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VIDEO: After 240 Years, George Washington Revisits the Drake House Museum in Plainfield

June 25, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It's been 240 years since his last visit to the Drake House Museum in Plainfield, and this time, George Washington brought along wife Martha.

The 240th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Short Hills took place on Saturday, June 24.  As a special treat, the Washingtons continued their tour of Union County on Sunday when they spoke to a group of Drake House ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: June 26-July 2

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the City of Plainfield.

Monday, June 26

The Plainfield Area Y summer camp starts.  LEARN MORE
A Plainfield High School soccer camp for boys begins.  The program runs from June 26 through August 15, 9:00 to 11:00 am.  Meet at Maxson Middle School field at 920 East 7th Street.  This camp ...

History Comes to Life at 240th Anniversary Reenactment of The Battle Of Short Hills

CLARK, NJ - Oak Ridge Park is full of action this weekend as hundreds gather to reenact the Battle of Short Hills, put on by the Brigade of the American Revolution.

On June 26, 1777, New Jersey and Pennsylvania troops fought against an encroaching British Army. 240 years later, history was brought to life just one mile from where the battle took place.

Reenactors acted out ...

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Shines on a Stormy Night in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - This year's  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s concert was conducted by Sameer Patel the associate conductor of the Sand Diego Symphony. Originally scheduled to be an outdoor show, the concert was played indoors at the Scotch Plains–Fanwood High School auditorium this year due to the heavy rain storms. Those in attendance were greeted in front of the ...

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Invites Plainfield To Go Bowling

PLAINFIELD, NJ - WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Inc. of Plainfield is accepting registrations for its summer bowling play dates.

This family fun series will take place at Stelton Lanes, 1665 Stelton Road in Piscataway, NJ on Thursdays in July, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  The $8.00 price includes bowling game and shoe rental per child.

For more information or to sign up, contact ...

Plainfield Continues LGBT Pride Month Celebration with “Five Husbands” Theatrical Reading

PLAINFIELD, NJ – On Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm, the City of Plainfield will continue its celebration of LGBT Pride Month with a staged reading of the comedy Five Husbands, written by Award-winning playwright and Plainfield resident B.V. Marshall, under the direction of Rodney Gilbert. The presentation will take place in the Parish Theater at the First Unitarian Society of ...

Afternoon Tea Event Held by Plainfield's Van Wyck Brooks Historic District Group

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On a beautiful Sunday afternoon on June 11, the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District held an afternoon tea event at the classic historic home of Plainfield's Ahrre Maros.

Expert Sharon Levy was on hand to educate guests in two separate seatings about the different kinds of tea, whether fine leaves are better than thicker ones, and why you shouldn't use a mug to drink your ...

Father's Day Arts & Crafts Workshop

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Still looking for that perfect gift for Dad?  Then stop by the Hannah Atkins Community Center on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm for a Father's Day Arts & Craft workshop.

The center is located at 508 W 3rd St.  For more information, call 908-753-3097.

 

Top Musicians to Perform at Juneteenth Celebration

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The organizers of Community Juneteenth have announced the lineup of performers to appear at a free Juneteenth program to be held at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Well-known vocalist Stephen Fuller will be joined by Fred Fischer on keyboard, guitarist Liz Fischer, and the Plainfield UCC Church Choir. As a lead vocalist, Stephen Fuller has ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Teen Anime Club to Meet at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Mon, July 17

June 23, 2017

​On Monday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m., teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Teen Anime Club. Discuss favorite anime and manga, watch Your Lie in April, and make candy sushi! 

Visit www.scotlib.org, or call 908-322-5007 x204 for more information. Please register for this event online. 

Scotch Plains Public Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from ...