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Recreation Services Program Highlights

August 2016

Updated August 1, 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

15th Anniversary Evening of Remembrance

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • August 12 Crown City Dixieland Band (Dixieland Jazz)

15th Anniversary Evening of Remembrance

Cerritos residents and community members are invited to attend a special Evening of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park. The event will be held in honor of the victims and heroes affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and will include performances by local choral groups and bands; a formal ceremony with the Cerritos City Council; a candlelight memorial and a moment of silence. In addition, in recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, representatives from the City's Volunteers on Patrol will be on hand to offer information encouraging citizens to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.