“CRUISIN’ PLAINFIELD” CAR SHOWS: THURSDAYS, JULY 9, AUGUST 13
Our popular “Cruisin’ Plainfield” car shows return to South Avenue. Thanks to the generosity of the property owner, the two shows will be held in the Fine Fare Supermarket parking lot at 1405 South Avenue. The first show is Thursday, July 9 (rain date: July 16); the second is Thursday, August 13 (rain date: August 20). Both shows are 6pm – 9pm. A DJ will provide music at the July show; the August show will combine with a concert at Plainwood Square Park featuring a jazz band (see below).
New! “THREE THURSDAYS BY THE FOUNTAIN” CONCERT SERIES
The Plainfield SID is initiating a new promotion this summer. Our “Three Thursdays by the Fountain” will feature different artists performing at Plainwood Square Park on South Avenue from 6pm – 8pm on three consecutive Thursdays: July 30 – classical music by a Plainfield Symphony quartet; August 6 – do-wop band; August 13 – jazz band (car show across the street).
4th ANNUAL FAMILY FUN NIGHT: FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
The Plainfield SID will celebrate its 4th Annual “Family Fun Night” in downtown Plainfield on Friday, August 21, in the County Plaza at the corner of W. Front Street & Park Avenue. The fun begins at 6pm and ends at 9pm. The rain date is Friday, August 28. All activities will be free to the public.
Featured during the evening will be three popular kiddie attractions: Gamin’ Ride Mobile Video Game Theater which is a tractor-trailer full of interactive video games, a 5 rides-in-1 inflatable bounce ride for the younger children, and the Fitness Fun Bus. In addition, we will feature a Car Showcase, a DJ, and live entertainment for the kids on stage. This event attracts several hundred people into the heart of our downtown; please plan to attract them into your businesses!
CCEF: BASEBALL & FIREWORKS NIGHT; SANDS CASINO BUS TRIP The Plainfield SID’s 501c3 foundation, the Community and Commerce Enhancement Foundation (CCEF) is considering two summer events: first, our 4th Annual “Baseball & Fireworks Night” at the Somerset Patriots game in Bridgewater on Friday, August 7. The $32 ticket package includes upper box seat near home plate; $10 in Diamond Dollars for food; $2 parking pass; and one entry for a door prize. The second event is a one-day “Gambling & Shopping” excursion to the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA, tentatively scheduled on Saturday, September 12. A 55-seat charter bus will run through Hudson, Essex and Union Counties (with a stop on Route 22) to pick up passengers who will enjoy on-board refreshments, prizes, and five hours at the Sands Casino Resort and its factory outlet shops and restaurants. Tickets are $45 but includes $20 for slot play and a $5 food voucher. $10 of each ticket package for both events is tax deductible and benefits the Plainfield SID. Call 973-763-5288 for more details on both events.