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Mon, August 19, 8:30 AM

Code Ninjas, Westfield

Game Builder's Club Summer Camp

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Add to My Calendar 08/19/2019 8:30am 08/23/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Game Builder's Club Summer Camp

This camp is the most exciting program for your child to build their very own video game every single day! Their coding and game building skills will progress further each day, and they’ll have a blast every step of the way. Games are made in Scratch, and children of all experience levels will have a great time.

For kids, 7-14. Sign up for Half Day (8:30AM -12:00 PM) at $349 for Game ...

1006 South Ave W Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, August 19, 1:00 PM

Code Ninjas, Westfield

Minecraft Camp at Code Ninjas

Education

Add to My Calendar 08/19/2019 1:00pm 08/23/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Minecraft Camp at Code Ninjas

A project-filled camp where students will be able to use multiple programs to build their own objects and import them into their very own Minecraft world! This is the perfect environment for your child to learn about editing and modeling their own 3D objects, practice solving Redstone circuit puzzles, and interact with their fellow Minecraft lovers.

For kids, 7-14. Sign up for Half Day ...

1006 South Ave W Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, August 19, 7:30 PM

Union County Torah Center - Chabad, Westfield

Learning Hebrew: Ulpan Beginners Level 2 in ...

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 08/19/2019 7:30pm 08/20/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Learning Hebrew: Ulpan Beginners Level 2 in Westfield

Ulpan Beginners Level 2 at the Union County Torah Center - Chabad

The Union County Torah Center - Chabad at 111 Laurel Place in Westfield will be hosting a Ulpan Beginners Level 2 on Mondays 7:30 to 8:30pm starting July 15-August 26.

The style of the class is an active, hands-on approach towards basic conversational Hebrew, reading and writing. Students will learn slang, listen to songs ...

111 Laurel Pl. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, August 20, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/20/2019 7:00pm 08/21/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation. Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

This ...

Downtown Westfield, NJ
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Thu, August 22, 3:30 PM

Westfield High School , Westfield

Car Wash Sponsored by the WHS Marching Band

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Add to My Calendar 08/22/2019 3:30pm 08/22/2019 6:00pm America/New_York Car Wash Sponsored by the WHS Marching Band

Come to the WHS Marching Band Car Wash.

Dirty car? We can help. Clean car but want to support the WHS Marching Band? We can help.

This Thursday, Aug. 22, the WHS Marching Band is hosting a car wash. All proceeds go towards the 2019-2020 WHS Marching Blue Devils Season. Thanks for supporting the WHS Marching Blue Devils! See you there!

2 Locations - Westfield High School parking lot and ...

550 Dorian Road Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, August 23, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Sports

Add to My Calendar 08/23/2019 7:00pm 08/23/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The game features Polish Heritage Night at the ballpark.
Enjoy food specials, music, and much more celebrating Polish Heritage.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sat, August 24, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

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Add to My Calendar 08/24/2019 7:00pm 08/24/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Come out and enjoy Somerset Patriots Baseball followed by the Best FIREWORKS Show In New Jersey!

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sun, August 25, 5:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

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Add to My Calendar 08/25/2019 5:00pm 08/25/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

The first 2,000 Fans in attendance will receive a T-Shirt.
The game is our annual Veterans of America Day Celebration at TD Bank Ballpark.
Arrive early and help us honor our Veterans in a special pre-game ceremony on the field.
The program will begin at approximately 4:10 pm.
After the game, everyone gets to Run The Bases in The Diamond Derby presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Mon, August 26

Code Ninjas, Westfield

Hack Attack Summer Camp (Code Debugging)

Education

Add to My Calendar 08/26/2019 12:00am 08/27/2019 12:00am America/New_York Hack Attack Summer Camp (Code Debugging)

Coding and building video games is fun. OH-OH. The game does not work like you want it to. Learn the essential skill of debugging. No coder ever said that everything worked as intended ... the first time. While you are at it, learn the principles of cyber security.

For kids, 7-14. Half Day and Full Day Options.

Learn More | Enroll Now | Contact us @ westfieldnj@codeninjas.com or (908) ...

1006 South Ave W Westfield, NJ 07090 true
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Mon, August 26, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers

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Add to My Calendar 08/26/2019 7:00pm 08/26/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers

Join us at TD Bank Ballpark for Bark In The Park Night.
Bring your well-behaved, socialized dog to the game to enjoy a night out with the whole family.
Dogs must have all their shots and be current with all their vaccinations to attend! Proof will be required at check-in at the ballpark.
There will be a pre-game Pooch Parade around the warning track of the field beginning at 6:30 ...

