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UPDATED: The Week Ahead in Plainfield: Mar 19-25


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



  • Bilingual Storytime with Miss Jai in the Children's Room at 3:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, at 800 Park Ave.
  • The Board of Education business meeting will be held at 8 the cafeteria at the high school, 950 Park Ave.  Action will be taken at the meetingpdf; a preliminary budget will be adopted.

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  • CANCELED:  The Youth Advisory Board will meet at 3:45 p.m. in Room 5 at the library.  Help influence what programs the library offers young people.  For those library patrons age 11 to 17 years.
  • CANCELED:  Senior Space is at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Senior Space is a place for older adults to live, learn, and socialize through activities, classes and more.  Yoga, art, healthy eating, and resources for seniors are a few of the offerings.
  • Tickets go on sale for Holy Savior Academy's 4th Annual Spring Splendor Tricky Tray, which takes place on April 21.


  • A contractor and developer network event will take place at PNC Bank, 1125 South Ave. in Plainfield.  For more information, call 908-753-3377. 
  • Bookbinding for Beginner's is a workshop for 11 to 17 year olds to learn how to make a Japanese-style 4-hole book binding.  Materials are provided for this event at the library at 3:45 p.m. in Room 5.
  • Join Miss Mary Lou to make spring crafts in the library's Children's Room at 3:30 p.m.
  • The Union County Freeholders meet for a combined Agenda Setting Session and Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, on the 6th floor. 


  • The Housing Authority's Black History Month rescheduled event will be held at 510 East Front Street at 6 p.m.  Educator Dr. Willa Cofield and Motivational Youth Speaker Rayvon will speak, and there will be food, vendors and performances.  The event is sponsored by the Plainfield Culture & Heritage Commission, Housing Authority of Plainfield, Premier Community Development Corporation, and Richmond Towers/Joann Hollis Gardens Resident Associations.  For more information, visit
  • RESCHEDULED FROM WEDNESDAY:  EZ Ride and the City of Plainfield are partnering with Canela’s Grocery and Deli, 414 Liberty Street, to host a free event for residents featuring free healthy snack samples, coupon giveaways, a healthy basket raffle, and nutrition information. Atlantic Health will also be at the event with a mobile unit to provide free blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol screenings for customers.  From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.


  • The Greater Central Jersey Clergy Association, Inc. and Plainfield Public Schools district will partner for the 2018 Community Empowerment Expo.  This is a free event that will feature a health fair, a job fair and community services.  For more information, contact Minister Mollie Germain, GCJCA Expo Chairperson at 732-406-4265, or Gloria Montealegre of the school district at 908731-4333.
  • The Division of Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cedar Brook Park at 10:15 a.m.  It will be in the park near the Shakespeare Garden.  Read more.
  • Deadline to apply for the Clearinghouse Scholarship


  • A Women's History Month celebration will be held at Masjidullah Plainfield from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this celebration will benefit the soup kitchen programs at Masjidullah.  This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.  A donation of $20.00 is recommended.  The event topic is 'Overcoming Obstacles to Success' and there will be three speakers:
    • Dara Aquila Govan, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney
    • Dr. Elaine Asyah Aquil, Nubian Chiropractic
    • Rev. Dr. Deborah Stapleton, Assistant Pastor at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens 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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