Fascinated by a graceful eagle that soared lazily over Perth Amboy in 1823, 17-year old Solomon Andrews realized “with a shock” that he KNEW how to fly! It took him forty years to prove it, but in 1863 this New Jerseyan made history’s first “controlled flight.”
UNION—On Saturday, July 18, the Salem Roadhouse Cafe at Townley Presbyterian Church, 829 Salem Avenue, Union, will host a concert.
ROSELLE PARK—“Medium Expression” a solo exhibit of artwork by Roselle Park resident, Rosalia Tignini Verdun will be on display at the Casano Community Center Gallery June 16 through Aug. 14. The Gallery is located in the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park.
PERTH AMBOY—The official grand-opening of Perth Amboy’s “Welcome Center” and “Ferry Slip Museum” will be held on Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at the Ferry Slip, located on Front Street (foot of Smith Street.)
This is an accumulation of some of my research from around Union County.
RAHWAY—The Union County Performing Arts Center is looking for volunteers to give back to the arts in their community. The theater is holding volunteer training on Wednesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. All motivated individuals who are willing to volunteer their time, creativity and experience are welcome.
RAHWAY—The Union County Performing Arts Center is offering a one-week theatre camp this summer.
CRANFORD—Thanks to more than a year’s work and the assistance of a host of volunteers, the Cranford Public Library recently completed a comprehensive index to its collection of sheet music books.
Stylish as Johnny Depp’s portrayal is in director Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies,” it appears the splendid thespian is a bit late to the party. Short of reinventing the antihero, his performance, like Dillinger himself, was doomed. Just as our idea of the hero changes, so does its counterculture variant. This bad boy is strictly old fedora.
PERTH AMBOY—Perth Amboy’s Business Improvement District invites area residents to the 2009 Blueberry Festival & Jazz Concert.