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Thanksgiving 2020. Smaller, maybe, but still special.

Thanksgiving 2020. Smaller, maybe, but still special.

If your Thanksgiving 2020 will be downsized this year, there are plenty of ways to make it a festive holiday. You may not be relying on as many family members and friends to create a feast. Downtown Westfield has an array of options, from traditional to a twist, to make your holiday delicious and enjoyable.  

Don't wait to order your Thanksgiving specialities from your favorite merchants in @downtown_Westfield.

Floral arrangements from The Green Room http://www.greenroomflorist.com/ (908) 518-0400

Small, medium or large cheese boards from Patrica and Paul @patriciaandpaul https://patriciaandpaul.com/ (908) 232-3866

Fun hot toddy craft cocktail kit and tabletop accessories from Mimi & Hill Shop https://www.mimiandhill.com/ (908) 588-2202

Antipasto and other catered specialities from Farinolio https://www.farinolio.com/ (908) 325-2486

Essential spice bundles from Savory Spice Shop https://www.savoryspiceshop.com/ (908) 264-8947

Cherry pumpkin nut bread & pies from Mulberry House Restaurant http://mulberryhouserestaurant.com/ (908) 233-3562

The whole dinner—done—for the family from Addams Tavern http://www.addamstavern.com/ (908) 232-3201

Single-serving dinners with the fixins' from Vicki's Diner https://www.deliverynow.com/restaurant/vickisdiner/ (908) 233-6887

Everyone's favorite desserts from Bovellas https://www.bovellas.com/ (908) 232-4149

Fresh fruit trays from Kings Bowl Cafe https://www.kingsbowlcafe.com/ (908) 228-5396

Stylish stretchy pants from Beyond Trends https://beyondmain.com/r/beyond-trends/westfield/ (718)-748-0479

Williams Sonoma has you covered from turkey basters to tableware https://www.williams-sonoma.com/stores/us/nj/westfield/ (908) 301-0075

Baron's Drugs has chocolate turkeys and fancy paper napkins https://www.baronsdrugstore.com/ (908) 232-6680

What you want. Westfield's got it.



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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.

Free gift wrapping at the new Downtown Welcome Center, 167 E. Broad Street. Open everyday, 10 AM to 6 PM from Thanksgiving 'til Christmas. 

Now offering town-wide free, fast local delivery.

Free parking downtown through the holidays.

Curbside pick up and safe transactions. 

Private shopping appointments and concierge shopping throughout town. 

National brands you trust. Independent shops you love. 

Festive feelings with new holiday lighting and music on weekends. 

The warm feeling of supporting your local downtown community.

 

What you want. Westfield has it.

 

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Downtown Westfield Awarded Main Street New Jersey Covid-19 Relief Grant

Downtown Westfield Awarded Main Street New Jersey Covid-19 Relief Grant

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $72,530 from the Main Street New Jersey Covid-19 Relief Program. These funds will provide comprehensive COVID-19 relief to the downtown commercial district and to the greater Westfield community through a targeted campaign to bring shoppers downtown during the 2020 holiday season. Additionally, the grant award will assist the DWC in coordinating a long-term plan to fill any vacancies resulting from COVID-19.

“We are both excited and grateful to receive this grant award,” said Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the DWC. “It will give us the ability to make a real difference for our merchants during the holiday season and for our entire district heading into 2021.” The grant will cover the following initiatives that the DWC has undertaken or will commence over the next two months:

  • Launch of a Downtown Ambassador Program to promote holiday season shopping.
  • Purchase of 2,000 disposable masks for distribution to the general public.
  • Purchase and distribution of 3,000 reusable, branded canvas bags.
  • Rent for use of the former Ann Taylor space for a Holiday Downtown Visitors Center.
  • Coordination of free delivery services for all downtown merchants through DeliveryNow.com.
  • Holiday Season printed gift guides and maps to distribute through ambassadors, select merchants, and at our Visitors Center.
  • Beautification of downtown parklets.
  • A contract with MJB Consulting to perform a detailed retail market study which the DWC will use to fill vacancies and improve retail mix.

“This grant will give the DWC the resources we need to assist our merchants during this challenging time for our economy as a result of COVID-19,” said Bob Zuckerman. “We’re ready to hit the ground running to bring these worthwhile initiatives to fruition on behalf of all the great businesses within the DWC.”

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The 3rd Annual Westfield Gingerbread Display & Competition

The 3rd Annual Westfield Gingerbread Display & Competition

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Westfield gingerbread Display & Competition!

Entries can be built using any safe-to-eat materials, and are not limited to houses only ~ get creative and show us your best gingerbread creations!

 

To participate:

  • Register online before November 25 at www.westfieldnj.gov/gingerbread
  • Drop off your entry at Savory Spice Shop (138 E. Broad St.) during business hours between November 30 and December 3.

 

Entries will be displayed in various Westfield businesses, with online voting to take place to decide the winners in the following categories:

  • Best In Show
  • Westfield 300
  • Iconic Building
  • Kids Only Effort (12 and younger)

 

Winners will be announced on New Year’s Day! Prizes from Savory Spice Shop!

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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.

 

WELLNESS DIRECTORY

Downtown Westfield Fitness Studios

Downtown Westfield Health, Wellness and Massage Services 

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