DOWNTOWN VINELAND - Fitness and Film Events

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By Russell Swanson, Exec. Director, VDID / Main Street Vineland


A Columnist for the Grapevine Newspaper


 
Mark your calendar with these Fourth Friday events straight through to September.
Last month, we rolled out the first of our Fourth Friday “Fitness and Film” events—the beginning of a five-month partnership with the Vineland Health Department. We pair a one-hour age-appropriate fitness program with a free movie—both at the southwest mini-park at Landis Avenue and the Boulevard, coupled with an opportunity to shop and dine downtown. It was a success and you won’t want to miss the upcoming Fourth Fridays. We have a hot schedule of hit movies lined up for you—ALL FREE—and great opportunities to keep fit, dine, and do some shopping. In case of rain, the fitness program and movie will be in Landis MarketPlace, 631 E. Landis Avenue. Bring a chair or towel to sit on and parents must stay with their children. Refreshments will be available at the movies.
June 24
5–7:30 p.m.—Shop and dine on Landis Avenue.
7:30–8:30 p.m.—Fitness session
8:30 p.m.—Star Wars: The Force Awakens—the seventh and latest installment in the Star Wars series, this blockbuster 2015 film takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi and stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daily Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow.
July 22
5–7:30 p.m.—Shop and dine on Landis Avenue.
7:30–8:30 p.m.—Fitness session
8:30 p.m.—Jurassic World—Steven Spielberg returned last year to be the executive producer of this next installment of his popular Jurassic Park series. This epic action-adventure film is about a new theme park built on the original site of Jurassic Park. With music by John Williams, it stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, and Judy Greer.
August 26
5–7:30 p.m.—Shop and dine on Landis Avenue.
7:30–8:30 p.m.—Fitness session
8:30 p.m.—Avengers: Age of Ultron—This 2015 superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers. The Avengers here fight Ultron, an artificial intelligence wanting to cause human extinction. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson.
September 23
5–7:30 p.m.—Shop and dine on Landis Avenue.
7:30–8:30 p.m.—Fitness session
8:30 p.m.—Tomorrowland—This 2015 action-adventure movie is about a curious teen and a former boy-genius inventor attempt to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exist in their collective memory. It stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson, and Hugh Laurie.
If that weren’t enough, we have more! You can also satisfy your karaoke passion at Friends and Family Diner, 601 E. Landis Avenue at their karaoke night. This full-filled night of entertainment, is held outdoors every Fourth Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., weather permitting, and will feature hot dogs and hamburgers on an outdoor grill, as well as soft drinks. In case of inclement weather, it will be held indoors.
And there’s even more! During this month’s Fourth Friday on June 24, you’ll want to stop by The Spot, at 618 E. Landis Avenue, between 6 and 9 p.m. for an open house featuring music by George Perez, door prizes, food, drinks, and wonderful sales by The Spot’s vendors.
For more information on Main Street Vineland, call 856-794-8653, visit mainstreetvineland.org or check them out on Facebook. You can also e-mail rswanson@vinelandcity.org.