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Girls Night In PreParty on Facebook Live & Zoom

Girls Night In PreParty on Facebook Live & Zoom

Downtown Westfield's Virtual Girls’ Night Is May 28!

It's time to put more "social" into your social distancing. Due to COVID, the Downtown Westfield Girls Day & Night Out has been canceled—so we're going virtual!

We invite you and your girlfriends to connect with each other and make a date for Thursday, May 28th, for Downtown Westfield's Virtual Girls Night In.  

Connect to the online PreParty from 3 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 28. 

Join (and share) this Zoom link from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:

Click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TVEBR1lhQCGH-bTB5Bl7bw

Webinar ID: 870 6742 1402 

Or you can view a live stream by visiting Downtown Westfield's Facebook page (@Westfield NJ – Downtown ) or YouTube page 

Girls Night In Party Packages and Specials are available for purchase here.

Mayor Shelley Brindle will lead the event along with host Bob Zuckerman of the DWC, Councilpersons Dawn Mackey, and Linda Habgood—and Les Trent, a Westfield resident and senior correspondent on CBS's Inside Edition.

Downtown Westfield merchants will help get you ready for your virtual party with live 10-minute demos to achieve the most stylish quarantine hair, makeup, and accessories. 

Participate in foodie challenges, learn to make cocktails with swagger and cheese plates with finesse. Enter a random drawing to win gift cards from your favorite downtown Westfield stores by emailing a photo of your receipt to GirlsNightIn@WestfieldToday.com. 

So, no cleaning your house and no uncomfortable heels. Shop for your virtual party essentials, connect with friends, share an experience while supporting Westfield businesses.

How does it work?

1 It's your party. Send an Evite to connect with friends for a virtual cocktail party on the evening of Thursday, 5/28, using your favorite video chat platform. Chose your guest list, it could be a graduation party or a birthday bash—a book club or a low key get together. What really matters is making a connection with friends you're missing.  

2 We'll make it festive. Downtown Westfield has everything you need to throw a spectacular virtual cocktail party with leveled-up food, cocktails, and activities to get the conversation going. Shop the Girls Night In Party Packages available from downtown Westfield merchants. Try your hand at a Quarantini Cocktail Kit, or roll sushi from the Nailed My Sushi Party Box, or start a band with a Virtual Group Ukulele Lesson and Sing-Along.

 Purchase Girls Night In Party Packages for yourself and for friends so you will share the same fun online experience. Check your email, our website, and follow our Facebook and Instagram to see all the Party Packages coming soon next week!

Enter a random drawing. Email receipts from gift cards or any items from downtown Westfield purchased between 5/18 to 5/28 to GirlsNightIn@WestfieldToday.com to be entered into a random drawing. You could win a gift card to the store where the purchase was made. 

4 Join us LIVE on the Girls Night In Pre Party 5/28 from 3 PM to 5:30 PM on Facebook Live @Westfield NJ - DowntownDowntown Westfield merchants will help you get ready for your party with live demos on how to achieve the most stylish Quarantine hair, makeup, and accessories. Participate in foodie challenges, learn to make cocktails with swagger and cheese plates with finesse. 

What should you expect for the Girls Night In PreParty on Facebook Live & ZOOM?

Downtown Westfield merchants will help get you ready for your party with live demos on how to achieve the most stylish Quarantine hair, makeup, and accessories. Participate in foodie challenges, learn to make cocktails with swagger and cheese plates with finesse. So, no cleaning your house and no uncomfortable heels. Shop, connect with friends around a central shared experience and enjoy a laugh while supporting downtown Westfield businesses. 

