Arts & Entertainment

October 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Disappointed that you couldn’t get tickets for Charlie’s Ale Garden during AddamsFest? Despite a “sold out” image on the Beer Garden page on AddamsFest.com, organizers said that more tickets will become available for purchase later this week. “As we said, we can only pre-sell as ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The audience stood and cheered Saturday after the New Jersey Festival Orchestra kicked off the season Saturday in a new venue. “I have long wished to perform at First United Methodist Church whose acoustics are ... well, heavenly,” Conductor and Music Director David Wroe said ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Tickets for “The Addams Family Movie” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Rialto Theater in Downtown Westfield are on sale now on the AddamsFest website, www.AddamsFest.com. There will be two showings of “The Addams Family” on Saturday, Oct. 27, followed by a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Local businesses will celebrate the work of two noted children’s book authors, whose work includes references to local landmarks, in a four-hour event with 23 shops participating Sunday. Downtown Westfield Corp will host the “Art Walk” on Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Edgy music in a setting with lush acoustics reminiscent of Europe’s great cathedral spaces. This is how New Jersey Festival Orchestra Conductor David Wroe characterized the concert set for the First United Methodist Church this Saturday, the orchestra’s season opening. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A crawling hand, the likes of the Addams Family character, “Thing,” rests in the storefront of a spice shop on East Broad Street. A witch painted on the window of a coffee shop advertises a “haunted house” for sale. And spectacles are painted on pumpkins in an optician’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ will present five films this fall at the Rialto NewVision Theatre in Downtown Westfield, beginning Oct. 10 and running through Nov. 13. All films start at 7:30 p.m. "This season we wanted to make sure that there is something for everyone so ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Apples will be far from forbidden as the historical society celebrates its 10th annual AppleFest this weekend. The Westfield Historical Society’s AppleFest will be held noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, on the lawn of the Reeve House, 314 Mountain Ave. The festival will ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The full schedule for AddamsFest has been announced on AddamsFest.com, and it’s jam-packed with events for people of all ages. The town-wide celebration will honor Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creation, "The Addams Family," throughout October all around ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Enclosed in a clear plastic booth, two teens moved frantically to untangle a blue wire and plug the ends into sockets on opposite-sided walls. Avery Avella, 10, and Alice Manzo, 11, secured one side, but it popped out of the socket at the opposite end as they attempted to fit the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The four-day Westfield International Film Festival kicked off Thursday evening at the James Ward Mansion downtown. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and appetizers provided by Westfield vendors before sitting down to view the first series of short film screenings. “I think it’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – In anticipation of the town's upcoming AddamsFest celebration, the municipality is holding a Halloween home decorating contest. Officials are calling the contest “Haunt Your House." Open to all Westfield residents the contest encourages the public to get in the spooky spirit ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield held its first Fall Family Fashion Show on Quimby Sunday, featuring local kids and adults modeling the latest styles available at GAP, The Bar Method, Lord & Taylor, Lucky Brand and The French Martini, with jewelry available at Juxtapose Gallery. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — What started as a one-night, sold-out event at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway is now a four-day film festival slated for Sept. 20 through 23 at James Ward Mansion. In its sixth year, and second in Westfield, the Westfield International Film Festival invites the public to experience ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Quimby and Elm Streets in Downtown Westfield will become “Charlie’s Ale Garden” on Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the town’s first AddamsFest, a three-day town-wide festival celebrating Westfield native Charles Addams, creator of “The Addams Family,” that will include family-friendly ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “This season is about people who came here and were changed by all that embodies the American experience,” David Wroe, music director and conductor of Westfield's own New Jersey Festival Orchestra said. “Lazarus' poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty cries ‘Give me your ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Police Benevolent Association is organizing its second annual car show, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22. at the south side of the Westfield train station parking lot* from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Last year we had a lot of cars, we had a big turn out,” said Westfeld ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Families and their dogs flocked to Downtown Westfield Sunday for the town’s first-ever “Dog Days of Summer” event.  Originally scheduled for  last week but postponed due to weather, it was third event in the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s new “Second Sundays” series, which ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Recreation Department is partnering with Union County to host a free family movie night in Tamaques Park next Thursday, Aug. 23, Mayor Shelley Brindle announced at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. The event will start with a DJ and kids dance party, then the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Tuesday that 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program, including five from ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to unsettled weather, the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival night this week has been moved from Tuesday, Aug. 14, to Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Downtown Westfield Corporation has announced. The 22nd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival features free live music every ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield's first-ever “Dog Days of Summer” event, originally scheduled for from Sunday, Aug. 12, has been postponed due to the likelihood of bad weather, the Downtown Westfield Corporation announced Saturday. “It should be rescheduled for next Sunday, August 19. Stay ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For the past 40 years, Betty Gallagher has operated her popular antique store in the Felice building on Broad Street. No more, as of Aug. 31. The sign in the window says it all: “Closing: 50% off everything.”    Over four decades, customers and friends frequently popped in for a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Bring your family and pets to Downtown Westfield for the town's first-ever “Dog Days of Summer” event on Sunday, Aug. 12,  from noon until 2 p.m. It’s the third event in the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s new “Second Sundays” series, which features a different themed event on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to expected storms, the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival night this week has been moved from Tuesday, July 17, to Wednesday, July 18, the Downtown Westfield Corporation has announced. The 22nd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival features free live music every ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Music lovers enjoyed the summer season’s first evening of Downtown Westfield's Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Tuesday night. Quimby Street was closed to traffic for the kickoff celebration with street and sidewalk dining, seating for the New Jersey Festival Orchestra's big ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Families enjoyed photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a “snow” machine, ugly Christmas t-shirt decorating, sandboxes, games and more on Quimby Street in Downtown Westfield Sunday during “Christmas in July.” Performers from the Valencia School of Music invited the audience to sing ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  The Westfield Community Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Connors, held its annual free Independence Day Concert in Mindowaskin Park Thursday night.  The band was joined by members of the Westfield Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for this new event in Downtown Westfield on Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s the second event in the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s new “Second Sundays” series, which features a different themed event on the second Sunday of each ...

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