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Country on Quimby for Opening Night of Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Country on Quimby for Opening Night of Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Downtown Westfield Corporation begins its 23rd year of Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival every Tuesday night in July and August.  This year, there are some exciting new changes which include even more genres of music. 

On opening night, July 2, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm along with the three other Sweet Sounds Downtown band locations, Quimby Street will be closed to traffic so spectators can enjoy “Country on Quimby”.  The sweet sounds of Nikki Briar and the Sweet Briar Band will kick off with their country performance along with some line dancing. The Garden State Cowgirl will be there to rock your world! A taste of country, a lick of rock is what hot, sassy, country rocker Nikki Briar brings to every performance. Nikki Briar - defined in the past as the East Coast's hardest working female country artist has slid herself into the hearts of fans all over the nation and world!

While performing over 220 shows a year, this Jersey Girl clearly has the heart of a country music superstar. Nikki has opened up for national and international acts such as Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Parmalee, LoCash, Blackjack Billy, Outshyne, Steven Lee Olson, Meghan Linsey, Chase Bryant, Chris Janson, Rodney Atkins, Granger Smith, Cassadee Pope, the Outlaws, Blackhawk, Blackberry Smoke, Old Southern Moonshine Revival and Big Country.  She also is a songwriter and has released several albums. 

Don’t forget your dancing shoes because you won’t be able to stop yourself from joining in the line dancing fun.   Then stroll around to the other three locations and enjoy the music of Bradford Hayes, jazz saxaphonist at 137 Central Avenue, Carrie Jackson, jazz vocalist at 170 Elm Street, and 3rd Gear, a local spotlight blues/rock band at Foundation Park at 439 South Ave. W.

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival takes place every Tuesday night from 7 pm to 9 pm in Downtown Westfield, NJ (raindate Wednesdays) with four performances each night.  Sweet Sounds Downtown is sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation, the management entity of the Special Improvement District and is a designated Main Street.  Visit www.WestfieldToday.com for a full schedule of all the 2019 performances.

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Westfield Winter Wonderland Comes to Quimby St. July 14

Westfield Winter Wonderland Comes to Quimby St. July 14

Grab the kids and come downtown on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 10:30am -12:30pm for the 2nd Annual Westfield Winter Wonderland! Last year known as Christmas in July, family fun activities and crafts will abound once again as Quimby St. becomes pedestrian only for this family friendly event.

Activities include:

  • Decorate your own cookies with Farinolio and Bovella's
  • Color your own official Westfield Winter Wonderland t-shirt with The James Ward Mansion
  • Take a photo with Summer Santa and make your own picture frame inside Little Nest Photography
  • Design a beaded snowflake with Just Bead Yourself
  • Make reindeer pretzels and enjoy ice cream with Kilwins
  • Paint your own ornament with A/R Workshop
  • Create a winter wooden craft with Indigo Art Studio
  • Sip on cold mulled cider with Savory Spice Shop
  • Listen to songs of the season by Valencia School of Music
  • Stop by Learning Express Toys to make a themed Kids Craft
  • Decorate a 'Frozen' crown with Patricia & Paul
  • & much more!

REGISTER NOW!

Organized for the Downtown Westfield Corporation by Mix + Mingle Events.

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Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival Returns to Westfield With More Than Just Jazz

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival Returns to Westfield With More Than Just Jazz

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

Beginning July 2

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. 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.

New this year: the festival is now all music, not just jazz, including rock and country bands!   

Click here for the performance schedule!

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Country on Quimby for Opening Night of Sweet Sounds Downtown

 

Downtown Westfield Corporation begins its 23rd year of Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival every Tuesday night in July and August.  This year, there are some exciting new changes which include even more genres of music. 

On opening night, July 2, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm along with the three other Sweet Sounds Downtown band locations, Quimby Street will be closed to traffic so spectators can enjoy “Country on Quimby”.  The sweet sounds of Nikki Briar and the Sweet Briar Band will kick off with their country performance along with some line dancing. The Garden State Cowgirl will be there to rock your world! A taste of country, a lick of rock is what hot, sassy, country rocker Nikki Briar brings to every performance. Nikki Briar - defined in the past as the East Coast's hardest working female country artist has slid herself into the hearts of fans all over the nation and world!