Register here for the Virtual Girls Night In PreParty Zoom Link

  • Patricia & Paul has teamed up with the Manatakis Girls, winners of Family Food Showdown on Food Network for a Girls Night In cooking class. They will share three of their favorite go-to Greek appetizers; Spicy Feta Dip, Secret Family Greek Meatballs, and Garlic Beet Potato Dip. Buy the essential ingredients kit from Patricia & Paul to receive a zoom link to join in on the fun with a Live cooking class on 5/28 from 7 PM -8 PM. One of our lucky zoom participants will win a $50 gift card at the end of the night! (Recipe cards and shopping list are included so you can cook along with Chef Soph, Mamma Manatakis, and Marina.
  • Tim from 16 Prospect, will lead us in making a bartender-approved Quarantini–pick up everything you need in 16 Prospect's Quarantini Kit,
  • Kiera, a celebrity makeup artist, shares how to achieve on-trend contouring and highlighting, using her contouring/highlighting kits in light/medium/dark from Blende,
  • Lillen from Akai Lounge wants to know if you have what it takes to roll Instagramable sushi. Take the Akai Lounge Nail That Sushi Challenge—using their Make Your Own Sushi Party Kit. Tag your masterpiece at #NailedMySushi @Akai_Lounge #GirlsNightInWestfield and you could be deemed the winner.
  • Could your house use a refresh? Ed from The Farm House Store will show how to buy furniture that suits your style now, even during the quarantine.
  • Janus will auction of new Salvatore Ferragamo bag from Janus’ Closet, with proceeds going to the We Love Local fund,
  • Laura from Farniolio Cucina will lead us in a Tuscan cooking lesson using Farniolio Ingredient Kit,
  • Terri from J. McLaughlin will show their “Upperwear,” spring tops and the newest trend—how to wear scarves in your hair. One lucky viewer will win a J.McLaughlin scarf.
  • Claudia from Elegant Image Salon will show you ten stylish ways to hide your grey roots—including her professionally mixed home hair coloring kit,
  • Miriam & Hillary will demonstrate the essential elements and assembly to make a photo-worthy snack. Mimi & Hill Cheese Board Design Kit has everything you need from stylish handmade trays, cheese knives, all the snacks, and wine pairing recommendations from Nos Vino.
  • Dan from DanTee Hair Architects will present simple solutions to make peace with your “au naturale” quarantine hair using products you may already have at home,
  • Valencia Music School will get the party started with a live Ukulele lesson and sing along with owners Kelly and Jose. Virtual group lesson packages are available for your next party. Send in your party song requests for a live music set after the sing-along. Ukuleles in the $50 range are available for curbside pickup John from Golden Age on E. Broad Street. Call 908.301.0001, or email info@goldenageguitars.com.

Shop Girls Night In specials here

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Downtown Westfield's Virtual Girls’ Night Is May 28!

Downtown Westfield's Virtual Girls’ Night Is May 28!

Downtown Westfield's Virtual Girls’ Night Is May 28!

It's time to put more "social" into your social distancing. Due to COVID, the Downtown Westfield Girls Day & Night Out has been canceled—so we're going virtual!

We invite you and your girlfriends to connect with each other and make a date for Thursday, May 28th, for Downtown Westfield's Virtual Girls Night In.  

Connect to the online PreParty from 3 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 28. 

Join (and share) this Zoom link from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:

Click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TVEBR1lhQCGH-bTB5Bl7bw

Webinar ID: 870 6742 1402 

Or you can view a live stream by visiting Downtown Westfield's Facebook page (@Westfield NJ – Downtown ) or YouTube page 

Girls Night In Party Packages and Specials are available for purchase here.

Mayor Shelley Brindle will lead the event along with host Bob Zuckerman of the DWC, Councilpersons Dawn Mackey, and Linda Habgood—and Les Trent, a Westfield resident and senior correspondent on CBS's Inside Edition.

Downtown Westfield merchants will help get you ready for your virtual party with live 10-minute demos to achieve the most stylish quarantine hair, makeup, and accessories. 

Participate in foodie challenges, learn to make cocktails with swagger and cheese plates with finesse. Enter a random drawing to win gift cards from your favorite downtown Westfield stores by emailing a photo of your receipt to GirlsNightIn@WestfieldToday.com. 

So, no cleaning your house and no uncomfortable heels. Shop for your virtual party essentials, connect with friends, share an experience while supporting Westfield businesses.

 

How does it work?

1 It's your party. Send an Evite to connect with friends for a virtual cocktail party on the evening of Thursday, 5/28, using your favorite video chat platform. Chose your guest list, it could be a graduation party or a birthday bash—a book club or a low key get together. What really matters is making a connection with friends you're missing.  

