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Shakespeare in the Park Returns to Union County on Sunday, July 22

July 20, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park returns this weekend on Sunday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield.

The Shrew Mechanicals Troupe from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present an hour-long performance of “Shakespeare Gumbo,” a stirring collection of moments and music from Shakespeare’s great canon of plays, as well as selections from some of the ...

Downtown Westfield’s Jazz Night Moved to Wednesday This Week

WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to expected storms, the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival night this week has been moved from Tuesday, July 17, to Wednesday, July 18, the Downtown Westfield Corporation has announced.

The 22nd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival features free live music every Tuesday night in July and August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Rain dates Wednesdays).

Four ...

Scotch Plains Parks & Rec to Host Paint in the Park on July 31

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Park & Recreation will host Paint in the Park on Tuesday, July 31.

Participants will be treated to an evening of artistic expression with the evening's theme of "A Lifetime of Discovery."

 

Registration is required via Community Pass. Contact the Scotch Plains Parks & Recreation Department at (908) 322-6700 ...

Scotch Plains Recreation Presents July Events

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Recreation Department is celebrating National Park & Recreation Month with a variety of programs and events throughout the month of July for the whole family to enjoy.

July 14: Sunrise Yoga, 8:00 am at Brookside Park (1255 Hetfield Ave.)
July 17: Trailside at Brookside, 6:00 pm at Brookside Park (1255 Hetfield Ave.)
July 19: Summer ...

Union County’s Free Summer Arts Festival Continues July 18 at Echo Lake Park Featuring 5 Against 1

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, July 18, with the band 5 Against 1 taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. 5 Against 1 pays tribute to the band Pearl Jam. They have been performing for over two decades, dedicated to the raw rock and roll sounds of the grunge era.

The free series is presented by the Union County ...

Friends of the Fanwood Library Named Library Champion of the Year

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library has been named Library Champion of the Year by the New Jersey Library Association. The award is given annually in recognition of an exceptional contribution to a state library, group of libraries, or library community.

The Fanwood Friends were recognized for their remarkable efforts in helping to pass the Library Construction Bond ...

Westfield Kicks Off Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival

WESTFIELD, NJ – Music lovers enjoyed the summer season’s first evening of Downtown Westfield's Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Tuesday night. Quimby Street was closed to traffic for the kickoff celebration with street and sidewalk dining, seating for the New Jersey Festival Orchestra's big band performance and games and chalk for the kids.

Patricia ...

Scotch Plains to Host Live Band Karaoke Night on Weds, Aug. 1

SCOTCH PLAINS. NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will hosti Live Band Karaoke Night on Wednesday, August 1, from 6:30  to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Scotch Plains on the Alan Augustine Village Green (430 Park Ave).

Live Band Karaoke Night will feature the band The Golden Boyz of New Brunswick, and participants will get to be the “lead singer” and perform songs from ...

Unforgettable Day at Fanwood's 2nd Annual FanJam

FANWOOD, NJ -- Thousands of Fanwood residents and visitors flocked to LaGrande Park for an afternoon of music, food, beverages, and activities for kids at the second annual Fanwood Summer FanJam.

Unforgettable Fire, which features hometown hero Craig Kiell who lives walking distance from LaGrande Park, headlined the show. Other performers included The Allan Grant Band, Zero ...

Downtown Westfield Celebrates Christmas in July

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Families enjoyed photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a “snow” machine, ugly Christmas t-shirt decorating, sandboxes, games and more on Quimby Street in Downtown Westfield Sunday during “Christmas in July.”

Performers from the Valencia School of Music invited the audience to sing along to wintry songs including “Ruldolph the Red-Nosed ...

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Sciencetellers to Visit the Scotch Plains Public Library

July 14, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Children ages 3 and up are invited to stop by the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday, July 19, at 3:00 p.m. for an interactive show science show featuring the Sciencetellers.

The show will feature an adventure story about the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town and about to strike again! Throughout this absolutely wild adventure ...