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Miracle on Elm Street Shopping Spree Contest

Miracle on Elm Street Shopping Spree Contest

Enter to Win our Weekly Drawing for a Gift Card to your Favorite Downtown Westfield Business or Restaurant!

From November 20 through December 22, enter to win one of six $50 gift cards* each week this holiday season. Six individual weekly prizes of $50 will be awarded in Downtown Westfield shopping/restaurant gift cards. Your email address will automatically enter you into our bonus drawing for a $25 parking card each week.

Just complete the online entry form - Register Now!

Printed entry forms are also available at your favorite Westfield businesses and restaurants. With the printed forms, simply place your completed form in the special mailboxes located at the corner of Elm St. & E. Broad St. or on the corner of South Ave. W. & Summit Ave. between November 20 and December 22. Mail-in or online entries will be accepted.

Limit one entry per person per week. Winners will be randomly drawn on Fridays with the last drawing on December 22, 2017. Must be 18 years or over to enter.

*Gift cards will be issued to winners from the Downtown business of their choice as pre-selected on the entry form. Businesses must be located within Westfield's Special Improvement District.

 

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2017/2018 Destination Westfield Annual Directory is Now Available

2017/2018 Destination Westfield Annual Directory is Now Available

The 2017/2018 Destination Westfield Shopping, Dining & Services Directory, published by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, provides a comprehensive listing of all businesses in the Special Improvement District plus selected advertisers. In addition to the business name, type of business, phone number and address, the booklet includes an annual event calendar, a map, and parking information. It is an invaluable annual reference guide for residents, shoppers, diners and realtors.

Destination Westfield is a partnership publication between the DWC and The Star-Ledger with 80,000 copies distributed annually. Printed copies may be obtained at downtown stores and restaurants or at the DWC offices located at 105 Elm St., lower level, 908.789.9444.

 

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Fitness Corner

Fitness Corner

POE YOGA Westfield

Enjoy your first class FREE! Get a 2-week intro offer for new clients for $50. All of POE's yoga classes are vinyasa flow and heated with far infrared heat. They welcome all levels and encourage you to try all classes: Sun, Moon, Hot 26, Fire Barre, Boxx & Bend. 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. 

www.poeyoga.com

Athleta

Enjoy many upcoming classes this month at Athleta. Saturday, November 4 at 8:45am Vinyasa Flow with Ruth Berman; Sunday, November 12 at 9:30am Zumba with Christina Kaveney; Monday November 13 Restorative Pilates with Gina Berta; Black Friday, November 24 at 8am Zen Yoga with Ruth Berman; Visit Athleta's website for more information and to RSVP to any of these classes. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. www.stores.athleta.net/store-7098 

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Best of NJ 2017: Which Westfield Businesses Made the Lists?

Best of NJ 2017: Which Westfield Businesses Made the Lists?

We are so proud of these Westfield NJ businesses who topped the NJ Monthly reader poll lists this year! Congratulations to these and all our downtown retailers and restaurants who continue to push for excellence. Readers of NJ Monthly once again voted for their favorites in North Jersey.

Recreation and Personal Interest

- Best Bike Shop: Jay's Cycle Center, Westfield 

- Best Indie Bookstore: The Town Bookstore, Westfield 

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Best Bets

Best Bets

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The Farmhouse Store

The Farmhouse Store has commissioned 5 hand painted glass Christmas ornaments featuring Westfield landmarks. New this year are designs featuring the North Ave. Fire House and Arcanum Hall. Back by popular demand are the Rialto Movie Theater (with It's a Wonderful Life on the marquee), the Presbyterian Church, and the First United Methodist Church. They have put them out early to give everyone a chance to pick them up. Get them while they last. They have been sellouts in prior years. 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444. Facebook.

Adlers Jewelers

Adlers is hosting a Holiday Trunk Show and Sale on November 17 and 18, from 10am-5pm. Customers will enjoy refreshments while shopping the worlds top jewelry designer collections. Designer reps will be on hand to help you shop the best prices of the year, with brand new Fall Collections in store just for this 2-day event only. Brands include Marco Bicego, Hearts on Fire, Roberto Coin, John Hardy, Gurhan, Simon G and Alex Sepkus. 217 North Ave. W., 908.233.4760. www.adlersjewelers.com/vip-trunk-show

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Food & Wine: Seasonal & Savory

Food & Wine: Seasonal & Savory

There are many downtown Westfield restaurants offering seasonal menus, wine dinners and happy hours. Many have also received great accolades in the press.

