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18 Years Running and the Pizza is still Hot -- The Pizza Run is July 24

18 Years Running and the Pizza is still Hot -- The Pizza Run is July 24

The 18th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, now more often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ will be here in no time! Don’t forget to sign up for a night of running, pizza, prizes, and entertainment! The event will be held on July 24, 2019 with a start time of 7 pm. Register online at before the Monday July 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm deadline. There are no online processing fees.

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The Gold Magnolias Returns to Sweet Sounds Downtown July 16

The Gold Magnolias Returns to Sweet Sounds Downtown July 16

This Tuesday, July 16th, marks the third night of the 23rd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival in Westfield, NJ. Performances will be held in four locations throughout the downtown from 7-9pm. This weekly summer event is brought to you by The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), and will continue every Tuesday night in July and August. Rain dates will be held on Wednesdays.

Due to the popularity of the pedestrian only Quimby St., we have moved the North Ave. venue to Quimby St. at the corner of Elm St. to accommodate larger crowds. Performers at this week’s festival include: The renowned Gold Magnolias on Quimby St. at the corner of Elm St; Eric Mintel at Central Ave. in front of Turning Point; The Universal Sound Band on Elm Street on the lawn of the First Baptist Church; and Save Mary at the corner of South Ave. W. and Westfield Ave.

While enjoying the musical performances of “Sweet Sounds Downtown”, bring the kids downtown to enjoy the pedestrian friendly Quimby St. and dine at one of Westfield’s fine restaurants. We hope to see you downtown!

See the summer schedule here:  

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Best Bets in July

Best Bets in July

Art, Home & Design:

Ella Allure Interior Design Center 

This month only, Ella Allure is offering 25% off any wallpaper order with mention of this Westfield Today Newsletter. Stop in to the downtown showroom to see beautiful textures and prints from their expanding library of wallpaper and fabrics. 220 E. Broad St., 908.654.3527.


Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Evalyn Dunn Gallery welcomes Juxtapose Gallery customers! Mention Juxtapose and receive a special offer this month. Evalyn Dunn is a full service gallery offering custom framing as well as original art. Their gift department includes, art glass, frames, Judaica, and a wide assortment of hand crafted jewelry. Celebrating its 61st year in business, Evalyn Dunn has been voted "Best Gallery or Museum in New Jersey" 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 by the American Art Awards. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412.


Health & Beauty:

Facial Reality Spa & Salon

Take your self-care to the next level with a total body experience that promotes health and hydration from head to toe. Get a FREE travel-size Stone Crop Hydrating Mist when you purchase two products from their exciting new Stone Crop Body Collection. Stop in today. 221 Lenox Ave., 908.928.0010.

Glamorous Girlz
For the month of July, receive a free manicure when getting a haircut Tuesday through Thursday. 28 Prospect Street, 908.264.8819. 

Brunner Opticians

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month. For most, the symptoms are burning, tearing or tired eyes. It may cause blur, difficulty driving at night, contact lens discomfort. Causes may be medication, environmental, or increasing staring at digital screens. There are special lenses to help block the blue light found in digital screens. Part of your comprehensive eye exam will evaluate your eye health and tear film to determine your level of dryness. Call for an appointment. 100 E Broad St., 908.232.8182. 

Kennedy's Barber Club

Beat the heat at Kennedy's with their signature Sub-Zero skin treatment. In just 2 minutes, look years younger and revitalize your skin with their luxury anti-oxidizing formula applied at a cold temperature. You will reverse sun damage while sealing moisture deep below the surface and leave feeling refreshed. This special treat is offered as part of Kennedy's Summer Style and is free with any service. Also, Kennedy's now has balloons! Bring your kiddo to Kennedy's and share in the simple joy that this classic brings. 226 North Ave. W., 908.233.0360

Maui Whitening

Try this summertime special for whiter teeth: 40-minute sessions for $70, 60-minute sessions for $99. Call for appointments. 406 W. Broad St., 908.233.4715

Kids & Shopping:

Little Nest Portraits Westfield 

Summer is officially here and Little Nest is taking their photography studio outdoors! Lavender Fields, Sunflower Farms & The Beach, oh my!  109 Quimby, 908.370.6143.

Randal's Shoes
If you have not been to Randal's in a while, you are missing out on new selections of women's and children's shoes. This month, take 20% off almost everything in the store (some exclusions apply). 82 Elm St., 908.232.3680.

Sole Shoes

A lot of cute for a little price.. Sole has a large assortment of fun and comfy sandals for $59.99! Grab yourself a pair, or two. 201 E. Broad St., 908.654.7800. 

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Grand Openings

Grand Openings

Spice Bazaar Modern Indian Cuisine

Westfield's only Indian restaurant, has opened in a larger space at 39 Elm St. Owners Simran Bakshi and Kanika Vij are thrilled to announce their expansion AND their introduction of a new pan Asian restaurant in their prior Quimby St. location. Spice Bazaar, which opened in November 2017, offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian entries, delicious tandoori breads, and exquisite spices. 39 Elm St., 908.389.1888. 

