Arts & Entertainment

Berkeley Heights 2017 Summer Concert Series Wraps Up to Record Crowds

The Gov. Livingston boys basketball team was on hand serving free hot dogs that were donated by Delicious Heights. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Dr. Patrick Smith, Vice Chair of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission presented the 2017 Concert in the Park Series. Credits: Bobbie Peer
eMedical Urgent Care was a sponsor of the 52nd Street Band handing out fans and hygiene packets along with wipes, sanitizer and lip balm. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Pearly Whites was a concert sponsor and were handing out t-shirts, tooth brushes, tooth paste, lip balm and had a drawing for a free inhouse teeth whitening session and much more. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mayor Bob Woodruff and members of the Council and Communications Committee were on hand at each concert to promote their "Be Heard" campaign and were available to answer township related questions.
Mayor Bob Woodruff and members of the Council and Communications Committee were on hand at each concert to promote their "Be Heard" campaign and were available to answer township related questions. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mayor Bob Woodruff with GL Alumn Kevin McHugh grilling hotdogs donated by Delicious Heights and served by the GL basketball team. Another example of the GL sporting teams giving back to the community. Credits: Bobbie Peer
The Berkeley Heights Municipal Alliance handed out street chalk and beach balls. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Popcorn and Free Bottled Water were served at each concert. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Residents and staff of Autumn Lake Healthcare of Berkeley Heights come out to enjoy the music of the 52nd Street Band. Credits: Bobbie Peer
GL basketball team had their game face ready to serve out 500 hotdogs to the concert goers. Credits: Bobbie Peer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Summer Concert series wrapped up last week to a record crowd that enjoyed a perfect night of entertainment by the 52nd Street Band, with a play list that didn't disappoint -- including Billy Joel top hits with a few Elton John favorites thrown in. 

Tom Barton and the Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission Special Events Committee put together a great line up of bands this year that included: Country, Chicago, Beatlemania and Billy Joel. After serving out over 500 cups of popcorn and closing out the 2017 series, Barton is already brainstorming for the 2018 lineup. What drives Barton is his immense satisfaction to see the community come out to enjoy an evening of entertainment with family and friends -- while kids swarm to play on the new playground or run around, just being kids! 

The Gov. Livingston High School boys basketball team were on hand to help serve hot dogs that were generously donated by Delicious Heights. The players walked through the crowd handing out the hot dogs and served popcorn -- they even blew up a balloon or two to hand to their fans.

Sign Up for E-News

The concerts are made possible thanks to the season and concert sponsors . Last week's concert was sponsored by eMedical Urgent Care and Pearly Whites The Multi-Specialty Family Dentist who were handing out a slew of giveaways including t-shirts, hygiene and healthcare products and fans. Smith Chiropractic Foundation and the Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission provided the free bottled water and popcorn, respectively.

As the last of the blankets were picked up and the lawn chairs folded, the concert goers left wishing for just one more song!

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.  In addition to eMedical Urgent Care and Pearly Whitesprevious concerts sponsors include: Berkeley Heights YMCA, Anything Floral, Delicious Heights, Connect One Bank, Autumn Lake Healthcare of Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Berkeley Heights and Taylor Rental.  There were also drawings at each concert for gift certificates to Goodman's Deli, Delicious Heights and Giovanni's Bistro and Bar. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

TAPinto Berkeley Heights Directory of Advertisers

TAPinto Berkeley Heights is locally owned and operated. We are able to provide you with original, objective and always FREE local reporting of Berkeley Heights news and events thanks to our advertisers. We encourage you to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw their ad on TAPinto Berkeley Heights:

Adams Fine Clothing, 908-665-0800

Allstate Insurance, Lori Cicali, ...

Healing the Grieving Heart: The Journey After the Death of a Loved One

September 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A free of charge 8-week bereavement support group is offered by the Bereavement Ministry of the Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights. Meetings will be held in the evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. on  Mondays, starting September 25th through November 13th in room 1 H of the Parish Center School Building (except session 7, which will meet Sunday, November ...

Blessing of the Animals at All Saints

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Do you have a beloved companion that just happens to be a non-human?

