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Yoga at the seesaws

Yoga at the seesaws

Glo Downtown to join Satsang Yoga Studio for three-movement and meditation sessions. Register for the complimentary sessions and meet at the Illuminated Seesaw Art Installation ‘Impulse’ at the Westfield train station. Each 20–25 minute session will include elements of yoga movement, led breathing, and mindfulness.

Free, fun play for adults. Glow with your brightest comfortable attire — including masks. No yoga mats required.

 

 

To register, click here:

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Professional seesaw portraits & framing

Professional seesaw portraits & framing

 

 

 

 

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 Picture Perfect Photos at the Seesaws

Capture all the giggles & fun of the glowing seesaws with candid professional photographs and framing on canvas, wood or your choice of frames.

The 15-minute mini photo session will take place on your reserved seesaw for only $25, which includes 1 high resolution image to share on social media. Purchase additional high resolution digital images from your session for just $15 each, with many print options also available. Digital images can be easily transferred to Evalyn Dunn Gallery to finalize your personal art as canvas or wood-backed prints. Or choose from among their selection of table top frames. 

Book your appointment today by clicking on the day and time below. Don't wait, appointments are filling up fast. 

BOOK YOUR RESERVATION BY CLICKING THE DATE BELOW 

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Just-A-Soul Photography

(must be booked at least 3 days in advance)

 

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Little Nest Portraits
 
 
 

Seesaw Framing Special from Evalyn Dunn Gallery

549 South Avenue West
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun & Evenings by appointment
908-232-0412

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  • BOGO 50% Off Photo Frames & Tabletop Frames Buy one frame and get the second one 50% off the regular price.
  • 16 x 20 Canvas Print of your photos from the Impulse seesaws - $136 
  • 8 x 10 photo printed on a beveled-edge wooden panel $55

 

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Everything Glo Downtown — bagpipers, specials for foodies, shoppers & fun

Everything Glo Downtown —  bagpipers, specials for foodies, shoppers & fun

The Impulse seesaws are part of the Glo Downtown experience throughout March 21, offering a wide variety of specials from Downtown Westfield.

DATES  Impulse — the Westfield seesaws are open everyday 9 AM to 9 PM, Friday, March 5 to Sunday, March 21, 2021. Free to the public in 10-minute increments. No registration is required. Wear masks and observe social distancing.

LOCATION North Avenue Train Station, Lot 2, Westfield NJ 

PARKING  South Avenue Train Station, Westfield NJ and walk under the underpass or park in the municipal lots throughout town. 

 

 

 Schedule of Events Glo Downtown

 page 2 revised schedule

 

MUSIC at the Seesaws 

  • March 17 St. Patrick's Day bagpipes 4:30 - 6:30 PM

  • Acoustic music on March 20 5 - 7 PM 

 

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Exciting Glo Downtown Shopping Deals

FRIDAY MARCH 5 TO SUNDAY MARCH 21, 2021  

 

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CLICK HERE Chocolate Tour Weekends

FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS MARCH 5 TO 21, 2021 

 

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Pie Dough Throw Competition

Outta Hand Pizza will be hosting a Pie Dough Throw Competition on Pi Day, Sunday, March 14 at 3:14 PM.  

For a $7 fee, entrants will receive pizza dough and will take part in a pie dough throwing competition in front of Outta Hand Pizza. They will be judged on height, style, and swag by professional pie dough throwers — Burim Regjaj and the team from Outta Hand Pizza. The winner will be awarded a Pie Dough Throw trophy, a fresh, hot pizza pie, and bragging rights as the Pie Dough Throw Winner. Each entrant will receive one pizza pie dough for throwing and a slice of pizza.

Reserve your spot in the competition by contacting Outta Hand Pizza at (908) 233-9300 or by email at outtahandpizza@gmail.com.

           

                                                                                            

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CLICK HERE  Yoga-inspired Mini-Classes Among the Seesaws

SUNDAYS, MARCH 7 & 21 11:30 AM & FRIDAY, MARCH 12 6:30 PM

 

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CLICK HERE Professional Photo Sessions & Framing Packages

VARIOUS DATES FRIDAY MARCH 5 TO SUNDAY MARCH 21, 2021   

 

Dining specials GLO DOWNTOWN

CLICK HERE Cocktail & Dining Specials in Select Restaurants 

FRIDAY MARCH 5 TO SUNDAY MARCH 21, 2021  

 

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CLICK HERE Glo Downtown Initiative & the Impulse Seesaws

FRIDAY MARCH 5 TO SUNDAY MARCH 21, 2021  

 

WEBSITE CANCELED PIE IN THE SKY  

Pie in the Sky Pizza Challenge has been cancelled.

Check out the Pie Dough Throw Competition

Outta Hand Pizza will be hosting a Pie Dough Throw Competition on Pi Day, Sunday, March 14 at 3:14 PM.  

For a $7 fee, entrants will receive pizza dough and will take part in a pie dough throwing competition in front of Outta Hand Pizza. They will be judged on height, style, and swag by professional pie dough throwers — Burim Regjaj and the team from Outta Hand Pizza. The winner will be awarded a Pie Dough Throw trophy, a fresh, hot pizza pie, and bragging rights as the Pie Dough Throw Winner. Each entrant will receive one pizza pie dough for throwing and a slice of pizza.

Reserve your spot in the competition by contacting Outta Hand Pizza at (908) 233-9300 or by email at outtahandpizza@gmail.com.

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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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