Innovasian Taco is now open at 106 Quimby St. at the corner of Central Ave. They offer innovative Latin and Asian fast food in a casual setting. 908.232.3429  

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Food & Wine in July

Food & Wine in July

Grilling Classes at Savory Spice Shop

This month Savory Spice is featuring two evening classes with May Fridel, owner of Passion for Spices in Summit. The class on July 11 will focus on grilling meat and poultry while the July 25 class will concentrate on grilling fruits and veggies. Both classes are from 7pm to 9pm and the fee is $25 for each. Please call the store or stop by to reserve your space. 138 E. Broad St., 908.264.8947.

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Register Now for the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza

Register Now for the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza

Runners get ready! The 18th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza will be held July 24, 2019 at 7pm. Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, the 'Pizza Run' is one of the largest non-corporate 5K races in the state, attracting 2,000 to 2,600 runners and over 6,000 spectators for an evening of running, pizza, prizes, DJ entertainment, and live music. 

Click here for race details and to register!


Platinum Sponsor
Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Gold Sponsors
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; Stop & Shop

Silver Sponsors 
Atlantic Medical Group, Lord & Taylor, Overlook Medical Center; UBS

Bronze Sponsors
AvalonBay Communities; Columbia Bank; Drew-Rogers; Elizabethtown Gas; Excel Physical Therapy; JackRabbit Westfield; JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, Kessler Rehabilitation Center, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper; Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; NJBEST New Jersey’s 529 College Savings Plan; On Running Shoes; OsteoStrong; PSE&G; Roig Collection Art + Framing; RWJBarnabas Health -Barnabas Health Medical Group; Shoprite of Garwood; Stephen F. Hehl Offices of Javerbaum, Wurgaft, Hicks, Kahn, Wikstrom & Sinins P.C.; Summit Medical Group; Super Maids; Westfield Braces, Dr. Thomas M. Burns and Dr. Blair Sittmann; Weichert, Realtors; Westfield Pediatric Dental Group

Supporting Sponsor
REDCOM Design & Construction LLC

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Downtown Westfield Sidewalk Sale Days Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14

Downtown Westfield Sidewalk Sale Days Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14

Downtown Westfield Sidewalk Sale Days will take place throughout downtown Westfield Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14! Come pick up some bargains and join the party!

Participating Businesses to date: Alex and Ani, American Shoe Repair, Ann Taylor, AR Workshop, Athleta, Banana Republic, Bootery, Club Pilates, Francesca’s, Galeria West, Gap, The Hope Chest Thrift Shop, J. McLaughlin, JackRabbit, Janus’ Closet, Jos. A. Bank, Jude Connally, Learning Express Toys, NosVino, Ruby and Jenna, Savory Spice, Sole Shoes, South Moon Under, Urban Outfitters, Williams Sonoma.

In case of rain, check for indoor sales.

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Westfield Winter Wonderland Comes to Quimby St. July 14

Westfield Winter Wonderland Comes to Quimby St. July 14

Grab the kids and come downtown on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 10:30am -12:30pm for the 2nd Annual Westfield Winter Wonderland! Last year known as Christmas in July, family fun activities and crafts will abound once again as Quimby St. becomes pedestrian only for this family friendly event.

Activities include:

  • Decorate your own cookies with Farinolio and Bovella's
  • Color your own official Westfield Winter Wonderland t-shirt with The James Ward Mansion
  • Take a photo with Summer Santa and make your own picture frame inside Little Nest Photography
  • Design a beaded snowflake with Just Bead Yourself
  • Make reindeer pretzels and enjoy ice cream with Kilwins
  • Paint your own ornament with A/R Workshop
  • Create a winter wooden craft with Indigo Art Studio
  • Sip on cold mulled cider with Savory Spice Shop
  • Listen to songs of the season by Valencia School of Music
  • Stop by Learning Express Toys to make a themed Kids Craft
  • Decorate a 'Frozen' crown with Patricia & Paul
  • & much more!


Organized for the Downtown Westfield Corporation by Mix + Mingle Events.

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Westfield Summer Kickoff Movie Night with JUMANJI is June 22

Westfield Summer Kickoff Movie Night with JUMANJI is June 22

Bring your chair or blanket and sit under the star.... Enjoy live music and an outdoor movie -- Jumanji -- with your family! Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7pm in the South Ave. Parking Lot.

  • Music by The Unknown Legends begins at 7pm, sponsored by Outta Hand Pizza
  • Feature movie is JUMANJI starring Robin Williams at 8:30pm
  • Food will be available for purchase by Outta Hand Pizza and 1958 Cuban Cuisine.
  • Rain date is Sunday, June 23 or Saturday, July 6.

Sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation, Spencer Savings Bank and Outta Hand Pizza, with special thanks to the Westfield Police Department and the Westfield Department of Public Works.

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Grand Openings in June

Grand Openings in June

Roig Collection Art + Framing, offering Fine Art by Ricardo Roig + Custom Framing + Art Classes, is now open at 305 South Ave. W. Known around town for his Westfield Series, Ricardo is a Westfield native and 34-year-old professional fine artist currently living in Hoboken, NJ. 908.447.3928. 

Blue Waterfall Films is open at 220 Lenox Ave., Suite 201. Blue Waterfall Films L.L.C. provides marketing, advertising, and media solutions with creative and production experts to establish your company brand and communicate your value through social media platforms. They specialize in video production. 908.875.0905.

McEwen Flowers has moved to a new location at 307 South Ave. W. (Relocated from 271 South Ave.). They were tenants in this building many years ago, so welcome back! 908.232.1142.

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