Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

Westfield Memorial Library Hosts Alexander Technique and Mozart Celebration

b64acc79308c07a073bd_lincolnmoza.jpg
b64acc79308c07a073bd_lincolnmoza.jpg

On Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present a program on increasing physical and mental well being, and on Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m, the library will present a Mozart celebration streamed from Lincoln Center Local. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Designed to increase physical and emotional well-being, the Alexander Technique is a set of simple movements and a mindset that helps with pain and discomfort, as well as with the negative feelings that can affect health.

Instructor Zadok Ruben will guide program participants through basic movements and the thinking designed for coping with pain and stress. Ruben is a certified Alexander Technique teacher who has studied in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Virginia.

Sign Up for E-News

His teaching practice includes lessons to military veterans and to students at the New Jersey Workshop for the Performing Arts in Westfield. He is also a faculty teacher at the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique and presents anatomy at teacher training programs.

As a partner in the “Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Series,” the Westfield Memorial Library will continue the 2017 series with a Mozart Celebration.

This festive all-Mozart program features the exquisite Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502; the charming Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407; and the exuberant Viola Quintet in C major.

The program is performed by pianist Soyeon Kate Lee; violinists Benjamin Beilman and Ani Kavafian; violists Lily Francis and Paul Neubauer; cellist Timothy Eddy, and horn player Radovan Vlatkovic.

Library Director Phil Israel said, “We are happy we can continue to bring world-class performances to the Library, as the previous performances have been so well attended. Our goal is to continue to enrich the lives of our patrons with high-quality arts programming in their own backyard.”

The Free Screening Series is generously funded through support from the Oak Foundation, Altman Foundation and Booth Ferris Foundation.

The programs are free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check the library’s website by clicking on the “About Us" tab to see if your library participates.) Register for the Alexander Technique and Mozart Celebration; or visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org and click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library — the community’s destination for discovery and ideas — engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and closed on Sunday for the summer.

For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Mountainside

Upcoming Events

Wed, June 20, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

The Masterwork Chorus Launches 19th Summer Sing ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, June 23, 9:00 AM

Between Park Street and Washington Street, Westfield

Walking Tour: What Makes a Great House and ...

Home & Garden

Mon, June 25, 9:00 AM

Madison

Kids' Critter Camp

Education

Mon, June 25, 10:00 AM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Eyes of the Wild

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, June 27, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork’s Summer Sing Two to Feature Vivaldi ...

Arts & Entertainment

Downtown Family Restaurant in Cranford Closes; Thanks Customers

June 4, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – On Thursday evening, rumors started to swirl about the potential closing of the Downtown Family Restaurant.

With no official word on the restaurant’s Facebook page, it wasn’t until Friday morning that guests were greeted with a sign on the front door reading:

There is a season for everything in life, so it is with bittersweet hearts that we regret to inform ...

Eagle Scout Project Yields Flag Retirement Facility in Springfield, Ceremony Thursday

June 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Frankie Sarracino of Boy Scout Troop #73 of Springfield had an inspiration during his first camping trip.  He came with an idea for his Eagle Scout project.  It was to build a flag retirement facility at the Chisholm Community Center.

Only a few organizations are allowed to retire flags and the Boy Scouts are one of them..  Some others include the Girl Scouts, ...

Help Is Available for Suicide Prevention

June 18, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that trained counselors at NJ Hopeline will provide confidential, anonymous guidance for people who may be having suicidal thoughts, or who know someone at risk.

NJHopeline may be contacted 24/7 by phone at 855-654-6735 or by live chat at njhopeline.com.

In addition, Union County residents can contact the County’s ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 10, 2018

Dear Editor:

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by ...