There is still plenty of time to participate in the Donald Van Blake Tennis & Education Foundation' Summer Tennis Camp. With two weeks to go and an assortment of opportunities to improve your tennis game, learn the basic tennis strokes and have the occasion to compete in town tennis matches, why wait any longer. The Donald Van Blake Tennis & Education Foundation located in Plainfield, New Jersey has been a long time champion of athletic and educational opportunities for Plainfield's youth. The camp is located at the Van Blake Tennis Courts - 1325 Randolph Road, across from Muhlenberg Hospital site and is available all day from 7:30 - 3:30, half days 7:30 - 12:30 and afternoons 11:30 - 3:30; Monday through Friday, Until September 3, 2010. For additional information call 908-769-0273 or ...
Plainfield, New Jersey's Plainwood Square Summer Concert featuring Ray, Goodman & Brown (formerly The Moments), will take place Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 6 PM (rain date: September 29). This world reknown group has entertained Plainfield audiences in the past and thanks to the Plainfield SID, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Plainfield Cultural & Heritage Commission, and local businesses: Burger King, Dairy Queen, Investor's Savings Bank, KFC, McDonald's, PNC Bank and Wendy's the magical and the exciting soul, disco and R&B sounds will once again be heard in the Plainfield, New Jersey's Plainwood Square Summer Concert series at Plainwood Square Park. FREE to all.
Plainfield, New Jersey's Single Family Property Report for July 2010 highlights the jewels of the city; homes that are $400,000 and more featuring four plus bedrooms. This market has seen a significant drop in activity since the mortgage meltdown. During the month of July, there were 35 properties for sale with an average price of $560,516, from a range of $429,000 to $1,600,000. Average days on market was 134 days. During the month there were no closed sales. However, three properties went under contract with an average sales price of $511,666. These stately properties represent a real bargain for the initiated buyer. the portfolio runs the gamut and includes: Queen Anne, Eastlake, Italianate, center hall colonials,Gothic revival, Second Empire and Craftsman style homes. Plainfield, N...
Family Movie Night: A Bug's Life Will be presented by the Plainfield Public Schools on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 7 - 9 PM at the Washington Community School, located at 427 Darrow Avenue. (Parking available in the Spooner Avenue lot.) Although the school district has been hit hard with budget cuts, they managed to earmark funds to create a summer opportunity for youngaters and their family. Come out and support Family Movie Night: A Bug's Life. FREE to all.
The Plainfield Neighborhood Health Center Pediatrics Health Fair will take place on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 11 - 4 PM. There will be health and nutrition information, low cost immunizations, educational demonstrations, refreshments, games, Moonwalk, face painting and door prizes. For more information call: Paulette Hussey (908) 454-4600 x4002 or Robin Simmons, RN (908) 753-4601 x1902. The Plainfield Neighborhood Health Center is located at 1700 Myrtle Avenue (at Rock Avenue). The Plainfield Neighborhood Health Center Pediatrics Health Fair is FREE.
The People's Organization for Progress (POP)/Restore Muhlenberg Coalition will be Finalizing plans for Wednesday's commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of Muhlenberg's closure. The meeting will take place at the duCret School of Art, 1030 Central Avenue, August 9, 2010 at 6:30 PM . Park and enter at the rear of the building. The second annual commemoration of the closing of Muhlenberg Hospital will take place on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 6:30 PM at the Muhlenberg parking lot, corner of Randolph Road and Park Avenue. The People's Organization forProgress/Restore Mulenberg Coalition has worked tirelessly to keep the hospital closure at the forefront of issues concerning Plainfield. Come out and lend your support in the planning and execution of the commemoration.
This is the time of year when any excuse will do for a BBQ. This weekend the city of Plainfield is celebrating with a community appreciation bbq. The barbecue will be hosted by Plainfield's Fire Officers Association in the 100 block of Church Street on August 7th from 5 - 9 PM and the best part is that it is FREE! So after you and you and the kids njoy the kids fun festival at library park, compliments of the Police Benevolent Association Local #19, come over to Church Street and satisfy your hunger with mouthwatering BBQ at the community appreciation bbq.
Come and be a part of the kids fun festival in Plainfield, New Jersey. The Plainfield Police Benevolent Association Local #19 will host a fund day for kids 12 and under. Rock-climbing wall, dunk tank, free rides, facepainting, popcorn, ice cream, and other activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. At Library Park, West 8th Street, August 7th from 1 - 5 PM. FREE.
Plainfield New Jersey's Camp Discovery Day Camp is underway and there are just a few slots remaining. The camp runs from Monday - Friday, June 28 - July 23, 9 AM - 3 PM. the camp is for children 8 - 11 (entering grades 3, 4 and 5). Arts, swimming, field trips, drama, community gardening, plus learning experiences in reading, science and math will be available. Cost: $25-$150/week (sliding scale - scholarships available). Registration: $35, includes first week and camp T-shirt. Sponsored by United Plainfield CDC and UCC-Congregational. At United Church of Christ, Congregational. West 7th Street and Madison Avenue. Camp director: Eric Halpern. Info: (908) 755-8658.
