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Hispanic Heritage

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to join the 2019 Union County Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday, September 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street in Rahway. The Freeholder Board is partnering with the City of Rahway for the event, which is free and open to the public. Learn more

Also, Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse will be played at Plainfield High School on Friday, September 27th at 7PM. The movie will be seen at Plainfield High School as part of Union County’s programming for Hispanic Heritage Month and is being conducted in partnership with the Plainfield Board of Education. The movie will be in English with subtitles in Spanish. Learn more

Union County Means Business – Business Expo

September 18 at the Warinanco Sports Center

Attend the Union County Business Expo to network with local businesses and showcase your own talents. Register / Learn more.

Yoga and Meditation – September 25, 2019

In the continuing effort to support women, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Department on Economic Development’s Office on Women is presenting a women’s empowerment yoga and meditation event in celebration of the fall season on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00 p.m., at Masker’s Barn in The Deserted Village of Feltville, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation at 9 Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights.  Learn more/register online

Veteran Services Networking Mixer

For all military personnel and veteran service providers. September 30, 2019 6-9pm

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Hayrides and Campfires

  • Friday, October 4th Warinanco Park – 6:30pm – 9:30 pm on 
  • Sunday, October 6th – Trailside Nature & Science Center – 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Friday, October 11th – Trailside Nature & Science Center – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Sunday, October 13th – Trailside Nature & Science Center – 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Friday, October 18th –  Trailside Nature & Science Center – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Weather permitting.  Come join the fun this fall as Union County presents the annual Hayrides and Campfires in Warinanco Park and the Watchung Reservation. Hayrides  and Campfires include folk songs around the campfire, hot chocolate and marshmallows toasted over the fire.

Advanced ticket sales begin September 4th (Online & In-person)

  • In-County: $6.00
  • Out-of-County: $12.00

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

Events from the Office of LGBTQ Affairs

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to partner with WellCare Health Plans to present the first Union County LGBTQ+ Community Health and Wellness Fair scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Union County College (1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford) from 12 noon until 4PM. All are welcome. Admission and parking is free.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people often face numerous barriers in accessing health and wellness services and programs. Union County’s inclusive, educational and interactive health and wellness event for the LGBTQ community will offer a variety of medical screenings, presentations, fitness and personal care demos.

Organized by WellCare Health Plans, the Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the Division of Heath, with support from Union County College, the Union County LGBTQ+ Community Health & Wellness Fair represents the Freeholder Board’s commitment to supporting a strong and healthy community and is part of our ongoing effort to provide a safe space for the LGBTQ community to access basic health screenings and important information.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder and the Office of LGBTQ Affairs are proud to partner with Singer & Fedun, LLC and Morgan Stanley to present the “Are Your Rights At Risk?” seminar scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at The Tavern At Ash Brook Golf Course (1220 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains) from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM. Admission is free. Seating is limited and registration is required online at ucnj.org/LGBTQ.

The evening seminar presentation will cover important life and family planning topics that directly affect LGBTQ families including marriage equality, protecting non-traditional family structures, portability of parental rights, estate planning, tax law, end-of-life issues, legal concerns facing trans/intersex communities, and a Q&A opportunity to speak with the presenters Bill Singer, Esq. & John Passante, Esq. of Singer & Fedun, LLC and Kate Sweeney, CFP, CIMA & DW Kim from Morgan Stanley

Rockin’ the Reservation

Watchung Reservation- @ the Loop

Sunday, September 29 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rain or Shine – Please join us at our 2ndAnnual Rockin’ the Reservation event. This event features live music and hands on family friendly activities. Rockin’ the Reservation is filled with fun for everyone and includes art demonstrations, interactive art and music, pony rides, petting zoo, food trucks, scarecrow building, multicultural dancing, and more

Admission: $5/ person & ages 7 and under are free (Fees are charged for some activities)

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

LGBTQ+ Community Health and Wellness Fair

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to partner with WellCare Health Plans to present the first Union County LGBTQ+ Community Health and Wellness Fair scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Union County College (1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford) from 12 noon until 4PM. All are welcome. Admission and parking is free.

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to partner with WellCare Health Plans to present the first Union County LGBTQ+ Community Health and Wellness Fair scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Union County College (1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford) from 12 noon until 4PM. All are welcome. Admission and parking is free.

