Arts & Entertainment

May 6, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that the Motown tribute band Shadows of the 60s will headline a free, live drive-in concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield. The event is free, but registration is required online in advance ...

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TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy announced the Your Voice, Your Shot video contest that urges New Jersey residents to share why they and others are getting vaccinated. The contest calls for compelling, creative and captivating videos, and a number of finalists will be chosen. The public will then ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Rotary Club of the Plainfields is seeking volunteers to help build a butterfly garden — a project to benefit the environment — at the Drake House. Butterflies are pollinators, and feed on the nectar of flowers. According to sciencemag.org, over the past two decades, surveys ...

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LOS ANGELES, CA — Writers and directors Will McCormack, who was born in Plainfield, and Michael Govier took home the Oscar for the Animated Short Film "If Anything Happens I Love You" on Sunday. The film is about families who have lost loved ones to gun violence. During his acceptance speech at ...

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Event at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced there will be a free Drive-Up screening of “The Croods — A New Age” at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Residents recently received a mailing with the Department of Public Works leaf pickup schedule for Plainfield. An insert in that mailing includes information on parks and pool openings, fireworks and fishing events, and more. Playgrounds According to the mailing insert, all ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses LONG BRANCH, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill — sponsored by Senators ...

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Splintered Sunlight to perform at UC Vo-Tech in Scotch Plains; COVID-19 safety rules apply Splintered Sunlight, a Grateful Dead tribute band, will headline a free, live drive-in concert on Saturday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. The concert will take place at the Union County Vocational-Technical ...

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Union County activist and Plainfield resident Lillian Feickert will be portrayed by acclaimed storyteller Carol Simon Levine. Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Women’s History Month with Lillian Feickert, a Plainfield resident who served as the President of the Woman Suffrage ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Division of Parks and Recreation typically runs an Easter egg hunt for area children at Cedar Brook Park near the Shakespeare Garden. But this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, things are a little different. Beginning on Monday, March 29, take home Easter egg ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Acclaimed U2 tribute band Unforgettable Fire, of which Fanwood resident Craig Kiell has been a member for two decades, will headline a free, live drive-in concert in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 20, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — This Thursday, Middlesex County officials got to meet Chris Meloni and some Law and Order: Organized Crime crew members as they set up to film at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Training Center in Edison. Filming gave some locals a behind-the-scenes look at the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Lincoln Center may have recently announced it will present outdoor performances as a part of its "Restart Stages" programs starting April 7, but Plainfield's own duCret School of Art has been ahead of the curve, offering in the summer of 2020 a variety of musical acts on its ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Frontiers International will feature a virtual program called "The Oldest Black Service Club, featuring Dr. Leonard Bethel, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University. The program, supported in part by funding from the Plainfiled Cultural and Heritage Commission, will be available ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ — Say it isn't snow, Mel! Milltown Mel announced via a social media post he would be doing what the rest of New Jersey residents have been doing for the past 10 plus months; quarantining. Yes, that means there will not be the usual Groundhog Day celebration in Milltown on Tuesday, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library will have young hearts aflutter during a Valentine’s Day-themed cooking class via Zoom. Children in 3rd grade through 6th grade will make heart-shaped pizza, and dip strawberries in chocolate. Free ingredient kits will be provided, and can be ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that 60 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations, including those in Plainfield, will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) grant program. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Rock legends and New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi represented their home state at the Inauguration Day festivities for President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20.  The Boss kicked off the show with an acoustic version of "Land of Hope and Dreams." ...

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NJ -- Jersey rockers Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are among numerous stars from the entertainment world who will perform during Joe Biden's Inauguration TV Special that will take place instead of a traditional Inaugural Ball. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members are among the confirmed ...

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The holiday classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is on broadcast television this Sunday for a one-night only special event.  In a statement, WLIW announced, "We're super excited to team up with Apple TV to share "A Charlie Brown Christmas" with you this year! Tune in to this special one-night ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Stuck at home with nothing to do, thanks to COVID-19? Not so fast — in addition to ongoing programs, the Plainfield Public Library is hosting two exciting events — virtually, of course. 'Twas the Night before Christmas — Lady of History, Alisa Dupuy, as her 19th-century ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Santa supporters everywhere are getting their jingle bells ready! The Christmas spirit around the world is alive and well! It will be heard in waves as time zones around the world celebrate! On December 24, believers around the world, whatever time zone they are in, at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Facebook live concert featuring Goo Goo Dolls front-man John Rzeznik, luminaries and an online auction will benefit local and area food pantries as part of a slate of holiday efforts on Sunday, Nov. 29, aimed at giving back, the town of Westfield announced. The efforts come ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield resident Ian Fraser will be performing a free virtual theater organ concert on Friday, November 6.  The 30-minute event was prerecorded live by the New York Theatre Organ Society at the 1869 Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY, and features music from the first half ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Freeholder Board presents “Fix You,” a highly regarded Coldplay tribute band, live in concert at the Union County Vocational-Technical School, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.  The concert is on Saturday, November 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library and the Drake House Museum will collaborate and present three virtual programs during the month of November. Registration is free, and each program starts at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom. Soujourner Truth, Saturday, November 7: Dr. Daisy Century gives a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library is offering some fun - and socially distanced - Halloween activities this week. Crafts will be available via curbside pickup, and videos can be viewed on the library's YouTube channel. Monday, 10/26: Scary Stories and Craft with Ms. T Tuesday, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library, in conjunction with the Historical Society of Plainfield, is sponsoring two events, including "When Women Lost the Vote" and "Haunted Transportation: Ghostly Sightings." These virtual events are free, but registration is required. "When Women Lost ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Prince fans in the Union County area can enjoy classic hits from the late icon with a highly-regarded tribute act. The “Purple Madness” tribute band featuring Bobby Miller will bring forth the “Prince Experience” at a drive-in concert on Saturday, October 10 at Cedar Brook Park in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library has expanded some service options, it was announced Monday. This includes browsing and self-checkout of the New Book, Young Adult, Graphic Novel, and Career collections. All other collections must be requested via Curbside at this time.

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