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Art-Making Demo at Juxtapose Gallery

Art-Making Demo at Juxtapose Gallery

Stop in to the gallery Sunday, May 1 from 10am-12pm during Westfield's Spring Fling event and watch Dorothy Ganek at work! Dorothy will be demonstrating Gel pad printing which is similar to a gelatin plate except it is durable and easy to clean. Prints can be lifted instantly and used as collage papers in creative projects.....mono printing without a press! Multiple layers of colors and textures can be incorporated into one print. The possibilities are endless and the process is addicting.

“Lincoln Center Local” continues at Westfield Memorial Library

“Lincoln Center Local” continues at Westfield Memorial Library

As a partner in the “Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Series,” the Westfield Memorial Library continues with the next Broadway-inspired performance, “Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration,” on May 14 at 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Rob Fisher’s lively tribute to the music and musicals created by John Kander and Fred Ebb stars Broadway’s Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, and two of Kander & Ebb’s best-known collaborators, Chita Rivera and Joel Grey. From Cabaret to Chicago to Kiss of the Spider Woman, Kander and Ebb’s work sparkles with wit even as it channels the deepest, sometimes darkest, reaches of the human heart.

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Nikki Briar & The Sweetbriar Band will entertain at Girls' Night Out, May 5

Nikki Briar & The Sweetbriar Band will entertain at Girls' Night Out, May 5

Downtown Westfield Corporation is sponsoring entertainment during Westfield's Girls' Night Out on May 5. We are pleased that Nikki Briar & The Sweetbriar Band will be entertaining the crowds in the 105 Elm Street Park. Nikki is described as a taste of county, a lick of rock! This hot, sassy, country rocker will get your boots stompin and hands clappin, guaranteed!!! She has been named the East Coast’s hardest working female country artist as of 2011, sliding herself into the hearts of fans all over the nation and world! While performing over 220 shows a year, this Jersey Girl clearly has the heart of a country music superstar. Destined for Nashville! Don't miss this great performance and register for Girls' NIght Out here. ‪#‎nikkibriar‬

Fine Art Photography Exhibition "OUR GREAT AMERICAN WILD PLACES" by Artist KATINA HOUVOURAS

Fine Art Photography Exhibition "OUR GREAT AMERICAN WILD PLACES" by Artist KATINA HOUVOURAS

As recently featured in the New York Times:

A fine art photography exhibition titled "Our Great American Wild Places" will be on display at Galeria West Art and Music Gallery in Westfield through May 9, 2016.

Photographer Katina Houvouras is exhibiting 30 wonderful photos which celebrate America's National Parks and other wilderness areas in the country. The show also celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service this year.

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Photography of Neal Snitow and Jewelry of Agnieszka Solowa on exhibit at Westfield Memorial Library

Photography of Neal Snitow and Jewelry of Agnieszka Solowa on exhibit at Westfield Memorial Library

Through April and May, the Westfield Memorial Library is exhibiting the photography of Westfielder Neal Snitow and displaying the hand crafted jewelry of Agnieska Solowa. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The photography exhibit, “People, Places, Moments,” features 17 photographs that Snitow took in Spain, France, California, New York and Westfield. Some of the most visually stunning are metal prints, which capture the eye with their vivid, intense colors. Preparing Cassoulet and Mediterranean Sea, Costa Brava are completely evocative in their depiction of aromatic cassoulet stew cooking and the wide, windy coastline of Costa Brava, north of Barcelona.

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Westfield Foundation and Weiss Family Jazz Series Continues on May 4

On Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m., the Weiss Family Jazz Series will continue at the Westfield Memorial Library with a jazz trio from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. The Library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Established with a bequest to the Westfield Memorial Library Foundation, the Weiss Family Jazz Series commemorates longtime library patrons Joseph and Dorothy Weiss. The May 4 trio includes students Jimmy Merchant on saxophone, John Nunez on guitar and Kyle Duppstadt on drums.

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Westfield Memorial Library Partners with Hoopla Digital for Expanded Online and Mobile Access to Materials

The Westfield Memorial Library announced that as of May 2, patrons will have online and mobile access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and Comics, through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com).

Westfield Memorial Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

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Nourishing your Thyroid through Yoga + Nutrition

Suffering from low energy, sleep problems or chronic constipation? Feeling depressed, fuzzy and frazzled? Still packing on pounds despite your diligent restraint and moderation with food?

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00pm
Cost: $40 pre-registered / $45 day of
Location: 812 Central Avenue, Westfield, NJ / (908) 232.1613

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St. Paul’s 30th Annual Spring Concert will feature Rutter and Paulus in Westfield on May 1

St. Paul’s 30th Annual Spring Concert will feature Rutter and Paulus in Westfield on May 1

Manhattan organist Andrew C. Henderson may be viewed as a giant among NY/NJ musicians, but he is also known to feel somewhat dwarfed by the majestic pipe organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield. During past performances at St. Paul’s, of course, Henderson’s musical prowess and keyboard-pedal proficiency have attested to his imposing stature in the musical world.

On Sunday, May 1st at 7PM at St. Paul’s, Henderson will again demonstrate this virtuosity in a performance of acclaimed composer Stephen Paulus’ Grand Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, with members of the award-winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. The performance, which will spearhead St. Paul’s 30th Annual Spring Concert, is expected to “bring the house down.”

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Spotlight On: Jude Connally

Spotlight On: Jude Connally

Jude Connally Zimmerman is founder and creator of Jude Connally, an all-American lifestyle brand known for its vibrant prints and effortless styles. Raised in up-state New York, Jude attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After two decades of working with some of the most respected names in the fashion industry and raising a family, Jude launched her own brand. When Jude saw a void in the market for comfortable clothes that made her feel good in her daily life, she knew she had an opportunity to create something special.

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