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Dine Out Westfield is Now a Food & Wine Event

Dine Out Westfield is Now a Food & Wine Event

Coming February 26-March 9, 2017

Dine Out Westfield, the popular Restaurant Week event sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation, is now offering wine pairing menus and recommendations. Participating restaurants with liquor licenses will be offering options for wine pairings along with their food menus. Local liquor stores NosVino and The Liquor Basket will be making wine recommendations for other restaurants. NosVino will even deliver a wine bottle tableside if you order in advance! 

Dine Out Westfield offers diners great deals on tasty prix fixe lunch or dinner menus (or both) from February 26-March 9, 2017. Price and number of courses vary by restaurant, so browse to find one that fits your appetite and your budget. Tax and gratuity not included. Call the restaurant directly for reservations.


Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, Dine Out Westfield is organized twice per year and most all of Westfield NJ's restaurants are happy to offer special menus with value for food lovers.

Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and view the list of participating restaurants at www.westfieldtoday.com.

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New Jersey Festival Orchestra nominated in 2017 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Award -- Please Vote!

New Jersey Festival Orchestra nominated in 2017 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Award -- Please Vote!

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra, based in Westfield NJ, has again been nominated for the JerseyArts.com People's Choice Award. The annual awards program, run by Discover Jersey Arts, pays tribute to the work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations.

The NJFO, which was nominated for “favorite NJ symphony/orchestra” by fellow Arts organization members of Discover Jersey Arts, is asking the entire Westfield community and beyond to vote for them as their favorite "Symphony/Orchestra" by going online to the NJFO website at njfestivalorchestra.org or to the orchestra’s Facebook page. Voters can also go to JerseyArts.com/vote.

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Women’s March in Westfield Attracts Thousands

Women’s March in Westfield Attracts Thousands

People of every age, gender and ethnic background from around New Jersey gathered in Westfield Saturday January 21, 2016 for a “sister” march of the Women’s March on Washington.

Organizer Lydia Kaplan estimated that thousands of people participated. “It was over and above my expectations,” said Kaplan, who earlier in the week had expected 100 to 200 marchers.

According to organizers of the March on Washington, the marches around the world Saturday were meant “to send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world, that women's rights are human rights.”

Read more on TAPintoWestfield.

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Shopping Best Bets for January

Shopping Best Bets for January

Jude Connally 

Now that the holidays are behind us, you can focus on some warm weather travels. Jude Connally has the perfect travel-friendly styles and prints waiting for you in Westfield. Stop in to explore their 2017 Resort Collection today, and enjoy the compliments wherever your travels take you. 111 Central Ave., 908.889.0900. 

www.judeconnally.com

Athleta

Athleta Westfield is hosting several events this month. Among them, a Yoga & Powervita Styling Party on Saturday, January 7th at 9-10am. Join them for a Yoga Class instructed by Melissa Kaban of Alluem Yoga Studio. You won't want to miss this one! Following the class stay for a styling party that highlights their newest fabric, Powervita. Refreshments will be provided. Another notable event is the Athleta Girl Spring Fashion Show on Friday, January 27th from 5-9pm. Athleta Girl's new Spring Line is in, so stop in to see the show and stick around to try on some must-have pieces for the season. For more details on styling events and classes as well as Fit Pro sign-ups, view their in-store calendar and visit their website. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. www.Athleta.com 

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Food & Wine in January

Food & Wine in January

Whiskey at NosVino 

NosVino is your Winter Whiskey destination. Stop by to browse their ever-expanding selection of Bourbon, Rye, Single Malt and small-batch whiskies. They currently stock two very limited edition single-barrel whiskies, exclusive to NosVino and hand-selected by their tasting team. Visit their website for information about private label products and tastings. 127 Central Ave., 908.232.5050. www.nosvino.com

Valentine's Candy at Kilwins

Already thinking about Valentines Day? Let Kilwins customize the perfect gift for your loved one. From Chocolate Dipped Strawberries to Edibile Chocolate Heart Shaped Boxes filled with your sweethearts favorite delights, they have everything you need to make it a truly special day. Stop by Kilwins and let one of their associates assist you today. 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476. www.kilwins.com/westfield

Brunch at Sweet Waters Steak House

Join Sweet Waters for Brunch on Sundays from 11am-3pm. Enjoy Steak & Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Pancakes, French Toast, Omelettes and more.  They offer juices and cocktails as well as unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, and Margaritas for 1.5 hours for $15! Sweet Waters also has Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-6pm with 1/2 price drink and appetizers, as well as a $7 small plate menu. For promotions and special events, follow on Instagram @sweetwatersnj or Facebook. 43 Elm St., 908.283.9402. 