2 We'll make it festive. Downtown Westfield has everything you need to throw a spectacular virtual cocktail party with leveled-up food, cocktails, and activities to get the conversation going. Shop the Girls Night In Party Packages available from downtown Westfield merchants. Try your hand at a Quarantini Cocktail Kit, or roll sushi from the Nailed My Sushi Party Box, or start a band with a Virtual Group Ukulele Lesson and Sing-Along.

 Purchase Girls Night In Party Packages for yourself and for friends so you will share the same fun online experience. Check your email, our website, and follow our Facebook and Instagram to see all the Party Packages coming soon next week!

Enter a random drawing. Email receipts from gift cards or any items from downtown Westfield purchased between 5/18 to 5/28 to GirlsNightIn@WestfieldToday.com to be entered into a random drawing. You could win a gift card to the store where the purchase was made. 

4 Join us LIVE on the Girls Night In Pre Party 5/28 from 3 PM to 5:30 PM on Facebook Live @Westfield NJ - DowntownDowntown Westfield merchants will help you get ready for your party with live demos on how to achieve the most stylish Quarantine hair, makeup, and accessories. Participate in foodie challenges, learn to make cocktails with swagger and cheese plates with finesse. 

What should you expect for the Girls Night In PreParty on Facebook Live & ZOOM?

Downtown Westfield merchants will help get you ready for your party with live demos on how to achieve the most stylish Quarantine hair, makeup, and accessories. Participate in foodie challenges, learn to make cocktails with swagger and cheese plates with finesse. So, no cleaning your house and no uncomfortable heels. Shop, connect with friends around a central shared experience and enjoy a laugh while supporting downtown Westfield businesses. 

Register here for the Virtual Girls Night In PreParty Zoom Link

  • Patricia & Paul has teamed up with the Manatakis Girls, winners of Family Food Showdown on Food Network for a Girls Night In cooking class. They will share three of their favorite go-to Greek appetizers; Spicy Feta Dip, Secret Family Greek Meatballs, and Garlic Beet Potato Dip. Buy the essential ingredients kit from Patricia & Paul to receive a zoom link to join in on the fun with a Live cooking class on 5/28 from 7 PM -8 PM. One of our lucky zoom participants will win a $50 gift card at the end of the night! (Recipe cards and shopping list are included so you can cook along with Chef Soph, Mamma Manatakis, and Marina.
  • Tim from 16 Prospect, will lead us in making a bartender-approved Quarantini–pick up everything you need in 16 Prospect's Quarantini Kit,
  • Kiera, a celebrity makeup artist, shares how to achieve on-trend contouring and highlighting, using her contouring/highlighting kits in light/medium/dark from Blende,
  • Lillen from Akai Lounge wants to know if you have what it takes to roll Instagramable sushi. Take the Akai Lounge Nail That Sushi Challenge—using their Make Your Own Sushi Party Kit. Tag your masterpiece at #NailedMySushi @Akai_Lounge #GirlsNightInWestfield and you could be deemed the winner.
  • Could your house use a refresh? Ed from The Farm House Store will show how to buy furniture that suits your style now, even during the quarantine.
  • Janus will auction of new Salvatore Ferragamo bag from Janus’ Closet, with proceeds going to the We Love Local fund,
  • Laura from Farniolio Cucina will lead us in a Tuscan cooking lesson using Farniolio Ingredient Kit,
  • Terri from J. McLaughlin will show their “Upperwear,” spring tops and the newest trend—how to wear scarves in your hair. One lucky viewer will win a J.McLaughlin scarf.
  • Claudia from Elegant Image Salon will show you ten stylish ways to hide your grey roots—including her professionally mixed home hair coloring kit,
  • Miriam & Hillary will demonstrate the essential elements and assembly to make a photo-worthy snack. Mimi & Hill Cheese Board Design Kit has everything you need from stylish handmade trays, cheese knives, all the snacks, and wine pairing recommendations from Nos Vino.
  • Dan from DanTee Hair Architects will present simple solutions to make peace with your “au naturale” quarantine hair using products you may already have at home,
  • Valencia Music School will get the party started with a live Ukulele lesson and sing along with owners Kelly and Jose. Virtual group lesson packages are available for your next party. Send in your party song requests for a live music set after the sing-along. Ukuleles in the $50 range are available for curbside pickup John from Golden Age on E. Broad Street. Call 908.301.0001, or email info@goldenageguitars.com.
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Make mama feel the love this Mother's Day, shop the gift guide

Make mama feel the love this Mother's Day, shop the gift guide

Downtown Westfield has your back with personal gifts, yummy treats, and special meals to make your favorite mama feel the love this Mother's Day.  Place your order and quickly and safely 🚙pick up or have your gifts delivered.

