Arts & Entertainment

Scenes from Fanwood's Fan Jam

1812967be7d189f43866_19780786_10212332488120839_106622768435414331_o.jpg
Uber Jesus rocked Fanwood Summer Fan Jam, a music and food truck festival at La Grande Park on Sunday. Credits: John Mooney
fc1d21b84f23161e84f3_DSC_0049.JPG
Uber Jesus rocked the stage at La Grande Park Credits: John Mooney
a4f702aa594e78f794fd_Fan_Fam.jpg
Fan Jam drew thousands of people from Fanwood, Scotch Plains, and elsewhere. Credits: Jon Joshua
ce940113a147e516f5ec_Led.jpg
Led Zeppelin cover band Black Dog headlined Fanwood's Summer Fan Jam music and food truck festival. Credits: Jon Joshua
605dfe530b976d609245_led2.jpg
Led Zeppelin cover band Black Dog guitarist channels Jimmy Page. Credits: Jon Joshua
0fa323e02ef584a7de64_DSC_2549.JPG
FanJam food truck and music festival at LaGrande Park in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
60a85ecc16b0665a750a_DSC_0011.JPG
Popoular local band, The Broadcasters: John Haussman, Michael Novello, Nino Di Fabio, Ed Gardella Credits: John Mooney
95f08f7ef8d1af1c6ee4_DSC_0017.JPG
The Broadcasters Credits: John Mooney
2a2d62b0758d18d4e0ae_DSC_2542.JPG
Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr with her mother, Nancy Yewaisis. Credits: John Mooney
f71117cd9f2e74d5a4c2_DSC_0016.JPG
Ed Gardella of The Broadcasters Credits: John Mooney
0e5495263ab9c31ad472_DSC_0063.JPG
Amanda Barnett and Rich Burke soaked in the sights and sounds at Fanwood's Summer Fan Jam on Sunday. Credits: John Mooney
e7f2de87f7664c694006_DSC_2547.JPG
Lindsey, Ava and Mike Giannacio enjoyed the afternoon in La Grande Park in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
ea5388ba7f3d77fa98e3_1953-Mercury-SMALLER.jpg
1953 Mercury at the Fan Jam Car Show. Credits: John Mooney
f7a9783d18817fbf2459_DSC_2554.JPG
ccee356df2e83a0a1d58_DSC_2552.JPG
1428f99e2911e013ce4a_DSC_2550.JPG
ee0937cef12c24433463_DSC_0001.JPG
ca2477defb56b291c067_DSC_0002.JPG
Marco Massa Credits: John Mooney
f4fd9f717ff3a596254e_DSC_0007.JPG
337c1166861c353d6d52_DSC_0009.JPG
a318f1169440bb623c0d_DSC_0022.JPG
8b74c64adcec20c71906_DSC_0030.JPG
06b4c106717fe0c93e32_DSC_0026.JPG
Kids await the start of a ride. Credits: John Mooney
fa7f7005e19cb4282a8a_bcd2420459ec220bde27_DSC_0027.JPG
Mom and daughter on a ride at Fan Jam on Sunday. Credits: John Mooney
f0a98b32c100fb7633c4_DSC_0062.JPG
Uber Jesus Credits: John Mooney
6c14b613d3297df3b10a_DSC_0055.JPG
Uber Jesus drummer Credits: John Mooney
42d57650e333f4cd8b2d_DSC_0057.JPG
Uber Jesus bassist Credits: John Mooney
2ba48468fd7bb2f86813_DSC_0066.JPG
ffd40d5f1a42ed423687_DSC_0071.JPG
aee95038a6272d1c173a_19956253_10212332475400521_3577888105981056060_o.jpg
dca3950d4274089ec5d2_19787309_10212332491760930_8833570229424238229_o.jpg
c8d0c618d39f6b2e28b1_Bored_of_Ed_1.jpg
c3e57e6f4bec6d3692cf_19956857_10212332477960585_243978550814395549_o.jpg
Face painting at Fanwood's Fan Jam. Credits: Jon Joshua
db1f84b34198fd048e14_19787298_10212332488840857_6903773094292592732_o.jpg
Obstacle Course for kids at Fanwood's Summer Fan Jam. Credits: Jon Joshua
d57f7dccc60dee7bc0c4_19956253_10212332475400521_3577888105981056060_o.jpg
The Broadcasters Credits: Jon Joshua
27a335a3dd4bff85751f_19787309_10212332491760930_8833570229424238229_o.jpg
Classic car show. Credits: Jon Joshua
1812967be7d189f43866_19780786_10212332488120839_106622768435414331_o.jpg

FANWOOD, NJ -- Thousands of people from across the region came to Fanwood’s La Grande Park on Sunday, July 9, for the first annual Fan Jam music festival in Fanwood.

