Sounds of a Summer Night 2019

INKUBATE®, New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Headline the Arboretum's Sounds of a Summer Night 2019

presented by

Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty


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 fifth 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 26, July 10, and July 31. The final concert of the series, scheduled for Wednesday, August 7, will feature a special performance by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.

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 fifth 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 created by dancers from such major companies as the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Jessica Lang Dance, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, among others.

Since 1995, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world delighting audiences of all ages, and bringing its unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, burlesque and sideshow to theatres, clubs, colleges, and festivals. Bindlestiff adds a contemporary twist to the grand traditions of American circus.

Of special note, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, has made a three-year commitment to present the Sounds of a Summer Night series at the Arboretum. "This significant relationship is an indication of Sotheby's trust in the Arboretum, as well as our commitment to the community," comments Jacky Elliot, Managing Broker at Sotheby's.

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 2019 commences with INKUBATE®, on Wednesday evening, June 26. The Arboretum grounds open 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. Please note, the non-member admission donation will be $20 ($5 for students) for the August 7 performance by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Visit for more information.

Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, 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 a week, 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!