Arts & Entertainment

November 9, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week on a new skate park at Union County’s Mattano Park at 360-484 5th Avenue in the southern corner of Elizabeth. “The new skate park demonstrates Union County’s commitment to expand its recreational resources and enable more County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home and there’s no place like Elizabeth Avenue for the holidays, according to Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP). The EAP unveiled its latest project working with local schools in Elizabeth to create their “Scarecrows on the ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Thousands of people around the world were all dancing to Michael Jackson's “Thriller” on Saturday evening, and so were the many who came from all over the county to Roselle Park to dance in the very first local “Thrill the World” event. While the weather threatened a possible ...

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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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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - People in and around Roselle Park will be joining thousands of people around the world as they all dance to Michael Jackson's “Thriller” as the town hosts their very first “Thrill the World” event. Saturday, October 27, is the date when the zombies will come alive. Everyone ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Okay all you Passport Stamp enthusiasts out there, get ready to go crazy. Union County is going into its second year with the Passport To Your National Parks program. For the upcoming Four Centuries In A Weekend event on October 20 and 21, a whole new set of “Union County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is hosting artworks from the Westfield Art Association, currently on exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery through October 31. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in ...

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ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Book lovers from all over New Jersey came out on Saturday afternoon to pick up some real treasures from independent authors at the 5h Annual Independent Author’s Book Expo (IABX) held at the Warianco Sports Center.  The expo creates an atmosphere where independent authors ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite youngsters 4 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old to participate in “Paint by the Pond” on Saturday, October 6 at the pond in Warinanco Park. This interactive art project will run from Noon ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents came out for Elizabeth’s Annual African American Heritage Parade this past Sunday. While the bands played on, organizations and city officials marched to sounds and colors that captivated parade onlookers on Elizabeth Avenue. Mayor Bollwage, wore a Kente African print ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - This Saturday, September 22, at 5 p.m., RIX Magazine will the open the doors to one of New Jersey’s largest parking decks, a (9) nine-level parking deck in the heart of mid-town Elizabeth. The world-class high-level exotic car show is set to be an experience that will revolutionize ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ -  Union County hosted the first ever Warinanco Food Festival on Saturday, featuring local food trucks and restaurants from all over the area.  Visitors to the event had a chance to indulge in culinary delights such as arepas, egg rolls, empanada's, pad thai, jerk chicken, ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced 63 artists, historians, and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program.  “The recipients of HEART Grants are a ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - People and pups alike gathered at Warinanco Sports Center this past  Saturday for the first-ever Warinanco Pet Parade, where canine talent from across Union County competed in multiple contests and enjoyed the admiration of dozens of dog lovers. From “Waggiest Walk” to ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, July 25, with the Vinny’s & Katfish Lucy taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. The free concert series is held at Echo Lake Park during the month of July and moves to Oak Ridge Park ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - People from all over will be coming to Elizabeth this week for one of the city’s most famous festivals of the year, “festa di san Vito”. The 11th Annual festa di san Vito / Peterstown Cultural Festival will be held from July 26 through July 29 in the Peterstown section of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, continues on Tuesday, July 24 with the presentation of “Peter Rabbit” at Warinanco Park, on the border of ...

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UNION/ELIZABETH, NJ - A new exhibit of award winning artworks by local artists age 60 and up, is now on display at the Freeholders Gallery through August 29. Each of the 13 works received first place honors in the countywide Senior Art Exhibit held earlier this summer in the Atrium at Liberty Hall ...

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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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ROSELLE, NJ -  The 5th Annual Roselle House Music Festival opens on Saturday, July 14 in Warinanco Park for a two-day dance music party. Guest DJ’s from all over the area will be playing house music over the two-day span from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. The event will also feature food and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Nearly one thousand attendees were thrilled with a very special production of "Annie, Jr." staged by the CAU Community Players, a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities performed at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts June 29-July 1. Formed ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Wishing all of our readers a Happy and safe Independence Day!  Enjoy the “Fireworks Spectacular” video shot from Roselle Park last weekend. TAPintoElizabeth.net is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor Christian Bollwage is asking residents to come out and join him and the Dept. of Recreation for this year's Independence Day celebration with their Fireworks Spectacular. The event is being held on Wednesday, July 4, at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park.  NOTE: This ...

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NEW JERSEY - Many have already started their Fourth of July celebrations this weekend with some Garden State towns holding their annual fireworks displays on the last day of June. However, there are plenty of  fireworks planned for this week and beyond, so make plans and get the blankets and chairs ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The CAU Community Players will be staging a very special production of "Annie, Jr." at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 1, at 2 p.m. The CAU Community Players is a troupe of actors both with ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders are inviting residents and visitors to enjoy a day of free fun activities for children, parents, friends, and family featuring the beloved rock ‘n’ roll of The Fuzzy Lemons, at the upcoming Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day. The event will ...

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Union County, NJ – The Model Railroad Club plans to thrill model train fans of all ages when it holds its annual Invitational Operating Session on Saturday, June 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to view the action on elaborately detailed multi-track layouts. Normal Saturday ...

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