Optimist Club of Westfield

Friend of Youth—Bringing Out The Best In Kids

Optimist Club members ready to distribute food baskets, Dec. 18 2010.


The Optimist Club is a not-for-profit service club composed of men and women who live and/or work in the Westfield New Jersey area. We conduct service projects that benefit youth and community. We were chartered as a chapter of Optimist International in 1989.

See the links at the left  or below for information about our projects, upcoming events, and how to contact us for any reason.


2017-2018 Officers

President: Robin Lynch

Vice President: Maria Fuentes

Treasurer: Jim Fleming

Secretary: Darielle Walsh

Optimist Club of Westfield

P.O. Box 2213

Westfield, NJ 07091


To contact us:

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Web space donated by Darryl Walker of Westfieldnj.com

Halloween Parade

This year the Halloween parade  and costume contest will be on Sunday October 29, 2017.

The parade is coordinated with the Downtown Westfield Corporation's annual Trick or Treat and costume contest.  Festivities begin with trick or treating - with downtown Westfield merchants providing the goodies.   The Costume Contest and entertainment starts at 2:00pm on Quimby Street followed by the parade at 2:15pm led by the Westfield High School marching band.  The winning ghouls and goblins will be awarded their prizes following the parade and final judging.

Children participating in the parade should arrive at Quimby Street by 2:00pm.  The 2:15pm parade starts on Quimby Street and proceeds along North Avenue, Prospect Street, East Broad Street, Elm Street, and returns to Quimby Street.  The costume contest is for children from pre-school through elementary school ages.  Young children should be accompanied by an adult.   All activities and the parade occur rain or shine.

The Westfield Halloween Parade is organized and sponsored by the Optimist Club of Westfield.  This annual parade and related activities continues a long-standing Optimist Club tradition of providing fun, entertaining, and safe Halloween family activities for the community.


Food Baskets

The Optimist club will distribute food baskets on Saturday December 16, 2017.

Optimist Club of Westfield