Arts & Entertainment

May 17, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Grant School Drama Club will present its 2021 production of Annie Jr. this coming weekend. The 60-minute musical features a cast, crew and production team comprised of fifth and sixth graders and can be streamed at scheduled times from Friday, May 21 through Sunday, May ...

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The South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission is hosting a community art project for your front lawn! Create your own 2- or 3-D display depicting Super Heroes and/or Fairy Tales and install it on your lawn for the week of June 13. Here's an extra challenge--make at least some of your sculptures out ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Music Department “Pledge to Practice” fundraiser closed on Mar. 31 with a total of $6,556.50 generated to benefit not only music students but the South Plainfield Food Pantry as well. Sponsored by the SPHS Tri-M Music National Honors ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no? Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield’s own Cory Singer recently released the video for his single, “Someone,” a song he wrote about wanting to fall in love with someone who truly understands you. Singer is a singer-songwriter, musician, theater performer, and autism advocate. Diagnosed with autism ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has released the 2021 Summer Stage outdoor Concert series schedule featuring several bands that performed during last year's pandemic, as well as six new bands that specialize in blues, classic rock, folk, country - even an Elvis ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – If one thing has proven true since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than 13 months ago it's that screen time has dramatically increased and for millions of people around the world – including more than a 1,000 New Jerseyeans - that extra time online has been spent designing ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In his rookie season, Alfred Pace of South Plainfield continues to shine as 'Kid Wonder' on the cornhole circuit. This past weekend, the high school senior garnered the competitive singles title in the first American Cornhole League (ACL) Northeast Conference of the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Although the South Plainfield School District was unable to present its traditional music festival this year due to health concerns, that didn't stop the teachers from figuring out a way to showcase their students' talents.  Anticipating that an in-person event would most ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy is returning to the streets of Downtown Somerville. Two signature events are set to kick off Memorial Day weekend, the Friday night Cruisers and on Saturday night, the Summer Stage concert series. Hundreds of exotic, vintage, hot rod and classic ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – National Library Week is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, the contributions of library workers, and promote library use and support. This year, National Library Week is being celebrated from April 4 through April 10 and, locally, Mayor Matt Anesh, at a recent ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Although South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club (SPJBC) will not be holding its traditional opening day parade and ceremony this year, the 2021 season will officially start on schedule with over 240 youth taking the field on Saturday, April 10.  "Unfortunately, we will not ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Crossroads Theatre Company, which has been dedicated to creating and producing work that tells the stories of African Americans for 42 years, will celebrate the late Cicely Tyson during its annual fundraising gala. A Night with Crossroads to be held on Thursday, May 20 at 7 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the year, the South Plainfield Public Celebrations Committee (SPPCC) works to plan, organize, and execute a variety of events and activities. Comprised of volunteers, the SPPCC, according to the borough's website, is dedicated to promoting holidays, events and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Registration is currently under way for the South Plainfield School District's Summer Music Program, which will be offered in-person throughout July at the middle school.  "This is an awesome opportunity for students to hone their skills, learn a new instrument, or get a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ ­– A new and egg-citing outdoor event for borough children is scheduled to take place this month. On Saturday, March 27, the South Plainfield Department of Recreation will hold its first ever 'Bunny Hop' at Putnam Park. At this time, children 10 and under will have the ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout March, the South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission (SPCAC) will be celebrating both Irish and Greek heritages and resident participation is encouraged.  "March has been recognized for Irish Heritage Month since 1991, while Greek Heritage is more of a newer ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center, once the hub of social activities for seniors in town, has been quiet for the past year due to COVID-19. Since the seniors cannot meet inside the building, the staff has been hard at work bringing the Senior Center to them by offering free ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month and, at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, what better way to celebrate than by giving students the opportunity to shine in a school-wide virtual talent show.  "I am looking forward to our school shining once again in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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South Plainfield High School to Host Valentine-Themed Community Trivia Night  SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – In an effort to offer a fun activity for students, faculty, staff and borough residents, South Plainfield High School will host a Community Trivia Night – Valentine’s Edition on Saturday, Feb.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The goal of the South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission (SPCAC) is to 'enhance and create opportunities for citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities' within the borough and, at a meeting on Jan. 19, the 12-member volunteer group elected officers for 2021 and ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - It's a very quiet Groundhog Day in the borough with a thick blanket of snow covering Milltown and much of the Garden State on February 2. Middlesex County's favorite groundhog, Milltown Mel is in quarantine, but he sent a message out through his social media pages telling his ...

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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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MILLTOWN, NJ - Forget about placing bets on whether Tom Brady will win another championship on February 7. The big bet is whether Milltown Mel will see his shadow on Tuesday. Yes, it is Groundhog Day once again and those furry forecasters are getting their game faces on for their moment in the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past 10-plus months, many residents of South Plainfield have picked up new hobbies and activities to pass the time while remaining socially distant due to the healthcare crisis.  For Alfred Pace, a senior at South Plainfield High School, COVID provided the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In direct response to the continued historic economic inequities facing Black Americans, De’Andre Salter has authored The Culture of Money, a 320-page book focused on addressing the Black wealth gap and how to break the cycle of generational poverty.  "I wanted to focus on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In efforts to keep students engaged, South Plainfield Middle School has been holding a series of virtual events. A virtual game night of Kahoot, visit from an author, and a new partnership with the South Plainfield Public Library help students and staff stay involved.  “A lot ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Choir students from South Plainfield are lending their voices for a collaborative effort to celebrate 'music in our schools.' Last week, borough fifth through eighth graders joined with their counterparts from Scotch Plains-Fanwood (SPF) for a 'Sound of My Heart' virtual ...

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