“The LGBTQ community is diverse with specific health needs and challenges, of which a safe and supportive environment is often a barrier to access,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The Freeholder Board is proud to partner with WellCare Health Plans to host the first health and wellness fair for the LGBTQ community, friends and family.”

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people often face numerous barriers in accessing health and wellness services and programs. Union County’s inclusive, educational and interactive health and wellness event for the LGBTQ community will offer a variety of medical screenings, presentations, fitness and personal care demos.

“Enhancing efforts to improve LGBTQ health and wellness is necessary to ensure that LGBTQ individuals can lead long, healthy lives,” said Freeholder Rebecca Williams, liaison to the LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. “The LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Fair brings together LGBTQ-affirming health and wellness providers from throughout the State of New Jersey to offer individuals the opportunity to engage in their personal health and wellness in a safe and inclusive environment.”

Organized by the Office of LGBTQ Affairs and WellCare Health Plans, with support from Union County College, the Union County LGBTQ+ Community Health & Wellness Fair represents the Freeholder Board’s commitment to supporting a strong and healthy community and is part of our ongoing effort to provide a safe space for the LGBTQ community to access basic health screenings and important information.

Health and wellness providers who offer services for the LGBTQ community and would like to register to participate with resources and information should contact Danni Newbury, Coordinator, at 908-527-4742 or dnewbury@ucnj.org.

Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, under the Department of Economic Development, was established by the Freeholder Board in 2018 and is the first and only county government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs provides a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.

For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, contact Danni Newbury, Coordinator, at 908-527-4742 or dnewbury@ucnj.org or visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.

National Amputee Golf Association’ “First Swing” Golf Clinic

September 14, 2019 at the Learning Center at the Galloping Hill Golf Course.

Learn to golf program for Persons with Physical Disabilities. Learn more

County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi presents New Jersey Notary Training
presented by Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will make opening remarks and review the application process.  Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq. will speak about the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public.  The course will encompass all aspects of being a Notary Public including the application process and legal requirements and responsibilities enabling you to perform your function as a Notary Public with confidence and skill. Registration required. Learn more.

Haunted Hayrides

Deserted Village, Watchung Reservation

  • Friday & Saturday-October 25 & 26 – 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 27 -6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Rain date- Monday, October 28th

Imagine visiting a whole village of haunted houses and meeting the ghosts of people who actually lived and died there. That is what you will experience at the Haunted Hayrides conducted in the Deserted Village of Feltville. The total program experience lasts about one hour. The program is intended for adults and children age 6 and older. Tickets are sold for rides at specific times as noted on your ticket.

Advanced ticket sales begin September 17  

  • In-County: $8.00
  • Out-of-County: $16.00

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

Programs for People with Disabilities and Special Needs

Karate Ages 15 & Under
Aug. 22 – Sept. 19
Thursdays, 7 pm – 7:45 pm; Clark Rec. Center Registration Fee: $12
 
Karate Ages 16 & Up
Aug. 22 – Sept. 19
Thursdays, 8 pm – 8:45 pm; Clark Rec. Center Registration Fee: $12

Golf at Galloping Hill
Sept. 7 – Oct. 12 (Excluding Sept. 21)
Saturdays, 9 am– 10 am; Ages 14 & Under; Registration Fee: Free

Golf at Ash Brook
Sept. 7 – Oct. 12 (Excluding Sept. 21)
Saturdays, 10 am – 11 am; Ages 15 & Up; Registration Fee: Free

Yoga
Sept. 9 – Oct. 21 (Excluding Oct. 14)
Mondays, 5 pm– 6 pm; Trailside Nature & Science Center; Ages 13-36; Registration Fee: $12

Soccer
Sept. 16 –  Oct. 21
Mondays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Wheeler Park; Ages 16 & Up; Registration Fee: $12

Ceramics
Sept. 17 & 24
Tuesdays, 7 pm – 8:00 pm; John T. Gregorio Center; Ages 18 & Up; Registration Fee: $8

Fall Fishing Derby
Sept. 21
Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm; Echo Lake Park; All Ages; Registration Fee: Free

Pumpkin Sail

Echo Lake Park

  • Friday, November 1 5:15 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Rain date- Saturday, November 2

Bring your carved jack-o-lantern to Echo Lake Park the day after Halloween and join others for Great Pumpkin Sail. Watch as your pumpkin is put on a float on the lake, sing songs around the campfire and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows.  

