PLAINFIELD, NJ - School might be out, and summer vacations might be in full swing, but residents can still find something to do in and around Plainfield this weekend.

Friday, July 14

  • The Loving Story will be the feature film in the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield's Second Friday Film Series.  The documentary highlights the story of an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950's.  Read More Here.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Hunger Hero, a mandatory training will take place from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Division of Parks and Recreation, 510 Watchung Avenue.  Learn more about this program.

Saturday, July 15

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  • Start your Saturday off with Coffee with a Cop, and get to know a Plainfield police officer at The Coffee Box on South Avenue.  Bring your questions and concerns, and enjoy a fabulous cup of coffee and a tasty treat.
  • National Summer Reading Day, created by the Omicron Chi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to help combat illiteracy, will take place in the park adjacent to the Plainfield Public Library starting at 12:00 pm.  Read More Here.
  • The Plainfield Anti-Violence Coalition group will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Plainfield Rebellion.  Read More Here.
  • It's a Smile Drive with LiVay Sweet Shop, once again taking up a collection to help the community.  This time, it's toothbrushes and toothpaste, to be included in the City of Plainfield's Book Bag Drive

Sunday, July 16

  • The Shakespeare Garden in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park will be the backdrop for The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's outrageously funny comedy, starting at 1:00 pm.  Read More Here.
  • The Smile Drive continues at LiVay Sweet Shop.

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