Arts & Entertainment

December 30, 2019

UNION, NJ - Union neighbors and friends are welcomed to attend the newly formed Play Readers' Circle to read, discuss, and enjoy play scripts. Hosted by the Union Public Library and The Theater Project, the Play Readers' Circle encourages participants to relax as play scripts are read aloud and ...

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UNION, NJ – Holiday festivities continue in Union Center on Saturday, Dec. 21, with: Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Line begins in front of Dunkin Donuts on Morris Avenue by Town Hall.  Free admission. Photos with Santa 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. At Here’s the Story ...

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  UNION, NJ - The Union Center Special Improvement District will be hosting 'Holidays in the Center' Saturday, December 14. There will be Pictures with Santa at Here’s the Story Bookstore, 1043 Stuyvesant Ave. from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. All photos will be $5 and will be 4x6 in size. No ...

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UNION, NJ - Live music and line dancing will be featured at "Round Up Your Boots & Grab Your Partner" with the E. Boro Bandits Band to benefit Union's Veterans Alliance Memorial Day Parade. “It’s gratifying to see our community join us for a night of country music while in support of a good ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Union’s Samantha Wolf will play the star role of “Arch Angel” in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s (NJDTE) holiday classic THE NUTCRACKER. Wolf, 14, will also be featured in the roles of Snowflakes, Mouse and Waltz of Flowers. She currently ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union woman is living her lifelong dream as she builds her career as a singer and songwriter. Marissa Rago, 31, is working hard on her career and getting noticed.  Rago attended Livingston Elementary, Jefferson, Kawameeh Middle School and Union High School, where she performed in ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction of Howard Toplansky will present a free concert on Monday evening, February 3. The concert will be held at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to ...

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UNION, NJ – Residents and neighbors came together to celebrate the season and enjoy the festivities at Union’s Winter Wonderland Friday and Saturday. Saturday began with a free showing of the movie “Frozen 2” at the Union Theater.  Over 300 people enjoyed the show, free popcorn and a drink.  ...

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UNION, NJ – Antonio Watson looks like your typical ten-year old boy.  But four times a week, he's on Broadway playing the role of Craig, Tina Turner’s young son in "Tina:  The Tina Turner Musical". Watson, who attends Jefferson School, said he has a contract to perform the role through April.  ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's 4th Annual Operation Gift Drop is set for Sunday, Dec. 22 and Union residents can enter to have Santa deliver a gift directly to their child. Residents need to register between Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.  Space is limited to the first 100 families.  Online registration will be ...

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UNION, NJ - A Holiday Celebration on Springfield Avenue is planned for Sunday, December 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The program will begin at 4:30, followed by a performance by the Vauxhall Community Choir. There will be free hot chocolate and cookies, strolling Frozen characters, a balloonist, ...

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UNION, NJ - Keep the family time going with a family movie on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Vauxhall Public Library. The library will supply the popcorn and a beverage. Call library for movie title. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call the library at 908-851-5450, ext. 4 for the ...

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UNION, NJ – Benefiting families in need during the holiday season, the Salem Roadhouse Café will once again host its Annual Music Festival Toy Drive. “I applaud our community and the dedicated volunteers, along with our Union Police Department, for their efforts,” stated Mayor Michele Delisfort.

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UNION, NJ - Free to the first 180 Union residents:  popcorn, drink and a ticket to "Frozen 2". Sponsored by Union's Special Improvement District (SID), the free showing will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Union Theaters, 990 Stuyvesant Avenue. "We want to get the community out ...

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UNION, NJ – A new exhibit, “Obsolescence”, opened at the Les Malamut Art Gallery on Saturday, featuring the work of artist Steffany Ojeda. “A lot of this work is based around my interests in understanding how we interact with each other in social environments and the natural world,” said ...

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UNION, NJ - Even though it's a week before Thanksgiving, the internet is jumping with the “Ten Best Lists of 2019”.  Among the crop – Oprah Winfrey’s Best LGBTQ Books of 2019.  The list includes memoir, fiction and poetry ranging from very dark to highly comical.  Many of these books are ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction of Howard Toplansky will present two Municipal Band Concerts featuring the music of the holiday season at Ehrhart Gardens, 100 Francis Court, on December 9 and at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Avenue on December 16. Both ...

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UNION, NJ - Township children are invited to participate in Union's 2nd Annual Holiday Ornament Decorating Contest for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Here's the Story Bookstore. Decorated ornaments are due Monday, Dec. 2 at either library location.  Ornaments will be on display Dec. 7 ...

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UNION, NJ - Local artist Giftus John will be hosting a free exhibit entitled, "From Waitukubuli With Love" on Saturday, Nov. 30. John, an oil painter, photographer and author, will be at the Donald Payne Sr. Meeting Hall (333 Russell Street, Vauxhall) from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  The event is in ...

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UNION, NJ - Do you like to write or listen to poetry? Are you looking for a supportive audience to offer feedback for your work? Poetry offers emotional experiences through creative sound and rhythm, metaphor and imagination. Now’s your chance to partake! Union Public Library is hosting an Open ...

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UNION, NJ – Union will hold its 3rd Annual Winter Weekend beginning Friday, December 6, featuring ice skating in front of Town Hall on an artificial ice rink. “We’re excited to transform Town Hall into a winter wonderland again and bring back one of Union’s most cherished events,” said Mayor ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union High School Performing Arts Company will be presenting Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.  Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and ...

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UNION, NJ - Calling all movie buffs!  The series on the History of the Movie Musical will be presented at the Union Public Library beginning in January, presented by BCB Bank and Friends of the Union Public Library. The first event, "MGM Star Musicals", will be held on Saturday, January 11, ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union woman was awarded the Ms. Wheelchair NJ Ambassador title at last weekend’s Ms. Wheelchair NJ 2020 competition in Monroe. Caitlin Goerlich, 26, also came in second in the People’s Choice Award at the annual event.  “I enjoyed every second of the competition and loved competing ...

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UNION, NJ - On Sunday, November 10, the Union Township Historical Society will host Union County Clerk and author, Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi, at Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union. At 3:00 pm, Rajoppi will present a lecture on "Revolutionary Elizabethtown ...

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UNION, NJ – The front grounds of the Union Municipal Building were transformed for Halloween as it became the setting for various scarecrows, part of the 2019 Halloween Scarecrow Contest, hosted by the Union Recreation Department. Winners were chosen based on the number of votes from attendees ...

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UNION, NJ – Winners of Union’s 2019 Halloween Window Painting Contest have been announced.  The Union Recreation Department said windows in 14 locations throughout town were created. “Our Union students always do a great job making the town look spooky for Halloween,” stated Robert Cowper, Union ...

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UNION, NJ - A beautiful Saturday afternoon welcomed witches, superheroes, princesses and goblins to Union's Annual Big Halloween Trunk or Treat event at Jefferson School yesterday. Hundreds of children and their families walked through the parking lot, filled with vehicles decorated as a Willy ...

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UNION, NJ – A Lowden Avenue home in Union has transformed into an extravagant Halloween spectacle, thanks to a determined ten-year old, with help from his dad. Almost every inch of Michael John Zaccaria’s front yard, stoop, side yard, roof, and most of the driveway is chockfull of Halloween ...

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UNION, NJ -  See what happens when a man decides to sell his soul to the devil in exchange for the secrets of life. A special production of Doctor Faustus, presented by the Hudson Shakespeare Company, is scheduled for the Union Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 26. The production sees the ...

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