To see the shopable gift guide, click here: https://conta.cc/3flONpn

 

6 ways to show teachers appreciation now

6 ways to show teachers appreciation now

If anyone deserves a virtual high five, it’s the teachers who’ve stayed connected with creative new ways to teach kids virtually. Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 to 8, will look much different this year, but there are easy ways to give thanks from afar. Your teachers will appreciate you thinking of them now more than ever.

  1. Make it personal. A note of thanks from your child naming one thing they like about their teacher or their class is a sure bet. Or take a photo of your child with a hand-drawn or chalk art thank you sign.

  2. Art projects, such as a care package or DIY Rainbow Mini String Art Kit from AR Workshop ($25 and up), could be the perfect way for crafty kids to honor a favorite teacher.   Screen_Shot_2020-04-30_at_9.54.10_PM.png

  3. Just Bead Yourself Stay Safe Unity Bracelet Kit ($20) has two bracelets, 25% Donation, and StaySafe Gift tag to dedicate your bracelet for someone you appreciate! Order call or text 908.456.5623.

  4. For the teacher who ignites your child’s curiosity, scented candles are the perfect gift. Farinolio has a choice of three candles with Italian fragrances of Arancia (orange), Olio d’Oliva (olive oil), and Limoncello (Italian lemon liquor) for $16. Find Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines fragrances with six inspiring scents in soaps, lotions, candles, diffusers, and room sprays at The Farmhouse Store, call at 908.654.0444 option #4. The D. Harris TFM “Elm Street” candle, $40, from The French Martini Shop, will be a sweet reminder of your admiration. Send a note to your teacher that their gift is ready — all products can be safely locally delivered.

  5. Offer a bit of stress relief with roller and oil from The Oils Room with gift wrapping and local delivery available, 908.301.6685. A gift certificate delivered by email for a streamed yoga class could do the trick from Brassy Buddha Yoga or Satsang Yoga Studios

  6. If you are the organizing type, you can edit together photos or videos from the class to make a presentation to the teacher. Video each kid singing one line of a song, or have them hold up a sign with one word of a message. Take up a Venmo class collection for a flower arrangement from Green Room Floral Design, 908.518.0400, or a gift card for coffee, lunch, or dinner from any of downtown Westfield’s incredible restaurants. Gift cards to downtown restaurants can be safely picked up, delivered, or emailed.

A show of appreciation will be a ray of sunshine for your teachers during this challenging quarantine. 

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Easily get products from salons & spas

Easily get products from salons & spas

Salons and spas in town are available to quickly and safely provide high quality hair products, hair color kits, skincare, and beauty products. In most cases, you will get your products more quickly than using e-commerce providers.  

Alania Aesthetics
Phone: 908.472.0472
Email: contact@AlaniaAesthetics.com
Services provided: Environ skin care products.

Amazing Lash Studio
Phone: 908.332.0539
Website: www.amazinglashstudio.com
Services provided: Suggested products and lash advice on their social media.

Bare Skin
Phone: 908.389.1800
Facebook:
Email bareskin431@gmail.com
Services provide: call to order products

Blende
Phone Number: 908.588.2094
Website: www.blendebeauty.com
Services provided: Products available for order, sales for mother's day. Now through Mother’s Day enjoy 20% off the ENTIRE BlendeBeauty.com site. Including gift cards! Give mom what she really wants.

Bluemercury Westfield
Phone: (908) 233-1100
Website: https://bluemercury.com/
Services provide: Products available for order, shipping may be delayed.