Come join us on Saturday July 3, 2010 at 10:00 AM for the 87th Annual Independence Day Parade. Parade commences on East Front Street at the corner of Johnston Avenue to Park Avenue. Following the parade you are invited to join us for an Independence Day Fiesta in Lot 8, between Front Street stores and the Green Brook. The fiesta will run two consecutives day, culminating on Sunday.
Come and join us for Plainfield, New Jersey's free fourth of July fireworks at Cedar Brook Park on July 2. 9:30 PM. The venue is the creation of the famed Olmsted Brothers of Boston. The Olmsted brothers were landscape architects who were successors to the firm that desined both Central Park and Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
The annual Plainfield Symphony Garden Party fundraiser provides financial support for the free Family Concert scheduled for February, 2011. The garden party will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 6 PM until 9 PM. The price of admission includes a spectacular summer buffet with an assortment of libations. Additionally, the there will be a performance by the Plainfield Symphony Trio. At the home of Donna Vose and Greg Palermo, 922 Hillside Avenue. Tickets: $50/person. RSVP by email to Brenda Anderson or phone (908) 757-5363. Make checks payable to 'PSO' and mail to: Lesley Rogers, 910 Charlotte Road, Plainfield, NJ 07060. Come out and support the Plainfield Symphony and help may the 91st season a success!
Oldies But Goodies will be performed at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church on May 23, 2010, at 3:00 PM by The Crescent Singers, as part of the Crescent Concerts. The Crescent Singers will be revisiting the roaring 20s and 30s as they closeout their 28th season. For more infor mation visit crescentconcerts.org/. Come hear the musical renditions by The Crescent Singers, that abound in this nostalgic return to a turbulent time in our history.
This evening, May 22, 2010, the Ric-Charles Choral Ensemble will perform in concert to commemorate the legacy of Charles E. Evans. Kenneth Brown, June Townes and Wendell Woods will be joined by pianist, Richard Alston. The venue is the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church at East 7th Street and Watchung Avenue. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information contact Deborah Burke at (862) 215-7421. Overflow parking accommodated in the parking lot of Swain Galleries. Come and help The Ric-Charles Choral Ensemble commemorate Charles E. Evans.
Cancer survivors will be honored by Plainfielders in the Third Annual Relay for Life Overnight Event. The function starts this evening at 6:00 PM from the Hub Stine Field at and will end at 7:00 AM on Sunday, May 23, 2010. There are 42 teams organized to walk through the night in an effort to raise funds to find a cure. A luminaria Ceremony will be held at 9:00 PM. For more information about this event visit www.relayforlife.org/plainfieldnj. The Third Annual Relay for Life Overnight Event is for a great humanitarian cause.
Book Restoration,Conservation & Repair Hands-on Workshops are now underway at the Plainfield library. You will have the benefit of expert advice on the condition of a book in question, as well as a demonstration on how to repair it. You will learn the necessary skills to repair, restore, bind and protect books with archival materials. The spring workshop series has two remaining sessions (May 27th & June 25th). There is also a fall series that begins September 24, 2010. Check the line above for further details and information on registration. The Book Restoration,Conservation & Repair Hands-on Workshops offer time saving and affordable tips on preserving your collection of books, sign up today!
The Rhythm & Blues by the Brook musc festival in Plainfield is now entering its 12th year as one of New Jersey's primier musical events. The festival spans the genre of rhythm and blues from the early 1970s to current day renditions. In previous years the festival has included the likes of Roberta Flack as well as , Ashford & Simpson. The is a family friendly event for all ages with a special chldrens area, as well as a food vendors section. Come and celebrate the beginning of summer on June 5, 2010 from 12 noon until 7 PM at Cedarbrook Park. Admission and parking are free. The Rhythm & Blues by the Brook music festival is one of New Jersey's most popular events!
PSE&G Residential Whole House Efficiency Program Comes to Plainfield through the partnership of GreenFaith and PSE&G. One of GreenFaith's core values is stewardship in relation to the earth. As such the PSE&G Residential Whole House Efficiency Program is a perfect fit. The program is FREE and it can help you save money on your energy bill. Upon signing up, eligible households may receive: FREE in-home energy audit (a $300 value), which pinpoints areas of your home where energyis escaping. FREE in-home air-leakage testing and $1,000 worth of FREE air sealing to help stop energy loss (include air-sealing, caulking, weather-stripping). FREE appliance safety test and installation of a new programmable thermostat ($100 Value) That's up to $1,400 in FREE SERVICES - an outstanding opportu...
A reception and auction benefiting Plainfield's Camp Discovery will be held Saturday, May 15th, 2010 (Doors open at 6:15 PM). The benefit is the undertaking of the United Plainfield Community Development Corporation, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit Plainfield, New Jersey based organization. The proceeds from this auction will help fund Camp Discovery, a daytime summer camp where Plainfield area youth will have a safe, healthy and exciting camp experience. Some of the wonderful items up for auction to benefit Camp Discovery include: a stay at a vacation home in Maine, resort vacations, car service, gift certificates, sporting event tickets, collectibles, dinners and services to name a few. The Camp Discovery event will be hosted by the United Church of Christ, located at 220 West S...