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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 16, 2009

LYNDHURST, N.J. – The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will perform a “Salute to America!” – a selection of patriotic tunes, American popular music and opera favorites – on Saturday, June 27 in DeKorte  Park at 7:30 p.m. This special concert in the heart of the Meadowlands is the NJSO’s only outdoor show in Bergen County this summer. The concert is presented by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC)
and the Ramapo College Foundation and is part of the NJMC’s 40th Anniversary celebration.

“The “Salute to America!” concert is a unique opportunity for people to enjoy an acclaimed orchestra at a low cost in an amazing, outdoor setting,” said Joseph Doria, Chairman of the NJMC and Commissioner of the state Department of Community Affairs. “We are proud to present the NJSO and excited for people to enjoy this
festive concert, amid the natural wonders of the Meadowlands.”

Gates open at 5 p.m., and concertgoers are invited to bring picnics and come early to enjoy the park, its walking trails and the dozens of species of shorebirds and waterfowl that make their home there. NJMC staff will be on hand to lead nature walks, or point out the most interesting flora and fauna.

Plenty of free parking will be available nearby, and free shuttle buses will bring you to the concert site. DeKorte Park is handicapped accessible and handicapped parking is also available in the park, near the concert site.

“This concert continues the NJMC’s tradition of providing quality, low-cost programming to residents,” said Robert Ceberio, Executive Director of the NJMC. “Whether it is for a concert, a canoe trip or a walk in the park, the Meadowlands is a great place for the entire family.”

Tickets for a “Salute to America!” are $5, with children 17 and under free. To purchase tickets with cash or by check, call 201-460-4637. To charge tickets, call 201-684-7844. For information on Meadowlands parks, tours and programming, visit

Contact: Brian Aberback, Public Information Officer, Phone: 201-460-4619 ▪ Cell: 201-615-8570,


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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