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Arts & Entertainment

May 21, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, returns on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 6:00 p.m. to kick off summer. “We are delighted to bring Rhythm & Blues by the Brook back to Union County this year,” ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Richard Alston is the Minister of Music at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Plainfield. He said in this position, "I'm using the music to bring people closer to God and to Christ." He doesn't call it entertainment, but uses the music to spiritually uplift. "The music must always be ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — This Saturday is Healthy Kids Day®, a free community event brought to you by the Y to inspire kids and their families to discover healthy habits and to stay active all year long. The Y takes immense pride in its work to strengthen communities and help all of us be our best selves.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Schools Special Education Department hosted a fun walk for Autism Awareness Friday at the Hub Stine Sports Complex to increase awareness within the community. Participants were able to learn more from community partners about available resources, like ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The photography exhibit at the duCret School of Art featured work by Brian Branch-Price, and the sights he captured in Cedar Brook Park. Branch-Price thanked Executive Director Tim O'Connor, who the photographer said called his exhibit a celebration of Plainfield. Branch-Price ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield peeps, it's no yolk, hop on over for some spring fun. Somebunny mentioned these events are eggzactly what you and your family will enjoy this Easter season. Saturday, April 9: It's an Easter egg hunt at Cedar Brook Park near the Shakespeare Garden, care of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Whether you are a regular visitor or someone who hasn't been there in a while, take a peek into Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park through the eyes of photographer Brian Branch-Price. His upcoming black & white photography exhibit at the duCret School of Art will feature landscape, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The duCret School of Art will celebrate the life of illustrator Peter Caras, who lost his battle with cancer on February 28. Born April 11, 1941, in Johnstown, PA, he taught at the Plainfield art school for over 40 years. According to Executive Director Tim O'Connor, since 1979, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The illustrious George Clinton stopped by Plainfield Thursday, the day before Parliament Funkadelic takes the stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Mr. Clinton, who was raised in the Queen City, met with city leaders and children at the Second Street Youth ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra (NJIO) will present its 2022 Winter Concert Rhythms To Dance To & Melodies To Sing on Sunday, March 13th at 3 p.m. at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's duCret School of Art and Executive Director Tim O'Connor were recognized by Phil Murphy at the governor's Feb. 23 press conference as an organization that helped people cope during shutdowns due to COVID-19. The school hosted plays and concerts on its recently restored ...

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NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Read Across America Day, established in 1998 by the National Education Association, is a day that encourages children to read, and aims to instill in them a love for the activity. The Plainfield Public Schools district, partnering with the non-profit Smartplainfield, is inviting ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Mark your calendars, parents. Members of the Plainfield Rescue Squad's Cadet and Explorer programs are holding their inaugural Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place on the lawn at the squad, located at 700 West Seventh Street, on Saturday, April 16. The hunt begins at 10 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Professor Keith E. Walcott of Union County College, who is a longtime Plainfield resident, will give a free lecture entitled, “African American Survival: from Jim Crow to Civil Rights and Beyond.” The lecture will be held on Zoom on Thursday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m. The ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - County Commissioners announced the 66 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations who will receive funding through the 2022 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. Five Plainfield organizations were among the recipients. “The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Get out your calendars. The Plainfield Public Schools district has begun announcing events in February to mark Black History Month, the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, and a time to recognize their role in our country's history. According to History.com, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club is planning to celebrate its 46th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be hosted live on both its Facebook and YouTube channels. The event’s guest speaker ...

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NUTLLEY, NJ - A new year brings a hankering for travel. How about a trip around the world, and what if it was done in 80 days? Starting Sunday Jan 2, armchair travelers can step off on one of the most famous journeys in literature as 'Around the World in 80 Days' comes to Masterpiece on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Museum of Art is welcoming four new unique works to its expansive collection as New Jersey’s largest art institution and one of the most influential museums in the country. Following the successful conclusion of the 2021 New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond ...

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Due to inclement weather predictions, concert will be moved to indoor venue UNION COUNTY, NJ – Due to impending inclement weather expected on Saturday, December 11, the location for the drive-in concert “A Soulful Holiday Show” featuring Terron Brooks and The Company Men has changed from Union ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - In partnership with the Plainfield Public Library, experienced wool crafter Sarah Fiedler will explain the felting process and teach you how to make a basic wet-felted wool ball in this online event. DATE: Wednesday, December 15 TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. LINK: ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Do you enjoy taking photographs? Do you own a camera and are comfortable using it? Then check out this "fotowalk" in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park with Brian Branch-Price, a photography instructor at the duCret School of Art. Cedar Brook Park comes alive with lakes and streams, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield will hold its annual Veterans Day event on Thursday to honor those who have served and sacrificed during their time in the U.S. Military. The event, beginning at 10:00 a.m., will be held at Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of City Hall at 515 Watchung Avenue.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- With COVID-19 pandemic numbers lower than they were in 2020 and the arrival of the vaccines, more than eight in ten Americans are confident they can celebrate Halloween safely this year, according to a recent WalletHub study. The excitement has led to a projected $10.1 billion in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A landmark theater that has been shuttered for the past two years is making a comeback as an arts center with some big name supporters. The newly formed nonprofit Westfield Arts Collective announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to purchase The Rialto building in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission has remaining 2021 funds available to award to qualified non-profit organizations, as well as mini-grants for individuals up to $500. Organizations can apply if they have a 501(c)(3) designation, and a 2021 Plainfield-based project ...

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Nearly $300,000 in awards will help revitalize gems from Union County’s past. UNION COUNTY, NJ – The duCret School of Art and the Plainfield Performing Arts Center are two of ten historic preservation projects that will receive grant money in 2021 as part of the Preserve Union County program ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — It's not too early to start planning for tricks and treats, and to decide on a Halloween costume, is it? Will you be a character from Squid Game, the Black Widow or The Mandalorian, or will you go with the more traditional witch, ghost or devil? Pick your poison! Here are a few ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Queen City Academy Charter School (QCACS) will host “La Fiesta Latina,” a community-based event that will bring Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month to a close and celebrate the rich cultures, contributions, and people who represent the Hispanic and Latinx communities. Queen City ...

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