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Wed, October 23, 7:30 PM

AMC Mountainside 10, Mountainside

Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — Back to ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/23/2019 7:30pm 10/23/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — Back to Berlin

In 2015, the European Maccabi Games were held in Germany for the first time since World War II, at the Waldbühne Stadium, site of Hitler’s infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics. The film follows 11 Israeli motor-bikers carrying the Maccabi torch from Tel Aviv to Berlin, retracing the route of early 1930s riders who set out from the British Mandate of Palestine to spread the word about the ...

1021 Route 22 Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Wed, October 23, 7:30 PM

Edison Intermediate School, Westfield

Westfield Community Band Concert Nov. 14, 2019

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Add to My Calendar 10/23/2019 7:30pm 10/23/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Westfield Community Band Concert Nov. 14, 2019

The Westfield Community Concert band will present its annual Fall Concert on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Edison Intermediate School, 800 Rahway Ave. in Westfield. Dr. Thomas Connors, conductor and music director of the band, has prepared a program which is highlighted by selections transcribed for wind band from the Italian publishing firm, Scomegna.

The program will feature the ...

800 Rahway Avenue Westfield , NJ
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Thu, October 24, 10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

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Add to My Calendar 10/24/2019 10:00am 10/24/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

Come have some fun and sing with us! We are presenting Haydn's wonderful oratorio The Creation in March 2020. All are welcome to join!

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, October 25, 6:00 PM

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch, Westfield

Movies in the Patch: Coco

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Add to My Calendar 10/25/2019 6:00pm 10/25/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Movies in the Patch: Coco

​​Join us in the Pumpkin Patch at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, to watch Coco! This event is free and open to anyone, so bring a blanket, some snacks, and all of your friends!

FUMC Westfield is hosting a Pumpkin Patch to help raise money for their international mission trip! Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be available for purchase, and all profits will go towards funding the trip. We hope ...

1 E Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, October 25, 7:30 PM

Holy Trinity Church, Westfield

Concert Canceled at Holy Trinity RC Church in ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/25/2019 7:30pm 10/25/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Concert Canceled at Holy Trinity RC Church in Westfield

Updated Oct. 24, 2019

The Steve Angrisano concert previously set for this date has been canceled.


512 Westfield Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, October 26, 1:30 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Halloween Hocus Pocus

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Add to My Calendar 10/26/2019 1:30pm 10/26/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Halloween Hocus Pocus

It’s time to plan some Halloween fun! The museum's program is appropriate for young children, ages 3 through elementary school. Costumed docents will greet visitors at the door of the colonial farmhouse.

There are numerous activities planned for the afternoon, including decorate your own Halloween cupcake, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and storytelling. Festive refreshments will be ...

614 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, October 26, 6:00 PM

FUMC Westfield Pumpkin Patch, Westfield

Movies in the Patch: Nightmare Before Christmas

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Add to My Calendar 10/26/2019 6:00pm 10/26/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Movies in the Patch: Nightmare Before Christmas

​Join us in the Pumpkin Patch at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas! This event is free and open to anyone, so bring a blanket, some snacks, and all of your friends!

FUMC Westfield is hosting a Pumpkin Patch to help raise money for their international mission trip! Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be available for purchase, and all profits will go towards ...

1 E Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mon, October 28, 7:30 PM

AMC Mountainside 10, Mountainside

Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — The Other ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/28/2019 7:30pm 10/28/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — The Other Story

Complications arise when a dysfunctional Israeli family tries to lure their willful daughter away from Orthodox Judaism, in The Other Story, acclaimed filmmaker Avi Nesher's compassionate and empowering ensemble drama. Renouncing the hedonism of her Jerusalem youth, obstinate young Anat (Joy Rieger) devotes herself to a pure life and the study of Torah. Her upcoming marriage to a raunchy pop ...

1021 Route 22 Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Thu, October 31, 10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

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Add to My Calendar 10/31/2019 10:00am 10/31/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

Come have some fun and sing with us! We are presenting Haydn's wonderful oratorio The Creation in March 2020. All are welcome to join!

