Westerleigh Folk Music & Art Festival

Westerleigh Folk Music & Art Festival Staten Island's original Roots music festival, celebrating the creative spirit of the borough!

If you missed the festival, but want to support we still have more WestFest 16 tees available! All proceeds help make We...
11/30/2023

If you missed the festival, but want to support we still have more WestFest 16 tees available! All proceeds help make WestFest 17 possible!

We have navy crew-necks and black v-neck necks. All tees are $25 each. Message us on social media or email us at [email protected] to order! 👕

PS: These make great Christmas gifts for WestFest fans!

WestFest 16 also had great vendors!
11/24/2023

WestFest 16 also had great vendors!

WestFest 16! Don't forget the people behind the scenes!
11/24/2023

WestFest 16! Don't forget the people behind the scenes!

11/24/2023

A wristwatch and a pair of children's gloves were left at the festival on Sunday. If you believe one of these items may be yours, please send us a message!

The 2023 Westerleigh Folk Music & Art Festival with Our Own Yokos, Monika Nova, Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir, The R...
11/23/2023

The 2023 Westerleigh Folk Music & Art Festival with Our Own Yokos, Monika Nova, Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir, The Rock-a-Silly Band, Brooke Riso, and Tropical Cozadera

Thank you all for coming out to WestFest 16 this year! It has been a rollercoaster planning this event three times, but ...
11/21/2023

Thank you all for coming out to WestFest 16 this year! It has been a rollercoaster planning this event three times, but nonetheless, Sunday was a blast!

Thank you to all of our performers, vendors, sponsors, staff, and volunteers. Without you, this event could not have been what it was! A special thanks to the Wagner High School volunteers who selflessly and efficiently did everything we asked of them!

And last - but certainly not least - a huge thank you to Jim for guiding us along throughout this process and for helping us smoothly transition into this new director role. Your expertise from running this for 15 years was invaluable to us! Your heart for this community cannot be contained!

We are so grateful to the community for supporting us and sticking with us throughout all of the changes. We are looking forward to WestFest 17 in 2024. Let's start praying for the weather NOW! 😉

With thankful hearts,
Brianna & Julia
Community Arts Commission Inc.

11/21/2023

Tropical Gozadera live at WestFest 16!

Great performances at the 16th Westerleigh Folk Music & Art Festival!
11/20/2023

Great performances at the 16th Westerleigh Folk Music & Art Festival!

The 16th Westerleigh Folk Festival is in the books! Thank you to all the bands, volunteers, vendors, directors, and all ...
11/20/2023

The 16th Westerleigh Folk Festival is in the books! Thank you to all the bands, volunteers, vendors, directors, and all who took part!

It’s on! The Westerleigh Folk Festival starts today at 12pm at Immanuel Union Church (698 Jewett Ave.)
11/19/2023

It’s on! The Westerleigh Folk Festival starts today at 12pm at Immanuel Union Church (698 Jewett Ave.)

WestFest 16 is FINALLY here! See you all at 12pm at Immanuel Union Church! ✨
11/19/2023

WestFest 16 is FINALLY here! See you all at 12pm at Immanuel Union Church! ✨

WestFest is only 4 days away! Come enjoy this free event that features live music, vendors face-painting, and more! 🔹 Su...
11/16/2023

WestFest is only 4 days away! Come enjoy this free event that features live music, vendors face-painting, and more!

🔹 Sunday, November 19th, 12-5pm
🔹 Immanuel Union Church (693 Jewett Ave)

Don’t forget to pick up one of our cool WestFest 16 souvenir tees!

Thank you to our WestFest 16 sponsors, Staten Island Arts and Donna Durazzo, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson! 💙Stat...
11/11/2023

Thank you to our WestFest 16 sponsors, Staten Island Arts and Donna Durazzo, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson! 💙

Staten Island Arts is a long-time supporter of the Westerleigh Folk Festival and of our other events and programs! We cannot say enough amazing things about this organization - they have been such a cornerstone in the community and are constantly working to build up the arts! To learn more about their mission, visit their website at statenislandarts.org!

Donna Durazzo is sponsoring for the first time this year and we are so grateful for her support! She is an incredible real estate agent who recently transferred to the DiTommaso Real Estate group. Please support those who give back to the community and consider using Donna's services for your real estate needs! She can be contacted at [email protected] or 917-208-7769.

Join us on November 19th for the 16th annual Westerleigh Folk Festival! ✨We will have live music, vendors, face painting...
11/06/2023

Join us on November 19th for the 16th annual Westerleigh Folk Festival! ✨

We will have live music, vendors, face painting, and more!

