Arts & Entertainment

Pop-Up Art Gallery and Exhibition Comes to Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A pop-up art gallery and exhibition comes to Plainfield in the North Avenue Historic Arts District. 

"The Welcoming" opening reception will take place on April 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at 144 North Avenue.

The exhibition, presented by the City of Plainfield, Landmark Developers, and Yendor Productions, which was founded to alleviate the challenges experienced by underserved artists and communities as it relates to cultural and artistic expression., will run through May 19th

Learn more on the Yendor Productions Facebook page.

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A Tour of Boston with the Freewalkers

This past weekend I made a quick trip to Boston to participate in a walk around the city with some of the folks from the Freewalkers walking group.  You may recall that the non-profit organization is one of the recipients of donations made towards my 2018 walk.

On Friday morning, four of us piled into a minivan in New Jersey, and headed up to Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, where we ...

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Wed, July 26, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

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Wed, July 26, 6:30 PM

Plainfield High School, Plainfield

Plainfield Board of Education Special Meeting ...

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Thu, July 27, 4:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Community Center, Plainfield

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Union County to Hold National Night Out in Springfield on August 1st

July 26, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation announce that the next evening of "Family Fun & Flix," the free summer entertainment and film series on Tuesday evenings, will team-up with National Night Out organizers on August 1 at Meisel Park, off Meisel Avenue in Springfield.

Move Over Mary Lee: Great White Shark 'Hilton' Swims 60 Miles East of Atlantic City

July 23, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The bookmakers may lay down odds that Great White Shark 'Hilton' won't get too close to the shore but you may want to do your own research and education about Great White Sharks before you dip your toe in the water. You will soon realize that the water is just fine because research and education is what Hilton is really all about. Any STEM ...

Former NY Pro Football Player Sponsors Prom For Special Needs Students

July 26, 2017

“A Night Under The Stars” was a particularly joyous and memorable occasion for Bright Beginnings Learning Center–Secondary/ Piscataway Regional Day School graduates, thanks to funding from the Steve Weatherford World Champion Foundation and coordination efforts of about 25 staff members.

The graduates, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Multiple Disabilities, ...

"Shall We Begin?" Winter Comes to Westeros on Game of Thrones

July 19, 2017

Considering Game of Thrones fans waited 448 days for the premiere of the shortest season to date, many were disappointed by the anticlimactic nature of Sunday’s episode. But the way I see it, Ed Sheeran cameo aside, the show writers did everything right: enemies were destroyed, crucial information was revealed and the stage was set for absolute chaos in Westeros.

For the first time ...

Plainfield's Rapps Pharmacy, Delivering Wellness Right to Your Front Door

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Rapps Pharmacy is an independent, full service, and locally owned neighborhood pharmacy that has been operating in downtown Plainfield since 1956.

Rapps Pharmacy serves a very diverse community, specializing in innovative mental healthcare, and serving clients with mental behavioral health disorders, substance abuse disorders and developmental delays throughout the state ...

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co., 2013)

 

As a student of history, I don't know why I thought that reading Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard would be any more satisfying than their previous two publications, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. Having now finished the rapid read, I would put the O'Reilly/Dugard books in ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...