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Fri, October 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 10:30am 10/26/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime

Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Fri, October 26, 10:30 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Toddler Tales Storytime

Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 10:30am 10/26/2018 11:00am America/New_York Toddler Tales Storytime

Fridays at 10:20am. Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week! (The 9/21 session will focus on music & movement) Ages 2-4 years, no registration required.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Fri, October 26, 7:00 PM

Rabkin Park, Union

Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 7:00pm 10/26/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

Swanstrom Place Union, NJ 07083

Sat, October 27, 9:00 AM

Macedonia Baptist Church, Elizabeth

Union County Gun Buy Back Amnesty Program

Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 9:00am 10/27/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Union County Gun Buy Back Amnesty Program

1251 Fairmont Avenue Elizabeth, NJ

Sat, October 27, 11:00 AM

Union Public Library, Union

Google Drive & Apps

Education Other

Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 11:00am 10/27/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Google Drive & Apps

Presented by John Daquino

Curious what all this talk of the cloud is about? Google Drive is a fantastic way to store files online so that they can be accessed by any device. It’s free, and easy to use! Come find out how to sign up for Google Drive and to use its suite of free apps where you can type letters, make spreadsheets, put together a slide presentation, and more! Registration ...

1980 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083

Sat, October 27, 1:00 PM

Jefferson School, Union

Halloween Spooktacular Weekend - Annual Trunk or ...

Add to My Calendar 10/27/2018 1:00pm 10/27/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Halloween Spooktacular Weekend - Annual Trunk or Treat

-Prize for Best Creative Super Hero Vehicle will be awarded -Music by DJ Dar DA' Diva

155 Hilton Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Sun, October 28, 12:00 PM

Connecticut Farms School, Union

Halloween Costume Contest

Add to My Calendar 10/28/2018 12:00pm 10/28/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Halloween Costume Contest

Registration for the Annual Halloween Costume Contest begins on Monday, October 1. Registration in person is required at the Union Recreation Department located at 1120 Commerce Ave.
Can't make it during the day? Stop by during their late night registration on Tuesday, October 23. Union Recreation Office will be open until 7:30pm.
For more details call 908.686.4200 and don't ...

Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ

Mon, October 29, 3:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Construction Zone

Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 3:30pm 10/29/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Construction Zone

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday using Legos, K'Nex, and more! All ages, no registration required!

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Mon, October 29, 4:15 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Read to Waldi

Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 4:15pm 10/29/2018 5:15pm America/New_York Read to Waldi

Bring along a book or two and practice reading aloud to Waldi, our visiting therapy dog! Program takes place on alternate weeks. Ages 5+, registration required: 908-851-5450 x3.

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Mon, October 29, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

NaNoWriMo Talk at the Union Public Library

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/29/2018 7:00pm 10/29/2018 8:00pm America/New_York NaNoWriMo Talk at the Union Public Library

Are YOU an aspiring writer, or preparing to participate in NaNoWriMo, the annual, Internet-based creative writing project in which participants attempt to compose a whole novel during the month of November? Be sure to stop by the Union Public Library on Monday, October 29th at 7 p.m., where author Bill Patterson (2012 British Science Fiction Award Nominee) will be giving a talk about how to come ...

1980 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Tue, October 30, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Pre-K Interactive Learning Time

Add to My Calendar 10/30/2018 11:00am 10/30/2018 11:30am America/New_York Pre-K Interactive Learning Time

Puzzles, coloring, memory & other fun activities. Ages 3-6. Please register at 908-851-5451.

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088

Tue, October 30, 5:00 PM

Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, Union

Un-Mischief Night

Add to My Calendar 10/30/2018 5:00pm 10/30/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Un-Mischief Night

For boys and girls in grades 6 to 8. Held on the night before Halloween, hundreds of students gather in one location to eat and dance the night away, all with the presence of alliance members, the Union Police Department Community Relations Unit, and parents.

This program keeps the kids off the streets and promotes having fun without being mischievous.

1120 Commerce Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Wed, October 31


Recycle: Paper / Cardboard

Add to My Calendar 10/31/2018 12:00am 11/01/2018 12:00am America/New_York Recycle: Paper / Cardboard

Paper / Cardboard Recycling Union, NJ true

Wed, October 31, 5:00 PM

Union Center, Union

A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween in Union Center

Add to My Calendar 10/31/2018 5:00pm 10/31/2018 8:00pm America/New_York A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween in Union Center

UNION, NJ - A "Safe & Spooktacular Halloween in the Center" is planned for Halloween evening, Wednesday, October 31.

Activities for children include crafts, free face painting, and free Halloween activity book and stickers plus goodie bags with treats. The event will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Welcome Station at 1000A Stuyvesant Avenue.

For more details call ...

