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Wed, September 11, 7:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Event: 'Fifty years after 1969' to be Discussed ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/11/2019 7:00pm 09/11/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Event: 'Fifty years after 1969' to be Discussed at Westfield Memorial Library

On Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., lecturer Evan Weiner will present “The Year 1969: 50 Years Later.” He will detail the historical events of 1969, and how these events shaped modern culture.

The presentation will be held at the Westfield Memorial Library located at 550 East Broad St.

Milestone events of 1969 include the landing of the first man on the moon, the introduction of ...

550 East Broad St Westfield, NJ
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Fri, September 13, 6:30 PM

Main Y Facility, Westfield

Ailey Family Fun Night

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Add to My Calendar 09/13/2019 6:30pm 09/13/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Ailey Family Fun Night

The Westfield Area YMCA is proud to host a multi-generational evening of West African Dance and Jazz provided by Ailey Arts in Education. This family-fun community event will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Main Y Facility, located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.

Ailey Arts in Education is a division of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with a goal of inspiring ...

220 Clark St. Westfield, NJ
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Sat, September 14, 1:00 PM

Mindowaskin Park, Westfield

Westfield Multicultural Festival

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Add to My Calendar 09/14/2019 1:00pm 09/14/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Westfield Multicultural Festival

This celebration of Westfield’s unique and diverse community will feature live music and dance performances, food, cultural displays, expo booths, crafts, origami, henna and a parade of countries.

The performances will include Indian dance troupes, Dholki drummers, a Bollywood flash mob, Chinese instrumental music a Lion Dance, belly dancers, a strolling barbershop quartet, Irish dancers ...

Westfield, NJ
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Thu, September 19, 7:00 PM

The Crossroads, Garwood

Westfield Historical Society: Save Mary Music ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/19/2019 7:00pm 09/19/2019 9:30pm America/New_York Westfield Historical Society: Save Mary Music Event Fundraiser at the Crossroads

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at The Crossroads in Garwood as we enjoy three sets of live music by the band “Save Mary” and raise funds for the Westfield Historical Society.

This will be a casual evening of music, socializing, maybe some dancing, and fun. Bring your family and friends and make it a night out! A cover charge of $20 per person will be collected at the door.

78 North Avenue Garwood, NJ 07027
Bark With The Benjamins

Thu, September 19, 8:00 PM

Stage House Tavern, Mountainside

Bark With The Benjamins

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Add to My Calendar 09/19/2019 8:00pm 09/19/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Bark With The Benjamins

Please join the Plainfield Area Humane Society (PAHS) for “Bark With The Benjamins” on Friday, Sept 27 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Stage House Tavern in Mountainside, NJ. Come raise critical funds for PAHS and enjoy great music by The Benjamins. Enter to win a chance to have an acoustic trio by The Benjamins at your next backyard event along with other great prizes. Tickets are $30 ...

1099 US-22 Mountainside , NJ 07092
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Fri, September 20, 9:00 AM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Find Passion in Retirement at Senior Activities ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/20/2019 9:00am 09/20/2019 11:00am America/New_York Find Passion in Retirement at Senior Activities Expo Sept. 20 in Westfield

Lifelong Westfield will host a Senior Activities Expo on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 756 E. Broad St., in Westfield. Seniors seeking social, volunteer and employment opportunities are encouraged to attend to learn about the many local clubs and organizations offering such activities. The event is free and a light breakfast will be served.

Gail Cassidy, a longtime ...

756 E. Broad St. Westfield, NJ
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Fri, September 20, 9:00 AM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

Lifelong Westfield Senior Activities Expo

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Add to My Calendar 09/20/2019 9:00am 09/20/2019 11:00am America/New_York Lifelong Westfield Senior Activities Expo

Lifelong Westfield will host a Senior Activities Expo on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 756 E. Broad Street in Westfield. Seniors seeking social, volunteer and employment opportunities are encouraged to attend to learn about the many local clubs and organizations offering such activities. The event is free and a light breakfast will be served.

Gail Cassidy, a longtime ...

756 E. Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 22, 10:00 AM

Westfield

FestiFall Westfield

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 10:00am 09/22/2019 5:00pm America/New_York FestiFall Westfield

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce presents 20th Annual FestiFall -Westfield, NJ on September 22nd from 10am-5pm in Downtown Westfield. Celebrate Fall with scores of vendors, amazing food, live entertainment, Kidzone on North Avenue with games and amusements. This event is Rain or Shine.

