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Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival Summer Finale on Tuesday, August 27

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival Summer Finale on Tuesday, August 27

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.

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

See the summer schedule here

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Live Music Every Tuesday Night in July & August, 7pm-9pm

July 2 - August 27

Enjoy free music at the 23rd Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians.

New this year:

  • Quimby St. will be pedestrian only every Tuesday during the Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival, and the North Avenue Venue Band will perform on Quimby St. instead near the corner of Elm St.
  • Plus, the festival is now all music, not just jazz, including rock and country bands!

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), the festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7pm to 9pm. Raindates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week.

We hope to see you there! And come early to enjoy dinner at one of our fine restaurants. 

Click here for the performance schedule!

 

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Art & Design

Art & Design

Here's what's happening this month in the world of art, home and design.

Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Meet artist Mary Johnston at Evalyn Dunn Gallery on Tuesday, June 11 from 4pm-7pm. Born and raised in Duluth, MN, the landscape around Lake Superior gave Mary a beautiful palette of water, sky and forest to inspire her work. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412. www.evalyndunngallery.com

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Best Bets

Best Bets

There's a lot happening in June! From shopping sales to health & wellness events, take a look at some of these notable promotions.

 

Fitness:

Brassy Buddha Yoga

Join Brassy Buddha for Puppy Yoga! Saturday, June 8 from 3:30pm-4:30pm, Brassy Buddha Yoga will be pairing with HOME FOR GOOD Dog Rescue to find homes for pups in need of love and a family. Come practice a gentle flow alongside these adoptable pups, and who knows maybe you'll find a new family member! Fee is $25 and all proceeds go directly to the rescue. 407 South Ave. W., 908.230.4047. 

www.brassybuddhayoga.com

Entertainment:

YESTERcades of Westfield

YESTERcades is holding a Fan Event Sunday, June 23, from 2-6pm. This is your chance to meet the creative team behind your favorite toys. Be one of the first to see brand new products that they'll be revealing at the event. Participate in contests & giveaways, photo-ops, signings (bring your toys!) and a Q&A session with the development team. YESTERcades will also be hosting a live sculpting demo, and attendees will have unlimited access to the arcade machines! 151 E Broad St., 908.228.2398. 

www.facebook.com/events/405844833590706

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Top 10 List: Father's Day Gift Ideas

Top 10 List: Father's Day Gift Ideas

Dad has been giving you gifts since you were born. Now is the time to return the favor. Consider Father's Day on June 16 your time to give him something thoughtful - and cool. Whether he's into great wine, golfing or grilling, here are plenty of gift ideas to make his day, all of which can be purchased in Downtown Westfield!

  1. A Pair of Sunglasses from Warby Parker

Get dad a hip new pair of shades! Warby Parker has tons of styles, with metal frames to brights and neutral acetates, and shapes from rounds to rectangles, Each pair is equipped with scratch-resistant lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Starting at $95, with free returns. 126 Central Ave., 908.505.0064. www.warbyparker.com

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Memorial Day Parade in Westfield, May 27

Memorial Day Parade in Westfield, May 27

The Annual Westfield Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 27, beginning at 9am at the World War I Monument Circle (Memorial Plaza) on E. Broad St. Bring the kids downtown, gather on either side of E. Broad St., and enjoy the festivities! 

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Outdoor Fitness Event Returns to Quimby St. in Westfield

Outdoor Fitness Event Returns to Quimby St. in Westfield

Get Fit On Quimby, June 9, 9am-12:30pm

Come enjoy a stretch, yoga class and cardio dance flash mob on Quimby St in Downtown Westfield! The kickoff event to the ‘Second Sunday’ series -- Get Fit on Quimby, Wellness in the Streets -- invites all ages and skill levels to take part in this fun outdoor fitness event on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 9am to 12:30pm on Quimby St., in Westfield, NJ.

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Business Energy to Participate in New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s NJ Ignite Program

Collaboration Builds on Business Energy’s Mission to Support the Future of Work

Westfield, NJ, May 2, 2019—Westfield’s coworking and networking community Business Energy announced today that it has received approval from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to join its NJ Ignite program. Through NJ Ignite, Business Energy joins a list of collaborative workspaces that can offer rent support to startups moving into their space. To date, a total of 15 collaborative workspaces in New Jersey have been approved to participate in the program and Business Energy is the only space that has been approved in Union County.

NJ Ignite will provide up to half of an 18-month commitment of rent-support grants for early-stage technology and life sciences startup businesses moving to Business Energy. The funding is made possible through a combination of support from the NJEDA and Business Energy, with the NJEDA and Business Energy providing rent for half the length of the approved tenant’s commitment.

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Health, Beauty & Fitness 

Health, Beauty & Fitness 

It's time to get in shape for spring! Don't miss these spa, salon and fitness studio events and promotions going on this month.

Health & Beauty:

Mother's Day Special at ViaNutrition
Take her to brunch and then give her this gift of health... a 30-minute infrared sauna session, 1 white glass SOMA water bottle with bamboo cap, 2 Goop Glow sticks for vitamin infusion, 1 package of (30) chlorella tablets, 1 5pc. organza bag of WEI Compassion 72% dark chocolates, all for $70 (value $85). 138 Elmer St., 908.310.0277. www.vianutritionandhealth.com

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Food & Wine

Food & Wine

There are lots of events for foodies this month, including wine dinners, special events, curbside pickup and seasonal specials. Read on for details!

NosVino Presents a Spring Gourmet Wine Dinner @ Limani Seafood Grill

Join NosVino Wednesday, May 22 at Limani Seafood Grill with host winemaker Matt Bonanno presenting five of his California wines perfectly paired with a special menu by Chef George Vastardis. Visit the NosVino website for menu and tickets information. 127 Central Ave., 908.232.5050. 

https://nosvino.com/events/spring-gourmet-wine-dinner/

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Essential Gifts for Mom

Essential Gifts for Mom

Mom deserves the best, so why not bring her something special? In addition to gift options, there are plenty of local businesses downtown that offer the important essentials -- flowers, chocolates, champagne, cookies -- for making the women in your life feel important. Here are a few of Downtown Westfield's key destinations for Mother's Day gift giving. Call or stop by one or more of these establishments to be a hero or heroine!

Flowers:

Chocolates:

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