South Plainfield High School Drama Department to Present 'Legally Blonde' in April

February 20, 2017

(Editor's Note: Katelyn Borsos is a senior at South Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto South Plainfield.) 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) English teacher Christina Briskin is eagerly preparing for Legally Blonde.  The 2017 musical is Briskin’s seventh production since taking on the role of director of the school’s drama ...

Movies Being Shown at the South Plainfield Library in Celebration of Black History Month

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In celebration of black history month, on Saturday, February 18th at 12:30pm and Saturday February 25th at 1pm the South Plainfield Public Library will be showing 2 movies that deal with the civil rights movement, Freedom Summer and The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306.  Freedom Summer will be shown on February 18th.  The film narrates the events of the 1964 ...

‘Year of the Rooster’ Celebrated with Fun Family Event in South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ ­– Chinese New Year 2017 was celebrated in South Plainfield last weekend with a free, family-friendly event that was attended by a standing-room-only crowd.

“One of the things that makes South Plainfield very special is that we have a lot of cultural diversity and we like to celebrate that,” said Mayor Matt Anesh, addressing the crowd of more than 350 ...

Nethra Sriam Wins 2017 Spelling Bee, Atharva Makode and Ava Cabrera Named Runners Up

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A total of 16 South Plainfield students put their spelling skills to the test on Feb. 7 in the borough’s 3rd Annual Spelling Bee. Nethra Sriam, a fifth grader at Grant School, took the top honor in the contest with Roosevelt fourth grader Atharva Makode and Kennedy fourth grader Ava Cabrera earning second and third place, respectively.

Held at the South ...

South Plainfield Public Library Presents Beyond Category: The Life and Music of Duke Ellington

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Public Library will present Beyond Category:  The Life and Music of Duke Ellington by Michael Conklin on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 1pm at South Plainfield Public Library.  Edward Kennedy Ellington was born on April 22, 1899 and was the most prolific composer of the twentieth century in terms of both number of compositions and variety of ...

Kennedy PTSO Holds Kids Movie Night

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The students of South Plainfield’s John F. Kennedy Elementary School celebrated the upcoming 100th day of school with a fun-filled movie night.

Over 60 Kennedy students got cozy in their PJs and enjoyed snacks while watching the movie Home at the school the evening of Feb. 3. Sponsored by the Kennedy PTSO, the supervised drop-off event gave parents a few child-free ...

Katie Reo of South Plainfield to Showcase Artwork at NJPAC's Upcoming Late Winter Exhibit

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Katie Reo, a senior at South Plainfield High School (SPHS), will have her original artwork featured in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) 2017 Late Winter Exhibit being held in conjunction with Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) this month.

Reo’s charcoal drawing, which was one of just 20 selected from hundreds of submissions sent in by ...

Heim and Stanicki to Perform in Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy Showcase

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Plainfield's Stephanie Heim and Green Brook's Lyndsey Stanicki are among students from around the state who will perform in an end-of-semester showcase by the Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy. 

The showcase will feature conceptual renditions of Broadway songs and ensemble dance numbers and will take place ...

Roosevelt Elementary Celebrates Multiple Cultures at 21st Annual Celebration

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Family and friends, along with district administrators, members of the board of education and former teachers, gathered at Roosevelt Elementary School on Jan. 27 for the 21st Annual Multicultural Celebration.

“Welcome to our 21st Multicultural Celebration and thank you to all our guests and community members for coming today,” said Principal Robert ...

Chinese New Year Celebration to Be Held February 4 in South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ ­– The South Plainfield Public Library and South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission, through a partnership with Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter (BLIA-NJ), will sponsor a Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 4. The free event will take place at the South Plainfield Senior Center from 12 to 3:30 p.m. and feature ...

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World Premiere of Beyond the Oak Trees Celebrates Harriet Tubman At Crossroads Theatre Company, Feb. 16-26

February 10, 2017

Past and present, history and a touch of fantasy converge on stage in the world premiere of Beyond the Oak Trees, by Kisha Bundridge, at Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, Feb. 16-26. The play offers a dramatic retelling of the daring story of  Harriet Tubman, former slave and fabled abolitionist who led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad in the years ...