Things to do June 28-July 8

Summer fun kicks off  in Perth Amboy featuring 4th of July events, movies on the beach, live music events at the waterfront, Red Grant Regatta and more.

Full Strawberry Moon Thursday June 28th
June’s full “strawberry” moon will rise in the east over Raritan Bay at 8:54pm. The moonrise is very pretty to check out from our waterfront.

Thomas Mundy Peterson Plaque Unveiling Friday June 29th 2pm St Peter’s Episcopal Church
Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African American to cast a vote after passage of the 15th Amendment. He was a resident of Perth Amboy and he cast his vote here. Join us as we commemorate his historic vote.

Movie Night Under the Stars screening Black Panther Friday June 29th 9pm
Activities begin at 7pm and movie at 9pm on the beach at the Perth Amboy Waterfront / La Playita. Free and open to the public. Bring blanket or beach chair.

Live at the Ferry Slip Music Series Saturday June 30th 7-9pm
An awesome night of punk rock featuring Tight Lipped and the The Krays. Free and all ages. Enjoy great live music, beautiful views of Raritan Bay and visit the Ferry Slip Museum. Also enjoy the food and drinks along the waterfront. Hosted by Perth Amboy Artworks at the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip 300 Front St.

Perth Amboy Fireworks Spectacular and Boat Parade Tuesday July 3rd
Come down to the waterfront along Sadowski Parkway and enjoy festivities including a DJ, live music, kids entertainment and food trucks. Fun starts at 5pm. The fireworks begin at 9.20pm. Rain date July 5th.

Perth Amboy Fireworks and Boat Parade Cruise Tuesday July 3rd
A great way to enjoy the fireworks is aboard the Cornucopia Cruise Line Fireworks and Boat Parade Cruise on July 3rd. $59.85 per person includes buffet, DJ & dancing. Cash bar. Cruises around Raritan Bay. Reservations call 732-697-9500

Independence Day Celebration Wednesday July 4th 12:30 pm
An open house gathering at Proprietary House followed by the annual procession of townspeople to City Hall Circle for Perth Amboy’s Independence Day Celebration including reading of the Declaration of Independence; Liberty Bell Ringing & more! Procession begins at 1pm.

4thof July Fireworks Cruise Wednesday July 4th
Annual Cornucopia Cruiseline 4th of July Fireworks Cruise from Perth Amboy to New York Harbor. Boarding at 4pm,  sailing at 4:30pm and returning at 1am. $160 per person includes sit down dinner, premium open bar, DJ & dancing.

Mayor’s Concert Series Thursday July 5th 6:30-8:30pm
Live music in Bayview Park every Thursday. Concert series kickoff features the band Anonymous! Free

72nd Annual Red Grant Regatta Saturday & Sunday July 7 & 8
The 72nd Annual Red Grant Regatta is admired as one of the premier keelboat sailboat regattas in the NY/NJ area, and the prestigious event is a major part of Raritan Yacht Club’s 150 year history.

Concerts by the Bay Sunday July 8th 3-5pm
Enjoy a free concert by the Garden State Symphonic Band every Sunday from 3-5pm in Perth Amboy’s beautiful Bayview Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair! Bathrooms and free parking at the marina on Front St.

For even more fun see our Perth Amboy Now upcoming events calendar

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