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Fall Concert Series: Yacouba Sissoko

Sat, September 22, 2:00 PM

Elizabeth Public Library, Elizabeth

Fall Concert Series: Yacouba Sissoko

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/22/2018 2:00pm 09/22/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Fall Concert Series: Yacouba Sissoko

Master kora player Yacouba Sissoko plays a set of songs that journey from the royal courts of the 13th Century Mande empire to the present soul and rhythm of his newfound home in Harlem. Sissoko will play traditional Malian folk songs and new instrumental compositions from his recently released solo album Siya. Sissoko hails from Mali, a country deeply steeped in music tradition. Sissoko’s ...

11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Mon, September 24, 7:00 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Bite Club: Latin Flavor

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 09/24/2018 7:00pm 09/24/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Bite Club: Latin Flavor

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, prepare a recipe from Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by Maricel E. Presilla (copies available at at the Reference Desk at Union Public Library) and bring it to share at our September meeting!

Then, join fellow foodies for some delicious dishes and discussion about Latin cuisine!

Registration is required for this event. Visit the website ...

1980 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083

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1st Annual Charlie's Angel Prostate Cancer Walk to Be held September 29

September 17, 2018

ELIZABETH/CRANFORD, NJ - The 1st Annual Charlie’s Angel Prostate Cancer Walk honoring the memory of Charlie Robert Bathelus, will be held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford on Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The new non-profit foundation and its work, are in honor of the late Charlie Robert Bathelus, father of Elizabeth Board of Education member Charlene Bathelus. Mr. Bathelus ...

Women’s Empowerment, Yoga and Wellness Class at Warinanco Sports Center, Sept. 21

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a free yoga and women’s wellness event to be held in celebration of the 2018 International Day of Peace on Friday evening, September 21, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park.

As a suggested donation, participants are invited to bring a box or bag of feminine hygiene ...

Annual African American Day Parade Set for September 16

ELIZABETH, NJ - The African American Day Parade Committee will be hosting the annual African American Day Parade on Sunday, September 16, at 2  p.m. The committee is inviting residents of the City of Elizabeth and surrounding cities to join in the celebration. 

The parade will begin at Union Square (Elizabeth Avenue and New Point Road) and will conclude in front of City Hall.

The ...

Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22nd

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

“This is a wonderful way to celebrate the last days of warmer weather in our parks,” said Freeholder ...

Update: Event Free - Local Police Officers and High School Students Partner to Create Multimedia Production Addressing Social Justice Issues

ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: "We're pleased to announce that all seats will be FREE with RSVP due the support of our sponsors! RSVP now! Refunds for all tickets will be made," says Theo Perkins the shows Director and producer. 

The Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble (EYTE), The Office of Youth, and HBO’s Corporate Social Responsibility division, will implement For the ...

Union County Graduates First Class of Non-Profit Leaders

September 14, 2018

UNION COUNTY NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the first graduating class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with the goal of developing the next generation of informed, effective executives in the non-profit ...

Elizabeth’s Student Advocate Welcome’s District Peers to the 2018-2019 School Year

September 10, 2018

“Dear Elizabeth Parents and Our Rising Students,

Welcome to the beginning of the 2018-2019 School Year. I hope you’ve all have had an enjoyable summer. It is this time of year that I become energized for all of our students and staff as we advocate and ensure that all students are ensured by a well rounded, safe, positive, and most importantly an excitingly fun, enhancing learning ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York


PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

'Brick City' takes on high school angst

‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst


UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is also turning her life around.

There are a number of loose ends in ...

Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Cultural Organizations to be Held October 2

September 18, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a free workshop, “Emergency Preparedness for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” on Tuesday, October 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle.

“Planning ahead for emergencies is vital for the long term survival of any business, and the same applies to our nonprofit and cultural ...