HAPPY NEW YEAR! - The Westfield Leader

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Thursday, January 1, 2015
The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES
Rockin BBQ With Elvis Impersonator
To Benefit Kenilworth Historical Society
KENILWORTH – On Saturday,
January 10 the Kenilworth Historical Society will present a Rockin’
BBQ With The King, a fun-filled
Jim Barone as
Elvis Presley
evening of great live Elvis music
and a barbecue-style dinner, at the
Kenilworth Veterans Center located
at 33 South 21st Street from 6 p.m.
to 11 p.m.
The event will feature award-winning “Elvis” tribute artist/singerentertainer Jim Barone, who remark-
ably captures the voice, passion,
style and appearance of the legendary Elvis Presley. Mr. Barone, who
for many years has entertained fans
throughout the United States and
abroad, will present “A Tribute to
Elvis Through the Years,” a live
performance of favorite “Elvis”
songs from the 1950s-‘70s, for listening and dancing pleasure. During the evening, a delicious and
plentiful three-course chicken and
ribs dinner prepared by the popular
fine caterer Two Fish and Five
Loaves of Union will be served.
Admission is $50. Advance reservations are required. The event
seating plan accommodates eight
people per table. Early reservations
are encouraged to ensure availability. For reservations/tickets, please
call (908) 709-0434 or (908) 7090391. Tickets are also being sold at
Especially Yours Florist located at
13 North 20th Street, Kenilworth.
Mr. Barone’s performances are
based on a full repertoire of Elvis
Presley music and embody the passion, playful swagger, humor and
complete command of the audience
that Elvis brought to the world of
music. Mr. Barone began entertaining as a teenager who excelled in
musical theatre. His career as an
Elvis tribute artist was launched by
a simple request to perform at an
Oldies Show. Through his awardwinning performances worldwide,
Mr. Barone has built lasting friendships and a large fan base from a
mutual love of Elvis’ music.
Proceeds from the Rockin’ BBQ
With The King will benefit the
Kenilworth Historical Society’s
Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880)
living history museum and cultural
arts center by helping defray the
cost of an elevator that makes all
levels of the newly restored site
fully accessible to everyone.
The Kenilworth Historical Society is an independent, volunteerbased, non-profit, tax-exempt,
501(c)3 organization dedicated to
the research, preservation and interpretation of the Oswald J.
Nitschke House, local history and
NJWA Rock Performance Workshop to
Perform at Crossroads on January 10
WESTFIELD – The New Jersey
Workshop for the Arts (NJWA)
Rock Performance Workshop will
present a live concert on Saturday,
January 10 at 5:15 p.m., at The
Crossroads, 78 North Avenue,
Fly Fishing Show
To be Held in Somerset
Improv Troupe to
Perform in Montclair
MONTCLAIR – Lunatic Fringe,
New Jersey’s top improv troupe will
perform on Saturday, January 17 at
8 p.m. at the Glen Ridge Train Station at 228 Ridgewood Avenue at
the corner of Bloomfield Avenue.
New Jersey’s oldest continuously
performing improv comedy troupe,
Lunatic Fringe has been performing comedy without a script and
without a net since 1997. The comedians combine music, audience
suggestions and wit-without-a-wire
to create a unique comic experience.
Tickets to the January 17 Lunatic
Fringe performance are $12 at the
door, but with a reservation, admission is only $10. For reservations,
call (973) 429-1527.
LEGALLY FABULOUS...Garwood's Lincoln School Class of 2015 recently put on the fabulously fun international awardwinning musical Legally Blonde, Jr. based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde. The play follows the transformation of Elle
Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. The production was directed by the
district's music teacher, Mr. Armando Gonzalez. The performance marked the 36th consecutive production presented each
year by the 8th grade graduating class of Garwood Public Schools.
JAZZING UP THE HOLIDAYS...Florian Schantz and his jazz combo kicked off
their initiative for NJ Workshop for the Arts Music Connection program with a
special holiday concert at the Crossroad in Garwood. The successful benefit
concert is the first step towards reestablishing this program for special needs
children. Pictured left to right (front row): Rup Chattopadhyay, Florian Schantz,
Margaret Schantz, Phil Rinaldi; (back row) Lowell Schantz and Cory Ackerman.
Contact the NJWA at (908) 789-9696 or visit their studios at 150-152 East Broad
Street, Westfield for more information.
SOMERSET – Opening day of the
2015 fishing season throughout the
northeast is right around the corner
when the annual Fly Fishing Show
swings open its doors on Friday, January 23 at the Garden State Exhibit
The facility, 50 Atrium Drive,
Somerset, will play host to a virtual
three ring circus of all-things-fly-fishing with casting demonstrations, flytying, films, a Women’s Fly Fishing
Showcase, and the newest tackle and
gear all pointed at New York, New
Jersey, Connecticut and Eastern Pennsylvania visitors.
Fly-fishing Show admission is $15
for one day, $25 for two days and $35
for three days. Film Festival admission is $15 or $10 with paid admission to the show.
Garwood. The concert will feature
the groups Spkyed and El Guapo
composed of teen musicians from
the Westfield area.
The sets will feature songs by
bands including Guns ‘N’ Roses,
Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Ozzy, Franz
Ferdinand, Snow Patrol, and more.
This diverse show will appeal to
rock fans of all ages and interests.
Proceeds from the $5 admission will
benefit the Rock Performance Workshop of the New Jersey Workshop
for the Arts.
Under direction of guitarist Glen
Brown and percussionist John
Bryan, the groups Spyked and El
Guapo have met weekly on Saturday nights at the NJWA studios to
guide these young musicians as they
perfect musical skills and enjoy the
atmosphere of rocking out with
In commenting on the progress of
the fall 2014 workshop, Mr. Brown
said, “Both of the fall Rock Performance Workshop groups are exceptionally powerful and tight. I’ve seen
each member grow wonderfully as
an individual musician and have
loved seeing them really come to-
gether in their groups. We’ve received many compliments from the
downtown Westfield community
during rehearsals this session and I
am confident that any rock fan attending this event will have a great
time hearing Spyked and El Guapo
To find out more about the Rock
Performance Workshop winter session starting in February, or the Intro
to Rock Performance class which
has an on-demand schedule, call
(908) 789-9696 or visit the NJWA
studios at 150-152 East Broad St.,
For information on this or any
other program of the NJWA, log on
to njworkshopforthearts.com.
Coming Next Week
Susan M. Dougherty’s review of
the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s
New Year’s Eve Performance.
See it all on the Web!
through 1/4
1/5-1/31 ($5 on 1/5, $6 on 1/6 … and so on!)
You belong at the Y this January!
FREE community event
New and improved climbing wall,
sport samplers such as fencing and
pillo polo, and sport skill stations
Kids crafts and soft-play area
Information about camp, childcare
education and other Y programs
Birthday party fun station
FREE community event all day!
Workout in our cardio, strength training,
free weight or fitness express rooms
Take group exercise classes, swim and
play basketball (visit website for
Participate in a “fitness challenge”
Take advantage of personal training,
membership and refer-a-friend specials
220 Clark St., Westfield ∙ 908-233-2700 ∙ www.westfieldynj.org
Strengthening the communities of Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside and Westfield since 1923.
Financial assistance is available.