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Historical Society of Plainfield to Host “Discovering Immigrant Origins” Lecture at Drake House Museum

January 15, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield will host a lecture entitled “Discovering Immigrant Origins” later this month at the Drake House Museum, and it will cover immigration, naturalization, and alien records, as well as other record sets and strategies for studying groups to identify immigrant origins.

The lecture will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m, and ...

Plainfield Symphony's 98th Season Annual Free Family Concert is “A Family Affair”

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Family Concert on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program, entitled “A Family Affair,” will
feature the Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Gold Prize winner, and will also include
several surprises.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in ...

Plainfield: Free Vision Board Workshop on Jan. 20

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An upcoming Vision Board workshop at Plainfield's Emerson Community School will inspire you and help you concentrate on a particular life goal. 

You'll create a collage of images that help you visualize dreams and goals that are important to you under the guidance of Dr. Denise Dennis.

DATE:  Saturday, Jan. 20
TIME:  10 a.m. to 12:00 ...

Storyteller Shirley Johnson to Present at Plainfield Public School District's Family Fun Night

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Storyteller Shirley Johnson will be a featured speaker at Plainfield Public School District's Family Fun Night on Friday, Jan. 12 at the high school.  The event is open to students in grades K-8 and their parents.

Plainfield Public Schools, with the assistance of the English Language Arts and Math Content Supervisors, is sponsoring the Family Fun Night. The program ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: Jan 8-14

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

MONDAY

Looking for a job?  Check out Career Connections at the Plainfield Public Library, at 800 Park Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m.  You can get help navigating the Department of Labor’s One-Stop website for Job Search ...

Tickets on Sale for Plainfield Symphony's After Dinner Dance

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Get your dancing shoes on!  Tickets for the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra's annual After Dinner Dance are now available to purchase.

Enjoy some light refreshments, dancing to tunes spun by a DJ, both a silent and live auction, and an open bar on Saturday, February 3rd from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

The event will be held at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, ...

Foam Printing Workshop for Young Adults at the Plainfield Public Library

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Teens and tweens are invited to the Plainfield Public Library for a foam printing workshop.

Make fun stamps, and create your own artwork.  Make repeating patterns, and join together modular parts.

Meet in Room 5 at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4.  The library is located at 800 Park Avenue.

For more information, email teens@plfdpl.info.

 

Designer of Original 1907 Times Square Ball Has Link to Plainfield

NEW YORK – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New Year.

Palmer, who lived in Warren, NJ, designed the first giant sphere to drop on Times Square, the ...

Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club to Host MLK Breakfast

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club will be presenting its 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in January 2018. 

The breakfast is the longest running tribute of its kind to Dr. King in New Jersey.  It will take place at Plainfield High School starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15.  General admission tickets are on sale for ...

17th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at Emerson Community School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 17th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration will be held at Plainfield's Emerson Community School on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

The event will be a celebration of family, community and culture, with African storytelling, a traditional candle ceremony, spoken word, dance, and cultural food items.  The program starts at 5:00 p.m.

Emerson Community School is located at 305 Emerson ...

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Sat, January 20, 10:00 AM

Emerson Community School, Plainfield

Vision Board Workshop

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Re-Enactment of Washington’s Crossing of Delaware to be Held Christmas Day

December 24, 2017

TITUSVILLE, NJ — Visitors can relive a crucial turning point in American history with the annual re-enactment of Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day — the 241st anniversary of the iconic crossing that helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War at a time when the fledgling nation's prospects seemed hopeless.

Visitors to the Washington ...