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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

 

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty

Tuesday, July 18th @ 5:30pm & 6:30pm

Make your own Thinking Putty how you want it. Ages 7+. Space is limited to 6 kids per session.

 

Rock Painting Craft

Tuesday, July 25th @ 6:30pm

Decorate your own rock (just like Bestfield's rocks, or be creative). Take it home with you or hide it around town for someone else to find.

 

Do-A-Dot

Tuesday, August 1st @ 6:30pm

Decorate using Do-A-Dot kid-friendly markers. Ages 3+

 

American Girl Crafts

Tuesday, August 8th @ 6:30pm

Sign up to make friendship bracelets with us. Ages 7+. Space is limited to 6 people.

 

Make A Plate ($10 per child per plate)

Tuesday, August 15th @ 5:30pm & 6:30pm

Mail away to turn your drawing into your very own plate. Space is limited to 8 kids per session.

 

Pokemon Card Trading

Tuesday, August 22nd @ 5:30 & 6:30pm

Trade away your duplicate or unwanted Pokemon cards with fellow Pokemon collectors. Space is limited to 8 kids per session.

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. 

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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.

The program contains a multi-level, structured, comprehensive and progressive curriculum. Through a “play center” it incorporates how to read staff music, rhythm, note values and time signatures and applies this to rhythm instruments, keyboard work, sing along, music appreciation and movement. 

The popularity and success of the program has led to many locations of Music FunTime throughout the United States and Canada. The NJWA is pleased to be able to offer the program to children in the Westfield area.

Registration for Music FunTime is ongoing. Visit the Music Studio at 150-152 East Broad Street in Westfield, call 908-789-9696, email njwa2@aol.com, or visit www.njworkshopforthearts.com for more information. 

 

 

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

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July Best Bets

July Best Bets

Clothing/Jewelry:

Adlers Jewelers

Adlers Jewelers has expanded to a larger space with a new Designer Bridal Boutique. After 27 years at the same location in Downtown Westfield, Adlers Jewelers has moved next door to 217 North Ave., expanding to double its square footage and adding a private diamond showing area for customers. Adlers carries the top bridal designers including Tacori, Hearts On Fire, Verragio, A. Jaffe, Simon G. and eight other smaller boutique designers. Now they have a great new space in which to present them to future brides and grooms. Read more... 908.233.6900.

Johari Bra & Swimwear

Selected swimwear is now 30% off.  Shop early for the best selection. 112 Central Ave., 908.228.2779. www.joharionline.com 

Galleries/Home:

Juxtapose Gallery

In celebration of July 4th, all J. Devlin glass suncatchers at Juxtapose Gallery are 'Buy Three Get the Third FREE!' for the entire month of July. Stop in to see their beautiful selection at 58 Elm St., 908.232.3278. www.juxtaposegallery.com 

Galeria West Art & Framing

Galeria West is displaying something amazing and unique in their window: "Sky Dance" by artist Stan Adard. It Is one work from his collection "The Breath Experience", which uses digital construction and animation to create slowly flowing and breathing pictures. Take a moment in front of this picture to see the breath in the artwork - Are you able to synchronize your own breath? In July, Galeria West will have three more pieces of Stan's art. 111 Quimby St., 908.301.9217.  

Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Just arrived: Evalyn Dunn has a new selection of  The Helen Eddy day*star collection.  Specially priced with frame at $28. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412. www.evalyndunngallery.com 

Papyrus of Westfield

Papyrus is having a Semi-Annual Sale with up to 70% select products. 62 Elm St., 908.928.1300. www.papyrusonline.com/stores/nj/westfield   

Time Warp

Timeless trends in fashion and décor endure at Time Warp. This month enjoy a storewide sale with most merchandise 30% to 50% off, including all artwork, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, accessories, jewelry and decorative items. There is a free parking lot behind the store for customers. 407 South Ave. W., 908.232.2848. www.timewarpshoppe.com 

Personal Services:

Blende Custom Beauty 

Blende is now offering Brow Sculpting! Summer is here, the perfect time to up your brow game and make sure your eyebrows are in tip top shape. Nothing frames your face better than a perfectly sculpted brow. Call them to schedule your next appointment for waxing or hand tweezing with brow specialist DeeDee. 106 Elm St., 908.588.2094. www.blendebeauty.com 

Glamorous Girlz

It's BFF Month at Glamorous Girlz. Get a manicure and your BFF gets one for free during the month of July! 28 Prospect St., 908.264.8819. 

Jersey Boutique Spa

Buy one facial, get one FREE to give to a friend or family member. Buy one DMK Paramedical Oxygen Enzyme Facial, get one FREE. This 1.5 hour treatment also comes with reflexology, a computerized UV skin scan and a personalized prescription for homecare. $150 value (must be used by two different people). 331 West Broad St., 973.634.1077. www.jerseyboutiquespa.com 

 

Other Services:

Valencia School of Music

There are still a few open spots in Valencia's summer day programs for July and August. Their Rock and Roll Summer School (July 17-21) offers students a chance to learn to write songs, record at home and perform at the end of the week with a band at Crossroads. Broadway Westfield, the newest musical theater production camp, will be presenting Godspell. The camp runs July 31-August 24th, Monday through Thursday from 10am-3pm with a performance at UC PAC's Hamilton Stages on August 25. Register today - Spaces are Limited. 908.967.0458. 

www.valenciamusicnj.com 

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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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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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Fitness Corner

Fitness Corner

Athleta

Join Athleta for very special events during Girls' Day & Night Out on May 11. From 11am-3pm enjoy Club Pilates Demos, an EyeCandy Jewelry Trunk Show, and On The Side Day Spa complimentary in-store massage with purchase and refreshments. Then from 5pm-9pm, enjoy an EyeCandy Jewelry Trunk Show, Rodan and Fields consultant in-store, Lunchbox Waxing Salon complimentary in-store wax with purchase, and complimentary in-store massage with purchase. Athleta is also celebrating mothers & daughters everywhere with a special event on May 13! Join them for an in-store Yoga class with Yoga Essence of New Providence, bracelet making, and refreshments (Mother + Daughter Namaste Together) on Saturday, May 13 at 8:45am. All attendees please bring in an essential baby item for their diaper drive (Moms Helping Moms Diaper Drive, May 1st thru May 13th) to receive an exclusive discount. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. www.athleta.com

POE Yoga

In honor of National Teachers Appreciation Week, May 1-7, POE is offering 3 free classes to local teachers at any of POE locations during this week! Simply contact concierge@poeyoga.com  to sign up. See the website for class schedules. POE also has a cool event on June 2 with the author of Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker. They are doing a mom-and-me girl power yoga class, then a book signing with treats from The Juice House (of Garwood) and a trunk show from Ivvivia yoga gear for girls. Call or visit their website for details. 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. www.poeyoga.com 

Satsang Yoga Studio

Your OM away from home in the heart of Downtown Westfield. Satsang is offering a Spring class card sale that can help you jumpstart your countdown to a summer fitness plan. Enjoy 10% off class cards (except new student specials). College students receive 10% off class cards all summer long with current student id. Sale Cards can be purchased in person or by phone May 1st-May 15th. 235 E. Broad St., 2nd floor. 908.789.7203. www.satsangyogastudio.com