Arts & Entertainment

May 6, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — The fall 2020 production of “26 Pebbles” at Westfield High School has been nominated for six Foxy Awards by Montclair State University’s Theatre Night Awards. The play, which was presented virtually in December, garnered nominations in the following categories: Outstanding ...

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Quimby Street's one-way setup restarts Friday. WESTFIELD, NJ — You’re going to like the way it looks. Such is the message from Downtown Westfield Corporation on the return of ‘Open Quimby,’ a pedestrian plaza the special improvement district announced will feature enhanced aesthetics, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Although the presentation will be virtual this weekend, Westfield High School’s production of the musical “Godspell” marks the first time in over a year the school’s student stars have been able to perform together in person. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, students ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Pretty old homes, lots of parks, downtown shopping, great places to eat, a summertime music festival and more than 300 years of history are reasons out-of-towners should spend the day in Westfield, according to a new article in New Jersey Family. “Stop by the Reeve History & ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield resident Robin Rosen Chang’s 100-page poetry collection “The Curator’s Notes,” published by Terrapin Books, is now available. Rosen Chang, who has always loved writing, said she became interested in poetry after attending the Dodge Poetry Festival, an international ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Alexander Frisch, a Westfield resident, created a collaborative art project, “Receive the Moment,” that wound its way across the country for 34 artists to participate in. The first piece of artwork was made on Aug. 22, 2020 and did not return home to him until March 7 of this ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After 17 years, Phil Israel, director of the Westfield Memorial Library, has announced his retirement. His official retirement date is June 1, but his last day at the library will be in late April as he uses some accrued time off. Following his graduation from Montclair State ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public Arts Commission is seeking submissions for its spring outdoor photography exhibit titled, “Through The Lens: Community.” People of all ages are invited to submit up to three images that show their representation of community, the Commission announced. You do ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Roosevelt Intermediate School eighth-grader Isabella Shreyhane has been crowned Miss Teen Manhattan US Nation. During the recent pageant — which featured a panel interview, athletic wear, evening gown and on-stage question — contestants were tasked with showing off their well ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Shining at the North Avenue parking lot of the Westfield Train Station are 15 lighted seesaws that have been set up as part of a playful art installation aimed at attracting shoppers and diners into the downtown during what typically would be a slow time for local ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Franklin Elementary School music teacher Brent Geyer has a hit on his hands. His virtual x­ylophone, created to allow his students to make music remotely, has been used more than 350,000 times worldwide. Geyer is a certified practitioner of the Orff-Schulwerk teaching method, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Bob Zuckerman was appointed to lead Downtown Westfield Corporation last year, he said he wanted to make the downtown “sparkle and shine.” And shining it is, at least in the North Avenue parking lot of the Westfield Train Station, where 15 lighted seesaws have been set up as ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Students of RMC Studios will present their vocal and instrumental talents this Saturday during “Shine a Light,” a live-streamed charity concert. The show will feature 41 performances consisting of both individual students and students groups performing alongside family members. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Meaghan B Murphy is a terrible cook. “Seriously awful,” is how the Westfield mother of three children — ages 7, 8 and 10 — describes her culinary skill set. And she’s OK with that gastronomic ineptitude. “I asked myself: Did it really matter whether I made dinner or Trader ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield family took advantage of the winter weather to create a huge snow sculpture of the popular anime character Totoro earlier this week. Cindy Yu along with her husband Joshua Hecker and their two children, Maxwell Hecker, 8, and Julian Hecker, 6, completed the sculpture ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With curbside services at Westfield Memorial Library temporarily suspended due to a heating issue, nearby Clark, Mountainside and Scotch Plains libraries have stepped up to serve Westfield patrons with limited curbside services. “While the Library is closed, we are very pleased ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Because the Westfield Memorial Library is currently without heat, its  curbside service is temporarily suspended, the library announced Friday evening. “We hope to resume curbside services as soon as possible,” a statement on the library's website reads. Patrons can’t reserve ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Students from Westfield High School are getting ready to make an upcoming Saturday night lovely. The Westfield High School Choir will host a virtual version of its annual student-run event “Night of Love Songs” on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. The concert, which is to happen on the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield High School graduate is using his artwork to honor late Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson. Adam Wachtel, who graduated last year, painted the mural near the elevator at the high school to as a reminder of the values Nelson stood for. The mural prominently ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A temporary art installation headed to Westfield earned high praise as it was discussed at a meeting of Downtown Westfield Corporation Wednesday. The installation set for the Westfield Train Station parking lot will have about 15 illuminated seesaws placed in the downtown during ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Replicas of the bandstand in Mindowaskin Park, Vicki’s Diner and the firehouse in Downtown Westfield are among the winners of the town’s third annual Gingerbread Display and Competition. Awards, announced this week, are as follows: Best in Show Mindowaskin Gazebo created by ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Kai Vasquez, Devan Regas and Liliana Vasquez just published their first book – and they’re only 11 years old. Authors Kai and Devan, as well as illustrator Liliana, recently self-published the action and adventure novel “The Adventures of Greg Smith: The Time Travel Treachery.” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s not every day that a horse-pulled sleigh rolls into the Westfield Train Station. But that’s what happened Tuesday afternoon during a drive-through Santa event where organizers said some 300 cars rolled through for a chance to wave at and photograph Kris Kringle as he sat in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A contest of the best holiday lights yielded winners in four categories. The Westfield Recreation Department on Tuesday announced that the winners are as follows: Be the Light! — 17 Stanley Oval The North Pole! — 124 Summit Court Deck the Halls! — 1175 Lawrence ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Robbie Strauss, a drum major for the Westfield High School Marching Blue Devils, got to perform twice this band season. At the first performance, the first football game of the season, students were optimistic. At the second performance, seniors waved goodbye to their last ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Vicki’s Diner, Westfield’s downtown firehouse and Mindowaskin Park are among the iconic local landmarks appearing in edible form for the town’s annual gingerbread building contest. Voting is open in the third annual Gingerbread Display and Competition, the town announced Friday.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Voting has opened in a holiday lights contest organized by the Westfield Recreation Department. The deadline to cast your vote is Dec. 20 at 11:59 p.m., the Recreation Department announced. There will be one winner in each of five categories, officials said. The categories are ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Overcoming the hindrances of the pandemic, the Westfield High school Theatre Department is virtually presenting a play this weekend that conveys the grief, torment and tragedy of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The pre-recorded production of “26 Pebbles” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Ice carvers delighted audiences in Downtown Westfield Sunday. Click here for the full story. Find TAPinto Westfield on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Sign up for email news alerts and Download the TAPinto mobile app for Android or iOS. Are you a business interested in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There was no snow in the forecast Sunday, but children gathered in the parking lot of the Westfield Train Station got a blast of it anyway as Jimmy Chiappa put a buzzsaw to a block of ice and sprayed it into the crowd. Children squealed in response and then Chiappa then picked up ...

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