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, November 2, 7:30 PM

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

Split Level Concerts and the JCC present Willie ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/02/2019 7:30pm 11/02/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Split Level Concerts and the JCC present Willie Nile

Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door, beer and wine available for sale

The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones LP as one of the “Top Ten Best ...

1391 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Mon, November 4, 7:30 PM

AMC Mountainside 10, Mountainside

Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — The Keeper

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Add to My Calendar 11/04/2019 7:30pm 11/04/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — The Keeper

The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. What proved decisive was a remarkable open letter to the press ...

1021 Route 22 Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Wed, November 6, 12:00 PM

Ferraro's Restaurant (2nd floor), Westfield

Westfield Historical Society Luncheon: ‘The ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/06/2019 12:00pm 11/06/2019 2:30pm America/New_York Westfield Historical Society Luncheon: ‘The Statue of Liberty – Meant for Egypt, Ends in America’

As part of The Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, actor and Westfield native Gary Lee Mahmoud will talk about the story of “The Statue of Liberty – Meant for Egypt, Ends in America” on Nov. 6, 2019. The event will begin with check-in at 11:45 a.m. at Ferraro's Restaurant (2nd floor), 14 Elm Streeet, Westfield.

During the 18th and the ...

14 Elm Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Thu, November 7, 10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

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Add to My Calendar 11/07/2019 10:00am 11/07/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

Come have some fun and sing with us! We are presenting Haydn's wonderful oratorio The Creation in March 2020. All are welcome to join!

1 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Fri, November 8, 12:00 PM

Holy Trinity School, Westfield

‘Sip & Shop’ at Holy Trinity

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Add to My Calendar 11/08/2019 12:00pm 11/08/2019 1:00pm America/New_York ‘Sip & Shop’ at Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity School is proud to announce that the 2nd annual “Sip & Shop” will take place on Friday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 10 p.m.

The school will be hosting one of the biggest and best holiday shopping boutiques in the area featuring over 40 uniquely local vendors, complete with raffles, prizes, wine, savory bites and an opportunity to grab your girlfriends for a fun filled ...

336 1st St. Westfield, NJ
Greyhound Friends of NJ’s Pet & Craft Expo

Sat, November 9

Westfield Armory, Westfield

Greyhound Friends of NJ’s Pet & Craft Expo

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Add to My Calendar 11/09/2019 12:00pm 11/10/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Greyhound Friends of NJ’s Pet & Craft Expo

GFNJ's biggest fundraiser is again at a great location — the Westfield Armory Westfield, NJ

The Pet & Craft Expo is being held on: Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highlights include: - our raffle, which has gotten bigger and better each year - wonderful vendors - digital Santa photos - holiday bake table - GFNJ adoption table ...

500 Rahway Avenue Westfield, NJ 07090 true
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Sun, November 10, 3:00 PM

Crescent Ave. Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra Free Concert

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Add to My Calendar 11/10/2019 3:00pm 11/10/2019 4:30pm America/New_York NJ Intergenerational Orchestra Free Concert

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will take inspiration and return it to the audience with its first concert of the new season on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. The performance will begin at 3 p.m., and will feature performances from all three of NJIO’s orchestral ensembles, as well as its Flute Choir. Admission is free; donations are ...

716 Watchung Ave. Plainfield, NJ
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Tue, November 12, 7:30 PM

AMC Mountainside 10, Mountainside

Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — Fiddler: A ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/12/2019 7:30pm 11/12/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ — Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

The story of Broadway sensation, Fiddler on the Roof and its phenomenal impact around the world. Join Sheldon Harnick, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Grey and many others, as director Max Lewkowicz chronicles the play’s backstory, from its 1960s New York roots, when "tradition" was on the wane and civil rights were evolving.

Most revealing is the story of the play’s global ...

