The James Ward Mansion
169 E. Broad Street

Westfield, NJ 07090


Via Car: 

Click here for Google Map directions.

Click here for directions on Westfield's official website.

Via Train (NJ Transit): 

The James Ward Mansion is located only a 5-minute walk away from Westfield Train Station, which serves NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line​. Only a 40-minute train ride from New York City, those traveling to/from NYC will need to transfer at Newark Penn Station.


Parking is available as on-street parking and in various public parking lots walking-distance from venue (see map below).

Click here for parking information from Westfield's official website.

The Town of Westfield offers the following FREE parking options:

  • FREE parking in permit spaces after 10:00 AM in Lot #3 (South Avenue Train lot).

  • FREE parking is available on Saturdays in Lot #3 and Lot #8 at non-numbered, non-metered permit spots, and at orange bagged employee permit spaces on Orchard St., Elm St. and Ferris Place.

  • Downtown Westfield always offers FREE parking in ALL spaces on Sundays.

Our recommendation for the least busiest parking lot is Lot #3 (South Avenue Train lot) and parking south of the NJTransit train tracks. The James Ward Mansion is just a short walk away.



Please note that the front entrance of the James Ward Mansion uses a flight of stairs to enter the venue. If you require handicap elevator access, there is an elevator located in the back entrance of the building (around the corner on Elm St.) and will require a staff member to assist. Please let our volunteers on-site know if you need assistance.


Westfield International Film Festival is glad to be a part of the bustling downtown district of Westfield, NJ!  The town offers one of the most vibrant shopping and dining destinations in the state, which gives our audiences plenty to do in between screenings and parties!

Click here for a list of all dining establishments in downtown Westfield, many of which are walking distance from our venue, The James Ward Mansion.


All hotels listed below are less than a 15-minute drive from our venue, the James Ward Mansion (ordered by distance).


Best Western Westfield Inn

3 minutes (Walking Distance - 0.1 mi)

Address: 435 N Ave W Westfield, NJ 07090

Phone: 908-654-5600

Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark-Cranford

13 minutes (4.7 mi)

Address: 2 Jackson Dr, Cranford, NJ 07016

Phone: 908-709-1980

Watt Hotel

15 minutes (6.0 mi)

Address: 1403 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065

Phone: 732-515-5505

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