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Garwood Rocks with The Benjamins!

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GARWOOD, NJ -- The fourth annual Garwood Rocks! street fair, hosted by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC), will take place on Sunday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine) in downtown Garwood. Center Street will be closed to traffic from South Avenue to Unami Park.

Garwood is revving up to celebrate spring in style with a car show, an all-day live stage featuring numerous bands, entertainment, vendors, festival food and a KidZone. Strolling entertainment and stilt walkers will entertain festival goers. Many artisans and craftspeople will be displaying paintings, pottery, photography, handmade jewelry, furniture plus many other unique items. The KidZone, with rides and activities along with a petting zoo and pony rides will be operating all day.

Enjoy an entire day of family fun including Rock ‘n’ Roll and a top-class car show featuring over 200 automobiles hosted by Hot Rod Mike Productions. Beginning at South Avenue you’ll find live musical entertainment and a beer and wine garden, sponsored by Lee Frankel of Garwood’s own The Crossroads.

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On the Crossroad stage, The Valencia School of Music will kick it off at 10 a.m. followed by the RMC RockShop Band at 11:30 a.m. Next up with be the cool sounds of the Barry Blues Band at 1pm. At 2:30 p.m. Garwood will really be rocking with the sounds of New Jersey’s Own Hoi Polloi followed by, not to be missed, The Benjamins at 4 p.m.

The Union County Police Department will be distributing free bicycle helmets (first come first serve) to attendees along with literature on bicycle and child seat safety. There will also be a sign-up sheet to possibly win a free car seat (for later pickup). Arrive early for your chance to go home with a bike helmet! The Union County Sheriff’s Office Identification Unit will also be in attendance, creating free digital “wanted” posters and with literature and a sign up process to have fingerprints and/or photo IDs taken for children.

Also don’t forget to stop by the GWACC booth where we will be giving away three pop-up hammocks!

Get ready to rock on June 4!  Admission is free.

Please note that pets, skateboarding, and roller blading are prohibited in the Garwood Rocks area. This rule is for the safety of attendees of all ages, and also for the safety of the animals. For further information, please contact the GWACC, 908-233-3021, or visit the website www.gwaccnj.com and look for Street Fairs.

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