Union County Celebrates Black History Month with Events Throughout February

The calendar of events are the following:

Monday, February 3
A production of A Langston Hughes Song Revival will be shown at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage located at 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This show consists of an hour of Langston Hughes poetry set to music by African American composers Margaret Bonds and Florence Price. Call the UCPAC box office for ticket information at 732-499-8226. Register at: https://ucnj.org/black-history-month/#register

Saturday, February 8
The Freeholder Board will present the Chester Holmes award before the production of Raisin: A Musical at UCPAC’s Main Stage located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This is a musical adaptation of the Lorraine Hansberry play A Raisin in the Sun. Call the UCPAC box office for ticket information at 732-499-8226.

Monday, February 10
At noon the Freeholder Board will recognize the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade and its reverberations in our lives today with a free educational “Lunch and Learn” event. This event will take place in the Freeholder meeting room on the 6th floor in the Union County administration building in Elizabeth. For more information, please email Nathalie Hernandez at nahernandez@ucnj.org.

Thursday, February 13
From 7-8 p.m., residents and visitors are invited to Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside to “meet” Rosa Parks in a first-person interpreter presentation by Alexandra Ford of the American Historical Theatre. Attendees must be age 18 or older or high school students.

Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended through the Trailside Talks link on https://secure.rec1.com/NJ/union-county-nj/catalog