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Sun, September 22, 1:00 PM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Donations Days for the Children's & Teens' Book ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 1:00pm 09/22/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Donations Days for the Children's & Teens' Book Sale @ WML

The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library Present the 9th Annual Children's & Teens' Book Sale (9/25 - 9/28)

Our inventory is sourced from donations from you, our Westfield Community. Please donate only gently used children’s and teens’ hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, and CDs only. Damaged or moldy books, VHS tapes, encyclopedias or records will be not accepted. We ...

550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 22, 5:00 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield

2019-20 Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s, ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 5:00pm 09/22/2019 6:30pm America/New_York 2019-20 Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s, Westfield, will host wide-range musical stars. First up is ARGUS on Sunday, September 22nd.

Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield opens on Sunday, Sept. 22, with the dynamic and versatile Argus String Quartet.

Argus has quickly acquired an impressive reputation since its founding in Los Angeles in 2013. he group “draws unexpected musical connections across styles and centuries, fostering community amongst performers, audiences, and composers ...

414 E. Broad Street (near Euclid Ave.) Westfield, NJ 07090
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Wed, September 25, 10:00 AM

Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield

Children's & Teens' Book Sale at the Westfield ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/25/2019 10:00am 09/28/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Children's & Teens' Book Sale at the Westfield Memorial Library

This September The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library invite you to the 9th Children’s and Teens’ Book Sale. The sale will offer used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books for the Children and Teen audience only. This Annual Westfield community event, supports the Friends of the Library. All proceeds go to fund the various library children's programming sponsored by The ...

550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 29, 6:00 PM

St. Michael School Parking Lot, Cranford

15th Annual Feast of St. Michael

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Add to My Calendar 09/29/2019 6:00pm 10/02/2019 9:00pm America/New_York 15th Annual Feast of St. Michael

The St. Michael Parish Community in Cranford will host its 15th Annual Feast of Saint Michael starting Thursday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, September 29. The feast takes place on the school grounds, located at 100 Alden Street of Cranford.

The four-day festival has fun for the entire family including carnival rides, a wide variety of delicious food and treats, carnival games and prizes, ...

100 Alden Street Cranford, NJ 07016
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Tue, October 1, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Trivial Pursuit at Westfield Memorial Library

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Add to My Calendar 10/01/2019 7:00pm 10/01/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Trivial Pursuit at Westfield Memorial Library

Trivia Night! for Teens and Adults continues on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. teens and adults are encouraged to bring teammates, team up with others, or be a one-person outfit. There is a maximum of 4 people per team.

Everyone ages 16 and over is welcome to play. The questions are designed to be accessible to a large range of ages and interests. Each night there will be new questions and ...

550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Thu, October 3, 6:30 PM

James Ward Mansion, Westfield

7th Annual Westfield International Film Festival

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Add to My Calendar 10/03/2019 6:30pm 10/06/2019 11:00pm America/New_York 7th Annual Westfield International Film Festival

Come celebrate movies at the mansion! Big Dreams & Silver Screens presents the 7th Annual Westfield International Film Festival (formerly the Rahway IFF) from Thursday, Oct. 3 through Oct. 6, 2019 for a full four-day weekend of independent FILMS, CELEBRITIES, red carpet PARTIES, seminars, filmmaker Q&As and much more! We'll be back for our third year at the gorgeous and unique venue, ...

169 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, October 5, 2:00 PM

Westfield

Art Walk Through Westfield

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Add to My Calendar 10/05/2019 2:00pm 10/05/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Art Walk Through Westfield

An Art Walk Through Westfield will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The event is hosted as part of the Westfield Adult School's fall program.

Participants will visit three local art galleries, beginning with Galeria West, 111 Quimby Street, followed by the recently opened Roig Gallery, 305 South Avenue West, and Evelyn Dunn Gallery, 549 South Avenue West. Registered participants can ...

111 Quimby Street Westfield, NJ
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Sat, October 5, 7:00 PM

First United Methodist Church , Westfield

Invitation to the Waltz

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Add to My Calendar 10/05/2019 7:00pm 10/05/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Invitation to the Waltz

Waltzes by Johann Strauss and Richard Strauss and Haydn’s cello concerto with special guest Jaipeng Nie.

