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Open Quimby

open quimby 400x400Open Quimby, downtown Westfield's enhanced pedestrian plaza is back with expanded outdoor dining, entertainment, and wellness programming. 

 

Open Quimby, Downtown Westfield’s popular pedestrian plaza, is back for another season, featuring enhanced aesthetics, expanded outdoor dining, and entertainment for all ages. 

 

REGISTRATION LINKS FOR ACTIVITIES BELOW 

 

Open Quimby was created in 2020 as the result of the restrictions placed on retail and restaurant establishments arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The DWC believed that it was critically important last year to provide outdoor space in our downtown to allow residents and visitors to dine outside and safely congregate in small groups,” said Zuckerman. “While some of those restrictions have been eased, the pedestrian plaza concept proved so popular that the DWC voted to bring the plaza back again this year.”

This year’s version of Open Quimby will be significantly enhanced from last year, with the advent of beautiful new tents for outdoor dining and activities, state-of-the-art bistro lighting that will illuminate the plaza, and aesthetic features such as a newly installed sign pole displaying the distance between Quimby Street and local and international destinations.

“I am thrilled that Open Quimby is returning for another great season,” said Mayor Shelley Brindle. “Throughout the pandemic, our local businesses have shown such resiliency and dedication, and Open Quimby is a great community asset to assist in supporting them. I’m looking forward to welcoming residents and visitors to experience the fantastic dining and retail offerings of Downtown Westfield in this enhanced outdoor gathering space.”

In addition to expanded outdoor dining space, Open Quimby will feature a variety of entertainment and programming:

 

Alfresco dining under the tents

Enjoy your meal outdoor with expanded dining under the tents. There are dedicated tents for "take out" where you can sit outdoors with your meal from any of downtown Westfield's restaurants. Find the full list of dining establishments here.

Restaurant's on or adjacent to Quimby have covered dining under the Quimby tents. Reservations are recommended. 

The Brick Oven 908.317.9500

Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza 908.654.0400

Spice Bazaar - Modern Indian Dining  908.389.1888

 

Live music

Will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting. 

April 31 Blue Americana- Glenn Alexander and Oria
May 1 Patrick Gannon
May 7 Free Speech
May 8 Blue Sphere
May 14 Jake Brown and Billy Wilkins
May 15 Clear Stream
May 21 Al Madison
May 22 Alex Oliveira and Alexandra Cruz
May 28 Kai Chiang -New Jersey Workshop for the Arts
May 29 Joe Taino
June 4 Daniel Rufolo
June 5 Ryan Anselmi
June 11 Mike Doyle
June 12 Fuey
June 18 Charlie Apicella & Iron City
June 19 Blue Sphere
June 25 The Cucumbers
June 26 Blue Americana- Glenn Alexander and Oria
July 2 Nick Masters
July 3 Patrick Gannon
July 9 Alex Desrivieres Trio
July 10 MPACK Band
July 16 Free Speech
July 17 Andy Lackow
July 23 Forget the Whale

 

 

The ever-popular Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival returns on Tuesday nights from 7:00 – 9:00PM in July and August, located in three socially-distanced locations — Quimby Street., Central Avenue, and Foundation Park on South Avenue West.

 

Yoga & Fitness Classes REGISTER BELOW

Register online and bring a mat, mask, and water.

SATURDAYS

9:00 AM Barre3 register at https://linktr.ee/barre3westfield

10:00 AM Brassy Buddha Yoga register at brandilook@gmail.com 

SUNDAYS

8:30 AM Brassy Buddha Yoga register at brandilook@gmail.com

10:00 AM Satsang Yoga register at www.satsangyogastudio.com

 

Westfield Fitness Studio Kettlebell Swing Workshop

7 PM to 8:15 PM Wednesday, June 30th on Quimby Street, under the tents

Come learn the quintessential kettlebell exercise — the swing — from RKC and Art of Strength trained instructors. All are welcome, whether you're new to kettlebells or you're a seasoned vet.

 

Register by phone, text or email  908.487.7244 or westfieldfitnessstudio@gmail.com

 

B.Y.O.B.'s (bring your own bells!) $10/person

Need to use Westfield Fitness bells? $20/person

***Space is limited and pre-registration is required***

 

Every dollar collected will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.  

Big thank you to the Stop & Shop of Westfield which will provide water and bananas for workshop participants!

  

Traffic & parking

Effective April 30, Quimby Street will become a one-way street, with cars moving in the direction from Central Avenue to Elm Street. One-way traffic will flow on this side of Quimby 7 days a week. The eight non-angled parking spots on the north side of the street will be open seven days a week specifically for 15-minute curbside pickup and delivery vehicles only, which will be strictly enforced by the Westfield Police Department.

 

More info

Check back here as Open Quimby’s programming as the season unfolds. You may also email info@westfieldtoday.com with any questions.