Top Events in July – Union County, New Jersey Edition

    For most, the official start of Summer hits after the last BOOM of fireworks on 4th of July weekend.  Many trek down to the Jersey Shore for vacation or day trips.  In most cases, the weekend craft/street fairs and festivals take a break for the month of July.

    But not the County of Union, NJ…They put together some awesome events for the month of July!  There’s something for everyone;  the kids, parents, theater lovers, music lovers, you name it.  So, mark your calendars…because you don’t want to miss out on all of the fabulous FREE entertainment coming your way.


    City of Rahway, Movies on the Plaza

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    Every Thursday night (at dusk) a different movie will be shown outdoors at City Hall Plaza.  Most movies are kid-friendly and popcorn will be served!

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    Shakespeare in the Park – featuring The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Next Stage Ensemble.

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    by William Shakespeare
    and directed by Illana Stein.

    Bring some chairs or blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy the most famous love story ever written.  Multiple performances throughout July & August.


    The tour off kicks off in the Shakespeare Garden at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

    Additional tour performances include:

    Thursday, July 23        Echo Lake Park, Mountainside                                   7:00 p.m.

    Sunday, July 26           Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, Linden              7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, July 30        Oak Ridge Park, Clark                                                7:00 p.m.

    Monday, August 3      Echo Lake Park, Mountainside                                   7:00 p.m.

    Friday, August 7         Oak Ridge Park, Clark                                                7:00 p.m.


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    The Summer Arts Festival kicks off Wednesday July 8 with TUSK (Fleetwood Mac Cover Band) in Oak Ridge Park and every Wednesday until August, where the series picks up at Echo Lake Park.  There are also Free Community Yoga Classes at 6:30 before each performance.

    On Tuesday, July 14th the Family Fun & Flix Movie Nights Series start with Box Trolls in Warinanco Park.  Movies start at dusk and there are UC Get Fit Kids activities at 7:30.

    Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the free events each week.


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    Thanks to the City of Rahway and The Union County Board of Freeholders, you won’t hear “I’m bored” from the kids this Summer.  And best of all, these are events are all FREE!  Enjoy the Show!







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