SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township residents enjoyed a movie under the stars on Saturday evening, July 19.
The film shown was Iron Man 3, which moviegoers of all ages sat on the grassy area of Dykstra Park to take in the flick. The Sparta Recreation Department sponsored the event, giving out free popcorn, glow bracelets, and prizes. The Sparta Kiwanis sold refreshments.
Before the screening, a DJ played some energetic music for the crowd, which totaled about 200. The audience toted chairs and blankets to watch the film under the stars.
The previous movie shown was Frozen, shown in June. The next film to be played is The Lego Movie, scheduled for August 16 (Rain date is August 23).
Movie start time is approximately 8 p.m. at dusk.
Entry is free for Sparta residents.
Another free Sparta tradition is the Friday Summer Concert Series. Click here for the Sparta Arts website, with full schedule. Concerts are also at Dykstra Park in the Nicholson Pavilion. If weather is inclement, concerts will be held in the Mohawk Avenue School Auditorium.
Upcoming artists (subject to change) are as follows:
July 25 – Fitz & Friends
August 1 – Danielia Cotton
August 8 – Billy Hector
August 15 – Organik Vibe Trio featuring Dave Samuels
August 22 – Rhett Tyler & Early Warning
Sponsors for the Sparta Friday Summer Concert Series are: Easter Propane, Burke’s Wine, Sparta Farmers Market, Law Office of Maryjean Ellis, Blue Diamond Disposal and Garlic and Oil.
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