PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield news and events.  There's something for everyone!


  • Boys volleyball:  an away match vs. Scotch Plains-Fanwood at 4 p.m.
  • Baseball:  a 4 p.m. home game.
  • A Prevent Child Abuse workshop will be held at the Family Success Center, 504 Madison Ave. from 5 to 5:45 p.m., followed by a parent / child activity from 6 to 7 p.m.  Registration for the evening's activities is required; call Sequoia Young, 908-731-4200, ext. 5221.

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  • The Board of Education Work & Study meeting will be held in the Plainfield High School conference room, starting at 8 p.m.  Download the agendapdf.Boys volleyball:  an away match vs. Union at 4 p.m.
  • Baseball:  a home game at 4 p.m. vs. Jonathan Dayton High School.
  • Have you ever been charged with a crime that was dismissed in court?  Did you know it’s still on your record?  Do you know that your records are visible to potential employers?  Learn how to file an expungement to have a past record removed.  Expungement for Dismissed Charges & Convictions, a workshop with Leonard Grayson, Reentry Coordinator for the city of Elizabeth, will be held in the Elks banquet hall, 1357 West 3rd Street at 6 p.m.
  • Vote by mail ballots are now available for the June 5 primary election.  Download the applicationpdf; applications in Spanish are also available.  Learn more here.


  • Co-ed golf:  a 4 p.m. match at home vs. Roselle Park.
  • Softball:  an away game at 4 p.m. vs. Summit.


  • Ferdinand, a kids movie, will be shown at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., at 3:30 p.m.
  • Boys volleyball:  a home match vs. Elizabeth at 4 p.m.
  • Baseball:  a home game at 4 p.m. vs. Hillside.
  • Softball:  an away game at 4 p.m. vs. Linden.
  • The Greater Central Jersey Clergy Association invites you to celebrate the National Day of Prayer on the steps of City Hall, 515 Watchung Ave. from 12 to 1 p.m.


  • Toddler Time at the Plainfield Public Library starts at 11:30 a.m.  Learn more.
  • Maxson Middle School Presents "Into the Woods Jr" at 7 p.m.  Maxson Middle School is located at 920 East 7th Street.  Purchase tickets
  • Hubbard Middle School students are holding their 2nd Annual Fundraising Car Wash event to benefit 8th grade promotion activities.  Just $5, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 661 West 8th Street.
  • The deadline to register for the FOSH garage sale is today at the $25 level.  After, the cost increases to $35.  No registrations will be accepted after May 11.  Learn more.
  • “Screenagers, Growing Up in the Digital Age”, is a documentary by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston who saw the effects of digital media on her own children and began to explore ways to solve this emerging problem.  Ruston takes a deeply personal approach to explore the struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. The award-winning film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics.  The film offers solutions on how we can help our children navigate the digital world.  Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10, and the movie will be shown at Cedarbrook K-8 Center, 1049 Central Ave.  Buy tickets online here.


  • New to Plainfield?  Sign up to take the New Residents Bus Tour with members of the Division of Parks and Recreation.  The tour leaves from City Hall, 515 Watchung Ave.  Call 908-753-3097 to reserve your spot!  Participants will receive a goodie bag.
  • Maxson Middle School Presents "Into the Woods Jr" at 3 p.m.  Maxson Middle School is located at 920 East 7th Street.  Purchase tickets
  • Celebrate National Children's Book Week, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Authors Robert E. Constant and Ralph Burgess will be signing copies of their children's books.


  • The Coffee Box premieres "Organized Chaos," its next art gallery display with works by Gregory Silverman.  Several pieces will be available to purchase, and the artist will discuss and describe his works.  At 1359 South Avenue from 2 to 4 p.m. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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