May Book Clubs at the Scotch Plains Public Library

April 23, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Monday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m., the Evening Book Club will meet to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

On Tuesday, May 16, at 1:00 p.m., the Afternoon Book Club will be ...

Westfield Barber to Appear on NBC Reality Show ‘First Dates’

WESTFIELD, NJ —  NBC’s new reality show “First Dates” will feature Saverio “Sammy” Michielli, a barber at Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club in Westfield, in its May 5 episode.

Michielli, a Bayonne native, originally auditioned for MTV’s reality show “Jersey Shore.” He didn’t make it, but after posting a joke on the ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Perform at Spring Music Recital

EDISON, NJ -- Student performers from all three divisions at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison provided an amazing afternoon of music at the annual Spring Music Recital.

While several students played classical pieces on piano, others performed on a wide range of instruments including drums, cello, guzheng, timpani, sitar, tabla, violin and saxophone. Inspiring vocals also entertained ...

JCC of Central NJ Among Union County Local Arts Grant Recipients

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announce that 34 Union County arts organizations -- including the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ -- will receive a total of $64,000 in grants from the Union County Local Arts Grant Program for the funding year 2017.

“This new round of funding demonstrates that our local arts community has earned a ...

Masters of the Celtic Harp to Perform at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thurs, April 20

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Grainne Hambly & William Jackson, “Masters of the Celtic Harp,” are on tour from Ireland and will perform at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.

No registration is required for this event. 

For more information, go to, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by ...

The Zoo That Put Scotch Plains on the Map

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains welcomes Pete Terry, lifelong resident of Scotch Plains, who will entertain us with tales of Franklin and Louise Terry and their Terry Lou Zoo on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the historic site of the Betty Frazee house. The discussion is free and open to the public on April 17th at The Fanwood Presbyterian Church ...

April Movies & Showtimes at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Join community members at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Fridays at 12:00 Noon for “Movies Based on True Stories.”

April 21: The Queen of Katwe (PG, 124 min)
A 2016 American biographical sports drama film, The Queen of Katwe tells the story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl who sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.  Starring Lupita ...

JCC of Central NJ to Host Second Annual "Touch a Truck" Event on Sun., May 21

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Back for its second year, the JCC of Central New Jersey will be hosting "Touch a Truck, "the a free event that provides children with a unique opportunity to explore vehicles of all types on Sunday, May 21 from 1-5 p.m. at the JCC of Central NJ (1391 Martine Ave.). From public service and emergency vehicles to utility, construction, transportation and ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Teachers Become Students at Professional Development Art Workshop

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Teachers and administrators in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District participated in a four-session professional development art workshop, "Finding the Artist Within, The Student Within," during which roles were reversed and they became students. 

Their art work was put on display at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, ...

Moonglowers Jazz Festival Brings Top HS Musicians to Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Fri, April 21

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains Fanwood High School hosts the 20th annual Moonglowers Jazz Festival on Friday, April 21.

The festival will run from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a total of nine bands performing, including bands from neighboring schools and three groups of performers from SPFHS: The Jazz Lab, SPF Jazz, and The Moonglowers. Food and refreshments ...

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Upcoming Events


Sat, April 29, 12:00 PM

La Grande Park, Fanwood

Rockin’ For Autism Music Festival 

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back


Sat, April 29, 2:00 PM

Saint Joseph High School - Michael J. Catanzaro Theatre, Metuchen

Venture into Camelot at Saint Joseph HS Metuchen

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, April 29, 7:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

Plainfield Symphony: "Impressions of Ravel"

Arts & Entertainment

Comedy Night Fundraiser Event to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Features Comedians Joe Carney and Rich McDonald on May 12

April 22, 2017

The Clark Soccer Club is proud to pursue community involvement to fight Multiple Sclerosis and vows to “Kick MS” by focusing their spring season on raising awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. The club is offering a variety of ways for the community to get involved and support this worthy cause. 

One event is a comedy night fundraiser featuring Comedians ...