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Summer Arts Workshop Offers Jam-A-Rama Camp

Summer Arts Workshop Offers Jam-A-Rama Camp

Musicians in grades 6 through 12 have a great opportunity awaiting them this summer. If they have always wanted to be a member of a band, the New Jersey Workshop Jam-A-Rama will fulfill that desire.

The Summer Arts Workshop brochure explains it well. ”If you’re a teen who’s into playing rock, pop and/or jazz and want to improve as well, this camp is for you.”

Students, ages 11-18, must have a minimum of I year experience on their instrument and must be comfortable doing improvisations. The instruments that will be used include Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum set, Vocals, Strings, Bass, Saxophone and Piano.

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Register Now for Summer Chamber Music Camp at New Jersey Workshop for the Arts

Register Now for Summer Chamber Music Camp at New Jersey Workshop for the Arts

Calling all young instrumentalists! In July, the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) is proud to present the "Virtuoso Chamber Music Camp." Students aged 8 to 18 (grades 3-12) who play string, wind or brass instruments are encouraged to sign up for this fully immersive musical experience. 

Students will expand their musical skills by performing chamber music in small groups, exploring music history and brushing up on their music theory and sight-reading. There will be a performance on the last day. The camp will be coached by master teachers Dr. Ted Schlosberg, Janet Lyman, Rosemary Topar and David Hilton.

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Chris Prasek Joins DWC as Summer Intern Thanks to a Westfield Foundation Grant

Chris Prasek Joins DWC as Summer Intern Thanks to a Westfield Foundation Grant

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), with assistance of a Westfield Foundation grant, has hired Chris Prasek for their summer intern position. The Westfield Foundation grants provide non-profit and civic organizations with financial assistance to provide summer employment to an area student.  The DWC has been fortunate to have this assistance available for many years.  Particularly during the busy summer months, the intern position is critical to downtown promotional activities such as the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz festivals, Second Sundays, Customer Appreciation Days, and the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza. Chris has been assisting the DWC in prior summers on a periodic part-time basis during jazz nights and the Pizza Run as well as taking care of the flower baskets on Central Avenue and the storefronts placed by the DWC.

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DWC Thanks Everyone for a Successful Yoga on Quimby Event!

DWC Thanks Everyone for a Successful Yoga on Quimby Event!

The first event of Downtown Westfield Corporation's new 'Second Sundays' series kicked off with Yoga on Quimby Sunday, June 10. 

Quimby Street was closed off and designated for pedestrians only for several hours Sunday for the Wellness in the Street free yoga class. Kika Stretch Studio opened up the event by leading a light opening stretch, and Satsang Yoga and Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio led participants in a one-hour practice.

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The landmark Arcanum Hall is getting a restoration facelift

The landmark Arcanum Hall is getting a restoration facelift

Scaffolding has arrived around the 1892 Arcanum Hall in order for some much needed work on the façade of the building.  The property owners are making a huge investment in new second floor windows, restoration work on the rotunda, and well as new awnings, lighting and painting of trim on the exterior.  Thanks to the DWC Façade Renovation Incentive Grant program, the DWC Design Committee has been working with the owner, architect, tenants, and PEM Construction of Westfield which is overseeing the work.  Stay tuned for exciting new changes to a beautiful downtown gem!  

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This Place Matters

This Place Matters

The Westfield Media Council has developed a new video to showcase our town and its participation in the national campaign, The Place MattersThis Place Matters encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities and share their efforts at #thisplacematters on social media.

 

Check it out here:

https://vimeo.com/273242213/c3d645fa37?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749

NJWA Flute Ensemble Registers for Summer Session

The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio will offer a Flute Ensemble this summer for flute players of all ages, with a minimum age of 12. Auditions for the musical group will take place on June 19, at 5:00 pm at the NJWA Music Studio. The ensemble will run until August 2 and perform at various locations in downtown Westfield. Players should have at least one year of playing experience on the flute.  They should be able to play scales in C Major, F Major, B Flat Major, G Major and a 2 Octave Chromatic Scale.

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NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Registers for 2018

NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Registers for 2018

          Intergenerational musicians have a fantastic opportunity to share their talents with other musicians and with audience members when they join the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Summer Symphony.

          Director Janet Lyman has tremendous confidence in this group and enthusiastically commented that “We have a great new crop of Symphony members.  We will be playing a Beethoven and Bizet concert.  Some of the Wednesday Morning Strings members will be joining us this season.  This is going to be the best Summer Symphony ever!”

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Grand Reopening of Kika Stretch Studios in Westfield, June 2

Grand Reopening of Kika Stretch Studios in Westfield, June 2

A teacher’s Cinderella dream comes true in Westfield, NJ!

Dancer/Educator Leilah Robinson always dreamed of owning a business that would fulfill her passion to help people. In 2017 she was asked to train and become stretching coach for KIKA STRETCH STUDIOS by college friend Hakika DuBose Wise, the studios’s owner/founder. After training and learning the technique, she was thrilled to discover how life changing the experience was for clients.

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A Little Rain Couldn't Dampen the Downtown Westfield Pizza Run!

A Little Rain Couldn't Dampen the Downtown Westfield Pizza Run!

The Downtown Westfield Corporation would like to thank the runners and sponsors of the 2018 Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza.

It was a great night despite some rain! There were 2,017 registered runners and 1,663 finishers.

Congratulations to winner, Kyle Brackman of Madison who finished at 15:34.51!

Click here for race results on Compuscore.com.

Click here for race details, course map, sponsorship opportunities and more.

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