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Sun, May 1, 10:00 AM

Westfield

Community Parks Clean-Up

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Add to My Calendar 05/01/2022 10:00am 05/01/2022 12:00pm America/New_York Community Parks Clean-Up

Spend the morning helping to beautify Westfield’s parks. Families, teens, Girl/Boy Scout troops and others are welcome. Bring your gardening gloves and meet at one of the locations below. Registration is now available at bit.ly/ParksCleanup2022.

Tamaques Park: Tennis courts
Brightwood Park: Parking lot (entrance off Prospect Street)
Woods at Myrtle and Grandview

Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, May 1, 11:00 AM

Trailside Nature and Science Center in Watchung Reservation, Mountainside

Wild Earth Fest

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Add to My Calendar 05/01/2022 11:00am 05/01/2022 5:00pm America/New_York Wild Earth Fest

Union County’s popular Wild Earth Fest and Touch-a-Truck events are returning to the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside for the first time in two years. Both events will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

This year, Wild Earth Fest features up-close experiences with live animals including:

Swift Farms Petting Zoo is bringing a variety of baby chicks, ...

Mountainside, NJ
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Sun, May 1, 7:00 PM

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Westfield

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Welcomes ...

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 05/01/2022 7:00pm 05/01/2022 8:30pm America/New_York Holy Trinity Catholic Church Welcomes Distinguished Scholar Rabbi Abraham Skorka

Rabbi Abraham Skorka will address the community as part of Holy Trinity Parish's "Distinguished Scholar" series, in collaboration with Temple Emanu-El of Westfield. This is the fourth and final speaking appearance by Rabbi Skorka between April 28 and May 1, at both Temple Emanu-El and Holy Trinity Church. His topics include Catholic-Jewish Relations, Remembrance of the Shoah, and ...

506 Westfield Ave., Westfield Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, May 2, 7:30 PM

Westfield Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Planning Board Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/02/2022 7:30pm 05/02/2022 11:45pm America/New_York Westfield Planning Board Meeting

he Westfield Planning Board is scheduled to meet Monday, May 2. The meeting is scheduled to be held at the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad St., Westfield, NJ.

The agenda is anticipated to post at this link on the town website.

425 East Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, May 2, 7:30 PM

Westfield Municipal Building, Westfield

Recreation Commission Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/02/2022 7:30pm 05/02/2022 8:30pm America/New_York Recreation Commission Meeting

The Westfield Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet Monday, May2 2 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Visit the town's website for more details.


425 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, May 3, 7:00 PM

Westfield High School Cafeteria B, Westfield

Westfield Board of Education Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/03/2022 7:00pm 05/03/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Westfield Board of Education Meeting

The Westfield Board of Education is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

To view the agenda, click here.


550 Dorian Road Westfield, NJ 07091
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Thu, May 5, 5:00 PM

Downtown, Westfield

Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Westfield

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Add to My Calendar 05/05/2022 5:00pm 05/05/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Westfield

Once again enjoy a very special evening out with your friends and family. Sponsored by Downtown Westfield, this annual Girls' Night Out event welcomes ladies to enjoy festivities, shopping and refreshments from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Shop for Mother's Day gifts ... Enjoy special in-store events and promotions ... Party with your girlfriends ... Relax with refreshments and ...

Westfield, NJ 07090
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Thu, May 5, 7:00 PM

Online, Westfield

CANCELED Human Relations Advisory Commission ...

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/05/2022 7:00pm 05/05/2022 8:30pm America/New_York CANCELED Human Relations Advisory Commission Meeting

The Westfield Human Relations Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Click the link here to join the meeting.

Passcode: HRAC!

The purpose and mission of the Human Relations Advisory Commission is to provide an egalitarian, welcoming, inclusive, safe, and productive community for the residents, local businesses, and visitors of the Town.

It ...

Remote Westfield, NJ
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Sat, May 7, 3:00 PM

The Curious Heart Apothecary & Spiritual Center, Westfield

Garden Tea Party: An Old Tradition With a Modern ...

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/07/2022 3:00pm 05/07/2022 5:00pm America/New_York Garden Tea Party: An Old Tradition With a Modern Twist

Join us as we welcome Debra's Simple Garden to The Curious Heart. Grab your favorite gal pal and join us for a good old fashioned high tea but without the stuffy stuff!

This tea party will have a fun modern twist with lots of delicious food, awesome music and, of course, tea! This is a BYOT event ... so bring your own tea cup and saucer. To register for this fun girl's afternoon out, ...

