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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sunday: Cleanup and Concert

DPW Superintendent John Louise, nicknamed "Superman" by
the QCP volunteers, stands atop his truck to remove an illegal sign.

Plainfield's holiday weekend winds up with two Sunday activities: the regular weekend cleanup and a concert


This weekend's Queen City Pride cleanup gets under way Sunday (November 13) at 9:00 AM at the corner of Plainfield Avenue and Randolph Road.

The crew of volunteers will pick up litter along both sides of Plainfield Avenue down to its foot at the Drake House at West Front Street.

On the way back they will make a loop over South Second Street to Mt. Olive Baptist Church and then up Liberty Street to the end, then west on 8th Street to Plainfield Avenue to complete the loop.

For more information on upcoming cleanups, be sure to friend the group's Facebook page here. You can also contact them by email at


The final activity of this busy weekend is a concert by the New Jersey Youth Symphony on Sunday (November 13) at 7:00 PM.

Two of the symphony's groupings -- the Youth Symphony and the Youth Orchestra -- will present a program that includes Beethoven's Egmont and Coriolan Overtures as well as Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet suite and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade.

Both groups are advanced, full orchestras; the Youth Orchestra is open to students in grade 7 through 12, and the Youth Symphony is open to students in grades 9 through 12.

The performances will be led by conductor Simon Lipskar and artistic director and conductor Jeffrey Grogan.

Tickets are $20/person, $15/seniors and students, and may be purchased at the door.

The concert is at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, East 7th Street at Watchung Avenue. The church is an accessible facility.

Parking available in the church lot on First Place, in the Swain Galleries lot or on the street.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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