FREDA’S FOCUS: The Time of the Season

Take time to relax during our expanded summer concert series Tuesday evenings on the North Haven Green.

There are times when we all encounter a great deal of complexity and stress in our daily lives. That complexity and stress sometimes revolves around the multiple demands that we face at work and in our daily lives.  As we get wrapped up in that complexity, we sometimes tend to forget that there are ways to help us relax, recharge and reset our inner compass to provide more balance within our daily lives.

Here in North Haven, one of the weekly events that I think is an excellent way to pause and relax is our annual summer concert series. This year we have expanded our concerts to a total of eleven which includes 10 weeks of our “Music under the Stars” series. We will be preceding those 10 concerts with one other concert that will consist of a local group of outstanding vocalists and musicians from North Haven who will be performing a jazz concert festival on our green on Tuesday, June 19th. I would like to personally thank Stephen Cusano from North Haven for presenting this idea to us and thank him also for his goal to give back to our wonderfully run North Haven school’s music department headed by Mr. Ken Tedeschi. This opening concert will be a fabulous way to showcase our home grown talented young men and women as we kick off our regular concert series.

Starting with this Jazz concert on June 19th, we will then begin our “Music under the Stars” series on June 26thth and we will have additional weekly concerts that will go all the way to Tuesday evening August 28th.

Our music series includes:

Rich DiPalma- June 26th
Flashback- July 3rd
Big Shot with Mike DelGuidice- July 10th
Vinny Carr and the Party Band – July 17th
The Sixties Show- July 24th
Silverado- July 31st
The Classics- August 7th
B Willie Smith- August 14th
8 to the Bar- August 21st
Primetime- August 28th

I hope that you will join us this summer so that we can all enjoy the summer sounds of music and the coming together of our community to relax and have a good time.

I look forward to seeing you and, you never know, I just might make my North Haven singing debut this year at one of those concerts!


Mike Freda
First Selectman

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Pam Landry June 14, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Hey Mike good to see you on Patch!


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