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June 21, 2011 > Celebrate and recreate

Celebrate and recreate

Submitted By Sean Brooks

This summer will prove to be action-packed again at the City Hall Plaza, Hayward, (777 B Street) with more than seven concerts and four movies running from June 24 through October 28. The Concert Series will commence this Friday, June 24 with the "Other Guise" band at 5:30 p.m. The local rock group, led by Kenny Meagher, will perform several Rock 'n' Roll hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. There will be something for everyone.

The Concert Series will also feature classic rock band "Run for Cover" on July 15, "JNeen" (R&B) on July 29, "Caravan of All-Stars" (Blues), "Lava" (Latin Rock), and the ever-popular "Lenny Williams" (R&B Soul) on August 19. Rounding off the calendar includes Jack "da hat" Luna (Jazz) on August 26, "Herd of Cats" (Jazz) on September 30 and "Mariachi Mexicanisimo" on October 28. All concerts will begin at 5:30 p.m. except for August 19 when the first of three bands will begin to perform at 4:00 p.m.

If live music does not excite you, there will be four movies on the Plaza shown in partnership with the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. Each movie will begin at 8:15 p.m. and will be projected on a 12-foot high inflatable screen right on the Plaza. The movie dates are Friday, June 24 ("How to Train Your Dragon"), Friday, July 29 ("Despicable Me"), Friday, August 26 ("Toy Story 3") and Friday, September 30 ("Tangled").

There is something for everyone and the entire family. All events are free. There is ample free parking opposite the Plaza in the City Hall Garage at B & Watkins Streets. Several food vendors will attend these events. Arrive early and stay late for what will be an entertainment-filled summer. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact Alma Cadena at (510) 583-8520 or

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