Historical Society of Elizabeth Receives Union County History Grant Program

April 22, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Historical Society of Elizabeth was one of 16 organizations to receive a 2017 Union County History Grant, made possible from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State and administered  by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, Union County Office of Cultural & ...

Four Elizabeth Groups Receive New Arts Grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Four Elizabeth organizations are among the 34 from around Union County to receive a grant from the Union County Local Arts Grant Program for the funding year 2017, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced.

The Bridgeway Program, Community Access Unlimited, Elizabeth Public Library, and YWCA of Eastern Union County were selected to share a portion of ...

First Annual Car Show Scheduled for Saturday

ELIZABETH, NJ – The First Annual Street Fest Car Show takes place Saturday, April 22, on the rooftop of the Christian Bollwage Parking Garage, 37 Caldwell Place.

Roll in begins at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the show starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

A portion of all donations will go to Elizabeth Shine Foundation.   

Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brings Hundreds of Children to Warinanco Park

UNION, NJ – Four-year-old David Benitez of Roselle had a plan for navigating his first Easter Egg Hunt. “I’m going to run really fast and get all the eggs!”

He was one of hundreds of Union County children with a similar idea that they put into practice as they swarmed over the fields in Warinanco Park, April 15, for the Second Annual Community Egg Hunt, hosted by Moving ...

Free Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is Inclusive of Special Needs Children

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Children, 12 years old and younger, including special needs children, are invited to the Second Annual Community Egg Hunt, hosted by Moving New Jersey Forward Foundation, Saturday, April 15, from 1p.m. to 3p.m. at Warinanco Park. 

Moving New Jersey Forward Foundation was created by Union County Freeholder Sergio Granados.

“We will also break up ...

Step Back In Time With A Hike Through Historic Midtown

ELIZABETH, NJ – Residents can travel through four centuries of the city’s history, Sunday, April 2, on the Historic Midtown Elizabeth Hike, beginning at 1p.m., at the first Presbyterian Church, 42 Broad Street.

The Historic Midtown Elizabeth Hike is a 1.5 mile long trail featuring many historic sites in Elizabeth including Boxwood Hall, the Belcher Ogden ...

Martin's Restaurant Owner Honored at Women's History Celebration

ELIZABETH, NJ – Women were celebrated tonight, March 30, or rather their history at a celebration at Yoly’s Cuban Cafѐ on Elizabeth Avenue honoring Joyce Chiu of Martin’s Restaurant.

The annual event is the creation of Council member Patricia Perkins-Auguste who hosted tonight’s celebration along with Mayor Christian Bollwage. “Women are often overlooked,” ...

Plan Ahead for Passport Delays

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Travelers planning a trip should budget extra time to get their passports because the U.S. Department of State has increased its processing time. The wait is approximately six to eight weeks for routine passport services.

“This extended processing time makes it all the more important for Union County residents to ensure that their passports are in order well in advance ...

Residents Learn a New Skill at Elizabeth at Library's Maker's Day

ELIZABETH, NJ – Make your own greeting card or bookmark. Or was it your own astrological chart that interests you? You could have explored all those activities and more at Maker’s Day at the Elizabeth Public Library, March 25.

There were Kung Fu demonstration and plenty of opportunities to learn to cook, decorate cupcakes, and do needlework. Union County College student Arnoldo ...

Portuguese Community Gets Ready for Parade with Sashing Ceremonys

ELIZABETH, NJ – The city’s Portuguese community celebrated their heritage at the Annual Marshal Sashing Ceremony March 23 for the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Portugal Day Parade, which will take place Sunday, June 4.

The celebration, which took place at the Portuguese Instructive Social Club, honored three members of the Portuguese community. Grand Marshal Martinho Pereira, owner of ...

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Sat, April 29, 8:00 PM

Union Catholic High School auditorium, Scotch Plains

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New Grants Bring another Year of Art, Music, Dance, Film and Theatre to Union County

April 20, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that 34 Union County arts organizations will receive a total of $64,000 in grants from the Union County Local Arts Grant Program for the funding year 2017.

“This new round of funding demonstrates that our local arts community has earned a reputation for delivering programs that make significant contributions to the ...