By Michael P. Walsh
Special to the Voice
The city rolled out the inaugural installment of its new summer series, Singin’ on the Green: Movies & Bands, this week.
The series premiered with a showing of “Mamma Mia!” the 2008 jukebox musical romantic comedy.
Organizers said the free series, held Wednesday nights, features three concerts performed on The John C. Ireland Bandstand and two high-definition movies shown on a 20-by-12-foot projection screen at Campbell Avenue and Main Street.
People are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. There are no rain dates at the moment, organizers said.
Singin’ on the Green is co-sponsored by West Haven United, an organization aimed at bringing the city’s volunteer groups together, along with the West Haven Veterans Council and West Haven Vietnam Veterans.
Throughout the series, members of West Haven United will have an informational booth on the Green to register people for future volunteer efforts across the city.
The series continues with live music Aug. 22, followed by a showing of “Grease,” the 1978 musical romantic comedy, at 7 p.m. Sept. 5.
It culminates Sept. 14 with dance party favorites performed by Cleo Blue and live music Sept. 19. Cleo Blue is exclusively sponsored by the Veterans Council.
Organizers will announce the time for Cleo Blue and the bands and times for Aug. 22 and Sept. 19 at a later date.
For information, visit www.cityofwesthaven.com.