Advanced ticket sales begin October 2. (Online & In-person)  

  • In-County: $12.00 per family of six (6)
  • Out-of-County: $16.00 per family of six (6)

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

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Upcoming events from the Office of LGBTQ Affairs

QUEER SPACE at Rahway Culture Crawl

Saturday, September 21
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Rahway City Hall Plaza
Corner of Main Street and E. Milton Ave

Celebrating inclusion, diversity, acceptance and equality, join the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs in the QUEER SPACE and join the movement to accelerate acceptance – featuring DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR with Harmonica Sunbeam at 1:50,  with all-day family activities, PRIDE art and more.

OUT at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration – Recognizing Hispanic Heroes of the LGBTQ Community

Saturday, September 28
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street, Rahway

Stop by the Office of LGBTQ Affairs table to learn about the diverse stories of extraordinary Latino/Hispanic people who have made significant contributions to American life and culture.

PRIDE ART at Rockin’ the Reservation

Sunday, September 29
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Express yourself with PRIDE ART. Stop by the Office of LGBTQ Affairs tent to make a custom button or bead your colors into a bracelet – share your PRIDE and show your SUPPORT for inclusion and diversity.

Union County LGBTQ+ Community Health & Wellness Fair

presented in partnership with WellCare Health Plans

Saturday, October 5
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Union County College
1003 Springfield Ave, Cranford

Presented in partnership with WellCare Health Plans, join us for Union County’s first inclusive educational and interactive health and wellness event offering a variety of screenings, presentations, fitness, personal care, and educational resources for all ages. Free Admission – Free Parking *all are welcome* *family/kid friendly*

Health and wellness providers who wish to participate at the event as a resource, please contact Danni Newbury, coordinator Office of LGBTQ Affairs at DNewbury@ucnj.org or 908-527-4742.

“Are Your Rights At Risk?” Seminar

presented in partnership with Singer & Fedun, LLC and Morgan Stanley

Tuesday, October 22
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Tavern at Ash Brook Golf Course
1210 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains

The evening seminar presentation will cover important life and family planning topics that directly affect LGBTQ families including marriage equality, protecting non-traditional family structures, portability of parental rights, estate planning, tax law, end-of-life issues, legal concerns facing trans/intersex communities, and a Q&A opportunity to speak with the presenters Bill Singer, Esq. & John Passante, Esq. of Singer & Fedun, LLC and Kate Sweeney & DW Kim from Morgan Stanley.

Admission is Free. Due to limited seat, registration is required. Form link below.

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Cultural Events Calendar

Sep. 18
9:30 am
CONFERENCE

Black Women’s History Conference Breakfast

Seventh Reunion of Black Women’s History Conference including breakfast, discussion, and presentation.

$30

Shady Rest Country Club
820 Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains
908-834-7172
www.BWHCNJ.com

Sept. 26 – Oct. 13
Thurs. – Sat. 7 pm
Sun. 2 pm
THEATRE

Dreamcatcher Rep Presents: The Lucky Ones by Lia Romeo

Vanessa and Janie are best friends, until a devastating diagnosis forces them to consider what their friendship means and how much it matters. With wit & humor, Romeo serves up an exploration of aging, mortality, and the value of female friendship.

Adults $39  l  Seniors $34  l  Students $25

Dreamcatcher Rep @ Oakes Center
120 Morris Ave Summit
800-838-3006
www.dreamcatcherrep.org

Sep. 28
2 pm
FREE CONCERT

Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band – Folk Music of Colombia

The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band performs the electrifying folk music of Colombia, South America, reflecting a culture with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe. Learn the stories behind this unique, cheerful music, and come dance the cumbia with Viva Vallenato (as seen on Univision, Telemundo, & WPIX). All ages are welcome. Join a luncheon after this free interactive performance.

Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad St., Elizabeth
www.elizpl.org

Oct. 5
2 pm
FREE CONCERT

Tango Vivo – Live Music, Tango Dancers & Vocalist

Learn about the origins of the Tango, interpreted through live music, song, and dance. Tango Vivo is four artists: Maestro Raul Jaurena (on bandoneon), Marga Mitchell (singer), and dancers Carolina Jaurena and Juan Alessandrini, local artists who present an informative and interactive program. Learn to dance the Tango! All ages are welcome. Join a luncheon after this free interactive performance.

