Arts & Entertainment

August 16, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza. The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote ...

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CLARK, NJ - Rock historian Vinnie Bruno will discuss the creation of the Beatles’ eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at the Clark Public Library. The session will explore the genesis of how the songs were written, their influences, recording and production techniques, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" on the following dates: Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April15, 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or online. Students/Seniors $15 - ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.   Food Trucks will include: Boardwalk Freddy Bro-Rito Cousins Maine ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.   Food Trucks will include: Boardwalk Freddy Bro-Rito Cousins Maine ...

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CLARK, NJ - On March 22, 23 and 24  at 7 p.m. Arthur L. Johnson High School will present Sweeney Todd, a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim. Since its Broadway premiere in 1979, Sweeney Todd has been thrilling and chilling audiences and now the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is coming to ALJ.  ...

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UNION, NJ - The weather’s been tough to bear the last few days, but it’s supposed to clear up just in time for Saturday’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There is a possibility of scattered showers Friday, with a high of 46.  Friday night’s low is 30.  But Saturday looks mostly sunny ...

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CLARK, NJ - Aliperti's Catering at the Gran Centurions is here to stay according to owner Garry Ruane during a recent interview.  Rumors persisted over the last year about plans to develop the site.  Ruane has finally put an end to all of the gossip by signing a ten year lease for the ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Time to grab the kids and head to the library this weekend. The Clark Public Library will host Take Your Child to the Library on Sunday, Feb. 25.  Any child that comes to the library and checks out a book will receive an entry to win a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.  For some ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - For folks that have been fans of the Bill Murray classic "Groundhog Day," but can't make the trek all the way out to Punxsutawney, PA on a work and school day to see if winter will stay around for six more weeks or if the region will see an early spring, there's a Garden State ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is looking at several different ways to honor native son Pat DiNizio, the local music legend who rose to fame with his band, The Smithereens, during the 1980s. DiNizio, who died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, was proud of his roots in the community ...

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CLARK, NJ - The 2018 Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announced John McPartlan has been named the Grand Marshal of this year's parade.  McPartlan, the owner of Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Clark, has been involved with the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — YESTERcades will open its third arcade in at 151 East Broad St. in Downtown Westfield this spring, the company announced Tuesday. The space was formerly occupied by City Sports. YESTERcades describes itself as gaming experience straight out of the “golden age of gaming.” They ...

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NEW YORK – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New Year. Palmer, ...

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BETHLEHEM, PA - As those with a thing for tradition gather in Times Square for the New Year's Eve ball drop, those looking forward to a sweet new year will descend upon Bethlehem Pennsylvania for the dropping of a giant  PEEPS® Chick.  The PEEPS® drop is the highlight of PEEPSFEST®, a 2-day ...

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CLARK, NJ - New Year's Eve is just around the corner.  How are you planning to ring in the new year?   If a five hour open bar, DJ, champagne and a full buffet at midnight sound like what you had in mind, Molly Maguire's is your destination.  Conveniently located on Central Avenue in Clark, ...

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CLARK, NJ- Thanksgiving is over and attentions are turning to the December holiday season.  The Township of Clark has the perfect way to usher in the spirit of the season this Sunday November 26 with the Annual  Winter Festival.       Grab your family and friends and head to the Municipal ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson Drama Department is bringing the original stage version of A Streetcar Named Desire to the high school this week.  The play was originally produced on the Broadway stage in 1947 and will be produced on the ALJ stage, starring Clark's own high school ...

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A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club. The centerpiece of the festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale model train layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Whether you’re looking to host a birthday or holiday party, celebrate an upcoming birth or wedding, or looking for an intimate place to remember of loved one, Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant in South Plainfield is available to meet your needs. The New Market Avenue ...

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NEW JERSEY - The candy bowls are filled. Costumes are ready. The kids as well as many adults are excited for the annual October 31 ritual of dressing up in costume to head for those yummy treats. Here are some tips to avoid some Halloween mishaps and keep  simple safety in mind. Trick or Treat ...

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NEW JERSEY - If Halloween plans are still up in the air, take heart. There is plenty to do this final weekend before October 31 whether Garden State residents want their pants scared off or want some family-friendly fun. Haunted River Walk in Milltown - October 27 and October 28 from 7 p.m.

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CLARK, NJ - Clark’s  Dr.William Robinson Plantation Museum has been selected as one of the Union County historic sites selected to unveil a unique Passport To Your National Parks cancellation stamp during Four Centuries Weekend on October 21 and 22. Across the country, people bring their ...

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CLARK, NJ — The Dr. William Robinson Plantation-Museum will participate in Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History,” this Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22. Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders ...

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On October 28th 2017, the Tylor Collins Scholarship Fund will be holding their First Annual Halloween Party at the Holiday Inn Clark on Valley Road. Tickets are $45 per person and include dinner and dancing. A cash bar is available during the event. Tickets can be purchased for guests 16 years ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark UNICO Italian-American Feast has one more full day of rides, games, food, vendors, raffles and live entertainment left.  The feast opens Sunday at 1 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.     Joe Arancio, President of the Clark UNICO chapter is pleased with the turnout to the feast ...

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