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Downtown Westfield - A Year in Review

Downtown Westfield - A Year in Review

In case you forgot all the wonderful things that happened in Downtown Westfield NJ this year, here's are some of the highlights of 2016.

Roosterspin and Limani Seafood expanded their restaurants; Satsang Yoga, Elegant Image Salon, Urban Sewciety and Domino's Pizza moved but stayed in town; Robert Treat Delicatessen said farewell to Westfield after over 70 years due to retirement; Trader Joe's roof collapsed in a blizzard and the building was completely rebuilt and reopened within 10 months; CoolVines became NosVino; Amuse re-opened as Butcher Burgers; Grand Openings included Addams Tavern, Kilwins, Johari, T-Mobile, The Device Shop, POE Yoga, Sofi's Color Lounge, D'or L'Dor, Di Farina Pizzeria, Fresh Bui, Inspiration Roll, Raritan Valley GYROTONIC®, Mesina Realty Group, Club Pilates, Duke's Deli and Ono Bowls; Didier Jouvenet retired from Chez Catherine and left the reins to longtime Maitre D' Stephane Bocket;

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Mayor Optimistic About Downtown Westfield in State of the Town Address

Mayor Optimistic About Downtown Westfield in State of the Town Address

During his annual state of the town address Tuesday night, Mayor Andy Skibitsky spoke optimistically about the future of Downtown Westfield and confronting the challenges it faces and provided an update on the Downtown Task Force initiative.

"Yes, there are more storefront vacancies than we are accustomed to, and the town will do all that it can to address any conditions within its control, but keep in mind that we are building on a very strong foundation and successful heritage," Skibitsky said. "There are far more strengths and positives than there are weaknesses and negatives. It may take a little time, but I am confident that we will emerge from this readjustment period just as strong, if not stronger than ever."

To read the mayor's entire speech on TAPinto Westfield, click here.

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Majestic Winds to Perform a Fundraiser Winter Concert January 12th at First Baptist Church

Majestic Winds to Perform a Fundraiser Winter Concert January 12th at First Baptist Church

Majestic Winds, the professional wind band of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, will present a winter concert at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  The ensemble will be directed by Howard Toplansky, an NJWA staff instrumental instructor.  “Our musical offerings are geared to please a variety of musical tastes and range from Renaissance to Ragtime favorites,” stated Toplansky.

Marinarella” Overture by Julius Fucik, Highlights from “Exodus” by Ernest Gold and “Reine de La Mer” by John Philip Sousa  will be the main selections on the first half of the concert.  “Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2”  by Carl Friedemann will also be featured on this program. 

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Ring in the New Year with NJWA Music Instruction and Performance

Ring in the New Year with  NJWA  Music Instruction and Performance

The approach of the New Year is often associated with making resolutions to improve one’s lifestyle. The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio can help you keep that resolution with your participation in its many programs.

The NJWA is currently registering  for its  winter session, which begins on January 2, but  students may register at any time during the session with  tuition pro-rated accordingly.  

Instrumental and vocal music lessons, for both children and adults, are given in a 30, 45 or 60 minute format.  The Music Studio also includes programs such as the  Wednesday Morning Strings, the NJWA Saturday Orchestras, the Rock Performance Workshop for teens and the Music Connection program for special needs students, which now includes Music Therapy  as part of its syllabus.    


The Music Studio also offers opportunities for area musicians to play in its many bands, orchestras, ensembles and symphony.   Among these are the NJWA Summer Symphony, the International American Alphorn Society Ensemble, and the Majestic Winds.

The  staff of the Music Studio is composed of highly skilled music educators and professional artists, who hold degrees from prestigious colleges and universities. They are trained in instructing people of all ages and ability levels.

Gift certificates for any of its programs are also available.  For more information, visit the NJWA  Music Studio at 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield, phone 908-789-9696 or log on to the web site at www.njworkshopforthearts.com.  You can also visit the NJWA on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo caption:  Registration is ongoing for the winter session of  music lessons at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio.  Pictured above are violin instructor Rosemary Topar and student Clark Seeder.  

Upcoming Events in 2017 - Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Events in 2017 - Mark Your Calendars!
 
Mark your calendars for these exciting events coming to Downtown Westfield this year. Sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation, unless otherwise noted.
 
Dine Out Westfield February 26-March 9 
(Runs two weeks, Friday and Saturday excluded) 
 
NJ Festival Orchestra presents "La Traviata" March 4, 7pm (at The Presbyterian Church)
 
Girls' Day/Night Out May 11, all day with special activities planned for 5-9pm 
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