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Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

May 8, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area.

Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in opening the new Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit on Friday afternoon.

"Our penguins ...

Ohio Players Headline Union County’s Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Music Festival

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites music fans of all ages to Rhythm and Blues by the Brook, a free outdoor music festival that will be held in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park on Saturday, June 2.  This year’s event includes a celebration of African-American history and culture.

Headlining the festival is the funk, soul and R&B band ...

Paint by the Pond Event to be Held at Warinanco Park

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond”. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art from materials usually thrown away.

There will also be miniature houses made with the ...

First Annual Random Fandom Con Happening This Saturday at the Clark Library

CLARK, NJ – Comic Book, Harry Potter and Superhero fans might want to plan to spend their day at the Clark Library on Saturday, May 5 for the first annual Random Fandom Con.   The fun starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. with The Harry Potter & the Goblets of Fire radio show presented by Reconteur Radio.  This presentation is recommended for ages 8 and older and does not require ...

Tickets On Sale Now for “An Evening Of Shining Stars” at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on May 4

RAHWAY, NJ - One of the area's most anticipated events - "An Evening of Shining Stars" - featuring members of the special needs community from Cranford and around Union County will take place 7 p.m. Friday, May ...

Comic Book Convention Coming to Clark Library in May

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Library is hosting its first annual Comic Book Convention called Random Fandom Con in May.    The community is invited to join in the day’s events and costumes are encouraged.

There will be a comic book artist workshop, Pokemon Party Panel, Harry Potter Radio Show, costume contest, free giveaways, Sushi Candy, vendors, trivia game, and so much ...

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Free Workshop on May 17 Explains “H.E.A.R.T. Grant” and “Local Arts Grant” Applications

May 13, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a free workshop on Thursday evening, May 17, will explain the application process for the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts, Reaching Thousands) Grant Program and the Union County 2019 Local Arts Grant Program.

The workshop will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Museum, Wagon Shed Building, 1003 ...