PLAINFIELD, NJ - Looking for something to do this weekend in and around Plainfield?  Here are some ideas to get you motivated.

A student art exhibit will be held at Plainfield High School on Friday at 5 p.m.  There will also be food and vendors.  For more information, visit

The Union County Magnet High School, at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, is holding a silent auction on Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to benefit Project Graduation 2018, an alcohol-free, safe celebration for seniors the night of their graduation.   For more info, contact Gloria Shih at or call 908-561-5057.

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Black Love Matters - Join the staff of Iris House for this free celebration of love and music on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield (FUSP), 724 Park Ave.  There will be live music, games and giveaways.  RSVP to Audria at or call 908-561-5057.

Celebrate 2018 Black History Month with Friends of Plainfield Public Library (FOPPL) on Saturday.  Take a trip through time to hear African-American history through Plainfield orators, poetry and music.  Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.  From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Plainfield High School will send members of the wrestling team, including Union County Heavyweight Champion Christian Cajon, to the Regional Championships at Union High School on Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m.  

Frontiers International Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series presents Returning to the Source:  Learning African History for Self-Liberation with Dr. Akil Khalfani, Director of Africana Studies at Essex County College.  Dr. Khalfani will speak on Saturday at Washington Community School, 427 Darrow Ave. from 1 to 4 p.m.  Light refreshments will be available.  The event is supported by the Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission.  For more information, call 908-868-8704.

It's jazz in the sanctuary at Shiloh Baptist Church on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.  Cynthia Holiday will host the premiere performance of the 2018 Jazz in the Sanctuary series.  Shiloh is located at 515 W. 4th Street and is a free will offering.  For more information, call 908-754-3353 or visit

Crescent Concerts presents a Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists, on Sunday at 3 p.m.  Talented local young musicians chosen by competitive audition will amaze you.  General admission is $20, tickets for seniors are $15, and $5 for students.  The concert will take place at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Avenue.  Visit for more information.

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