Union County Events

From Cranford: In the spirit of the National Memorial Day Program, the Cranford Memorial Day Committee will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2019. Members of the Governing body of Garwood will participate in the parade and all residents are encouraged to attend. The parade will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey. Marching will start at 9 a.m. The parade will finish with services at approximately 10 a.m. at Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue. In case of inclement weather, services only will be held at the Community Center. More information

From Summit Community Programs: Sponsored by the Summit Fourth of July and Celebration Committee, the parade will be led by members of the Summit American Legion Post and will start at 10:00AM and begin at 25 DeForest Ave. to the Village Green. Summit civic and school groups are encouraged to participate and march along with veterans. The Summit High School marching band, Summit Police Department, Summit Fire Department, First Aid Squad, and scout troops will march in the parade. Spectators are encouraged to gather on DeForest Avenue, Beechwood Road, Springfield Avenue and along Maple Street to the Village Green. Flags will be distributed to the crowd by marchers on the route. This parade will be followed by a ceremony at the Village Green at 356 Broad Street. Free hot dogs provided by the Summit Elks Club. ​ ​If your organization is interested in marching, please contact Andy Smith at asmith@sslegalservices.com to register your organization. More information

From New Providence: The Memorial Day Parade remembering those who died in active military service will be held on Monday, May 27 – rain or shine. The parade will march along Springfield Avenue from Central Avenue to Academy Street. The parade will pause at the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church for Memorial Services, including an honor guard salute and taps played at each location. The parade ends at the Veteran’s Memorial, adjacent to the New Providence Memorial Library, where remarks by the Mayor and Commander of the American Legion will conclude the formal events of the day. More information

From ScotchPlainsNJ.gov: This year’s parade will be held on Monday, May 27th.  With your help, we hope to continue the tradition of excellent support from all civic groups in our communities. More information

From New Jersey Festival Orchestra: MUSIC THAT MAKES HOLLYWOOD Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 7pm First United Methodist Church, Westfield, NJ MOVIE: Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant presented with live symphonic score by Carl Davis SIBELIUS Violin concerto BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story David Wroe Conductor Stefan Milenkovich Violin New Jersey Festival Orchestra View the classic Chaplin movie as never before with Carl Davis’ symphonic score performed LIVE by NJFO! The music illuminates the newcomer experience from moment to moment and mirrors Chaplin’s use of tearful and comic styles as live orchestra meets the clarity of restored cinematography. Then, multicultural groups battle it out in Bernstein’s modern day version of Romeo and Juliet. To complete the immigrant experience – and back by popular demand – we welcome Serbian superstar Stefan Milenkovich, now a beloved resident of Chicago, TICKETS $30 | $58 | $76 Under 18 $15 with purchase of adult ticket College students with ID $20