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New Outdoor Space to Eat & Drink at NosVino

New Outdoor Space to Eat & Drink at NosVino

With Jazz Festival coming to Westfield every Tuesday night in July and August, it’s good to know that NosVino now has outdoor seating for its customers! Having acquired a sidewalk café license, they provide an outdoor space for people to eat, drink and enjoy snacks along with their great wine and craft beer.

Whether you're waiting for a table to open at your favorite restaurant, looking for a spot to sit, sip and relax, in need of that perfect rendez-vous spot for date night or making sure the evening doesn't end when dinner is over ... NosVino offers a new option.

You know them for the best wine and craft beer in the area. Now you can also help yourself to a selection of cheeses, charcuterie, crackers, jams and chocolates. Purchase what you want inside and then sit outside at one of their tables and serve yourself!

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Rail Coalition Urges Funding for Gateway Project

Rail Coalition Urges Funding for Gateway Project

The President’s Transportation Infrastructure plan is being rolled out this week, and for New Jersey that means that all eyes should be on securing funding for the long-awaited Gateway Project, according to the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition.

“The Gateway Project is the most important transportation infrastructure project in the United States and includes new Hudson River tunnels, the Portal Bridge replacement, and reconstruction of New York’s Penn Station,” said Somerset County Freeholder Director and Rail Coalition Chairman Peter S. Palmer.

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NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Registering for 2017

NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Registering for 2017

As the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Summer Symphony begins its 18th. season, director Janet Lyman shows her enthusiasm  for  this popular group.

She commented “We will be playing a lot of great music this summer.  There will be operas, overtures, symphonies, and the best of the masters.  Come play with us.”     

Qualified instrumentalists  of all ages may register  to perform with this  prominent   music group. String players should be able to play 5 scales in 2 octaves.  Woodwind and brass players should be prepared to play in the keys of C, G, D, F and Bb. Percussionists who play snare drum, bass drum, timpani and trap are also needed.  Tuition for the summer orchestra is $175. All musicians are asked to bring a music stand to rehearsal. 

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Flower Baskets Have Arrived!

Flower Baskets Have Arrived!

Beautiful hanging baskets of flowers have arrived downtown! Thanks to the DWC for funding the flowers, Williams Nursery for supplying them, and most importantly the DPW (Craig Gibson and crew Rock Stewart, Omar Lucas, Vinny Brodo) for hanging them! 

Video Corner

Video Corner

Enjoy a short video about Westfield's connection to the Addams Family:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSgQbvmwvRA

 

See Daniel Damesek's recent video blog about Di Farina Pizzeria: https://vimeo.com/217422384  

Customer Appreciation Days in Westfield are Coming June 22-25

Customer Appreciation Days in Westfield are Coming June 22-25

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) welcomes the community to shop at the Customer Appreciation Sale Days from Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25. Retailers will have sales inside their stores and some will have their merchandise out on the sidewalks of Downtown Westfield. Inside and out will be filled with great items at discounted prices. Get ready for summer with bargains! Shop locally, rain or shine. 

Here is a sampling of sales for the day:


- Blue Jasmine will be offering 20-40% off select merchandise in honor of Customer Appreciation Day. Before heading to the shore for the summer, stock up on beach house decor to adorn your getaway, including Blue Jasmine's curated terrariums. www.bluejasminedesign.com

- Patricia and Paul would like to show their appreciation to customers for their love and support by offering 20% off your entire order. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on all your salad, BBQ, marinating, entertaining and hostess gifts. www.Patriciaandpaul.com 

- SOLE Shoes celebrates summer and invites you to pick up fashion's latest looks for your whole family at season's best prices. Sidewalk AND indoor sales. www.facebook.com/ItalianSOLE

- Castle Bootery will be offering many selections of shoes at $29.99 and up starting on June 19. Stock up on all your kids sneakers and sandals as part of this special sale. www.castlebootery.com

- Evalyn Dunn Gallery will show their appreciation to loyal customers with up to 50% off on selected items. www.evalyndunngallery.com

- South Moon Under will have a promotion with 40% off all sale items. www.southmoonunder.com

American Shoe Repair will have their much anticipated sidewalk sale of luggage and North Face apparel. 

- Lucky Brand is offering $25 off your purchase of $100 and it may be combined with special in store promotions. Take an additional 50% of already marked down clearance items. Select jeans for $29.99. www.luckybrand.com

- Jude Connally will offer customers a free small JC cosmetic bag with any purchase over $150 and a large cosmetic bag with any purchase over $300. www.judeconnally.com  

Learning Express Westfield will have a table set up outside (or in if it rains) with items 50%-75% off retail price. www.learningexpress.com 

- The Bar Method of Westfield welcomes you to bring a friend to class  for FREE during Customer Appreciation Days. All classes are eligible. Call or email the studio to sign up your guest! www.westfield.barmethod.com

- Jersey Boutique Spa is offering a FREE 1.5 hour facial ($150 value) with any $75 product purchase, 20%-40% off all retail items, and a FREE makeup application with any $40 makeup product purchase ($75 value). www.jerseyboutiquespa.com  

- Club Pilates Westfield welcomes you to check out the studio, sign up for a demo class, and receive 20% off all merchandise. www.clubpilates.com/westfield 

NosVino is offering new & exciting tastings & specials all weekend long, plus extra in-store events scheduled Thursday thru Sunday with great deals to match. www.nosvino.com 

