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Union County Offers Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway offers a full schedule of programs, events and activities in a beautifully restored 1920’s-era theatre. Credit: Cristina Wilson.

From an interactive nature museum and a public ice skating rink, to an eye-popping model train display and a lavishly restored 1920’s vaudeville theatre, Union County is full of unique and unusual activities for residents and visitors in search of indoor fun during the cold winter months.

The winter activities are included in 52 Great Things to Do in Union County This Year, a newly updated, season by season list of indoor and outdoor events and programs offered or supported by Union County, available on the County website at

“We hope this newly updated list will help residents and visitors discover all that Union County has to offer, especially in the winter months when it can be difficult to get out,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

The Union County park system includes the Deserted Village of Feltville, an Olympic-scale archery range, a riding stable, and skateboard parks among other unique features.

Coming up on February 15 and February 17 is Union County’s annual “February Festivities” series of family friendly, indoor and outdoor nature programs at the Trailside Nature and Science Center, in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside.

In addition to programs in the parks, Union County sponsors numerous art and history events throughout the year including the Sensory Friendly Theatre series for audiences with sensory sensitivities. The next Sensory Friendly Theatre presentation will be a special performance of Cinderella by the New Jersey Ballet, at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on March 8.

The County’s environmental volunteer activities also attract hundreds of participants yearly.

For more information visit the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation online at

For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities visit The Green Connection at  

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