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October 28, 2021

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Here are 8 fun things to do in NJ this weekend for families

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“America the Beautiful.”

“Sweet Georgia Brown.”

“Strike Up the Band.” 

“It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).” 

Sure fireworks and barbecues with friends and family are great, but music tells the story of our country.  

The Garden State Philharmonic Brass Quintet and Percussion will play a range of American music at 7 p.m. Saturday in Toms River on the field overlooking the bay behind the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices.

Michael Baker, left to right, Karl Kramer, Wes Krygsman, Olivia Pidi, Roger Verdi and Greg Landes make up the Garden State Philharmonic Brass Quintet and Percussion. The group  performs in Toms River on Saturday.

American Celebration: Blazing Brass! will feature marches, ragtime and jazz from composers such as George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington.

The event is free, but donations are being accepted.

Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. The office building is at 1198 Brandon Road. COVID-19 regulations and protocols will be observed. 

There are other great things to do in New Jersey this weekend. Check out some other options with our guide.

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