Plainfield Organizations Awarded Union County HEART Grants

August 23, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Four Plainfield organizations are among the 61 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations that  will receive funding through Union County's 2017 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program, the freeholders have announced.

The City of Plainfield received $2,500 to provide historic cemetary restoration.  The ...

Price of National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass Increases Aug. 28

PLAINFIELD, NJ - There is only one week left to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass for $10 for use at national parks and recreation sites.  On Monday, Aug. 28th the price will increase to $80.

This is the first cost increase since 1994, and is a result of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress on Dec. 16, 2016.

U.S. citizens age 62 years or older are eligible for the Senior Pass.  ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: August 21-27

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the city to learn more about Plainfield, NJ news and events.


A candlelight vigil will be held at City Hall Plaza to honor and remember the victims of #Charlottesville at 7:30 pm, 515 Watchung Avenue.
The Plainfield Public Library is offering a workshop on basic mindfulness and meditation techniques ...

Visit Cranford's Summer Street Fair on Sunday

CRANFORD, NJ – Approximately 20,000 people are expected to attend Cranford’s Summer Street Fair on Sunday, August 20.

More than 200 artists, retailers, crafters and food vendors will line the streets of Downtown Cranford, including portions of North Union Avenue, Walnut Avenue, Alden Street, Eastman Street and more.

The fair is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or ...

Plainfield Revives Popular Latino Festival

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A popular festival celebrating Central American Independence Day will return to Plainfield in September, with strict rules for noise and alcohol consumption to address residents’ complaints over past festivals.

Nightclub owner Edison Garcia received permission to hold the event in two city-owned parking lots behind his club, Faraones, on Sept. 16 and 17. Although he ...

Plainfield SID Family Fun Night Canceled

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield SID Family Fun Night event planned for tonight has been canceled due to the inclement weather.

The rain date is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25th.

Free Shakespeare in the Park in Westfield Aug. 31 to Sept. 1

WESTFIELD, NJ --Troupe of Friends and the Westfield Recreation Dept. will present three free performances of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 31, September 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m. in Mindowaskin Park in downtown Westfield.


The play, directed by Joseph Penczak, follows the murderous path Macbeth carves out in order to become King of ...

History Cards for Kids...And Yes, Maybe Their Parents, Too

UNION COUNTY, NJ - So what do we tell the children?...about the past, that is.

After a successful pilot program at the Deserted Village last fall, Union County’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is rolling out a History Trading Card series for youngsters to learn more about the history of the people and events that shaped Union County -- and the country --we know ...

Cinemark Theater and Two Anchors Receive Approvals from Watchung Planning Board to Replace Route 22 Sears

WATCHUNG, NJ - Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the two ...

Plainfield's 'Thursdays in the City' Summer Concert Series Continues, with Cocomama

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Get ready to kick up your heels at the next Thursdays in the City concert with Cocomama, held at Plainfield's City Hall Plaza.

The collaboration between the Division of Parks & Recreation and Grandjamz Entertainment continues, offering audience members the chance to enjoy World Latin Music with Cocomama, an all-female band whose debut album, Quiero, was included in the ...

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Sat, August 26, 2:00 PM

Hannah Atkins Pool, Plainfield

Youth Commission Pool Party & Cookout

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Senior Swim Soiree

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Singers Invited to Join the Crescent Choral Society

August 19, 2017

Plainfield - The Crescent Choral Society is currently welcoming new singers for its 2017-18 season.  All parts are open and singers of all ages are invited to join the Society for its 36th season.  The Society’s new Artistic Director, Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, will conduct the opening concert, “Basically Brahms,” featuring Brahms’ German Requiem and selections ...