EAST WINDSOR: Fireworks and concerts coming to Etra Park

EAST WINDSOR — All area residents are invited to Etra Lake Park on Thursday, July 2, for the township’s Independence Day celebration.
The rain date is Sunday, July 5.
The Independence Day celebration free entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with “Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band,” a six-piece band from the Delaware Valley area best known for its traditional jazz sound.
They will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by the “Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One,” a six-piece ensemble from Central Jersey performing Americana and a variety of popular melodies.
The fireworks display will commence immediately following the musical presentations at approximately 9:30 p.m.
“Our nation’s Independence Day is a great occasion for our residents to join together in celebration and in recognition of our blessings of liberty and freedom,” Mayor Janice Mironov said.
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.
The summer program of events at Etra Lake Park will continue on Sunday, July 19, at 6 p.m., with “Simply Diamond” performing tributes to all of the most popular Neil Diamond songs: “Kentucky Woman,” “Cracklin Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline,” “America, Love on the Rocks,” “September Morn,” and many more.
“Bronx Wanderers” will perform in concert on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. Their tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Dion will feature favorites such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Run Around Sue,” “The Wanderer,” along with the current sounds of Coldplay, Bruno Mars and many more.
On Sunday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. the “B Street Band,” an original Springsteen tribute band, will perform.
On Saturday, Aug. 22, a “Family Night in the Park” will feature a large-screen viewing of the movie “Big Hero 6.”
The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with free inflatable rides, games, and vendors.
In the event of inclement weather for the concerts (July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9), the concert 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 at 609-443-4000, ext. 400.
East Windsor Township thanks the community businesses for their contributions that make this summer entertainment possible.
The platinum supporters are T & M Associates, Comcast, First Choice Bank, Shiseido America and Hamilton Honda.
The silver supporters are Conair Corporation, Holiday Inn at East Windsor and Days Inn of East Windsor, John Mayorek, The Presidential Center, TD Bank and Windsor Nissan.
The bronze supporters are Personal Paperwork Solutions, Art & Frame Express, Steven Harris, DDS, Moes Southwest Grill, Windsor Green Cleaners, Saker Shop Rites Inc., Corner Copia, Corner of Chaos, PakMail, Hampton Inn of East Windsor, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Delaware Valley OBGYN, Fulton Bank, Kucker Haney Paint, Perez & Radosti Associates and SciPark. 