Welcome Station at 1000A Stuyvesant Avenue. Union, NJ

Thu, November 1, 12:00 AM

The Gateway Family YMCA, Rahway

Family Fun Pass YMCA Special

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 11/01/2018 12:00am 11/30/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Family Fun Pass YMCA Special

The Gateway Family YMCA Family Fun Pass

YMCA Membership Special

3 Month Family membership for the price of 2

Visit The Gateway Family YMCA:

Elizabeth Branch, 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ

Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ

Rahway Branch, 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ

Wellness Center Branch, 1000 Galloping Hill Rd, Union, NJ

Or join online at ...

1564 Irving Street, Rahway Branch Rahway , NJ 07065

Thu, November 1, 10:00 AM

Vauxhall Public Library, Vauxhall

Keyboard & Mouse Basics

Add to My Calendar 11/01/2018 10:00am 11/01/2018 11:00am America/New_York Keyboard & Mouse Basics

In order to interact with any computer, a user must understand how to use input devices such as the keyboard and mouse. This hands-on class will cover tips and tricks for beginners learning the basics of the keyboard and mouse. Registration required; please contact the Adult Services department at the main library to sign up: 908-851-5450 x2

123 Hilton Avenue Vauxhall, NJ 07088

Thu, November 1, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Friends of the Union Public Library Film Showing

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 11/01/2018 7:00pm 11/01/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Friends of the Union Public Library Film Showing

The Friends of the Union Public Library are hosting a showing of the film American Carny: True Tales from the Circus Sideshow on Thursday, November 1st at 7 p.m. The film is a documentary of the world of circus freaks, fire eaters, human blockheads, magicians, contortionists, professional lunatics, and much, much more. The film will be followed by complimentary refreshments at the Dava Latin ...

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083

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A UPL Event: Immigrant State: Jersey’s Influential Gate

April 21, 2019

UNION, NJ - New Jersey has a big story about immigration, packed into a small state. 

The Union Public Library is hosting an event to explore how our past shapes our collective future.  Through the examination of film clips, texts, and media coverage, participants will have a candid discussion about issues that are being examined and debated, nationally and in local ...

An Open House for Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

UNION, NJ - Thanks to a special grant from the Community Library Adult Literacy and Career Pathway Grant Program and the Union Public Library partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the Union Public Library (UPL) offers free ESOL classes to all interested New Jersey residents. 

An Open House for free English classes for speakers ...

A Tribute to Elvis Featuring Jim Barone

UNION, NJ - The Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade Committee will be hosting a “A Tribute to Elvis, Featuring Jim Barone," on Saturday, May 4.

“We invite our residents and neighbors to come out and enjoy the award winning Elvis Tribute Artist, Jim Barone, as he will have you out of your seat and rocking those hips," said Fundraising Chairwoman Phyllis ...

Eight Union Students Make Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus Dean's List

April 21, 2019

MADISON, NJ - The following Union students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus, located in Madison, have been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Sofia Dos Santos 

Madiha Azaz

Joselle Dabu

Sarah Osborne 

Andy Wang

Tiffany Appiah 

Branden Embree 

Christopher Kunka

To qualify for the Dean's List, a ...

Lauren Buchanan Earns Academic Merit Scholarship to Delaware Valley University

DOYLESTOWN, PA - Delaware Valley University is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the University's top three merit-based Admission scholarships.

Lauren Buchanan, of Union, has been selected for an academic merit scholarship to Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The University awards Admission merit scholarships to high-achieving high school students based on ...

Anti-Defamation League Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Repeated Hate Symbol Incidents in Summit Schools

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, ...

Jurors Hear Recording of Kai the Hitchhiker Claiming Clark Lawyer 'Raped Me'

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney.

"At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy in statement to police that was recorded on video on May 16, 2013, hours after he was ...

Settlement Looms in 2016 Disability Discrimination Suit Against Union County PD

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County officials this week addressed two lawsuits involving the county or its departments. One lawsuit involves a former Union County police officer and the other concerns a retiree’s benefit claims.

The freeholders moved into closed session Thursday night to discuss a potential settlement in the 2016 case in which the Union County Police Department is accused ...

Young Artists at Hannah Caldwell School Display Their Talent

April 13, 2019

UNION, NJ – Young artists at Hannah Caldwell Elementary School held their first Annual Art Show Fundraiser last week.

“This was a great experience for each child, along with their families to come together to view the young artists' artwork for the first time, professionally framed and on display,” said art teacher Anne Marie Caldarola.  ”This special event ...

Combative 'Kai the Hitchhiker' Takes the Stand in Clark Murder Case

April 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - A man accused of killing a 73-year-old Clark lawyer in his home testified Wednesday that he was victim of “date rape” by the attorney, and that he beat the older man to fend off a sexual assault.

