First Concert of the Season at Andrew J. Parise Park in Cedarhurst

Published on | July 7, 2014

Mayor Andrew J. Parise thanks this week’s sponsor: From left to Right Jerry Bloomberg and Teri SchureCedarhurst Business District, Mayor Andrew J. Parise, Hon. Bruce Blakeman Candidate for Congress, 4th District, Trustee Myrna Zisman and Commander Syd Mandelbaum Lawrence Cedarhurst American Legion Post 339. Back Row: Trustee Ronald Lanzilotta Sr., Deputy Mayor Benjamin Weinstock and Village Administrator Salvatore Evola

Sponsors not included in the picture: Lapp & Lapp Firm; Minerva & D’ Agostion P.C.; Arrow Exterminating; TD Bank; Capital One; and Frank B. Lewis, Attorney at Law

Tuesday, July 1st, brought many people of all ages to the opening night of the eighteenth annual concert series at Andrew J. Parise Park in Cedarhurst. “Tonight begins a summer-long celebration – a tradition in Cedarhurst.” Announced Mayor Andrew J. Parsie, as he initiated the 2014 “Tuesday Night Concert Under the Gazebo”, which begins with a pre-show at 7PM and concert at 8PM.

This year’s summer concert series promises entertainment for people of all ages. The first concert was kicked off with a pre-show from award-winner 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’Agostion, P.C. Mayor Parise explained that “All of our sponsors have played a vital part in making these concerts a reality since the very beginning”.

Mayor, Andrew J. Parise, The Board of Trustees, and public officials, along with our generous sponsors from local businesses and corporations are very pleased with the outcome and the great performance from these two shows. On July 8th the village brings Ireland to the park with Celtic Justice. We also invite you to come and enjoy our playground and water park. You will be happy you did!

The concert schedule can be found at www.cedarhurst.gov or at the Cedarhurst Village Hall on Cedarhurst Avenue.