8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival begins Oct. 19

The City of Union City will host the 8th Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival. The week kicks-off with an elegant red carpet event on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., with the festivities beginning at 8 p.m. The opening night event will feature live music by Nuevo Flamenco Guitarist, Jonathan Fritz; a wine and cheese reception; and the world premiere screening of the film “La Academia” written and directed by Antonio Landeo Vega. The director, producers, and many of the cast and crew of “La Academia” will be present on opening night.
The closing night festivities will take place on Thursday, Oct. 22 with a red carpet at 7 p.m. and the ceremony commencing at 8 p.m. The event will feature live music by The James Austin Trio; a wine and cheese reception; screening of the winning short films and awards presentation; and special guest speakers including writer/director Dan Goggin, who will also receive the “Key to the City” the highest honor given by the City of Union City; Broadway and TV producers Melissa Pinsly and Franklin Zitter; and music producer and owner of Water Music, Rob Grenoble.
Admission to the festival is free. So is parking on Monday and Thursday at the Colin Powell School inside garage, entrance on Palisade Avenue and 15th Street.
All screenings will be at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 – 15th St., Union City. For the screening schedule please visit

Free health fair coming to St. Joseph of the Palisades Church on Oct. 24

A family health fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at St. Joseph of the Palisades Church in West New York from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Palisades Medical Center and St. Joseph of the Palisades Church are teaming up to sponsor the fair, which will feature free health screenings and information, as well as free activities and attractions for children.
All health screenings and evaluations are open to the public and will be provided free of charge. Health information will be available in English and Spanish and bilingual medical professionals will be on hand to answer questions. Health test and screenings will include blood pressure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, peak flow/respiratory, Body Mass Index – BMI, HgbA1c blood test for diabetes, eye exams for vision and glaucoma, SNAP-ED program, diet information and demo, breast exams with certificates for referral for mammography, and blood tests for lead levels.
Children will also enjoy the many games and activities at the family health fair, including face painting, a bounce house, and more. St. Joseph of the Palisades Church is located at 6401 Palisade Ave. For more information call (201) 854-5793.

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