PLAINFIELD, NJ – August is off to a busy start here in the Queen City.  Take a look at the week ahead in Plainfield.  Where will we see you this week?

Monday 8/5:

Plainfield Public Library:  Twine at 4 p.m.  Tell your own interactive summer story with Twine. If you are 11-17 years old, come and try it out. Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. FREE!

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duCret School of Art:

  • Guitar Workshop - 3-day workshop, Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with instructor Michael Donato.  All levels, just bring your guitar.
  • Pastel Workshop – 3-day workshop with instructor Frank Falotico, Monday through Wednesday at 9 a.m.  For more information, visit the website at

Tuesday 8/6:

A Plainfield Board of Education Work & Studymeeting will be held at 8 p.m. in the conference room at Plainfield High School, 950 Park Avenue.  According to a notice, action may be taken.  Download the agenda herepdf.

National Night Out will be held on the plaza at City Hall, 515 Watchung Avenue.  The festivities will start at 6:30 pm. Activities include a Kids’ Fun Area, a car and bike show, live music, food, a photo booth, touch-a-truck, and Plainfield’s unique touch to National Night Out, the Annual Book Bag giveaway. The giveaway, organized by Plainfield Action Services, kicks off with a caravan ride by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, City Council, and Cabinet members visiting parks in each ward in the city.

The Netherwood Heights Neighbors Association will again hold its National Night Out event in Leland Park next to Cook School.  Neighbors will be in the park from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and all are invited.

READ MORE:  Plainfield National Night Out 2019 to be Held Tues. Aug. 6

Plainfield Public Library (800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ):

  • Cinema Tuesdays: A Madea Family Funeral in the Anne Louise Davis Room at 1 p.m. Free to all and light refreshments provided.
  • Art of Head Wrapping 101: Come learn the history of head wrapping & how to style your head wrap. This program is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Time: 6:30 pm

Wednesday 8/7:

Plainfield Board of Education:   Maxson Middle School Summer Institute Promotion, 10 to 11 a.m. at 920 E. 7th Street. Visit the district's website at www.plainfieldnjk12.orgfor more information.

City of Plainfield Board of Zoning Adjustments meets at 7 pm in the City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave, Plainfield. Download the Agenda here.

MORE:  Plainfield Zoning Board to Hear from Applicant for Mixed-Use Project Near Green Brook Park

Thursday  8/8:

Music in the Park Concertand Idol Contest at 5 p.m. at Milt Campbell Field, 1322 E. 3rdStreet.  The price of admission is a donation of school supplies.  The lineup includes The Intruders, Double Exposure, CP Lacey and the Plainfield Idol competition. Bring your own chair.  Rain location is at Plainfield High School.

Plainfield Restaurant Week: A 10-day celebration of food in the City of Plainfield, from August 8 to 18.  The kickoff is at Music in the Park. Visit the Plainfield Special Improvement District website for a list of participating restaurants.

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Plainfield Restaurant Week set for August 8 - 18th 

Saturday 8/10: 

Plainfield Public Library: The Shrewd Mechanicals present "Verily, Madly, Thine" a production of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at 10:30 a.m.  This event is free.

Restaurant Week Celebration:The Phase 4 Band – Live Outdoor Concert, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at The Coffee Box, 1359 South Avenue.  

Latin Festival Tu Apoyo Latino: Celebrate Ecuador's independence in Plainfield from 12 to 6 p.m.. There will be games, dance, music, raffles, typical Ecuadorian food and much more.  First Park Baptist Church, 315 W. 7thStreet, Plainfield. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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