PLAINFIELD, NJ - There's something for everyone in Plainfield this weekend, from barbecues to games to sporting competitions. Where will we see you?
It's a Family Fun Day at Hannah Atkins Park on Saturday starting at 11 a.m., sponsored by the Bridget Rivers Civic Association, Project Hope Plainfield, and Sisters of Solomon. Lunch will be served at noon, and there is a book bag giveaway at 2 p.m., first come first served.
Former Councilwoman Bridget Rivers said, "This event was first started when my sister, the former Councilwoman Joanne Hollis, served on the council. I hold this event near and dear to my heart and I try very hard to keep her legacy alive. She had done some great things for the community while serving as a Councilwoman and a Housing Authority Commissioner."
Hannah Atkins Park is located at 532 West 3rd Street.
The fifth annual REP Your Pool swim meet on Saturday at Hannah Atkins Pool starts at 9 a.m. The friendly athletic competition is for swimmers age 7 to 16 from Seidler Field, Hannah Atkins, and Rushmore pools. The top team wins bragging rights for 2018!
The 3rd Annual Plainfield Bike Ride starts at 11 a.m. sharp at Rushmore Park, and ends at Milt Campbell Field.
The Metropolitan Seventh-Day Adventist Church Youth Ministry will be hosting a Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. at 1003 West 4th Street.
11th Annual Community BBQ - The community is invited on Saturday to the home of Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and First Lady Amelia Mapp for the annual BBQ. Price of admission: canned / non-perishable food items, new toiletries. The event is sponsored by the Adrian Mapp Civic Association.
The NJ Sharing Network is hosting a Kickball and Cookout event on Saturday at Milt Campbell Field for National Minority Donor Awareness. The annual observance recognizes the generosity of multicultural donors and their families, and encourages people from diverse communities to register as organ and tissue donors.
A downtown festival thrown by Plainfield nightclub owner Edison Garcia will be held on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will be held in Municipal Parking Lots 8 and 8A, behind businesses on the north side of East Front Street. You can enter via Somerset Street and Watchung Avenue.
The Plainfield Division of Health is holding another microchipping clinic on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will provide residents with the opportunity to microchip licensed cats and dogs for just $10 per pet. Animal licenses will also be available at the clinics. Licenses for spayed/neutered pets cost $18.20, and non-spayed/non-neutered cost $21.20. The clinic will take place at the fire station at 1015 South Ave. Dogs should be on leashes, and cats must be in carriers.
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