Nov. 20
7 – 8 pm
POETRY WORKSHOP (FREE)
Haiku for You

Find your identity in the creation of haiku, the traditional Japanese poem form. Haiku has a simple appearance but, in fewer than 20 syllables, can be philosophical and cryptic. Haiku may also take additional formats besides the familiar 5-7-5 syllabication across three lines. Find your words. Artistic expression isn’t scary. Discover haiku and try a new form of self-expression.

Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad St., Elizabeth
908-354-6060
www.elizpl.org

Nov. 27
7 – 8 pm
POETRY WORKSHOP (FREE)
Haiku for You

Find your identity in the creation of haiku, the traditional Japanese poem form. Haiku has a simple appearance but, in fewer than 20 syllables, can be philosophical and cryptic. Haiku may also take additional formats besides the familiar 5-7-5 syllabication across three lines. Find your words. Artistic expression isn’t scary. Discover haiku and try a new form of self-expression.

Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad St., Elizabeth
908-354-6060
www.elizpl.org

Nov. 30 & Dec. 01
8 pm
HOLIDAY CONCERT
“Once Upon a December” – Winter at the Movies | Celebration Singers

Enjoy the Celebration Singers’ annual holiday concert. This years’ concert features songs from popular films including Frozen, White Christmas, Polar Express, and more.

St. Michael’s Church
40 Alden St., Cranford
908-552-4656
www.celebration-singers.org

$20 adults | $15 children & seniors

(If purchased online, tickets will be available in the lobby on show night. Call for discounted companion seating for guests with disabilities.)

Dec. 3
5 pm
WORKSHOP (FREE)
Teen Songwriting Workshop

Learn the basics of songwriting while practicing skills that will unleash your creativity and build collaborative skills needed for strong leadership. Bring your guitar, ukulele, or just your voice! For teens age 12 to 19 only. Registration is required.

FREE
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad St., Elizabeth
908-354-6060
www.elizpl.org

Dec. 4
7 – 8 pm
POETRY WORKSHOP (FREE)
Haiku for You

Find your identity in the creation of haiku, the traditional Japanese poem form. Haiku has a simple appearance but, in fewer than 20 syllables, can be philosophical and cryptic. Haiku may also take additional formats besides the familiar 5-7-5 syllabication across three lines. Find your words. Artistic expression isn’t scary. Discover haiku and try a new form of self-expression.

Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad St., Elizabeth
908-354-6060
www.elizpl.org

Dec. 7–16
Fri. & Sat. 7:30 pm | Sun. 2 pm
THEATRE
Seussical

Catch this fun-filled, family-friendly musical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Perfect for all ages.

CDC Theatre
78 Winans Ave., Cranford
908-276-7611
www.cdctheatre.org
$25 online | $30 at door

Dec. 9
2 – 3 pm
CONCERT (FREE)
Carrie Jackson & The Guys in the Band, “Swingin’ & Singin”

New York-based vocalist Carrie Jackson rekindles thoughts of America’s great jazz history. She has performed at top jazz venues in the metropolitan area, and has toured in the USA and abroad. In this concert, Carrie and The Guys in the Band perform selections by Gershwin, Ellington, Lerner & Loewe, and other songs from the Great American Songbook.  A perfect break during the busy holiday season!

FREE!
Summit Free Public Library
75 Maple St., Summit
908-273-0350
www.summitlibrary.org

Dec. 9
4 pm
WINTER CONCERT
“A Light in the Darkness” | Concord Singers

Founded in 1977, Concord Singers is a women’s community chorus under the direction of Anna Lenti and accompanied by Robert Long. The varied selections for this concert include secular and sacred text, and all inspire the holiday spirit. This program was created with the intention of bringing joy to all who come to listen.

$15
Calvary Episcopal Church
31 Woodland Ave., Summit
https://concordsingers.org

Dec. 10
5 pm
WORKSHOP (FREE)
Songwriting Workshop for Teens & Tweens

Learn the basics of songwriting while practicing skills that will unleash your creativity and build collaborative skills needed for strong leadership. Bring your guitar, ukulele, or just your voice! For teens and tweens ages 9 to 19. Teens are eligible for volunteer hours! Registration is required.

FREE
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad St., Elizabeth
908-354-6060
www.elizpl.org

Dec. 11
7 – 8 pm
POETRY WORKSHOP (FREE)
Haiku for You

Find your identity in the creation of haiku, the traditional Japanese poem form. Haiku has a simple appearance but, in fewer than 20 syllables, can be philosophical and cryptic. Haiku may also take additional formats besides the familiar 5-7-5 syllabication across three lines. Find your words. Artistic expression isn’t scary. Discover haiku and try a new form of self-expression.

Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad St., Elizabeth
908-354-6060
www.elizpl.org

Dec. 13
2 pm
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT
Fall Concert Series: Anne & Ridley Enslow – Holidays of Our Founding Fathers

Join costumed colonial musicians Anne and Ridley Enslow, as they perform songs about Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton and other founding fathers, and the way they celebrated traditions such as Christmas and New Year’s in the 18th century. Anne sings and plays hammered dulcimer, a colonial instrument with over 100 strings. Ridley sings and plays a violin made in 1776. An entertaining description precedes every tune, explaining how it fits into American history. Enjoy an engrossing and informative performance!

Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad St., Elizabeth
908-354-6060
FREE!
www.elizpl.org

Dec. 14
7 pm
CONCERT
CAFÉ Choir Concert

Wharton Arts’ 12-week choral program for adults ages 55 and better explores musical themes (e.g., Jazz, Rock, Great American Songbook, Classical) chosen by the participants. Choir members perform 4-6 songs in this final concert, along with members of the New Jersey Youth Symphony.

FREE
Chatham United Methodist Church
460 Main Street, Chatham
www.whartonarts.org

Dec. 15
5 pm
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT
Yuletide by Candlelight

Crescent Concerts presents beautiful choral music at this holiday concert – their annual gift to the community.

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield
http://crescentconcerts.org/
FREE

Dec. 16
2:00 – 3:15 pm
DANCE WORKSHOP (FREE)
Master Class: Commercial Contemporary with Rachel Hettinger

Dance with the Artistic Director of mataphors&smilesDance, a NYC project-based contemporary dance company. Commercial Contemporary is an expressive dance style that fuses movement from more traditional dance techniques (modern, jazz and ballet); this movement is often tailored to commercial entertainment audiences—for stage, television and film.

Ages 10+, Advanced Beginner Level
FREE
Sign up at The Connection or call 908-273-4242. Space is limited.
The Connection
79 Maple St., Summit
https://theconnectiononline.org

Dec. 18
7 – 8 pm
POETRY WORKSHOP (FREE)
Haiku for You

Find your identity in the creation of haiku, the traditional Japanese poem form. Haiku has a simple appearance but, in fewer than 20 syllables, can be philosophical and cryptic. Haiku may also take additional formats besides the familiar 5-7-5 syllabication across three lines. Find your words. Artistic expression isn’t scary. Discover haiku and try a new form of self-expression.

Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad St., Elizabeth
908-354-6060
www.elizpl.org

Dec. 25
11 am
FILM & BRUNCH

The “Sunday Arts Brunch” series presents the award-winning film “The Last Laugh” by Ferne Pearlstein. Includes Chinese food and lively conversation.

$8
YM-YWHA of Union County
501 Green Lane, Union
908-289-8112
www.uniony.org

Feb. 14 – Mar. 3
Fridays & Saturdays 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm
THEATRE
Psychodrama

This world premiere seriocomedy by Phoebe Farber tells the story of a divorce support group that meets in a church basement. Through unexpected, unconventional and sometimes even ridiculous means, they eventually find their way toward healing.

$20-$35
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit
800-838-3006
www.dreamcatcherrep.org

Feb. 17, 2019
11:30 am
LECTURE & BRUNCH

Join the “Sunday Arts Brunch” series as Marty Schneit presents “The Lower East Side,” a lecture with slide presentation. Includes a healthy, light brunch.

$8
YM-YWHA of Union County
501 Green Lane, Union
908-289-8112
www.uniony.org

Feb. 24
3 pm
SHOWCASE FOR EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG ARTISTS

Crescent Concerts presents their annual concert featuring young musicians ages 18 and younger, chosen by competitive audition.

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield
http://crescentconcerts.org/

Mar. 17
3 pm
PIPE DREAMS!

The annual Festival of Organists – presented by Crescent Concerts. Don’t miss it.

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield
http://crescentconcerts.org/
General Admission $25, Seniors $20, Students $10

Mar. 19, 2019
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
JAZZ CONCERT (FREE)

The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo performs (program details tba).
FREE
Kenilworth Public Library
548 Boulevard, Kenilworth

Mar. 24, 2019
11:30 am
LECTURE & BRUNCH

The “Sunday Arts Brunch” series presents the award-winning film “Humor Me.” Includes a healthy, light brunch.

$8
YM-YWHA of Union County
501 Green Lane, Union
908-289-8112
www.uniony.org

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