Feast Catering is Offering a Full Thanksgiving Catering Menu 

Whether you want to order the entire dinner or just need help with elements of it, they have you covered. Place your orders by November 18 for your Thanksgiving feast and your order will be ready Wednesday, November 22 between 1-4pm. Call or stop in. See the full menu here and on their website. 27 Elm St., 908.654.0045. www.feastcateringwestfield.com

Casa di Pizza has a Holiday Catering Menu

Let Casa cook your Thanksgiving meal entirely or simply supplement your efforts. Their holiday catering menu is now available on their website and offers both main dishes and sides. From stuffed turkey breast to roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta, Casa offers half (for 6-8 people) or full trays (18-20 people). 50 Elm St., 908.654.3232. www.casadipizzawestfield.com/cateringmenu.html  

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Holiday Events Begin Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown Westfield

Holiday Events Begin Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown Westfield

The holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy shopping, dining and celebrating in our classic town for modern families! Since there's no place like home, Westfield is the place where families and friends share good food, exchange gifts and create awesome memories.


The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is proud to sponsor the following annual holiday events beginning Thanksgiving weekend:

Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus (Co-Sponsored by Lord & Taylor)

November 24-­26 at Lord & Taylor, Westfield

609 North Ave. W., Westfield, NJ

Friday & Saturday 1-7pm, Sunday 1-4pm

Free 5" x 7" Photo with donation of 2 cans of non­-perishable food for the Holy Trinity Westfield Food Pantry. Nominal shipping fee will apply. Additional online photo packages may be purchased from Paul Mecca of Westfield Neighbors Magazine, www.Meccography.com 

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Retail Buzz: The French Martini Launches Home & Retail Styling Services

Retail Buzz: The French Martini Launches Home & Retail Styling Services
With over 20 years experience in retail merchandising, visual styling and marketing, style creators and partners Angela & Brandi know how to put their most polished foot forward. Whether you are a retail business hoping to make your displays more visually creative and appealing, or a private client looking to create balance and scale with your favorite home decor pieces, TFM will work with you to maximize the potential of your existing pieces in your current space. They will give your space proportion, scale and balance, and most noticeably, TFM will create STYLE.
 
RETAIL SERVICES include: Window Display, Space Styling, Layered Merchandising, Fixture Placement. 

PRIVATE/RESIDENTIAL SERVICES include: Space Styling (bookshelves, mantel, tabletop), Furniture Placement, Blending Vintage & Contemporary Pieces. 
 
Please Join them to celebrate the launch of TFM Home & Retail Styling Services on 
Thursday, November 16, 6-9pm at The French Martini Shop. Lite bites & refreshments will be served plus enjoy special promotions! 41 Elm St., 917.532.5776.  www.thefrenchmartinishop.com 

DWC will be sponsoring a Best Window Decorating Contest in December. Stay tuned!

 

NJWA Music Studio Offers Bands and Orchestras for All Ages and Ability Levels

NJWA Music Studio Offers Bands and Orchestras for All Ages and Ability Levels

In addition to individual music lessons, the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio is offering opportunities for musicians of all ages and ability levels to participate in a multitude of bands and orchestras.

The latest bands include the Inspired Instrumentalists, offered on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  This group is intended for adults who have little or no playing experience.

Another new band is The Rockets, for students in second and third grade.  They will meet  on Wednesdays, between 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  This is an introduction to playing band instruments and no experience is necessary.

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Spotlight On: Brummer’s Chocolates, a Westfield Institution

Spotlight On: Brummer’s Chocolates, a Westfield Institution

October 19, 2017, Westfield NJ -- The candy business has been in George Brummer’s family since 1904, for over 100 years. George’s grandfather first established his business in Jersey City. His two sons eventually took over the business, then his grandsons, George and Robert. When the original store closed in 1988, Robert moved to Ohio and George bought the old Martha Lorton Candies in Westfield. He changed its name to Brummer’s, where he continued his family’s candy business to this day. 

George has been working in his current location at 125 E. Broad Street in Westfield since 1988. That’s nearly 30 years!

Brummer’s is an old fashioned candy shop in every sense of the word. The place looks like it did originally, down to the Victorian wallpaper and vintage candy molds.  They manufacture all the chocolates and fudge on premises in the back using old family recipes, and they sell them by the pound. They also carry retro candies such as Mary Janes, buttons, jaw breakers, Pez and more, all in grab-and-go pre-packaged bags from $2.95. Chocolate pops and bars start at $1.99. Kids are welcome, although they request that backpacks and skateboards remain outside due to the narrow aisles and packed shelves.

Brummer’s has a strong business in party favors for weddings, birthday parties, and other special occasions. They also do corporate gifts and can customize logos by embossing on the chocolate or on specially printed boxes.

Let’s show George some Westfield love! Stop in and buy some homemade chocolates. They have some of the best dark chocolate covered sea salt caramels anywhere. Or consider ordering your holiday corporate gifts or next party favors from Brummer’s.

Brummer's Chocolates has also been selected as one of the best Candy Shops in New Jersey by Best of AmericanTowns, a property of AmericanTowns Media! Read more: 

125 E. Broad St., 908.232.1904. www.brummershomemadechocolates.com