Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2 PM
Drake House Museum
In “Genealogy for Beginners,” Deb Schiff, Archivist of the Historical Society of Plainfield and Local History Librarian at the Chester Library, will provide attendees with a solid working knowledge of basic genealogic research, a good foundation for distinguishing good from poor resources, and a framework of locations where attendees can find materials to help research their ancestors.
Debra Schiff has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts, Communications from William Paterson University. She has been the Archivist for the Historical Society of Plainfield since 2014, and she has been working on the Drake House Archives Inventory Project.
Saturday, September 16
Buggé Ballet and the Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University join forces for the premier Liberty Hall Dance Festival! Spend an afternoon walking along the beautiful museum grounds enjoying site-specific professional dance performances inspired by moments in history. Take a 1st floor tour of the Victorian-style mansion and participate in informal movement lessons themed around early modern dance styles, Ghanaian celebratory dance and Baroque court dances.
Including performances by:
Armada Dance, Art of Motion Dance Theatre, beat piece, BREAKTIME, Bridget Cronin, Brooklyn Contemporary Ballet Collective, Buggé Ballet, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Darrigan DeMattos, Humanistics Dance Company, Jackie McCreavy, Louisa Barta, The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company, Nikki Manx Dance Project and Q&A Productions.
Program Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Program Fee: $20.00 per adult, $12.00 per child
Rain Date: Sunday, September 17
The annual Rhythm and Blues by the Brook free outdoor music festival will be held on Saturday, June 3 complete with a full afternoon of live music, children’s activities and much more. This year’s event will run from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m., with DJ BooKeem serving as MC throughout.
Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield, NJ
A jazz concert sponsored by The Friends of the Plainfield Public Library featuring the Otis Brown Jazz Ensemble. Purchase Tickets on-line , from any FOPPL Member, or at the Circulation Desk of the Plainfield Public Library.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
$50 per person
Includes Wine and Cheese
The Historical Society of Plainfield will be hosting a “Chat and Chew” and book signing with local author, Rikki Lyn Hauss. Her book, “The Duchess of South Somerville”, discusses the life of New Jersey icon Doris Duke and recounts the efforts of local citizen volunteers who tried to save Ms. Duke’s favorite residence in Hillsborough NJ from demolition.
Join DHM for an afternoon of remembering Ms. Doris Duke, who used her vast inheritance to contribute to society as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Other members of DORIS (Demolition of the Residence is Senseless) will be in attendance.
Refreshments will be served. Donations are always appreciated to support programming. Seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis. Books will be available at $22.00 each.
Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM
Drake House Museum
602 West Front Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Movies begin at dusk (Approx. 8:30 PM)
In the duCret Auditorium, parking lot in back, FREE ENTRY for the whole family, Cash Bar, Lite Finger Food, Live Entertainment, and a RAFFLE!
Friday, April 28th
6:30 pm - to 9:30 pm
1030 Central Ave, Plainfield NJ
The Girl Scouts Heart of NJ Troop #40263 will be selling Girl Scout cookies on the front lawn of The duCret School of Art at 1030 Central Avenue, Plainfield NJ 07060.
If it rains, the Girl Scouts will be in the school’s auditorium. Patrons are asked to drive to the back of the school where there is plenty of parking and enter in the back auditorium entrance.
APRIL 8, 2017
10 AM - 1 PM
ON THE duCRET FRONT LAWN
(If Rain: In Auditorium)
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