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Sun, May 1, 11:00 AM

Trailside Nature and Science Center in Watchung Reservation, Mountainside

Bring Friends and Family to the Wild Earth Fest

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar

Add to My Calendar 05/01/2022 11:00am 05/01/2022 5:00pm America/New_York Bring Friends and Family to the Wild Earth Fest

Union County’s popular Wild Earth Fest and Touch-a-Truck events are returning to the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside for the first time in two years. Both events will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine.

This year, Wild Earth Fest features up-close experiences with live animals including:

Swift Farms Petting Zoo is bringing a variety of baby ...

Mountainside, NJ
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Tue, May 3, 7:00 PM

Zoom, Plainfield

Budget Deliberation: Finance, Economic ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/03/2022 7:00pm 05/03/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Budget Deliberation: Finance, Economic Development, Health & Social Services

The budgets for the Finance Department, Department of Economic Development, Department of Health & Social Services will be introduced.

Virtual Plainfield, NJ
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Tue, May 3, 8:00 PM

Plainfield High School cafeteria, Plainfield

Board of Ed Work & Study

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/03/2022 8:00pm 05/03/2022 11:45pm America/New_York Board of Ed Work & Study

Join the Zoom meeting here. Download the agenda on Board Docs.

Virtual & In-Person Plainfield, NJ 07063
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Wed, May 4, 7:00 PM

Zoom, Plainfield

Plainfield Zoning Board

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/04/2022 7:00pm 05/04/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Plainfield Zoning Board

Download agendas and documents here.

Virtual Plainfield, NJ
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Thu, May 5, 7:00 PM

Zoom, Plainfield

Plainfield Planning Board

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/05/2022 7:00pm 05/05/2022 9:30pm America/New_York Plainfield Planning Board

Download the agenda and documents here.

Virtual Plainfield, NJ
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Fri, May 6, 3:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Room 2, Plainfield

Mother's Day Craft

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2022 3:30pm 05/06/2022 4:30pm America/New_York Mother's Day Craft

Join us for a Mother's Day Craft as we decorate mugs! Registration is required.

To register, please contact the Children's Room. SPACE IS LIMITED!

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ
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Sat, May 7, 9:00 AM

Plainfield Senior Center, Plainfield

Joint Land Use Meeting

Business & Finance Government

Add to My Calendar 05/07/2022 9:00am 05/07/2022 12:00pm America/New_York Joint Land Use Meeting

The City of Plainfield Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission and Shade Tree Commission will hold a special joint meeting to review the city master plan, land use regulations, development proposals and the roles of the boards. No action will be taken.

400 East Front Street Plainfield, NJ
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Sat, May 7, 10:30 AM

Zoom, Plainfield

Sons & Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage: ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 05/07/2022 10:30am 05/07/2022 12:00pm America/New_York Sons & Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage: Hereditary Society

This month the Library Genealogy Club presents: The Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP). This is a lineage society for descendants of individuals enslaved in English colonial America and the United States of America from 1619-1865. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of freed and enslaved ancestors. This program will explain what is the SDUSMP, how to apply for ...

Virtual Plainfield, NJ
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Mon, May 9, 1:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Anne Louise Davis Room, Plainfield

Children's Movie: Encanto

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/09/2022 1:00pm 05/09/2022 3:00pm America/New_York Children's Movie: Encanto

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except ...

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ
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Mon, May 9, 7:00 PM

Zoom, Plainfield

Plainfield City Council Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/09/2022 7:00pm 05/09/2022 8:30pm America/New_York Plainfield City Council Meeting

Agendas are posted here a few days before each meeting.

Virtual Plainfield, NJ
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Wed, May 11, 6:00 PM

Zoom, Plainfield

Social Emotional Learning Virtual Town Hall / ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/11/2022 6:00pm 05/11/2022 7:00pm America/New_York Social Emotional Learning Virtual Town Hall / Reunion Virtual para Padres

The ongoing experience of the pandemic is having an impact on children and their parents. This workshop is an opportunity to reflect on the effect of the pandemic on your children and determine how to best support them in the social, emotional learning (SEL). Parents who attend this webinar will be able to:

a) identify areas of your own SEL strengths and areas of growth

b) apply SEL skills ...

Virtual Plainfield, NJ
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Thu, May 12, 6:30 PM

PAAAS, outside the cafeteria, Plainfield

PAAAS Vocal Studio Spring Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2022 6:30pm 05/12/2022 8:30pm America/New_York PAAAS Vocal Studio Spring Concert

The Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies presents a vocal studio spring concert.

1700 W. Front Street Plainfield, NJ
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Fri, May 13, 7:00 PM

Plainfield High School Auditorium, Plainfield

PHS Dance Ensemble Presents Legacy: 20 Years of ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2022 7:00pm 05/13/2022 9:00pm America/New_York PHS Dance Ensemble Presents Legacy: 20 Years of Dance

The Plainfield High School Dance Ensemble presents Legacy: 20 Years of Dance, a spring dance concert choreographed and directed by M.A. Taylor. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Advanced tickets: $10, call 908-731-4200

Door tickets: $15

950 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ
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Fri, May 13, 7:30 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Young Harlem: Every Story Has A Beginning

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2022 7:30pm 05/13/2022 9:30pm America/New_York Young Harlem: Every Story Has A Beginning

MKW Ministry presents the stage play, Malcolm X and Redd Foxx: Before he became a political leader, and before he became one of the funniest comedians of all time, let’s see who they were in a Young Harlem, because every story has a beginning.

