Are the kids home from school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20? The Westfield Area YMCA located at 220 Clark St., Westfield is hosting Holiday JUMP, perfect for families with children ages 8 and under. This indoor active fun event features three huge inflatables and an arts and crafts station. Two sessions will be offered: 9:00am-10:30am, and 10:45am-12:15pm. The Y will also host a Holiday JUMP on Presidents Day, Monday February 17.
Space is limited, and registration for each session closes when maximum capacity is reached. This event is open to members and the community. Register online at www.westfieldynj.org or in person at the Main Y Welcome Center. Proceeds benefit the Annual Support Campaign which ensures that no one experiencing a bona fide financial hardship that lives or works in Westfield, Cranford, Garwood or Mountainside is turned away for inability to pay. The majority of awards enable participation in the Y’s early learning, school age and summer day camp programs. Questions? Please contact Eileen Rooney at 908-301-YMCA (9622) x134 or [email protected].
Pictured here: The variety of inflatables at the Westfield Area YMCA are always a hit at Holiday JUMP!
The Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to our annual Kick off Party for members and friends.
We will also celebrate the retirement of:
Dottie Baniewicz, Executive Director
Barbara Bilger, Secretary
Linda Leifer, Board Member
This is our first event of the year, specifically designed to kick-start your success in the coming year.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from our President, meet the new Executive Board, Board of Directors, as well as new and future members.
Food & drink included. $20pp. Click here to register.
$40 Members/$50 Non-members/$15 extra at the door. Buffet Dinner/Cash bar. Limited to 275 – Register Early. Click here to register.
Community Choir Holds Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser & Dessert Cabaret
For 81 years, The Celebration Singers, a local multi-generational community choir has entertained audiences within Union County and across the globe. On February 7 & 8, 2020, they will hold their Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser & Dessert Cabaret at Union Elks Lodge 1583, 281 Chestnut Street in Union, NJ. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and guests can immediately start placing their tricky tray tickets in for the prizes. The show, “Are We There Yet?”, begins around 8 p.m. and features songs about places performed by members of its adult choir.
Artistic Director Joe Elefante, along with Collaborative Pianist, James Lubrano artfully cast the showcase which features a musical review of solos, duets, trios, as well as small and full ensemble pieces. Co-Hosts Kathy Gordon and Daniel Frieri emcee the evening. Their witty humor and playful banter are sure to bring a smile to your face and fill the room with laughter and enjoyment.
“I love singing with the choir throughout the year, especially for our Cabaret – it’s a chance to feature our singers’ vocal talents individually”, said, President Nicole Pepe. “The tricky tray and 50/50 gets bigger and bigger every year. We’ve had guests leave with $1,000+ in their pockets and vacations to Florida, the Hamptons, and even tickets to a Knicks game!”
In addition to door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and exciting tricky tray baskets, homemade desserts, and a cash bar will also be available. Tickets are Adults – $25, Seniors – $20, and a 10% discount with advanced purchases of full tables of 10.
Funding for the Celebration Singers is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.