State Fair welcomes “Cousin Brucie’s Palisades Park Reunion IV,” airing live on SiriusXM, featuring the legendary radio personality;starring Bobby Rydell, with performances by the Passions, the Fireflies, the Mello-Kings and Supergirls Group
East Rutherford, NJ – June 1, 2016 – State Fair Meadowlands, the largest fair in the New York metro area with over 150 rides and attractions, today announced that legendary radio personality Bruce Morrow will be hosting “Cousin Brucie’s Palisades Park Reunion IV” at State Fair Meadowlands on Saturday, June 25 at 7 pm.
The evening, presented by SiriusXM, will include performances broadcast live on SiriusXM’s ‘60s on 6 channel, from artists who entertained audiences at Palisades Amusement Park in the 1960s, including Bobby Rydell, the Passions, the Fireflies, Mello-Kings and The Supergirls Group, featuring original members of the Cookies, the Exciters, the Hearts-Jaynettes, the Raindrops and Reparata and the Delrons.
“I never look at a calendar. I just feel it in my heart and I know it’s time for the Palisades Park Reunion again!” said Cousin Brucie. “It happens automatically—it just feels good!”
The Cousin Brucie event is FREE with entry ticket to the fair, which is $11 for those 13 and older, and $9 for children 12 and under. Children under 34” are admitted free. Discount admission tickets are available at Walgreens.
“Cousin Brucie brought some of the biggest names in rock ’n’ roll to Palisades Park in the ‘60s. We are thrilled to be reuniting some of those beloved artists, including Bobby Rydell – the Justin Bieber of the Camelot era! – the Mello-Kings and others at the fair this summer. Anyone who loves music from this period is going to be dancing in the aisles,” said Michele Tartaglione, Managing Director of State Fair Meadowlands.
“I can feel the excitement building. I can hear the sounds and smell the cotton candy. Palisades Amusement Park had that emotional and physical magic….it still does,” said Cousin Brucie. “The romance continues. The stars will shine again on that stage and be heard live on the air. Reunion IV will present what I believe is an exciting lineup of stars from in my history with Palisades Amusement Park. The tradition continues and the romance grows.”
Cousin Brucie hosts Cruisin’ With Cousin Brucie on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm ET and Cousin Brucie’s Saturday Rock and Roll Party on Saturdays at 8:00 pm ET on ’60 on 6, via satellite on channel 6, and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
Palisades Park, which operated from 1898 to 1971, was located on the edge of Bergen County overlooking Manhattan.
State Fair Meadowlands will celebrate 30 years of operation this summer, running for 17 days from June 23 through July 10 at the State Fair Meadowlands Fairgrounds, next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. (The fair is closed to the public on Sunday, June 26.)
The fair – featuring acres and acres of delicious food, white-knuckle rides and world-class family entertainment – will kick off with a special “Throwback Thursday” preview night on June 23. Throwback Thursday celebrates the fair’s opening in 1986 with a bargain handstamp, for both admission and rides; of just $19.86 (non-handstamp entry price is $7 for adults, $5 for children). Friday, June 24 is Dollar Day, with admission $10 for all ages, and just $2 each for rides, food, games, select food and drinks and parking. Families also won’t want to miss other bargain days, including Kids Go Free and Cheap Cheap Night.
The following entertainment is FREE with fair entry ticket.
- High Dive Act – If you’ve ever wondered what an Olympic diver does for a living when he’s not competing, wonder no more: These elegant, powerful professional divers will shock and amaze as they soar from an 85-foot platform into a pool of just 10 feet. Performing twice daily on weekdays and three times daily on weekends and July 4.
- The Great American Thrill Show – an open-air performance of gymnastic acrobats and aerialists, dazzling audiences on the high wire and 90-foot sway pole; performing twice daily on weekdays and three times daily on weekends and July 4.
- The Racing Pigs – back by popular demand for their 28th year. Throw your arms in the air and cheer them on as they rip up their real piggy racetrack! Performing four times on weekdays and five times on weekends and July 4.
- Master Hypnotist Steve Bayner– this phenomenal hypnotist manages to be silly and amazing at the same time; take your chances and get up on stage with him! On the Main Stage daily. Times to be announced.
- Live Concerts on the American Stage – Every day, including Mike DelGuidicecelebrating the music of Billy Joelwith Big Shot, featuring members of Billy Joel’s band, on June 28; Chase Bryant, July 7, a solo country artist who has hit #4 on the Billboard charts, and was named by Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know”; and Constantine Maroulis, a New Jerseyanknown for American Idol, Broadway’s Rock of Ages and The Wedding Singer, on July 9. For a full list of concerts, visit http://njfair.com/concerts/.
- Educational Petting Zoo – kids will love getting up close and personal with animals of the world; a perfect spot for ridiculous selfies! Open to the public throughout the fair (rides on the elephant are an extra fee).
State Fair Meadowlands also features over 50 exciting rides and the largest Kiddieland in New Jersey. A family favorite, the Sky Ride, is back this year, providing sky-high views of the fair and NYC skyline, and for Batman fans, the Batcopter will provide rides with panoramic views of the fair in the original helicopter from the 1966 TV series.
State Fair Meadowlands occupies over 35 acres of fairgrounds plus parking. Fair hours are Monday through Thursday, 6 pm to midnight; Fridays 6 pm to 1 am; Saturdays 2 pm to 1 am; Sundays 2 pm to midnight. This year, the fair will hold a Preview Night on Thursday, June 23, with Throwback Admission/Ride Handstamp, from 6 pm to midnight. Dollar Day is Friday, June 24, from 5 pm to 1 am. On Sunday, July 3, the fair is open 2 pm to 1 am; on Monday, July 4 from 2 pm to 1 am. Don’t miss Kids Go Free Night, on Wednesday, June 29, open 4 pm to midnight, and Cheap Cheap Night, on Wednesday, July 6, from 4 pm to midnight. The fair is closed to the public on Sunday, June 26.
Fair Patrons may purchase discounted adult and child admission tickets at any Walgreens and Duane Reade stores beginning June 1. Discounted Admission for those 13 & older costs $7.97; children 12 and younger costs $5.97. (These tickets will be accepted on Dollar Night in lieu of the $10 admission ticket.)
Parking is free Monday through Wednesday, and $5 Thursdays through Sundays, plus Throwback Thursday, June 23, and on July 4. On Dollar Day, Friday, June 24, parking is just $2. Visit www.njfair.com for information about the event, Bargain Days and to buy Advance Sale Tickets.
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