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ARTS FOR ALL – Union City will hold its annual Arts and Crafts and Music Festival at Ellsworth Park on New York Avenue and 24th Street on Sept. 15. The daylong festival will include a vast array of artists and crafters, various organizations and community groups, live performances and many activities for children. Pictured here is the work of artist Gerard Karabin.
ARTS FOR ALL – Union City will hold its annual Arts and Crafts and Music Festival at Ellsworth Park on New York Avenue and 24th Street on Sept. 15. The daylong festival will include a vast array of artists and crafters, various organizations and community groups, live performances and many activities for children. Pictured here is the work of artist Gerard Karabin.
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NHCAC to sponsor UNICEF fundraiser

To help disaster relief efforts, the North Hudson Community Action Foundation is sponsoring a ‘Back to the ‘80s’ fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Hijos y Amigos de Fomento located at 522 38th St., Union City.

“Our agency not only responds to the needs of the people who live in our service area, but we also try to pitch in and help out anyone who is in need and that is why we are holding this fundraising event,” said Christopher Irizarry, President and CEO of North Hudson Community Action Corp.

A percentage of the proceeds will go the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, which supports UNICEF’s humanitarian relief work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Donations start at $20 and up, with complimentary appetizers, cash bar and raffle prizes.

For more information, please call Odalys Valdes, Director of Foundation, at (201) 210-0100, ext. 318.

WNY Lions Club to hold golf championships

The West New York Cuban Lions Club will hold its Annual Golf Championship on Oct. 15. There will be gifts, prizes, raffles, lunch, barbecue, soft drinks, and golf carts, as well as a dinner with an open bar.

They are seeking players and volunteers, and ask that those interested contact any member of the club or call Manny Reyes at (210) 424-1201.

The cost is $225 per player and everything included. Dinner only is $75.00.

Donations are also welcome. Proceeds from this event are to be donated to blind children.

UC mayor to hold Saturday office hours

Union City Mayor Brian Stack will hold three sessions of office hours on Saturdays, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Residents who cannot attend during those times may call (201) 376-1942 to arrange an appointment.

UC to hold film festival; entries wanted

Union City will host the fifth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival in October 2012.

This year’s five day festival will include three days of screening feature films, an evening of screening the finalists of the short film competing category, and a red carpet awards ceremony.

Submissions are wanted accepted in all categories. No pornography is allowed. Foreign language films will be accepted. Films should be no longer than 15 minutes in length.

Those interested may submit their film in DVD format, along with a cover letter, synopsis, film credits, awards (if any), and contact information to:

Commissioner Lucio P. Fernandez

Department of Public Affairs

3715 Palisade Ave.

Union City, NJ 07087

Attn: Film Entry

Write on the DVD cover the contact name, email, and genre.

Please include in the cover letter that the entry is being submitted by the property owner or licensee, and that the City of Union City has the right to publicly screen the film as part of the NoHu International Film Festival. Indicate whether the film is a “World Premiere,” “USA Premier,” “New Jersey Premiere,” or “Union City Premiere.”

Please note, DVDs will not be returned.

Entry deadline is Monday, Oct. 1 (no exceptions). There is no submission fee. This is a juried festival. All entries will be considered. Finalists will be notified via e-mail.

The Awards presentation for the Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the William Musto Cultural Center located at 420 15th St. Admission is free.

Holy Family Parish to hold annual international festival

Union City’s Holy Family Parish will hold its 15th Annual International Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Central Avenue between 32nd and 35th streets.

The festival will begin with Mass at 10:30 a.m. and then move across the street for the festivities. Family, friends, and neighbors are welcome to share and enjoy the great diversity of cultures that make up the neighborhood. There will be food, entertainment, music, arts and crafts, international displays, and games for children.

For more information, call (201) 867-6535.

Dvine Konektion to hold Community Fair

The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization based in West New York, hosts a free Community Fair every month as a way of helping those in need. They distribute free bags of groceries and baby supplies such as formula, diapers and wipes to families living in Hudson County.

Dvine Konektion is having its next Community Fair on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St. in West New York. Those interested in attending or donating food and/or items can call (201) 617-4484 for more information.

Arts at St. John’s extends summer program

The Arts at St. John’s Summer Wellness Program has been extended for two additional Tuesdays until Sept. 18. They will offer the following classes:

-5:45 p.m. Belly Dancing with Caridad

-6:00 p.m. Strength and Stretch with Guinevere

-7:00 p.m. Kundalini Yoga with Felix

-8:15 p.m. Meditation with Joe

St. John’s is located at 1516 Palisade Ave. in Union City. Please enter from the side door on 16th Street.

UC to hold 35th anniversary concert of ‘La Charanga’

Union City will host a concert celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Latin band “La Charanga 76” on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Union City Performing Arts Center located at 2500 Kennedy Blvd.

“La Charanga 76” was formed in Union City and made its debut at Liberty Park on July 4th, 1976 hired by El Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 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.

Admission is Free and parking is available at 23rd Street Parking Deck located on 23rd Street between Summit and Kerrigan avenues.

For more information, visit www.UnionCityPAC.com.

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