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Apparel/Accessories/Jewelry:

Warby Parker

Ready, set, luxuriate: Warby Parker's new Forma Collection is in at Westfield. All crafted in Italy and made just in time for the nice weather. 126 Central Ave., 908.505.0064. 

www.warbyparker.com 

Brunner Opticians
Approximately 50% of children are involved in one or more organized athletic activities. Participation carries the risk of eye injury, and 90% of sports related eye injuries are avoidable if appropriate protective eyewear is worn during game play. Brunner carries a line of sports protective eyewear which can be made into prescription as well as non-prescription lenses. Athletes who wear contact lens should also wear appropriate eye protection. An independent Dr. of Optometry is available for eye exams. 100 E. Broad St., 908.232.8182. www.brunneropticians.net

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Westfield Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 27

Westfield Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 27

The Annual Westfield Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 27, 2019, beginning at 9am. Bring the kids downtown, gather on either side of E. Broad St., and watch the festivities!

Opening ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial Monument begin at 9am. Participants in this parade are required to assemble in the Lord & Taylor (West) parking lot at 8am. This year's parade route, after the opening ceremonies, will be straight up East Broad St. ending at Fairview Cemetery. 

All Westfield organizations and businesses are invited to march in this year's Tribute to Veterans who made the supreme sacrifice fighting for the freedom we often take for granted. They are particularly honored this year because the Martin Wallberg, American Legion Post Number 3 is celebrating its 100th year anniversary. The parade committee urges organizations or individuals to either march in the parade, sponsor a wreath to be placed at the Monument or to make a financial contribution to the parade committee to help offset the costs of running the parade.

The Westfield Memorial Day Parade is sponsored by the Town of Westfield and The American Legion Martin Wallberg Post #3. 

If there are any questions regarding participation, guidelines, logistics, line of march, publicity for your organization, etc. please call Stan Cuba at 908-233-2767 (home) or 908-347-3230 (cell).

DWC Thanks Businesses and Visitors for Another Successful Girls' Day & Night Out

DWC Thanks Businesses and Visitors for Another Successful Girls' Day & Night Out

The Downtown Westfield Corporation would like to thank all the women who came out to shop, sip and enjoy promotions during the recent Girls' Day & Night Out event on May 9.  Over 1600 ladies pre-registered and received a a special gift of facial serum from Blende Custom Makeup Studio, compliments of the DWC. Shoppers also enjoyed free parking and live music on the corner of E. Broad St and Elm St by Michael Doyle's '8 Til When?'

The DWC would also like to thank the 90 businesses and sponsors who offered the ladies something special that day and night, from price reductions to raffles to complimentary refreshments. 

Sponsors were on hand to give away goodies, giveaways, samples and bags...Trader Joe's, Lord & Taylor, Stop & Shop, David Realty Group and Keller Williams Realty. Thank you David Realty Group and Keller Williams who also volunteered to staff our registration tables to check the ladies in.

See you all next year!

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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

Don't get the winter blues! There are plenty of sales and promotions to keep you happy.

 

Art/Antiques/Home Design:

Art Show at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic

Come see the Spring Art Show "Fields of Color" by Artist Shirley Wallitsch. Reception is Saturday, March 23 from 6-8pm. All works are on view at Raritan Valley Gyrotonic or in the online portfolio. Contact Shirley Wallitsch to see the art by appointment. 100 Elmer St., 908.288.7551. www.wallitsch-art.squarespace.com

Evalyn Dunn Gallery

Evalyn Dunn is continuing to enlarge their baby and children's gift department with many unusual items. One of their most popular items is the mason jar solar nightlight. Each nightlight is handcrafted and has a cute scene along the back. When the lights go out the nightlight lights up the scene. Simply put it under a lit light bulb to charge. What a great baby gift! Stop in to the gallery to see the many choices. 549 South Ave. W., 908.232.0412. www.evalyndunngallery.com

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Latest in Fitness & Beauty

Latest in Fitness & Beauty

Time to rebalance and reset your fitness, health and beauty goals. There are many yoga studios and spas offering great events and specials this month. 

Fitness:

Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio

Brassy Buddha invites you to celebrate their 1 Year Anniversary on March 9! They are offering donation based classes -- 8am Ashtanga & 9:30am Hot Vinyasa with live DJ -- with ALL proceeds going to Walk In Sunshine, an organization that provides support for parents and families that have lost a child. Following classes, enjoy a party with many vendors from 11am-12:30pm. Over 15 local vendors are coming... Acupuncture w/ Shara Resende, Fettle & Fare, Forevergreen, doterra, and SO many more. Sign up for class or just just stop in for the party! The weekend of March 23, Brassy Buddha begins their 21 Day Yoga Detox  -- Brassy Buddha Yoga, The Oils Room, & ViaNutrition unite for a total Spring Cleanse. 407 South Ave. W., 908.230.4047. www.brassybuddhayoga.com 

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A Message from Theresa's

A Message from Theresa's

 

To all my family, friends and loyal customers:

After an amazing 25 years of serving  the Westfield community, I am closing the doors of Theresa's Restaurant. While I am ending this professional chapter, I will be moving on to another business opportunity.