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

Oct. 5
7 pm
CONCERT

New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents: Invitation to the Waltz

The waltz — that outrageous and intoxicating dance that caused 19th-century fathers to lock up their daughters — made a superstar of Johann Strauss and captured the imagination of generations… David Wroe conducts waltzes by Johann Strauss and Richard Strauss, plus Tchaikovsky. The orchestra will perform Richard Strauss’s Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier; Johann Strauss’s Emperor Waltz, and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, featuring Jiapeng Nie on cello.

First United Methodist Church
1 E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ
Tickets $30-$76 | Under 21 only $15
www.njfestivalorchestra.org or 908-232-9400

Oct. 6
Departures every 15 minutes, 12 to 4 pm
WALKING TOUR

Ghosts of the Past Cemetery Tour: Rahway in the Revolution

Take an interactive walking tour of the historic Rahway Cemetery, featuring costumed actors interpreting local American Revolutionary history. This is a fun, educational event for the whole family. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Call to reserve desired time slot.

$15 adult $10 member/senior  $5 children under 12

Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum
1632 St. Georges Ave., Rahway
732-381-0441
www.merchantsanddrovers.org

Oct. 8
7 pm
THEATRE

Doctor Faustus – performed by Hudson Shakespeare Co.

In this Christopher Marlowe play, German intellect Doctor Faustus is at a loss as to what he must master next. He decides on magic and calls upon Mephistopheles, a servant of the devil, for help. Faustus makes an offer the devil can’t refuse – to sign away his soul in exchange for 24 years of life with Mephistopheles at his beck and call. Faustus then embarks on a journey through time and space to discover life’s meaning. Who will he meet? What will he learn? And what happens when his time is up?

FREE
Kenilworth Public Library
548 Blvd., Kenilworth
908-276-2451
www.kenilworthlibrary.org

Oct. 18, 7 pm
Oct. 19 & 20, 3 pm
THEATRE

Robey

Premiere Stages at Kean presents Robey, the first African American to give a valedictory address at Rutgers University in 1919. See how Robey (Paul Robeson) explores his journey as he prepares his remarks, overcoming the doubts and fears through this pivotal point in New Jersey’s history.

Free

Liberty Hall Academic Center
1003 Morris Ave, Union
908-737-7469
www.premierstagesatkean.com

Oct. 19
2 pm
CONCERT

Raíces – Orishas: Forces of Nature in Song, Dance & Drum

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble shares the folkloric Cuban tradition of Ocha, honoring ancestors and the forces of nature. Ocha is brought to the audience in song, chant, drums, dance and stories. Raíces is an intergenerational mix of professional musicians and advanced students — an ensemble performing the folkloric traditions of the Caribbean, as well as fusing these traditions with modern genres. All ages are welcome. Join a luncheon after this free interactive performance.

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

Oct. 19
1 pm
THEATRE for families

History’s Alive Aesop’s Fables/ Aesop Bops

A zoo full of animals comes alive in this fast-paced performance that teaches children about sharing and friendship. Stories performed will include “The Lion and the Mouse,” “Why Turtle Has a Checkered Shell” and more. Aesop Bops includes a lot of audience engagement and participation.

Free
Linden Public Library
31 East Henry St., Linden
908-298-3830

Oct. 19–20
12 noon – 5 both days
LOCAL HISTORY

Four Centuries in a Weekend – Explore the Historic Sites of Union County

A fall tradition! Take a journey into local history, as more than 30 historic sites in Union County are open to the public for one special weekend. Many sites will offer special activities, demonstrations, exhibits and events. Some sites offer light refreshments.

Free

Visit www.ucnj.org/4c
Or call 908-558-2550

Oct. 20
2 pm
THEATRE

Doctor Faustus – performed by Hudson Shakespeare Co.

Just in time for Halloween comes this performance of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. The German intellect Doctor Faustus has risen to the height of his profession but wants more — the world of magic. He calls upon Mephistopheles, a servant of the devil, and will sign away his soul in exchange for 24 years of life and Mephistopheles at his beck and call, in order to discover life’s meaning.

Free

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

Nov. 3
2 pm
CONCERT

The Odessa Klezmer Band

The Odessa Klezmer Band brings the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to mainstream America. Since 1984, the band has played Klezmer music, celebrating the variety and wealth of the musical heritage of Eastern Europe, Ladino, and Middle Eastern music, including polka and czardas. Elizabeth native Ed Goldberg leads the band on accordion and vocals. All ages are welcome. Join a luncheon after this free interactive performance.

