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NJWA Music Studio Prepares for Fall Session

        

New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio will begin its fall session on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  The Music Studio  provides instruction on all instruments and voice, for pre-school children through senior citizens, in a 30, 45 or 60 minute format. Instruction is provided for  strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, guitar and piano.  Students learn to read music, study scales, understand rhythm, interpret repertoire, and develop range, tone and technique.

 Solo and ensemble playing are included. Various music styles are introduced, including classical, contemporary and jazz. Proper breathing techniques, tone production, language, diction, projection and interpretation are an integral part  of the vocal instruction.

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The Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Finale Evening has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 30, 7-9pm due to rain

The Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Finale Evening has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 30, 7-9pm due to rain

Due to rain, Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival final evening has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 30, with an exciting lineup of live music. Come down and enjoy the free concerts!

Wednesday, August 30, marks the ninth and final night of the 21st Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in Westfield, NJ. Jazz performances will be held in four locations throughout the downtown from 7-9pm. This weekly summer event is brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), and has been running every Tuesday night in July and August. 


Performers on August 30 include: 

Gus Bardaji Group - East Broad St. and North Ave. W.

Carrie Jackson - Elm St.

Jazz Lobsters* - Quimby St.

La Balteuband - South Ave. W. and Westfield Ave., Foundation Park

 

* Enjoy a special closing celebration on Quimby St., which will be closed to traffic. 

While enjoying the musical performances of “Sweet Sounds Downtown”, enjoy dining at one of Westfield’s fine restaurants or shop and stroll through downtown. We hope to see you there!

For the entire 2017 Performance Schedule, click here

Back-To-School Shopping Guide

Back-To-School Shopping Guide

While we can't reverse online shopping trends, we encourage parents and kids to buy school supplies and other items in Downtown Westfield! Shopping locally for your kids, whether elementary or high school age, will help ensure that these stores stay in our town and continue to support our schools as well!

School Supplies:

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Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Renovations at Xocolatz

Xocolatz is excited to announce that they have begun their long awaited renovations! They planned a facelift for some time and finally have everything in place to begin the process. Their goal is to continue to bring you delicious, beautiful food, but now in a new, fresh space. They ask that you be patient with the process, as it may cause some early closings and/or inconveniences in the coming weeks. 235 Elmer St., 908.232.3962. www.xocolatznj.com

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Top Spots for Happy Hour

Top Spots for Happy Hour

Addams Tavern

Meet your friends and colleagues at the big bar and beautiful space at Addams Tavern. They have great wines by the glass and an ever changing specialty cocktail menu with seasonal ingredients. If you can't find a spot at the bar, head upstairs to their second bar area. 115 Elm St., 908.232.3201. www.addamstavern.com

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Sizzling August Best Bets

Sizzling August Best Bets

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Jude Connally

The August Collection has arrived in Westfield!  Stop in today to shop this want now, wear now collection that you can take on vacation and into the fall season. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. www.judeconnally.com

 

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Sweet Sounds Jazz Festival Continues August 22 from 7-9pm

Sweet Sounds Jazz Festival Continues August 22 from 7-9pm

Sweet Sounds Jazz Festival continues Tuesday, August 22 from 7 until 9pm!

Tuesday, August 22, marks the eighth night of the 21st Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in Westfield, NJ. Jazz performances will be held in five locations throughout the downtown from 7-9pm. This weekly summer event is brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), and will continue every Tuesday night in July and August. Raindates will be held on Wednesdays.

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Tuesdays are Play Date Nights at Learning Express Toys

Tuesdays are Play Date Nights at Learning Express Toys

Learning Express is offering events for kids on Tuesday nights in summer before jazz. While the music plays in Downtown Westfield every Tuesday night in July & August from 7-9pm, bring the kids to Learning Express from 5:30pm & 6:30pm for arts and crafts activities/play dates. See the schedule below. Sign up by phone or online in advance. 908.233.1381. 104 Quimby St.

Sign up link: https://sites.google.com/site/learningexpresswestfield/events/sign-up-for-an-event

 

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Shop at the Annual Sidewalk Sale Days July 20-22

Shop at the Annual Sidewalk Sale Days July 20-22

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) welcomes you to shop at the annual Sidewalk Sale Days which will take place Thursday, July 20 - Saturday, July 22. Enjoy the shopping festivities as retailers once again bring their merchandise out on the sidewalks as well as inside their stores! Get ready for summer with great items at discounted prices! Shop locally, rain or shine. 

Innovative Music Class for Young Musicians Offered at the NJWA

The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio is presently offering a new and innovative program for very young musicians.

Intended for toddlers, preschoolers, and children to age 9, Music FunTime students will use musical crafts, worksheets, games and instruments in an exciting way to explore the arts. The  program is based on Johns Hopkins Research that very young children can learn to read music notation and play musical instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science.

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