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Summer Recap in Downtown Westfield

Summer Recap in Downtown Westfield
It was a busy season in Downtown Westfield!

The 21st Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival was a huge hit yet again, offering free live music every Tuesday night in July & August at five venues throughout the downtown. Read more. The DWC wishes to thank the attendees, Town of Westfield, DPW crew, PNC Plaza & First Baptist Church for the use of the venue spaces, and Trader Joe's for the water donations. 
 
The 16th annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza took place July 26. The 5K attracted 2,200 runners and 6,000 spectators for an evening of running, pizza, prizes, DJ and live music. Many thanks to our sponsors. Check out our great photos.
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Athleta Westfield Friends and Family Weekend Events, September 14 – 18

Athleta Westfield Friends and Family Weekend Events, September 14 – 18

Join Athleta Westfield for a Fun Friends and Family Weekend! 224 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620

Thursday, September 14

12–9pm Celebrate Bestfield Day with Chief Spirit Officer Meaghan Murphy! Athleta will be giving away prizes every hour donated by local businesses, the day will wrap up with a Ladies Night Out from 7–9pm featuring special guest Laurie Gelman who will be signing copies of her new book Class Mom, Mocktails provided by NosVino, Snacks provided by The Salad House of Westfield, and cookies provided by PeaPods Cookies! Books available now for purchase at the Town Book Store (270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535).

Friday, September 15

3–6pm Celebrate Teachers. All educators show your school ID and receive the Friends and Family Discount.

7:30–8:30pm Mother Daughter Zumba. Stop by early and shop before an energetic fun-filled class. Space is limited please RSVP 908.518.7620.

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NJWA Music Studio Prepares for Fall Session

        

New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio will begin its fall session on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  The Music Studio  provides instruction on all instruments and voice, for pre-school children through senior citizens, in a 30, 45 or 60 minute format. Instruction is provided for  strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, guitar and piano.  Students learn to read music, study scales, understand rhythm, interpret repertoire, and develop range, tone and technique.

 Solo and ensemble playing are included. Various music styles are introduced, including classical, contemporary and jazz. Proper breathing techniques, tone production, language, diction, projection and interpretation are an integral part  of the vocal instruction.

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The Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Finale Evening has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 30, 7-9pm due to rain

The Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Finale Evening has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 30, 7-9pm due to rain

Due to rain, Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival final evening has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 30, with an exciting lineup of live music. Come down and enjoy the free concerts!

Wednesday, August 30, marks the ninth and final night of the 21st Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in Westfield, NJ. Jazz performances will be held in four locations throughout the downtown from 7-9pm. This weekly summer event is brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), and has been running every Tuesday night in July and August. 


Performers on August 30 include: 

Gus Bardaji Group - East Broad St. and North Ave. W.

Carrie Jackson - Elm St.

Jazz Lobsters* - Quimby St.

La Balteuband - South Ave. W. and Westfield Ave., Foundation Park

 

* Enjoy a special closing celebration on Quimby St., which will be closed to traffic. 

While enjoying the musical performances of “Sweet Sounds Downtown”, enjoy dining at one of Westfield’s fine restaurants or shop and stroll through downtown. We hope to see you there!

For the entire 2017 Performance Schedule, click here

Back-To-School Shopping Guide

Back-To-School Shopping Guide

While we can't reverse online shopping trends, we encourage parents and kids to buy school supplies and other items in Downtown Westfield! Shopping locally for your kids, whether elementary or high school age, will help ensure that these stores stay in our town and continue to support our schools as well!

School Supplies:

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Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Renovations at Xocolatz

Xocolatz is excited to announce that they have begun their long awaited renovations! They planned a facelift for some time and finally have everything in place to begin the process. Their goal is to continue to bring you delicious, beautiful food, but now in a new, fresh space. They ask that you be patient with the process, as it may cause some early closings and/or inconveniences in the coming weeks. 235 Elmer St., 908.232.3962. www.xocolatznj.com

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Top Spots for Happy Hour

Top Spots for Happy Hour

Addams Tavern

Meet your friends and colleagues at the big bar and beautiful space at Addams Tavern. They have great wines by the glass and an ever changing specialty cocktail menu with seasonal ingredients. If you can't find a spot at the bar, head upstairs to their second bar area. 115 Elm St., 908.232.3201. www.addamstavern.com

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Sizzling August Best Bets

Sizzling August Best Bets

Shopping:

Jude Connally

The August Collection has arrived in Westfield!  Stop in today to shop this want now, wear now collection that you can take on vacation and into the fall season. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. www.judeconnally.com

 

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Sweet Sounds Jazz Festival Continues August 22 from 7-9pm

Sweet Sounds Jazz Festival Continues August 22 from 7-9pm

Sweet Sounds Jazz Festival continues Tuesday, August 22 from 7 until 9pm!

Tuesday, August 22, marks the eighth night of the 21st Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in Westfield, NJ. Jazz performances will be held in five locations throughout the downtown from 7-9pm. This weekly summer event is brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), and will continue every Tuesday night in July and August. Raindates will be held on Wednesdays.

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Tuesdays are Play Date Nights at Learning Express Toys

Tuesdays are Play Date Nights at Learning Express Toys

Learning Express is offering events for kids on Tuesday nights in summer before jazz. While the music plays in Downtown Westfield every Tuesday night in July & August from 7-9pm, bring the kids to Learning Express from 5:30pm & 6:30pm for arts and crafts activities/play dates. See the schedule below. Sign up by phone or online in advance. 908.233.1381. 104 Quimby St.

Sign up link: https://sites.google.com/site/learningexpresswestfield/events/sign-up-for-an-event

 

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