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Majestic Winds to Perform a Fundraiser Winter Concert January 12th at First Baptist Church

Majestic Winds to Perform a Fundraiser Winter Concert January 12th at First Baptist Church

Majestic Winds, the professional wind band of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, will present a winter concert at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  The ensemble will be directed by Howard Toplansky, an NJWA staff instrumental instructor.  “Our musical offerings are geared to please a variety of musical tastes and range from Renaissance to Ragtime favorites,” stated Toplansky.

Marinarella” Overture by Julius Fucik, Highlights from “Exodus” by Ernest Gold and “Reine de La Mer” by John Philip Sousa  will be the main selections on the first half of the concert.  “Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2”  by Carl Friedemann will also be featured on this program. 

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Ring in the New Year with NJWA Music Instruction and Performance

Ring in the New Year with  NJWA  Music Instruction and Performance

The approach of the New Year is often associated with making resolutions to improve one’s lifestyle. The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio can help you keep that resolution with your participation in its many programs.

The NJWA is currently registering  for its  winter session, which begins on January 2, but  students may register at any time during the session with  tuition pro-rated accordingly.  

Instrumental and vocal music lessons, for both children and adults, are given in a 30, 45 or 60 minute format.  The Music Studio also includes programs such as the  Wednesday Morning Strings, the NJWA Saturday Orchestras, the Rock Performance Workshop for teens and the Music Connection program for special needs students, which now includes Music Therapy  as part of its syllabus.    


The Music Studio also offers opportunities for area musicians to play in its many bands, orchestras, ensembles and symphony.   Among these are the NJWA Summer Symphony, the International American Alphorn Society Ensemble, and the Majestic Winds.

The  staff of the Music Studio is composed of highly skilled music educators and professional artists, who hold degrees from prestigious colleges and universities. They are trained in instructing people of all ages and ability levels.

Gift certificates for any of its programs are also available.  For more information, visit the NJWA  Music Studio at 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield, phone 908-789-9696 or log on to the web site at www.njworkshopforthearts.com.  You can also visit the NJWA on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo caption:  Registration is ongoing for the winter session of  music lessons at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio.  Pictured above are violin instructor Rosemary Topar and student Clark Seeder.  

Upcoming Events in 2017 - Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Events in 2017 - Mark Your Calendars!
 
Mark your calendars for these exciting events coming to Downtown Westfield this year. Sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation, unless otherwise noted.
 
Dine Out Westfield February 26-March 9 
(Runs two weeks, Friday and Saturday excluded) 
 
NJ Festival Orchestra presents "La Traviata" March 4, 7pm (at The Presbyterian Church)
 
Girls' Day/Night Out May 11, all day with special activities planned for 5-9pm 
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Best Selling Adult Books at The Town Book Store in 2016

Best Selling Adult Books at The Town Book Store in 2016

 

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman
A feel-good story about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. He has several other titles that we also sell very well.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs, this autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

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Free Parking for the Holidays in Westfield NJ December 17-26

Free Parking for the Holidays in Westfield NJ December 17-26

Enjoy the gift of free metered parking for the Holidays in Downtown Westfield! Parking will be free at on-street meters and parking lot pay stations from Saturday, December 17 through Monday, December 26 compliments of the Town of Westfield.  

Shoppers, diners and visitors may enjoy the free metered parking at designated 2-hour on-street meters and 4-hour parking lot pay stations. Parking restrictions and time limits will be enforced to ensure turnover of the parking spaces. The meters and pay stations will be covered with red meter bags. This year free parking will be December 17-26, 2016.

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New Winter Banners are Hanging Around Downtown

New Winter Banners are Hanging Around Downtown

You may have noticed the new banners hanging around town! Thanks to the Downtown Westfield Corporation and The Town of Westfield for designing, printing and hanging these brand new snowflake banners, welcoming visitors to our lovely downtown this holiday season and throughout Winter. They are part of the downtown decorating efforts along with the holiday wreaths and garlands.  In addition, the DWC has been working hard to decorate vacant stores for the upcoming holiday season by putting greenery in the flower baskets and filling the empty storefronts with holiday decorations and artwork by local artists.

Downtown Westfield has a New Website: www.WestfieldToday.com

Downtown Westfield has a New Website: www.WestfieldToday.com

The Downtown Westfield Corporation is pleased to present a new website for Downtown Westfield's Business District. Working with a special grant from Main Street NJ, DWC worked closely with Glerin, a Virginia-based web design & strategy firm, to create a custom site which meets the needs of our business community and creates a visually appealing new online presence for our town.

"We think shoppers and diners will be able to more easily navigate the downtown site and find what they are looking for more quickly and intuitively," said Jamie Lemberg, in charge of Digital Marketing & Social Media for DWC. "We provide access to the latest news, shopping, dining and events in a streamlined fashion with menus that make sense."

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NJWA Gift Certificates Endure Beyond the Holidays

NJWA Gift Certificates Endure Beyond the Holidays

          To make this holiday season a very memorable one, consider giving that special person an exceptional opportunity that could last well beyond the holidays. A gift certificate to the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts can give both a child and  an adult, of any age or ability level, the opportunity to begin musical instruction or continue to increase an existing talent. 

          Gift certificates may be used to provide instrumental or vocal music lessons, or may be applied  toward  membership in one of the many bands, orchestras or ensembles of the NJWA Music Studio. They can also be used to make a purchase at the Music Store, which carries  both new and like-new instruments for sale or rental, and carries sheet music, and music accessories such as reeds, oils, music stands, mutes and strings. In addition, the gift certificate can be used to engage an artist or an ensemble to perform for a special event.

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Shopping Best Best for December 2016

Shopping Best Best for December 2016

Adlers Jewelers  

Don't miss the Unforgettable Moving Sale at Adlers from November 19 to December 24, when prices on all jewelry in stock will be reduced for the entire holiday season to prepare for a BIG move to their new location. They are moving right next door to 217 North Ave. W. (in the space formerly Exquisite Bride and Talbots). Adlers Jewelers extended holiday hours begin Thursday, December 15 thru Saturday, December 24. 219 North Ave. W., 908.233.6900. www.adlersjewelers.com

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Food & Wine for December 2016

Food & Wine for December 2016

A Central Jersey Local's Guide to Westfield Restaurants and Eateries

Central Jersey in Motion has published a great article about restaurants in Westfield! "A cozy town that is home to multiple generations, Westfield boasts a wide array of locally-owned restaurants, cafes, and eateries mere blocks from the train station. The downtown area is both intimate and lively, with incredible variety all within walking distance, and this sense of making you feel more and more welcome with each visit.

Westfield is commonly called "a classic town for modern families," and hosts "Dine Out" restaurant weeks a couple times a year, which is an exciting way to visit and support these local establishments. From Elm Street to the heart of the downtown area, you will find a decades-old French restaurant, a coffee roaster, Tex-Mex cuisine, and even a chocolatier that's family-owned since 1904." Read the article.

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