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Recreation Services Program Highlights

July 2016

Updated July 7, 2016

Parks make life better!®

Following is a listing of certain upcoming Recreation Services Division programs and activities. Many of the activities require advance registration and participation numbers are limited. Cerritos residents receive priority in registration. To find out about registration dates and procedures, please call the Recreation Services Division Office at (562) 916-1254.

Family Entertainment Showcase

The Sound of Music Musical Excursion

Family Entertainment Showcase

Join us for the Family Entertainment Showcase and enjoy family-oriented fun throughout the summer. These events provide an ideal opportunity for families to build ties of affection, support, teamwork and common interests. All activities are free, including movies, children's entertainment and a variety of concerts. For the enjoyment of all and pursuant to the Cerritos Municipal Ordinance 9.48.030(p), dogs, cats or pets are not allowed in the park during special events and concerts. In addition, pursuant to the Cerritos Municipal Ordinance 9.49.020, smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited within the boundaries of all City of Cerritos public park facilities. For additional information, please call the Recreation Services Division at (562) 916-1254.

Monday Night at the Movies

Enjoy popular family and animated classics under the stars at Liberty Park. Each Monday evening, a different film will be shown. All movies are rated G unless indicated otherwise. Each movie will begin at 8:15 p.m. and early arrival is suggested. Please bring a blanket for seating. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee.

  • July 11 "Minions" (PG)
  • July 18 "Finding Nemo" (G)
  • July 25 "Paddington" (PG)
  • August 1 "Inside Out" (PG)
  • August 8 "Home" (PG)
  • August 15 "Herbie Fully Loaded" (G)
  • August 22 "The Good Dinosaur" (PG)
  • August 29 "The Peanuts Movie" (G)

Tuesday Family Nights

Spend quality time together as a family and a neighborhood. As part of the ongoing Family Enrichment Program, Tuesday nights are devoted to family bonding. Families can enjoy entertainment, programs or activities at four neighborhood parks. Each program will begin at 6:30 p.m., last approximately 45 minutes, and have a pre-show craft, game or activity from 5:45 to 6:20 p.m. Please arrive early and bring a blanket for seating. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee. Please note that there are no restroom facilities at Friendship Park and Sunshine Park.

  • July 12 Frontier Park John Abrams Animal Magic
  • July 19 Sunshine Park Dao Hula Polynesian Dance
  • July 26 Friendship Park Michael the Juggler
  • August 2 Westgate Park Fantastick Patrick One-Man Circus Band
  • August 9 Frontier Park Franklin Haynes Marionettes
  • August 16 Sunshine Park Mad Science - Fire and Ice
  • August 23 Friendship Park The Amazing Dave
  • August 30 Westgate Park Wonders of Wildlife

Wednesday Little Kids' Big Show

There's fun for the entire family in the Liberty Park Amphitheater with free entertainment and activities. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the performance. Early arrival is suggested. The amphitheater gates will open at 6 p.m. and each show will begin at 6:30 p.m. No chairs of any kind are allowed inside the amphitheater; please bring a blanket for seating. All shows are approximately 45 minutes in length and will have a pre-show craft or activity. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee.

  • July 13 One World Rhythm
  • July 20 Prehistoric Pets
  • July 27 Island Inspirations
  • August 3 Magic of Arty Loon

Thursday Concerts Under the Stars

The Heritage Park Island Stage will be the hottest ticket in town this summer as exciting musical groups perform. Relax with family and friends on a blanket while enjoying a picnic dinner. Each concert will begin at 7 p.m. The shows are outside on the lawn and it does get chilly, so bring a jacket. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee.

  • July 14 Stone Soul Motown
  • July 21 Beatles vs. Stones Beatles and Rolling Stones Tribute
  • July 28 Basix Top 40
  • August 4 Raymond Michael A Tribute to Elvis
  • August 11 Knyght Ryder 80's
  • August 18 Embromar Latin
  • August 25 Gold Rush Country Country
  • September 1 Rockabilly Lovers Rockabilly
  • September 8 Upstream Caribbean

Friday Concerts in the Plaza

Enjoy a Friday evening at the Liberty Park plaza as musical groups perform. Relax with family and friends on a blanket or enjoy a picnic dinner. Each concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. The shows are outside and it can get chilly, so bring a jacket.

  • July 8 Angela Mukul (Pop/Soul)
  • August 12 Crown City Dixieland Band (Dixieland Jazz)

The Sound of Music Musical Excursion

Don't' miss the opportunity to see the live production of The Sound of Music on Saturday, July 23! Directed by three-time Tony Award-winning Director Jack O'Brien, the beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Ages 8 and over are welcome, but children 13 and under must pay and be accompanied by a paying adult. The cost is $65 for Cerritos residents and $98 for non-residents. The bus will leave Heritage Park promptly at noon and return at approximately 5 p.m.Waiver required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time to fill out required paperwork. Registration for this excursion is non-refundable or transferable. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS THE TRIP IS CANCELLED BY THE CITY.