Arts & Entertainment

March 25, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has announced that the concerts scheduled for April 25, 2020 and May 16, 2020 have been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. PSO also announced that the 2020-2021 season will open on Saturday, October 3, 2020, with the performance of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club celebrates Women's History Month with a lecture by Annette Alston, entitled "Harriet Tubman, Beyond the Movie." Alston is an author of two books, Sheri Berry, the Scritch Scratch Cat children’s book, and Harriet Tubman for Beginners.  ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Plainfield, in collaboration with the Plainfield Public Library, will host Karen Gaffney, Ph.D., and her program entitled Dismantling the Racism Machine: What White People Are Not Taught About White Supremacy on Saturday at the library. Gaffney is the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series present an educational seminar “In the Spirit of Sankofa -- Slavery in New Jersey Learning From the Past to Prevail in the Present with Prof. Bill Davis. The program will be Saturday, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — In case you missed any of the past week's news stories, here is your Week in Review. Click on the links below for the complete stories. Plainfield: Vital Statistics Records Can Be Ordered Online Food Network TV Show Features Media-Savvy NJ Girl Scout Keep Houseplants ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Wondering what's going in and around town this weekend?  Here's a sneak peek at some Plainfield events. SATURDAY Maxson Middle School will host a presentation of “African Americans and the Vote” during a celebration of Black History Month, 12 to 2 p.m., at 920 E.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — CONVOS, a talk series on S.T.E.A.M., creative careers and entrepreneurship, and presented by the Academy for Innovation in Education to celebrate the opening of its STEAM program, will be held February 29. The first guest will be Malcolm Joseph, teacher and A.I.E.'s Director of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Maxson Middle School in Plainfield will host a Black History Celebration on Saturday, February 15 that is open to the public.  The event is being presented by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. emphasizing “African Americans and the Vote.” Carter G. Woodson created ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - La Academia del Sábado del Distrito Escolar de Escuelas Públicas de Plainfield ofrece un programa gratuito de enriquecimiento los sábados para los estudiantes, sus padres y la comunidad de Plainfield. Las clases comienzan el 8 de febrero de 2020 hasta el 9 de mayo de 2020 en ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ—Have you ever wondered who pioneered the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra? Have you asked yourself where and how it all began? With the help of a recent HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant, Nancy Piwowar, President of the Historical Society Of Plainfield at the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club will present its 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast.  The breakfast, the longest running tribute to Dr. King in New Jersey, will be held Monday in the cafeteria and auditorium at Plainfield High School.  First ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Plainfield takes a look at the top entertainment stories in the community that defined 2019 for our readers.  Take a look. They have been around town for some time, but our readers got to meet the Crazy Faith Riders of New Jersey, an African American faith-based riding ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Winter break is in full swing, so kids, why not spend it with Plainfield's First Responders?  Enjoy three days of fun and learning, geared towards teaching the youth in the city about the important roles police, fire and rescue squad members play in protecting residents. The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Over 50 guests, including families and volunteers, gathered around the Christmas tree on the second floor of the Drake House Museum for the 23rd Annual Tree Lighting ceremony. Friday's event was organized by the Historical Society of Plainfield, and began with attendees singing ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield is inviting the public to its 23rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Drake House Museum, and the event will include a visit from Santa. The evening's festivities start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and will include caroling, gift ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Plainfield is marking 100 years, and you're invited to the organization's holiday party to celebrate.  You might be familiar with the League's moderators if you attend candidate forums in town.  The non-partisan political organization that was ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Do you owe money for overdue books, videos or other items you checked out of the Plainfield Public Library?  You can reduce or wipe out that debt, and give back to those in need all at the same time.  The annual Food for Fines program is going on now, and will run through the end ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Want to get into the holiday spirit?  Check out some events in and around Plainfield that may have you singing along to Jingle Bells, laughing all the way.  Take a look! Stop by the plaza in front of City Hall, 515 Watchung Ave. on Friday for the annual holiday celebration.  The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The City of Plainfield will host its annual holiday lights celebration and tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.  A visit from Santa who will ride in on a fire engine, escorted by the brave men and women in the Plainfield Fire Division, is always a highlight of the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Here is a round-up of this week’s events in Plainfield. There is something for everyone in the Queen City.  Did we miss anything? MONDAY, 11/18 The Easy Reader Book Club meets at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., in Room 2 at 4 p.m. TUESDAY, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series presents a film in the making on the 1967 Plainfield Rebellion.  The project is directed by award-winning filmmaker and Plainfield High School graduate Alrick Brown. Brown said, “This ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Repairs due to a disastrous 1930 fire at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church brought a new challenge over time that is being addressed as the church marks its 175th Anniversary. As described by Rev. Lynn Santulli, a product called “cast stone” was used for exterior restoration ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Some Halloween fun in Plainfield starts on Friday.  Here's a look at spooktacular events in and around town that will bring you treats and may trick you, too. Friday, Oct. 25 The Plainfield Club is having a Fall Festival, with food, music, games, candy, and more!  At 145 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The countdown to the 2nd Annual Queen City Film Festival is on, kicking off on Friday at the newly renovated Plainfield Cultural Arts Center located at 724 Park Ave. The two-day event will feature a diverse array of 52 films from seven countries in seven genres, including short ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week, it's going to be a busy one!  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY Spirit Week starts at Plainfield's high schools, with "Jersey Day" - wear your favorite team jersey. The Easy ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield youth will showcase their rich diversity and talents at the “We Are Plainfield" event that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium at Plainfield High School. Several auditions, open to current or former Plainfield residents of all ages, were held, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 2nd Annual Queen City Film Festival (NJ) is back next week with a blockbuster lineup of some of the best independently produced films around.  Kicking off early on Friday, Oct. 25, with a free Short Documentary screening hosted by Emmy award winner Courtland Bragg, the two-day ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Join the Cadets and Explorers of the Plainfield Rescue Squad for the 2nd Annual Haunted Squad, a two-day Halloween event.  (Watch the Plainfield Rescue Squad's promo video at the end of the article.) The Explorer Program is for those 10 to 15 years old who maintain optimal ...

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PLAINFIELD NJ - Three writers from the popular television show “TALES on BET” will be present at the 2nd Annual Queen City Film Festival (NJ) in Plainfield Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. The event, promoted on the organization's website as “FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN : A Screenwriters Panel ” will feature Larry ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. MONDAY Chat with Plainfield's Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman.  The community will have the opportunity to ask the Congresswoman questions at ...

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