Five live bands, a classic car show, more than a dozen food trucks, and local and regional vendors and exhibitors celebrated summer on a perfect day in the park.

Staged by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Fanwood, the day-long festival promises to be a yearly tradition, judging by the turnout and the good times being had by all.

Sign Up for E-News

"What a great day for Fanwood. You really couldn't have asked for better," said Mayor Colleen Mahr. "This is an awesome event!"

The event's many sponsors include Sheelen's Crossing, which provided a beer garden, Fanwood Animal Hospital, Lightbridge Academy, Goddard School, Two River Community Bank, Family Investors, Fanwood Pharmacy, Fanwood Back Relief and others.

Thanks also to the Fanwood Police Department for keeping an eye on everyone and the Fanwood Rescue Squad for being on hand for safety and ambulance tours.

TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Plainfield

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_cf52296cc36dd5e70d9f_aunt_bertha

Fri, June 22, 9:30 AM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Health Plainfield Aunt Bertha Demonstration

Carousel_image_9f83f68274e587851440_volunteering_6_22

Fri, June 22, 2:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Volunteering

Carousel_image_26acfa8d783bf5d09f61_petra_6_22_library

Fri, June 22, 3:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Petra's Musical Zoo

Reminder: Eligible Seniors Can Receive $25 in Free Vouchers for Farmer’s Markets, Starting June 25

June 21, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds income-eligible senior residents age 60 and over that they can apply for a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce. The vouchers may be used only at Farmer’s Markets in Union County that display a yellow and black WIC sign.

“Farmer’s Markets are a feature of community life throughout Union County in the ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 9, 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 ...

North Plainfield Mom Maggie Grabko Gets Life-Saving Liver Transplant, Warren Fundraiser Set for Sunday

June 18, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Maggie Grabko, a North Plainfield mom of two, underwent a successful liver transplant on June 13, according to an update on the family’s GoFundMe page by her husband, Shawn Grabko. The Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music Fundraiser, at 1 Elks Trail in Warren on June ...

SRO'S - ENSEÑANDO POR EJEMPLO

June 17, 2018

Hay un grupo de oficiales de policía que les dan un servicio a nuestra comunidad de una manera notable. Todos los días estos hombres y mujeres se levantan, van al trabajo, y aseguran que nuestros hijos aprendan en un ambiente seguro. Los llamamos Oficiales de Recursos Escolares, pero son mucho más. 

Si llegas a la oficina de los Oficiales de Recursos Escolares en la ...

Empleando Nuestra Juventud 

Querido Plainfield, 

Todos esperan el verano; los días son más calientes y largos, y la madre tierra se pone su mejor vestido mientras las frutas se maduran en el sol y las flores ondean un alegre "hola". La gente comienzan los paseos de la playa o piscina, y las juntas de barbacoa en los patios son necesarios en los fines de semanas.

Aquí en la ciudad de ...

Meet Toran Smith: Union County All Star

June 18, 2018

Plainfield resident, Toran Smith, age 16, has been selected to play on the 2018 Union County underclassmen all star team.  On June 10th, the Union County All-Stars played against the Hudson County All-Stars at Kean University.  Smith played third baseman. 

Smith, a junior at Union County Vo-Tech magnet high school, is a Junior infielder on the Plainfield Cardinals Varsity ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow, 2018)

 

A friend, whose opinion on literature I respect greatly, reported to me recently that she had just finished reading A.J. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window. Of it she said, “I wish I hadn't finished it,” which I interpreted to mean, “It was so good I'm sorry that I finished it.” ...

When the Men Go Off to War by Victoria Kelly

When the Men Go Off to War by Victoria Kelly (Naval Institute Press, 2015)

Victoria Kelly's first published volume of poetry, When the Men Go Off to War, is a wonder in that poems can be written so beautifully about the subject of war. Each poem is a jewel, polished and colorful, glittering with elegant imagery, and rich in emotional wallop. The book, divided into three sections, ...

The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2005)

            The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani, a New York Times best selling author, was recommended to me by a young woman who actually came from the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, the place where the novel is set. “The author did such a wonderful job of describing how the town actually is,” said the young lady.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...

The Man in Room 306 at the Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

            The Luna Stage, a Jersey theater gem, chose to revive its 1995 world premiere drama, The Man in Room 306, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Starring Jamil A.C. Mangan as Dr. King, this 90 minute production portrays Dr. King in the last hours of his life as he struggles to write a speech for the Poor ...

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead Books, 2017)

 

I wanted to like Into the Water by Paula Hawkins because I had enjoyed her previous novel, The Girl on the Train, which was a suspenseful thriller. However, when I finished reading the first part of the Into the Water, I realized that I had not absorbed anything that was happening in the story. I blamed myself for not paying ...