Free concert

Elmora Branch, Elizabeth Public Library
740 West Grand St., Elizabeth
908-354-6060
www.elizpl.org

Nov. 12
2 pm
MUSIC WORKSHOP & CONCERT

Irish Music Workshop & Concert: Tunes of Old East Galway

Join an Irish music workshop & concert presented by Lesl Harker, Irish flute, and Jerry O’Sullivan, Uilleann pipes. Learn a traditional melody on your instrument or lilt it with your voice. Bring your instrument, your voice, or just listen. Open to all traditional instruments, not just flute and pipes. Workshop is followed by a concert by the instructors.

Free concert

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

Nov. 13
4 pm
CONCERT

Guitar Bob’s Music

Join Guitar Bob for an educational, fun and interactive program — designed to emphasize the importance of music to children. Bob performs his own original music for children and their families.

Free concert

Linden Public Library
31 East Henry St., Linden
908-298-3830
www.lindenpl.org

Nov. 17
2 pm
CONCERT

Radiance Chamber Ensemble

Enjoy chamber music featuring Lea Karpman, Michael Schneider and Peggy Reynolds on violin; Oliver Shapiro on cello; and Joan Baldwin on keyboard.

Free concert

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

Nov. 24
3 pm
CONCERT

A Feast of American Music

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Musical Club of Westfield celebrates American music with sacred, jazz, folk, march, Broadway, and concert hall music. Hear music from the north, south, east, and west, from the 1700s to present day. This Scholarship Benefit Concert presents New Jersey artists to assist young artists with their college studies.

$10

The First Baptist Church of Westfield
170 Elm St., Westfield
908-654-1036
www.musicalclubofwestfield.org

Dec. 7
7 pm
CONCERT

Return of the Three Holiday Tenors

Encore! The New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents “Three Holiday Tenors.” The NJFO celebrates and captivates with a dazzling selection of renowned tenor fare guaranteed to make the season merry.

Presbyterian Church of Westfield
140 Mountain Ave., Westfield

$30-$76  Under 21 $15

908-232-9400
www.njfestivalorchestra.org

Dec. 15
2 pm
CONCERT

Rewind: Woodstock 50th Anniversary Tribute

Revive memories and emotions with songs of Woodstock, the one-of-a-kind festival that featured Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker and other legendary musicians. The band features John Delgiodice on guitar and vocals, Ken Cohen on drums and vocals, and Rich Loughlin on bass and vocals.

Free

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

Dec. 31
7 pm
PERFORMANCE

Singin’ and Dancin’ with the Stars

Ring in the New Year with New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Dancers from Dance Theatre of Harlem and Broadway vocalists swing to America’s Songbook.

$42 $56 $70 Under 21 $15

Westfield High School Auditorium
550 Dorian Rd., Westfield

908-232-9400
www.njfestivalorchestra.org

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Community Events

The Office of Community Engagement & Diversity of the County of Union is located within the Department of Economic Development. If you have any questions regarding requesting volunteer services or partnering up with our Office for events, please contact Nathalie Hernandez at 908-527-4880 nahernandez@ucnj.org

Wednesday, September 11th
Clark 9/11 Remembrance Service
8:00am-9:00am
Corner of Broadway & Grand, Clark- James Nelson Memorial Park

Wednesday, September 11th
Berkeley Heights 9/11 Memorial Service
8:30am-9:30am
179 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights- Berkeley Heights Veterans Memorial Park

Wednesday, September 11th
Plainfield 9/11 Remembrance Service
8:30am-9:30am
515 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield-Front Steps of Plainfield City Hall

Wednesday, September 11th
Elizabeth 9/11 Memorial Service
8:46am-9:30am
W. Grand Street, Elizabeth-Midtown Train Station

Wednesday, September 11th
Union 9/11 Memorial Service
8:46am-9:30am
1 Bond Drive, Union- Fire Headquarters

Wednesday, September 11th
Union County September 11th Memorial
9:00am-9:00pm
1028 Springfield Avenue, Mountainside-Echo Lake Park
Union County will honor the memory of the 60 Union County residents who perished in the World Trade Center attack in 2001, by visiting the Union County September 11th Memorial in Echo Lake Park. The Memorial is open from the morning hours until 9:00pm. Members of the UC Sheriff’s Office will provide a uniformed Honor Guard standing watch at the memorial from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, September 11th
Hillside 9/11 Memorial Service
9:30am-10:00am
1409 Liberty Avenue, Hillside

