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Glo downtown and ride the glowing, musical seesaws

Glo downtown and ride the glowing, musical seesaws

Glo Downtown — Featuring Impulse — The Westfield Seesaws

Downtown Westfield will be glowing this March with a ‘Glo Downtown’ initiative poised to shed some light and joy in this dark winter.

Look for colorful shop windows and glow-themed specials around town. The highlight of the season is Impulse, an international art installation of fifteen giant, illuminated, sound-producing seesaws that up to four people can ride at one time. The Impulse seesaws are coming to the North Avenue Westfield Train Station from Friday, March 5 through Sunday, March 21, and will be open for public use from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, following a 5:30 PM opening ceremony on March 4. 

"...the movement of the seesaws generate animated light and sound waves. But it’s the sounds of laughter that I’m looking forward to the most.”  — Erin Ben-Hayon 

Initially launched in Montréal, and created but Lateral Office and CS Design, the dynamic public art installation has visited Australia, London, Boston, and New York City — among other major stops — and will be arriving in Westfield during a particularly slow time for retailers and restaurants.

Downtown Westfield is betting that people who come to ride the seesaws will stay for Glo Downtown self-directed Chocolate Tour Weekends, Pie in the Sky Pizza Challenge, dining specials & hot shopping deals – available only while the Impulse seesaw installation is open.

"While they’re in town riding the seesaws, we want people to play, shop, and dine and have a blast by supporting our local businesses.”  — Bob Zuckerman

“The ultimate goal of the Impulse seesaw installation is to draw people into town during a traditionally slow time of year while providing families from around the region a fun winter activity,” said Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC). “While residents and visitors are in Town riding the seesaws, we want them to play, shop, and dine and enjoy the amazing offerings of our local businesses.” According to Creos, the tour producer, cities that have hosted Impulse have reported business increases in the millions to their local economies. “We are a smaller market, but we are confident that this joyful installation will provide a shot in the arm to downtown Westfield’s economy, too,” explains Zuckerman. 

The Impulse seesaws are part of the Glo Downtown experience throughout March 21, offering a wide variety of seasonal specials from Downtown Westfield’s businesses. These specials will include: 

  • Professional photo sessions on the seesaws with framing packages;
  • The Chocolate Tour each of the three weekends;
  • A Pie in the Sky Pizza Challenge on March 13 and 14; and 
  • Exciting Glo Downtown retail deals, in addition to Glo Downtown dining specials and cocktails in select restaurants.

Details on each of these specials, with others to be announced, will be accessible through WestfieldToday.com and on Downtown Westfield social media. 

“We know that this antidote for seasonal blues will enable everyone to have a good time and our businesses to generate much-needed revenue,” said Councilwoman Dawn Mackey.  

The idea to bring a large-scale lighted art installation to Westfield was the brainchild of Erin Ben-Hayon, Chairperson of Downtown Westfield’s Promotion Committee and local realtor with David Realty Group. Councilwoman Mackey immediately saw the merit and — working with Bob Zuckerman and the team at the Downtown Westfield Corporation, as well as the Westfield Public Art Commission — they set out to bring the project to fruition. 

“The seesaws bring a carefree feeling of playfulness in what has been a heavy year,” said Ben-Hayon. “During these short winter days, the Westfield Train Station will be transformed into an outdoor playground of LED lights and sounds. But it’s the sounds of laughter that I’m looking forward to the most.”  

The seesaws are made of polycarbonate, not the icy metal of your childhood teeter-totter, and are set on thick foam mats. Adults and kids of all ages are invited to play for free in 10-minute increments and to enjoy shopping, dining, and downtown Westfield activities. Visitors are reminded to wear masks and maintain social distancing when visiting the seesaws, and sanitizing wipes will be provided. 

The costs of the Impulse seesaws are fully funded by grants and sponsorships, namely by Main Street New Jersey, Columbia Bank (www.ColumbiaBankOnline.com), and Wonder* (www.wonder.com), a brand new home dining experience in Westfield where dishes from the country’s best restaurants are prepared right outside your home. Harmony Design Group, Landscape Architecture & Construction (www.hdglandscape.com), has been a valued partner sponsoring the setup of the Glo Downtown installation. 

Impulse is owned and managed by Quartier des Spectacles Partnership. 

