Thousands Turn Out for 2021 Return of Garwood Still Rocks!

Thousands turned out on a sun splashed Sunday afternoon for the much-ballyhooed return of Garwood Still Rocks! in Downtown Garwood, NJ.  Thanks to the efforts of its key sponsor Vermella at Garwood Station, the wildly popular street fair, music festival and car show took place on Sunday, September 19th, the first time Garwood Still Rocks! was held in the fall.

Organized by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC), the fun-filled, family-oriented event was highlighted by an all-day live stage, entertainment, vendors, and festival food including many area favorite food trucks.  Artisans and craftspeople displayed paintings, pottery, photography, handmade jewelry, furniture, and many other unique gifts. The classic car show hosted by “Hot Rod Mike” drew 130 cars.  There was also a Beer and Wine Garden.

Annually one of the most popular events in Union County, NJ, Garwood Still Rocks! returned after last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic.    Supported by Vermella at Garwood Station, the new luxury rental community from Russo Development, Garwood Still Rocks! welcomed attendees to Center Street for the first time since June, 2019.  This was the 7th time the event has been held in Garwood.

Vermella at Garwood Station will feature 296 stylish apartments and an impressive 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities.  Leasing is expected to open shortly for the community, which is located at 450 South Avenue, adjacent to the New Jersey Transit train station.

“We were delighted to help support this wonderful event,” said Ed Russo, Chief Executive Officer of Russo Development.  “This annual gathering of residents and visitors in a family-oriented setting enjoying so many of the things that make Garwood special is a great example of the strong sense of community that exists here which attracted us to this close-knit neighborhood.  We came to town to be an active, contributing neighbor, and assisting Garwood Still Rocks! exemplifies that commitment.”

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce

For over 70 years, GWACC (the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce) has been connecting commerce and community. The GWACC promotes the economic prosperity of businesses primarily in Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. It is the largest association of businesses and nonprofits in our area. Members include business owners, professionals, managers, and operators. Membership cultivates the opportunity to build relationships, partner, make referrals, increase business, attend lunch, and learns, and support the community. For more information about the GWACC, visit You can also call the office at 908-233-3021 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Our office is now located at 212 Lenox Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090

Vermella at Garwood Station

Vermella at Garwood Station is a new collection of 296 stylish apartments and an incredible 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities scheduled to debut this fall.  Well-appointed studio, one- and two-bedroom residences are in a distinctive four-story building, with select apartments featuring private balconies, terraces, and private entrances.  The community will also add 19,000 square feet of retail including restaurants, coffee shops, and other conveniences to serve the Garwood community at large.  It is the latest addition to Russo Development’s highly popular brand of state-wide Vermella lifestyle communities located in Kearny, Harrison, Union, Verona, Waldwick, and Lyndhurst, with new locations in Woodbridge, Hackensack, and Orange on the way. Visit for more information on the celebrated Vermella lifestyle.


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