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May 27, 2024

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Three Free Polka Concerts In Central Jersey

NEW JERSEY – The Jersey Polka Stars will perform three, free, summer polka concerts. The first concert takes place at Thompson Park in Jamesburg, NJ. on Wednesday, July 10 from 2:00 – 3:3 0pm. The park is located approximately two miles off Turnpike exit 8A.

The second concert takes place, also on Wednesday, July 10, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park on O’Leary Blvd. in South Amboy, NJ.  This is the fifteenth year Middlesex County has featured the Jersey Polka Stars.  The polka concert, being the second most heavily attended in the county’s musical performances, over 500 attended last year.  The concert in South Amboy will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain the concert moves into the adjacent South Amboy high school.

Everyone is invited; bring your own lawn chair or blanket.  Space will be made available for dancing. The Raritan Bay Waterfront Park is easy to locate. Find your way to Route 9 South, cross the Raritan River, exit Rt. 9 onto Bordentown Ave., in South Amboy, take Bordentown Ave. to the end, turn right onto Broadway, then a left across the tracks, park is on the right.

The Jersey Polka Stars will be paying a tribute to Polka Hall of Famers, Bernie Witkowski, The Connecticut Twins, Ray Henry, Happy Louie, Bernie Goydish, and this year they have added Jersey bandleaders including Johnny Bud, Frank Gutkowsi, Joe Sidor and others.  The Jersey Polka Stars include Gene Wojna, Johnny Lesniak, Joe Yachnik, Bernie Goydish, Ed Goldberg,  Bruce Zamorski, Andy Stapinski, and Bob Zaborowski. Besides the polka entertainment, you can enjoy the sailboats and the cool breezes blowing off the Raritan Bay, a perfect way to beat the summer heat.

The third, free polka concert is scheduled for Sunday, August 11, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at The Warren Park mini-theater, located on Florida Grove, (off Rt. 35) in Woodbridge, NJ.  Keep polka music alive in Middlesex County; attend these three, fantastic, free, polka music concerts and dance.  For up to date information e-mail or call Bernie Goydish, bgoydish or 908-359-5520.