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Upcoming Events


Township Hall Hours

Summer Hours Now In Effect

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM NOON

Main Phone:

908-322-6700

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Report a Park Issue:

recreation@scotchplainsnj.com


Our Weather

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Summer Concert Series

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Friday Night Movies

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National Night Out

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Beat the Heat

PSEG Offers Tips to Stay Cool and Safe As Heat and Humidity Rise
PSEG Offers Tips to Stay Cool and Safe As Heat and Humidity Rise

Every Saturday


Pool Safety

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HEAT ADVISORY

Union County is under a heat advisory for the remainder of this week, July 27 - August 1.

The Scotch Plains Municipal Building will be open 24 hours a day and the Scotch Plains Library will be open normal business hours throughout the week if you need to seek relief from the heat. The Chelsea (295 South Avenue) in Fanwood has also been designated as a cooling station.

If you are experiencing a heat related emergency, please call 911 or the Scotch Plains Police desk at (908) 322-7100, and choose option 7.

 

PSE&G has offered tips to stay cool and safe as heat and humidity rise. They are also monitoring weather conditions and have additional personnel on hand to handle any power interruptions. PSE&G’s call centers also have extra personnel on duty to speak with customers. And appliance service technicians stand ready to quickly respond to an influx of air conditioning repair calls.


Free Movie Fridays on the Green

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for a great seat every Friday night at 8pm at the Augustine Green outside the Municipal Building on Park Avenue for free family movies, brought to you by the Township of Scotch Plains and the Scotch Plains Library. Here's the movie schedule for the summer:

  • July 31: Frozen
  • August 7: Finding Nemo
  • August 14: Toy Story 
  • August 21: The Incredibles
  • August 28: Wreck-It Ralph

Pretzels and water will be on sale. Rain date is always the following Saturday. Bring the kids and have a great summer night out!


Road Closures

  •  The Township Department of Public Works will be paving Fieldcrest Drive on Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4.
  • NJ American Water will have their paving contractor milling Portland Avenue on Monday, August 3 and paving Wednesday, August 5. Martine Avenue will be closed Friday night, August 7 for both milling & paving.
  • NJ American Water will have their paving contractor milling Raritan Road on Monday, August 10 and paving Tuesday, August 11.
  • The Township Department of Public Works will be milling and paving Aberdeen Rd. and Leland Ave. (between Aberdeen Rd. and Cushing Rd.) starting on or about Monday, July 27 (weather permitting). We anticipate that this project will take four days to complete. While the project is underway, the road will closed from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. each day. No cars will be allowed to drive on Aberdeen Rd. or the section of Leland Ave. during the day and police will be on site to enforce this provision. The road will be re-opened each evening. Your car will be allowed back in after the work for each day is completed.

  • Utility work continues on Front St. There will be rolling closures and detours throughout the day. Please plan an alternate route and avoid the area if possible to avoid delays.
  • Milling and paving on Lake Ave between Raritan Rd. and Martine Ave. Ext has been completed.
  • All work on the Hetfield Avenue bridge is complete and it is now open to normal vehicle traffic at all hours.

Live Music - Summer Concert Series


All Summer Concerts begin at 7:30 PM at Augustine Park, 430 Park Avenue, adjacent to Municipal Hall. Here is the remaining summer concert schedule:


National Night Out on August 4

Come join us on the Village Green for National Night Out on August 4 from 6-9 PM. The giant slide will be back and the ever popular "Dunk-a-Cop" tank will be open to all!

The SPPD will be on full display to include our M/C Unit, K-9 Unit, SWAT, and patrol car. The SPFD and EMS will also have displays and giveaways.

In addition to all the fun & games, we are also welcoming our very own hometown band, The Broadcasters, to play some of your favorites throughout the night.

Grab a hot dog or some ice cream and enjoy a fun-filled night with some of Scotch Plain's finest, bravest, and best.


Members of SPFD Visit Public Library

Skip Paal, Lanora Melillo, Michelle Willis, and Al Mirabella at the Scotch Plains Public Library
Skip Paal, Lanora Melillo, Michelle Willis, and Al Mirabella at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Battallion Chief Skip Paal and members of the Scotch Plains Fire Department visited children at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Saturday, July 25, to read their favorite books and provide fire safety tips and demonstrations as part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” summer program.


SPTV Program Guide & Announcement Form

Check out the daily program guide for Scotch Plains Community Television on FiOS Channel 22 and Comcast Channel 34. And, your non-profit or community organization can now request an on-screen announcement by filling out a form online.