Open Quimby was created in 2020 as the result of the restrictions placed on retail and restaurant establishments arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The DWC believed that it was critically important last year to provide outdoor space in our downtown to allow residents and visitors to dine outside and safely congregate in small groups,” said Zuckerman. “While some of those restrictions have been eased, the pedestrian plaza concept proved so popular that the DWC voted to bring the plaza back again this year.”
This year’s version of Open Quimby will be significantly enhanced from last year, with the advent of beautiful new tents for outdoor dining and activities, state-of-the-art bistro lighting that will illuminate the plaza, and aesthetic features such as a newly installed sign pole displaying the distance between Quimby Street and local and international destinations.
“I am thrilled that Open Quimby is returning for another great season,” said Mayor Shelley Brindle. “Throughout the pandemic, our local businesses have shown such resiliency and dedication, and Open Quimby is a great community asset to assist in supporting them. I’m looking forward to welcoming residents and visitors to experience the fantastic dining and retail offerings of Downtown Westfield in this enhanced outdoor gathering space.”
In addition to expanded outdoor dining space, Open Quimby will feature a variety of entertainment and programming:
Alfresco dining under the tents
Enjoy your meal outdoor with expanded dining under the tents. There are dedicated tents for "take out" where you can sit outdoors with your meal from any of downtown Westfield's restaurants. Find the full list of dining establishments here.
Restaurant's on or adjacent to Quimby have covered dining under the Quimby tents. Reservations are recommended.
The Brick Oven 908.317.9500
Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza 908.654.0400
Spice Bazaar - Modern Indian Dining 908.389.1888
Will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, weather permitting.
|April 31||Blue Americana- Glenn Alexander and Oria|
|May 1||Patrick Gannon|
|May 7||Free Speech|
|May 8||Blue Sphere|
|May 14||Jake Brown and Billy Wilkins|
|May 15||Clear Stream|
|May 21||Al Madison|
|May 22||Alex Oliveira and Alexandra Cruz|
|May 28||Kai Chiang|
|May 29||Joe Taino|
|June 4||Daniel Rufolo|
|June 5||Ryan Anselmi|
|June 11||Mike Doyle|
|June 18||Charlie Apicella & Iron City|
|June 19||Blue Sphere|
|June 25||The Cucumbers|
|June 26||Blue Americana- Glenn Alexander and Oria|
|July 2||Nick Masters|
|July 3||Patrick Gannon|
|July 9||Alex Desrivieres Trio|
|July 10||MPACK Band|
|July 16||Free Speech|
|July 17||Andy Lackow|
|July 23||Forget the Whale|
|July 24||Charlie Apicella & Iron City|
|July 30||Valencia Music Students|
|August 6||Andy Lackow|
|August 7||Kai Chiang|
|August 13||Michael Doyle|
|August 14||Joe Taino|
|August 20||Daniel Rufolo|
|August 27||Blue Sphere|
|August 28||Blue Americana- Glenn Alexander and Oria|
Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival
The ever-popular Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival returns on Tuesday nights from 7:00 – 9:00PM in July and August, located in three socially-distanced locations — Quimby Street., Central Avenue, and Foundation Park on South Avenue West.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Westfield Department of Public Works
Westfield Police Department
Yoga & Fitness Classes REGISTER BELOW
Register online and bring a mat, mask, and water.
9:00 AM Barre3 register at https://linktr.ee/barre3westfield
10:00 AM Brassy Buddha Yoga register at email@example.com
8:30 AM Brassy Buddha Yoga register at firstname.lastname@example.org
10:00 AM Satsang Yoga register at www.satsangyogastudio.com
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30
7:00 PM Kettlebell Workshop with Westfield Fitness Studio - Contact Westfield Fitness for more information: 241 North Avenue W, Pre-registration required. 908-487-7244 (Text for quickest response) email@example.com, www.westfield-fitness.com
Traffic & parking
Effective April 30, Quimby Street will become a one-way street, with cars moving in the direction from Central Avenue to Elm Street. One-way traffic will flow on this side of Quimby 7 days a week. The eight non-angled parking spots on the north side of the street will be open seven days a week specifically for 15-minute curbside pickup and delivery vehicles only, which will be strictly enforced by the Westfield Police Department.
Check back here as Open Quimby’s programming as the season unfolds. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.