1021 Route 22 Mountainside, NJ 07092
An Evening with New York Times Best Selling Author Julie Salamon

Thu, November 14, 7:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

An Evening with New York Times Best Selling ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/14/2019 7:30pm 11/14/2019 9:30pm America/New_York An Evening with New York Times Best Selling Author Julie Salamon

Julie Salamon will be discussing her newest book, An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer, at Temple Emanu-El of Westfield on Thursday evening, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP at www.tewnj.org/one-congregation-one-book. Temple Emanu-El is located at 756 East Broad Street in Westfield.

756 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

Sat, November 16, 10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church, Westfield

Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

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Add to My Calendar 11/16/2019 10:00am 11/16/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Oratorio Singers Westfield's Fall Workshop

Come sing with us at our Fall Workshop read through! We are presenting Haydn's amazing oratorio, The Creation, on March 29, 2020. We would love to have you with us.


One East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090
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Sat, November 16, 1:00 PM

The Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center, Westfield

Fall Into Crafts with the Westfield HIstorical ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/16/2019 1:00pm 11/16/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Fall Into Crafts with the Westfield HIstorical Society

Why not take in some culture and crafts, at the Westfield Historical Society’s Reeve House on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m.? Come to the Reeve House, at 314 Mountain Ave. in Westfield, with your children (aged 5 and up) for making Fall crafts. Adults can take a tour of the Reeve House while their children are crafting.

Children will learn the art of wool-felting to make wool ...

314 Mountain Ave. Westfield, NJ 07090

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Police Recover 780 Grams of Cocaine, Cash and Gun in Arrest of Plainfield Man: Prosecutor

December 4, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield Police Division investigation, with assistance from the Prosecutor’s Office’s newly formed Opioid Task Force yielded the arrest of a city man and the recovery of a significant quantity of cocaine and a loaded firearm, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Wednesday.

Juan Carlos Franco, 39, was charged with first-degree ...

Letter: Superintendent Sums Up Westfield School Board Meeting

December 6, 2019

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting on December 3, 2019

On behalf of the entire Board of Education, Board President Peggy Oster congratulated Washington Elementary School on its designation as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.  Principal Dr. Andrew Perry, along with students and staff, welcomed the Board to Washington School with a presentation that included remarks by Dr.

Westfield Police Blotter: Vehicle Theft, Stolen Snowblower, Shoplifting, Drugs & More

November 27, 2019

Nov. 4 at 9:36 p.m.

Officers arrested Elijah Aji, 22, of Irvington, for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of prescription pills without a prescription, police said. The arrest followed a motor vehicle stop, police said. He was processed at police headquarters and released on a summons, police said.

Nov. 6 at 12:40 a.m.

Officers arrested James Burns, 38, of East ...

First Congregational Church of Westfield to Host Advent Festival Weekend

December 6, 2019

First Congregational Church of Westfield invites all to celebrate the holiday season on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Starting at the 10 a.m. worship service, the Festival Chorus will present John Rutter's magnificent “Magnificat!” 

The passage from St. Luke known as the Magnificat is a poetic outpouring of praise, joy, and trust in God exclaimed by Mary when she learns that she ...

Holiday Gift Guide: Financial Gifts with a Lasting Impact

The gift-giving season is fast approaching. So, if you are like a lot of people, this means you are spending time trying to brainstorm gifts to give your loved ones – something that they will use and appreciate. For those disillusioned with giving gifts that are quickly used up or forgotten the moment the wrapping paper comes off, consider a financial gift designed to make an impact. Here ...

Cat Lost from Westfield Home

Joey got out of his home on the 800 block of Summit Avenue Wednesday. He is a long-haired gray cat, 7 years old. He is chipped.

Joey may be inside of someone's garage, shed or outdoor building. If you see him, please call 908-233-2262.

Meet Westfield Area YMCA Staff Member Nick Morelli!

