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18 Years Running--The Pizza Run was July 24

18 Years Running--The Pizza Run was July 24

The 18th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, now more often referred to as the ‘Pizza Run’ was held on July 24, 2019.

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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. 

www.EllaAllure.com

 

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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. 

www.savoryspiceshop.com/new-jersey/westfield.html

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The Weather was Perfect for the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza!

The Weather was Perfect for the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza!

The 18th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza was held on 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 to check race times at Compuscore.com


2019 SPONSORS

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

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.

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.

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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