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Register Now for Summer Chamber Music Camp at New Jersey Workshop for the Arts

Register Now for Summer Chamber Music Camp at New Jersey Workshop for the Arts

Calling all young instrumentalists! In July, the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) is proud to present the "Virtuoso Chamber Music Camp." Students aged 8 to 18 (grades 3-12) who play string, wind or brass instruments are encouraged to sign up for this fully immersive musical experience. 

Students will expand their musical skills by performing chamber music in small groups, exploring music history and brushing up on their music theory and sight-reading. There will be a performance on the last day. The camp will be coached by master teachers Dr. Ted Schlosberg, Janet Lyman, Rosemary Topar and David Hilton.

The Virtuoso Chamber Music Camp will run Monday-Friday afternoons from July 9 - 27, 2018 (1-4 pm). Students can register for one, two or all three weeks of camp. Tuition is $695 for the full three-week program, which is presented as part of the NJWA Summer Arts Workshop. The camp is located at the NJWA Music Studio at 150-152 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ.

Register online by visiting njwasummerworkshop.com, or contact the NJWA for more information by calling 908-518-1551, emailing njwa.summerworkshop@gmail.com, or stopping by the Music Studio at 150-152 E. Broad Street. The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Chris Prasek Joins DWC as Summer Intern Thanks to a Westfield Foundation Grant

Chris Prasek Joins DWC as Summer Intern Thanks to a Westfield Foundation Grant

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), with assistance of a Westfield Foundation grant, has hired Chris Prasek for their summer intern position. The Westfield Foundation grants provide non-profit and civic organizations with financial assistance to provide summer employment to an area student.  The DWC has been fortunate to have this assistance available for many years.  Particularly during the busy summer months, the intern position is critical to downtown promotional activities such as the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz festivals, Second Sundays, Customer Appreciation Days, and the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza. Chris has been assisting the DWC in prior summers on a periodic part-time basis during jazz nights and the Pizza Run as well as taking care of the flower baskets on Central Avenue and the storefronts placed by the DWC.

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DWC Thanks Everyone for a Successful Yoga on Quimby Event!

DWC Thanks Everyone for a Successful Yoga on Quimby Event!

The first event of Downtown Westfield Corporation's new 'Second Sundays' series kicked off with Yoga on Quimby Sunday, June 10. 

Quimby Street was closed off and designated for pedestrians only for several hours Sunday for the Wellness in the Street free yoga class. Kika Stretch Studio opened up the event by leading a light opening stretch, and Satsang Yoga and Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio led participants in a one-hour practice.

Tables and tents were set up with demonstrations and signups for special deals with the participating businesses. Westfield businesses who came out included Ono Bowls, Club Pilates, Everlasting Haven Spa & Wellness Studio, Just Bead Yourself, Little Nest Portraits, R Studio Lash Spa, Athleta, The Bar Method, Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics, Mindfulness for Kids, Brassy Buddha Yoga, Satsang Yoga and Kika Stretch Studio..

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) would like to thank all the participants who came out to enjoy the yoga and community spirit as well as the businesses who collaborated to make this event a success! Special thanks to Tricia Caminos from Ono Bowls for spearheading the effort and chairing the Yoga on Quimby DWC Promotions Sub-Committee. 

The next Second Sunday event is 'Christmas in July' and will take place on Sunday, July 8, 2018.

The landmark Arcanum Hall is getting a restoration facelift

The landmark Arcanum Hall is getting a restoration facelift

Scaffolding has arrived around the 1892 Arcanum Hall in order for some much needed work on the façade of the building.  The property owners are making a huge investment in new second floor windows, restoration work on the rotunda, and well as new awnings, lighting and painting of trim on the exterior.  Thanks to the DWC Façade Renovation Incentive Grant program, the DWC Design Committee has been working with the owner, architect, tenants, and PEM Construction of Westfield which is overseeing the work.  Stay tuned for exciting new changes to a beautiful downtown gem!  

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This Place Matters

This Place Matters

The Westfield Media Council has developed a new video to showcase our town and its participation in the national campaign, The Place MattersThis Place Matters encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities and share their efforts at #thisplacematters on social media.

 

Check it out here:

https://vimeo.com/273242213/c3d645fa37?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749

NJWA Flute Ensemble Registers for Summer Session

The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio will offer a Flute Ensemble this summer for flute players of all ages, with a minimum age of 12. Auditions for the musical group will take place on June 19, at 5:00 pm at the NJWA Music Studio. The ensemble will run until August 2 and perform at various locations in downtown Westfield. Players should have at least one year of playing experience on the flute.  They should be able to play scales in C Major, F Major, B Flat Major, G Major and a 2 Octave Chromatic Scale.

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Top 10 List: Father's Day Gift Ideas

Top 10 List: Father's Day Gift Ideas

Surprise Dad with something that's just his style. From beverage dispensers, airfryers, BBQ spices, and books to running shoes, boxers and a shave, Downtown Westfield has present worthy picks that will make his day.

1. Rock Beverage Dispenser from The Farmhouse Store

Stop into The Farmhouse Store for a stone beverage dispenser from Funky Rock Designs. Put in any wine or booze bottle and pull the lever to fill up your glass! A great gift at $137.99. They also carry mermaid bottle openers, infusion blend kits to make flavored spirits, golf themed paper weights, novelty (Dad, BBQ) socks and manly soap from Duke Canon.  221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444. www.thefarmhousestore.com 

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Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Latest news and tidbits from our restaurants and food related retailers.

 

Mulberry House on Channel 12 News

News 12 New Jersey stopped by to interview owner Jenna DeLorenzi about English tea and cuisine for the Royal Wedding! Mulberry House owner Jenna Delorenzi worked on catering orders all week as NJ residents prepared for Royal wedding watch parties. Watch the segment here! 415 Westfield Ave., 908.233.3562. www.mulberryhouserestaurant.com 

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Best Bets

Best Bets

Here are some of our favorite deals, news and promotions for June:

 

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Betty Gallagher Antiques

After 40 wonderful years, Betty Gallagher will be retiring and closing. Everything is greatly reduced. Stop by, they'd love to see you! 266 E. Broad St, 908.654.4222.

 

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Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in Westfield Kicks Off July 3rd

Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival in Westfield Kicks Off July 3rd

Live Music Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7-9pm

Tuesday, July 3rd marks the first night of the 22nd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC). Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7pm to 9pm. Raindates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

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