Two performances: Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door.

1030 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ
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Sat, May 14, 9:00 AM

Nokia campus parking lot, New Providence

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents

Green

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 9:00am 05/14/2022 1:00pm America/New_York Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the next free paper shredding event of 2022, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The events will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Nokia campus parking lot, located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. The parking lot is located across ...

600 Mountain Ave. New Providence, NJ
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Sat, May 14, 10:30 AM

Zoom, Plainfield

The Blue Hills Encampment & Vermeule Fort

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 10:30am 05/14/2022 12:00pm America/New_York The Blue Hills Encampment & Vermeule Fort

In this month's Saturday Morning History Chat, we present The Blue Hills Encampment & Vermeule Fort. In December 1776, local Patriot Cornelius Vermeule allowed the construction of a militia post and fort on his plantation – the largest in the area. This encampment was key to protecting the southeastern flank of Washington’s future Middlebrook encampment and played a noteworthy ...

Virtual Plainfield, NJ
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Sat, May 14, 11:00 AM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Classic/Custom Car, Truck & Bike Show

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 11:00am 05/14/2022 4:00pm America/New_York Classic/Custom Car, Truck & Bike Show

Promoting Autism Awareness, a fundraiser for WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Inc.

Free general admission.

1030 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ
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Sat, May 14, 12:00 PM

The Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Plainfield

Community Kitchen Hot Meal Giveaway

Food & Drink Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 12:00pm 05/14/2022 2:00pm America/New_York Community Kitchen Hot Meal Giveaway

The "Community Kitchen" hot meal giveaway is hosted by the Missionary Ministry and Deaonesses, and will take place 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., while supplies last.

216 Liberty St Plainfield, NJ
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Sat, May 14, 4:00 PM

Shiloh Baptist Church, Plainfield

Jazz in the Sanctuary

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 4:00pm 05/14/2022 6:00pm America/New_York Jazz in the Sanctuary

The 12th Year of Jazz in the Sanctuary and the 114th Church Anniversary.

515 West 4th Street Plainfield, NJ
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Sat, May 14, 7:30 PM

duCret School of Art, Plainfield

Young Harlem: Every Story Has A Beginning

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 7:30pm 05/14/2022 9:30pm America/New_York Young Harlem: Every Story Has A Beginning

MKW Ministry presents the stage play, Malcolm X and Redd Foxx: Before he became a political leader, and before he became one of the funniest comedians of all time, let’s see who they were in a Young Harlem, because every story has a beginning.

Two performances: Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door.

1030 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ

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Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Present Middle School Art Show

EDISON, NJ --Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created a wonderful array of art to display at last week’s first in-person Middle School Art Show since 2019. 

Miss Tanda Tucker’s students presented a variety of works, including Illuminate Letters, Zentangle Shadow Portraits, Quote 1/2 Portrait Paintings, Cubist Self-Portraits, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Class Officers for 2022-2023

EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2022-2023 school year after winning the Student Council election. Annie, who took over the leadership from outgoing president Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains earlier this month, will be joined by Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Adam Eisdorfer of ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Shine at Middle School Spring Concert

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison provided more than 90 minutes of musical entertainment at last week’s Spring Concert in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Nine ensembles performed under the direction of Choir Director Sharon Byrne, Performing Arts Department Chair, and Band Director Rick Fontaine.

Highlights of the show included the ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Reminder: Union County to Host Pepsi Job Fair, May 24

May 23, 2022

Union County informs job-seeking residents that on Tuesday, May 24, a PepsiCo job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on will take place at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required.

PepsiCo will be hiring for 4 main ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Plainfield Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year / Matriculas de Kindergarden

May 9, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — It’s that time of year again, when all current Plainfield pre-kindergarten students must be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. A mass registration day will be held Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Administration Building, 1200 Myrtle Avenue. Parents, it is important to register your child early so he or she will have a placement ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

Longbourne by Jo Baker

Longbourne by Jo Baker. (Vintage, 2013)

 

Fancy that. Longbourne’s publishing date is exactly 200 years after that of its “predecessor,” Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen, author of six novels including Pride and Prejudice, was born in Hampshire, England in 1775; yet the themes and characters of her works remain as contemporary as if they were written today. In fact, ...

Funny Farm: Mu Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski

Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski. 

St. Martin’s Press, 2021.

 

Pandemic. Russia invades the Ukraine. Gas going up to $6.00 a gallon. Everywhere we turn, we are bombarded with bad news. However, if you are seeking a little recreational reading to provide a respite from the stress of daily life, pick up a copy of the remarkable book, ...

Two Truths and a Lie by Ellen McGarrahan

Two Truths and a Lie: A Murder, A Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice.  Ellen McGarrahan. Random House, 2021.

 

“The electric chair faced the witnesses, and as we watched Jesse, Jesse was watching us. Beneath his shaved scalp his dark eyes burned. He was starting to look at the witness in the front row, one by one, I realized. He was going to stare right into ...