East Windsor Township Announces Independence Day Celebration On July 6 And Summer Programs At Etra Lake Park

Published on Jun 17, 2019 at 11:39a.m.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members invite all area residents to join with Township officials on Saturday, July 6  July 13 for the East Windsor Township Independence Day Celebration, at Etra Lake Park.

The Independence Day celebration free entertainment begins at 6 P.M. with Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band, a 6-piece band from the Delaware Valley area, best known for its traditional jazz sound.  They will be followed at 7:45 P.M. by the Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One, a 6-piece ensemble from Central Jersey performing Americana and a variety of popular melodies. The spectacular fireworks display will commence immediately following the musical presentations, at approximately 9:30 P.M.

Mayor Mironov stated that, “Our Nation’s Independence Day is a great occasion for our residents to join together in celebration and recognition of our blessings of liberty and freedom.”  She urged everyone to, “bring your blankets and chairs, and use the barbecue grills for a night of free fun at beautiful Etra Lake Park.”  There will also be vendors present for purchase of refreshments.  This free event is made possible through the generous contributions of many area businesses.

Mayor Mironov announced that the summer program of free events at Etra Lake Park will continue on Sunday, July 28 at 6:00 P.M., with “Danny V’s 52nd Street Band”, a full-scale, six piece live concert show recreating the performances of Billy Joel.  Danny V’s 52nd Street Band offers the best of Billy Joel, covering his entire career from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  As the longest running tribute to Billy Joel, they perform his greatest hits, including “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, “Uptown Girl”, “Only the Good Die Young,” “Piano Man”, and many more.

On Sunday, August 11 at 6 P.M. “The Mahoney Brothers”, will perform “Long Live the Beatles”, the longest running Beatles tribute show in the country.  This all live musical event will create an evening of nostalgic entertainment, recreating the sights and sounds of the Beatles from 1962 to 1970.  All time song favorites highlighting the show will include “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “All My Loving”, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “Hey Jude” and “Let it Be”.

On Sunday, August 18 at 6 P.M. “Endless Summer”, is known as “The East Coast Ultimate Beach Boys Tribute Band” capturing the essence of the 60’s California Beach scene all year round with favorite hits such as “Surfer Girl”, “Little Deuce Coupe”, “Good Vibrations”, “Sloop John B”, “Kokomo” and “California Girls”

On Saturday, August 24 at 7 P.M. is “Family Night in the Park”, featuring a large-screen viewing of the movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet” under the stars.  “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, a 2018 American 3D computer-animated film, stars video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz who must risk it all by travelling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.”  The evening will begin at 7 P.M. with free inflatable rides, games, and vendors prior to the movie starting at dusk.  The rain date is Sunday, August 25.

If there is inclement weather for the concerts (July 28, August 11, August 18), the program will be moved indoors to the East Windsor Regional School District Hightstown High School auditorium. For information in the event of inclement weather for any of these events, call the East Windsor information hotline (609) 443-4000, ext. 400.

East Windsor Township thanks the following community businesses whose generous contributions have underwritten and made this summer entertainment possible:  Platinum Supporters –Berkshire Bank; Diamond Supporters – Novitium Pharma and Shiseido America; Gold Supporters – Aurobindo Pharma, CentraState Healthcare System, Conair Corporation, Comcast, Fordoz Pharma, and Hovione; Silver Supporters –, Holiday Inn at East Windsor and Days Inn of East Windsor, McCaffrey’s Markets, Taco Bell, The Woods at East Windsor, and Windsor Nissan; Bronze Supporters – Bricks 4 Kidz & Jr. Chef Youth Programs, Coded Systems, Diversified Rack and Shelving, Inc., East Windsor Police Benevolent Association, Fulton Bank, H & H Appliance, Kucker Haney Paint Co., Moe’s Southwest Grill, Personal Paperwork Solutions, dba PPS, Inc., and T & M Associates.

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