Arts & Entertainment

October 10, 2019

UNION, NJ - Face painting, sand art, and family friendly activities await goblins and ghosts, princesses and super heroes on Halloween, October 31, in Union Center. The location of the Halloween festivities in Union Center is yet to be determined.  In addition, prior to Halloween, the Union ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s first-ever Comedy Night will be held outside at Columbus Park on Morris Avenue on Friday, October 18. The free event, hosted by the Union Special Improvement District (SID) will feature comedians Ruperto Vanderpool, as seen on The Last OG; Kenny Williams, as seen on HBO’s Bad ...

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UNION, NJ – A six-year old singer astounded the judges and the audience alike when she performed Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” at the “Union’s Got Talent” Show Saturday night. Brianna Cameron, a first-grade student at Battle Hill Elementary School, sparked a standing ovation from the ...

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UNION, NJ – The winners of Union’s Annual Welcome Fall Festival Car, Bike and Truck Show, held on Saturday, Sept. 28, have been announced. Hosted by Union’s Union Special Improvement District, the event had the most vehicle entries since its inception, rows of classic and sports cars, and exotic ...

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UNION, NJ - Sixteen Union residents, young and not as young, will be vying for the top spot in Saturday night's "Union's Got Talent" show. The show will be held at Union High School, 2350 N. 3rd Street, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or at the door. All ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Caldwell Parsonage and Donald M. Payne Vauxhall Meeting Center are two of the attractions at the county’s annual two-day public heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History.”  The event will be held Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction Howard Toplansky will present their first band concert of the 2019-2020 season on Monday evening, October 7. The concert will be held at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Avenue, at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free and the public ...

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UNION, NJ - Union Public Library (UPL) has many events planned for adults at both the Main Library (MN) and Vauxhall Branch (VH).  All programs are free and open to the public. Tai Chi Tai-Chi is a form of traditional Chinese mind/body exercise and meditation that improves balance, ...

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NEW JERSEY - Fall begins on Monday, September 23 making the upcoming weekend the final one of 2019. With temps forecast to be summerlike, it's a great weekend to be outside. Here's a list of fun outdoor activities to say goodbye to the summer of 2019. Holland Ridge Farm's Sunflower ...

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UNION, NJ – Sixteen finalists made it through the Friday night auditions for the Annual Union’s Got Talent competition scheduled for Saturday, October 5. Finalists will compete to win a $1,000 grand prize courtesy of Investors Bank.  Cash prizes will also be offered for second place, youth ...

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UNION, NJ - Hundreds of children and their families sat outside on a beautiful evening for Union's Movies Under the Stars Friday Night, featuring the live action movie "Aladdin". Pre-movie activities included live music, face painting and a photo booth.     

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UNION, NJ – A new exhibit, “Bubble Wars”, opened at the Les Malamut Art Gallery on Saturday, featuring the work of artist Donald David. “Bubble Wars” is a series of ten oil paintings, said David, who lives in Scotch Plains.  He said it took about a year-and-a half to two years to complete the ...

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UNION, NJ - For the first time, Union's Got Talent will include a Visual Arts Gallery contest as a separate part of the competition. The 1st Visual Arts Gallery will be available for public viewing before the Saturday, October 5, Union's Got Talent performance in the Union High School ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band is seeking new members to join the band.  “Musicians of all ages are welcome,” said director Howard Toplansky.  “If you are a high school musician looking for extra practice or a retired professional who wants to get back into music, the municipal band is a ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade committee will be hosting their kickoff fundraiser at their 6th Annual Dinner & Dance, featuring "Park Avenue". The event will be held on Friday, October 18, at the Union Columbian Club #4504, 1034 Jeanette Avenue.  ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's "Welcome Fall Festival Car & Bike Show" is set for Saturday, September 28 in Union Center, on Stuyvesant Avenue from Vauxhall Road to the Cannon.   This year’s Fall Festival, from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m., will include the Battle of the Bowls Chili Taste-Off, Annual Ice Cream ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's second installment of "Movies Under the Stars" at Rabkin Park is set for Friday, Sept. 20. The live-action movie "Aladdin" will be shown, with pre-entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m., featuring live music, a photo booth, sand art craft and face painting.  The film begins at ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Recreation Department has announced they will be hosting Halloween events with a Spooktacular Saturday throughout the day in Vauxhall and at Rabkin Park on October 26. “Our Halloween Spooktacular Saturday promises thrills, chills, and fun for kids of all ages,” said Mayor ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Looking for things to do around Union County this Fall?  Here are some programs the Union County Parks and Recreation Department have planned: Rockin’ the Reservation Watchung Reservation Sunday, September 29 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event features live music ...

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UNION, NJ - Union Public Library (UPL) has many exciting events and celebrations planned for adults this fall at both the Main Library (MN) and Vauxhall Branch (VH).  September is Library Card Sign Up Month.  Whether you’re looking for a job, starting a small business, trying a new hobby, or ...

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UNION, NJ – Plans for Union’s 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration have been set for Sunday, September 15 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Town Hall, 1976 Morris Ave. “Diversity is one of our township’s greatest strengths,” said Mayor Michele Delisfort. “Hispanic and ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union 14-year old will be launching her third book next week, a coloring/activity book (“Color Explosion Activity Book”) dedicated to motivating young girls. Dasia Edmond, who will be entering Union High School as a freshman next month, is considered a teen gender equality activist ...

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UNION, NJ – Not everyone comes into the library knowing exactly what they want.  Some like to try something new and others just look for something “good”.  Reference librarians are there for that reason – to help you find something that will amuse, challenge or inform you.  Just ask! If you like ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s first “Girls Night Out” had the Center buzzing Friday night as guests participated in a variety of events and visited Union Center shops and restaurants. The evening began with free palm readings and photo booth session.  Participants were able to receive free massages, henna ...

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UNION, NJ – Residents grabbed their lawn chairs and experienced Union’s 3rd Annual Shakespeare in the Park performance Thursday night, hosted by the Union Recreation Department. “Verily, Madly, Thine” is an hour-long play focusing on the special brand of temporary madness that overtakes people ...

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Union County, NJ — American Rapture, a Rock and Soul revue band and, will be once again returning to perform in Union County at the August 7th, Summer Arts Concert Series at Oak Ridge Park. “This concert is great for all ages,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “American Rapture’s ...

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UNION, NJ – Union's Hispanic Heritage Celebration, a soul-moving, rhythmic event, is coming back to town on September 15. One of New Jersey’s most diverse towns, “Union prides itself on celebrating the heritage of its residents while providing an educational and entertaining experience for those ...

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UNION, NJ - Looking for suggestions for a new book?  Take a look at what your neighbors are enjoying.  The most popular titles at the Union Public Library in June were: James Patterson’s Liar, Liar (new fiction) Michelle Obama’s Becoming (new nonfiction AND ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's fourth concert, part of its 2019 Summer Concert Series, is set to feature "New Power Soul (NPS)" Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Rabkin Park, 1 Swanstrom Place East.  Concerts are open to the public and are free of charge.  Blankets and chairs are recommended. Food and ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s Summer Concert Series continued on Thursday night with a concert from the hometown group Damn The Torpedoes, a Tom Petty tribute band. The concert, moved into the Hannah Caldwell School auditorium because of heavy rains, featured many of the popular Tom Petty tunes. Band ...

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