509 Central Avenue Westfield, NJ 07016
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Sat, May 7, 7:00 PM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

NJFO Concert: Roses from the South

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/07/2022 7:00pm 05/07/2022 9:00pm America/New_York NJFO Concert: Roses from the South

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style as David Wroe leads NJ Festival Orchestra in a special tribute to moms everywhere. A Boston Pops-style show, concert features Mother’s Day serenades by renowned Irish tenor Anthony Kearns (PBS The Irish Tenors) and much loved masterpieces from J Strauss and Debussy. Free pre-concert lecture at 6PM by Yifei Xu.

1East Broad St, Westfield Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, May 10, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Town Council Meeting

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/10/2022 7:00pm 05/10/2022 11:45pm America/New_York Town Council Meeting

The Westfield Town Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 10, 2022, with the conference session to be held at 7 p.m. and the legislative session to be held at 8 p.m.

The agenda is anticipated to post on the town's website at this link.

425 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
Learn About Transcendental Meditation: A Free Event

Tue, May 10, 7:30 PM

The Curious Heart Apothecary & Spiritual Center, Westfield

Learn About Transcendental Meditation: A Free ...

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/10/2022 7:30pm 05/10/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Learn About Transcendental Meditation: A Free Event

Join us as we welcome the staff of Trascendental Meditation in Summit. They will introduce us to TM and its many benefits.

If you feel as though you cannot quiet your overactive mind, TM may be for you. Find out how it differs from other forms of meditation.

There will be a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. If there is enough interest we may be able to form ...

https://www.littlefloweressentialoilblends.com/event-details/transcendental-meditation-informational-meeting Westfield, NJ 07016
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Wed, May 11, 4:00 PM

The Curious Heart, Westfield

Storytime with Laura Sassi: Bestselling ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/11/2022 4:00pm 05/11/2022 5:00pm America/New_York Storytime with Laura Sassi: Bestselling Children's Author

FREE EVENT: Beloved best selling children's author and local area resident Laura Sassi will be at The Curious Heart to read her book "Love is Kind."

In addition to hearing this beautiful story being read by its author, you will be able to meet Laura in person and will have the chance to have your book signed! We will also have copies of Laura's book available to for sale ...

509 Central Avenue Westfield, NJ 07016
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Wed, May 11, 7:30 PM

Fanwood Presbyterian Church, Fanwood

National Music Month Concert

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/11/2022 7:30pm 05/11/2022 9:00pm America/New_York National Music Month Concert

The Musical Club of Westfield presents its National Music Month Concert, Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church, 74 S. Martine Ave., Fanwood. Please enter by the door near the parking lot on La Grande Avenue. Like all Musical Club monthly concerts, it is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

May 1 to May 7, 2022, is National Music Week with the theme "Music ...

74 S. Martine Avenue Fanwood, NJ 07023
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Thu, May 12, 9:00 AM

Westfield

Jefferson Clothing Fundraiser

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2022 9:00am 05/12/2022 3:00pm America/New_York Jefferson Clothing Fundraiser

Save the Date! Thursday 5/12 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Clean out the house! We are collecting clothing, shoes, purses, belts, back packs, hats, scarves, gloves, ties, handbags, blankets, tablecloths, bedding, drapery, pillows, towels, quilts, comforters.

Stuffed Animals and Bicycles will be collected, but not hard toys or strollers/ baby gear.

Here is a list of what can be collected and what ...

1200 Boulevard Westfield, NJ
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Thu, May 12, 7:00 PM

The Curious Heart Apothecary & Spiritual Center, Westfield

Mother & Daughter: Girls Night Out at The Curious ...

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2022 7:00pm 05/12/2022 9:00pm America/New_York Mother & Daughter: Girls Night Out at The Curious Heart

Come for an evening of laughing and having a little fun with your best girl! We will keep the vibe light and high as we create our own natural body scrub using himalayan salts and essential oils.

We will also have an interactive journaling activity to see how much mother and daughter know about each other ... you may live together and see each other daily but how much do you know about each ...

509 Central Avenue Westfield, NJ 07016
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Sat, May 14, 9:00 AM

Nokia campus parking lot, New Providence

Free: Shred and Recycle Personal Documents

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Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 9:00am 05/14/2022 1:00pm America/New_York Free: Shred and Recycle Personal Documents

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to the next free paper shredding event of 2022, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The events will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nokia campus parking lot, located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. The parking lot is located across from ...

600 Mountain Ave. New Providence, NJ
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Sat, May 14, 6:30 PM

Crossroads, Garwood

Stand Up Comedy at the Crossroads

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2022 6:30pm 05/14/2022 8:30pm America/New_York Stand Up Comedy at the Crossroads

This Saturday Curtains Up Presents - Stand Up Comedy at the Crossroads

Laughter is the Best Medicine and insurance is never needed!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curtains-up-comedy-show-tickets-338507403757

Hosted by: MisterDirect

Marklyn "MisterDirect" Is the host of two local Music Festivals. He wrote two books and is a Public Speaker. Most of all he just likes to ...