Corey Mathews Mens Grooming
text or call us directly at 908.577.7532 for any updates, future appointments
Gift cards or pay for future services.

DanTee Hair Architects 908.232.2329
www.danteehairarchitects.com
Services: Hair products.

Elegant Image Salon
908. 232.4900
All products are 25% off and we have hair color kits. And we have a Mother’s Day package available as well.

Everlasting Haven Spa & Wellness Studio, LLC
Phone: 908.370.5235
To shop go to Vagaro.com and search Everlasting Spa & Wellness Studio
Services provided: online store, products and gift certificates available for order
We can mail your Gift Certificates to show your love on Mother's Day!

A Face Forever Permanent Cosmetics
Phone 908.654-0880, text 732.715.7391 IG@afaceforever is taking appointments now for June, and has gift cards for Mom for the gift of beauty and permanent eyebrows. 
AAM CMI Training Facility, AAM Exam Proctor Site

Facial Reality Spa & Salon
Phone: 908.928.0100 to order your favorite eminence products or to schedule a phone consultation.

Glamorous Girlz
Let’s have a Spa Day🎉Everything u need for a mani & pedi , plus funny sunglasses & bracelet etc... call 908.264.8819 or email Glamorousgirlzsalon@gmail.com

Guillotine Salon & Spa
Phone: 908.654.8686
Website: www.guillotinesalonandspa.com
Services provided: products available, special Mothers Day options too!

Haircut Bar Hair Salon The Salon
Phone number: 908- 654-4343
Website: www.haircutbarsalon.com
Services provided: Color box, toning box, virtual hair lessons available.

Leo Charles Salon
Phone: 908.233.3460
Website:www.leocharleshairsalon.com
Services provided: take home hair coloring.

Rstudio Lash Spa
Text: 908.581.2883
Phone: 908.858.0746
Email: rstudiolashspa@gmail.com
Products: Lash Food Serum, 10% off for R Studio clients.

Sofi's Color Lounge Westfield
Phone: 908.380.4650
Offering hair color service and products.

VP Salon
Grey coverage contact Allison at info@victorpassuccisalon.com

Check your salon's social media to get the most up-to-date contact information and place your orders for products to look and feel great 👍

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Mimi & Hill, Giving Back by Design

Mimi & Hill, Giving Back by Design

 

PART 2 of SERIES Local Businesses Are the Heart of Our Community

For Mimi & Hill Design firm owners, Miriam Verga and Hillary Kaplan, giving back is as essential to their business as design.

A constant in their company has been to find meaningful charitable projects -- or being open to the projects finding them. Verga and Kaplan try to take on at least one charity project every year, in addition to fundraising for breast cancer research. Since Kaplan beat breast cancer five years ago, charities like Play for Pink hold a special place in their hearts.

Often times, their projects are personal, whether they are relating to cancer research or Temple Emanu El. Part of Mimi and Hill’s charitable philosophy comes from the Jewish belief of Tzedakah. “Tzedakah is Hebrew for making the world a better place,” Kaplan said. “That’s a big part of our Jewish culture and that's why we have always believed that our firm does not just exist to design spaces but to beautify the world at large.”

Some recent projects include designing the senior housing center at Temple Emanu El and redoing the teachers' lounge at Wilson. Both women had kids go through Wilson, so that project was close to home.

Verga and Kaplan believe that the projects they are meant to do find them. And that how their journey with Grace’s house began. In November of 2018, they received an email from the Valerie Fund looking for designers to participate in a show house that would be a fundraiser for the organization. The Valerie Fund provides services for children with cancer and blood disorders, and Verga and Kaplan immediately decide they would sign-on.

The eventual show house, called Grace’s House, was located in an old mansion in Plainfield. Named in honor of Grace, a pediatric brain cancer patient who was treated by the Valerie Fund, the house was purchased by her grandfather with the intent of raising money for the organization that saved Grace’s life.

The Grace's House Designer Show House total transformed the mansion and raised over $200,000 for the Valerie Fund. Along with the outcome, Verga and Kaplan loved the process of designing the room and the lovely spirit of camaraderie among the design teams, inspired by Grace and her family.

