Arts & Entertainment

May 17, 2021

UNION, NJ – Scouts from Union, Springfield, Kenilworth, Elizabeth, Woodbridge and Cranford participated in the Boy Scouts of America’s 2021 Munsee District Klondike Challenge on Saturday, April 17 at the ‘Loop Area’ of Watchung Reservation in Mountainside.  A tandem event, the Webelos Klondike for ...

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UNION, NJ - A Memorial Day celebration will take place in front of Union's Town Hall on Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m.   The event will honor veterans and commemorate the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the military. The ceremony will include remarks from officials, a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Tito Puente Jr. and his 10-piece Latin band will be bringing their unique blend of salsa music and Latin rhythms to Kean University in Union at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 22. This event will also feature an opening act, a local 6 piece Latin and salsa band, the Mike Ramirez ...

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UNION, NJ - Check out the Library's newest social media account on their  YouTube channel. You can find Children's Storytimes and take-home activity tutorials. For adults, there are taped recordings of many popular adult programs including career and small business tips, a Night with Frank ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - On Friday, May 28 a screening of The Black Panther will be held at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. The event is free and open to Union County residents only. Pre-registration is required in order to reserve a spot. To ...

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UNION, NJ - Art for Education, a fundraiser sponsored by the Township of Union Education Foundation, will be held Thursday, May 20 from 5:30 8:00 p.m. The painting event will be held on the blacktop of Livingston School, 960 Midland Blvd.  Participants will be socially distanced and masked. For ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union High School Performing Arts Company (UHSPAC) will be performing the Tony award-winning musical Once on This Island, in-person and live-streamed. Originally scheduled for March 2020, the performances were canceled due to the pandemic.  This year’s shows will be performed ...

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UNION, NJ - Saturday's forecast calls for rain, but Union's Food Truck Fest & Inflatable Village at Rabkin Park will go on....with some modifications. Inflatables, live music, and the kids zone has been canceled. However, multiple carnival games have been added. The Food Truck portion of ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's first ever Bike Rodeo is set for Saturday, May 22. The Bike Rodeo is free and open to youth of all ages and their families for bicyclists, walkers, and skaters. The traffic-free route will run from 8 to 11 a.m. behind Town Hall, 1976 Morris Avenue.  There will also be ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's Food Truck Fest and Inflatable Village event is set for Saturday, May 8. The event, which will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. in Rabkin Park, 1 Swanstrom Place East will feature food trucks, live music, inflatables, kid friendly shows and a beer garden.  The entrance fee is $5 per ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s newest author is proud to announce the upcoming publication of her debut young adult novel, The Silent Summer. Caitlin Goerlich’s novel is available for pre-order May 28. “I have always wanted to be an author since I was little,” said Goerlich, 28.  “I always used to write in ...

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UNION, NJ -  Union Public Library patrons now have two options for library services.  Curbside service will continue for cardholders. Limited indoor service will be available by appointment by calling 908-851-5450 x3. Union Public Library cardholders may place holds online through the catalog or ...

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UNION, NJ –Showcasing Union’s multi-talented residents, “Union’s Got Talent” took place over a seven-week period with a virtual show competition. Winners of the talent show were recognized Friday night by Mayor Michele Delisfort at a check presentation event.  Award recipients were: 1st place ...

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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 free and sponsored by The Union County Board of ...

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UNION, NJ - Here's a couple of things going on in town this weekend: Hannah Caldwell School's Spring Craft Marketplace - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hannah Caldwell School, 1120 Commerce Avenue. The event, hosted by Hannah Caldwell's PTA, will feature vendors, food, music by DJ ...

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UNION, NJ - Did you know that if you live, work, or go to school in Union, you can get a Union Library Card? Library patrons have access to all resources including movies, ebooks, e-magazines, TV shows, CDs, music downloads, and databases that can help you find a job, learn a language, trace ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new playground facilities at Nomahegan Park in Cranford this past Sunday, April 18. “County residents have been anxiously awaiting the opening of these new playground facilities,” said County Commissioner ...

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UNION, NJ - Over 20 vendors, food tables and trucks are set to participate in Hannah Caldwell School's Spring Craft Marketplace on Saturday, April 24. The event, hosted by Hannah Caldwell's PTA, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Hannah Caldwell School is located at 1120 Commerce ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A ribbon cutting event for the playground facilities at Nomahegan Park in Carnford is scheduled for Sunday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. Nomahegan Park is located at 995 Springfield Avenue. The playground renovations replaced existing equipment and now there are two separate areas, ...

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UNION, NJ – Here’s a few things going on around town this weekend: Saturday, April 17 Union's Annual Waterway Cleanup The cleanup will take place at two local parks: - Joe Collins Park, on Liberty Ave. - Sayre Park, on Sayre Rd.  Volunteers are asked to head to the park of their ...

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UNION, NJ – Dancers from Union’s Harmony Dance Ensemble took home “High Platinum” scores and a regional win at last weekend’s StepUp2Dance Competition in Millstone. “After all competitions were canceled last year due to COVID-19, the team came back in full force,” said DeeDee Mayland Woodard ...

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UNION, NJ - Twenty-two crafters and artists from around Union have signed on to display and sell their handmade items at Saturday's Craft Crawl.   The Craft Crawl is set for Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Event founders Jennifer España and Wanda España have created a map, ...

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Event at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply UNION COUNTY, NJ -  A free Drive-Up screening of “The Croods – A New Age” will be held at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Friday, April 23. Parking begins at ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!" Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life.  Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union and the ADA Committee will host a "Jazz at Rabkin Park" fundraiser on Saturday, April 24 from 2 to 7 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to listen to jazz artists featuring: - Danielle Illario - The Michael Winnicki Trio ...

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Splintered Sunlight to perform at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply UNION COUNTY, NJ - Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band, will headline a free, live drive-in concert Saturday, April 17 at 6 p.m. The concert will take place at the Union County ...

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UNION, NJ - Two Union sisters want to help showcase the creative talents of township residents and provide a means for those looking for unique, distinctive and imaginative crafts and art.  Jennifer España and Wanda España came up with the idea for a “Craft Crawl” as a way to showcase the art ...

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UNION, NJ — The Union Columbiettes is hosting a tricky tray on Saturday, April 17. Admission is free.  Doors open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Face coverings must be worn at all times.  Calling will begin at 7 p.m. via Facebook live. All winners will be notified by phone for prize pickup.  All ...

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UNION, NJ – Union is celebrating the Easter season with several fun family events in the Center and around town.   Here's a listing of events and activities: Roaming characters, balloonist, giveaways, photo op: BCB Bank, 2000 Morris Avenue, at the corner of Morris and Stuyvesant. 12 – ...

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UNION, NJ - Over 20 vendors, food tables and trucks are set to participate in Hannah Caldwell School's Spring Craft Marketplace on Saturday, April 24. The event, hosted by Hannah Caldwell's PTA, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Hannah Caldwell School is located at 1120 Commerce ...

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