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Recreation Services Program Highlights

August

Updated July 31, 2014

"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, call the Recreation Services Division at (562) 916-1254.

Family Entertainment Showcase

Patriot Day Concert

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 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 4 "Gnomeo and Juliet" (G)
  • August 11 "Frozen" (PG)
  • August 18 "Jack and the Beanstalk" (G)
  • August 25 "The Croods" (PG)

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 will have a pre-show craft or activity. 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 5 Frontier Park, Franklin Haynes Marionettes
  • August 12 Sunshine Park, The Amazing Dave
  • August 19 Friendship Park, Island Inspirations Dance & Music
  • August 26 Westgate Park, John Abrams Animal Magic

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 7 Smokin' Cobras (Oldies)
  • August 14 The Funk-O-Matics (Disco)
  • August 21 Big Papa & the TCB (R&B)
  • August 28 Tease Band (Latin Jazz)
  • September 4 Abbey Road (Beatles Tribute)

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 8 Angela Mukul (Pop/Soul)
  • September 12 Sandro Razciel (Pop)*

*6 PM showtime

Patriot Day Concert

Bring the family and attend the City of Cerritos' Patriot Day Concert on Thursday, September 11 at the Heritage Park Island Stage. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and patrons will enjoy an evening of patriotic and Americana music along with a patriotic craft for kids, ages 6 to 11 years. A brief ceremony presented by the Cerritos City Council will include a moment of silence to honor the victims and heroes affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The show is outside on the lawn and it does get chilly, so dress accordingly. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee. 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 is prohibited within the boundaries of all City of Cerritos public park facilities. For more information, please call the Recreation Services Division at (562) 916-1254.