GOMEZ'S lecture series
presented by premier sponsor
Cemeteries, cartoons, crossbows, cars…these are just a few topics that piqued Charles Addams' interests. Each year, AddamsFest explores different facets of Addams' life through conversations and explorations with artists, scholars and entertainers.
CHATTING WITH CHARLIE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:00pm
The CENTER FOR CREATIVITY AT THE RIALTO
250 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ
In 1981, Charles Addams sat down with PBS’s John Callaway for a sprawling conversation about the artistic process, his life growing up in Westfield, NJ, and all things Addams. Join us for a screening of this interview.
Following the interview, light refreshments will be served while guests enjoy a private tour of Evolution: Charles Addams and the Artistic Process exhibit and a Q & A with Executive Director of the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation, Kevin Miserocchi.
Tickets are $15 per person, and will available by advance purchase on our website, beginning Friday, October 7, at 7:00 PM. All tickets are non-refundable.
This program is made possible in part by a 2022 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of County Commissioners, and is also brought to you in partership with Atlantic Health.
LANTERN TOURS AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WESTFIELD BURIAL GROUNDS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
TOURS RUN IN 10-MINUTE INTERVALS FROM 5:00 - 6:30PM
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5 PER PERSON/$10 PER FAMILY
pre-registration recommended. walk-ins welcome.
SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR ON THEIR EVENT WEBSITE
While other kids his age were out frolicking with friends, a young Charles Addams spent his time hanging out in Westfield's oldest cemetery, The Presbyterian Church of Westfield's Burial Grounds (of course he did).
What was the allure for young Charlie? Find out during a lantern tour of these historic grounds hosted by the people who know it best, members of The Presbyterian Church of Westfield. Tours last approximately 20 minutes. See their schedule to find a time slot that works for you!
SEANCE AT THE TAVERN
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7:00 - 10:00
115 elm Street, Westfield, NJ
In the early 1900’s, people spent untold sums to communicate with their dearly departed. In our private quarters at Addams Tavern, with the help of the spirits and wizardry, we will explore the history of spiritualism, communicate with the spirits, and pursue the limits of macabre reality. PRECISELY how Charles Addams would have wanted.
Advance tickets will be sold on our website beginning Sunday, October 9, at 7:00 PM. The price is $100 per person, which includes an interactive evening of summoning the spirits, as well as a full dinner and signature cocktail. This event is for guests ages 21+. All tickets are non-refundable.