- Alex and Ani is hosting NJLN (New Jersey League for Nursing) on Thursday, June 22 and donating 15% of sales from any customers shopping from 5-7pm. Their Charity Clearance sale begins June 23. www.alexandani.com 

- Juxtapose Gallery would like to thank all of their loyal customers by offering deep discounts on select frames and artwork that will be displayed both outside and inside of the gallery during Customer Appreciation Days! www.facebook.com/juxtaposegallery

Ann Taylor weekend promotion is 40% off entire purchase (through Sunday, June 25). Their Customer Appreciation Special Event for Saturday, June 24 from 11 am until 6 pm will be 40% + an additional 15% for Ann Taylor card holders. If you do not have an Ann Taylor Credit Card just open one and receive the additional 15%. Show this post and receive an additional 10% off. www.anntaylor.com

 

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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

Jude Connally

Jude has perfect gifts for that awesome teacher or graduating student in your life. Stop in to see their beautiful weekend bags, keychains, cosmetic bags and pouches, all made from their signature fabrics. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. www.judeconnally.com 

Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Evalyn Dunn has a nice selection of Father's Day gifts including wine bottle stoppers in a variety of beautiful woods and lots of Father's Day cards. They are also having their 2nd annual Art Appraisal and Restoration Fair on Saturday, June 17 from 10:30am-5pm. You must call for an appointment. This is a terrific opportunity to find out the market value of that piece that has been hanging in your family's home for generations or discuss cleaning or restoration. 549 South Ave W., 908.232.0412.  www.evalyndunngallery.com

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Fitness Specials & Events

Fitness Specials & Events

Student Specials at POE Yoga

POE is offering students unlimited yoga & fire barre classes! Their summer special allows students to practice with POE for 3 full months, as many times as they want for $199 yoga, $199 fire barre, $249 yoga & fire barre. Stop by the studio with your student ID and they'll get you signed up. 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. www.poeyoga.com

Student Special at Club Pilates

Are you a full-time student home for the summer and committed to maintaining your fitness routine? Club Pilates Westfield is offering a 10% discount off two or three month memberships. Contact them for more details on special summer student rates or stop in for a free demo! 225 E. Broad St., 908.233.0950. www.clubpilates.com/location/westfield

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The 16th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza To Take Place July 26

The 16th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza To Take Place July 26

Online registration is now open! 

The 5K Pizza Run, one of the largest non-corporate 5K races in the state, attracts over 2,200 runners and over 6,000 spectators for an evening of running, pizza, prizes, DJ entertainment, and live music by Michael Craig Band & FOG. Tech shirts to the first 2,500 entrants and caps to the first 600. This year's Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza will be held on July 26, 2017. Among the sponsors, the DWC welcomes Presenting Sponsor Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Platinum Sponsor Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

To register and for more information about the race and our sponsors, click here.

Food & Wine Latest Buzz

Food & Wine Latest Buzz

Not All Olive Oils are Created Equal

In 2011 Tom Mueller, one of the leading authorities on Extra Virgin Olive Oil, released his book "Extra Virginity: The sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil." In it he revealed a world of deception where low quality oils and artificial coloring were being passed off as extra-virgin olive oils to the American public. In Europe, you would be breaking the law if you were mixing refined oils with Extra Virgin and labeling it 100% Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. Unfortunately, here in the states we do not have strict regulations and thus there are a lot of fraudulent bottled Extra-Virgin Olive Oils on the market. Read more by Patricia A. Hanigan, Owner of Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils & Balsamics



New Owners, Chef and Classes at Chez Catherine
Chez Catherine Restaurant in Westfield NJ has been known as one of New Jersey's top destinations since 1979 for classic French cuisine. Former maître d'hôtel, now Restaurateur Stephan Bocket and his business partner Michael Cowan recently purchased this renowned restaurant and have invigorated this Westfield staple with beautiful renovations, new menus and a fresh staff headed by Executive Chef Christine Migton. They also offer wine pairing dinners as special events. 431 North Ave. W., 908.654.4011. www.chezcatherine.com

Sweet Waters Steak House Celebrates 16 Year Anniversary

In Westfield for 16 years, Sweet Waters wants to party with you! For the upcoming Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, they will be hosting an after party every Tuesday evening in July & August 9pm-12am with live entertainment, 1/2 price drinks and a special small plate bar menu. (Note: There is no event on July 4th because the restaurant is closed.) Also, for the Belmont Stakes on June 10 they will be serving $6 Belmont Jewel cocktails, 1/2 price drinks & appetizers, and their small plate bar menu from 3-7pm. 43 Elm St., 908.317.2599. www.sweetwatersnj.com 

Kilwins Celebrates 1st year anniversary

Kilwins had a wonderful first year thanks to your patronage. To show their appreciation, they invite you to celebrate with them on June 11. They will have special pricing all day long on all your favorite ice cream and chocolates. 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476. www.Kilwins.com/westfield 

Student Special and Children Catering at Feast Catering & Cafe

Feast would like to welcome back all students for the summer. Show your student ID to get $1 off any juice, soup, salad or sandwich before 12pm any day. Feast also offers a new children's catering menu, which includes their own chicken fingers, mac and cheese, sliders and more, Add these items to any party order and keep all your guest happy! No event is too big or too small. www.feastcateringwestfield.com