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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!

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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

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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.


Performers on August 22 include: 

- Mike Neer's Steelonious

- Mauricio de Souza & Bossa Brasil (pictured in photo)

- Dave Leonhardt Trio

- Watson

- Ali Ryerson

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 downtown!

 

For the entire 2017 Performance Schedule, click here

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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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Shop at the Annual Sidewalk Sale Days July 20-22

Shop at the Annual Sidewalk Sale Days July 20-22

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) welcomes you to shop at the annual Sidewalk Sale Days which will take place Thursday, July 20 - Saturday, July 22. Enjoy the shopping festivities as retailers once again bring their merchandise out on the sidewalks as well as inside their stores! Get ready for summer with great items at discounted prices! Shop locally, rain or shine. 

Innovative Music Class for Young Musicians Offered at the NJWA

The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio is presently offering a new and innovative program for very young musicians.

Intended for toddlers, preschoolers, and children to age 9, Music FunTime students will use musical crafts, worksheets, games and instruments in an exciting way to explore the arts. The  program is based on Johns Hopkins Research that very young children can learn to read music notation and play musical instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science.

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Sweet Sounds & Subs at Jersey Mike's

Sweet Sounds & Subs at Jersey Mike's

Jersey Mike's Subs is running a promotion in parallel to Westfield's Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival. On Tuesday nights from 6-9pm in July and August, stop by Jersey Mike's and get a regular sub and 22 oz. fountain drink for only $7.95 plus tax. Raindate is Wednesday when the jazz festival is postponed to Wednesday as well. We love the cross promotion with this very popular live music event. Enjoy the delicious subs along with the jazz! 144 E. Broad St., 908.233.6002.   

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Summer Fitness Specials

Summer Fitness Specials

The Bar Method

Enjoy a Student special at POE with 30 days of unlimited classes for only $75. Ages 13 and up, all classes are eligible. Call or stop by the studio to sign up. A student identification is required. 105 Elm St., 908.232.0746. www.westfield.barmethod.com 

Poe Yoga 

Poe is offering special Summer Memberships with unlimited classes for the entire summer to teachers and students. Pay $199 for unlimited yoga classes, $199 for fire barre, $249 for yoga & fire barre. Your card activates upon first visit. With these packages, you pay the one time price and take unlimited classes all summer until Labor Day. (Normally unlimited memberships are monthly and start at $150 per month.) Students or teachers must show their ID when purchasing. 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. www.poeyoga.com 

Athleta

Athleta is offering a Girls Summer Camp Series: Every Tuesday morning from July 11 to August 15, join Athleta for an hour of fun between 8:45 and 9:45am. With different health and fitness professionals each week, your child will engage in activities ranging from Yoga, Strength Exercise, Self Motivation, and Arts and Crafts. The kids will have a blast! Space is limited, so sign up today by calling the store. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. www.athleta.net 

Satsang Yoga Studio

Your OM away from home in the heart of Downtown Westfield, Satsang is offering a special workshop for families on July 15 from 10:30am-11:30am. Enjoy this great way to spend an hour with your kids having fun and learning yoga. Cost is $25/family and is best suited for children 4-10 years old. In addition, Satsang has a special offer for college students -- 10% off class cards all summer long with current student id. 235 E. Broad St., 2nd floor, 908.789.7203. 

www.satsangyogastudio.com 

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic

All are welcome to attend their Summer series "Free Open Air Gyrokinesis Classes" at Tamaques Park, Fridays at 10am (weather permitting). Advance sign up is required. Check their online scheduler for days and times. 111 Quimby St., 908.288.7551. www.rvgyrotonic.com