Arts & Entertainment

January 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The stage at the Wilkins Theater at Kean University was ablaze last week with the energy and Day-Glo tee-shirts of musicians with disabilities from Community Access Unlimited and university music majors at the group's fourth annual collaborative concert. CAU is a Union ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - What is your definition of the Arts? When you ask some people, the first thing that comes to mind is paintings, crafts, and other hands-on types of works. Others will say it's beautiful music. But what about Film Making? Yes, that is art too! Roselle’s newest Councilman John ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the recipients of the new UC Night at the Theater grant. As part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s “Moving Union County Forward” initiatives, the new program aims to help cover the costs of high school theater ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Here is wishing everyone a very "Happy New Year" from everyone at TAPinto Elizabeth. We look forward to a very busy year of bringing you the very best stories. 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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UNION, NJ - The Friends of the Union Public Library and BCB Bank are sponsoring a series of three lectures that will discuss the history of movie musicals.   The first of the three lectures will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., and will focus on movie musicals that were ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Holy moly, welcome to the '60s! The CAU Community Players, an integrated theater troupe that brings together performers with and without developmental disabilities, is holding open auditions for an upcoming production of “Hairspray, Jr.” Auditions will be held January 22, 24 and ...

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American Repertory Ballet The Nutcracker Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7pm Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1pm or 6pm Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1pm Celebrate the 55th year of American Repertory Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker!  Wonderment abounds as Clara embarks on a magical ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Its a very busy week coming up with many Tree Lighting events happening across the city. Here is what's happening this week.  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018 FIFTH WARD TREE LIGHTING (6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Intersection of Mary Street & Jackson Avenue, Elizabeth) - Mayor Bollwage will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) once again opened up the holiday season in Elizabeth with their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Square Plaza on Elizabeth Avenue earlier this week.  Everyone was treated to a festival atmosphere with free hot chocolate, cookies, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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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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