R. STRAUSS Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier

J. STRAUSS Emperor Waltz

HAYDN Cello Concerto No.1 in C major featuring Jaipeng Nie, cello

TICKETS $30-$76 | Under 21 only $15


1 E Broad St. Westfield , NJ 07090
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Sun, October 6, 10:00 AM

South Side, Westfield

Columbus Day Ceremony

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Add to My Calendar 10/06/2019 10:00am 10/06/2019 11:00am America/New_York Columbus Day Ceremony

Former First Ward Councilman Sam Della Fera is the Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Ceremony sponsored by Westfield Italian American Club and the Greater Westfield Chapter of UNICO National.

There will be music and speakers from UNICO and the Italian American Club as well as community leaders, including Mayor Shelley Brindle and Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick.

All are invited.

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Clark School Officials Warn Parents About Dangers of the ‘Skull Breaker Challenge’

February 24, 2020

CLARK, NJ — Clark School officials released a statement to parents and guardians throughout the district on Friday warning about a new and dangerous social media challenge sweeping the country. 

Superintendent Ed Grande referred to the latest viral fad as “a very dangerous trend known as the ‘Skull Breaker Challenge’ that is occurring through the social media ...

Letter: Westfield Should Be Further Along in its Recovery By Now

February 25, 2020

Recently, I found myself defending Mayor Brindle during a discussion with another concerned citizen regarding the town of Westfield 2019 budget review and the budget priorities for 2020. “I thought we were voting for and getting HBO,” she said. To which I replied, “That’s exactly what we got. Promises made, promises kept.”

Shelley Brindle’s former ...

Departmental Budget Hearing Dates and Locations Announced for 2020

February 27, 2020

The Fiscal Committee of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced a set of three open public meetings in March for the review of the 2020 Executive Budget.

All three hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and are as follows:

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020: Department of Human Services; Department of Parks and Recreation; Sheriff’s Office; and the Election Board, at the ...

The Potential Tax Benefits of Company Stock in Your 401(k) Plan

If you own a 401(k) that includes stock from your company, chances are you’ll someday need to decide what to do with it. This decision often comes into play for people who are retiring or otherwise leaving their employer. Whatever the case may be for you, it’s important to understand your options when determining whether and how to move company stock out of your 401(k). It’s ...

Boneparth: Understand Your Spending

Douglas A. Boneparth is a Westfield resident and Founder of Bone Fide Wealth, LLC, a boutique wealth management firm in New York City, and co-author of The Millennial Money Fix. Contact Douglas to learn how he’s not your parent’s financial advisor.

One of the most valuable things individuals can do to improve their finances is to know where their money is ...

7 Homes sold Feb. 16 — 23 in Westfield, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Garwood, Cranford

Seven homes were sold Feb. 16 through Feb. 23 in Westfield, Mountainside, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Garwood, according to the Garden State MLS.

TOWN                 ADDRESS             ...

Bringing Archdiocesan Vision to Life Within Parishes

In 2019, under the direction of Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, the Archdiocese launched Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead. This pastoral vision charts a positive path forward for the Archdiocese and its ministries.

One of the vision’s six pillars, “Parish Pastoral Planning,” challenges parishes to develop a strategic pastoral plan for the ...

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The ...

Know The Signs of Anxiety in Teenagers

Anxiety can be one of the most unpleasant emotions that people feel. The word “anxiety” describes periods of fear, worry, nervousness, and restlessness. It comes with thoughts of danger and helplessness.

Life experiences, especially those that occurred in childhood and adolescence, often determine our perception and expectations of threats and vulnerability. We react with ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

The SECURE Act Will Have Implications to Retirement Accounts and Estate Planning

The “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act,” more commonly known as the SECURE Act, was attached to an appropriations bill that was rushed through both houses to prevent another government shutdown.

One thing is clear: the new law will not “enhance” everyone’s retirement. 

Read more here.

Westfield 8th Graders Attend Powerful Performance on Opioid Abuse

Members of the George Street Playhouse recently visited Edison Intermediate School to perform Anytown, a powerful musical about opioid abuse and its impact on teens and families.

Anytown tells the story of a fictional high school star athlete with “a 4.0 GPA and limitless potential” who becomes addicted to prescription painkillers after a boy she likes offers her “one little ...

Newark's Top Cop Warns Suburbanites to Lock Their Cars

February 25, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Newark's Public Safety Director said he believes criminal incidents in Newark can be reduced if people living in the suburbs would be more diligent in locking their vehicles and taking the key fobs with them after parking.

“Cars are being stolen from the suburbs and surrounding cities are being used in criminal incidents in Newark,” Director ...