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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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Make a connection with online classes and events

Make a connection with online classes and events

Classes and live streamed events keep you connected to others — and when you feel connected it's easier to keep feeling positive. Join in on classes and events available online every day, for kids and adults.

 

THE ARTS 

Acting Out  Kids and teen classes are happening online. Contact (718) 236-6494 www.actingoutonline.com for more information. 

NJ Workshop for the Arts 

  • NJWA is live on your device! Now your music lessons and most classes are available to you via skype, zoom, facetime etc. New students register Online, Call 908-789-9696 or email njwa2@aol.com now for more information.
  • All private music lessons are now remote.

Valencia School of Music 

  • Teaching virtually – Live lessons with instructors
  • Offering Private and Group Music Lessons in Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Piano, Drums, Woodwinds, Brass and Strings
  • April workshops. Singing for Musical Theater and Pop with Kelly, Songwriting with Chuck and The Jazz Singer Workshop with Brianna!

Westfield School of Dance has regular, weekly virtual dance classes. 

Also, make sure to message us or email kelly@valenciamusicnj.com to sign up for a song spot in the Instagram Open Mic on Friday, April 10th!

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What's New:  Interactive Kits & Concierge Service

What's New:  Interactive Kits & Concierge Service

Merchants are getting creative with fun and practical makers' kits. It's true that many of these kits have been borne out of necessity of social distancing but the interactive 'makers' in us appreciate having the leveled up tools needed to create something truly fabulous. For instance, cocktail kits enable us to become champion mixologists and pizza kits are an activity so enticing that it can tear kids away from their screens. 

You'll find activities that are custom made for family time  Capture moments with upgraded photography kits, have kitchen parties with family-sized party platters, craft kits, and tea party kits.

All Kinds of Kits

Crafty Kits

AR Workshop  Order online, call 908-367-9054 or email westfield@arworkshop.com

  • Wood sign kits with new designs and clolor blending. 

Just Bead Yourself To place an order call or text (908) 456-5623,  #StaySafeUnityBracelet a bracelet that unifies us.

  • raises funds to provide protective equipment for Healthcare workers, and provide some extra unity for the town.
  • Unity kit comes with enough string and beads to make 2 bracelets,
  • each colored bead represents something positive we can do to continue pushing through this time.
  • For every order that is placed, 25% of the proceeds will be donated to healthcare workers risking their lives to save ours.  

Little Nest Portraits Stay In Your Nest Package $195

  • $295 Little Nest Gift Card
  • FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Print Camera
  • 20 Pack of Photo Paper
  • 20% Donated to a local cause
    **Westfield - St. Joseph Food Pantry **Ridgewood - Valley Hospital Foundation - Covid-19 Response Efforts
  • Enter to win an Annual Membership!!!!

Mulberry House (908) 907.7441 or email: jenna@mulberryhouserestaurant.com Order Friday to Sunday 4/3 - 4/5 9AM - 2PM 

  • Doll & Me Quaran-Tea Party Kit with Tea Party Kit with Bracelet-Making-Kit from Just Bead Yourself, one for you and one for your doll. 

 

Foodie Kits, Family Meals & Specials

Addams Tavern 908.232.3201 Offering all kinds of cocktail kits and food pairings. 

  • AT Mimosa Kit $20 featuring one bottle of prosecco, fresh fruit purees,
  • AT Bloody Mary Kit $30, bottle of your choice of 360 tequila or vodka, house bloody mary mix, pickled garnishes,
  • Cosmo Kit, $40, bottle of Tito's vodka, Triple Sec, cranberry juice and lime juice,
  • Moscow Mule Kit, $45 bottle of Tito's vodka, 4 bottles of ginger beer, lime juice, 
  • Beer growlers and six packs, 
  • Burger & Wine Tour Pairing.

Ahrre's Coffee Roastery 908. 232-7977 Coffee making kit featuring stove top percolator or french press, espresso maker, with fresh roasted coffee or espresso. 

