Arts & Entertainment

December 12, 2018

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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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. – The Grand Marshal of the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which takes place along Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues in Union, has been named. Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, will become the parade’s 23rd grand marshal. The 2019 Union County St.

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UNION, NJ - A viewing of the film, "Lies I Told My Little Sister", written and produced by a Union native, will be hosted by the Friends of the Union Public Library and BCB Bank on Thursday, Jan. 24. Writer/Producer Jonathan Weisbrod was born and raised in Union and has produced several film ...

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UNION, NJ – Union fire fighters gave a lift to Santa Claus and a special guest as they rode up to Town Hall Saturday night to help light the Township’s Christmas tree. The rain held out for most of Union’s Saturday afternoon’s Winter Wonderland Weekend festival, which included free ice skating, ...

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UNION, NJ – The forecast looks rainy Saturday afternoon.  As a result, some of Union’s Winter Wonderland festivities will be modified and times changed. Free ice skating will begin at 12:00 as scheduled.  The carolers and ice carver will begin at 2:00 p.m.  The live nativity will be set up for ...

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UNION, NJ - There's much more to do in December than holiday shopping!   Check out these events happening in and around Union in December: #1     “It’s a Wonderful Life:  The Radio Show           December 1 and 2, Unity Bank The Theater Project recreates the LUX Radio Theater circa 1947.

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UNION, NJ – Union is kicking off the holiday season beginning this Friday.  Here’s a list of all of the weekend festivities: Friday, November 30 In Front of Town Hall (5:00 – 8:30 p.m.) Free ice skating (ice skates will be provided) Free horse & buggy rides Holiday games Free ...

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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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UNION, NJ – The Rotary Club of Union held its 9th Annual Automobilia Night, the Rotary’s major fundraising event, Friday evening, as guests marveled at the private collection of automobiles, bicycles, games, and thousands of other items of memorabilia.  The evening was hosted by the Rotary Club and ...

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UNION, NJ – Girl scouts from Union Troop 40024 spent some time recently in the Revolutionary Room of the Caldwell Parsonage. During the evening, scouts learned about and worked on dream catchers, with materials and instruction provided by Joan Permison, an adjunct professor of art at Kean ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union woman was one of four competitors vying for the title of Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2019 on Sunday in Monroe. Caitlin Goerlich said she was a little nervous at the beginning of the competition, but “after talking with the other three ladies and figuring that we were all ...

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UNION, NJ - The Portuguese-American Civic Association will be hosting an open house celebrating the move to their new location at 1034 Jeanette Avenue. The event will take place on Friday, November 9, from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  Ticket prices are $20 for members; $25 for non-members; $15 for ...

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UNION, NJ – The winners of Union’s Halloween window painting contest have been announced.  Business all across Union got in the spirit with students' paintings of pumpkins, ghosts and ghouls, and even a headless horseman. And the winners are: 5th Grade       1st Place         Emily ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Public Library will be hosting the sounds of early Dixieland, military music and other standards as performed by the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, a Union County-based group led by sixteen-year old professional trumpet player Florian Schantz.  Schantz formed the group when he ...

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UNION, NJ – Hundreds of kids, young and old, participated in the township’s annual Halloween Parade down Stuyvesant Avenue, from Axon Avenue to Connecticut Farms School, on Sunday. With weather perfect for a parade, the Kawameeh Middle School Marching Band led Halloween revelers through town to ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union resident will be among those competing on Sunday for the title of Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2019.  Caitlin Goerlich, 25, said she’s hoping the event will help bring to light an issue she’s been passionate about for a long time – adaptive sports.  “I would love to see more ...

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UNION, NJ – Due to the impending rain and cold temperatures, some Halloween Spooktacular Weekend events have changed or been canceled. Friday:  “Hocus Pocus”, the Halloween Movie Under the Stars event, has been moved indoors to the Union Senior Center at 968 Bonnel Court.  The event will also ...

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UNION, NJ – Despite the cold weather on Sunday afternoon, residents enjoyed celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with food vendors, entertainment, and community organizations in front of Town Hall. “Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect on the history of Hispanics and Latinos in this ...

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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, N.J. – Calling all writers! The Union Public Library invites all current and aspiring writers to participate in one or more workshops to inspire, inform and receive hands-on help, in part with National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO).  Schedule of events to be held at the Main ...

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UNION, NJ – A Hispanic Heritage Month celebration took place at the Vauxhall Branch of the Union Public Library when H.O.P.E Inc. 's Patricia Frazier held a Latin dance class. Participants learned about different dances from their country of origin. "Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration ...

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UNION, NJ - The film documentary, "American Carny:  True Tales from the Circus Sideshow" tells the story of the world of circus freaks, fire eaters, human blockheads, magicians, contortionists, professional lunatics, and much, much more. There will be complimentary refreshments at Dava Latin ...

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UNION, NJ - The Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union, will participate in Union County's “Four Centuries in a Weekend:  A Journey through Union County’s History” Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 (12:00 – 5:00 p.m. both days).   The Parsonage is depicted on the seal of the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union resident Amanda Chiappetta’s very first film, “Stand as One” came in first place in the Overall Audience Award category  at the recent “FilmYoungFest” festival in Atlantic Highlands. “At the festival, I thought to myself, ‘there is some really good competition here.  I’m just ...

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UNION, NJ – The Carroll Family will be enthusiastically representing Union when their appearances on the television game show “Family Feud” begins to air next week. Family members Ruksana and Wayne Carroll, Rodney Atkinson, Nickita Canady, and Fantasia Parker received a Mayor’s Award from the ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s 2nd Annual Arts Month Celebration in recognition of National Arts and Humanities Month will be held October 13 in Union Center. As part of the celebration, storefronts in Union Center will be fitted with enlargements of artwork from artists who live or work in the ...

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UNION, NJ – A 34-year old Union resident was crowned the winner of the 6th Annual Union’s Got Talent competition Saturday night at Union High School. Sixteen competitors vied for the top spot, but Jinky Abalos took home the prize singing “Two Less Lonely People”. “This is my first competition ...

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UNION, NJ - A "Safe & Spooktacular Halloween in the Center" is planned for Halloween evening, Wednesday, October 31. Activities for children include crafts, free face painting, and free Halloween activity book and stickers plus goodie bags with treats.  The event will take place from 5:00 to ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union 19-year old has her sights set on becoming the next Miss New Jersey USA. Kaylah Ebanks said she is competing for Miss New Jersey USA to “obtain a louder voice and be a positive role model.”  Ebanks and her family moved from Brooklyn to Union in 2009.  Ebanks attended ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction Howard Toplansky, will present their first band concert of the 2018-2019 season on Monday evening, October 15. The concert will be held at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Avenue,  at 7:30 p.m. The band will perform ...

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