While performing over 220 shows a year, this Jersey Girl clearly has the heart of a country music superstar. Nikki has opened up for national and international acts such as Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Parmalee, LoCash, Blackjack Billy, Outshyne, Steven Lee Olson, Meghan Linsey, Chase Bryant, Chris Janson, Rodney Atkins, Granger Smith, Cassadee Pope, the Outlaws, Blackhawk, Blackberry Smoke, Old Southern Moonshine Revival and Big Country.  She also is a songwriter and has released several albums. 

Don’t forget your dancing shoes because you won’t be able to stop yourself from joining in the line dancing fun.   Then stroll around to the other three locations and enjoy the music of Bradford Hayes, jazz saxaphonist at 137 Central Avenue, Carrie Jackson, jazz vocalist at 170 Elm Street, and 3rd Gear, a local spotlight blues/rock band at Foundation Park at 439 South Ave. W.

Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival takes place every Tuesday night from 7 pm to 9 pm in Downtown Westfield, NJ (raindate Wednesdays) with four performances each night.  Sweet Sounds Downtown is sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation, the management entity of the Special Improvement District and is a designated Main Street.  Visit www.WestfieldToday.com for a full schedule of all the 2019 performances.

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Register Now for the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza

Register Now for the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza

Runners get ready! The 18th Annual Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza will be held 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 for race details and to register!

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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

Adlers Jewelers

Visit Adlers Jewelers for their Mother's Day Sale and choose from a beautiful selection of jewelry at special prices. You can save up to $1,000 on designer jewelry purchases! It's a great opportunity to find something fabulous for the special lady in your life. 217 North Ave. W., 908.233.6900. www.adlersjewelers.com  

Athleta                     

Athleta is packed with events and promotions this month. On May 9, enjoy Westfield's Girls' Day & Night Out with raffles, DJ, snacks and Jewelry. On May 12, shop for Mom on Mother's Day with 20% off 1 full priced item. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. www.stores.athleta.net 

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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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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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Grand Openings in February

Grand Openings in February

Orgreen Poke is now open at 132 E. Broad St. Their new interior space renovation is beautiful. Orgreen Poke offers delicious Hawaiian inspired poke made using a "non-oil" cooking procedure and a special filtered water system. Their homemade recipes are a great source of protein and are high in Omega 3s, and finished with the finest sauces that contain gluten-free and organic soy sauces. Build your way to delicious, healthy, and fresh food! Orgreen Poke will be having a Grand Opening ribbon cutting on February 2 and invites customers to enjoy 30% off on that Saturday! 908.264.8259. www.orgreenpoke.com

Bespoke by Gambert, a modern mens haberdashery, is opening February 2 at 221 North Ave. E. (next to Jay's Cycle Center). They offer custom shirts, suits and sportswear, as well as shoes from casual to dress and accessories. Website coming soon: www.bespokebygambert.com

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Food & Wine 

Food & Wine 

Here's what's special this month in catering, olive oils, seafood, wine pairings and more.

 

Catering Options at Boxwood Coffee Roasters  

Boxwood Coffee now has a catering menu. They will host private events in their gorgeous Westfield location, including birthday parties and business meetings, and they cater food for breakfast, lunch, dessert, as well as coffee and tea drinks. 143 E. Broad St., 908.219.4076. 

www.boxwoodcoffee.com

New Olive Oil at Farinolio

It's here! The 2018 Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Chianti in Tuscany is now available at Farinolio. Pick up a case or a bottle today and truly enjoy the difference. Plus, enjoy their incredible focaccia sandwiches (pictured in photo). 121 E. Broad St., 908.325.2486. www.farinolio.com 

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Valentine's Essentials

Valentine's Essentials

Look no further than Downtown Westfield for the perfect gift for those important people in your life on Valentine's Day. Here are some of the best places to get the essentials. Show your love for your Valentine and our downtown businesses at the same time! From flowers, champagne and chocolates, to jewelry, cookies or dinner reservations, you can find it here.  

Flowers:

Flower Art by Design Contempo - 103 Prospect St., 908.301.0300

The Green Room - 605 South Ave. W., 908.518.0400

Chocolates:

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