Hoboken Summer Enchanted Evenings
Hoboken concerts in the Park: “Summer Enchanted Evenings”
Every year, musical performances take place near the dilapidated Sinatra Park area along the otherwise beautiful Hudson River. It happens in the amphitheater next to the empty restaurant space that used to be home to the Crepe Grill (which they city essentially forced out and tried renting it out for free to some “computer lab”).
To the north of the stage is the former Sinatra Field, which sunk into the river four years ago. It’s currently getting re-constructed, and has a possibility of coming back again this year.
For those of you who remember the old OLD Sinatra field, it was actual dirt and grass (although far from pristine – it was still “real”), but you could play ball on it whenever you wanted. After it got re-surfaced, “free space” it was no more. No one could use it unless a permit had been acquired. So be careful when someone uses the phrase “open space,” and be sure to question who gets to use it, how and when.
Hopefully the happy music helps us forget the nonsense our silly “government” gets us into.
(Note that this schedule often changes due to weather circumstances.)
June 6: Music from Hoboken Students (6:00pm)
An Evening of Performance from the Hoboken Public Schools’ Music Students featuring performances by: The Hoboken Rockin’ Redwing Band, Wallace School Chorus, Wallace 2nd Grade Chorus, Calabro School Chorus, Calabro School String Ensemble, Connors School Chorus and The Wallace School Beginner Band.
June 13: Sinatra Idol Contest (6:30pm)
15 contestants will perform their best Sinatra singing style interpretation and be judged by a panel of judges. Winner receives prizes & trophy with host Gary Simpson. After party will take place beginning at 9:15pm at Little Town NJ located nearby at 310 Sinatra Drive. (Note the rain date of Friday, June 14th)
June 20: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (7pm)
Not taking place at Sinatra Park, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will put on a special “jumbo” performance at Pier A Park at 7pm. Attendees are encouraged to camp out, bring blankets, picnic baskets, etc. Hopefully, the park hasn’t collapsed by then.
June 27: The Gordys (7pm)
July 11: Hoboken Summer Bash (5:30pm)
The annual “Summer Bash” is hosted by Frank Raia – where he provides food, drink and musical entertainment at zero cost to the participant. Lots of people turn out to this, the most popular of all the Summer Enchanted Evenings events. Get there early for best pick of the loot. Runs until 10:30pm.
Here’s what you might expect:
July 18: Hot Tunes in the Summertime (7pm)
A collection of popular local musicians performing & reinterpreting various summer tunes. “A beach party by the
collapsing waterfront river.” Performances by: Julio Fernandez, John Bauers, Tammy Faye Starlite, Jack Skuller, Jeremy Beck, Karyn Kuhl, Gene D. Plumber, Jennifer Lampert, Dave Lambert, Alice Genese, Emily Turonis, Dave Calamoneri, Jon & Deena, The Gefkens, Lloyd United, Tom Vincent & the Hot Tunes House Band.
July 25: Guitar Bar All-Stars (7pm)
The Guitar Bar All Stars return for a night of rock ‘n roll classics, and you can always expect some surprise musical treats. The band – comprised of Guitar Bar’s staff – features some of Hoboken’s finest and best-known musicians.
August 1: Ray Rodriguez Y Swing Sabroso (7pm)
A little Puerto Rican Festival! Swing Sabroso and Ray Rodriguez will perform with their signature style called “Salsa Dura” to the delight of onlookers.
August 8: “She Rocks – Female Fronted Bands” (7pm)
Bands with chick singers! Featuring performances by: The Fave, Abbe Rivers, Alice Genese, Karyn Kuhl Band, and The Pretty Babies.
August 15: Swingadelic (7pm)
Swingadelic has been a “resident” band over at Maxwell’s for the past seven years. Now that Maxwell’s has announced their abandonment of Hoboken – you’ll have to follow Swingadelic around! Like at this waterfront event!
August 22: Julio Fernandez (7pm)
Julio Fernandez performs with special guests, for an evening of jazz, soul & funk.