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Week Ahead in Plainfield Includes National Night Out, Skatepark Opening

Madison Skatepark Credits: Jennifer Popper

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The upcoming week in Plainfield is going to be a busy one, filled with ribbon cutting ceremonies, two National Night Out events, kickball, and more... take a look!


  • If you want to run for a Board of Education seat, the deadline for filing your nominating petition is today, before 4:00 pm in the Office of the Union County Clerk, located at 2 Broad Street, Room 113, in Elizabeth.  Learn more.


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  • A ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 10:00 am to open the Madison Avenue Skatepark, a 7,000 square foot park, and Plainfield's first.  Read more.
  • Spanish computer classes will take place at the Plainfield Public Library on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 am, and on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
  • Each year, residents of Plainfield celebrate National Night Out, a national event that fosters relationships between neighbors and law enforcement to build safer communities.  There will be two celebrations in Plainfield, with one at City Hall Plaza and one in Leland Park, put on by Netherwood Heights Neighbors.  Both events start at 6:30 pm.  More info here!
  • Free sports physicals are being offered by the Plainfield Public Schools Athletics Department today from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Download the required formspdf.
  • The County of Union will begin resurfacing West Seventh Street in Plainfield from Park Avenue to Clinton Avenue over the course of five nights.  Read more.






  • Spanish computer classes will take place at the Plainfield Public Library on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 am, and on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
  • A Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting will be held in the City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave, at 7:00 pm.


  • The 'Thursdays in the City' Summer Concert Series starts at 7:00 pm.  Enjoy sounds from Flavuh at City Hall Plaza, 515 Watchung Avenue.  Bring a chair, grab a friend!
  • A special meeting will be held by the Plainfield Board of Education at 7:00 pm at the high school.  Action may be taken.
  • The Planning Board will meet at 7:30 pm in the City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave.


  • Enjoy a cookout and kickball tournament at Milt Campbell Park, sponsored by the NJ Sharing Network to celebrate National Minority Donor Awareness Week.
  • The last session of Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Cedar Brook Pond, located at 8 Pemberton Ave.

Be sure to register this week for the Community Walk-Off Challenge that begins on Monday, August 7th!

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