Wednesday, September 11th
Summit Fire Department 9/11 Memorial Observance
9:55am-10:55am
396 Broad Street, Summit-Fire Headquarters

Wednesday, September 11th
Roselle 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
5:00pm-6:30pm
210 Chestnut Street, Roselle

Wednesday, September 11th
Kenilworth 9/11 Ceremony
6:00pm-7:00pm
575 Boulevard, Kenilworth- Kenilworth Borough Hall

Wednesday, September 11th
Scotch Plains 9/11 Memorial Service
6:00pm-7:00pm
430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains- Alan Augustine Park

Wednesday, September 11th
Cranford 9/11 Memorial Service
6:30pm-7:30pm
Springfield and North Avenue, Cranford-Cranford WTC Park

Wednesday, September 11th
Westfield 9/11 Memorial Service
6:30pm-7:30pm
North Ave at East Broad St, Westfield

Wednesday, September 11th
Roselle Park 9/11 Remembrance Service
7:00pm-8:00pm
Laurel Avenue, Roselle Park-Kelly -Kaulfers Memorial Park

Friday, September 13th
FedEx & US Census 2020 Job Fair
9:30am-12:30pm
1122 East Grand Street, Elizabeth

Friday, September 13th
2019 POW/MIA Remembrance Day Ceremony
11:15am-12:00pm
2 Broad Street, Elizabeth-Union County Courthouse
In case of rain, program will be held in the Freeholder Meeting, 6th Floor of the UC Administration Building

Friday, September 13th
Hispanic Heritage Month Central American Celebration
6:30pm-9:30pm
515 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield-Plainfield City Hall
Celebration hosted by PACHA. Free event for the entire community/Flag Raising and Celebration Hispanic Heritage Month. Dance Group, Clown, Singers, Free appetizers.

Saturday, September 14th
NAGA’s First Swing Golf Clinic
8:30am-12:30pm
Kenilworth Blvd-Kenilworth-The Learning Center at Galloping Hill Golf Course
Learn to golf program for persons with physical disabilities and veterans; admission free-Registration Required (908-527-4781)

Saturday, September 14th
Roselle Park Annual Car Show
10:00am-5:00pm
314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park

Saturday, September 14th
6th Annual Independent Authors Book Expo
11:00am-5:00pm
One Park Drive-Roselle- Warinanco Sports Center
Dr. Tracy Mack Powell and Alexandria Bernard-Simmonds will be the featured Presenters.

Saturday, September 14th
2019 Ira Geller Walk-A-Thon
11:00am-3:00pm
136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark-Oak Ridge Park Road
The day will include a walk around the park, food, prizes, music, games, and activities, all while we gather to celebrate the accomplishments, enjoy fellowship, and raise money to assist adults and youth with special needs.

Saturday, September 14th
Plainfield House Music Festival
12:00pm-8:00pm
201 Chelsea Blvd, Plainfield-Milt Campbell Field
House music festival for prostate cancer awareness.

Saturday, September 14th
St. John’s Baptist Church 11th Annual Back to School Community Fair
12:00pm-4:00pm
2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains

Saturday, September 14th
Westfield Multicultural Festival
1:00pm-4:00pm
385 East Broad Street, Westfield- Mindowaskin Park
A cultural celebration of Westfield’s diverse community. Includes music, dances, food, customs, parade, & pageantry.

Sunday, September 15th
Fannywood Day
10:00am-5:00pm
Martine Avenue & South Avenue, Fanwood-Downtown Fanwood
This community filled event will feature a variety of food vendors and craft exhibitors along Martine and South Avenues that will provide something for everyone to enjoy.

Sunday, September 15th
Township of Union Hispanic Heritage Fiesta
2:00pm-7:00pm
1976 Morris Avenue, Union-Parking Lot in front of Town Hall
Through performances from various cultural groups, local Latin food vendors and dance performances, we hope to connect with our residents during this day long celebration and share with the soul-moving, rhythmic connection that Hispanic and Latin culture ties in with the celebration.

Monday, September 16th
El Salvadorian Flag Raising
6:00pm-7:00pm
50 Winfield Scott Plaza, Elizabeth-Elizabeth City Hall