Similar to Grace’s House, about eight years ago Mimi and Hill redesigned a teenage cancer patient’s room. One of their friend’s daughters was diagnosed with cancer, so to make her feel more comfortable in her space they redesigned the room with comfort and practicality in mind. Like most teenage girls, she asked for her new room to be blue. The goal of the room was to provide the girl with some hope and joy in her life.

Ultimately, both projects were extremely rewarding for Verga and Kaplan. They combined design with charity, which is essentially what Mimi and Hill are trying to do: change the world through design, providing peace and inspiration that can come when clients are comfortable in their spaces.

Mimi & Hill embody the giving spirit of Westfield's local businesses, rising to support those in need within our community. Local businesses spend their limited resources on good deeds like these, often without public recognition.

Local businesses are the heart of our community. During trying times like these it's important to remember to support them back. 

1k Project - a new initiative to help our friends and neighbors through this difficult time

1k Project - a new initiative to help our friends and neighbors through this difficult time

JOIN THE 1K PROJECT

 Dear friends:

I’m writing to let you know about an important new initiative to help our friends and neighbors who are most in need during this COVID-19 crisis. It’s a volunteer collaboration called the 1k Project. Using our personal networks, the 1k Project matches a family severely impacted by the pandemic with a family committed to giving them $1K each month for 3 consecutive months. Every single family and sponsor are verified through a trusted chain of connections tracing back to someone at the $1k Project. The organizers of this innovative new program will prioritize families that have lost all income and have little to no savings to rely on. The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) encourages small business owners that have had to lay off employees and are aware of families that could use a hand for the next few months until employment returns to apply.

Here’s how the program works:

  • Families apply by listing their referrer and entering basic information to help us match them with a committed sponsor via a private GoFundMe page.
  • The 1k Project team documents the “referral chain” back to the 1k Project before sharing their campaign page with a potential sponsor.
  • Once a sponsor confirms the match, they fund the family $1,000 for each of the next 3 months through the private GoFundMe campaign.

If you know of a family in need, or you are interested in becoming a 1k Project sponsor, please visit the 1k Project’s Westfield-specific website at https://join.1kproject.org/westfieldnj Also, to spread the word, please forward this email to your network and ask applicants to use the above link as the referral so it can track back to the DWC. The 1k Project volunteers pledge to consider all applicants and hope to onboard as many sponsors as they can so they can find a match.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at b.zuckerman@westfieldtoday.com. I hope you will consider nominating a family in need or, if you are so able, to sponsor a family. We are very appreciative!

Sincerely,

Bob Zuckerman

Executive Director

DWC

Thank YOU for supporting local businesses

Thank YOU for supporting local businesses

Downtown Westfield businesses are the heart of our community. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are open and they are safely delivering meals, products and services. They want to say "thank you Westfield" to our community for continuing to support them with your orders, by streaming their services and by buying gift cards for future use.

The Westfield United Fund will continue to take donations for independent Westfield businesses to help them weather the COVID-19 pandemic. You can donate here. 

 

Fun things to do and make on spring break

Fun things to do and make on spring break

Make the best of spring break at home with cool things to do from downtown Westfield. 

During the COVID19 quarantine it can be tough for kids to know what to do with themselves—especially while spending spring break at home with no school and no face-to-face friends. These products, classes and events from downtown Westfield may spark some joy and provide new outlets for creativity in the coming weeks.  

 

Singing, songwriting, music and musical theater

Valencia School of Music is offering online workshops through Facebook live. Tune in each week for a variety of classes.Check out their website and instagram @valenciamusicnj for more information on how to join.

  • Virtual open mic concerts are happening on Instagram Live at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 10th.
  • Every Friday, there will be:

Musical Theater and Pop class at 3:00 on Facebook Live,

Songwriting at 5:00 on Facebook Live,

Jazz SInging class Fridays at 6:00 on Instagram Live.

 

Acting Out is offering classes online with new online sessions available on Monday, 4/13. Visit their website for information on times, prices and availability. 908.379.8119.

NJ Workshop for the Arts has music lessons available on Skype, Zoom and Facetime. All private music lessons are now online, so students will not be missing out on instruction. New students can register too. Call 908-789-9696 for more information.

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