Creation and execution: Lateral Office and CS Design; Structural design: EGP Group; Sound design: Mitchell Akiyama; Mechanical design and fabrication: Generique Design; Electronic design and fabrication: Robocut; Production: Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal, Canada. Photo credits: Impulse, a creation by Lateral Office and CS Design,

Quartier des Spectacles, Montréal. (Photo: Ulysse Lemerise / OSA ) Note: Photos were taken pre-pandemic.

 

 

*For more information about Wonder, a sponsor of Glo Downtown, scan this QR code with your phone camera. 

Photo credits: Impulse, a creation by Lateral Office and CS Design,

Quartier des Spectacles, Montréal. (Photo: Ulysse

Lemerise / OSA ) Note: photos taken pre-pandemic.

 The Impulse seesaw art exhibition has traveled the world. From their inception in Montreal, to London, Brisbane, Australia, and throughout major cities in the US, like Scottsdale, Detroit and Boston MA. See the Harvard experience with the Impulse seesaws in this video.  

 

 

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top 10 resolutions... find inspiration downtown

top 10 resolutions... find inspiration downtown

1 cook one new thing each week

Patricia and Paul, Savory Spice Shop, and Williams Sonoma are brimming with recipes, compelling high-quality ingredients — like Patricia & Paul's Truffle Pesto, and Savory Spice Shop's Whiskey Barrel & Hickory Smoked Salt with smoky with notes of wood and whiskey — and cookware, like the WS Mercato Square Ravioli mold. Elevate your meals and get pumped to stretch your culinary dexterity. It's gonna be good. 

 

2 read more books, maybe one a month?

The Town Book Store is renowned for their personal recommendations, and will even customize a "book club" for you with a new book each month based on your reading preferences. 

 

3 kick toxins to the curb

The Oils Room Essential Oils 4-Week Bootcamp, starting at the end of January, teaches you how to reduce the number of chemicals in your home and live a healthier lifestyle using natural oils. 

Get started on a mineral, nutrient, and food makeover with Via Nutrition's 50-minute consultation.

 

4 drink less alcohol

Is #DryJanuary on your to-do list? You won't miss the booze with alcohol-free craft spirits and mocktails from RoosterSpin, like their signature Bruce Lee Chi and Thyme To Smoke. 

Get juiced for getting your health on track at Ono Bowls, Fresh Bui, Juice Junky & King's Bowl Café — they have what you need to detox and depuff.  

 

5 live a greener lifestyle 

Walk and bike to town where shopping local is greener, with less shipping and packaging than large e-commerce sites. While you're here, pick up your reusable downtown Westfield canvas bag, soon to be available at retailers throughout downtown. 

 

6 eat more veggies 

Discover Bareburger's healthier side, vegan Sweet Dreams Burger with sweet potato, kale & wild rice, organic alfalfa, avocado, organic baby spinach, organic cucumber, organic red onions, organic tomatoes, green goddess, sprout bun, and organic sweet potato fries on the side. Just yum. 

 

It's never been easier to order a killer salad — The Salad House launched their new app this week, making it a snap to order your healthy favorites.

Most of the restaurants in downtown Westfield will cater to your dietary desires — ask them to swap ingredients to your liking. Click here for a list of downtown Westfield eateries. 

 

7 try new experiences

AR Workshop lets you get your craft on with a socially distanced group or in the comfort of home with their DIY kits. So go ahead and make that chunky blanket. 

 

Are you missing travel adventures? We are too. Luckily we have Farinolio Cucina’s socially distanced events and meals that blend authentic food culture with Italy’s convivial character. Next up: an Italian vegan Valentine's Day event.

 

Seeking some zen? Find tranquility with guided meditation led by Harmony Meditation. 

 

8 spend less time with the kids (and support local restaurants)

Oh, how things have changed in 2021. We know you're craving quality grown-up time.* Don your après ski gear, BYOB — bring your own blanket — and dine under the heat lamps at The Addams Tavern, Limani, 1958 Cuban Cuisine, Sweet Waters Steakhouse (pictured to the left), and Ferraros. Or check into your private tent at Xocolatz.

 

Not into the great outdoors? All of the restaurants in downtown Westfield have indoor socially distanced dining at 25% capacity. Click here for the complete list of restaurants.

 

After your meal, make your way to Yestercades for an old school video game throwdown. It isn't just for kids — from 8 to 10 PM Yestercades has a BYOB beer and wine policy. Make plans at the meticulously cleaned, 25% capacity retro arcade, and see if you've still got the touch.

