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Downtown Westfield’s Girls’ Day & Night Out Thursday Means Free Parking, Entertainment, Giveaways, Celebrity Guests & More

The first 1,500 ladies who pre-register for Girls' Day & Night Out in Westfield will get a surprise complimentary gift when they stop by 151 E. Broad St. Thursday. Credits: Downtown Westfield Corporation

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield is offering free parking in Downtown Westfield all day Thursday for its first Girls’ Day & Night Out. Usually an evening-only event, ladies can now enjoy the festivities all day and into the evening until 9 p.m. The event is rain or shine.

Special guests HGTV’s Vern Yip and Good Housekeeping 's Meaghan Murphy will be at The Farmhouse Store (221 E. Broad St.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Throughout the downtown you’ll find promotions, special events and complimentary refreshments.

The first 1,500 lucky ladies to register will get a complimentary gift from Downtown Westfield Corporation. To register, click here.

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“While some towns are eliminating Girls’ Night Out events, Westfield is expanding theirs by having it all day on May 11. And for the first time, the town of Westfield is providing free shopper parking all day,” Sherry Cronin, executive director of the Downtown Westfield Corporation, said. “The downtown businesses are ready to showcase their shopping, dining and service offerings with over 80 businesses participating, and we are pleased to have Keller Williams and Athleta as bag sponsors for the event.  In addition, Lord & Taylor, Walgreen’s, Evalyn Dunn Gallery and Stop & Shop will be at the registration area at 151 E. Broad Street with giveaways for all the ladies.  The Farmhouse Store never disappoints hosting HGTV’s Vern Yip and Good Housekeeping’s Meaghan Murphy, and Downtown Westfield Corporation is providing a gift for each registrant as well as entertainment by local favorite Michael Doyle and his band ‘8 ‘til When.’”

Almost 1,500 women have already pre-registered for the event from six states and 170 towns in the state of New Jersey, she said.

“The largest number of attendees are from Westfield, followed by Scotch Plains, Cranford, Fanwood, Union and Mountainside. While we expect most of the attendees to arrive for the evening, we have heard that almost a third expect to attend during the day, indicating that our businesses will be able to provide great customer service while offering special promotions all day long,” Cronin said. “This also allows businesses especially on Lenox, North, South and West Broad Street to participate in a more robust way than in past events.”

Keller Williams Realty at 188 Elm Street will offer free makeovers and headshots by a professional photographer from 5 p.m. to 11, plus refreshments including their famous “Keller-tinis.”

Butcher Burgers at 39 Elm Street will offer 10 percent off of your order of gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads, shakes and more.

At NosVino, located at 127 Central Ave.,  Girls’ Day Out will start out with some bubbly for brunch, according to store manager Chris LoBrace.

“Join us for a free tasting of the light and refreshing Blanc Limé and Rosé Limé,” LoBrace said. “These slightly sparkling treats start with real Bordeaux wine and just a touch of citrus juice — truly the original French spritzer. That’s from noon until 3 p.m., while supplies last. The fun continues at NosVino with this year's Girls' Night Out tasting of the famous Underwood Cellars Wine in a Can. Yes, real Oregon wine — not bottled, canned. Pinot gris, rosé and pinot noir are conveniently packaged to go where glass can't. That’s from 5 8 p.m., while supplies last.”

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