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2015 Indepedence Day Celebration

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The New Providence Independence Day Celebration returns to the Borough on Friday, July 3, at 7 PM on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include fun filled activities for all.

DJ John Souren of Club Souren will provide entertainment from his perch on South Street. There will be juggler Will Shaw, “Chalk on South” (kids of all ages can get a free “bucket” of chalk to create art and messages on the street) and lots of fun for the whole family.

An evening of fun!

Featuring Fireworks show, DJ, Give-Aways & Prizes, Dance Contests, Juggler, Ice Cream by Zita’s and Chalk on South Street!

The fabulous fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 PM. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the festivities. Should it rain, the Independence Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 5, same place, same time.

Sponsors

The fireworks were made possible by the very generous donation from our event sponsor, Investors Bank. The event is also sponsored by Accent Printing Solutions, Elefante Music, Kapuscinski Luongo Architects, Martial Arts for Life,  Santa Fe Centers, Summit Medical Group, and New Providence Business, which sponsors the 5K Race, Farmers Market, Summer Concerts, Street Fair, the Christmas Walk, and other community events.

2015 Summer Concert Series

New Providence Business is proud to present four summer concerts offering music and entertainment for the whole family.  The free concerts will include face painting and magician Simon Mandel to entertain the kids, along with free hot dogs from The Prestige Diner and free ice cream from Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream for all to enjoy.

The concerts will kick off on Thursday, July 16 with the always popular and famous Tim Gillis Band.  Thursday, July 23 will feature the Bruce Springsteen tribute band, Asbury Fever, and Thursday, July 30 will showcase local favorite Cindy Gelormini.   This year a fourth concert will be added on Tuesday, August 4, which coincides with the National Night Out program, and will feature the wonderful Elefante Family Band and include additional activities presented by the New Providence Police, Fire, and Recreation Departments.

The first three concerts will be held on Thursday evenings and the fourth concert on Tuesday evening in Centennial Park starting at 7:30 PM, rain or shine. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of the evening. If rain prevents an outside performance, it will be held inside in the municipal gym.

 

2015 Summer Concerts – Kicks off July 16

SummerConcertsNew Providence “Family Fun Night” Summer Concerts Return

New Providence Business is proud to present four summer concerts offering music and entertainment for the whole family.  The free concerts will include face painting and magician Simon Mandel to entertain the kids, along with free hot dogs from The Prestige Diner and free ice cream from Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream for all to enjoy.

The concerts will kick off on Thursday, July 16 with the always popular and famous Tim Gillis Band.  Thursday, July 23 will feature the Bruce Springsteen tribute band, Asbury Fever, and Thursday, July 30 will showcase local favorite Cindy Gelormini.   This year a fourth concert will be added on Tuesday, August 4, which coincides with the National Night Out program, and will feature the wonderful Elefante Family Band and include additional activities presented by the New Providence Police, Fire, and Recreation Departments.

The first three concerts will be held on Thursday evenings and the fourth concert on Tuesday evening in Centennial Park starting at 7:30 PM, rain or shine. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of the evening. If rain prevents an outside performance, it will be held inside in the municipal gym.

 

2013 New Providence Street Fair

The annual New Providence Street Fair will kick off the fall season in downtown New Providence on Sunday, September 8th. The fair, sponsored by the New Providence Business Community, will be held on Springfield between South Street and Livingston Avenue from 10:00am to 5:00pm rain or shine.

The family-oriented street festival offers attractions for everyone, young and old. As with previous years, the event provides arts and entertainment for the kids such as kiddie rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, balloons and a clown performer.  The entire family can also enjoy great fair food such as sausage and pepper sandwiches, hot dogs, shish-k-bobs, zeppoles, butterfly fries, kettle corn, ice cream and more.  The event also offers food from local establishments and NPBPA members.   Street vendors also present many unique items at great prices and local non-profit organizations host contests and games for all attendees.  There will be plenty to do and see for the entire family as this years street fair will be twice the size of the street fair in previous years!

If you are interested in being a part of the next New Providence Street Fair as a non-profit, vendor or performer please complete this form and contact the NPBPA by email at communications@npbpa.com. Information about sponsorship opportunities is also available at the same contact.