This decision was not an easy one and along with it, comes much sadness and a heavy heart.  I have truly enjoyed serving you all with delicious and memorable meals at Theresa's, Isabella's, and Mojave Grill over the years. I have met so many interesting and kind people who became regular patrons and participated along with me at school, charitable fundraisers, and community events. I am eternally grateful and will miss each and every one of you.

Downtown Westfield has been a wonderful place to conduct business but unfortunately, difficult economic times and regulatory restrictions make it impossible to keep the doors open.  

I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life and hopefully, our paths will cross again soon. 

Sincerely,
Robert Scalera

Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Here's what's special this month in expansions, catering, wine and charity dinners and more.

Spice Bazaar to Expand and Relocate to Elm Street

Spice Bazaar Casual Indian Dining, Westfield's only Indian restaurant, located at 114 Quimby St. will be relocating to a larger space at 39 Elm St., previously occupied by Ambeli Greek Taverna. Owners Simran Bakshi and Kanika Vij are thrilled to announce their expansion AND their introduction of a new pan Asian restaurant in their current Quimby Street location.  Not only will you not have to wait for a table any longer, they will be taking reservations in their new space. Spice Bazaar, which opened in November 2017, has brought a new style of delicious cuisine to Downtown Westfield with North Indian dishes. They offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian entries, delicious tandoori breads, and exquisite spices. They invite you to experience the new Spice Bazaar Modern Indian Dining for lunch or dinner or catering for all your celebrations. Try their easy online ordering too. 39 Elm St., 908.389.1888, www.spicebazaarnj.com 

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Celebrate with the Irish! 

Celebrate with the Irish! 

Erin go Bragh! You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Downtown Westfield. There are lots of things to eat, drink and enjoy this month to get into the lucky spirit. The following restaurants and merchants are going green in some way. 

  • Try an Irish whiskey or a pint of Guinness at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro (16 Prospect St., 908.232.7320).
  • Savor a green tea matcha latte at Boxwood Coffee (143 E. Broad St., 908.219.4076) or Starbucks (117 Central Ave., 908.789.8424).
  • Head to Bridget's Irish Cottage (15 E. Broad St., 908.789.0909) for all things Irish - jewelry, clothing & more.
  • Enjoy a green Hawaiian martini or cucumber cocktail at Akai Sushi Lounge (102 E. Broad St., 908.264.8660). 
  • Get your Irish soda bread, rainbow & leprechaun cupcakes, and shamrock cookies at Bovella's Pastry Shoppe (101 E. Broad St., 908.232.4149).
  • Get green bagels at Manhattan Bagel (210 South Ave. W., 908.654.0525).
  • Sip an Irish coffee at Addams Tavern (115 Elm St., 908.232.3201) or Sweet Waters Steak House (43 Elm St., 908.317.2599).
  • Pick up corned beef curing and pickling salts and spices at Savory Spice Shop (138 E. Broad St., 908.264.8947).
  • Cater in your corned beef and cabbage dinner from Feast Catering (27 Elm St., 908.654.0045).

Pick up pistachio shamrock cookies from Farinolio (121 E. Broad St., 908.325.2486). 

Westfield Historic Preservation Commission -- Middle & Senior High Student Art & Writing Contest

The Westfield Historic Preservation Commission invites submissions for the student portion of its Harry Devlin preservation awards program. Created in 1993 to foster an appreciation of historic preservation, the awards are named for Harry Devlin, a prominent local artist, author and architectural historian. 

Any Westfield student in Middle or Senior High is eligible. Students are asked to submit a piece of writing or artwork in response to the following prompt:
Describe or depict a favorite place in Westfield as it may have existed in another era. Include specific historic details that evoke the time period and help make it come alive.

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Calling all Families -- Midday Madness: An Interactive Clue Hunt is Coming to Downtown Westfield

Calling all Families -- Midday Madness: An Interactive Clue Hunt is Coming to Downtown Westfield

Rescheduled to Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1 – 4pm throughout downtown Westfield, NJ

Calling all families to participate in a clue hunt that requires the players to use their cunning wit and problem solving skills to decipher clues that lead them to various locations throughout downtown Westfield! 

Families will be their own team and will be assigned a color or pattern to wear. They will arrive at 76 Elm St. to begin this fun filled event. They will be given a list of clues. Once they have solved a clue they find the locations, take a selfie to move onto the next one until the game is complete. The finish line will also be at 76 Elm St.  Fun prizes to be offered to the team that comes in with the best score!

The cost to participate is $10 per adult and $5 per child to be paid at the registration table at 76 Elm St. on the day of the event (cash or check).

Online registration is now closed, but families & teams can show up on game day and sign up on site to play!

REGISTER NOW!

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