This is an indoor event and will be held at Immanuel Union Church in Westerleigh.

11/04/2023

I Want To Thank Everyone Who Bought A WestFest Tee Shirt. Your Support Helps Keep WestFest Alive . We Still Have More To Sell

Our new WestFest lawn sign. Crude, but it works.
11/03/2023

Our new WestFest lawn sign. Crude, but it works.

We have exciting news - we were able to secure an indoor venue and WESTFEST 16 IS BACK ON!We have scaled down a bit due ...
10/31/2023

We have exciting news - we were able to secure an indoor venue and WESTFEST 16 IS BACK ON!

We have scaled down a bit due to budget cuts and space limitations, but it's still going to be an incredible event! We will have live music, vendors, face painting, food, and more!

Date: Sunday, November 19th
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Immanuel Union Church

Third time's the charm! ✨

We have WestFest 16 shirts available for anyone interested! $25 each - message us or email us at communityartscommission...
10/18/2023

We have WestFest 16 shirts available for anyone interested! $25 each - message us or email us at [email protected] to purchase! 👕

Swipe to see both designs ➡️

Please note, these shirts were printed for the initial date and feature the original lineup. All proceeds from sales will help us recoup festival expenses.

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: Rory D'Lasnow 🎸Heralded as a “golden-voiced troubadour” and one of the “32 N.J. bands a...
10/07/2023

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: Rory D'Lasnow 🎸

Heralded as a “golden-voiced troubadour” and one of the “32 N.J. bands and artists you need to hear in 2022” by NJ.com, Rory D’Lasnow picked up his late father’s guitar upside-down and backwards at the age of six. Despite never turning his guitar right-side up, Rory’s unique contemplative sound has propelled him on to perform at some of the nation’s most distinguished venues and festivals from Mercury Lounge and Rockwood Music Hall in New York, Hotel Cafe and The Viper Room in Los Angeles, and The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival in his home state of New Jersey.

His penchant for evocative and vulnerable storytelling has earned him international radio airplay, opening slots for The Early November, Knuckle Puck, American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze, Actor/Musician Drake Bell, and John Corabi of Mötley Crüe/The Dead Daisies, and has garnered praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine, and Rolling Stone India. His new single "Real" is available on all streaming platforms now.

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: Brooke Riso 🎸Added to the lineup! Brooke Riso is an American born, NYC and NJ raised fr...
10/05/2023

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: Brooke Riso 🎸

Added to the lineup! Brooke Riso is an American born, NYC and NJ raised fresh new talent in the music industry.

She is as lovely and effervescent in her character as she is talented as a songwriter. Although only 23, Brooke is an old soul who prefers the classic folk-rock style of such lyrical soulful artists as Carol King, Jim Croce, and James Taylor with an edgy twist of Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morrisette.

While earning her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Minor in Music Technology from Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts, she honed her guitar playing, singing, songwriting and production skills and has been steadily gaining an ever-growing following on both social media and in-person live performances, playing frequently in venues across New Jersey and New York City.

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: HEGAZY 🇪🇬Added to the lineup! HEGAZY is a New-York–based duo featuring Egyptian-Italian...
10/04/2023

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: HEGAZY 🇪🇬

Added to the lineup! HEGAZY is a New-York–based duo featuring Egyptian-Italian twin sisters Leila and Omnia Hegazy. After parallel careers as solo artists, Leila, a vocally-driven R&B singer and Omnia, an outspoken pop-rock artist, blend together in a genre-bending pop/soul/rock vibe similar to the likes of Lianne La Havas, Emily King, Gary Clark Jr., and Alabama Shakes. The results: infectious pop melodies, soulful vocal harmonies, and heartfelt, unapologetic lyrics.

To date, HEGAZY has been featured by publications such as Rolling Stone and Pop Matters, and performed at venerated local and international venues, including NYC's Lincoln Center and the United Nations. The sisters’ band name is an ode to their late father, and his wish that they join forces musically, as well as the Egyptian heritage that shaped them. Leila and Omnia founded the band shortly after his passing in 2015, while sharing an apartment and writing songs together post-college.

Here is the updated flyer for WestFest 16!We had a few changes to the lineup due to the postponement, but we still have ...
10/03/2023

Here is the updated flyer for WestFest 16!

