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ELIZABETH, NJ –The Summer 2017 season may be in the history books but the fall in Elizabeth is just heating up. There are many events scheduled in the city this month.

The Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will be held on October 10.  Mayor J. Christian Bollwage will attend the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, which is being hosted by La Cabana Restaurant. The celebration will include live music and food specials. This event is sponsored in part by a HEART Grant (History, Education, Arts, Reaching Thousands) from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information, contact the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership at (908) 965-0660.

On Thursday, October 12, 2017 join the mayor and members of the Italian community at the Italian Flag Raising Ceremony from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 50 Winfield Scott Plaza in Elizabeth.

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A Senior Tea Party is being held on October 13, from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event will be held at the Peterstown Community Center, located at 418 Palmer Street in Elizabeth.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On October 14, the 5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Carteret Park. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the walk will begin at 11:00 a.m. This event will also feature free giveaways and Zumba classes.

The Rotary Club of Elizabeth has announced the Eleventh Annual Taste of Elizabeth. This unique food-tasting event will be held October 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, 1000 Spring Street.

The Elizabeth Public Library Fall Concert Series presents performances by 3S Rhythm of Life, Francisco Roldan, David Sclossberg, Edo de Sur, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, Moreno Fruzzetti, Kean University Piano Students Recital and RB Express - cultural arts have never been more available.

All concerts will be held in the Main Library Auditorium, on the Fourth Floor. Bring your lunch to the noontime concerts. Free and secure parking is available.

For the military and history buffs, The Four Centuries in a Weekend event is being held October 21 and 22. Visitors can enjoy free museum tours of all the local historic sites. Discover the history of WWI right in your backyard at Liberty Hall Museum at the "Brothers in Arms" exhibit all this month.

Harvest Fest will be held on October 27, and is presented by the Mayor, the City of Elizabeth, Department of Health & Human Services, Recreation Department, Office of Youth Services and Union County Freeholder Sergio Granados. The event features music, free food, games, entertainment, hayrides, costume contests and entertainment for the entire family. The event runs from 5pm-8pm in the Bank of America Parking Lot located at 135 Jefferson Avenue.

Looking for some spooky fun this October? Candlelit Ghost Tours held throughout the month at Liberty Hall Museum.

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