Caleb “Kai” McGillvary said he passed out after eating a hamburger and drinking a beer in the kitchen of attorney Joseph Galfy, and that he awoke on the ...

Sixth Hate Symbol Incident Reported as Another Swastika Found at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City's citizenry has firmly proclaimed that "Hate Has No Home Here," however the Summit School District has reported that another ugly racially-charged image has -- for the sixth time in the past four-plus months -- been found in a Summit Public School.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang, in his monthly remarks at the April 11 Summit ...

“Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” to Face Trial for Alleged Murder of Clark Attorney

CLARK, NJ – Caleb McGillvary, also known as “Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker,” is set to stand trial for the 2013 murder of a Clark attorney.

McGillvary’s murder trial is set to begin Tuesday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m., Union County Prosecutor’s Office Communications Director Mark Spivey confirmed to TAPinto Clark. The jury was selected and finalized last ...


"Game of Thrones" Deaths Foreshadowed: Who's in Trouble for Season 8

Hours prior to the Season 8 premiere of "Game of Thrones," I decided to create a “GoT Death Pool” with my friends and family, complete with a list of characters and our individual predictions for whether each of these characters would be alive, dead or a wight by the end of the series.

Shortly after that, many of those friends and family members asked me to ...

Six More Weeks of Winter for “Game of Thrones” Fans


Spring has officially sprung, but winter is far from over for the record-breaking 17.4 million viewers smart enough to tune into HBO on time for the epic final season of “Game of Thrones.” And after 595 days of waiting, the premiere of Season 8 thankfully did not disappoint. For those of you still behind, consider this your spoiler warning.

Bran greets an old ...

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust.  A Scribophile Anthology, 2019.

Twenty-one aspiring writers, who critique and assist other writing neophytes on Scribophile, were selected to have their short stories published in Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, the final volume in the Seven Deadly Sin collection. The other six books in the series include Gluttony, Wrath, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, and Pride. The stories ...

Hungry Girl Simply 6 by Lisa Lillien

Hungry Girl Simply 6 by Lisa Lillien (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

The woman who created a chocolate oatmeal recipe that is so good you are convinced that it is a gourmet chocolate mousse, Lisa Lillien (or Hungry Girl), is back with her 13th cookbook, and it is the best one yet!  Hungry Girl Simply 6 is the pipe dream of every career calorie counter; a recipe book with ingenious ...

Seton Hall Professor Not With University After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

April 19, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze at Ocean Grove Boardwalk Pavilion

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Smoke could be seen for miles for most of the afternoon as firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at the Ocean Grove boardwalk pavilion, according to officials.

Dozens of fires trucks from towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties were called to respond to the blaze, which was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on April 13. No injuries have been reported as of 2:30 p.m.

Stella is Awaiting her Forever Home

April 17, 2019

UNION, NJ - Stella is waiting.

This beautiful pup is Stella.  She is waiting for her forever home.  Stella is about 2-3 years old and, according to the Union Animal Shelter, she is a total love. She’s great on walks and is very well behaved. She loves everyone that she meets.   She’s looking for a home where she will be the apple of your ...

Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some water.

This method is great for making anything from one large egg to a couple dozen at ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

NJ Girl Scout Teaches Kids Healthy Cooking & Eating with Classes, Videos

This story first appeared on TAPinto Springfield.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since the 1970s. One Springfield Girl Scout is looking to make a change to that statistic by encouraging the next generation to eat healthier in a simple and fun way.

“I just realized childhood obesity is a growing American ...

New Jersey Date Night: Comfort Food Restaurants to Brighten a Bad Day

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

It happens to the best of us. The culprit can be a flat tire or perhaps a demanding boss with attention deficit disorder. Or maybe it’s dealing with screaming, unsatisfied children or irritated, displeased clients. So many situations can lead to a bad day, and a bad day in New Jersey can be torturous.

Music & Food Festival in Fanwood will Honor World Autism Month

April is World Autism Month, and Fanwood, NJ, is gearing up for its annual Rockin’ For Autism festival on Sunday, April 28.

Rockin’ for Autism is the brainchild of 17-year-old Fanwood resident Mallory Banks, who since 2011 has raised more than $52,000 in honor of her brother, Ethan. In 2018, Rockin’ For Autism was named the top autism awareness fundraiser for Autism New ...

New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...

More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...

Home Grown New Jersey Filmmaker Tells His Backstage Story of Life as a Roadie

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with TJ Hoffmann, Producer of “Roadie: My Documentary,” which won “Best Home Grown Documentary Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film looks back at Hoffmann’s 20 year career as a roadie, and incorporates his personal video archives starting with his tours in the 80s. “My film gives everyone a little peek ...