2019 Year in Review: Plainfield Community Life and Entertainment


PLAINFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Plainfield takes a look at the top entertainment stories in the community that defined 2019 for our readers. Take a look.

They have been around town for some time, but our readers got to meet the Crazy Faith Riders of New Jersey, an African American faith-based riding club. Photos in this story are thanks to Brian Branch Price Photography.

They’re Not Horsing Around, Meet Plainfield’s Black Cowboys

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Sheila E, who performed at Union County’s Rhythm & Blues concert in Cedar Brook Park, was another reader favorite.

Sheila E. Wows Crowd at Rhythm & Blues by the Brook Festival in Plainfield

Readers were frightfully delighted with Vashon L. Hill Jr’s recap of the city’s Halloween Trunk or Treat event.

Scenes from Plainfield’s Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat

The 4th of July parade was also a reader favorite.

Scenes from the City of Plainfield’s July 4th Parade

Readers first met Stephon Roach, who was born with Optic Nerve Hyploplasia, an underdevelopment of the optic nerve in one or both eyes, in June 2018. In October 2019, TAPinto Plainfield caught up with him and his mom.

Plainfield Community: Update on Stephon Roach’s Gift of Sight

The sneak peek into Grace’s House to benefit the Valerie Fund was also a reader favorite.

Preview of ‘Grace’s House’ in Plainfield to Benefit The Valerie Fund

A Pride flag raising ceremony at City Hall caught the attention of readers, too.

Scenes from the 2019 Pride Flag Raising Ceremony in Plainfield

The House Music and Prostate Cancer Awareness Festival had around 2,000 people attending, and participants danced to tunes spun by five different DJs.

Plainfield House Music Festival a Big Hit, Brings Awareness to Prostate Cancer

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