Carteret, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Councilman Vinne Bellino announced the purchase and planned installation of outdoor Rhapsody Musical instruments at Carteret Park. The outdoor musical instruments will include chimes, various metallophones and drums, such as tom toms and kettle drums.
The lay out of the pit will include a kundu drum, kettle drum and goblet drum at the center. They will be surrounded by grandioso chimes, vivo metallophones and animato metallophone. The instruments are made of a vibrant and durable material that will have a similar feel of a playground. The instruments will be installed this summer.
Mayor Daniel Reiman said, “We selected the Rhapsody musical instruments as an extension of our Arts in the Parks program. This is not a traditional amenity found in parks but I think it is a necessity that all resident, especially our youth, have access to musical instruments.”
Mayor Reiman has really focused on quality of life initiatives throughout the town since taking office. The Borough recreation commission works in collaboration with the Central Jersey Arts Council, RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center and various local businesses put out the Carteret Summer Recreation guide. The recreation guide is filled with activities for youth while school is out for summer. The Borough also provides entertainment opportunities for the entire family with the “Movies in the Park” at Carteret Park every Wednesday and Saturday. This is in addition to the “Concerts by the Bay” on Sunday which feature live bands playing at Waterfront Park.
“These outdoor instruments will give the feel of two drum pits allowing for year round scheduled entertainment such as competitions or for an interested newbie to gain the feel and thrill of musical percussion and perhaps spark an interest in a new hobby or career. The Arts are a vital part of our plan to expand the parks, to improve the quality of life and to expand education” said Reiman.