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8 Things To Do in Westfield Thanksgiving Week: Turkey Trot, Local Deals, Tree Lighting & More

November 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Blue Devils football will be pitted against Plainfield in a Thanksgiving away game. The downtown will abound with festive sounds and discounts on Small Business Saturday. And runners of all ages will take to Tamaques Park for the annual “Turkey Trot” and “Practice Hard Mile.”

Here are the top eight things to do in Westfield during the ...

A Bizarre Take on ‘Hamlet’ To Show at Westfield High School

WESTFIELD, NJ – A play described by its director as a “daunting drama” and “absurdist comedy” will show at Westfield High School this week.

The comedy "Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead," by Tom Stoppard, turns the play “Hamlet” on its head by shifting the perspective to two of the most minor characters, Rosencrantz and ...

Watch: ‘Zombie’ Dance Invasion at AddamsFest in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — A performance during AddamsFest by the Westfield Ballroom Saturday included local "zombies" dancing to the Michael Jackson song "Thriller."

The festival, organized by some 300 volunteers, was a first for Westfield and included three days of activities relating the history and works of Westfield native Charles Addams, creator of the ...

AddamsFest 2018: Westfield’s Top 3 ‘Haunted’ Homes, Art Contest Winners Announced

Young Cartoonists Awarded For ‘Addamseque’ Works

WESTFIELD, NJ – Three local homeowners, two of them on Downer Street, have reason to be upbeat this week as they have won the AddamsFest “Haunt Your House” home decorating contest.

Organizers awarded the first place to the owners of 440 Downer St. Fake boards cover windows to the structure with the words ...

Photo Gallery: Westfield’s Annual Halloween Parade, Trunk-or-Treat

WESTFIELD, NJ — Crowds of families enjoyed the Westfield Optimist Club’s annual Halloween parade and costume contest Sunday afternoon.

The Downtown Westfield Corporation distributed prizes for a variety of Halloween and Charles Addams-themed categories.

Afterward, kids loaded up on sweets during “Pugsley’s Trunk-or-Treat” in the south train station parking lot.

Rain Doesn’t Spook Crowds From Westfield's AddamsFest

WESTFIELD, NJ – As rock music pounded and children looked on, Marc Evan carefully etched a portrait of the Addams Family character, Lurch, into a pumpkin at the Westfield Armory.

Evan, an artist with the Brooklyn, NY, based Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, employed his skill at Westfield’s AddamsFest on Saturday, the second day of a three-day celebration of the work of Westfield native ...

Is Westfield’s Reeve House Haunted? Paranormal Expert Says ‘Yes’

WESTFIELD, NJ — With an in-depth paranormal investigation of the Reeve House complete, Founder and Lead Investigator of New Jersey Paranormal John Ruggiero believes one of the town's oldest houses is home to some spooky stuff.

“The night we were there, we definitely experienced some unexplained activity. It was definitely a strange night,” said Ruggiero, a ...

Scotch Plains-Based Actor Garry Pastore Joins Cast of 'Shooting Heroin'

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own hands.  

A ragtag team of locals comes together to form the first ...

TAPinto TV Presents: Westfield to Celebrate ‘AddamsFest’ Honoring Legacy of Charles Addams

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield New Jersey community is set to celebrate "AddamsFest," honoring the legacy of hometown cartoonist Charles Addams, of Addams Family fame, from October 26-28, 2018.

Held just before Halloween, the festival will be packed with events "altogether ooky," such as family-friendly outings, lectures, exhibits, film screenings — and even a ...

How to Get a Free Ride to AddamsFest in Westfield with Lyft

WESTFIELD, NJ — Want a free ride to AddamsFest this weekend? The town said it has partnered with Lyft to provide a safe, convenient alternative to driving.

The town has announced on AddamsFest.com:

For Morticia & Gomez’s Masquerade Ball on Oct. 26, new and existing Lyft users can receive a coupon of $20 in free ride credit ($10 off per ride, maximum of two rides per ...

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Experience Two International Programs at Westfield Memorial Library

November 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Westfield Memorial Library will present two programs with an international flare in early December. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., “Music from China” will return to the Library, this time with a performance by the duo of Wang Guowei on the erhu (a two-stringed instrument) and Sun Li on the pipa (an ...