Meet Westfield Area YMCA staff member, Nick Morelli. Take Coach Nick’s advice and “do something that you can enjoy for the rest of your life”. Come enjoy working at the Westfield Area Y. Join our staff--check out our current employment opportunities at: www.westfieldynj.org/about/job-opportunities.

 

 

Feeling Stressed? Let Go of Trying to Do it All

Remember those goals you set back in January? The ones you gave yourself a year to complete. You’ve got a month left. There are also those other goals you’ve raised along the way and your original deadlines are starting to come into view for those, too. There are holiday gatherings — professional and social. There are concerts and pageants at the kids’ school and Great ...

Three Ways to Invest

Douglas A. Boneparth is a Westfield resident and Founder of Bone Fide Wealth, LLC, a boutique wealth management firm in New York City, and co-author of The Millennial Money Fix. Contact Douglas to learn how he’s not your parent’s financial advisor.

Investing is now a commodity. If you think differently, you’re in denial. Look around, the market is ...

Surviving The Holiday Season After Losing a Loved One

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one. Most of us are not prepared for the long journey of grief which is sometimes devastating, frightening, and often lonely. 

We may think, do, and say things that are very unlike us.  There seems to be no respite, no end to the intense feelings that we experience. These feelings can be even more intensified during ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

15 Homes Sold Nov. 24 — Dec. 1 in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood

Fifteen homes were sold Nov. 24 through Dec. 1, 2019, in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Garwood and Mountainside.*

TOWN                   ADDRESS           ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

The Appeal of Dividend Stocks

Today’s low interest rates have investors searching for yield.  As the S&P 500’s dividend rate of 2% hovers around the 10-year Treasury bond’s yield of 1.7%, bonds no longer seem the easy answer.  Bond investments may let you sleep at night, but their return, especially when factoring in inflation, will not help investors reach their retirement savings goals. The ...

Video: Cardinal Tobin Shares Vision for Newark Archdiocese

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. recently shared his pastoral vision, Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead, for the future of the Archdiocese of Newark at four Archdiocesan parishes. The vision is based on six key pillars and resulted from nearly three years of listening to parishioners, clergy, religious, and other faithful.

The pastoral vision, which maps out the future of the ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches New Online Performance Dashboard

As part of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ TRANSIT has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at njtransit.com/performance. The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and ...

Innovation and Compassion: Overlook Medical Center Gives Summit's Homeless Sleeping Bags - Hand-made from Surgical Wrap

SUMMIT, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 - With icy weather on its way, Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center put its innovative spirit to work to help protect the City of Summit’s homeless population, with a donation of its own hand-made sleeping bags and pillows, created from re-purposed surgical blue wrap.

Surgical blue wrap, used to cover sterile surgical instruments and ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark

The featured TAPinto franchisee for December 2019 is Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark.  Elizabeth, a former Human Resources corporate warrior, has used her corporate background and business experience to create her own successful, profitable business while giving back to the community at the same time. 

Q. Why did you want to franchise your  TAPinto site? What caused ...

29 Winter Concerts Lined up in Westfield Public Schools

A total of 29 winter concerts are taking place in Westfield Public Schools, beginning Dec. 3, 2019 and ending on Feb. 8, 2020.  The entire schedule is posted on the district’s website at www.westfieldnjk12.org and appears below.

Westfield senior citizens are once again invited to the final rehearsal of Westfield High School’s Winter Choral Concert on Wednesday, Dec.

Milestones

Rebecca Citarella to Wed Brandon Fast

November 30, 2019

Joseph and Deborah Citarella of Scotch Plains would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Rebecca Citarella, graduate of the SPFHS 2017, studying Nursing at  Ramapo College of NJ, to wed Brandon Fast from Anchorage, Alaska attending West Point Military Academy, graduating class of 2020.

Wedding is set for May 2020.

Happy Birthday, Westfield BOE Member J. Brendan Galligan!

Happy Birthday to Westfield school board member J. Brendan Galligan from all of us at TAPinto Westfield!

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

November 30, 2019

Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the highest proportion of ...