 

* The “we have no sitter” option: take out from your favorite downtown Westfield restaurant, click here for the complete list. Vino from NosVino or Liquor Basket and a mean game of Bounce Battle or Cube Duel from Learning Express.

 

9 achieve wellness goals without breaking a sweat

Create transformation without perspiration — here are your new secret weapons.  

OsteoStrong builds bone density in quick 10-minute sessions. 

Chill Cryotherapy generates work out-free weight loss with infrared sauna and 3-minute full-body cryotherapy.

Kika Stretch breaks up tension and builds flexibility with gentle assisted stretches.

 

10 and the most popular resolution is… (drum roll) to exercise more 

With the variety of high-quality fitness that can be found downtown, you just need to find your workout style and take action. Discover cross-training at 908 Athletics, online barre classes with Bar Method Westfield, kettlebell specialists and individual training at Westfield Fitness Studio, balance and strength at Club Pilates Westfield, movement classes at Raritan Valley GYROTONIC, and yoga with the specialists at Satsang Yoga Studio. While you're at it, check out Rowdell's Fitness's new space next to the Fire House. 

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Shopping Local in Westfield Just Went Online With Beyond Main

Shopping Local in Westfield Just Went Online With Beyond Main

Westfield is open for business in-person and now, online. With the help of Beyond Main Downtown Westfield, the online local e-commerce site, locals from near and far will now be able to shop many Westfield retailers from their home or mobile devices.

 

Beyond Main Downtown Westfield, an online "shop local" e-commerce site, has just gone live in Westfield, NJ, in time for Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. 

 

Beyond Main has been steadily growing since its 2018 debut in Summit, NJ.  The company’s mission is to help small businesses and communities thrive in the new era of retail with a convenient way to shop local. That mission has taken on a whole new meaning in the era of COVID-19 with the now critical added benefit of safety.  

 

Beyond Main offers easy fulfillment methods, including buy online, pick-up in-store, curbside delivery, local delivery, and shipping. Through a new partnership with the

Downtown Westfield Corporation, consumers can now make purchases from multiple Westfield businesses using a convenient consolidated check-out process, making it easier than ever to shop local this holiday season.

 

“We are thrilled to partner with Beyond Main to help Westfield businesses establish convenient, online options this holiday season,” said Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director, Downtown Westfield Corporation. “Our business owners have demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year like no other, and the coming weeks will be critical for them.

Providing additional consumer options like the services of Beyond Main are instrumental in our efforts to keep the focus on shopping local.”

 

“The Westfield community is incredibly loyal to its dedicated local business owners, and Beyond Main provides residents and visitors with improved access to their favorite products and services,” said Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle. “This is an important addition to our ongoing efforts to support Downtown Westfield as they kick off their most vital timeframe of the year.”

 

Participating Westfield retailers to date include Ahrre's Coffee Roastery, Acting Out, Beyond Trends, The Chocolate Bar, Cinnaholic, Club Pilates, Evalyn Dunn Gallery of Art, Indigo Art Studio, Mimi and Hill, Outta Hand Pizza, Patricia and Paul's Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsalmics, and Sole Shoes — with more additions expected in the coming days. 



Gift cards will be available for Beyond Main Downtown Westfield starting on December 5. A perfect way to show appreciation for teachers, the Westfield PTO has rallied around the "shop local" cause and is expected to use the new online website for holiday gifts. 

 

“We are so grateful to the DWC and Beyond Main for their collaboration in support of Westfield's small businesses,” said  Anna Mastroianni, owner of Sole Shoes.  “Shopping local is crucial to the vibrancy of our downtown and maintaining the sense of community so deeply felt in Westfield. Having one site where one can browse through our unique shops couldn't be easier. It's a win-win collaboration!”  

 

“Our family is thrilled to have the ability to shop our Westfield retail stores online with delivery. It’s a great way to support our local community while having the convenience and safety of doing it from our home,” says Westfield resident and shop local supporter, Aneesa Chignoli.  

"When you shop or patron a local business, almost 50 percent of what you spend gets recirculated back into your local economy, versus one percent of the same spend through third party online and big-box sites," said Beyond Main Founder, Kate Giovambattista. "This has a ripple effect that not only hurts small business but our communities at large. That is why we created Beyond Main, to change this dynamic and offer a better solution to small businesses and customers wishing to support local businesses in a modern way. Our platform and technology allow individuals to search, discover, shop, and support their favorite local businesses on-demand with ease and convenience," added Kate. 

