Sunday, September 16, 2012

Free Classes

Registration for FREE classes in the Performing Arts

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. will be having Registration for its professional theatre training program for children ages eight and up from Monday through Friday, September 24th to September 28th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Jose Marti Freshman Academy, 1800 Summit Avenue, Union City. 

Unlimited FREE classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Salsa, Tap/Rhythm, Singing, and Acting.

To register, kids must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  All classes are FREE. No special clothing or equipment needed. Registration fee is $30 per student. All of the instructors are professional performers.  Open to all residents of Hudson County.  Adult classes in Salsa are also offered at no cost.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"La Charanga 76" Anniversary Concert

The City of Union City will be hosting a concert celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Latin band "La Charanga 76" on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City.  Admission is FREE and parking is available at 23rd Street Parking Deck located on 23rd Street between Summit and Kerrigan Avenues in Union City.

"La Charanga 76" was formed in Union City, NJ and made its debut at Liberty Park on July 4th, 1976 hired by El Centro Cultural Cubano de NY to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the US Declaration of Independence.  Simultaneously in 1976, "La Charanga 76" released its first LP which featured its run-away hit "Soy" (a ballad by Willy Chirino). Currently, "La Charanga 76" is still going strong and maintains its national and international popularity.  The band performs as a special attraction in major concerts and events.

"La Charanga 76" concert is part of Union City's Hispanic Heritage month celebrations. This will be a special concert celebrating the many accomplishments of one of Union City's most successful musical institutions.  Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

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UC Arts & Crafts and Music Festival

The Annual Union City Arts & Crafts and Music Festival will be held at Ellsworth Park, New York Avenue and 24th Street, on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 
The daylong festival will include a vast array of artists and crafters, various organizations and community groups, live performances and many activities for children.

Everyone is invited to attend.  Admission is free. 

Oswaldo "El Indio Araucano" Gomez

The William V. Musto Cultural Center will host an event honoring Oswaldo "El Indio Araucano" Gomez for his long artistic career on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Willian V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City. There will be live music by Gilberto Perez-Lavastida on piano, accompanying "El Indio Araucano". Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Mr. Gomez has had a long artistic career as a singer and musician.  He is enormously well known and regarded by the Hispanic community. The entire community is cordially invited to attend this most especial cultural event where Oswaldo "El Indio Araucano" Gomez will be presented the Mapuche Warrior Medal on behalf of HRH Prince Philippe d'Araucanie for his contributions to the culture and dignity of the Mapuche people of Araucania.  This is an extremely high honor to the Araucania people.