Akai Lounge Westfield 908.264.8660 4 PM - 8:30 daily curbside pick up or delivery. 

  • Sushi Party at Home, Sushi platter plus free beer (with a $30 purchase) & free sake (with $100 purchase). 

Bovellas Bake Shoppe 908.232.4149 call for pick up or free delivery. 

  • Bovella's Mini Cannoli take home kits $36, 12 mini cannoli shells, cannoli cream, chocolate chips and powdered sugar. 
  • Bovella's Personal Pizza Kit $15, 9 oz dough, sauce, cheese, pepperoni. We recommend these materials: Pizza pan, oil, paper towel, spoon and Bovella's Pizza Kit ingredients. 
  • Bovella's Mini Cupcake Kit $25, 12 Mini cupcakes (chocolate & vanilla), 3 icing bags, sprinkles, edible frosting images to put on top.  
  • Also sliced loaves of fresh bread and gallons of milk. 

Casa di Pizza 908. 654-3232 offers family meal specials with a variety of $40 half trays of food. Also good for sending to hospitals and essential workers as a thank you. 

Cinnaholic Westfield 908.588.2323 for curbside pick up or delivery through UberEats or DoorDash

  • Bake & Decorate Vegan Cookie Kit, includes (edible uncooked) cookie dough for 12 mini chocolate chip cookies, a piping bag full of your choice of frosting and 2 toppings to decorate. $16
  • Vegan Cookie Decorating Kit, includes 4 chocolate chip cookies, frosting & 2 toppings,
  • Vegan Brownie Deorating Kit, incudes 3 fudge-style brownies, and 2 toppings, 
  • Baby Buns Decorating Kit, includes 6 baby buns, frosting and 2 toppings. 

Lavash Mediterranean Grill  908. 389-1788 offers family meals, 10% online orders and free delivery. 

Mulberry House  908.907.7441 or email: jenna@mulberryhouserestaurant.com Order Friday to Sunday 4/3 - 4/5 9AM - 2PM 

  • Tea Party Kits, Add on Tea Cup & Saucer and tea bag.
  • Brunch Boxes, 
  • Scones by dozen and half-dozen,
  • Doll & Me Quaran-Tea Party Kit with Tea Party Kit with Bracelet-Making-Kit from Just Bead Yourself, one for you and one for your doll. 

Turning Point Restaurants, 908. 264-8180  Turning Point gourmet coffee kit, featuring french press, roasted coffee and two Turning Point coffee cups. 

Outta Hand Pizza 908 233.9300 Pizza Kits Pizza Kits $10, includes large dough, sauce and cheese. Free delivery or curbside pickup. 

Old Havana Cuban Cuisine 908. 928-0999 Offers a family meals (.

Patricia & Paul,  908) 232-3866 Call our Zoom party conceirge to customize your Zoom cocktail party in to go

  • featuring dips, tapanades, serving platter, serving knife.
  • Zoom brunch kit, Friday night dinner kit, Zoom cocktail kit. 

Spice Bazaar Modern Indian Dining  908.389.1888 offers family meals, 10% online orders and free delivery. 

Sweet Waters Steak House call 908.317.2599

  • offers a complimentary bottle of wine with all curbside pickups. Home delivery is available through Door Dash (without the complimentary wine).
  • Emergency provisions list

Xocolatz 908. 232-3962 opening on 4/21 with family meals and limited menu. 

 

Concierge Services

Concierge shopping allows interactive customization and expert advice—and it's becoming more prevalent in downtown Westfield. You can consult a sneaker fit expert to hit the pavement in the perfect pair or shop for clothes, jewelry and redecorate your home via video conference calls guided by specialists who will oversee and deliver your order. 

 

Fashion, Shoes & Jewelry

Best Foot Forward Westfield now has their spring shoe line online and available for curbside pick up or delivery—including kids and adults sneakers, stylish and comfortable walking shoes and the hottest new styles to match any outfit. 

Jude Connally has brand ambassadors to help with a virtual fitting, call 855.222.5833. Delivery to hope. 