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Love Local. Shop Westfield.

Love Local. Shop Westfield.

There are so many reasons to shop downtown Westfield

CLICK HERE to Download a pdf of a map of Downtown Westfield Businesses!

127 of your favorite retail shops & eateries.

Still offering town-wide free, fast local delivery from downtown Westfield retailers.

Curbside pick up and safe transactions. 

Private shopping appointments and concierge shopping throughout town. 

National brands you trust. Independent shops you love. 

The warm feeling of supporting your local downtown community.

 

What you want. Westfield has it.

 

FINAL WF WW20 8 Web front

 

FINAL WF WW20 8 map side for web

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Congratulations 2020 Downtown Westfield Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Congratulations 2020 Downtown Westfield Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Thank you to all who submitted entries to the 2020 Downtown Westfield Halloween Costume Contest!

1st Place winners will receive a $25 gift card to a downtown Westfield business and Runner Up winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to a downtown Westfield business. All winners will receive a medal.

We also want to thank our judges who chose the winners. Thank you Patricia Hanigan, owner of Patricia & Paul Fine Oil & Balsamics, and also the DWC Board Chair. Thank you Erin Ben-Hayon, Realtor, David Realty Group and the DWC Promotions Committee Chair. Thank you Bob Zuckerman, DWC Executive Director and Beth Brenner, DWC Assistant Executive Director.

 

 

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Costume Contest Winners by Categories

• Best Family Group Costume

1st Place: Skidmore Family
Runner Up: Eng Family

• Best SuperHero Costume

1st Place: Logan Plastiras
Runner Up: Andrew Plastiras

• Best Princess Costume

1st Place: Francesca Beard
Runner Up: Cadillo Family

• Best Addams Family Character Costume

1st Place: Vivienne and Devon Borello
Runner Up: Beene Family

• Scariest Costume

1st Place: Talie Schaible
Runner Up: Jaxon Field

• Funniest Costume

1st Place: Frank Family
Runner Up: Mason Diamond

• Best Athletic Costume

1st Place: Louis DeStefano
Runner Up: Ryan Young

• Best Pet Costume

1st Place: Michelle Chobar's Cutest Little Halloween Witch
Runner Up: Mannix "Mannie" Donnelly

• Most Creative Costume

1st Place: Bryson and Peyton Sanford-Johnson
Runner Up: Elise Kim

• Most Unique Costume

1st Place: Skylar Field
Runner Up: McCarthy Family

• Best Baby Costume

1st Place: Logan Jiang
Runner Up: Remy Plastiras

• Best Homemade Costume

1st Place: Mica Goldman
Runner Up: Kristen Zinkler 

• The Wild Card

1st Place: Charlee (Notorious RBG) Pall

 

 

 

Please contact the Downtown Westfield Corporation at 908-789-9444 or email info@westfieldtoday.com with any questions.

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Downtown Westfield's All American Ice Cream Tour

Downtown Westfield's All American Ice Cream Tour

There are lots of ways to stay cool this summer. Try some ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, smoothies and fresh juices from these awesome local places in Downtown Westfield.

Ice Cream/Gelato/Frozen Yogurt:

The Chocolate Bar - Delicious gelato, chocolates and hand-dipped chocolate covered fruits, pretzels, brownies and more. 112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000. www.thechocolatebarwestfield.com 


Boardwalk Ice Cream - Old fashioned hard ice cream and soft serve, just like at the Jersey Shore. 140 E. Broad St., 908.233.6002.

Cinnaholic Westfield 18 Elm St 908.588.2323 -
Discover Dole whip, vegan, gluten-free frozen dessert. 