New Providence Farmers’ Market Under Way

by Katherine Stein, The Alternative Press

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The annual New Providence Farmers Market opened Wednesday in the Presbyterian Church parking lot on Springfield Avenue.

This new location of the market puts it right in the heart of New Providence and is easily visible right off South Street.

The fresh produce is picked daily and provided by local farms. “We are a Jersey Fresh market, all the produce comes only from New Jersey,” said Eliza Murphy, onsite market manager.

The vendors also had many specialties, including dried fruits and nuts, fresh baked cookies, freshly squeezed lemonade, andprepared meals.

Paulo’s Kitchen, a local restaurant on South Street, has a stand selling frozen prepared meals. Their selections included lasagna,chicken cutlet, hand-whipped dressings and fresh Sicilian-style sauces. All the ingredients they use are Jersey fresh, so they do not have to use the chemical sprays that are needed to preserve vegetables during shipping from farther locations. Also, according to Paolo’s Lenny Ojeda, during organic season in about a month, all the vegetables they use in their food are organic and all of the fish are wild caught.

Hoboken Farms’ stand has fresh baked breads, frozen meals, and its famous marinara sauce, which was named Wall Street Journals “top pick.”

The market is also considering having live entertainment, events with activities for kids, and fresh mozzarella-making, according to Murphy.

The market will be open every Wednesday from June 12 to Oct. 30 from noon to 6 p.m.

NJ Sharing Network Offers A Big Thank You

from NJ Sharing Network

Over 300 Teams, 6,000 Participants and $686,000 Raised!!

What a beautiful day to remember, to honor, and to give hope! Many thanks to the donor families, recipients, volunteers, sponsors, community and hospital partners who participated in making the 3rd Annual NJ Sharing Network Walk/Race an amazing day! We shared moments that will forever be imprinted in our hearts.

The 3rd Annual NJ Sharing Network Walk/Race is not over yet! Contributions will be accepted online, by phone and mail, and in person until July 15. Together, we can reach our goal of $750,000. Make a contribution today! To learn more about your contributions at work, visit our website.

For 5K Walk/Race pictures and updates, like NJ Sharing Network on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NJSharing. Keep an eye out, your team may be featured in a post or tweet. Please share your team photos and experiences on our Facebook and Twitter pages!
Congratulations to our racers! The results are in.

Your stories continue to inspire others. You are making a difference!

Fireworks return to South Street in New Providence on July 3

The New Providence Independence Day Celebration returns to the borough on Wednesday, July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include more activities than ever before.  DJ John Souren of Club Souren will provide entertainment from his perch on the NP Fuel “Jets” Truck. There will be juggler Will Shaw, “Chalk on South” (kids of all ages can get a free “bucket” of chalk to create art and messages on the street), and lots of fun for the whole family.  The fabulous fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 PM. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the festivities. Should it rain, the Independence Day Celebration will take place on Friday, July 5, same place, same time. For information please contact us.

The fireworks were made possible by the very generous donation from our event sponsor, Investors Bank.   The event is also sponsored by the New Providence Business Community, which sponsors the 5K Race, Farmers Market, Summer Concerts, Street Fair, the Christmas Walk, and other community events.

Our main sponsors include:

investorsBank

DJ Club Souren
Kapuscinski Luongo Architects
KJS Design & Technology
Martial Arts for Life
NP Fuel
Strawberry Fields

New Providence Farmers Market has Moved!

The New Providence Farmers Market opened on Wednesday, June 12 at its new location in the Presbyterian Church at New Providence parking lot on Springfield Avenue, just west of South Street.   The new location provides much better visibility for the market because people are able to see it as they drive down Springfield Avenue.

“We are very excited about this new location,” said Michelle Brugger, Business Community spokesperson.  “The Presbyterian Church at New Providence has been so generous and accommodating in offering us the use of its parking lot.  We know that this will make a huge difference in terms of visibility and attendance at the market.”

