UNION CITY - Mayor Rudy Garcia unveiled the official Diamond Jubilee logo outside City Hall on Tuesday and announced a schedule of events to begin on June 1, 2000 in celebration of Union City's 75th Anniversary. A dinner-dance, concert, historical exhibits, guided tours, grand parade and a picnic for city residents are some of the planned events. "Union City embodies the spirit of America's past, present, and its future," Garcia said. "For 75 years, Union City has offered a unique snapshot of the American experience and presents the pulse of the future. The jubilee gives us the opportunity to showcase the city and our past, and to have the community get involved in the celebration. Hopefully people that lived here years ago will come back and celebrate with the city." Students from Emerson and Union Hill high schools joined the mayor in unveiling the logo that will appear on a Diamond Jubilee flag, set to be raised at the onset of the festivities, and a host of commemorative items. Emerson High School senior Christian Torres designed the logo. "I started to read a little bit about the history and then I came across the idea of the jubilee diamond because the diamond represents the city's 75th Anniversary," said Torres, who worked on the project for a month. Students from all the schools in the city submitted their original logo creations to the 75th Anniversary Committee. "Oh man, I'm actually speechless," said Torres. "I'm so proud and it's an honor that the city has picked my drawing. Just being that I was raised in Union City, it's a way for me give back something." Torres added that he has been creating artwork since fifth grade and has had his work exhibited at the Park Theater Performing Arts Center's multi-arts festival at 560 32nd St. and at Mill Creek Mall in Secaucus. Bill Campbell, a partner at Campbell & Fitzgibbons, the public relations agency for the Diamond Jubilee, said the schedule is still tentative and that the festivities planned for the city will not continue throughout the summer. Unlike West New York's continuous 100th Anniversary Celebration in 1998, Union City's jubilee will cease during the months of July and August and resume in September. Planners fear that a Fourth of July fireworks exhibit along the Jersey City and Hoboken waterfronts would lure city residents away. The festivities begin on June 1 with the raising of the jubilee flag followed by a field day in Roosevelt Stadium for the children and a dinner-dance for adults on June 3 in the Walter Recreation Center. On June 4, from noon to 6 p.m., Marini Field at the monastery will host "Family Day," an afternoon picnic with entertainment. Other events include a jubilee concert, a series of ongoing walking tours of the city, and exhibits at the Union Hill Arts Building on 39th Street. The grand parade is planned for Oct. 22. The Jubilee Committee is seeking two seniors, a male and female who were born around June 1, 1925, to be king and queen of the parade. The date is significant because it was when the city was created, after the towns of West Hoboken downtown and Union Hill uptown merged. Also at the logo unveiling, Kevin Ash, director of the Park Performing Arts Center, made available reduced-priced tickets to residents who would like to attend the theater's current showing of the Passion Play.