JackRabbit Westfield 908.654.9900 Call, DM on Instagram or Facebook Monday - Friday 11 AM to 4 PM— their conceirge desk fit expert will help you find the right pair of new sneakers to keep you moving. Purchase online or over the phone. They are providing a discount to healthcare heroes. 

J.McLaughlin Personal Shopping on Facetime with Terri. Shop J.McLaughlin's online collection, call Terri at (908) 588-7062 to make a Facetime appointment. She will provide suggestions, solutions, order your sizes and delivery to your home. 

Sole Shoes Personal Shoe Shopping on Facetime. Call Anna (908) 654-7800 and find the right shoe for the outfit that just doesn't seem to have one. 

 

Hair Salons

Elegant Image 908.232.4900

  • Salon Professional Hair Color Kit Mixed Specifically for You.
  • Video consultation for color match, a patch test for you to try and video instruction and customized instruction sheet.
  • Kit includes gloves, two clips, hair color, applicator bottle, instruction sheet and sample packet of shampoo and conditioner and an emailed video tutorial. 

Guillotine Salon & Spa  908.654.8686

  • Personalized Root Touch Up Kits and Sprays available for Delivery! All retail is also available as well, for 20% off.
  • Purchase on Oribe.com using our personal code to help maintain your look until your next visit, and support our salon during this time. Shop safely from home by heading over to oribe.com and entering code: guillotinesalon at checkout.

VP Salon info@victorpassuccisalon.com for grey root coverage. 

 

Home Decor

Ella Allure Redecorate with video walkthrough and online shopping and ordering of products. 908-654-3527

Ellie Mroz Design Is doing video walk throughs and virtual shelfies. Text her photos of your space and she will create a plan to level up the space. 

Evalyn Dunn Gallery Now has an online store and a NEW visualization program. You can drop off your art or photo and we can show you the framed item while you are selecting the frame. You will see the finished product so you know what's right for you, all from the comfort of your own home! Choice of online ordering, pay by phone at 908-232-0412. Call to set up a Facetime appointment to view products. Gift certificates available.

Galleria West Curbside delivery and pick up. Call  908-301-9217 or 908-512-8827 to make an appointment.

Madeline Moss Ordering, design and search services continue from an off-site location. Phone and email client consultations. Delivery. madeline@madelinemoss.com. 908-400-4566

 Mimi & Hill design studio + shop
The shop is online and doing video consultations. They will advise on furniture and items that are instock and can be delivered quickly.  227 Elmer St, 908.403.6169. www.mimiandhillshop.com

 

Wellness

Alaniaa Aesthetics 908.472.0472 Purchase high quality Environ products. 

Everlasting Haven Spa & Wellness Center 908.370.5235 has an online store for skincare products, gift certificates, and essential oils.

Facial Reality Spa 908.928.0010 Online store is open for organic Eminence products. Receive a free gift card and delivery with purchase. They will do video consultations. 

The Oils Room 908.301.6685.  Learn about and purchase your doTERRA essential oils and accessories. 

ViaNutrition text 908.310.0277 Zoom nutrition sessions, pay and pick up supplements and products. 

Groceries are now available from eateries in town

Groceries are now available from eateries in town

In addition to our great supermarkets, local eateries are expanding offerings and specialty grocery items safely available for curbside pickup and delivery. Shop owners are going above what's "normal" to provide hard to find items such as toilet paper, flour and milk, fresh sliced bread and produce. 

Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery offers a wide variety of fresh roasted coffee beans and ground coffee, such as Columbian Supremo, Hawaiian Kauai and Kenya AA.  Buy online for curbside pick up or home delivery. 

Bovellas Bake Shoppe Call 908.232.4149 Tues – Sat 8 AM – 4 PM, Sun 8 AM — 7 PM. Deliveries daily or curbside pickup of gallons of milk, loaves challah, french and brioche loaves, kaiser, bagel, white & multigrain thick sliced bread, kosher baked products, limited Passover menu, baked products, Easter wheat pies, pizza rustica, Easter bread, fun decorated cupcakes. Lunch, brunch, breakfast, dessert and free delivery.

