PLAINFIELD, NJ – Here’s a glimpse of the week ahead in Plainfield:

Tuesday, July 28

  • The Mayor of Plainfield and other local leaders invite the city of Plainfield to participate in a community forum being held at Rose of Sharon Church (825 West 7th St.) on Tuesday, July 28.  The forum, which is themed H.O.P.E (Healing, Opportunities, Possibilities, Education), is free to attend and will begin at 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, July 29

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  • The Union County Aging and Disability Resource Connection will be at the Plainfield Senior Center (400 East Front St.) on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, to distribute food vouchers to Union County residents 60-years-old or older. Please bring proof of residency and verification of income with you to receive four $5 vouchers totaling $20.00.

Thursday, July 30

  • Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation will be showing the movie “Selma”, starting at 8:30 PM, at Aristacare Norwood Terrace & United Presbyterian Church - located behind United Presbyterian Church at 525 East Front Street.  Refreshments will be served and chairs will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
  • Plainfield Special Improvement District’s "Thursdays by the Fountain Concert Series" kicks off this Thursday with a performance by the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Brass Quartet. Concerts will take place at Plainwood Square Park (1380 South Ave) in Plainfield, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Friday, July 31

  • Magician Jim Vagias will present "American Heroes" at the Plainfield Public Library, starting at 2 PM.  "Children can take an imaginary trip to Washington D.C. and learn about history through Jim's magic, humor and puppetry.”

Saturday, August 1

  • The Eleventh Annual "Health and Fun Day" event will take place at the Covenant United Methodist Church in Plainfield (631 East Front Street) from 9 AM to 4 PM. Healthcare providers and vendors will be present at the health fair and medical screening and testing will be provided. The event will feature live performances, games, prizes and free food.
  • The Division of Parks and Recreation "Hooked on Fishing - Not Drugs" program will continue, from 9 AM to 11 AM, at Cedarbrook Park Pond (8 Pemberton Ave.).

“This program advocates for youth to avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs while providing them with a positive recreational alternative. Specifically targeted for youth in grades 6-12, they will learn about freshwater and marine ecosystems, proper outdoor ethics and being a good steward of their local environment, as well as life skills like preparing and cooking their catch."

Those interested in participating may register online with community pass at Please contact (908) 753-3097 for more information.