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Charles Addams:

A New York State of Mind

Thursday, October 29 @ 7:30pm

The James Ward Mansion

169 East Broad Street, Westfield


Missing Manhattan amidst the pandemic? We’re bringing the energy of the city to Westfield during AddamsFest!


Tee & Charles Addams Foundation Director Kevin Miserocchi sits down with Westfield resident and Inside Edition correspondent Les Trent for an intimate fireside chat about the saucy side of his friend Charlie’s life in New York City, and a new collection of Addams’ cartoons, Addams’ Apple: The New York Cartoons of Charles Addams. The book features 150 illustrations, some of which have never been published before, of Addams’ beloved New York and the people, buildings and institutions that endeared the city to both Addams and Westfielders alike.

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The Addams Bust

​Kevin Miserocchi will also present a specially commissioned, forged bronze bust of Charles Addams to the Town of Westfield in honor of its 300th anniversary and to commemorate Westfield’s place in Addams’ life and art.

Attend in Two Ways
  1. In-Person - A limited number of tickets will include admission to the event at the James Ward Mansion, a copy of Addams’ Apple: The New York Cartoons of Charles Addams, a signature cocktail and an appetizer.

    The Ward Mansion’s large ballroom safely allows for seated, socially distanced guests, who will be able to ask questions during the event. All attendees must follow public health protocols. Maximum of 2 tickets per transaction. Tickets will be sold for $50 each on this page beginning Thursday, October 22 at 8:00PM.

  2. Virtual - The event will be streamed on Facebook Live at no cost. Participants must submit questions for consideration using the form below no later than October 28.


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Tour the Swamp

In anticipation of the event, get a rarely seen glimpse of Charles and Tee Addams’ home in the Hamptons (“The Swamp”) -- including the pet cemetery where they were buried along with 35 pet cats and dogs, and a residence featuring a curious collection of skeletons (human and otherwise), embalmed bats, swords, flasks, photos with famous friends, and so much more. 

Order a Copy of Addams’ Apple:
The New York Cartoons of Charles Addams

Can’t attend the in-person event but want to purchase the book? Order it from the Town Book Store through November 7 and receive a 13% discount (BOO!). Contact the Town Book Store at or 908-233-3535 to order your book.

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