Boxwood Coffee Roasters  Call 908.228.5481 for milk and non-dairy milk: Farmland brand skim and whole milk and non-dairy alternatives: Barista brand cartons or soy, almond and oat milk. Online subscription for 7- and 14- day coffee drink home delivery subscription with pastry options.

Farinolio 908.325.2486 Order online for curbside or home delivery: flour, fresh bread baked daily: Tuscan baguette $5, Tuscan ciabatta $5, Tuscan unsalted bread $5, small Schiacciata bread $7 among other fine breads and gluten-free bread and pasta, pastries and savory items, assorted Italian prime cured meats, tuna, cheeses, marinated vegetables, chips, quality chocolates, Easter chocolates, boxes of cookies, orange jam, onion jam, extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegar, truffle cream, truffle risotto, gourmet salts, hand soaps, candles, olive wood cheese board, and kitchen items. Large selection of prepared foods.

Manhattan Bagel Order online for curbside delivery: bagels, butter, cream cheese, orange juice, milk, chocolate milk, fruit bowls, yogurt.

Ono Bowls 908.588.2087 Order online for curbside delivery. Produce boxes for fruit & veggies, just fruit or just vegetables. Each with two rolls of toilet paper.

Patricia and Paul Artisans of Fine Oil and Balsamics. 908.232.3866 Order online for free home delivery or curbside pickup:  Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, gluten-free items, local honey, elderberry and honey tonic infused with 12 herbs, roots & spices, kosher items, specialty foods. Spring gift items. Zoom party packages.

 Westfield Seafood Call 908. 233.3042 Order online for curbside delivery: Fresh fish, frozen fish, prepared foods.

Donate or Apply to the "We Love Local" Fund

Donate or Apply to the "We Love Local" Fund

WE LOVE LOCAL!

 

5 Simple Ways to Support Local Businesses

  • Order locally twice a week, or more, for meals, groceries, personal products, toys, crafts, clothes and shoes—for curbside pickup or delivery.
  • Contribute to the #WeLoveLocal fund that helps independent Westfield businesses.
  • Round up your order: Add to an order for tomorrow’s meal, pay for essential workers’ meals or buy food for an elderly neighbor.
  • Maintain your class subscriptions and buy gift cards for future use.

You know what they say about a little kindness... Tip a little more. Share words of encouragement. Be patient with a smaller staff. Leave a nice review. It can make a big difference.

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NJ.com Article by Katie Kausch Concerning Takeout Safety

NJ.com Article by Katie Kausch Concerning Takeout Safety

NJ.com article
posted Updated 7:18 AM; March 19, 2020 at 6:36 AM

Click on the link below:

Yes, it’s safe to order restaurant takeout during coronavirus outbreak, expert says

By Katie Kausch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Featured

Take Care of Yourself

Take Care of Yourself

Health & Wellness

Harmony Meditation Interactive special lecture and guided meditation sessions for connectivity like you’ve never experienced before with benefits for you, your family and your loved ones. Guests and non-members are welcome to this donation special event to help further fund online meditation courses and events. Sunday, April 19, 2020,  3 pm - 3:30pm. To register, visit: https://harmonymeditation.com/

Open Door Therapy virtual relationship counseling HIPAA-compliant, confidential session from their phone or laptop. 908-403-9300

The Oils Room Offering online classes and 1:1 consultations via online conference. Westfield area local delivery or mail out oil samples to enhance the class experience.

 

FITNESS CLASSES

Athleta Instagram Live free classes called Power Hour Monday - Friday 7PM on @Athleta

The Bar Method Live streaming for Active Members begins Monday, March 23. Off Peak Members may take certain classes! Check The Bar Method website. New to The Bar Method? You can also try Bar Online. 908-232-0746

Brassy Buddha Yoga online classes 908-230-4047  

  • Offering live streamed classes daily.  Once a week they offer a FREE class to either adults, kids, or for family meditation.
  • Class schedule can be found on Mindbody and classes can be booked directly through this link.  Class packages are less now in hopes that they keep everyone healthy at this time- MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT.
  • Kids classes area at 2 PM & 3 PM. A Unity Meditation at 8:15 PM Wednesday nights...for the entire family!  And a variety of classes sprinkled throughout each day for all levels of practitioners.

