Summer Recreation Planned

Gerard Esposito will return to the Sounds of Summer line-up. (Photo courtesy Berkeley Recreation)

BERKELEY – Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. said plans for the 2019 summer concert season are ready to go. All of the concerts will be held on Wednesdays, beginning at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park in Bayville.

The first concert begins on June 26, with Rock ‘n Rhythm and Garden State Radio, the mayor said.

On July 10, performers include Gerard Esposito, who will perform songs from the Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka and Bobby Darin era. The Duprees will also perform.

Concerts for the remainder of the summer will include the doo wop band, Sounds of the Street, and the Ultimate Chicago Band. The party band Alotta Colada will perform at the White Sands Beach party in South Seaside Park on July 31. The beach party will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Amato said.

The Infernos will sing four decades of music at the township’s 20th annual “Night Out Against Crime” on Aug. 7. That event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Julian and Dominque and Wanted DOA, a Bon Jovi tribute band will perform on Aug. 21.

The concert series will end on Sept. 7, with Berkeley Community Pride Day. Jukebox Legends and New Power Soul will sing, followed by a fireworks display. The day-long event begins at 10 a.m.

The entire $58,000 cost of the summer concert series is funded by community and business donations, officials said. Local businesses interested in sponsoring can contact Berkeley Recreation at 732-269-4456, Amato said.

In another warmer weather announcement, Councilman Angelo Guadagno said the township will add a farmers’ market this year in South Seaside Park on Mondays. The original farmers’ market will still be held on Tuesdays in the parking lot next to the township recreation building on Route 9.