78 North Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027 Garwood, NJ 07027
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Sun, May 15, 11:00 AM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad , Westfield

Shavuot Story & Crafts Hour at Union County Torah ...

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 05/15/2022 11:00am 05/15/2022 12:00pm America/New_York Shavuot Story & Crafts Hour at Union County Torah Center - Chabad

The Union County Torah Center - Chabad will present Shavuot Story and Crafts Hour on Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. at the Center, 111 Laurel Place, Westfield.

Children will listen to a story, learn about the holidays and do related arts and crafts projects.

“This will give a chance for children who are not yet in Hebrew School to learn about Shavuot in a fun and entertaining way,” ...

111 Laurel Place Westfield, NJ
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Sun, May 15, 11:30 AM

Mindowaskin Park and the Westfield Area YMCA Bauer Branch, Westfield

Walk for CAKE and Mental Health Fair in Westfield

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/15/2022 11:30am 05/15/2022 2:00pm America/New_York Walk for CAKE and Mental Health Fair in Westfield

To celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month, and in recognition of the difficult times many in our community have experienced over the past two years, the Westfield Mental Health Council will present a MentalHealth Day of freeactivities on Sunday, May 15.

The day begins with a Walk for CAKE in Mindowaskin Park from 10:30 a.m– noon, where participants can enjoy a walk punctuated ...

422 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 Westfield, NJ 07090

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Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

May 13, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

Letter: Traffic Professional Weighs in on Proposed Prospect-Ferris Development Traffic Impact Study

May 16, 2022

I have had a 52-year career in consulting engineering specializing in traffic and transportation. I am a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers. As a Westfield resident for 50 years, I am proud to have served on the Union County Transportation Advisory Board appointed by many Westfield mayors for ...

Free Webinar: Mental Health 101

May 16, 2022

In a resolution passed last week at the Union County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of this month, the Department of Human Service’s Office on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse in partnership with Atlantic Health System will host a free webinar titled, “Mental Health 101: How Do We ...

23 Homes Sold May 7 -14 in Westfield Area

Information provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778.

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Tips on Manifesting and Getting Stuff Done

Ever wonder how some people seem to get so many things done in a short period of time?  Well, they probably know the secret to quickly manifesting their goals. There are tons of books out there on manifesting, but the truth is, you only need to be in tune with your own body to really achieve your goals and dreams. 

In the above video, I give you some tips on how to super ...

Westfield 5th Graders Qualify for National Geography Bee

Franklin 5th graders Henry Tuttle, Karl Westerling, Matt Taormina, James Holleran and Shaan Patel (not pictured) made it to the final rounds of the regional competition of the International Geography Bee while qualifying to compete in Nationals in June.

Essential Summer Water Safety Tips From the Westfield Area YMCA

National Water Safety Month is in May and is a kick-off for the summer season. This is the perfect time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of water safety and equip kids and adults with the essential skills to keep them safe in and around water.

As “America’s Swim Instructor,” the YMCA teaches more than 1 million children invaluable water safety and ...

Is the Spike in Commodity Prices Sustainable?

For a glimpse of just how volatile commodities currently are, look at nickel markets. Prices doubled in early March. Then they fell sharply. Then the London Metals Exchange halted trading. In late March, the market for nickel — a key component in electric vehicle batteries and stainless steel products — reopened but with strict trading limits.

It’s just one example of how the ...

Who is Holy?

Who is holy? Is it the mystic in the mountains, the monk in the monastery, or the guru in the garage? Perhaps it is the lady with the crystal ball or the meditating yogi?

People today have fallen in love with Spirituality, Mysticism and Kabbalah. Great. I’ve even given a whole series of Kabbalah classes myself. Judaism is certainly rich in spirituality and the mystical ...

Holy Trinity Highlights the Arts

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students at Holy Trinity School are showcasing their talents in music, art, and drama this spring after a hiatus of two years. 

On Apr. 6, students in the school instrumental program, under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Samantha Gambuzza, played a concert for the school community that afternoon and in the evening for parent/adult guests. Students played ...

Is An Emotional Affair Cheating?

An emotional affair is when you turn to a friend or co-worker for emotional (not physical) intimacy.  The seduction is that this person gives you what you feel that your spouse does not: support, ego boosts, playfulness, empathy, flirting, and understanding. This relationship begins in a very innocent way, yet you may begin to share more with this person than with your ...

Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dies at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battled-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

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Nov 28, 1931 - Jan 19, 2022
Austin George Habib, 90, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2022, surrounded by his ...
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