Wednesday, July 18, 2018

FREE Shakespeare This Sunday, July 22 at the Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Brook Park: "Something Shakespeare This Way Comes"


"Shakespeare Gumbo," performed by the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's Shrew Mechanicals Troupe.
This Sunday, July 22 at 12:30 PM, Shakespeare lovers can get their final taste of "Shakespeare Gumbo" at this summer's free matinee of Shakespeare in the Park with "Something Shakespeare This Way Comes" at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Performed by the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Shrew Mechanicals Troupe, this year's Shakespeare "medley" offers audiences a true taste of the Bard, with selections from several famous works. So, head over to the Shakespeare Garden area with your lawn chair and your picnic meal, and enjoy an afternoon of Shakespeare! 


NOTE: The previous performances took place in Linden, where Freeholder Chris Hudak and I welcomed the audience to the opening performance at Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade in Linden, and in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

For the bonus point, from what play does the line "Something wicked this way comes" originate? The answer is below:




Monday, July 16, 2018

Thursday Movie Night: "To Sir, With Love" at AristaCare



On Thursday, July 19, the Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation will show the film classic To Sir, With Love, starring Sidney Poitier at AristaCare (Front Street at Norwood Terrace). In 1967, when the film was first released, Poitier was the leading box office attraction in Hollywood. The film begins at dusk. Bring the kids, bring a lawn chair, and bring some liquid refreshment to stay hydrated! See the flier below for all the films, which are being screened at various places around the city! For more information, call the Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 753-3097.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Recruitment: Construction Trades Pre-Apprentice Opportunity in Plainfield

On Monday, July 23 at 6:00 PM at Plainfield City Hall (515 Watchung Avenue), the Elizabeth Development Company will lead a recruitment session for those interested in learning a construction trade. This opportunity is specifically designed to increase the presence of people of color and women (of all colors) in the construction industry. According to their flier (below), they will be offering FREE CLASSES: pre-testing, training, and placement. If you are interested in this opportunity, be sure to attend this session. Light refreshments will be served. Don't miss out!


Friday, July 6, 2018

Thursday: The LEGO Ninjago Movie at Hannah Atkins Playground

This Thursday, July 12, the Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation will show The LEGO Ninajo Movie at Hannah Atkins Playground (508-52 West Third Street). The film begins at dusk. Bring the kids, bring a lawn chair, and bring some liquid refreshment to stay hydrated! See the flier below for all the films, which are being screened at various places around the city! For more information, call the Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 753-3097.




Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tonight at Rushmore Field! "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"



Once again, the Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation will play host to "Thursdays in the City: Movie Nights," starting this evening (Thursday, July 5). Tonight's film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, will begin at dusk at Rushmore Field (1401-1503 West Third Street). Free popcorn will be served, freshly popped, so bring a lawn chair and some liquid refreshment to stay hydrated! See the flier below for all the films, which are being screened at various places around the city. For more information, call the Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 753-3097.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Relax Today, Grind Tomorrow--Happy Fourth of July!

Enjoy the Fourth of July Festivities--the parade, and then the concert in Cedar Brook Park at 5:00 PM, followed by the fireworks display at 9:00 PM. Bring a lawn chair and plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated!

Have a relaxing holiday--today, we chill...tomorrow, we grind!

 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Free Summer Food Service Program at Three Plainfield Sites: Hannah Atkins Playground, Rushmore Playground, & Seidler Field

The Plainfield Division of Parks and Recreation kicked off the Summer Food Service Program this past week, providing free summer meals to children (18 and under) at three sites: Hannah Atkins Playground, Rushmore Playground, and Seidler Field. This federal program, administered in New Jersey by the Department of Agriculture, serves nutritious meals at sites located in low-income areas, where, according to the USDA, "... at least half of the children come from families with incomes at or below 85 percent of the Federal poverty level." The local program is coordinated by Ashley Davis. The summer meals (Snack at 3:00 PM and Dinner at 6:00 PM) are served on Monday through Friday. Last year, over 50,000 meals were served in our parks--the hope is to exceed that outstanding number this year.
 
The program, in partnership with the Plainfield Public School District, will run through August 17. For more information, contact the Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 753-3097. Help spread the word to ensure that all children in Plainfield have healthy, nutritious food during these hot summer days!