WESTFIELD, NJ — Ladies could be found lining up on Elm Street to pick up their free gifts Thursday afternoon for Girls Day & Night Out, an event offering dozens of deals across the downtown.

Participants who registered early got a free gift of custom beauty makeup from Blende and a flyer with the downtown deals from nearly 90 participating shops and restaurants, said Sherry Cronin, executive director of Downtown Westfield Corporation, which organized the event.

About 1,600 women had pre-registered for the event, and at least 500 women picked up their free gift around lunchtime, Cronin said. She pointed to a partnership between a South Avenue business and another located in the more traditional portion of the downtown as one of the many deals on offer.

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Outta Hand Pizza, on South Avenue, partnered with The Salad House, on Quimby Street, to bring the public “salad slices” for $5.

Businesses offered shopping discounts, raffles, entertainment, refreshments and other festivities that were set to continue until 9 p.m. Parking for shoppers was free all day at on-street meters and parking lots, compliments of the town.

What’s next?

The vegan bakery franchise Cinnaholic will hold its opening Friday at 18 Elm St. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the franchise will offer $1 cinnamon rolls at its new location next to Ferraro’s. Limit one per customer, per visit.

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Click here for Downtown Westfield Corporation's full guide to Girls' Day & Night Out in Westfield.

Video Courtesy of Jamie Lemberg/Downtown Westfield Corporation

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