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Kids Discover Music, Art, Dance & Drama at the Summer Arts Workshop

Kids Discover Music, Art, Dance & Drama at the Summer Arts Workshop

Summer is a perfect time for children of all ages to explore their creativity and discover something new.  The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts is giving those children a spectacular opportunity to unleash their inner artist at the 2018 Summer Arts Workshop, a day camp located in beautiful downtown Westfield.

Running from July 9 to 27, the program will provide students of all abilities and interests, from ages 4 to 18, the opportunity to explore the visual and performing arts at a variety of different camp options.

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Girls' Day & Night Registration Now Open!

Girls' Day & Night Registration Now Open!

Girls' Day & Night Out in Downtown Westfield will take place May 10, 2018, all day and evening unitl 9pm.

Shop for Mother's Day, party with your girlfriends, pamper yourself with promotions, and relax with complimentary refreshments and entertainment as you stroll among the retailers and restaurants in stylish Downtown Westfield, NJ. 

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, this annual Girls' Day & Night Out event welcomes ladies to enjoy festivities all day for shopping and refreshments until 9pm.

FREE SHOPPER PARKING DURING GIRLS' DAY & NIGHT OUT: Parking is free all day & night on May 10 at on-street meters and parking lots, compliments of the Town of Westfield.

The first 1,500 lucky ladies to register receive a complimentary gift from Downtown Westfield Corporation (a secret until arrival)! Registration and gift pick-up will be 11am-1pm (day) and 5pm-7:30pm (night) at a location TBD. Rain or shine. Don't miss it. 

Thank you to our 2018 Bag Sponsors: David Realty Group and Athleta.

Look for a brochure of participating businesses and their promotions as we get closer to the event date. 

REGISTER NOW!

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NJWA Helps You Fill Baskets for Music Lovers

With the approach of the Easter season, you can easily find items to accompany those chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks to fill the Easter baskets with items that reflect the interests of the recipient.

The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio can help you with the perfect gifts for those who love music. Whether the recipient is an actual musician, or  a person who loves anything associated with the world of music, the Music Studio may have an option for you. 

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Chamber Wind Ensemble at the NJWA Music Studio

Chamber Wind Ensemble at the NJWA Music Studio

The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio is offering an opportunity for young musicians to play in its new Chamber Wind Ensemble.

The group, for those who play woodwinds, brass or percussion instruments, will meet on Saturdays, from 11:00 am to 11:30 am, with an arrival time at 10:45 am for set up. There will be 14 sessions, from March 17 to June 23, 2018.

Those who wish to perform with the ensemble must have the ability to play a one octave B flat major scale. The Chamber Wind Ensemble will be directed by Ted Schlosberg, Ed.D.  

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Fitness Corner

Fitness Corner

The Bar Method

Come try The Bar Method -- New clients pay only $89 for 30 days of Unlimited Classes! Plus, new class options have been added: Level 1 for beginners, cardio-focused Bar Move and advanced Level 2. On- site childcare is available too! 105 Elm St., 908.232.0746. www.barmethod.com/locations/westfield 

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Beauty Promotions

Beauty Promotions

Bella Organici 

Enjoy Happy Hour Facials at Bella Organici on Thursdays from 4pm-7pm for $69. This includes extractions and custom organic face mask. The salon also welcomes Dr. Dicarlo on Thursdays for all your Botox and juvederm needs. Their skin bar that creates custom skin care (washes, soaps, perfume rollers, sage bundles, etc.) by their in-house cerfified herbalist is open Mondays 9-11am, Wednesdays 9-11am & Thursdays 4:30-6:30. This month they are also launching a new farm to face campaign. Stay tuned for details. 519 South Ave. W., 908.313.8232.
www.bellaorganici.com 

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Best Bets

Best Bets

Westfield Pride:

The Farmhouse Store
The Farmhouse Store (FHS) recently commissioned an illustrator to create an original piece of art inspired by the Downtown Westfield neighborhood. This artist has created work for Mountain Dew, Adobe, Nickelodeon, Turner Broadcasting, Pepsi, Blue Moon Beer, and other national brands. FHS is so pleased with the vibrant, three-color image that he produced of our local street-scape. The image, full of Westfield landmarks and locations, is available as a 4" x 6" postcard, a 12" x 16" print, and a 24" x 36" poster. 221 E. Broad St.,908.654.0444.
www.facebook.com/thefarmhousestore  

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Food & Wine

Food & Wine

There are sweet treats for Easter and spices for St. Patrick's Day, plus many happenings in our restaurants this month.

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Kilwins
Kilwins Westfield is your one stop shop for all your Easter needs. Whether your preference is milk, dark or white chocolate, they have something special for your family. Stop by and let one of their associates put together a beautiful Easter basket for you. 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476.
www.facebook.com/KilwinsWestfield

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Celebrate with the Irish in Westfield

Celebrate with the Irish in Westfield

Celebrate with the Irish in Westfield!

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! There are lots of things to eat, drink and enjoy this month in Downtown Westfield to get into the lucky spirit. The following restaurants and merchants are going green in some way on that day. Erin go Bragh!

Savor a green apple martini at Akai Sushi Lounge (10E. Broad St., 908.264.8660).

Head to Bridget's Irish Cottage (15 E. Broad St., 908.789.0909) for all things Irish - jewelry, clothing & more.

Enjoy Lucky Charms cupcakes and themed cakes at Carlo's Bakery (21 E. Broad St., 908.228.5525).

Get your Irish soda bread and shamrock & green sprinkle cookies at Bovella's Pastry Shoppe (101 E. Broad St., 908.232.4149).

Get green bagels at Manhattan Bagel (210 South Ave. W., 908.654.0525).

Try an Irish whiskey or a pint of Guinness at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro (16 Prospect St., 908.232.7320).

Sip an Irish coffee at Sweet Waters Steak House (43 Elm St., 908.317.2599).

Pick up corned beef curing and pickling salts and spices at Savory Spice Shop (138 E. Broad St., 908.264.8947).

Town of Westfield Announces Plans to Survey Residents and Renovate Train Station Kiosk

Town of Westfield Announces Plans to Survey Residents and Renovate Train Station Kiosk

Built in the early 1900s, Westfield’s train station kiosk has long been an area where members of the community gather and greet each other.  Originally located on the north side of the tracks, the kiosk was used to sell newspapers and postcards to early travelers and at one point served as a taxi stand for out-of-town visitors.

The kiosk was moved to the south side lot several decades ago and became well known as a “Coffee Hut” until it closed in July 2016. Today the current administration, together with the Downtown Westfield Corporation, is announcing plans to identify the best use of the kiosk through a resident survey. Once the results of the survey are in, the information will help guide the RFP process to solicit businesses and partner in renovating the structure.

As a former commuter herself, Mayor Shelley Brindle would like to see the kiosk reopen.

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