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Tue, August 27, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 4:00pm 08/27/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Every Tuesday at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close and is valid for kids 12 and under.

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (908) 709-9000. Check out Vinny's website and Facebook page.

*Free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult ...

28 Eastman St Cranford, NJ
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Tue, August 27, 6:00 PM

Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

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Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 6:00pm 08/27/2019 7:00pm America/New_York CASA of Union County Information Session

Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 400 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important ...

300 North Ave East Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tue, August 27, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster barnstormers

Sports

Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 7:00pm 08/27/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster barnstormers

The first 2,000 Fans in attendance will receive a Bookmark.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Tue, August 27, 7:00 PM

Westfield

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 08/27/2019 7:00pm 08/28/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation. Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

This ...

Downtown Westfield, NJ
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Wed, August 28, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers

Sports

Add to My Calendar 08/28/2019 7:00pm 08/28/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers

It's a Senior Wednesday at TD Bank Ballpark. All fans 55+ will receive $5.00 Upper Box Tickets at the Box Office for this game.
This game is an Unused Ticket or Voucher Exchange Date!
Bring any unused tickets or vouchers from this season to the ticket office to exchange them for a ticket to this game.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Thu, August 29, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers

Sports

Add to My Calendar 08/29/2019 7:00pm 08/29/2020 10:00pm America/New_York Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers

Come out and enjoy Somerset Patriots Baseball followed by the Best FIREWORKS Show In New Jersey!
The game features Scout Night with the Somerset Patriots.
Bring your Scout Group out to the ballpark to enjoy an evening of fun. Scouts will participate in a pre-game parade and arc the infield for the National Anthem.

1 Patriots Park Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Sun, September 1, 9:00 AM

Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3, Westfield

Pancake Breakfast in Westfield

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 09/01/2019 9:00am 09/01/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Pancake Breakfast in Westfield

$7.00 all you can eat scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and made-to-order pancakes

1003 North Avenue West Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sun, September 1, 3:00 PM

Windsor Park , Westfield

Save the Date: Westfield Unity Day Block Party at ...

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Add to My Calendar 09/01/2019 3:00pm 09/01/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Save the Date: Westfield Unity Day Block Party at Windsor Park 2019

The annual Unity Day is set Sunday, Sept. 1, at Windsor Park on Windsor Avenue. The neighborhood event is slated to include a back-to-school supply drive, and basketball games. Festivities begin at 3 p.m.

Windsor Avenue Westfield, NJ
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Tue, September 3, 4:00 PM

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta, Cranford

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 09/03/2019 4:00pm 09/03/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta

Every Tuesday at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is Family Night where Kids Eat Free. This special runs from 4 p.m. to close and is valid for kids 12 and under.

Vinny's Pizza & Pasta is located at 28 Eastman St, Cranford, NJ. You can reach the restaurant by phone at (908) 709-9000. Check out Vinny's website and Facebook page.

*Free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult ...

28 Eastman St Cranford, NJ
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Tue, September 3, 7:00 PM

Westfield Municipal Building, Westfield

Westfield Town Council Meeting

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Add to My Calendar 09/03/2019 7:00pm 09/03/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Westfield Town Council Meeting

At 7 p.m., the town council of the town of Westfield will meet in conference session, at which the public may attend and make comments and address council to discuss and consider matters of public business upon which no formal action will then be taken but which may subsequently be acted upon in a regular council meeting. The council will meet in the adjacent Council Conference Room for a ...

425 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090

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Sneak Peek into New Route 22 Wawa Shows What Customers Can Expect

November 21, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Plainfield received a sneak peek at Wawa’s newest store.  Located nearby on Route 22, it provided a glimpse into what customers can look forward to in the near future.

With a formal ribbon cutting scheduled for Thursday, the North Plainfield site hosted a “Taste of Wawa” preview event for media, community partners and VIP customers ...

Letter: More Work to do on School Safety in Westfield

November 14, 2019

Thank you to everyone who supported me in my bid for school board. I’d like to Congratulate, Amy Root, Brendan Galligan, and Michael Beilen on their re-election. Though we may not have won, we certainly turned up the volume on the issue of school safety which is more complex an issue then it has ever been before.

One thing that should be done immediately is to treat all levels of ...

Code Ninjas Westfield to Host Annual Holiday Hackathon & Hour of Code Events

November 22, 2019

The center is collecting toys for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County during its free Holiday Hackathon events.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Code Ninjas, a coding center for kids, is celebrating Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), a national annual initiative to inspire kids to take interest in computer science. Throughout the week, Code Ninjas Westfield will host ...

