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Arts Workshop to Perform During Sunday’s FestiFall

The streets of downtown Westfield will resound with music as The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) entertains visitors to the Westfield FestiFall of Arts and Crafts, scheduled for Sunday, September 21. In the event of rain, the event will be held on Saturday September 27.

Under the direction of NJWA’s founder, Dr. Theodore K. Schlosberg, the Music Studio Jazz Band and Chamber Orchestra will perform throughout the afternoon, offering a wide variety of jazz selections. Dr. Schlosberg also will perform a demonstration on the alphorn.

Visitors who bring a brass mouthpiece with them will be welcomed to try the alphorn for themselves.

Visitors to Westfield FestiFall also will have an opportunity to check out the various arts programs and classes offered by the Workshop.

Workshop staff will be available outside the NJWA building at 152 East Broad Street to answer questions and provide information about music educational programs offered by the Music Studio; classes in art, music and drama for children aged 3 to 5 in the Kids ‘n’ Arts program, and music and movement classes for toddlers and their parents in the Tots ‘n’ Arts program.

Visitors can obtain information about the Westfield Fencing Club, and details about upcoming art exhibits at the Westfield Art Gallery, also a division of the Workshop.

The Workshop will also hold the drawing for its annual fundraising raffle at 5 p.m. this Sunday at the FestiFall. Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit the Workshop’s Scholarship Fund and help support programs such as the Jazz Band and String and Wind Ensembles.

The first prize winner will receive 25 percent of the total proceeds, the second prize winner will receive 15 percent, and the third prize winner will receive 10 percent. Tickets cost $1 each and are available from Kitty Schlosberg at the Workshop office.

For further information about any of the programs or services offered by the Workshop, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the creative talents of children and adults

in the fine and performing arts, please call (908) 789-9696 or visit the Workshop office at 152 East Broad Street in Westfield.

Parking, Pets Restricted From Downtown FestiFall

This Sunday, September 21, the eighth annual Westfield FestiFall will be held from noon until 6 p.m.

As a result of the street festival, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic for FestiFall activities: East Broad Street from North Avenue to Central Avenue, all of Quimby Street, Elm Street from North Avenue to the Texaco Station, and Prospect Street from North Avenue to Ferris Place.

In the interest of public safety, residents and FestiFall attendees are requested to use common sense and to practice common courtesy, and to obey published restrictions.

Parking will be prohibited in the FestiFall area. Police will direct traffic away from the area and will close those streets at 6 a.m., except for authorized personnel.

Businesses in the FestiFall area have been notified that employees may not park in the activity area or in the municipal lots surrounding the activity area.

Area residents have been notified that they may not park on those streets and may park in municipal lots that have access from the closed streets only if their cars are parked there by 8 a.m. and remain there until 7:30 p.m.

Pets are prohibited in the FestiFall area. This rule is not only for the safety of attendees of all ages, children in strollers, people in wheelchairs and those who use canes, but also for the safety of the animals, which can become frightened with loud noises and separated from their owners in the dense crowd, according to Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katherine L. Broihier.

Also for the safety of pedestrians, skateboarding and roller blading will be forbidden in the FestiFall area.

FestiFall attendees are encouraged to park in the train station lot on South Avenue. This will provide the closest access to the activity area for those who are able to use the stairwell and the underpass beneath the train tracks. For further information, please contact the Chamber at 233-3021.

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