Tuesday, July 1, brought many people of all ages to the opening night of the 18th annual concert series at Andrew J. Parise Park in Cedarhurst. “Tonight begins a summer-long celebration—a tradition in Cedarhurst,” announced Mayor Andrew J. Parise as he initiated the 2014 “Tuesday Night Concert Under the Gazebo” series, which begins with a preshow at 7:00 p.m. and concert at 8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to also enjoy the playground and water park.
This year’s summer concert series promises entertainment for people of all ages. The first concert was kicked off with a preshow from award-winning magician DiDi Maxx. She entertained children and parents alike with her illusions featuring props, swords, and balloon animals.
This outstanding performance was a great opening for the 20-piece Swingtime Big Band. Toes were tapping and fingers were snapping as the band played old swing favorites and classics from the Great American Songbook. The pavilion served as the perfect dance floor. Children hearing the tunes for the first time twirled alongside couples revisiting their youth.
Over 60 benefactors contributed to the 2014 series, including the opening night sponsors: TD Bank; Cedarhurst Business Improvement District; Capital One Bank; Frank B. Lewis, attorney at law; Arrow Exterminating; Lapp & Lapp Law Firm; Lawrence-Cedarhurst American Legion Post 339; and Minerva & D’Agostino, PC. Mayor Parise explained, “All of our sponsors have played a vital part in making these concerts a reality since the very beginning.”
The concert schedule can be found at www.cedarhurst.gov or at the Cedarhurst Village Hall on Cedarhurst Avenue. v