dr. Pat Smith, Vice Chair of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce, receives local business support as sponsors and gift certificate give aways from local restaurants including Goodman's Deli and Sami's Land and Sea. Participating as 2015 concert sponsors include: Taylor Rental, Berkeley Heights YMCA, Anything Floral, Runnells Center for Rehabiltation and Healthcare, and East Asian Fusion Restaurant. 

Related article: 2015 Summer Concert Series Photo Contest, Aug. 12 Contestants

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