Cold Stone Creamery - Design-your-own creations hand-mixed on a granite slab, plus shakes & more. 163 E. Broad St., 908.518.0044. www.coldstonecreamery.com

Emack & Bolio's Westfield - 
Premium ice cream with original & outrageous flavored cones since in 1980. 258 E. Broad St,, 908.228.3967. www.facebook.com/emackwestfield

Frizzled NJ, Gourmet Air Fried Ice Cream, newly opened popup, in Innovasian Taco, 106 Quimby Street. ⁠https://www.frizzlednj.com/


FroYo
 - Frozen yogurt with toppings. 270 North Ave. E., 908.654.1414.  
www.facebook.com/FroYoWestfield

Kilwins - 
Traditional ice cream with store made fudge and chocolates and decor with a classic vintage feel. 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476. www.kilwins.com

King' Bowl Cafe - 331 W Broad St 908.228.5396 - specializing in juices, smoothies, fruit bowls, oatmeal bowls, avacado toast, salads, coffee and ice cream. https://www.kingsbowlcafe.com/

Juice Bars:

Evergreen 116 Elm St 908.232.8800 - A variety of juices, smoothies, shakes and frozen yogurt. https://evergreen.cool/

Fresh Bui - Juices, smoothies and bowls with natural tonics and remedies to balance your health. Also featuring Malaysian White Coffee. 57 Elm St., 908.233.1377. www.freshbui.com (hasn't reopened yet). 

Juice Junky - Juices with organic fruits and veggies inside Feast Catering & Cafe. 27 Elm St., 908.654.0045. www.feastcateringwestfield.com 

Ono Bowls
 - Tasty bowls. juices, and smoothies in a hip atmosphere. 107 Quimby St., 908.588.2087. www.onobowls.net 

Ahrre's Coffee Roastery - 
Smoothies, frappes and orange dreamsicles offered by this coffee shop in the summertime. 104 Elm St., 908.232.7977. www.ahrre.com  

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I'll take that to go

I'll take that to go

Delicious options for dining—even as we practice social distancing. 

Most downtown Westfield restaurants are open. Order and pay ahead they will deliver to your home or they'll bring it out to your car for curbside pick up. 

Amid the Covid-19 crisis most downtown Westfield restaurants are open — taking precautions and using social distancing — to deliver the food you want. Even restaurants that do not usually deliver are delivering now, to homes and for curbside pickup. 

16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro,

Addams Tavern

Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery 

Akai Lounge

Boxwood Coffee Roasters

The Brick Oven

Brunella Portuguese Coffee & Deli

Buddha Fish

Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe

Casa di Pizza

Chez Catherine

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Cinnaholic

Cold Stone Creamery

Di Farina Pizzeria

Evergreen

Farinolio

Feast Catering

Ferraro’s

Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza,

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

FroYo

Hershey's Deli

Hunan Wok III

Inspiration Roll

Jade Garden

Kilwins

Kings Bowl Cafe (open 5/5)

La'Vash - Mediterranean Grill 

Limani Seafood Grill

Liquor Basket 

Manhattan Bagel

Mulberry House Restaurant

Nos Vinos

NY Korean BBQ

Old Havana

Ono Bowls

Outta Hand Pizza

Qdoba Mexican Eats

Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse + Bistro

Roosterspin

Sichuan Dynasty

Spice Bazar - Modern Indian Dining

Splash of Thai

Starbucks 

Sweet Waters Steak House

The Salad House

Tinga Taqueria

Turning Point

Vicki's Diner

Westfield Diner

Westfield Seafood

Westfield Station Cafe

Westfield Wine & Liquor 

Xocolatz

 

 

 

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Covid-19 Update from Mayor Shelley Brindle

Covid-19 Update from Mayor Shelley Brindle

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM MAYOR SHELLEY BRINDLE: MARCH 26

▶️ CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 6,876 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. These include seven additional cases in Westfield -- two males (ages 59 and 22) and five females (ages 52, 45, 43, 32 and 20) -- all are managing symptoms at home. This brings the official count from the Board of Health to 26 cases. For a more detailed breakdown of statewide numbers, visit the NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard at https://www.nj.gov/health/…/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml.


▶️ FEDERAL AND STATE UPDATES
▪️Today, Governor Murphy announced that President Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Jersey. The declaration will provide federal assistance to supplement statewide recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020.

▪️In New Jersey, 155,000 workers filed for unemployment in the last week – 16 times the number who filed the week before.

▪️Governor Murphy signed legislation Wednesday evening to expand New Jersey’s Temporary Disability Insurance and Family Leave Insurance programs to provide more workers with access to paid leave benefits during public health emergencies.

▪️The Governor also indicated that he will not be prepared to revisit the closure of school districts until at least April 17, at the very earliest, and that such a decision will be based on careful discussion with public health and safety experts, educators, and districts.

