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Sunday, May 23, 2010

House tour, FOSH Garage Sale, St. Mary's Flea Market wrap weekend

FOSH Garage Sale draws thousands.

Plainfield's busy weekend draws to a close today with the 'Maidens in May' house tour, and the wrapup of the annual
FOSH (Friends of Sleepy Hollow) garage sale.

Those who need a booster shot for their bargain cravings should check out the giant Flea Market at St. Mary's Church, which benefits the community through the parish's St. Martin de Porres organization.

You may be torn between two pleasant options for ending this glorious feast of a weekend: the 'Maidens in May' house tour (with reception) from 2-5 in the afternoon, or the Crescent Singers' 'Oldies but Goodies' concert of 1920s and 1930s hits from a turbulent time in America's history.

Whatever you choose, you will be delighted with the wonderful weekend spent at home in Plainfield.

See complete details below.

  • Today - May 23. 9 AM - 4 PM. FOSH Garage Sale. Thousands of people descend on Plainfield annually for the FOSH garage sale -- for some of the best 'stuff' in New Jersey. This year, for the first time, the sale will run TWO days, Saturday and Sunday. Rain or shine. A good place to start is Watchung Avenue. Look for balloons. Lists of locations will be available at each participating home.

  • Today - May 23. 10 AM - 4 PM. St. Mary's Flea Market. Giant flea market sponsored by Grupo San Martin de Porres at St. Mary's Church. In the parking lot, Liberty and West 5th Streets. All welcome.

  • Today - May 23. 2 -5 PM. Maidens in May House Tour. The United Way of Greater Union County's 2nd annual house tour features homes of historical and architectural significance in the Queen City. The tour concludes with a reception at the Tree Lawn Estate. Tickets: $20/advance, $25/day of tour. Advance tickets available online here or at Swain Galleries (703 Watchung Ave.), The Pillars (922 Central Ave.), Plainfield Music Store (120 North Ave.), Queen City Diner (1326 South Ave.), The Burney Group (1320 South Ave.) and The Town Bank (328 South Ave., Fanwood). Day of sale tickets available at Tree Lawn Estate (1038 Central Avenue and at 1401 Evergreen Avenue. Proceeds benefit the Plainfield Area Medical Transportation Fund (Red Cross and Plainfield Rescue Squad). Info online here, or call (908) 353-7171 x138.

  • Today - May 23. 3 PM. Crescent Concerts: Oldies But Goodies. The Crescent Singers revisit the 1920s and 1930s. Oldies but goodies abound in this nostalgic return to a turbulent time in our history. Tickets: $20/$25 at the door, Seniors $15, Students $5. Info: (908) 756-2468 or At Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, East 7th Street and Watchung Avenue (parking in lot on First Place or at Swain Galleries).

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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