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

COVID-19 testing and vaccinations will be available Wednesday, May 5 through Friday, May 7, 1 to 4 p.m. at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Avenue. A free event by the New Jersey Black Women Physicians Association. For more information, email

Digital Resources for Local History at the Plainfield Public Library: Co-hosted by the Historical Society of Plainfield / Drake House Museum, learn about the many digital resources available to historians and genealogists via Plainfield Public Library’s website. Most of these do not require a library card and are free to use from the comfort of your home. On Thursday, May 6, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Register for this free event here.

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Plainfield produce giveaways for those in need will be available to residents at 717 Park Avenue on Thursdays beginning May 6, at 10 a.m. For more information, email

The Great Garden Detective: Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences. Participants will be given supplies to plant their own herbs (while supplies last). On Thursday, May 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. Register here.

Surviving the Winters: Housing Washington’s Army During the American Revolution, is co-hosted by the Historical Society of Plainfield / Drake House Museum and Plainfield Public Library. Join chat with historian and author, Steven Elliott, Ph.D. There will be time for a Q&A following the presentation.This is a FREE program. Register here. On Saturday, May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Read more here.

Enjoy a concert to benefit Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services at duCret School of Art, featuring the music of Lionel Richie, and performed by Amani. Tickets are $20 per person. Register on Eventbrite here. For more information, contact Erica Smith, 908-512-7400 or

On Wednesday, May 5, budget talks with council members continue, with CBAC recommendations and budget amendments. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and you can join the Zoom meeting here.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment also meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting here. Following are the documents related to the applicants' cases that will be heard.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting Agenda – Wed. May 5, 2021

ZBA 2021-01 216-218 Grant Avenue

ZBA 2021-03 264-266 Garfield Ave

ZBA 2021-10 911-917 Knollwood Ct

ZBA 2021-05 1037-1043 West 3rd St

Students in the Social Studies classes at the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) and Plainfield High School (PHS) who participated in this year’s Youth Participatory Action Research Project, (YPAR) will be presenting the findings of their research during a webinar on Wednesday, May 5, at 6:15 p.m. that is open to the community.  Read more here.

Sunday is Mother's Day — don't forget to treat Mom to something special!

Curbside Crafts for Teens: The kit will allow you to create your own herbal-infused body and hair oil. Check out the instructions in the kit and learn about it for free on CreativeBug. Supplies are limited/first-come-first-served. For more information, email or call 908-757-1111 x112.

A slide on the Plainfield Public Schools district’s homepage announces a meet and greet for students with James Williams, the new head coach for Cardinals Football, on Thursday, May 6, at 2:30 p.m.

High School home games and matches this week — Be sure to check here for any schedule changes.

Boys Baseball:

  • Tuesday, May 4, at 4 p.m. vs. Roselle Park High School
  • Friday, May 7, at 4 p.m. vs. Rahway High School

Girls Softball:

  • Thursday, May 6, at 4 p.m. vs. Abraham Clark High School

Outdoor Track: Union County Relays, site TBA

  • Thursday, May 6, at 4 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 7, at 4 p.m.

Boys Volleyball:

  • Tuesday, May 4, at 4 p.m. vs. Westfield High School

Boys Tennis:

  • Wednesday, May 5, at 4 p.m. vs. Roselle High School is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. 

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