Arts & Entertainment

May 1, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Several Elizabeth students won awards at the annual Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest. “Arbor Day is a national celebration of environmental stewardship, and trees are a valuable resource in our densely developed area,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, Union County residents of all ages are invited to participate in Paint in the Park, on Tuesday, April 27, at Mattano Park, located at 360-484 Fifth Avenue in Elizabeth. This event is completely free and is sponsored by The Union ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Last Call, a film starring Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold in HBO's hit show, Entourage) about a real estate developer who returns to his roots after inheriting his family’s Irish bar in South Philadelphia and tries to turn it into a casino, opens Friday, March 19, 2021. Piven plays ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On Friday afternoon, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage along with Union County Freeholder Sergio Granados, Councilman of the 6th Ward Frank O. Mazza, as well as other guests and visitors, cut the ribbon on two new street art murals in Elizabeth. The back-to-back ceremonies were presented ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ —  This Halloween the mayor’s office and the Department of Recreation are having free candy giveaways at 5 different locations around the City. The Halloween Candy Giveaways will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Miller Evans Logan Center, the Erxleben Recreation Center, the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Public Library has expanded their virtual programming to include more interactive events for both kids and adults. For adults, that comes in the form of an online sewing class that will be held virtually every Monday until the end of the year. The sewing class will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The annual fall concert series has added an extra concert to this year's virtual concert series. Vocalist Carrie Jackson will be performing November 4 at 7 p.m. Jackson will perform classic jazz, blues and contemporary music styles with a quartet. The annual concert series is ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A new mural is coming to Elizabeth due to a collaboration with the City and The Elizabeth Renaissance Foundation.  The plan is for the mural to be completed by December. The site of the mural will be on the arch below the train overpass at the intersection of Morris Avenue and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will distribute about $1.1 million in open space grants to municipalities for planting trees and funding resources for children’s recreation, including fields, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts. Grants will total $1,036,786.04 for the Kids Recreation Trust ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board and members of UNICO District X and Plainfields' UNICO marked the holiday with the 12th annual Columbus Day Flag raising in Elizabeth at the County seat on Friday. Left to right: Sheriff Peter Corvelli, Surrogate James LaCorte, Freeholder ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy students received an honorable mention from the Young Playwrights Competition, sponsored by The Theater Project. Diana Benenaula, Class of 2021, and Lucille O'Donnell, Class of 2023, are two of twelve students that will be honored at the 18th ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - This Thursday, Elizabeth residents can tune in to a virtual bedtime story read by New Jersey State Senator M. Teresa Ruiz. The virtual event is being hosted by the Port Authority of NY & NJ Community Outreach offices in Elizabeth and Newark to celebrate Hispanic Heritage ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that Union County's 12th Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event is set for Friday, October 9, at 1 p.m., on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse. A.J. “Buddy” Fortunato, publisher of the Italian Tribune, will be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth residents will have the opportunity to take part in the Authors At Home Virtual Program Series through the Elizabeth Public Library. The series is being hosted by the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMAC) of which the Elizabeth Public Library is a member.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Waterfront Movie Night will be showing a double feature Saturday, October 10 of “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World.” The outdoor movie night is being sponsored by The City of Elizabeth, First Ward Councilman Carlos Torres and Amerigroup, and will take place at the Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Public Library will be hosting a virtual fall concert series featuring music from all over the world. In the past the concerts have been held at the library; however, this year residents can watch on Zoom or Facebook Live and there will also be a telephone number ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A virtual dance party is being held on September 2 for Elizabeth students to kick off the new school year. The virtual party is being hosted on Zoom by Elizabethport Community Center‎, Bayway Family Success Center, Amerigroup and Prevention Links. The party is going to be held ...

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A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - “The City Behind Us: The Story of the Elmora Troopers” was named Best New Jersey Film at the Monmouth Film Festival virtual awards ceremony on August 16. Comedian and native New Jerseyan Mike Marino hosted the awards ceremony, which was broadcasted on the Monmouth Festival’s ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The City of Elizabeth has announced two free lunch and book events that will be held next week. The lunch and books will be distributed at multiple locations around the city from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. next Monday and Thursday. The distribution locations will be different on each day ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Two young salsa dancers from Elizabeth have made it to the live quarter-final round of America’s Got Talent. Twelve-year-old Simon Ruiz and ten-year-old Maria Lopez have been dancing together for three years. They met at the Quimbara Dance Studio in Elizabeth and instantly became ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — First Ward Councilman Carlos Torres and the City of Elizabeth have announced an outdoor movie night on the Waterfront on August 28. “One of my main focuses is to bring more attractions to our waterfront,” said Torres, who has also been a part of bringing a playground and soccer ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Public Library is organizing children's programs Monday to Friday, until August 9. Every Monday is Craft Time.  This week Ms. Kit showed the children how to make a magic wand with construction paper, glue and a string. On Tuesday afternoons the library hosts a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Public Library has replaced the usual summer activities with virtual programming for children, teens and adults. Children’s programming includes weekly story time in English and Spanish on Zoom and on the library’s Facebook page. The library also partnered with the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The sounds of different genres of music are as loud as ever this summer, even as most listen to music at home instead of a concert hall. Everyone with an internet connection is invited to listen in together for a week-long virtual concert benefiting Community Access Unlimited from ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Amusement park rides, water parks and playgrounds will re-open in time for July 4th weekend, with 50% capacity and other COVID-19 protocols. “It's just a coincidence that it's a scorcher outside today, but today we are announcing that outdoor amusement parks and water parks will be ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Coronavirus restrictions in place since mid-March in New Jersey continue to be peeled back amid Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan, and the state's efforts to combat the disease are proving so successful that New Jersey is one of four states in line to contain it, Governor ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Fred Erxleben Recreation Center will be opening up its swimming pool this summer for Elizabeth residents. The pool is expected to be open from July 4th to Labor Day this year. The swimming pool is going to be one of the only regular summer activities that will still be ...

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PASADENA, CA – A young dance duo, one from Elizabeth, the other Linden, received a standing ovation after their Salsa performance on America’s Got Talent, which aired on June 3, moving them along toward the $1 million grand prize. Simon, 12, and Maria, 10, have been dancing together for two ...

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