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Music in the Mills” Features Music & Dance

Music in the Mills” Features Music & Dance

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce “Music in the Mills”, formerly “Art in the Gardens”, an October celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, will take place Columbus Day Weekend October 7th, 8th and 9th in The Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, New Jersey. “Music in the Mills” features instrumental, vocal and dance performances in the Center Court of the Mall. This annual event is coordinated by the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Union County Department of Parks & Recreation.
“Music in the Mills is an excellent opportunity for a busy Union County venue to host local talent and present it to a wide and diverse audience,” said Freeholder Bruce Bergen. “The Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to have this annual event in Union County.”

The weekend’s scheduled performances are:

Saturday, October 7th:

11am-noon: Estilo Latino Dance Company of Elizabeth

12:30-1:30pm: Maleku Folklore de Costa Rica of Summit

2:00- 3:00pm: Framework Jazz Ensemble

3:30-4:30pm: Lauren Shub and Hal Hirsch Jazz

5:00-6:00pm: United Youth of New Jersey from Elizabeth, theatrical dance, hip hop and rap

6:30-7:30pm Chinese American Music Ensemble of Westfield

Sunday, October 8th:

11:00am-noon: Yasko Koko and the Kokonuts of Garwood, Jazz performers

12:30-1:30pm: Blanca Rosas of Elizabeth, Singer/songwriter

2:00-3:00pm: You and Your Sister, Musical performance

3:30-4:30pm: Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, Flamenco dancers

5:00-6:00pm: Victor Sinchi, Classical pianist

Monday, October 9th:
11:00-noon: Richard Nobrega Jr., Latin guitarist

12:30-1:30 TJAA Jefferson Arts Liberty Dancers of Elizabeth

2:00-3:00: University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Traditional String Ensemble

3:30-4:30 Peruvian Dance Team of Elizabeth

5:00-6:00 Jason Chan, Acoustic singer and guitarist

6:30-7:30 Edison Pereyra of Hillside, Classical guitarist

The Mills at Jersey Gardens is located on Kapkowski Road at Exit 13A of the New Jersey Turnpike and features 200 stores all under one roof.
For more information about “Music in the Mills,” contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202 by telephone (908) 558-2550, or New Jersey Relay Users dial 711. They can also be reached via e-mail

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