Many of us have friends of all shapes, sizes, and species--and they deserve our gratitude and a special blessing! Bring them to the front lawn of All Saints' Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 12:00 p.m. for a great celebration. Special treats will be on hand for our ...

Concert for Change: A Musical Fundraiser for Berkeley Heights Democrat Council Candidates

Editor's Note: Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts has issued the following statement regarding the community's use of their facility: 

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence ...

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer

In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying Our Community through Prayer" ...

Kenilworth Student Approached by Stranger asking to Give Her a Ride Home, Police Say

September 17, 2017

KENILWORTH, NJ – A David Brearley High School student was approached by an unknown man who asked if she wanted a ride home while she was walking home from school this week.

According to Kenilworth police, the driver was a white male with gray hair who was between 30 and 40-years-old. The man approached the student near the Boulevard and Coolidge Drive at approximately 4:30 p.m. on ...

On the Hunt for Records—and Some Magic—in New Brunswick

September 24, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The interior of Spina Records looks like it could pass for a very over-the-top friend's basement music collection.

Boxes of records fill the room, and more recognizable album covers—from acts like Metallica, The Smiths and Prince—line the walls. Antiques and novelty items, like a ceramic dog and a pair of antlers, fill whatever space is left. And the ...

Roselle Park Loves Arts Festival - Schedule of Events for Saturday

September 21, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, Roselle Park will be hosting their 3rd annual “RP Loves Arts Festival. This event is all arts, all day, and all free! The fun takes place this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown area on Chestnut Street. 

Entertainment will be from the Kean University Dance Theatre, ZCO Dance, Michael Montemurro, ...

An Urban Garden Grows In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Take a stroll on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth and you will come upon an unusual, lush little farm brimming with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. The garden, with its perfectly arranged beds, is thriving just feet away from the busy four-lane street.

The garden is one of 18 that are funded by the Union County Means Green Community Garden grant program. The garden helps fund the ...

A Call to Action on Healthcare

September 24, 2017

On July 29, 2016, one week after my 41st birthday, with no warning, I experienced a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. SCAD is an uncommon heart condition that causes arteries in the heart to tear, leading to a blockage of the artery, and, in my case, a heart attack.  I HAVE NO KNOWN RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE.  

I am a mother of two young children.  I am basically ...

How to be a Doctor in Seven Years

Who wouldn’t be completely at ease with a 25-year-old performing their open-heart surgery? Joking aside, many students and parents are attracted to accelerated undergraduate/graduate degree programs.  While some of the most common exist in the realms of medicine, engineering, and business, more and more are cropping up in fields like physical therapy, teaching, counseling, and ...

'Be the Change You Wish to See in the World'

September 20, 2017

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” These words by Mahatma Gandhi ring so true for us.

We are running for Berkeley Heights Township Council not as Democrats or Republicans, but as representatives of the people who make this town so great, and who would like to see in the Council a true reflection of the people who call Berkeley Heights home.

We live in a ...

Mandelblatt Calls on Rep. Lance to 'Come Clean' on GOP Tax Cut

Lisa Mandelblatt, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 7th District, today called on U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance to come clean on whether he supports a Republican tax plan that would harm New Jersey taxpayers. 

The American Action Network has launched television ads encouraging voters to call Lance and tell him to “keep fighting for tax reforms.”

The ad is really part of ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_27ffa21d2f7b2b5adcdd_2deab8b3acea97fddccf_photo_20100609_ymca_18_0041_hr

Sun, September 24

Berkeley Heights

Art from Around the World

Arts & Entertainment Education

Carousel_image_27ffa21d2f7b2b5adcdd_2deab8b3acea97fddccf_photo_20100609_ymca_18_0041_hr

Sun, September 24

Berkeley Heights

Art from Around the World

Arts & Entertainment Education

Sun, September 24, 4:00 AM

Columbian Club of Garwood (Knights of Columbus Building), Garwood

Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Tricky Tray

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Other

Sun, September 24, 7:00 AM

Hopatcong State Park, Landing

Fifth Annual “LHF Lake Loop” Set For September ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

Sun, September 24, 7:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Speak 4 Silent Voices Collection Drive

Giving Back

Sun, September 24, 7:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Speak 4 Silent Voices Collection Drive

Giving Back