CARTERET–Mayor Dan Reiman joined with Freeholder Ronald G. Rios and Councilwoman Susan R. Naples this week to announce that Carteret has been awarded $4,500 in funding to supplement arts programs in the borough.
The grant has been awarded by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The $3,500 award will support Carteret’s Concerts by the Bay series: eight live musical performers by some of New Jersey’s favorite oldies bands at Carteret Waterfront Park.
This year’s schedule features The Duprees on July 10, Ring of Fire on July 17, Jersey Sound on July 24 and Rave On on July 31. It continues with The Fabulous Greaseband on Aug. 7, Emil Stucchio and the Classics on Aug. 14, The Cameos on Aug. 21 and Julian & Dominique on Aug. 29.
An additional $1,000 has been awarded to the Carteret Public Library in support of the “Sound of Music Program,” which will offer youngsters a unique opportunity to nurture their interest in music. Through interactive demonstrations, discussion and performance, a music director will introduce participating children to musical performance during this hands-on session, by allowing them to try out a variety of musical instruments with fun and professional guidance.
The event will be held at the Carteret Public Library on Tuesday July 12, at 2:00 p.m. Musical instruments will be rented from the City Music Center in Kenilworth.
“We’ve initiated an incredible range of arts programs for residents of all ages,” Reiman said, “much of which has been made possible through the recognition and support of the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission. We’re grateful that we will be able to continue and expand such programming in the coming year in spite of so many indiscriminate and debilitating cuts at the state level.”
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