Independence Day Celebration & Summer Programs

FOR RELEASE: June 18, 2024


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

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 also will 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 East Windsor Township summer program of free events at Etra Lake Park will continue On Sunday, July 21 at 6 P.M. with “All About Joel”, a Billy Joel Tribute Band. The band features veteran piano playing and lead vocals performing the music of Billy Joel, one of the greatest piano players of all times.

On Sunday, July 28 at 6 P.M., “80’s Revolution” will perform, playing all genres of the 80’s. The group puts on an electric show dressed in full 80’s style, covering favorite artists such as Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Cher, Madonna, Journey, Michael Jackson and more.

On Saturday, August 10 at 7 P.M. there is a “Family-Night-In-The-Park”, featuring a large screen viewing of the newly released Universal Studios computer-animated comedy/adventure film “Migration”. The film is about a family of ducks who decide to leave the safety of a New England pond for an adventurous trip to Jamaica. However, their well-laid plans quickly go awry when they get lost and wind up in New York City.

On Sunday, August 18, at 6 P.M., “Frontiers,” the world’s number one tribute band to Journey, will perform. These five talented, skilled, renowned New York City

area musicians recreate the music of Journey to perfection, note for note. The program will include Journey’s timeless, chart topping hits such as “Open Arms”, “Separate Ways”, “Send Her My Love”, “Faithfully”, and more.

For information in the event of inclement weather for any of these events, call the East Windsor Information Hotline at (609) 443-4000 ext. 400 after 1 P.M. on the day of the event. If there is inclement weather for the concerts (July 21, July 28 and August 18) the program will be moved indoors to the East Windsor Regional School District Melvin Kreps School auditorium.

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