MAYOR BHALLA AND CITY OF HOBOKEN ANNOUNCE MOVIES UNDER THE STARS; CONCERTS IN THE PARK SCHEDULE
Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the Hoboken Cultural Affairs Department are pleased to share the final schedule of Movies Under the Stars and Concerts in the Park, returning this summer in Hoboken. The selection of movies was based off of input from residents in a survey released by the City. All movies and concerts are free of charge.
“I’m thrilled to invite residents to our popular Movies Under the Stars and Concerts in the Park,” said Mayor Bhalla. “After a difficult year, we are glad these community-favorite events are returning for our everyone to enjoy. Come on out and enjoy the fun in our parks this summer!”
Movies begin at sundown (9 pm in June and July, 8 pm/8:30 pm in August).
Movies Under the Stars at Pier A Park (100 Sinatra Drive)
June 16 – Mamma Mia – 2008, PG-13, 1hr 48min; Starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried; The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.
June 23 – Rocketman – 2019, R, 2hr 1min • Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell & Richard Madden; A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.
June 30 – Jumanji: The Next Level – 2019, PG, 2hr 15min; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito; The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world’s most dangerous game.
July 7 – Aladdin – 2019, PG, 2hr 8min • Directed by Guy Ritchie, Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott; A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
July 14 – West Side Story – 1961, 2hr 33min • Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris) Also Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer & Russ Tamblyn; Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
July 21 – Grease – 1978, PG, 1hr. 50min.; Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Jeff Conaway, Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Frankie Avalon; Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Aug. 11 – Frozen 2 – 2019, PG, 1hr 43min • Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad. Alfred Molina; Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom.
Aug. 18 – Toy Story 4 – 2019, G, 1hr 40min • Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Keegan-Michael Key, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack; When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
Movies Under the Stars at 7th and Jackson
July 28 – The Lion King – 2019, PG, 1hr 58min • Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver, After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Aug. 4 – Onward – 2020, PG, 1hr 42min • Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Tracey Ullman; Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.
Concerts in Sinatra Park
Most concerts start at 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted
June 24 – Swingadelic – Everyone’s favorite little “Big” band. Performing 1500 exuberant gigs since 1998, with a mix of blues, jazz and big band sounds from the 1950s and 60s.
July 1 – The Sounds of Sinatra featuring two favorite winners of Hoboken’s yearly Sinatra Singing Contest. Performances by Tony Corrao and Jerry Pearce.
July 8 – Krystal – High energy classic rock. Taking you back in time, doing the best of the greatest bands in Rock history!!!
July 15 – Hey Bulldog – One of the best Beatles’ cover bands around.
July 22 – Tom Petty Engagement – An ALEO Production. Each summer they bring together some of the area’s finest musicians to celebrate a national musical icon. This year they will celebrate the music of Tom Petty.
July 29 – A Bob Dylan Birthday Musical Tribute: Featuring performances by Swingadelic’s Cheap Guitars, Gene D. Plumber, Kate Jacobs, Elena and Boo from The Demolition String Band, Deena and Jon from The Cucumbers, Jack Skuller, Abbe Rivers, Ed Fogarty, John Bauers, Dave Post Elevator Pitch and more
Aug. 5 – Julio Fernandez and Friends will present a great selection of music, from jazz and funk to classic rock. There will be a mixture of covers with one or two originals thrown in. As in past years, the band will include top area musicians with some surprises in store.
Aug. 12 – Orquesta La Experiencia: A mix of Latin sounds: Salsa, Merengue & more. Sponsored by The Puerto Rican Cultural Committee: Raul Morales II, President
Aug. 19 – Hoboken Sings – Get ready to strut your stuff & show off your talent. Co-presentation with the Hoboken Historic Museum
Concerts in Southwest Park
June 14 – The Fuzzy Lemons (6:30pm to 7:30pm, in case of rain, performance will take place on Thurs. June 17th, same time)
June 21 – Gene D. Plumber – swinging honkytonk-a-billy
June 28 – Joe Taino Group – a blend of roots Americana, blues, jazz and Caribbean influenced music
July 12 – Melting Pot with George Naha – Melting Pot is a quartet with deep Hoboken roots. The band plays a great variety of music, from R&B to Jazz, Reggae, Blues, Rock & Roll, etc. Their groove is infectious, and their musical interplay is well honed after about 40 years of playing together.
July 19 – Lloyd United – Lloyd United is a Hoboken based ukulele rock band, that is part psychedelic, glam, prog and Celtic, with a distinct sound combining songwriting talent with a pub rocking attitude and artistic vision, resulting in a spectacular live experience.
July 26 – TBA
August 2 – Zydeco Revelators – hot, Louisiana-style Cajun dance music. Zydeco Revelators bring the MARDI GRAS party to you, any time of year! Groove to the spicy gumbo of Cajun accordion, electric guitar, and smokin’ rhythms. Dance all your blues away!
August 9 – Brett Altman: blends pop and folk musical stylings through his intimate songwriting. His songs illuminate the moments of everyday life.
and Elevator Pitch from 7PM to 8PM
August 16 – School of Rock (6:30PM – 7:30PM)
Concerts and Family Fun Nights at Shipyard Park (13th Street and Bernard McFeeley Shipyard Lane)
June 15 – Yosi Sing-A-Long – “Yosi’s shows are whimsical, interactive and imaginative, featuring an enthusiasm that is both magical and infectious. Yosi has five award-winning CDs and his music can be heard nationally on Sirius/XM SatelliteRadio, and WXPN “- Kids Corner.
June 22 – Music Together – Fun, Fabulous, Uplifting and Magical are just some of the words used to describe Music Together.
June 29 – Ron Albanese (Polka Dot) – energetic, colorful, and totally fun!
July 6 – Music with Corey – Corey has the rare knack of connecting with kids through music. He loves what he does and it shows.
July 13 – Rockness Music – During Rockness shows, the stage disappears and everyone is in the band. Children participate in sing-a-longs, with big movement, and dramatic play. The performances are exciting, entertaining, and educational!
July 20 – The Fuzzy Lemons – Get ready to jump, wiggle, and shake with The Fuzzy Lemons, the juiciest family-friendly rock band on the scene! With laugh-out-loud lyrics and memorable melodies, every song tells a story.
July 27 – Birds and Ballads – The joy of birds through music, creative activity and discovery with Mr. Train and Dave Lambert
Aug. 3 – Americana Family Jamboree – old time fiddle tunes by the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, Pete Seeger & more
Aug. 10 – Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band – skip, holler, dance & sing along
Aug. 17 – Mr. Magico – High energy, magical entertainment
Schedules are subject to change. In case of inclement weather, concerts and movies may be rescheduled or cancelled.
Mayor Bhalla and the City of Hoboken thank the generous sponsors who help make these programs possible: (GOLD) Kundert Volvo Cars of Hasbrouck Heights, (SILVER) Ironstate Development, Burgiss, Suez Water and Muller Insurance.
These programs are also made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.