Thousands Expected to Attend Westfield’s Festifall Street Fair Sunday

September 24, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 2016 Westfield FestiFall street fair, sponsored by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, is set to take place Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. 

Tens of thousands are expected to arrive from all around to enjoy the annual event, which will close off downtown streets to cars to make way for pedestrians, vendors, rides, ...

Mara's Café in Fanwood to Host Glass Paint Party on Weds, Sept. 28

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mara's Café and Bakery (250 South Ave, Fanwood) will host a Glass Paint Party on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.. Ticket purchase includes glass and supplies necessary for painting and instruction.

A fixed menu will be available; choose between a salad, panini and or Mara's classic burger for an additional charge.
Mara's ...

Celebrate National Ice Cream Cone Day (Thurs, Sept. 22) at Rocko's in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- National Ice Cream Cone Day seeks to draw attention to the invention of an important, yet sadly often overlooked, invention that allows people to enjoy a portable way to eat ice cream.

There is some debate as to who made the first ice cream cone. Italo Marchiony, an immigrant from Italy in the late 1800s, was granted a patent in December 1903, according to the International ...

JukeBox Trivia at Molly Maguires Begins Sept. 22

CLARK, NJ -- Molly Maguires (1035 Central Ave., Clark) will host Fun Juke Box Trivia Night during its Sunset Dinner hours (4:00 - 7:00 p.m.) on Thursday Nights, beginning Sept 22.

The trivia contest begins at approximately 5:15 and features Top 100 and popular hits mainly from the 60's, 70's and 80's. It's a chance to win prizes, have ...

Scotch Plains Farmers Market on Saturday

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Farmers Market, featuring JerseyFresh™ produce from local farmers, takes place on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Venders include Stella's Empanadas, Pickle Licious pickles, Bang Cookies, Jersey wines from Villa Millagro Vineyards,honey from Tassot Apiaries, scrumptious baked and organic goods from Ester's Treats, fine ...

Gourd-geous Weather and Food: Signs of September

FANWOOD, NJ -- With the exception of some unusually hot days last week, cooler temperatures and low humidity are just gourd-geous, according to two local eateries -- Nick's Pizza and Rocko's Ice Cream -- which have both introduced fall flavors.

"Butternut squash soup has returned," said Rob Watterson of Nick's Pizza. "People have been asking about our soups since the ...

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Kenilworth! German Band, Folk Dancers and Feast to Highlight the Celebration, in Support of the Historic Nitschke House

KENILWORTH, NJ - the Kenilworth Historical Society will present “Oktoberfest,” a festive celebration featuring live German music, folk dancing and a delicious feast, at the Kenilworth Veterans Center (33 South 21st Street) on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The fun-filled event will feature a dance performance by Bayern Verein Newark, a long-established club ...

Observe National Cheese Pizza Day, Monday, Sept. 5, in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

FANWOOD/ SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The ancient Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and some believe the beginning of the “pizza” comes from the Greek word πίτα, "pita," meaning pie, according to the National Day Calendar.

The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as a Neapolitan flatbread, which used only mozzarella cheese produced in the ...

St. Bart's Festival Opens in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Under perfect late summer weather, the annual St. Bart's Italian Festival opened on Friday featuring food, fun, and games for all. 

Sponsored by UNICO, the Italian American service organization, and St. Bart's, the feast offered new rides, familiar games, entertainment by local band Wolf Creek, and lots of great food.

The festival continues throughout the ...

St. Bart's Festival Takes Place in Scotch Plains This Weekend

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- It's arrival brings both sadness and joy.

The annual Labor Day Italian Feast hosted by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO, St. Bartholomew's Church and St. Bartholomew's Academy, marks the end of summer, but at the same time is a highlight of the local calendar that produces memories that folks young and old cherish for decades.

The festival ...

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Your Hometown Home for the Holidays

Synonymous with tradition and the classic look and feel of the holiday season, The Grand Summit Hotel has been a part of local residents and their family’s holidays for more than 150 years.

The hotel will begin preparing for Thanksgiving soon, long considered one of its most iconic holiday events. While New York’s annual tree lighting takes place a couple of days into December, the ...