PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield, you're going to be busy this weekend. Here is just a snapshot of workshops and events that will take place around town.
At Plainfield Public Schools: The Black History Month Committee is hosting the last event on Friday, 5:00-9:00 pm at Plainfield High School in the auditorium and the cafeteria. The program includes student performances, vendors and a food tasting extravaganza. T-shirts are on sale now for $12-$15, with proceeds to the BHM Scholarship. Contact Janice Woods 908-731-4200 ext 4325 for more information.
Care Free Fridays - TAPinto Plainfield has been notified that this event has been canceled this week. The next one will take place on Friday, March 17th.
You might opt instead to take in a concert at Shiloh Baptist Church at 7:30 pm. The Music Ministry performs A Black History Month Concert: From the Middle Passage: An African-American Journey, under the direction of Jared McClain. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, visit www.shilohplainfield.org or call 908-754-3353. The church is located at 515 West 4th Street.
The next morning, the high school will hold an immigration workshop for undocumented students. Representatives from Rutgers Law School's Child Advocacy Clinic and Immigration Rights Clinic will present at this conference, along with Maria del Cid, a former Plainfield High School graduate and community representative who established the Del CID Dreamer Scholarship.
The Plainfield Family Success Center invites the community to its Black History Month celebration from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at 209 Berckman Street. Honoring African-Americans, there will be music, food, activities and family support services. For more information and to register, call 908-731-4200 ext 5239.
Saturday evening, catch Pros vs. Joes, a basketball fundraiser that pits former NFL players who represent Lonnie Allgood's Dreams for Kids organization against Plainfield’s Hubbard Middle School staff and students. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Mr. Cheatham at Hubbard Middle School, 908-731-4320. Advance tickets for the game only are $10, and VIP Meet and Greet plus game tickets are $35. Tickets purchased at the door for just the game are $15, and VIP Meet and Greet tickets are $40.
Close out the weekend with the Crescent Concerts Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. The performance will be held at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 716 Watchung Avenue.
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