Community Event Information:

Union County to hold Black History Month flag raising

The Union County Board of county commissioners invites the public to attend a flag-raising ceremony to mark the beginning of Black History Month, on Tuesday, February 1 at 3 pm outside of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad St in Elizabeth

The flag raising is the first in a series of Black History Month events hosted by the Commissioner Board. The series is free and open to the public. It includes:

  • February 9, 2022- From noon to 1 pm: A virtual lunch and learn session titled " Maintaining our mental health: Wellness Strategies for Coping during the Pandemic," focusing on the African American experience of COVID-19

  • February 18, 2022- At 7 pm in partnership with the city of Rahway a live production of the award-winning play fences at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. The event includes the presentation of the annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award. Please note that the COVID-19 Safety measures apply to this venue

  • February 24, 2022 at 6:30 pm: A free lecture on zoom by professor Keith E.Walcott of Union County College titled, "African American Survival: from Jim Crow to civil rights and beyond." Professor Walcott will trace the capacity of African Americans to survive and achieve against great odds


By Community Bulletin