▪️On Saturday, March 28, the COVID-19 testing sites at Bergen Community College and PNC Bank Arts Center will accept ONLY symptomatic health care workers and first responders. Beginning Sunday, March 29, the sites will move to a new schedule, which is posted on covid19.nj.gov.

▪️As part of the State’s Main Street Stimulus focus, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved an initial $75 million program to help stabilize small businesses. It is believed that this program will be able to provide direct financial assistance and support for between 3,000 and 5,000 small businesses: https://www.nj.gov/…/…/news/562020/approved/20200326b.shtml….

▪️A quick clarification on an error we made in a previous update: While the federal income tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, New Jersey has not yet announced a definitive extension deadline for filing state income taxes. The state legislature passed a bill recommending a June 30 extension deadline, and we will communicate any updates about its progress from the Governor’s office as they become available.

▪️Congressman Malinowski is launching a food drive to help restock food pantries across the district and has established one of his collection boxes in Westfield (730 Lawrence Avenue). You can drop off supermarket gift cards, canned vegetables, beans and fruit, granola bars, crackers, bottled water, apple juice, coffee, cleaning supplies, diapers, and paper goods by April 6.


▶️ LOCAL UPDATES
▪️Who’s ready for an encore? Tune in to Live with Kelly and Ryan at 9am tomorrow on WABC7 to see Westfield neighbor and Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik reprise his porch performance to raise money for Westfield United Fund’s #welovelocal campaign to support our local businesses. And, in even better news, the Westfield Foundation has offered to match the next $30,000 in donations! We have already received more than 40 applications from local businesses who need our support -- please make your donation today at www.westfieldunitedfund.org.

▪️Although the Westfield Memorial Library remains closed until further notice, remember that online access will continue. For residents without a card, please request one on the library’s website (www.wmlnj.org). In addition, during the COVID-19 closure, no fines or DVD fees will accrue. Please follow the library on Facebook (@WMLNJ) to catch all of their virtual programming -- including storytime, virtual Lego club, crafting, daily teen writing classes, author readings, drawing tutorials, and more. As always, members can access movies, books and music through the library’s digital services, such Overdrive, Freading and Hoopla.

▪️Thanks to Westfield Police Officers Jackus, R. Johnson and Kenny, along with Chaplain Gibbons, for unloading four pallets of food for the Westfield Food Pantry from the Community Food Bank. In addition, Officer Kenny and Detective Savnik today delivered two full bins of donated masks to Overlook -- many thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.

Thanks to each of you for your ongoing support and willingness to help. Stay well.

#flattenthecurve
#welovelocal
#togetherapart

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To make a contribution, please visit the Westfield United Fund website: https://www.westfieldunitedfund.org/what_you_ca…/donate.html

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Read Mayor Brindle's March 9 Remarks about Redevelopment in the Town's Growth Strategy

Read Mayor Brindle's March 9 Remarks about Redevelopment in the Town's Growth Strategy

A BOLD ACTION PLAN FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

In two weeks, we will be presenting our 2020 budget to the public. While the budget is still being finalized, I want to take this opportunity to provide some context behind the numbers, let you know what to expect in this year’s tax bill, and share our growth strategy for the future.

First and foremost, some background. For the past decade, the Town has taken a very conservative approach to budgeting which has effectively maintained the status quo while yielding a positive AAA bond rating and sizable surplus. It’s an approach that a financial advisor would apply to a couple in retirement, ensuring there is adequate funding to support basic needs for their remaining years, while leaving something for the grandkids.

For Westfield, this has resulted in a healthy nest egg, but has come at the expense of long term investment in roads, parks, infrastructure, and our downtown to adequately meet the reasonable expectations of taxpayers.

It’s a strategy that has also made us overly reliant on revenue sources that contradict good long-term policy, such as parking tickets and permits for tear downs, road openings, and construction. This not only undermines our neighborhood character, downtown vibrancy, and quality of life, but also makes us vulnerable to the whims of the economy, which has necessitated an excessive surplus as a safeguard.

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Wellness Weekends. Try them out.

Wellness Weekends. Try them out.

Wellness Weekend events are a variety of discounted healthy food options, products, fitness classes and wellness services you can try without obligations.

Bring a friend or go solo, it's a low cost—or free— way to sample services that nourish your body and mind.

Westfield Mayors Wellness Campaign encourages wellness in all its forms—healthy eating, exercise, spiritual and mental health. Discover the array of holistic resources in downtown Westfield to help you along your personal path to wellness. 

