Arts & Entertainment

October 14, 2018

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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UNION, NJ – A Spooktacular Weekend is on tap for Union beginning Friday, October 26. “We are excited to be able to provide a Halloween weekend that will be filled with events for the whole family,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas. “We’ll be bringing back some of our favorite events, like the ‘Trunk ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic’s Victoria Pastore received great news this weekend when she was named “Artist of the Week’’ for a piece of artwork published to Union Catholic’s Artsonia homepage, an on-line art gallery. Pastore, a senior from Union, received 832 votes from website ...

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UNION, NJ – A beautiful Saturday was the backdrop to Union’s Welcome Fall Festival and Classic Car Show up and down Stuyvesant Avenue. In addition to the classic cars displayed along the street, free food samples from local eateries like Garden City Restaurant, Don Alex Restaurant, Van Gogh’s ...

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UNION, NJ - Looking for something to do as the weather starts to cool down? Check out these events happening in and around Union in October: #1          Traditional Andean Music with Pepe Santana               October 1 - Union Public Library Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by letting ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Special Improvement District has announced there will be over $3,000 in gift certificates from various Union Center restaurants, salons and other establishments to be given away at the 2018 Welcome Fall Festival and Classic Car Show on Saturday in Union Center. The festival, ...

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UNION, NJ – Sixteen finalists will be vying for a $1,000 grand prize at the 6th Annual Union’s Got Talent show on October 6. Auditions, held Friday night, saw 38 compete for a spot at the competition at the Union High School auditorium.  The winner will receive a $1,000 grand prize courtesy ...

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UNION, NJ – The 8th Annual Mayor’s Day 5k kicked off Sunday morning with more than 300 runners and walkers in support of a Union youth with childhood cancer. “Every year the Chamber sits down with the mayor and determines a local cause,” said Union Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Caldwell Parsonage, Connecticut Farms Church and the Liberty Hall Museum are all featured as part of Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend:  A Journey through Union County’s History.” The Caldwell Parsonage, at 909 Caldwell Avenue, is an American Revolutionary site that ...

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UNION, NJ – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Union Public Library. Check out these events: Bite Club Latin Flavor, Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. Chat with fellow foodies about Latin food.  Advance registration required, call 908-851-5450 x 3 or email Emily at ...

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UNION, NJ – The players are ready.  The field is primed  And the weather is going to be perfect for the 6th Annual Burnet vs. Kawameeh Alumni Softball Rumble set for this weekend. The friendly rivalry between Kawameeh and Burnet Middle School alumni has heated up over the years.  Kawameeh’s team ...

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UNION, NJ - Interested to learn more about your family’s history? Attend a free workshop led by John Daquino, Head of Adult Services at Union Public Library, and Erin Alghandoor, Archivist at Kean University, who will cover resources that can help with genealogy research. Daquino will be ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union will be hosting a 2018 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Salsa Explosion - on Sunday, October 21. The celebration will feature Orquesta Clave Y Sabor, Group MK DanceStudio; DJ Lenin in the Mix and The Group Otto Show.  Food vendors will include Gusto Y ...

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UNION, NJ – Over 1,000 enthusiastic participants took part in Union’s first Great Inflatable Race on Saturday morning at Union High School. Kicking off at 9:00 a.m., the event, a partnership between the Township and Union High School and sponsored by PSE&G, featured a fun-run through six ...

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UNION, NJ - Save the date for local art and culture in the heart of Union Center. Union's Cultural Arts Board is hosting the "Annual National Arts Month Celebration" on Saturday, October 13 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.    There will be activities and workshops like paint and sip and a candle ...

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UNION, NJ - There's lots of stories being told at the Union libraries: Tiny Tots Storytime:  Spend this special time with baby singing songs and rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play and socialization.   Ages newborn - 18 months Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Main Library ...

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UNION, NJ – The third annual “Music Moves My Soul” event of entertainment, food and community took place on Saturday afternoon at Rabkin Park. “We started this event three years ago,” said event co-organizer, Kevin Woodridge.  “It’s about our community.  ‘Music Moves My Soul’ is about music, ...

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NEW YORK CITY - Before rehearsals begin for the 2018 Christmas Spectacular, the Radio City Rockettes will visit six local tri-state area libraries to engage with fans and families. One of their visits will be to the Millburn Free Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m. The visits are free ...

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UNION, NJ – A new exhibit opened at the Les Malamut Art Gallery at the Union Public Library on Thursday featuring the ceramic art of Union resident Jessica Garber. Garber specializes in carved surface textures and applied patterns, as well as experimentation with different ceramic firing ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. “This is a ...

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UNION, NJ – Although he passed away in a tragic Garden State Parkway accident in 2004 at the age of 24, Douglas Michael Krueger lives on through fundraisers and donations in his honor to the cultural and performing arts. The Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund, Inc. has donated thousands of ...

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UNION, NJ - Looking for something to do now that the summer is winding down?  Check out these events happening in and around Union in September: #1          A Board Walk to Better Health               September 1   -   Golden Rule Lodge, 221 Oswald, Vauxhall This family fun day event will ...

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