Sounds of a Summer Night

INKUBATE®, New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, and HeaveN Beatbox
Headline the Arboretum's Sounds of a Summer Night 2018

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ INKUBATE®, a collaboration between the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble and Reeves-Reed Arboretum, returns for a fourth season of three "enchanting and exhilarating" evenings of site-specific dance performances on the Arboretum grounds.. This renowned summer dance festival, featuring dance artists and choreographers from the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, will present three dance concerts on Wednesday evenings June 27, July 11, and August 1. The final concert of the series, scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, will feature Steven Cantor, aka HeaveN Beatbox, in a remarkable performance of beat or b-boxing, an amazing form of vocal percussion using one's mouth, lips, tongue, to vocally replicate, create and mimic sounds and tell stories.

The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble (, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nancy Turano, provides choreographic residencies for innovative, contemporary dance artists culminating in outdoor performances that interact with the natural surroundings of the Arboretum. "We are thrilled to present the fourth consecutive summer of INKUBATE® at RRA, insuring Summit, NJ as a destination for dance and culture in the region," comments Turano. INKUBATE® will include works by Loni Landon, Princess Grace Award Winner and Turano, 2017 NJSCA Choreographic Fellow.

HeaveN Beatbox has been delighting audiences with his astounding beatboxing abilities and his magnetic and exuberant personality. Street performing became a way for HeaveN to instantly attract an audience. From children to adults, he astounds all onlookers with his artistry and skill, giving sound and character to the world we live in.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to Reeves-Reed Arboretum as we kick off another summer series of four concerts in the garden. Sounds of a Summer Night 2018 commences with INKUBATE®, on Wednesday evening, June 27. The Arboretum grounds open up at 6 pm for concertgoers to picnic and the performance is from 7 pm to 8 pm. The cost is free to RRA Members (thanks to underwriting support from Investors Bank). There is a $15 per person donation for non-members, $5 for students). INKUBATE® and RRA's Sounds of a Summer Night 2018 are proudly sponsored, in part, by a grant from Investors Foundation, with additional support from Nick & Tracy McKee. Visit for more information.


Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.

REEVES-REED ARBORETUM....a place to grow for everyone!