Arts & Entertainment

October 7, 2018

Tickets for the 2018 Hayrides and Campfires event presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks & Recreation are now available for purchase on line and in person at three locations throughout the county.  All tickets must be purchased in ...

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The Hearth and Home Kitchen Tour will be back for its eighth year on Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Westfield and the surrounding areas are known for their many beautiful homes that are often only admired from the outside. The Hearth and Home Kitchen Tour gives the public the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Tickets for the 2018 Hayrides and Campfires presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks & Recreation are available for purchase now. The popular family events include a hayride, entertainment, hot chocolate and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Actor Garry Pastore portrays NYPD Detective John Belson in the new film Sarah Q, directed by John Gallagher. Sarah Q will make its World Premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City during the weekend of September 21. This film is the third collaboration ...

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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 – Hyatt Hills Golf Complex still has several weeks available in their schedule of Billy Casper Junior Golf Camps this summer.   Unlike traditional area golf camps, Hyatt Hills’ camps are held to a maximum enrollment of six students per instructor.   This small group setting allows for a ...

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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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CRANFORD, NJ - Parents looking for something different to do on a weekend might enjoy the new "Make Your Own" option for kids at Emma's Brick Oven Pizza.   Kids can enjoy the fun of building their own pizza and gobbling it up after it comes back to them from the oven.   This event runs from 12 - 3 ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights.  The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 ...

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CRANFORD- NJ - Tuesday night is Kid's Night once again at Emma's Brick Oven.  Bring the whole family to meet everyone's favorite puppy Skye.  Come enjoy great food, face painting and make memories with the family.  The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.    

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CLARK, NJ — Looking for fun ways to celebrate Independence Day locally? There are lots of options to enjoy starting Saturday. Here they are listed in order of occurrence: Scotch Plains Township will host its second annual fireworks display on Saturday, June 30, at the Scotch Hills Golf Course.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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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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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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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FANWOOD, NJ -- The third annual Rockin' for Autism festival in La Grande Park has announced its lineup for Saturday, April 14, in Fanwood. The event features live entertainment, food vendors, a beer garden (for adults), games, raffles, and the Opening Day ceremony for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood ...

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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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