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AddamsFest Marquee Events to Take Place October 19-20 and October 26-27

AddamsFest Marquee Events to Take Place October 19-20 and October 26-27

The town-wide celebration of Westfield's own Charles Addams returns this October to celebrate this prolific talent and the hometown that inspired those all together ooky characters!

Westfield is being transformed to all things Charles Addams with family themed events, movie screenings, art exhibits and much more!  With something for everyone, AddamsFest promises to be a whimsy-filled festival honoring the man, his legacy and the town where it all started.

Morticia & Gomez Addams Masquerade Ball, Addams Family Fun Zone, Charlie's Ale Garden, Morticia’s Movies, Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, Pugsley’s Trunk or Treat will be back. Plus, don't miss Lurch’s Lecture Series, Paranormal Investigations, Haunt Your House Contest and the Wicked Windows of Westfield. There's also a newly envisioned art exhibit that combines original works of Addams alongside local student art influenced by his style. 

See the full calendar of events and get your tickets here!!

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Rialto Theatre in Westfield Has Closed 

Rialto Theatre in Westfield Has Closed 

The Rialto Theatre shut its doors suddenly, surprising the community where it has played films for 97 years. Customers and the operators of nearby businesses expressed concern about the closure of an institution that served as a key draw for local businesses and piece of the town's identity. The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) shares everyone's sadness about the closing of the Rialto and will keep the public abreast of developments. Read more...

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Beauty & Fitness Buzz

Beauty & Fitness Buzz

From yoga and movement classes to facials, oils, haircuts, eye care, and teeth care, downtown is buzzing with activity.

Fitness:

Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio

There are several events happening at Brassy Buddha this month. In honor of back-to-school, get back to yoga with FREE classes on September 5 & 6 at 9:30am. The hot vinyasa will get you back in the groove! Join for Yoga Under the Stars on Friday, September 13 at 7:30pm. Registration will be at the studio but class will be held outside (raindate for the 20th), $30 per person, includes a tank top. Ono Bowls will serving a treat after! Learn the fundamentals of hand stands and arm balances at an Inversion workshop with Heart Maher, September 28m 1-3pm. 407 South Ave. W., 908.230.4047. www.brassybuddhayoga.com 

OsteoStrong
Build skeletal strength and bone density in 10 minutes once a week and improve strength, posture, balance, endurance, power, performance and lower joint and back pain. Book your complimentary session today. 121 Central Ave., 908.228.3944. www.osteostrongwestfield.com

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Best Bets

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Clothing:

Jude Connally
Jude Connally will be showcasing their Fall Collections in The Westfield Fashion Show sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation. The show is September 8 at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield from 12 to 2pm. Jude Connally is donating a portion of their Westfield store sales the week following the Fashion Show to the non-profit foundation, Runway for Dreams. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. www.judeconnally.com

Books:

Town Book Store

Stores come and stores go... The Town Book Store is proud to be part of Downtown Westfield for 85 years! Woo hoo! Stop in and see their original ledgers from September 4, 1934 and see why we've stood the test of time. According to the original business ledgers on display in the shop, The Town Book Store first opened its doors in 1934. After operating from the same address for 72 years, the store relocated across the street in 2007 to 270 E. Broad St., the site of Westfield's first library and its current home. 270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535. www.townbookstore.com

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Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Cookies and focaccia and coffee, oh my! There are SO many tasty things to eat and enjoy this month.

Farinolio Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Join Farinolio for a sampling of their delicious savory and sweet Tuscan baked goods and meals as they celebrate their first anniversary in Westfield. Join them on Sunday, September 8, from 11:30am-1:30pm for a memorable event. Limited tickets are available and may be purchased in the store for $5. Stop in today for your ticket and enjoy the simple taste of Italy. 121 E. Broad St., 908.325.2486. www.farinolio.com

Boxwood Coffee Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Boxwood is hosting an exciting anniversary event on Saturday, September 15, from 11am-5pm, with discounts and free stuff that will last all week. To celebrate one year in Westfield, they will offer music in store, face painting and crafts for kids, a coffee cupping and brewing demonstrations, tea tasting, food sampling from their kitchen and a special menu for mocktails. Enter a random drawing to win brewing equipment, gift cards, and free coffee! Come by for the festivities. 143 E. Broad St., 908.219.4076. www.boxwoodcoffee.com

See which Westfield bakery was featured in NJ Flavor's New Jersey Date Night!

Congrats Bovella's Pastry Shoppe for making the cut in this recent article, New Jersey Date Night: Cookies Aren't Just for Kids. "Bovella's has the cookie down to a delicious science. With about 70 years of baking history, it's understandable. You'll find many cookies you know, such as macaroons, chocolate chip and ruggulah, and you'll discover some new favorites too. Savoardi cookies will make you realize that Italian lady fingers are a step above the rest and their frangipane cookies with sugary almond cream filling might just become your new favorite. Check out the taralli, a crunchy sugary Southern Italian mainstay - you won't be disappointed!" Read more... 101 E. Broad St., 908.232.4149. www.bovellas.com 

Healthy Bowls at Orgreen Poke
If you haven't been to Orgreen Poke, run don't walk! Their super healthy bowls of rice, vegetables and protein options are fresh and numerous, and their homemade sauces are delicious! 132 E. Broad St., 908.264.8259. www.orgreenpoke.com 

Outdoor Seating at Tinga

Tinga offers a variety of new delicious house specials, with outdoor seating in a pet friendly environment. Did you know they deliver too? Get 10% off on all catering orders this summer. 110 Central Ave., 908.301.0100. www.tingausa.com

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