HELP US PLAN SOME GREAT COMMUNITY EVENTS!
You might be asking, "What is Celebrate Westwood all about, and why should I volunteer or partner with them?"
It's a great question and to be honest it's an easy one to answer: Celebrate Westwood is all about civic pride! Our organization was founded to honor the 125th Anniversary of the Borough of Westwood. We worked with borough departments, civic organizations and a small, all-ages, army of volunteers to plan community events and projects - - community quilt, festival day, historic presentations and tours, movie nights and more! It was so much fun we didn't even hesitate when asked if we'd pitch in supporting and promoting Westwood businesses during the pandemic. We love Westwood (#lovethehub) and all the people, places and things that make it a great place to live. It's a fantastic community and we are happy to support it! Thing is, while a small dedicated group of volunteers can do a lot, we think we could do even more with broader assistance from the greater community! That's YOU!
We are always looking for residents, volunteer groups and even interns (college or high school) to pitch in with planning some great community events! We have need for all kinds of volunteers and partners - graphic artists, web site builders, social media gurus, musicians, event organizers, fundraisers, artists, writers and more! Plus, we'd love to hear your ideas about events, promotions and projects that you'd like to see in Westwood. No idea too crazy to consider (trust us, we brainstorm crazy ideas all day long!)
All ages and abilities are welcome to pitch in! We will certify official volunteer hours for any WWRSD students, Westwood scouting troops or other service organization volunteers who are looking to fulfill volunteer hour requirements.
We look forward to celebrating Westwood with you!
PS - If you want to know more about civic pride, check out this funny article from Proud Places, an organization that promotes creative placemaking for all kinds of communities small and large. You can also check out the fantastic "civic pride" work done by other New Jersey towns at Downtown NJ's Facebook page. We were psyched to be honored by Downtown NJ with a 2020 creative placemaking award for our Arts on the Avenues program!
Crazy Ideas our volunteers
planned and promoted!
Our volunteers and partners come up with a lot of great ideas that they help plan and promote! Here's just a few...
Community Quilt (currently on display at the Westwood Community Center)
2019 New Year's Eve Count Down & Ball Drop
2020 Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting
2020 Snowflake Stroll featuring music, art and other fun pandemic friendly holiday events
Stir Crazy! Cookbook featuring recipes from local chefs and residents
Westwood Staycation online brochure
The Errand, a short film celebrating the spirit of Westwood
Arts on the Avenues musical performances and concerts
Social media campaigns promoting local businesses in the Hub of the Pascack Valley #explorethehub, #dinethehub. #shopthehub
Halloween Trek or Treat and movie night
Westwood Restaurant Appreciation Month
Plus, there's more in the works! Send us your crazy idea and we'll pair you with the volunteers you need to bring it to life! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.