Founders Day: We are beyond thrilled to bring Founders Day back this year bigger and better than ever. Join us on Saturday, April 30th as we celebrate Plainsboro becoming an independent municipality. We are more excited than ever to be able to gather, make memories, enjoy amusement rides, super inflatables, crafts and games! The Wicoff House will be open for tours and showcasing brand new exhibits. All activities are free. Event parking is available at the Enterprise Business Center. We hope to see you there! The event will begin with our parade. Parade lineup is at noon at Edgemere Ave. with festivities officially starting at 1pm. The Municipal Grounds are located at 641 Plainsboro Road Plainsboro, NJ 08536.
Do you want to march in our parade on Founders Day? Join us on Edgemere Ave at Noon as we line up to walk to the Municipal Grounds and officially kick off Founders Day! All are welcome! If you would like to march with us simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and how many individuals will be walking with you.
Jazz Series: Three legends of American jazz – Nat Adderley, Jr., Gene Perla, and Jerry Weldon – will perform in Plainsboro next month as part of the township’s annual “Jazz Appreciation Month.” All concerts will take place on Friday and will start at 7 pm.
- April 15: Pianist Nat Adderley, Jr. will kick off the series with a concert in front of the Plainsboro Library, 9 Van Doren St., on Market Square Plaza. He will be joined by Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax. on drums, and bass player Chris Berger. The trio’s repertoire will include jazz standards and Adderley’s own jazz arrangements. “I honor folks in jazz, R & B, and pop,” Adderley says. He compares his performances to a kind of musical “history lesson.”
- April 22: Bass player Gene Perla will perform outdoors at the Plainsboro Preserve (80 Scotts Corner Rd.). He and his “Parker Trio” –which includes pianist Jon Ballantyne and drummer Adam Nussbaum -- will play traditional and modern jazz standards, as well as the Great American Songbook. “We may play some of our originals,” he said recently, “and, of course, we always improvise.”
- April 29: Tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon will return to the library with members of his trio, for the final concert of the series. Accompanying him in an outdoor performance on the Plaza will be Hank Allen-Barfield on drums and Kyle Koehler on Hammond organ. The trio will play some of the standard jazz repertoire and American Songbook jazz standards, as well as original compositions.
The Plainsboro Library is sponsoring Nat Adderley’s appearance, while the Jerry Weldon and Gene Perla concerts will be sponsored by the Plainsboro Recreation Department. Because all performances will take place outside, weather permitting, audience members are advised to bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, concerts will be moved inside.
For more information on these or any of our other exciting programs contact the Plainsboro Recreation & Cultural Center:
Address: 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: 609-799-0909 x1719
Centennial Website: http://www.centennial2019.com/