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FSJC July 3 2015 80 mediumThe New Jersey Workshop for the Arts will host a Family Mardi Gras and Gala Concert and Dinner on Sunday March 6 at 5:00 pm. The event will take place at Snuffy’s Pantagis, 250 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains.

The evening will feature performances by the band Watson and the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo. In addition to the professional music performances, the evening will showcase selected NJWA Music Studio students and ensembles, and will also feature a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing.

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How Can Our Downtown Thrive if Everyone Shops Online?

597d2a7624713c7d0c51749244e7bbd4 mediumPeople often ask us why there are vacancies in town and are curious about which stores are coming in next. Did you you ever stop to think that you, as a shopper, have a direct impact on the success of our retailers? Nationals as well as independent stores can exist and thrive in Westfield only if shoppers shop there.

Data shows that people are shopping online in increasing numbers each year. While it is convenient to shop online, our local national stores (such as Williams-Sonoma, GAP, Victoria's Secret, Lord & Taylor, etc.) can order items online for you and get credit for the sale.

Downtown needs your support more than ever. If you are considering an online purchase from one of our national brands, call or visit the store directly, as every sale counts. If you love your Downtown and want to see it thrive, then please shop locally!

Westfield Memorial Library hosts Armchair Art Tour and Backyard Gardening

Backyard Gardeining 2.27.16 medium(February 8, 2016) – On Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present “An Armchair Art Tour: Eternal Spring” and on Saturday, February 27 at 1:30 p.m., “Backyard Gardening will be presented. The Library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Eternal Spring will be presented by Michael Norris, PhD, who was an art educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for many years. Through his talk, audience members will be able to wander vicariously through fabulous private gardens, from ancient to medieval. He will discuss the art and plants of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its branch museum, the Cloisters. Dr. Morris earned his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego, and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has lectured on trips all over the world.

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Additional Drawing Class Added!

IMG 5015 mediumWe received such an overwhelming response to our drawing class with Bruce Waldman that we have added another to the schedule! Join us for this creative experience based on Bruce's book 'Everyone Can Draw'. This class is also for ALL LEVELS and will run for 6 weeks on Saturdays from 6-8pm beginning March 26.

Call sooner rather than later to REGISTER so you don't miss out!

**Payment is required to secure your spot.


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Food & Wine for February 2016

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CoolVines & Amuse are happy to welcome Camus Cognacs as they host an exclusive presentation of their Cognacs alongside a traditional 8-course French menu! Special guest, Daniel Tindal of Camus Cognacs, presents masterfully crafted Brandies made in the very heart of the Cognac region; curated and specially paired with Chef CJ Reycraft's most coveted winter dishes. Join them at 7pm, Wednesday, February 24 at Amuse in Westfield, 39 Elm St. $125 per person includes food, brandy, sommelier, tax and tip. For tickets call CoolVines at 908.232.5050 or visit

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Best Bets for February 2016

1 High Res mediumJude Connally Fall in love with Jude's new February Collection, just in time for Valentine's Day. Stop in to shop the collection with bright pinks and whites with pops of chocolate brown. Shop the all new Ella dress, bound to become a spring wardrobe essential. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. Bittersweet Designs Bittersweet has new spring jewelry in bright colors, handbags, scarves and candles, perfect for Valentine's Day gifts. Stop in and browse. Their winter clearance sale is still going on. Mention this newsletter and receive 15% off your purchase. 212 Lenox Ave., 908.389.0330. Facebook

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Barber Buzz: Mr. J Celebrates 50 Years

mr j barber shop joe aprile from Darren A on Yelp cropped mediumThe Mayor, DWC and GWACC will honor Joe Aprile, owner of Mr. J Barber Shop, this Saturday, February 6 at 11am. Stop in to celebrate this business and its owner who have been in the same location in Westfield for 50 years! 607 South Ave. W., 908.232.8879. Read more about Mr. J with photos from Darren Altman Photography on Facebook.

Dine Out Westfield is Coming February 28 - March 10

DIne Out logo 1 27 16 mediumThe Downtown Westfield Corporation is pleased to sponsor Dine Out Westfield, this year's Winter Restaurant Week event Sunday, February 28 - Thursday, March 10, 2016 (two weeks excluding Friday and Saturday). Diners can enjoy a two-course lunch menu and a two or three course dinner menu at fixed prices from Westfield best restaurants. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included. Enjoy menus in advance and daily drawings to enhance your dining experience!

New this year are online menus. Each participating restaurant's menus are published in advance for you to review before making your reservation.

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Westfield Memorial Library Foundation Creates Bookplates for Children

BOOKPLATE fall4 medium(February 3, 2016) – The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to announce that beginning February 10, patrons will be able to purchase bookplates that can be affixed to their children’s favorite library books. The bookplates, which are a fundraising project of the Westfield Memorial Library Foundation (WMLF), are designed by local artist Linnea Rhodes.

All of the bookplates represent a season because as the bookplates proclaim, “It’s always the season for reading!” They cost $10 each, or are three for $25. Children can choose their favorite library book and then bring it to the staff of the Circulation Desk, who will write the child’s name in the book. Anyone who visits the Children’s Desk can also pick up a bookmark with the same artwork, and view a donated piece of artwork representing the alphabet, also by Ms. Rhodes.

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