- Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:10 am
Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that due to the threatening weather, today’s Summer Jam Concert Series will take place at Hawley School.
The outdoor series will move into the gymnasium of the school, at 29 Church Hill Road. There is no admission charge for the concert.
The third annual series sponsored by Claris Construction offers children and parents a weekly musical offerings, usually performed at Dickinson Park. The July 21 concert will be headlined by PBS personality SteveSongs, a/k/a Mr Steve.
- Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:47 am
Vanessa Trien and The Jumping Monkeys opened this year’s season of free concerts on June 23, and a few hundred people crowded into the Church Hill Road location to enjoy the show. Here, Ms Trien was introducing children to “Bubble Ride,” one of the songs she and her band performed Tuesday afternoon.
- Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:59 am
- Tuesday, August 12, 2014
To the Editor:
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Alastair Moock, a 2014 Grammy nominee, will be performing at Dickinson Park on Tuesday, July 29, headlining the penultimate performance of this year’s Summer Jam Concert Series.
Summer Jam concerts are held Tuesdays at 12:30 pm in the bandshell at Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive. Picnic lunches and blankets are encouraged.
- Monday, July 14, 2014
The second annual Summer Jam Concert Series, a weekly offering of free concerts for children and families that opened on June 24, “has been phenomenal” so far, according to volunteer coordinator Erin Masotta.
“The turnout this year has far exceeded last year’s and we hope to keep the attendance high for the next several weeks,” she said Monday, July 14.
- Friday, June 20, 2014
The second annual Claris Construction Inc Summer Jam Concert Series for the children of Newtown will open inext week.
The series will begin Tuesday, June 24, with Vanessa Trien and The Jumping Monkeys returning from Boston to kick off the series. Returning favorites from last year will also include Amy Rogell on July 15, and Zak Morgan, who will again be traveling from Ohio for the final concert, scheduled to take place on August 5.
- Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Master teaching artist Bob Bloom, who leads interactive programs with an array of drums and world percussion instruments, was the musical guest for the July 24 Summer Jam Concert at Dickinson Park. Shows are suitable for all ages, and Mr Bloom continued the new program’s custom of audience participation. The next concert in the series will be Wednesday, July 31, featuring Robert The Guitar Guy. The season finalé will be August 7, with Zak Morgan. Concerts begin at 12:30 at Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive, and are free of charge.
- Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10:21 am
Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, a band based out of Boston, opened the new Summer Jam Concert Series at Dickinson Park on Wednesday afternoon. From left are bass player Paul Kochanski, Vanessa Trien on vocals and guitar, and Julie Rama Winslow, also on vocals and guitar. The free outdoor concert series hosted by Newtown Parks & Recreation will continue offering weekly concerts for families and children ages 10 and under until August 7.