Arts & Entertainment

August 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Seven Union artists, historians and non-profit organizations were among the 63 who will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. “The recipients of HEART Grants are a wonderful mix of creative individuals – ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Freeholders are sponsoring Family Fun & Flix with a free showing of "The Lego Batman Movie". The movie is free and open to the pubic.  It will be shown on Wednesday, August 29, at Rutgers Avenue Park in Hillside.  Free popcorn will be available.  ...

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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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UNION, NJ – Looking to take a course on basic PC skills?  Or maybe learn about Google Analytics or QuickBooks?  What about gaining a better understanding of WordPress or Microsoft PowerPoint? Beginning August 1, Union Public Library cardholders will have free access to Lynda.com, offering an ...

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UNION, NJ – Shakespeare in the Park returns to Union on its new date, August 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Rabkin Park. The hour-long show will feature a collection of scenes and music of Shakespeare and those he has inspired.  "Shakespeare has not only inspired countless writers, but his contributions ...

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UNION, NJ – Have a classic car you want to show off?  Or do you just like walking around looking at them? Either way, mark your calendar for Union Center SID’s Welcome Fall Festival and Classic Car Show. Classic cars of all makes and models are welcome at this free event, set for Saturday, ...

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UNION, NJ – Amanda Chiappetta’s very first film, “Stand as One” has been selected for the “FilmYoungFest” festival in Atlantic Highlands in October. Chiappetta, who graduated from Union High School in June, said she made the film as part of her application for the film program at Montclair State ...

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UNION, NJ - Looking for something to do this summer? Check out all of the free museum passes available to Union Public Library cardholders.  Hogwarts students will love the NY Historical Society's Summer of Magic exhibition.  The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is celebrating the 75th ...

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UNION, NJ – This week’s Union Farmers Market features the Latin flare of Richie Olivera. Olivera was 12-years-old when he began to play quenas and zamponas at a music program in Lima. The love for music he developed then led him to perform with experienced musicians in the community and ...

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UNION, NJ – The Great Inflatable Race and Food Truck Festival, rained out when originally scheduled for May 12, is set to return on Saturday, September 15, at Union High School and Rabkin Park. The event, a partnership between the Township and Union High School and sponsored by PSE&G, will ...

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UNION, NJ – The artwork of a Union native, ‘The World through Entryways’, is currently on display at the Les Malamut Art Gallery in the Union Public Library. Ada Bednarz, a Union High School graduate, is a self-taught travel photojournalist.  She focuses primarily on photographing places and ...

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UNION, NJ  – Union is again gearing up for its annual National Night Out Against Crime event at police headquarters on Tuesday, August 7. "This is a great annual event that brings the community together to meet and interact with the men and women who protect and serve them," said Mayor Suzette ...

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UNION, NJ - For an evening of smooth jazz, swing and big band music, join the David Aaron Trio as they bring their sounds and high-energy performance to the Union Public Library on Monday, July 16. The event, featuring Union's own Trio, begins at 7:00 p.m.  For more information, contact the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse has selected six Union students among the 115 performers to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2018. The Union students are Elyana Barroqueiro, Alyssa Carbonell, Marcus McPherson, Ashley Phillips, Grace Rivera ...

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UNION, NJ – Union resident Barbara Kukla is celebrating the release of her new book, Newark Women:  From Suffragettes to the Statehouse. The Vauxhall Branch of the Union Public Library will be hosting a book talk/signing with Kukla on Monday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. Kukla spent the majority of ...

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UNION, NJ - Rec on Wheels! is back in Union. The Union Recreation Department is bringing back the popular Rec on Wheels! program on Monday, July 16. Monday, July 16: Rabkin Park (Swanstrom Pl E.) Tuesday, July 17: Joe Collins Park (Liberty Ave) Wednesday, July 18: Sgt. Herbert Davis Park ...

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UNION, NJ - Garden State Radio will perform on Thursday at Union's Summer Concert Series at Rabkin Park. Garden State Radio creates the ultimate audio/visual experience. "Their signature performances will have everyone at Rabkin Park not only hearing the music, but seeing and feeling it as ...

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UNION, NJ – Shakespeare in the Park returns to Union on Wednesday, July 25, at Rabkin Park with "Something Shakespeare This Way Comes."  The 90-minute comedy show, performed by the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, will feature a collage of scenes from Shakespeare's classic ...

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UNION, NJ – Two Washington Elementary School students battled it out for first place at Union’s annual 4th of July All-American Soap Box Derby on Wednesday morning on Stuyvesant Avenue. In a close final heat of the derby, Adan, 8, beat out Fin, 9, both first time derby racers. “We are proud ...

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UNION, NJ – Union seniors got a chance on Monday to celebrate the summer with a free BBQ and entertainment at the Union Senior Center.  “This is a great way to bring all of the people in our clubs together,” said Supervisor of Senior Citizen Activities Phyllis Monguso.  “We welcome all Union ...

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UNION, NJ – Show off your baking skills and celebrate Jersey peaches! The Township of Union will be hosting a “Jersey Peach Party”, a day dedicated to all things peaches to celebrate Jersey's peach season. A peach contest will be held at the Union Farmers' Market on Thursday, July 12 at 4:00 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The County's Family Fun & Flix series continues this summer with the following family movies.  Movies begin at dar, but U Get Fit Kids activities begin at 7:30 p.m. Movies are free.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Tuesday, July 17           “Despicable Me 3”– ...

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UNION, NJ – A look back at the origin of the infamous Route 22 in Union took place last week by the Union Historical Society, hosted by the Union Public Library. About 65 people attended the event presented by Union Historical Society members Tom Beisler and Tom Haggerty.   According to ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Farmers Market, usually held every Thursday through October, has been canceled for today due to forecasted thunderstorms. The Farmers Market will resume next Thursday, July 5 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. with vendors like, ORT Farms, Soulbowls, Tropical Taste, Empanada Guy and ...

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UNION, NJ – Prom night for Union High School seniors means red carpet glamour.   And glamour was on full display at the annual red carpet walk Thursday evening, as Union High students walked the red carpet, alone or with their date(s), to a cheering crowd.  Sponsored by the Union Township ...

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UNION, NJ - Capping off another successful season, the Union High School Performing Arts Company took home five Paper Mill Rising Star Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production, for their spring production of “Peter Pan”. UHSPAC wins included: Outstanding Lighting ...

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UNION, NJ – The Portuguese American Civic Association of Union held their flag raising ceremony on Wednesday night in front of Town Hall in celebration of the upcoming Portugal Day. P.A.C.A. President George Esteves said Portugal Day is celebrated on June 10 in honor of national literary icon ...

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UNION, NJ - In partnership with NAACP Tri-City, the Vauxhall Public Library will be showing "Black Panther" on Monday, June 4. The movie begins at 6:00 p.m.  The Vauxhall Public Library is located at 123 Hilton Avenue.  Viewers should bring dinner; popcorn will be provided.  

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UNION, NJ – The Union High School Performing Arts Company will be performing their student-directed advanced theatre show, Avenue Q, on June 16 and 17. The Tony Award-winning, coming-of-age musical written by Jeff Whitty and conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, is told through puppetry, ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Farmer’s Market begins on Thursday, June 21, and this year, “The Sounds” will entertain. Bringing talent and local artists to the Farmers Market stage, the musical component of the market began last year with the Special Improvement District (SID) sponsoring the music ...

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