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Downtown Westfield Corporation

Posted on: May 3, 2021

Open Quimby

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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


Live music

Will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, weather permitting. 

April 31Blue Americana- Glenn Alexander and Oria
May 1Patrick Gannon
May 7Free Speech
May 8Blue Sphere
May 14Jake Brown and Billy Wilkins
May 15Clear Stream
May 21Al Madison
May 22Alex Oliveira and Alexandra Cruz
May 28Kai Chiang
May 29Joe Taino
June 4Daniel Rufolo
June 5Ryan Anselmi
June 11Mike Doyle
June 12Fuey
June 18Charlie Apicella & Iron City
June 19Blue Sphere
June 25The Cucumbers
June 26Blue Americana- Glenn Alexander and Oria
July 2Nick Masters
July 3Patrick Gannon
July 9Alex Desrivieres Trio
July 10MPACK Band
July 16Free Speech
July 17Andy Lackow
July 23Forget the Whale
July 24Charlie Apicella & Iron City
July 30Valencia Music Students
July 31Fuey
August 6Andy Lackow
August 7Kai Chiang
August 13Michael Doyle
August 14Joe Taino
August 20Daniel Rufolo
August 21Cumbersome
August 27Blue Sphere
August 28Free Speech

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.  


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Download a pdf of the Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival Schedule

2021 sweet sounds music festival schedule

Yoga & Fitness Classes REGISTER BELOW

Register online and bring a mat, mask, and water.


9:00 AM Barre3 register at

10:00 AM Brassy Buddha Yoga register at 


8:30 AM Brassy Buddha Yoga register at

10:00 AM Satsang Yoga register at


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),

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.


More info

Check back here as Open Quimby’s programming as the season unfolds. You may also email with any questions.

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