Plainfield Public Library Exhibit Commemorates 100th Anniversary of WWI

May 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public Library has announced its latest Local History Department exhibit that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. 

The Library is displaying a variety of materials from its historical collections of photographs, documents, ephemera, and newspaper advertisements.  Photographs include images of ...

Westfield’s NJ Festival Orchestra Ends Season with ‘Battle of the Titans’

WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra's final concert of the season, “Battle of the Titans,” featuring cello soloist Sophia Bacelar, took place Saturday night at the Presbyterian Church in Downtown Westfield. A second repeat performance take place Sunday at 3 p.m. at Drew University.

Bacelar, Wroe and the orchestra mesmerized the crowd for the first half of ...

Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Outdoor Music Festival Returns to Plainfield; Naughty by Nature to Headline

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual Rhythm and Blues by the Brook free music festival will return to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on Saturday, June 3.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all music fans to to a day filled with live music, children’s activities and much more.

“Rhythm and Blues by the Brook is our signature event that kicks off a whole series of free ...

Former Springfield Mayor Joanne Rajoppi Book Discussion & Signing at Springfield Library Monday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Monday, May 22, Union County resident and Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will speak about her new book Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War at the Springfield Free Public Library.

The book is a sequel to the New Brunswick and the Civil War: The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion, which tells the story of the men of the Hamilton family who ...

NJ Festival Orchestra to Perform Season Finale, ‘Battle of the Titans,’ this Weekend

WESTFIELD, NJ — Special guest virtuoso Sophia Bacelar joins Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra this weekend to perform Tchaikovsky’s demanding cello showpiece “Variations on Rococo Theme.” Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 1 will then bring the 2016-2017 season to its conclusion.

Performances take place Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the ...

Plainfield: Take Tea in Style on Evergreen

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Van Wyck Brooks Historic District presents an "Afternoon Tea Event" to be held in a Plainfield classic historic home.

On Sunday, June 11 join Sharon Levy, Tea Expert for one of two seatings, with twenty-five guests per seating.  The first one is from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, and the second seating is 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

The event includes sit-down tea service with ...

Summit Animal Rescue 9th Annual Tricky Tray Brunch June 11

Berkeley Heights, NJ – The Summit Animal Rescue Association has announced the organization’s 9th Annual Tricky Tray Brunch.  The purpose of this event is to generate awareness about Summit Animal Rescue Association and to help raise funds to help them continue their rescue efforts.

The event is scheduled for June 11 from 11 am to 3 pm  It will be held at the ...

Plainfield-Scotch Plains Section of National Council of Negro Women to Hold 18th Annual Jazz Brunch

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield-Scotch Plains Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is hosting its 18th Annual Jazz Brunch.

On Saturday, May 20, the Otis Brown Ensemble will perform at the Pines Manor in Edison, located at 2085 Route 27 in Edison, NJ.  There will be a variety of vendors, and door prizes, too.

The NCNW’s mission is to "lead, develop, and ...

Go Bowling for Scholarships with Plainfield's WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do!

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Let's go bowling, Plainfield!  This Saturday, May 13, WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! and Empower the Youth present this fun-filled event, with proceeds towards college scholarships.

Bowling for Scholarships will take place at Stelton Lanes, located at 1665 Stelton Road in Piscataway, from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Tickets are $30 for adults, and $25 for ...

Unity Bank Sponsors Memorial Day Weekend Tour of Somerville Cycling Series


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Unity Bank has agreed to a multi-year partnership to serve as Title Sponsor of the Tour of Somerville, the iconic cycling classic that annually attracts thousands of local and tri-state residents, international tourists and competitive racers from around the world to enjoy the oldest major cycling event in the country.

The 74th running of ...

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Scotch Plains Public Library Announces June Date for Teen Anime Club

May 21, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Join the teen librarians and the ever-expanding members of the teen anime club for more great conversation and activities. Meet downstairs on Monday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. to watch the widely acclaimed anime series Your Lie in April, discuss favorite titles, and make a craft. Snacks will be served. Registration is required. This club is for teens in grades 6-12 ...