Arts & Entertainment

August 19, 2018

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 — 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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Looking for fun ways to celebrate Independence Day locally? Head to Downtown Westfield the evening of July 3 for the kickoff of Westfield’s annual summer-long Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival. The family-friendly event will take over downtown from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with free ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The 22nd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival returns soon to Downtown Westfield with free live music every Tuesday night in July and August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Rain dates Wednesdays). Click here for the 2018 performance schedule.   Four live performances each Tuesday ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — Following the success of the first ever "Kids Night Out" on June 5 that featured Vampirina, owner Victor Biancamano decided to make the event a regular occurrence.  Biancamano made a call to Peppa Pig, and despite her busy schedule, she was able to free up some time to enjoy some ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — On the longest day of the year, the Westfield Community Concert Band began its 106th season with the first concert of four in its Summer Concert Series. Those in attendance Thursday night were rewarded with a picturesque summer evening of serenades.  Dr. Thomas N. Connors ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Big Dreams & Silver Screens held its third annual Big Dreams Youth Film Festival last weekend at The James Ward Mansion, screening a total of 34 films created by kids in grades 3 through 12. The Grand Salon of the James Ward Mansion on East Broad Street downtown was converted ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  The New Jersey Festival Orchestra presented its season finale,  In London Town, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield Saturday night. It was auspicious timing, as the royal wedding had taken place in England just that morning. “We were so happy when Prince Harry and his bride ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Julian Mazzola received the Foxy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedy at the 2018 Montclair State University Theatre Night Awards Tuesday. The MSU awards night recognizes excellence in the production of high school and middle ...

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WESTFIELD — Despite rainy weather, participants showed up by the carload to visit some of Westfield’s most distinctive properties featured on this year’s Tour of Notable Homes, presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, on Saturday. “It’s a much better turnout despite the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The JCC of Central New Jersey’s Youth Community Theater Group, now celebrating its 10th year, will present “Shrek The Musical” on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m.  All performances are at Terrill Middle School, 1301 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Host Mike Cohen interviews Maestro David Wroe, music director and conductor of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Learn about their upcoming performance of Madama Butterfly, their work with children and hospitals, upcoming fundraising events and more: To learn more about ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Gene Jannotti, executive director of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, brought the GWACC’s hopes to the town council Tuesday that they would allow a beer garden and expanded kids zone at their upcoming Spring Fling and FestiFall street fairs downtown. The annual ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Gallery U Boutique, an art space and boutique on South Avenue in Downtown Westfield, will relocate at the end of the summer due to ongoing parking issues, Executive Director Robert Greco said. Gallery U is an extension of Universal Institute, a rehabilitation facility that ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s that time of year again when parents of Washington Elementary School prepare for their annual musical theater production. This year’s original musical, “The Show of Shows,” is a comedy about a storm-stricken school community seeking to raise money to rebuild their destroyed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — YESTERcades will open its third arcade at 151 East Broad St. in Downtown Westfield this spring, the company announced Tuesday. The space was formerly occupied by City Sports. YESTERcades describes itself as gaming experience straight out of the “golden age of gaming.” They offer ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra will ring in the New Year Dec. 31 with “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” an American musical revue starring special guest vocalists from Broadway and beyond. The performance — one of their most popular each year — is scheduled for 7  p.m. at Westfield High ...

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WESTFELD, NJ —  From Dec. 16 to Jan. 1, the town of Westfield is giving shoppers, diners and visitors to Downtown Westfield the gift of free metered parking at designated 2-hour on-street meters and 4-hour parking lot pay stations. Just don’t plan to hog your spot — while parking in these spaces ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s “Return of the Three Holiday Tenors” earned a standing ovation Saturday night at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.  A nearly packed house came out despite the snow to hear the symphony orchestra with choir students from Franklin Elementary ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Holiday festivities continue in Downtown Westfield this month with musical entertainment sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation.  Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23, visitors can enjoy roaming musical ensembles, such as the Yuletide Carolers, Watson ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Choir students from Franklin Elementary School, as well as three renowned tenors, will perform with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra Dec. 9 for “The Return of the Three Holiday Tenors” at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield. The family-friendly concert is made up of three ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Sunday evening marked the beloved annual tree lighting in Downtown Westfield. Hundreds of local families gathered to usher in the holiday season with hot apple cider, cheery holiday music, visits with Santa and a countdown to the lighting of the large tree in the North Avenue train ...

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