The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will be returning to Marine Park on the banks of the Navesink River at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.
This free event (44 miles from Montclair) will celebrate the diversity of the Americas and explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from “West Side Story” and “Porgy and Bess,” travel to Mexico with Arturo Márquez’s “Conga del Fuego Nuevo,” and experience patriotic favorites along with Copland’s classic “Hoe Down” from “Rodeo.”
The special concert is organized by Red Bank RiverCenter and the downtown business community with the assistance of presenting sponsor Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center. Attendees who arrive early will be treated to a favorite local music group, Kul d’Sack, who will be playing in Marine Park from 6 to 7:45 p.m. As the sun sets on the banks of the Navesink, bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy an evening filled with music and dancing in Marine Park.
“Sunday in the Park has quickly become a Red Bank tradition and the kick-off to Independence Week celebrations,” said James Scavone, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter. “We are so pleased the NJ Symphony saves the best for last and closes out its summer park concert series at Marine Park.”
Those with maritime vessels are encouraged to take advantage of the show’s proximity to the river and listen from the water.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at Red Bank Regional High School, 101 Ridge Rd., Little Silver, NJ. Details will be posted at www.RedBank.org. For more event information and details about parking and mass transit, please visit www.RedBank.org.