NJ TRANSIT Must Work For All

Every day, thousands of commuters and businesses in New Jersey’s largest city depend on NJ TRANSIT to move people to and from their workplaces. Thousands of additional Newark residents rely on buses, trains and light rail to get them to schools, hospitals, shopping centers, and other destinations. Mass transit has played a vital role in Newark’s history, and NJ TRANSIT holds the key ...

Opinion: California’s New Labor Law is Killing Business – NJ is About to do the Same

November 21, 2019

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee benefits and other worker protections. The downside is that my California-based freelance writer friends ...

Update: New NJ Bill To Reclassify Contractors

We covered this important issue in July. Here's an update.

A new bill could classify thousands of New Jersey independent contractors, freelance and gig economy workers as employees — a measure that could profoundly impact businesses that rely on such workers, including ride share and food delivery services, to name a few.

In New Jersey, independent contractors are not typically ...

5 Things You Might Be Surprised to Learn About Insurance

How confident are you about the insurance strategies you have in place to protect against an unexpected turn in your life? Do you feel like you have a clear handle on how to manage your insurance needs effectively?

Before you answer, here are five aspects of insurance coverage from Arias & Partners Wealth Advisors that may surprise you:

1. Even a stay-at-home spouse may need life ...

Home Based Business and Virtual Office Space

CLARK, NJ - In our current age of technology, even the office is going digital. The virtual office is providing a desirable alternative for work-at-home superstars because it offers an ideal balance of both worlds.

Many people who choose to work at home do so because of time- and cost-saving advantages, but it’s not without its sacrifices. As a tradeoff, entrepreneurs and freelancers who ...

24 Homes Sold Nov. 10 - Nov. 17 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Mountainside & Garwood

Twenty-four homes sold Nov. 10 through Nov. 17, 2019, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside Garwood and Cranford:*

TOWN                  ADDRESS             ...

Staying Active When the Temperature Drops

When the seasons change and it becomes too cold to spend time outdoors for more than a few minutes, many people reduce their activity levels and hibernate for the winter. How many of us have woken up on a cold winter morning and decided we’d rather spend an extra hour in bed than getting up to exercise? Inactivity in the colder months can lead to a higher risk of complete aerobic ...

Meet Claas Ehlers: Three Questions with the Newest Member of the Overlook Medical Center Community Advisory Board

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers has been appointed to the Community Advisory Board of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, one of the region’s premier providers of health care and home to some of the state’s top physicians.

The board provides a way for the community to help guide Overlook’s development and support its efforts to provide exceptional care.

Tips on How to Survive Family Get-Togethers During Tthe Holidays

Family get-togethers are not always easy.

Many of us dread having to participate in some of the social events that take place during this time. We may begin to experience stress knowing that our gathering will involve some relatives or immediate family whom we really do not like. We may feel the tension building as we think about in-laws and/or relatives who have such strong opinions ...

The Governor and Senate President: Perfect Together??

The 1947 New Jersey Constitution gave our governor enormous power to nominate and appoint people to many state positions: From the Attorney General to all county prosecutors to Superior Court judges to the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Board of Public Utilities to members of Pine Barrens Commission, amongst many many others.  The New Jersey Governor has lots of nominatin' to ...

Meet Westfield Area YMCA Staff Member Joanne McGillis!

Why does Joanne McGillis love her job and her early-morning members? Take a listen as Joanne and a Y member explain.

You can work here too!  Check out our current employment opportunities at www.westfieldynj.org/about/job-opportunities.

Westfield 7th Graders Enjoy Space Simulations and other STEM Learning

Simulating a free fall through space, programming a robot to dance, and learning the computer programming language of JAVA were among the highlights of a recent STEM field trip to Alabama and Tennessee taken by a group of students and staff from Edison Intermediate School.

The Oct. 10 – 14 field trip of 63 students and 9 staff included a visit to the Adventure Science Center in ...

Mussels 'As Big as Dinner Plates' Removed From Former Hunterdon Farm

November 14, 2019

FRANKLIN TWP., NJ — Years ago, tiny “hitchhikers” went unnoticed in a tank of live carp shipped from China to a fish farm here.

The hitchhikers were the larvae of Chinese pond mussels (Sinanodonta woodiana). These highly invasive mussels have spread across Europe, but had not been documented in the U.S. until a discovery at the Huey farm on Joe Ent Road here in ...