Addams Family Fun DAY
Sunday, October 17
10:00 Am - 5:00 PM
From Pugsley to Grandmama, there's something fun for everyone at Addams Family Fun Day. Head on over to Quimby Street in Downtown Westfield, which will be closed to cars for a day of family fun -- including Addams Family character visits, live performances, incredible displays by the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, activities with some of our local merchants, and more.
PUMPKIN DECORATING WITH THE DOCTORS
Atlantic Medical Group Primary Care
142 Central Avenue
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join the Addams Family and the team from Atlantic Health Medical Group Primary Care and Women's Health at Westfield for a morning of pumpkin decorating, crafts, a chance to play a life-sized game of Operation, and much more!
PETER LYONS: TONIGHT, TONIGHT IS HALLOWEEN
Every hour on the half hour, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Gather your children for storytime! Westfield author Peter Lyon reads from his new children’s illustrated book Tonight, Tonight is Halloween.
MANIAC PUMPKIN CARVERS
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sponsored by the Union County Board of Commissioners
Don't miss the return of the incomparable Maniac Pumpkin Carvers -- creating stunning and unique custom pumpkin carvings that have been featured on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and displayed at MoMA and Yankee Stadium! Always a crowd pleaser, the Maniacs will bring their artistry back to AddamsFest to create new masterpieces before your very eyes.
THE WONDER GAME AREA
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
There’s lots of fun to be had on Quimby Street! Enjoy skee ball, cornhole, a claw machine filled with prizes and much more, all generously provided by our Family Fun Day sponsor, Wonder.
THE ADDAMSFEST ROCKS! YOUTH STAGE
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our AddamsFest stage will rock all day with the Westfield area's talented youth bands.
10:00am - Rockit Academy Band
11:00am - Valencia School of Music Band
12:00pm - Lucky Profit
1:00pm - Planet Honey, Controverts, & Lil' Cat (RMC Studios Rockshop Bands)
2:00pm - Burnt French Toast (RMC Studios Rockshop Band)
3:00pm - Clark School of Rock Band
4:00pm - Big Dogs and Twisted Rhythm (RMC Studios Rockshop Bands)
BEYOND QUIMBY: DON'T MISS THESE NEARBY ADDAMSFEST ATTRACTIONS
COMPLEMENTS: THE ART OF CHARLES ADDAMS AND SUZANNE HEILMANN
12:00 - 5:00 PM
They say that art imitates life. But sometimes art imitates other art, even if by coincidence. Artist and friend of the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation Suzanne Heilmann’s masterpieces get a special twist in this exhibit, which pairs her imaginative works alongside an artist who also had a flair for the extraordinary – Charles Addams. Like what you see? Suzanne Heilmann's art is available for purchase. Inquire at the Rialto.
FENCE ART BY NORMAN KIRBY
Corner of Broad and Central
On display October 16-31
Fabric, light and shade come together to form this extraordinary street art created by Jersey City artist Norman Kirby as part of AddamsFest and the Westfield Public Arts Commission. Norman's fence art is made by weaving six foot long strips of two inch wide canvas into chain link fences. The strips are tied together to make various visual elements. Preliminary drawings are usually made to get a sense of what the final fence art will look like. Shadows from the lines can sometimes be seen cast on the ground and/or a nearby wall, depending on the time of day. Wind can create movement within the installation, which is another surprise that can change based on weather elements.
AddamsFest thanks Stop & Shop for donating Family Fun Day goodies!