BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department partners with the Bloomfield Cruisers and Universal Technical Institute to present a series of four Classic Car ‘Hot Summer Nights’ events Wednesday’s in August.

The weekly gatherings, held from 6 to 9 pm in Universal Technical Institute’s parking lot at 1515 Broad Street, saw the first Cruise Night happen August 5.

Opening night was dubbed ‘First Responders Appreciation Night’ with vehicles from Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments, Montclair Police and Fire Departments, Belleville Police Department and Clara Maas Medical Center.

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“On behalf of the Bloomfield Cruisers, we are very excited to once again partner with Bloomfield's Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, and Universal Technical Institute,” Essex County Freeholder Carlos Pomares told TAP.  “Property owners, Shelbourne, did a great job despite the loss of power to help us launch the first of four cruise nights this month.”

Spectators enjoyed checking out the unique vehicles during the family-friendly event, a day after a hurricane ripped through the state.

Two food truck vendors were also on hand to serve guests, including MexiFlip Tacos and Sip and Swirl Ice Cream.

“We do our best to make our cruise nights fun for the entire family by showcasing a diverse collection of automotive eye candy,” Pomares added.  “We are also especially proud to dedicate our first show in the series to the men and women in the First Responders community.”

Each Wednesday night features a special theme, with events continuing August 12, 19 and 26.  A disc jockey is present playing hits and classics, along with trophies being awarded each night to winning cars.

All classic, show and specialty vehicles can participate in this free event regardless of year, make or model.

There is onsite parking for non-participants.  The food trucks will be on site at each event.

For more information on this event, please call 973-743-9074 or visit BloomfieldRecreation.org.