Arts & Entertainment

November 19, 2018

Kick off the season’s festivities with a visit to the annual Holiday Sound & Light Show beginning this Friday, November 23 at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center. The three-week series showcases the Railroad Center’s gigantic HO scale layout along with additional model train displays, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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CLARK, NJ - Things were a little crazy on the stage of Arthur L. Johnson High School Thursday evening as the Drama Department presented  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  There is still one more performance in which attendees can get caught up in the insanity.   Last show is  Friday, November 16 at ...

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CLARK, NJ - Things are getting crazy on the stage of Arthur L. Johnson High School.  Starting Thursday evening the Drama Department will present One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a play written by Dale Wasserman and adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey. Cuckoo’s Nest first premiered on Broadway in ...

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UNION, NJ - Kean Stage is ringing in the holiday season on December 9 with Snowkus Pocus, a dazzling cirque-tacular show that’s fun for the entire family! Snowkus Pocus tells the story of a young girl who is whisked away to an enchanted winter wonderland where she encounters the colorful characters ...

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CLARK, NJ - If a little more Halloween is needed this week, there is still time to visit a local Clark gem.  It's a tradition that started quietly about 20 years ago when Al Terzo's wife painted a plywood cutout of a little girl trick or treating and placed it outside their home.   Terzo said he ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own ...

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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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