“Everybody loves a good Farmers Market and New Providence has one of the best around.  We’re excited about having it in our parking lot this year,” said Mike Flavin, associate pastor at the Presbyterian Church at New Providence.  “Personally, I’m looking forward to the pies!”

The New Providence Farmers Market, sponsored by New Providence Business, will be open each Wednesday from June 12 through October 30, noon to 6 PM, rain or shine.  Jersey fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked berry pies, honey, dried fruits and nuts, fresh baked breads, delicious crab cakes, fresh mozzarella, are some of the featured items that will be available.

“We would like to thank the Presbyterian Church at New Providence for their generosity and support of this event,” said Jimmy Vardas, Business Community spokesperson.  “We are looking forward to the best Farmers Market yet!”

New Providence “Family Fun Night” Summer Concerts Return – Starting July 11

This year the New Providence summer concerts will offer music and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.  The three free concerts will kick off on July 11 with the local favorite, Elefante Family Band.   July 18 will feature The Tim Gillis Band and July 25 will bring the 1910 Fruitgum Company.  This year the three concerts will also include face painting and a magician to entertain the kids, along with free hot dogs from Prestige Diner and Zita’s ice cream.

“We wanted the whole family to be able to enjoy an evening out,” said Al Elefante, owner of Elefante Music and one of the concert organizers.  “The featured bands appeal to adults, but are also kid friendly.  Our hope is that the whole family will come out to enjoy top quality entertainment, grab a hot dog or ice cream, and have some fun.  We want everyone to feel welcome, from kids to seniors.”

The free concerts will be held on Thursday evenings in Centennial Park at 7:30 PM, rain or shine. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of the evening. If rain prevents an outside performance, it will be held inside in the municipal gym.

“This free community event, sponsored by New Providence Business, is made possible because of generous donations from our local businesses,” said Michelle Brugger, Business Community spokesperson.  “Why not enjoy dinner out before the concerts or pick up a pizza or other foods from our local restaurants and have a picnic, or even take the opportunity to come downtown a bit earlier and do some shopping before the concerts.  We want people to support New Providence businesses as much as the businesses support the community.”  The concert series is sponsored by Braunschweiger Jewelers, Creative Wallcoverings and Interiors, Elefante Music, Lassus Whereley & Associates, Prestige Diner, Prudential New Jersey Properties, Dr. Robert T. Robinson, DDS, and the Downtown Improvement District.

New Providence Business Community Holds Successful Business Bash

by Michael M. Shapiro, The Alternative Press

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Over one hundred New Providence business owners packed Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors on Wednesday night for the New Providence Business Bash, a networking event and awards presentation that also featured the unveiling of a new logo and marketing for the New Providence business community, New Providence Business:  Small Community, Big Choices.

Summit Medical Group was presented with the Corporate Neighbor Award while Investors Bank was named Business of the Year.  The New Jersey Sharing Network won Humanitarian Business of the Year.

Michelle Brugger, President of the New Providence Business & Professional Association, told the attendees, “you are what helps make New Providence a great place in which to work, live and have fun!”

She noted that the New Providence Business & Professional Association provides scholarships at New Providence high school, and organizes and funds the summer concert series, Farmers Market, and Independence Day fireworks and festivities, among other contributions.

Gary Kapner, founder of the New Providence Business & Professional Association and Councilman in New Providence said, “I am thrilled to see how many people turned out for tonight’s event.  It shows just how involved our business community is in our town and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

In unveiling the new logo and marketing for the New Providence business community, Barbara Singer of Different by Design, who designed the new logo, said that the concept is to shop locally and come to New Providence while also attracting new businesses to New Providence.  She said that the logo and marketing is about linking the community to the business community.

Jimmy Vardas, President of the New Providence Downtown Improvement District and owner of the Prestige Diner, said “Besides the unveiling of our new logo and the awards given out, tonight’s event proves the great relationships between New Providence business owners. It was almost like attending a friend’s party where all knew each other and the “new” guests were welcomed as part of the family. It all proved that we a true Business Community and not just business owners in a great town.”

Elefante Music supplied the entertainment for the event while Paolo’s Kitchen catered it and Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors hosted it.

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