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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:

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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  

Top 10 Father's Day Gifts

Top 10 Father's Day Gifts

Surprise Dad with something that's just his style. From BBQ sets, coffee, books and whisky to handsome shirts and a shave, Westfield has present-worthy picks that'll make his day.

Plaid Shirts and Fitbits from Lord & Taylor
Lord & Taylor has a great variety of shirts for dad. They now carry Brooks Brothers Red Fleece button-down sportshirts, including checks from $59.50. From Polo Ralph Lauren, see the Gingham cotton or plaid shirts ($89.50). Many more options are available for shirts as well as for sunglasses, watches, Fitbits, swim suits and cologne. 609 North Ave. W., 908.233.6600. www.lordandtaylor.com

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DWC Thanks All for a Successful Girls’ Day & Night Out Event

DWC Thanks All for a Successful Girls’ Day & Night Out Event

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) thanks everyone for another successful Girls’ Night Out event held on May 11, 2017.  Almost 1,800 women pre-registered for the event from 183 towns and many more attended for a fun day and night of shopping, dining and entertainment downtown.  32% of attendees were from Westfield, and 23% of them were from the surrounding towns of Cranford, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Clark, and Mountainside.  According to Sherry Cronin, DWC Executive Director, “We continue to be pleased with this downtown event in attracting people from all over the region. The feedback has been very positive, both from the ladies who visited Downtown Westfield but also from the businesses who participated especially since we expanded it this year to be an all-day event. Beth Brenner and Jamie Lemberg, our dedicated DWC staff did a great job as usual coordinating with the businesses, generating advertising and social media posts, and executing a great event.  We couldn’t have done it without the help of many businesses and volunteers too”.

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Not all Olive Oil is Created Equal

Not all Olive Oil is Created Equal

By Patricia A. Hanigan, Owner of Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils & Balsamics, 20 Elm Street, Westfield NJ

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. When companies taint the oil, the consumer loses the health benefits of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.

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Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Rocks with Live Music Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7-9pm

Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival Rocks with Live Music Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7-9pm
Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music at the Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. The 21st Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival 2017 will run from July 4 through August 29. Talented jazz groups will play and entertain each Tuesday evening from 7pm until 9pm during July and August with Wednesday rain dates. Five bands will play each Tuesday, including at the new location at South and Westfield Avenues in Foundation Park. Visit Downtown Westfield for the Jazz and arrive early to shop and enjoy the restaurants and dessert places too. We look forward to seeing everyone! For details and the 2017 performance schedule, click here.

 

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