"Movies and Music on the Riverwalk" has returned to downtown Milford this year. "The Muppets" starring Jason Segal and Amy Adams kicked off the program, which lasts throughout summer until Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Following last year’s success, the Milford Public Library and Downtown Milford, Inc. are teaming up again this year for “Movies and Music on the Riverwalk,” a weekly series of live music and family-friendly movies.
The program kicked off Wednesday, June 20 with “The Muppets” starring Jason Segal and Amy Adams. Every week, weather permitting, a different movie or musical act will be featured in the library’s outdoor amphitheater. On rainy days, the event will move indoors to the library’s meeting room.
On alternating Wednesdays, head downtown with a blanket, maybe a picnic dinner, and check out a family friendly movie like the original “Grease” starring Olivia Newton John and John Travolta or the latest installment of “The Little Rascals.” Movie nights are conveniently timed at 7 p.m. so even the littlest rascals in town can enjoy them without any nagging bedtime worries. “The Land Before Time” finishes out the series with plenty of time left before another school year starts in the fall.
Music nights start a little later at 8:30 p.m. The whole family is still welcome but maybe this is a chance for date night? Call the babysitter, grab dinner downtown and then kick back and relax to the sounds of jazz, Frank Sinantra or Milford’s own Smooth Sound Dance Band, an ensemble group of the Milford Community band.
Downtown Milford’s Promotions Committee Chairperson Marilyn Ambrose said that the series is a wonderful opportunity to see all the amazing things available downtown.
“We want people to be aware of the library and all the wonderful shops and restaurants downtown,” Ambrose said. “There’s also the beautiful view of the Riverwalk that serves as the backdrop for this series.”
Week in and week out, each Wednesday night event is easy on the family’s wallet with no cost for adults or children.
To make it even more cost-conscious, eat beforehand or bring a picnic along. Lugging a picnic basket may not be everybody’s idea of fun, though, so the Friends of the Library will also be sponsoring a snack bar with light refreshments.