Arts & Entertainment

December 9, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events. TUESDAY City Council meets at 8 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.  Download the agenda. Kid's Holiday Movie Week:  The Elf on the Shelf at ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy tree lightings and holiday lights, a walk outside, and more this weekend.  Here are a few ideas for you, some in Plainfield, and some nearby. FRIDAY:  The Historical Society of Plainfield is holding its 22nd Annual Tree Lighting ceremony at the Drake House Museum.  ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season. Every night, through December 31, guests are invited to enjoy the lights at Essex County's most popular park. The lights will not be on December 24 and 25 The 'Holiday Lights ...

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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 Read and Reflect on the end of National Novel Writing Month, at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., at 7 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield will hold its 22nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 7 at the Drake House Museum, and the event will include a visit from Santa. The first session will take place at 6:30 p.m. and then a second one at 7:30 p.m.  The festive evening will ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield will host its holiday lights celebration and tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 PM. This year’s event will again feature the community choir led by Wendell Woods, Minister of Music at Shiloh Baptist Church.  The choir has been rehearsing for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra's tour of homes decorated for the holidays kicked off on Saturday morning.  The festivities started at duCret School of Art, where participants picked up tickets and the tour map. “The perfect clear, crisp winter day offered an excellent ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Vikings, made up of local youth ranging from 5 to 18 years, are proud to announce that its cheer, dance and step teams have won local and regional competitions, and they are now headed to the National Competition in Florida on Monday, Dec. 3.  There are teams ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Pingry School's drama and music departments, which included several Bridgewater residents, performed "Peter and the Starcatcher" in November. The play is a pirate story that explores the events before a young, nameless orphan becomes Peter Pan. In the photo ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra invites the public to “A Medley of Majestic Homes for the Holidays” House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1. The tour showcases seven stunning Plainfield homes decorated by leading designers for the holidays.  Each home featured on the tour is ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Crescent Concerts presents a holiday “Yuletide by Candlelight” performance on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m., featuring the Crescent Singers and Conductor Dr. Deborah Simpkin King. This annual festive program of Christmas music for the holiday season is performed in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Thanksgiving holiday might be right around the corner, but there are still a few events on TAP this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and more. MONDAY The City Council's combined agenda session will start at 7 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Welcome to the weekend!  Here's a look at things to do in Plainfield, from holiday craft fairs, to music by bands and a symphony, and more.  Where will we see you?   SATURDAY The Emerson Theater Group is holding its 2nd Annual Pre-Holiday Bazzar / Flea Market, featuring ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Friends and Families of the Plainfield Bands will present their inaugural Battle of the Bands event on Saturday, and you're invited.  All of the proceeds benefit the Plainfield High School Marching Band. The organizers are made up of individuals that provide support and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Children of the World choir will perform at Evangel Church (1251 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains) on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm. This is just one of the many stops on their 2018-2019 Refuge + Strength tour, which will take them all over the U.S. telling stories of refugee ...

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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 The Plainfield Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.  The City of Plainfield will be also be ...

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UPDATE:  According to organizers, this event has been canceled. PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is hosting a bonfire at Milt Campbell Field for girls in Plainfield.  The event will serve as an opportunity to bring together current, registered Girl Scouts and to recruit new ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - There is a bevy of activities - dinner and dancing, art, wildlife, and more -  from which to choose this weekend in and around Plainfield.  Where will we see you? FRIDAY 11/9 A Domestic Violence Awareness presentation by the Union County Rape Crisis Center, the Union County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's First Unitarian Society is supporting the Plainfield Musical Club with producing the 2018 Scholarship Benefit Concert at the historic church. Celebrating its 126th year of remarkable music making, the Plainfield Musical Club will present a lively concert of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield will host a lecture entitled “Let’s Talk Quilts” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Drake House Museum.   The talk will be given by Susan Jerome, Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Textile and Costume ...

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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. TUESDAY VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!  Find your polling place.  View a sample ballot.  See election results.  What Is Public Question No. 1? The Union County ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Christmas magic was made as the balloons ...

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PROGRAM TO FEATURE WORLD PREMIERE OF JOSEPH BEER’S ‘TRIPTYCH’ THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK – RICHARD GLAZIER, RON RAINES AND REBECCA FAULKENBERRY, GUEST SOLOISTS  PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Symphony once again brings Broadway to Plainfield in the upcoming concert, “The Gershwin ...

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Honoring the Fifth Anniversary of Marriage Equality in New Jersey Union County, NJ –The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to join Union County College for a special screening of “Love Wins” followed by a discussion with filmmaker Robin Kampf, and “Love Wins” co-stars Jan Moore ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - It's almost time for witches and ghosts and zombies to visit Plainfield, so it is the perfect time to share information on Halloween candy and costume fun, as well as tips for a safe holiday. Fun stuff first... the Plainfield Family Success Center presents Halloween Movie Night, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Halloween came early, with ghosts and ghouls scaring children of all ages at the Plainfield Rescue Squad's haunted house.  The event was hosted by members of the squad's Cadet and Explorer Programs.   The Plainfield Rescue Squad extends its thanks to all who attended, to ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- With bagpipers, step dancers, live music and a DJ, Sheelen's Crossing Pub & Bistro (200 South Ave, Fanwood) will host its third annual street party on Saturday, Nov. 3, with festivities and live entertainment beginning at 5:00 p.m. The party will take place on the Sheelen’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – As rock music pounded and children looked on, Marc Evan carefully etched a portrait of the Addams Family character, Lurch, into a pumpkin at the Westfield Armory. Evan, an artist with the Brooklyn, NY, based Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, employed his skill at Westfield’s AddamsFest on ...

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