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Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

Plainfield to Hold Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Events

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Take a look at some upcoming events in Plainfield that will honor and remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Saturday, Jan. 19, Plainfield's Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity will hold its annual family-friendly event at Hubbard Middle School, 661 West 8th Street, from 1 to 3 p.m.  This year's theme is "Humanity Tied Up ...

Plainfield Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to Celebrate Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity will hold its annual MLK Celebration honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The family-friendly event's theme is "Humanity Tied Up in a Single Garment of Unity," and will be held at Hubbard Middle School, 661 West 8th Street, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.

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Plainfield Symphony Orchestra Opens 2019 with Free Family Concert

Warm up your winter with a celebration of music and community

PLAINFIELD, NJ - As part of its mission to provide educational opportunities through youth and family-oriented concerts, the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will present its annual free family concert on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.  Under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince, the ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: January 14-20

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


Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J. in Room 2 at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., at 4 p.m.
Girls basketball:  at New Providence, 7 p.m.
Bowling:  vs. Roselle Catholic, at Jersey Lanes in Linden at ...

Plainfield’s Drake House Museum Undergoes Restoration Project

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield announced that a major restoration of the interior masonry walls of the Drake House Museum has been completed.  There are two interior basement areas that date to 1746, and one basement area that dates to the 1880’s. 

The project included local craftsmen working on the re-pointing of mortar throughout those areas, and ...

Plainfield Students Invited to Carefree Fridays, Operation Fuse

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division, in cooperation with the City of Plainfield, the Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation, and Plainfield Athletics, will host two events for students this month.

Carefree Fridays, on Jan. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m.,  is an event for all high school students in Plainfield, with the aim to bridge the gap with law enforcement and the ...

Tickets on Sale for Plainfield Symphony's 2019 After Dinner Dance

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Get your dancing shoes on!  Tickets for the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra's annual After Dinner Dance are available to purchase.  This year's theme is a Party for a New Century.

On Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 p.m. to midnight, enjoy some light refreshments and an open bar, bid on items in both silent and live auctions, and dance to tunes spun by Plainfield's ...

NJ Festival Orchestra Show in Westfield Brings Audience a Twist Before Ball Drops

WESTFIELD, NJ — In his rendition of a tune from the musical “Bells are Ringing,” Broadway vocalist Cooper Grodin played the role of a con artist and gangster looking to win over a wealthy lady.

Before performing the song with vocalist Maria Failla at the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve show Monday, Grodin told the full house that his character, a ...

Programs for Youth at Plainfield Public Library in January

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Check out January events for children, teens and tweens at the Plainfield Public Library.  There's something for everyone!


The Plainfield Public School District will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for Professional Development Day.  So bring the kids, from 10 to 14 years old, to Game Day with Plainfield First Responders.  ...


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Pianist Sean Gough to Perform Music at The Mansion

January 15, 2019

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Friends of Vermeule Mansion, Inc, (FOVM) will present their popular Music at the Mansion concert series on Sunday, Feb 10th, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Vermeule Mansion at the corner of 614 Greenbrook Road and Clinton Avenue, in North Plainfield.  Come hear a wonderful program just featuring improvisation over tunes from the Great American Songbook performed by pianist ...