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Garwood Rocks with The Benjamins!

May 26, 2017

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 ...

Fanwood's Anna Marie Gewirtz Honored as Outstanding Professional Fundraiser

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident Anna Marie Gewirtz was honored by the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) with The Robert J. Smythe Award for Outstanding Professional Fundraiser at the organization's Excellence in Philanthropy Awards on May 4.

“It’s an honor to receive this award from the Association of Fundraising ...

Terrill Middle School Band Plays National Anthem at Somerset Patriots Game

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Terrill Middle School Band, led by instructor John Gillick, performed the Star Spangled Banner before the start of Wednesday's game between the host Somerset Patriots and the Sugar Land (TX) Skeeters.

Earlier this spring, the Terrill Middle School Jazz Band played at The Prudential Center between periods of the Devils-Avalanche game. played ...

Westfield’s NJ Festival Orchestra to Perform Season Finale, ‘Battle of the Titans,’ this Weekend

WESTFIELD, NJ —   Special guest virtuoso Sophia Bacelar joins Westfield’s New Jersey Festival Orchestra this weekend to perform Tchaikovsky’s demanding cello showpiece “Variations on Rococo Theme.” Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 1 will then bring the 2016-17 season to its conclusion.

Performances take place Saturday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m. at ...

Scotch Plains Seventh Grader Matt Levine to Host "Little Kids Rock" Benefit Concert

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Terrill Middle School seventh grader Matt Levine will be hosting a benefit concert for the organization Little Kids Rock as part of his Bar Mitzvah project. The event will feature local bands at the Crossroads restaurant and music venue in Garwood on Sunday, June 11 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Little Kids Rock is an organization that provides music education in ...

Yankee Historian Marty Appel Writes Definitive Bio of Baseball’s Greatest Character, Casey Stengel

NEW YORK, NY – New York Yankees historian and former publicity director Marty Appel, author of the acclaimed Pinstripe Empire and New York Times best seller, Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain, has released CASEY STENGEL: Baseball’s Greatest Character (Doubleday; March 28, 2017; $27.95), an intimate portrait and definitive account of a baseball icon.

There was ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Showcase Talents at Spring Art Show and Concert

EDISON, NJ -- After walking the halls and perusing display windows filled with outstanding art work, patrons sat and enjoyed a wonderful evening of music at the Upper School Spring Art Show and Concert at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison. Art teachers Gale Goldman and Tanda Tucker proudly showed off their students' work and music teachers Sharon Byrne and Rick Fontaine led the ...

May Movies & Showtimes at the Scotch Plains Public Library

​Join community members at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Fridays at NOON for this season’s Best Picture Nominees. 

May 12: Fences (PG-13, 133 min)
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

May 19: Hacksaw Ridge (R, 138 min)
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served ...

Free Fanwood Comic Book Illustration Class on Thursday, May 18

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Community Art Workshops and the Life Drawing Studio Group present a free Comic Book Illustration class for adults & youth (middle school and up). The class will be held on Thursday, May 18, 7:30–9:30 p.m. at the Patricia Kuran Cultural Arts Center, Watson Road, Fanwood (next to Fanwood Borough Hall at 75 North Martine Avenue).

Former Marvel artist ...

Performance Series Presents A Night of Hot Jazz Featuring Local Performers on Sat, May 13

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Performance Series is proud to present two wonderful jazz performances on Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center, adjacent to Borough Hall.

The Joe Traina Quintet has been performing extensively throughout the New York Tri-State area in such notable establishments as The Rainbow Room, The Supper Club, The National Arts ...

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Scotch Plains Public Library to Host After-School Club for Middle School Students Mondays and Wednesdays in June

May 20, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Now through June 14, students in grades 5-8 are invited to ScotLib’s Teen Scene to relax, socialize, and have fun every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30.  Students can complete homework in the gallery space or head into the meeting room for games, snacks, and maker activities with friends. No registration is required.

These events are free for students in ...