Arts & Entertainment

May 29, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Westfield, a popular yearly event supporting downtown businesses, went virtual Thursday, becoming “Girls’ Night In” to meet the challenges of social distancing. Along with special promotions from shops and restaurants, there was a livestreamed video ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A town resident and 2019 Westfield High School graduate has seen a major growth in his social media following recently. Devin Caherly has over 1.3 million followers on TikTok. Caherly posted his first video last July and it reached nearly 11,000 views. After posting seven videos ...

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The town is seeking artists to submit designs. WESTFIELD, NJ — The town is seeking artists to submit designs for a project that will entail 30 fiberglass butterflies — one representing each decade of Westfield’s 300 years in existence, officials announced. Councilwoman Dawn Mackey, liaison to ...

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WESTFIELD NJ — Local country music performer and Sweet Sounds of Downtown favorite Nikki Briar performs a porch concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location for the Westfield community. Watch the concert here and at https://www.facebook.com/nikkibriar. Viewers are encouraged to donate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Quarantine hair is perhaps not the direst of issues on folks minds these days, but it’s certainly a common one. That’s why Daniel Tschopp, or “Dan Tee,” of Dan DanTee Hair Architects in Westfield is one of many local businesses who will be presenting as part of the Downtown ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In a pre-recorded ceremony available remotely on Tuesday night, the Fall 2019 production of “Radium Girls” at Westfield High School was awarded three “Foxy” Theatre Night Awards by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University. Westfield High School junior ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With its annual Memorial Day parade canceled due to COVID-19, Westfield is getting creative with its celebration this year, asking residents to instead decorate their homes in patriotic ways. This year is also the town’s 300th birthday, and a Memorial Day-themed Westfield 300 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s a bit of old-fashioned fun in the street with a social media twist. Voting is open until 11:59 a.m. Tuesday in a town Recreation Department contest that had residents take to the street with some elaborate designs laid out in colored chalk over the weekend. It’s the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the Westfield Memorial Library closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the children’s department is undergoing redecoration due to the generosity of the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library. The children’s department now features a series of arches made to capture the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When 13-year-old Riley Whitlock received an assignment from her seventh-grade art teacher to express her emotions about the COVID-19 pandemic, she had no idea that her artwork would give her the opportunity to support the mental health of thousands of other students. Whitlock and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Classes and live-streamed events available from businesses in Downtown Westfield can help keep you connected to others — and when you feel connected it's easier to keep feeling positive. Downtown Westfield Corporation recently announced the following slate of online classes ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The cast and crew of the Westfield High School Theatre Department’s production of “Radium Girls” have received eight nominations for Montclair State University’s “Foxy Awards” this year.  The “Foxy Awards” are given out each year to recognize accomplishments in performance, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In this podcast with host Mike Cohen, local comedian and author Alex Bernstein talks about humor in a time of uncertainty, his first gig and cutting your own hair. MORE: Local Comedian Wrecks Valentine’s Day with ‘Miserable Love Stories’ ICYMI: Westfield Recap: Survival ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For a third consecutive year, the Westfield Public School District has been designated among the “Best Communities for Music Education” in the nation, the school district announced. This award by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation “recognizes outstanding ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Connor Myers, a native of Garwood, is held a live-streamed concert on Facebook starting Monday to raise funds for Westfield’s “Feed the Frontline: Meals for NJ Healthcare Heroes” efforts and the Wounded Warriors Project, which is assisting veterans with COVID-19. LEARN ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated on April 1) Restaurants and residents in Westfield are banding together to help ensure that healthcare workers are well-fed while they fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The residents are raising money through the GoFundMe “Feed the Frontline: Meals for NJ Healthcare Heroes” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Goo Goo Dolls lead singer and Westfield resident John Rzeznik plans to reprise the concert he held from his porch last week on Live with Kelly and Ryan Friday, March 27, the mayor announced. Rzeznik is raising awareness for the town’s “WE Love Local” Fundraiser, created in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Social distancing hasn’t stopped the community from coming together to beautify the outdoors — at least at a distance from each other. The Westfield Recreation Department is encouraging people to take part in a “Chalk the Walk” event this weekend. “We invite you to draw ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 4:57 p.m.) Responding to public concern about the ability of Westfield’s independently owned businesses to survive the fiscal downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic, the town has started the “WE Love Local” Fundraiser in conjunction with the Westfield United ...

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Updated at 6:40 p.m. March 15. WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield resident has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Little information is known so far about the man or woman, except that the person is in their 40s and remaining stable while managing symptoms at home. MORE: Westfield, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Closures due to the novel coronavirus continued to roll in Friday with public schools’ shut indefinitely beginning Monday as staff and students prepare for distance learning. Superintendent Margaret Dolan had not anticipated closing schools until next Wednesday, but following the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s “Daddy-Daughter” dance has long been a popular tradition, and for the first time this year there were two. The Westfield Recreation Department’s wildly popular version of the dance held at the Westwood in Garwood had sold out with over 550 people registered and so ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Illicit love is to be the common theme uniting two operas set to show together at the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s next concert. On Saturday, March 14, the orchestra will perform the first act of Wagner’s drama Die Walküre and the “tragic pathos” of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Jefferson School first grader and her father were looking forward to what would be Cameron King’s first “daddy-daughter dance.” But when they attempted to register, they found the popular event had sold out. Cameron had experienced a rough past several months and so learning ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School Theater Department is preparing to whisk audiences back to the 1920s for their performances of “Chicago: High School Edition” next week. The musical delves into the story of two murderesses locked up together in the Cook County Jail. Roxie Hart ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — From insane wings to exquisite oysters and world-class art, Downtown Westfield Corp. has compiled six great things to enjoy among the myriad dining, drinking and entertainment choices in Downtown Westfield. Here they are, in no particular order. 1. Eat at RoosterSpin, 251 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Both the municipality and the owner of a 97-year-old movie theater, which closed abruptly six months ago, are working to convert the landmark location into a performing arts center. The town had sought a grant to hire a consultant to study what the best use for the theater space ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the power of her voice and guitar, 16-year-old Yasmeen Habayeb will spread the joy of helping others at her benefit concert this Saturday. The event to raise money for Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Crossroads, a music venue at 78 ...

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Meet the author Feb. 8 at The Town Bookstore in Westfield. CRANFORD, NJ — Alex Bernstein’s fourth book of humorous tales, inspired by “pure misery,” is here just in time for Valentine’s Day. “I’ve been writing about awful relationships and cringe-worthy first dates and terrible weddings for a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Parents and teachers of Washington School will take audiences through the journeys of Dorothy and Toto as they perform the contemporary “Wizard of West Bizarre” this weekend. The 73rd annual Washington School Show, an original production written by Christopher Gaeta, unfolds ...

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