Arts & Entertainment

March 18, 2019

UNION, NJ –  Folk revival music is a “living history” dating back over 300 years, and a presentation, “New Jersey Folk Revival Music:  History and Tradition”, will be hosted by the Union Township Historical Society, on Sunday, April 7. Featuring Michael Gabriele, the program is based on is new ...

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UNION, NJ - If you remember Singin’ in the Rain, Funny Face or Gigi, you'll be sure to enjoy a special presentation on the Golden Age of Musicals, by Rutgers Professors Sam and Cindy Caponegro. The event, sponsored by The Friends of the Union Public Library and BCB Bank, is part of a series of ...

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UNION, NJ - As the sun played hide and seek with the clouds on Saturday, the The 2019 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade marched down Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues — in step with Irish tradition and community spirit. Thousands of visitors converged to enjoy the bands, bagpipers, fire trucks, ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction of Howard Toplansky, will present a free concert on Monday evening, April 8. The concert will be held at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Avenue, at 7:30 PM. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Some ...

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UNION, NJ – A screening of the PBS documentary American Creed will be hosted by the Union Public Library in partnership with faculty and students from Kean University on Saturday, April 13. The screening, which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Union Public Library, will be followed by a Community ...

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UNION, NJ - The weather is looking great for Saturday’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the streets of Union.  It’s predicted to rain on Friday, but Saturday looks dry with a high of 50 degrees. Here’s a list of times and events for the parade: 9:00 a.m. - The annual Thornstick Mass ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Actor/filmmaker Garry Pastore will celebrate the 5th anniversary of his award-winning independent film Destressed with a screening and panel discussion of the documentary on Thursday, March 28, at the historic Dunellen Theatre (458 North Ave, Dunellen, NJ). Pastore ...

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UNION, NJ - Spring begins March 20th and the Township of Union has planned their 2nd Annual Spring Eggstravaganza celebration. The event, which will take place on April 13 and April 20, will consist of a scavenger hunt in Union Center, photos with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Paint and ...

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UNION, NJ – A writer.  A poet.  A painter.  A photographer.  These creative descriptors help illustrate a Union man’s passion and talents as he celebrated the publication of his fifth book, “Two Weeks One Summer”. Giftus R. John, 64, came to the United States from Dominica in 1986. “Two Weeks ...

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UNION, NJ—Twenty-two years after the first Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Morris Avenue the tradition continues on Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. sharp with thousands of marchers and spectators gathering to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. This year’s Grand Marshal, ...

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UNION, NJ – History comes alive when Robert A. Mayers presents “Revolutionary New Jersey:  Forgotten Towns and Crossroads of the American Revolution” at Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 24. At the event, hosted by the Union Township Historical Society, Mayers will discuss his ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A winning ticket for $50,000 in Saturday's New Jersey Lottery Powerball Game was sold in Elizabeth. There were four New Jersey Lottery tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Feb. 23rd drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier ...

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UNION, NJ – Tyler Kubicz, a 23-year old film producer from Union, will see his film Reberth showcased at the upcoming 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park. “We were absolutely thrilled to be accepted into the Garden State Film Festival,” said Kubicz.  “Nothing could possibly be ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction of Howard Toplansky, will present a free concert on Monday evening, March 11. The concert will be held at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Avenue beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. Some of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield native Lamar Mackson has had a long history in the film and entertainment industry, but recently his short film “White Pickett Fence” has landed him in the international spotlight with its selection to the Toronto Black Film Festival. The film has already won ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Township Historical Society, in commemoration of Black History Month, hosted an event on Sunday featuring an exhibit of the ‘Veterans of Vauxhall’ and a display about track and field star Eulace Peacock. “The Union Township Historical Society is pleased to display these ...

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UNION, NJ – Artists and artists-at-heart gathered in celebration of Valentine’s Day for a Paint & Sip party held at El Chingon Tex-Mex Restaurant on Sunday. “We want to spread the love amongst our community and bring people together to have fun and get their creativity flowing," said Fatimah ...

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MADISON, NJ- Union resident and keyboardist David Braham, who has played with jazz giants such as saxophonists Lou Donaldson and Houston Person, will be leading the house band in an “old fashioned jam session/open mic” at the New Jersey Jazz Society’s monthly social at Shanghai Jazz in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - In anticipation of the 23rd Annual Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade, which kicks off on Morris Avenue on Saturday, March 16, at 1:00 p.m., the parade committee will host its annual "Finnegan's Wake" party and "Guinness Fun Run/Walk" on Saturday, February 16. The event ...

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UNION, NJ – Yes, it’s cold outside.  But there’s lots to look forward to in and around Union in February. Feb. 2 A lecture, “The Unfortunate History of Slavery in New Jersey”, at the Union Public Library, 2:00 p.m. Feb. 4 The Union Municipal Band, Hannah Caldwell School ...

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UNION, NJ – Union residents were treated to a screening of a hometown man’s film, “Lies I Told My Little Sister”. Union native Jonathan Weisbrod wrote and directed the 2014 film.  The screening took place last week at the Union Public Library, hosted by the Friends of the Union Public ...

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UNION, NJ -  A Paint and Sip celebrating Valentine’s Day will be held in one of Union Center’s newest businesses, El Chingon Tex-Mex Restaurant on Sunday, February 10. “We want to spread the love amongst our community and bring people together to have fun and get their creativity flowing," said ...

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UNION, NJ – The line-up for the Black History Month Film Festival at the Vauxhall Public Library includes a variety of moving and uplifting stories. Janet Collins loved to dance, especially ballet. When the world-renowned Ballet Russe came to town holding auditions in 1934, Janet could hardly ...

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UNION, NJ - In celebration of Black History Month, the music of Nina Simone will be performed at Jefferson School on February 24. 'Simply Simone' is an electric musical revue based on the turbulent life and rich artistic legacy of American musical icon, Nina Simone. Simone has been described as ...

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UNION, NJ – Last Sunday’s visitors to the Caldwell Parsonage Historical Museum’s Open House were treated to viewing historical holiday decorations and tours of the building and barn. The two main floors of the Caldwell Parsonage are standing exhibits with another room on the second floor is set ...

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UNION, NJ -  For the 50th year, Connecticut Farms Boy Scouts participated in the Pinewood Derby competition on Saturday, a racing event for unpowered, unmanned miniature cars. Fifty cars were entered and raced in the competition from six dens:  Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light – Boys ...

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Parade Committee Members Marc Dowling and Katie Simon Honored The Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will host its annual Celebrity Bartenders fundraiser on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street, Kenilworth, ...

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With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations. WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 28 key ...

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UNION, NJ – The Les Malamut Art Gallery will host an exhibit of photographs by Union photographer Ada Bednarz, titled “Light Movement”. The show will open on Saturday, January 5 and continue through February.  The images in the exhibit were captured in various locations including London and ...

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UNION, NJ – It’s been quite a year in Union.    Here’s a countdown of the top ten stories on TAPinto Union in 2018*. #10    Another Car Smashes into CVS on Morris Avenue What would a year be without a car (or two or three) crashing into the side of the CVS on Morris Avenue.  A story about ...

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