The Week Ahead in Plainfield: Mar 19-25

March 18, 2018

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



Bilingual Storytime with Miss Jai in the Children's Room at 3:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, at 800 Park Ave.
The Board of Education business meeting will be held at 8 the cafeteria at the ...

Fairytale Marriage Proposal Takes Center Stage at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A surprise engagement took center stage at last weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Somerville. In the midst of the March 11 festivities, Piscataway resident Steven Verardi boarded a float and popped the question to his girlfriend Elise Latona, marking the first known engagement to take place at the parade in 27 years.

Since opening The Beauty Bar ...

King Nahh Comes to Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Gentlemen Making Changes Inc., a non-profit organization, will host a special event on Saturday with King Nahh, an 11-year old motivational speaker.

Forbes dubbed Nahh the most motivational kid in America; he has appeared on Good Morning America, Little Big Shots, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name just a few television appearances.

Nahh is the Youth Advocate ...

Plainfield Rec Department Whisks Up Fun at its Easter Egg Hunt

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Division of Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24.

In previous years there have been over three hundred kids who show up to collect the candy-stuffed plastic eggs hidden across the lawn in Cedar Brook Park near the Shakespeare Garden, and Superintendent Veronica Taylor expects even more children this ...

Union's Historical Society Hosts: "The History of Diners in New Jersey"

UNION, NJ – Everyone loves a good diner, especially here in New Jersey, recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World”. 

On Sunday, March 25, the Union Township Historical Society will host Michael Gabriele for a program on his book, The History of Diners in New Jersey.

Gabriele’s book tells the story of New Jersey’s diner business and the evolution ...

Plainfield's PAAAS Performs Shakespeare

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The theater studio at the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies, or PAAAS, presents "A Shakespearean Showcase" on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Directed by Othell J. Miller, the audience will be treated to sonnets, soliloquies and scenes by William Shakespeare.

The performance is free, but donations are appreciated.  It will be held in the PAAAS ...

Plainfield Week in Review: Winter Storm Cleanup, Deer Hunt Results, and More

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Bernice Paglia:  PSE&G Request, More on Plainfield City Council Agenda

Westfield Volunteer Baseball Coach Desperately Seeking Kidney Donor

Recipe of the Week- Citrus Steak Marinade

The Queen City Academy Hosts its Annual Read Across America ...

Modern Family Cast Sends Support to Parkland Students' Initiative

PARKLAND, FL – Nine cast members from ABC’s Emmy Award Winning comedy Modern Family sent a message to Stoneman Douglas High School students, pledging their support in advance of the March 24 gun violence rally.

“We stand with you and we will be right there by your side as Americans take to the streets on March 24 making their voices heard for the march for our lives,” ...

Weather Looking Bright and Sunny for Saturday's Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

UNION, NJ - The weather’s been tough to bear the last few days, but it’s supposed to clear up just in time for Saturday’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

There is a possibility of scattered showers Friday, with a high of 46.  Friday night’s low is 30. 

But Saturday looks mostly sunny with a high of 44.

Kicking off the day, the Thornstick ...

Think Summer: Plainfield Council Voting Monday For Fireworks

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Nor’easters notwithstanding, Plainfield glances ahead to July 4th with approval Monday of the annual fireworks display.

Garden State Fireworks, Inc. was the successful bidder for the 2018 show in Cedar Brook Park, promising 20,398 “shells, pieces, shots and effects” with 774 elements in the grand finale. The fireworks include “dancing ...

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2018 Union County Teen Arts Festival

March 17, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski attend the 2018 Union County Teen Arts Festival at Union County College in Cranford. The Union County Teen Arts Festival is an annual two-day celebration of the arts sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Department of ...