|2012-2013 Events, Trips and Additional Youth Programs
All of the following events are open to all North Plainfield residents.
Halloween Parade Tree Lighting Fishing Derby Easter Egg Hunt Track & Field Day Trips Summer Camp
NP REC Hotline: (908) 756-0247
Recreation Director: Dennis Passe (908) 403-9752
North Plainfield Parks & Recreation
Remaining 2012 - 2013 Events
Registration Dates: Register at the event
Event Date: April 27th, 2013 from 8:30 - 11:30 am at Green Acres Park
(Note: Tball will start at 1pm on this date)
Eligibility: North Plainfield residents in 1st - 8th grades
Description: This has been a N. Plainfield tradition for the last 40+ years. Children win prizes for the
most fish caught, largest fish caught, etc. The annual spring fishing derby takes place at Green Acres
Park. Donations of prizes to continue this tradition are greatly appreciated.
Documents: Download the 2013 Fishing Derby flyer.
Track & Field Meet
Registration: to come
Event Date: to come
Eligibility: Children in 1st-8th grades (6-14 yrs. old) from North Plainfield and neighboring towns are
invited to register for this NOVICE Track & Field Meet.
Description: This is a one-day event held in the morning. Children ages 6 through 14 can participate in
age appropriate activities which include 50 M, 100 M, 400 M, and 800 M Runs, 4 x 100 Mile Relay, Long
Jump, and Softball Throw. Registration required before start of events.
Athletes placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in an event will receive an award.
Cost: Residents: $5 Pre-Registration. $10 on the day of the event at the Track. Non-residents: $10
Documents: to come
Event Descriptions and Suggested Practices (ppt)
2013 Summer Camps
North Plainfield Parks & Recreation will be offering 2 types of programs during Summer 2013 for its
residents. The Summer Camp will be a full day (9 am - 3 pm) program which will be open rain or shine,
and offer a before and after care option for an additional cost (extending hours to 8 am - 6 pm)
NP Recreation is also offering the Summer Playgrounds Camp (9 am - 1 pm) which is weather
permitting. See details of both camps below.
Registration Dates: April 13, 20 & 27, May 11, 18, and June 1, 8, 22
Eligibility: N. Plainfield children ages 4 through 13
Summer Camp for Ages 4-15
Description: The Recreation Commission sponsors an indoor/outdoor summer program. Campers can
sign-up for weekly field trips and will be placed in a camp-site based on their age with age-appropriate
activities. There are a variety of activities including arts and crafts, board games, indoor and outdoor
sports, playground equipment. There will be weekly themes and weekly field trips at an extra cost.
Before Care and After Care! We now offer before care and after care starting at 8am and ending at
Season: 7 weeks starting June 24 through August 9th (no camp on July 3rd & 4th due to Independence
Cost: $475* plus $25 Registration fee (*cost includes 3 Major Trips/Events)
Documents: All Day Summer Recreation Camp Flyer
Check out the 2013 Summer Camp page for Registration forms and more up-to-date information
Description: The Recreation Commission sponsors an outdoor summer playgrounds program that will be
East End School. This program is available to North Plainfield residents in grades Kindergarten-8th. This
playground camp will have limited activities and will be 100% outdoors.
East End school - Half Day (9 am - 1 pm), Weather Permitting and limited activities
Season: 7 weeks starting June 23 through August 9th (no camp on July 3rd & 4th due to Independence
Cost: $125 / child
Documents: Summer Playgrounds Flyer, Summer Playgrounds Registration form
2012 - 2013 Events the Passed
Halloween Parade New Route and Grand Reopening of Vermeule Playground!
Registration: October 28th, 2012 at Noon
Event Date: October 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Flyer: 2012 Halloween Parade
Eligibility: All North Plainfield Youth (Parents are welcome to dress-up and accompany their child.
However, only children are eligible for costume prizes.)
Description: Join the annual tradition of our town's Halloween parade the Sunday before Halloween.
Participants should meet in the West End School parking lot at 12:00. Parade will begin at 1 pm.
Participants will march to Vermeule. Join us for fall festivities, pumpkin patch, costume judging and
refreshments. In case of inclement weather, the activities will take place in the NPHS Gymnasium.
Group Costume Categories:
Most Original (Group)
Individual Costume Categories:
Most Original (Individual)
Best Super Hero (Individual)
Best Overall (Individual)
Documents: 2012 Halloween flyer (to come)
Visit the Highlights page for photos from previous years.
Community Holiday Event: Tree Lighting and Santa Comes To Town
Event Date: Sunday, 12-9-12 at 4:00 pm at Vermeule
Description: Come celebrate two Annual North Plainfield traditions together - Recreation's Holiday Tree
Lighting and the Borough's Santa Comes to Town. Everyone is invited to join us at Vermeule for Santa's
arrival at 4 pm, holiday music, balloon caricatures, hot chocolate, cookies and other refreshments, and
more! Mayor Giordano will celebrate the holiday season by lighting the tree.
Documents: Santa Comes to Town & Tree Lighting
The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and NYC Holiday Shopping Bus Trip
Event Date: TBA
Description: The bus will leave Vermeule and take you to New York City for holiday shopping, a chance
to meet on of the Rockettes, a ticket to the Christmas Spectacular show at Radio City Music Hall, and
transportation back to Vermeule.
Cost: $80/per person includes transportation and ticket to show
Documents: Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Easter Egg Hunt at Vermeule
Event Date: March 23rd, 2013 at 2 pm at Vermeule, Rain Date: March 24th
Description: Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for easter candy (remember to bring your camera and a
basket to carry your eggs).
Documents: Easter Egg Hunt Flyer to come