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Summer Activities

Walter Ulrich Pool

Monday through Thursday
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Hours (July 4th & Labor Day)
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Special Needs Open Swim
Mondays 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 11:00a.m. – 12:30p.m.

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Youth Chella Silent Party

August 16th – Learn More

Warinaco Park related Events

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Pet Parade – Aug 4

Fitness Festival – Aug 11

Food Festival – Aug – 25

Shakespeare in the Park

Featuring the performance by the Shrew Mechanicals Something Shakespeare This Way Comes by William Shakespeare. Free Admission Pack a picnic and a blanket or lawn chairs and head out to Union County parks

  • Sunday, July 8 at 7 pm Raymond Wood Baurer Promenade in Linden
  • Friday, July 13 at 7 pm Echo Lake Park in Mountainside
  • Sunday, July 22 at 12:30 pm Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield

Summer Arts Festival

UC Fit Yoga begins in the parks at 6:30. The concerts begin at 7:30.

The Summer Arts Festival on August 1st and October 5th will 

Echo Lake Park, Mountainside
Friday, June 22 – New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (rain site UCPAC)
Wednesday, July 11 – Black Dog (The Led Zeppelin Tribute)
Wednesday, July 18 – 5 Against 1 (Tribute to Pearl Jam)

Wednesday, July 25 – The Vinny’s / Katfish Lucy

Oak Ridge Park, Clark
Wednesday, August 1 – Jo Bonanno & the Godsons of Soul – dedicated to Military Personnel
Wednesday, August 8 – American Rapture
Wednesday, August 15 – Brother John Brown (The Woodstock Era)  
Wednesday, August 22 – Dead On Live (The Grateful Dead Experience)

Rain or Shine: No


Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free concerts in our parks! Concerts begin at 7:30 pm after UC Get FIT Community Yoga.

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information        908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

Family Fun and Flix
  • Tuesday, July 17 Despicable Me 3  Warinanco Park, Elizabeth
  • Tuesday, July 24 Peter Rabbit Warinanco Park, Elizabeth
  • Tuesday, July 31 Coco Warinanco Park, Elizabeth
  • Monday, August 6 The Lion King Bauer Promenade, Linden
  • Tuesday, August 7-National Night Out- Cars 3  Meisel Park, Springfield (activities from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., movie starts at dusk)
  • Tuesday, August 14  Tuesday, August 28- Wonder Warinanco Park, Elizabeth
  • Thursday, August 23 Cars 3 Tamaques Park, Westfield

Union County Prosecutor’s Office Summer Slam! 2018

6 p.m. Friday, August 3 at Elizabeth’s Dunn Center Learn more

National Night Out
August 7, Meisel Ave Park, Springfield

Rain or Shine? NO

Free event

Explore emergency vehicles & check out games, activities, demonstrations, and much more! NNO is followed by a movie starting at dusk.

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more   information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

Wednesday Matinees
1:30 pm, July 11, 18, and 25 and August 1, 8, 15 at Trailside

Fall Activities

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi presents New Jersey Notary Training presented by Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq. A Notary Training Seminar for New Jersey Notaries Public will be held at the John H. Stamler Police Academy on Friday, September 14, 2018. Learn more.

Fall Festival
Sunday, September 30, Trailside Nature & Science Center

Four Centuries In a Weekend
October 20 – 21
Deserted Village and historic sites all over Union County

Hayrides & Campfires
Tickets required. Dates subject to change. Tickets go on sale Sept. 4 and are not sold at event. 
Friday, October 5, 6:30 pm (Warinanco Park, Elizabeth)  – includes campfires and hayride dedicated to Military Personnel
Sunday, October 7, 3:30pm (Trailside)
Friday, October 12, 6:30 pm (Trailside)
Sunday, October 14, 3:30pm (Trailside)
Friday, October 19, 6:30 pm (Trailside)

Fall Horse Show
October 26 – 28, Watchung Stable

Haunted Hayrides
October 26-28, Deserted Village, Tickets required. Tickets go on sale Sept. 18

The Great Pumpkin Sail
Thursday, November 1 , Echo Lake Park, Tickets required. Tickets go on sale October 2.

Trail Rides
Saturdays & Sundays, check for times, Watchung Stable

Cultural Events Calendar

Aug 2
1 pm & 6:45 pm
“The Midwife”

This 2017 film, starring Catherine Deneuve, tells the story of a midwife who receives unexpected news from her father’s old mistress. 117 minutes; in French with English subtitles.

Springfield Free Public Library
66 Mountain Ave., Springfield

Aug 9
1 pm & 6:45 pm

This 2017 film presents the story of a divorcing couple who must team up to find their son, who disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. 127 minutes; in Russian with English subtitles. Rated R.

Springfield Free Public Library
66 Mountain Ave., Springfield

Aug. 13–17
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Summer Dance Intensive with Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Immerse yourself in a fabulous week of dancing, development, discovery, performance, dialogue, and community. This one-week dance intensive (for ages 13 to adult) offers classes in contemporary modern technique, Dorfman repertory, improvisation and partnering, and Pilates, plus workshops with renowned guest artists. Visit website for full details. Culminates in a performance (free to the public) featuring all participants.

Tuition: $375
Harwood Arena at Kean University
1000 Morris Ave., Union