 

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THURSDAY 3/5 THROUGH SUNDAY 3/8

nutrition, essential oils & skincare

Streamline your routine, treatments and products. Great results with simple solutions.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 7 - 9 PM
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 11 AM - 2 PM
SATURDAY,  MARCH 7 11 AM - 2 PM

Via Nutrition, The Oils Room & Alaina Aesthetics
268 E Broad St
REGISTER HERE

ViaNutrition

Feel energetic and uncomplicate your food by choosing easy prep and healthier options that taste good. Learn the steps to detoxing without radical changes or starving. Get in shape for spring and summer. Special offer: 15% off 5-session infrared sauna package for new clients.

Sign-up for a 15-min nutrition consultation and get an extra fifth session added to your purchased 30-Day Coaching (package of 4).

Alania Aesthetics

Alania Aesthetics is offering 20% off the Signature Facial if it is purchased on March 5 - 7.

The Oils Room

Discover simple solutions to reduce the chemicals and synthetics in your medicine cabinet, personal care and cleaning products. Manage stress, seasonal allergies and spring clean holistically. Special offer: Receive a bottle of Citrus Bliss, 3 rollerballs with labels and access to the new 30 Day Family Wellness Challenge Program with a qualifying starter kit purchase.

 

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SATURDAY 3/7 & SUNDAY 3/8

pilates, athleta, jackrabbit yoga & smoothies

Try pilates, gain core strength, flexibility and relief from back pain. Discounted Athleta wear & juices. Join Yoga for Runners at JackRabbit.

 

 

SATURDAY  MARCH 7   11:30 AM - 12 PM     
Club Pilates Westfield

225 E Broad St 
REGISTER HERE

Every Saturday free 11:30 AM Intro to Pilates class in the Club Pilates Studio 225 E Broad St. It is a 30 minute light workout. The class size is limited. Offer: 10% off our 8 pack or unlimited agreement for the first 3 months and a waived enrollment fee ($59 savings).

SATURDAY  MARCH 7   9:30 AM - 5 PM 
Fresh Bui 
57 Elm St

Fresh juices, smoothies, fruit bowls and home made small batch specialities. Offer: Saturday 3/7 Mention Westfield Wellness & buy one juice, bowl or smoothie — get a second at half price.

SUNDAY MARCH 8      9 AM
Free Pilates Mat Class at Athleta 
234 E Broad St
REGISTER HERE

Join CP Master Trainer Gina Berta for a 9 AM Mat Class in Athleta. Light refreshments & door prizes. The class size is limited. Offer: 20% off retail. 10 AM - 11 AM exclusive private shopping for Club Pilates members. 

SUNDAY MARCH 8      9 AM
Free Yoga for Runners at JackRabbit
123 Quimby St

9 AM Every Sunday Free Yoga for Runners, JackRabbit Westfield.  Bring a mat and show up.

  

 

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SATURDAY 3/21 & SATURDAY 4/18

facial, stretch, yoga & pitaya bowl

Spring three-way cleanse with Everlasting Haven Spa, Brassy Buddha Yoga & Kika Stretch.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 11 AM - 1 PM $30
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 11 AM - 1 PM $30

  

 

Everlasting Haven Spa & Wellness Studio
227 South Ave W

REGISTER HERE 

Join Everlasting Haven Spa & Wellness Studio, Brassy Buddha Yoga and Kika Stretch Studios together for an afternoon cleansing of the face, body and soul.

Enjoy a healing facial mask application with Gina from Everlasting Haven Spa & Wellness, receive a demo Kika Assisted Stretch from Leilah, and take part in a 30 minute gentle flow for all levels with Brandi. Other surprises and raffles included as well, don't miss out!

Everlasting Haven Spa & Wellness Studio 

Provides quality aesthetic & wellness services to provide you a space of tranquility and peaceful escape.

Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio 

Classes are held in a candlelit room with no mirrors or windows to encourage students to focus on their inner dimensions. 

Kika Stretch Studio  

The gentle assisted stretching process that dramatically reduces stress, eliminates pain and leaves you feeling energized. 

Kings Bowl Cafe 

Enjoy juices, smoothies, fruit bowls and avacado toast. 
331 W Broad St
Saturday 3/7 mention Westfield Wellness and get $1 off your purchase.

 

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