We had a few changes to the lineup due to the postponement, but we still have top-notch talent all day long! 🪕

We will see you all there! 😄

Chance Emerson HEGAZY Our Own Yokos Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir Monika Nova The Rock-a-Silly Band

Our new WestFest 16 update stickers are here. Message us if you have a sign and want a sticker.
10/01/2023

Our new WestFest 16 update stickers are here. Message us if you have a sign and want a sticker.

The new WestFest 16 date is here! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 14th from 11am-7pm. See you there! 🍁🍂
09/26/2023

The new WestFest 16 date is here! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 14th from 11am-7pm. See you there! 🍁🍂

Meet Chris & Talisa, the owners of Mambo's Kitchen and Grill. Let's all come together as a community and support their b...
09/23/2023

Meet Chris & Talisa, the owners of Mambo's Kitchen and Grill. Let's all come together as a community and support their business today! Delivery available!

They prepped 1,500 empanadas for the postponed event, so go grab some today! They are available in chicken + cheese, beef + cheese, and guava + cheese! 🥟

Call 718-801-8506 to order ahead! Located at 1903 Victory Boulevard in the Westerleigh neighborhood. Let them know the WestFest team sent you!

Unfortunately, after much consideration and deliberation, our team has decided to postpone tomorrow's festival due to sa...
09/22/2023

Unfortunately, after much consideration and deliberation, our team has decided to postpone tomorrow's festival due to safety concerns. 🌧️

That being said, we are working hard to secure a rain date and will keep you all posted. We still cannot wait for WestFest 16 to happen! 🙌🏻

Here it is: the official lineup for WestFest 16! 🌟As you can see, we have a full day of talent lined up, so you won't wa...
09/20/2023

Here it is: the official lineup for WestFest 16! 🌟

As you can see, we have a full day of talent lined up, so you won't want to miss a single performance!

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: Savannah Jaine👢Savannah Jaine is a dynamic artist based in NYC. A diligent workhorse fr...
09/19/2023

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: Savannah Jaine👢

Savannah Jaine is a dynamic artist based in NYC. A diligent workhorse from a young age, this America's Most Talented Kid's alum honed her chops as a contract vocalist working long hours on stage - and that unique and immense experience shows itself in her rich, resonant and powerful vocals.

A big believer in creating your own opportunities, she toured, busked and traded live music for beds at hostels throughout Europe. She blogged about her adventures all the way, building a following on social media.

In 2019, Savannah took a contract gig for a rock band in Dubai where she met British Guitarist and Producer Lee Meadows. Bonding over their love for Americana, Blues and 90's Country music, these two fire signs began writing and playing together at an Artist Residency in Ibiza, Spain. They played live music every day on Tik Tok, built a following and hosted the first Tik Tok Live Songwriter Rounds.

Her single “Sunshine & White Wine” was her first Editorial Placement. She is currently working with producer Chris Hope at Milkshed Studios in UK and her debut album "SLOWBURNBABY" will be released early 2023.

We are so excited to have Mambo's Kitchen and Grill cooking up some INCREDIBLE Latin cuisine for WestFest 16! Be sure to...
09/18/2023

We are so excited to have Mambo's Kitchen and Grill cooking up some INCREDIBLE Latin cuisine for WestFest 16! Be sure to visit their vendor booth Saturday - trust us, you've got to try this food for yourself! 🍛 🤤

Mambo's was recently opened in Westerleigh by owners Chris and Talisa. They are located just 5 minutes from the park, so support local small businesses! No need to wait until Saturday...

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: The Rock-a-Silly Band 🪁The Rock-A-Silly Band is a New York-based group whose unique mix...
09/18/2023

WestFest 16 Performer Spotlight: The Rock-a-Silly Band 🪁

The Rock-A-Silly Band is a New York-based group whose unique mixture of music and wacky comedy leaves children and their grown-ups laughing, clapping and dancing in the aisles.The band formed in 2010, and in that time they’ve played to happy families around the New York area, with shows in Central Park’s Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade, Manhattan’s Carl Schurz Park and the Staten Island Children’s Museum. The band has a home base at the Staten Island Zoo, where they’re a fixture at two of the zoo’s annual events. Groundhog's Day where their song “Staten Island Chuck” has become a fan favorite and the always sold out halloween tradition Spooktacular. Their new album “Let’s Get Silly” captures the banter and fun of their live performances, with songs like “Funky Monkey Dance” and “Cheers for the Broccoli” bringing joy to children and their families.

The Rock-A-Silly Band will be kicking off the festival at 11am, so be sure to arrive early!

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Immanuel Union Church . Jewett & Maine Avenue 693 Jewett Ave
New York, NY
10314

Opening Hours

11am - 7pm

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