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Another Day in the Park; Summer Concert Series Draws Large Crowd

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The horn section of Beginnings wowed the multi-generational crowd that came out for the Concert in the Park Series on Wednesday. This week is 52nd Street Band playing the songs of Billy Joel. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bob Coletta
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The line of concert goers enjoyed Free popcorn from Taylor Rental. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Mayor Bob Woodruff with Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley, Councilmen Manny Couto, Pete Bavoso, Mike D'Aquila and Communications Committee chair Sander Raaijmakers Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Walter Gloss and Dr. Patrick Smith helped to blow up the TAPinto balloons. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Dr. Pat Smith gets dinner at Grain & Cane Gastrotruck Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Credits: Bob Coletta
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Credits: Bobbie Peer
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - People talking, really smiling -- a man playing guitar -- and singing for us all...... Beginnings didn't disappoint bringing the lyrics and horn section of Chicago's top hits to Memorial Park in Berkeley Heights last Wednesday for the second of the four week Concert in the Park series.

While the hundreds of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers sang along to every word of Chicago's play list that spans decades -- the younger generations were wowed by the talent of the vocals and horn section replicating Chicago's pop hits like “If You Leave Me Now," “Hard Habit to Break,” "Feeling Stronger Every Day" to the crowd pleasing closer "Saturday in the Park."

The free concerts are presented by the Recreation Commission's Special Events Committee and through the partnership with the Suburban Chamber of Commerce are brought to the community through their season long sponsors: Berkeley Aquatic Club, Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights, Smith Chiropractic Foundation and Grain & Cane Gastrotruck. The Beginnings concert sponsors were Taylor Rental and TAPinto Berkeley Heights. There are drawings at each concert for gift certificates to Goodman's Deli, Delicious Heights and Giovanni's Bistro and Bar. 

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This Wednesday, come out and enjoy the sounds of 52nd Street Band playing the songs of Billy Joel. Concert sponsors are eMedical Urgent Care and Pearly Whites The Multi-Specialty Family Dentist.  Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., but come early and enjoy a picnic dinner with menu selections from the Grain and Cane Gastrotruck. 

Bring your smiles because TAP into Berkeley Heights will be snapping photos for the Seventh Annual Berkeley Heights Free Summer Concert Series Photo Contest, sponsored by TAPinto.net and Suburban Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be chosen at random and receive $100 gift certificate to Goodman's Restaurant and Deli and Delicious Heights. 

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