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Westfield to Celebrate 2nd National Night Out Aug. 1

July 24, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Families will have the opportunity to mingle with police, firefighters, EMTs and public works employees the evening of Aug. 1 at Westfield’s second annual National Night Out, to be held in the north side parking lot of the train station from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

“Last year it was a great turnout,” Westfield Police Chief David Wayman ...

Westfield Rialto Theater and Cranford Theatre Purchased by New Vision Theatres

WESTFIELD, NJ – Movie lovers can expect to see some upgrades to the Westfield Rialto Theater and Cranford Theatre after their recent acquisition by New Vision Theatres, a corporation that purchases and maintains community movie theaters throughout the country.

Both movie theaters were owned by Carmike Cinemas. In 2016, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. purchased Carmike ...

Downtown Westfield Kicks Off 2-Month Jazz Festival

WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield kicked off its free Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Tuesday, July 4. Each Tuesday evening in July and August, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., music lovers can enjoy five live bands in spots on both the north and south side of the train station. (Rain dates Wednesdays.)

The family-friendly festival is sponsored by the Downtown Westfield ...

Westfield’s Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Starts this Week

WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield is gearing up for this summer's two-month long Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, kicking off July 4. Each Tuesday evening in July and August, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., there will five live bands in spots on both the north and south side of the train station. (Rain dates Wednesdays.)

The family-friendly festival is sponsored by the ...

Ways to Celebrate July 4 in & Around Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield will celebrate Independence Day this year by kicking off its annual summer-long Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival. The family-friendly event will take over downtown from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 4 with free performances by live bands at five locations. Rain date Wednesday. For details, click here.

The celebration in Westfield will continue ...

Westfield Board of Education Honors Achievements in Athletics and Theater

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Education recognized the achievements of state and nationally ranked athletes during Tuesday’s meeting. 

Among the honorees was the Westfield High School State Sectional Champion Boys Varsity Tennis Team, which finished up the season with a record of 24 wins and three loses. The team also won the Conference Championship, the Union ...

Westfield Community Concert Band Kicks off Free Summer Series this Thursday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Community Concert Band continues its 105th season with its annual Summer Concert Series in Mindowaskin Park, beginning the evening of Thursday, June 22.

The band has five free evening summer concerts dates this year: June 22, June 29, July 6, 13 and 20. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

“The summer concerts provide area residents ...

Video: Downtown Westfield ‘Trivia Crawl’ Makes for Entertaining Night on the Town

WESTFIELD, NJ — Looking to change up an average night out in downtown Westfield? That’s exactly what local resident Morgan Toriello had in mind when she was making plans for the weekend.

“I had reached out to a few friends to see if they were free the Friday before Memorial Day. As it turned out, everyone was staying in town and up for a night out to grab ...

JCC Continues to Offer Making Music Happen Program Thanks to Grant

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The JCC of Central NJ is one of 22 JCCs across North America to receive a grant from JCC Association of North America in honor of its 2017 Centennial Celebration. 

The grant has supported a monthly daytime program intended to connect participants with their Jewish roots through music. Genres such as klezmer, folk, jazz and tributes to Yiddish theater have ...

AR Workshop in Westfield Celebrates Grand Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ — AR Workshop at 226 North Ave. West celebrated its grand opening recently, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Andy Skibitsky, Councilman Sam Della Fera, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

Open since May 18, the Downtown Westfield location is an extension of a popular North Carolina-based design ...

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Westfield Memorial Library to Host Folk Singer Spook Handy and Coloring for Adults

July 24, 2017

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will host, “The American Story through Folk Song” by singer Spook Handy. The library will also present, “Color your World,” a two-hour coloring workshop for adults on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 10 am to noon. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Mr. Handy’s program tells the ...