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The Week Ahead in Plainfield: November 19-25

November 18, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Thanksgiving holiday might be right around the corner, but there are still a few events on TAP this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and more.


The City Council's combined agenda session will start at 7 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.  The meeting will include a public hearing on deer management in the ...

Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

9 Things to do in Plainfield this Weekend

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Welcome to the weekend!  Here's a look at things to do in Plainfield, from holiday craft fairs, to music by bands and a symphony, and more.  Where will we see you?



The Emerson Theater Group is holding its 2nd Annual Pre-Holiday Bazzar / Flea Market, featuring gift items, food, apparel, jewelry, face painting, and more.  There will be ...

Plainfield Battle of the Bands on Saturday

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Friends and Families of the Plainfield Bands will present their inaugural Battle of the Bands event on Saturday, and you're invited.  All of the proceeds benefit the Plainfield High School Marching Band.

The organizers are made up of individuals that provide support and assistance to the students and staff of the Plainfield High School Marching Band throughout the ...

International Children’s Choir Visits Scotch Plains on Nov. 25 to Tell Refugee Stories

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Children of the World choir will perform at Evangel Church (1251 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains) on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm. This is just one of the many stops on their 2018-2019 Refuge + Strength tour, which will take them all over the U.S. telling stories of refugee children/families and raising awareness of the ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: November 12-18

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


The Plainfield Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.  The City of Plainfield will be also be closed.


The school board will hold a work and study session, meeting in the ...

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Hosting Bonfire Event in Plainfield

UPDATE:  According to organizers, this event has been canceled.

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is hosting a bonfire at Milt Campbell Field for girls in Plainfield.  The event will serve as an opportunity to bring together current, registered Girl Scouts and to recruit new scouts, too. There will be songs, s'mores, and more.

The Girl Scouts are "2.6 ...

Out and About in Plainfield This Weekend: November 9-11

PLAINFIELD, NJ - There is a bevy of activities - dinner and dancing, art, wildlife, and more -  from which to choose this weekend in and around Plainfield.  Where will we see you?


A Domestic Violence Awareness presentation by the Union County Rape Crisis Center, the Union County YWCA, and the Plainfield Police Department will be given at  7:30 p.m. at Mount Olive ...

Plainfield Musical Club's 2018 Scholarship Benefit Concert at FUSP

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's First Unitarian Society is supporting the Plainfield Musical Club with producing the 2018 Scholarship Benefit Concert at the historic church.

Celebrating its 126th year of remarkable music making, the Plainfield Musical Club will present a lively concert of classical music and jazz at FUSP on Nov. 11. at 4 p.m., 724 Park Ave.

The concert will feature club ...

Plainfield, Let's Talk Quilts

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield will host a lecture entitled “Let’s Talk Quilts” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Drake House Museum.   The talk will be given by Susan Jerome, Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Textile and Costume Collection.

Jerome will discuss some of the definitions and ideas surrounding the word ...


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All Aboard for Holiday Fun

November 19, 2018

Kick off the season’s festivities with a visit to the annual Holiday Sound & Light Show beginning this Friday, November 23 at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center.

The three-week series showcases the Railroad Center’s gigantic HO scale layout along with additional model train displays, holiday decorations, a snack bar, toddler rest area and railroad-themed gift ...