Club Pilates GO Free live classes daily on Facebook. Check the link for the schedule. 

CrossFIt 908 Central Four live workouts through Zoom each day at 7am / 9am / 12pm / 6pm. Anyone with the link can join for no cost. The link can be found daily on our website www.crossfit908.com. Workouts are scalable for all levels and there is no equipment required. 908-347-6812

Kika Stretch Westfield Private Virtual Stretch Sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-7pm. Text 908.376.9680 for FREE first session, Book Online www.kikastretchstudios.com

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic will be offering private and group Gyrokinesis classes live online at this time. 908-288-7551

Satsang Yoga Studio online class schedule available 908-789-7203

Westfield Fitness Studio has an one to one private classes and online training program, delivered through Skype and supplemented with pre-recorded videos and programs. The programs are individually tailored based on your assessment and the equipment you have in your home, whether that's a full gym or no dedicated fitness equipment at all. 908-487-7244

 

Skin Care and Beauty

Blende Beauty Will create and deliver, or curbside delivery, custom makeup. 908-588-2094

Blue Mercury Order online.

Facial Reality Spa & Salon Spa Pat is available to talk to you about your skin care questions and make appropriate recommendations and to order products. Give her a call or text her at 908-727-5406. Curbside pickup by appointment or free shipping. Follow them on Facebook so you can see Pat's Spa at Home videos for helpful skin care tips.

Guillotine Salon and Spa Email or call retail products you might need. 908 654-8686 info@guillotinesalonandspa.com

Elegant Image Salon Visit their online store for products. Soon curbside haircolor will be available!  Your formula will be waiting! 908-232-4900

Online Classes from your Favorite Westfield Fitness Studios

Online Classes from your Favorite Westfield Fitness Studios

Many Westfield Fitness Studios holding online classes! Call for more details!

FITNESS CLASSES

Athleta Instagram Live free classes called Power Hour Monday - Friday 7PM on @Athleta

The Bar Method Live streaming for Active Members begins Monday, March 23. Off Peak Members may take certain classes! Check The Bar Method website. New to The Bar Method? You can also try Bar Online. 908-232-0746

Brassy Buddha Yoga online classes 908-230-4047  

  • Offering live streamed classes daily.  Once a week they offer a FREE class to either adults, kids, or for family meditation.
  • Class schedule can be found on Mindbody and classes can be booked directly through this link.  Class packages are less now in hopes that they keep everyone healthy at this time- MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT.
  • Kids classes area at 2 PM & 3 PM. A Unity Meditation at 8:15 PM Wednesday nights...for the entire family!  And a variety of classes sprinkled throughout each day for all levels of practitioners.

Club Pilates GO Free live classes daily on Facebook. Check the link for the schedule. 

CrossFIt 908 Central Four live workouts through Zoom each day at 7am / 9am / 12pm / 6pm. Anyone with the link can join for no cost. The link can be found daily on our website www.crossfit908.com. Workouts are scalable for all levels and there is no equipment required. 908-347-6812

Kika Stretch Westfield Private Virtual Stretch Sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-7pm. Text 908.376.9680 for FREE first session, Book Online www.kikastretchstudios.com

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic will be offering private and group Gyrokinesis classes live online at this time. 908-288-7551

Satsang Yoga Studio online class schedule available 908-789-7203

Westfield Fitness Studio has an one to one private classes and online training program, delivered through Skype and supplemented with pre-recorded videos and programs. The programs are individually tailored based on your assessment and the equipment you have in your home, whether that's a full gym or no dedicated fitness equipment at all. 908-487-7244