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Intersection Improvements Have Begun in Downtown Westfield

Intersection Improvements Have Begun in Downtown Westfield

If you ever sat in traffic at Elm Street waiting to turn, to cross as a pedestrian or if you have been caught 'blocking the box' at E. Broad & Elm St., then you know this intersection needs to be upgraded. Thanks to the efforts of the Town of Westfield, Union County, and a Department of Transportation grant, these improvements, which were scheduled to begin on or about March 14, 2016, have finally begun. Union County is overseeing construction and providing updates. Also note that the sidewalks around the The Children's Place are being replaced privately by the building owner but coordinated with the timing of this project. The Town of Westfield has removed the trees in order for the new sidewalks to be installed and will replace the trees as part of a comprehensive downtown tree replacement phase.

THIS WEEK! - A Unique Flamenco/Jazz Fusion Concert from NYC & Beyond

THIS WEEK! - A Unique Flamenco/Jazz Fusion Concert from NYC & Beyond

with The BARBARA MARTINEZ QUINTET at Jazz Latino @ Galeria West concert series.

The unique and popular Jazz Latino @ Galeria West monthly music series continues with a special concert event on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:30pm at the cozy Galeria West Art & Music Gallery concert venue, located at 111 Quimby Street in downtown Westfield, NJ. On the last Friday of each month you are surrounded by inspiring fine art as you enjoy an intimate concert experience with the best of Latin jazz from NYC and beyond. The unique Barbara Martinez Quintet will perform their special Flamenco / Jazz fusion sound that has been gaining popular acclaim in NYC and beyond for the past few years. Vocalist and dancer Barbara Martinez will be joined on stage by guitarist Cristian Puig, pianist Gonzalo Grau, bassist Alex Alvear and percussionist Jose Moreno.

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Galeria West Art & Music Gallery Exhibit: "Our Great American Wild Places" Photography by Artist Katina Houvouras

Galeria West Art & Music Gallery Exhibit: "Our Great American Wild Places" Photography by Artist Katina Houvouras

EXHIBITION OPEN TILL MAY 9TH

Photographer Katina Houvouras is exhibiting 30 wonderful fine art 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. Katina has shown her photography in solo and group exhibitions and her work is held in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Europe.

Galeria West Art & Music Gallery is located at 111 Quimby Street in downtown Westfield. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday: 9:30AM to 6:30PM / Sunday by appointment. For more information, call the gallery staff at 908-301-9217.

N Festival Orchestra Season Finale "Enter the Dragon" May 21 in Westfield

N Festival Orchestra Season Finale "Enter the Dragon" May 21 in Westfield

ENTER THE DRAGON
XIANYellow River Cantata featuring Karen Ho, soprano
DVORAK Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
David Wroe Music Director and Conductor
Shuang Guo Conductor
Chinese American Music Ensemble
Haiyun Chorus
Xiang Yin Chorus
Hua Xia Chorus
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

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Master Gardeners gear up for 27th Garden Fair & Plant Sale at Trailside on MAY 15

Master Gardeners gear up for 27th Garden Fair & Plant Sale at Trailside on MAY 15

In May 2015, veteran Master Gardener Joanne Krueger had numerous instructions for nearly 100 Master Gardeners as they readied themselves for the 26th Annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale. Krueger (of Scotch Plains) is the long-time manager of the MGs’ Demonstration Gardens at Trailside in the Watchung Reservation, and she also manages their Annual Fair. Luckily, the MGs were well prepared in 2015 for the onset of 1,134 Fair customers, many of whom waited in line to enter the Demo Gardens precisely at 12 Noon, following the MG’s annual ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Photographer and Photo Artist Charlann Meluso Exhibits at Gallery U, May 6 - June 2

Photographer and Photo Artist Charlann Meluso Exhibits at Gallery U, May 6 - June 2

Gallery U Boutique in Westfield is pleased to exhibit the work of award winning photographer and photo artist Charlann Meluso from May 6 - June 2, 2016, as part of their “Art In the Boutique” series. In her series, Flowers on Abstracts, Meluso combines her original flower photography with unique and complementary abstract backgrounds selected specifically for each individual image. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2016, from 6-8 PM. Artwork will be exhibited through June 2, 2016.

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MINECRAFT “Rise of Heroes” Series at Rialto Theater

MINECRAFT “Rise of Heroes” Series at Rialto Theater

Calling All Gamers! On Saturday, April 30, Rialto Theater of Westfield will be transformed into a new MINECRAFT Gaming Series called “Rise of Heroes” where gamers compete on our big screen for a chance to win a $15,000 team scholarship.

MINECRAFT “Rise of Heroes” Series; Saturdays, April 30 – May 21:

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Westfield Farmer’s Market Open June 4, 11, 18, 25

Westfield Farmer’s Market Open June 4, 11, 18, 25

The Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday from June through October 8:30am – 1:30pm on the South Ave. Westfield Train Station. Enjoy Jersey Fresh produce and local culinary delights provided by a variety of vendors and farmers. Sponsored by Two River Community Bank.

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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