2014 Borough Holiday Party – Thursday, December 11th

Each year the New Providence Business Community sponsors a holiday party to thank all of the volunteers who make New Providence a great place to live, work, and play.

Attended by several hundred people, this event features great food and entertainment. Invited guests include all borough officials, volunteers, board and committee members, borough employees, and the New Providence Business Community.


12/11/2014 (Thu 6:30PM – 9:30PM)


The DeCorso Community Center
(aka New Providence Senior Citizens Center)
15 East Fourth Street in New Providence


Picking a time slot to help out  is a great way to get involved and to represent our business community!

Sign up today if you would like to help out!
Check here to see available slots for which we could use some extra hands!



  • Name on all invitations and logo on banquet banner and table


  • Logo on banquet banner and on table cards


  • Name and Logo in front of your sponsored station

General Meeting – Thursday, December 4th

Save the Date!

Our next general member meeting is coming up!


Thursday, December 4th from 5 pm to 7 pm


Providence! Integrated Health & Fitness
18 South Street
2nd Floor
New Providence, NJ  07974

Please mark your calenders. A formal invite and additional information about the meeting will be forthcoming.

We look forward to seeing you then!!

2014 Christmas Walk, Friday, November 28th



at Provident Bank on South Street

Please come out and join us in kicking off the Holiday Season!

Come watch Santa arrive in town with a parade
led by the Pioneer Band and the NPFD.

The kids can also enjoy Christmas Carolers, a stilt walker, sand art and more!

This event is proudly sponsored by

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Member News: New Providence Counselor and Children’s Book Author Gives Back

by Lauryn Shapiro, TAPintoNewProvidence
As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc siteNEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence resident Rebecca Perlman Coniglio, a licensed clinical social worker and certified school counselor, and author of children’s book series, “Lily’s Little Life Lessons,” (lilyslittlelifelessons.com) has found a creative way to support The NJ Sharing Network.

Her most recent book, “Lily’s Laces” was written specifically for The NJ Sharing Network, with all proceeds from the book benefiting the organization which saves lives through organ and tissue donation.  “Lily’s Laces” will be released in Spanish later this month.

Coniglio was inspired to write her books after her daughter, Lily, became very ill from complications of a virus when she was in kindergarten.  ”When she got better I did feel so lucky, so I reached out to the NJ Sharing Network and told them that Lily always wanted to participate in their 5K, and I wondered if they wanted me to write a story about it,” she tells TAP into New Providence.  She explains that The NJ Sharing Network funds the book’s publications and receives all of the proceeds from the sales.

When she heard about The NJ Sharing Network’s new foundation, Riley’s Dance (www.rileysdance.org), she offered to write another story for them.  Coniglio is currently working on the book that will benefit Riley’s Dance, a foundation honoring five-year-old Riley (of Livingston, New Jersey) who saved two people’s lives by donating her organs when she died.

“Writing these books is a way to give back to the community and support the very worthy cause of organ and tissue donation,” said Coniglio.

Coniglio recently relocated her private counseling practice from Livingston, New Jersey, to South Street in New Providence. She has over 10 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing anxiety, grief, parenting issues, other life transitions.  A free phone consultation is encouraged at 973-568-6453.  “Sometimes you just need someone to talk to,” Coniglio says. “I am here, and ready to listen.”

New Providence Farmer’s Market FALL Children’s Activities & Entertainment

Join us! Every Wednesday through November 5th from 12 noon to 6pm at the New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot on Springfield Avenue! 

NP Street Fair this Sunday, 9/7 10am-5pm

Join us this Sunday along Springfield Avenue in New Providence, between South Street and Livingston Avenue.

A Fun Family Event!

100+ vendors…kids’ zone…great food…arts & crafts

live music…kiddie rides…pony rides…petting zoo

Download printable flyer

Movement is a Must for Infants and Children of All Ages

Interesting and informative article, submitted by our member – Santa Fe Centers

Santa Fe CentersCurrent research and a search of the literature have given Santa Fe Childcare a new way to look at the activity level of our infants and toddlers.  We were pleased to welcome Eleanor Campbell, PT, to our Infant Toddler Center, on April 16th where she spoke to parents and staff about the importance of movement in the lives of our youngest children.  The title of her presentation was “Babies Need to Move” and she had everyone fascinated with the information shared.  She reviewed typical sensory/motor development, which is similar for all children – progress on a continuum which contributes to the many vital connections that are formed between lower and higher centers in the brain.

Infants must be allowed to move in order to gain muscle strength against gravity, to get up on hands and knees, to crawl and to eventually walk.  The efficient and healthy development of the neurological and motor system is dependent on freedom of movement of infants as well as the continued encouragement of active play for the older children.  In this age of car seats, infant seats, exersaucers, infant swings, and jolly jumpers, we need to critically look at whether we are providing enough opportunity to allow our children to be on the floor, to be in an environment where they can freely move and help to develop all their senses.  We can prevent some of the developmental, learning and emotional challenges our children face,  as well as plagiocephaly (abnormal head shape) in infants or torticollis (asymmetrical neck position) by allowing our infants to spend most of their awake time on the floor or in an environment that allows free movement.  Less time in infant seats/carriers, swings or other restrictive devices which inhibit free movement is the key.

We are all well aware of our five senses and through growth and exposure these are well stimulated — but how many are aware of the proprioceptive sense and the vestibular sense?  The proprioceptive sense helps us to know where our body is in space, how much force is needed for postural control against gravity and for movement.  The vestibular system helps us to know where our head is positioned in space and to comprehend movement.  These systems work together to develop motor control, balance and equilibrium. A baby’s first playground is the floor and here is where learning about the body and the environment is gained.  Full development of movement, body awareness, and balance is a gradual process that is not complete until at least 7 years of age and beyond.   Allowing our older children more free outside time and less regimented classes will help to not only develop the motor and neurologic system but will help with social and emotional growth and stress release.

Here at Santa Fe, we work hard to provide such an environment, which helps to develop all the senses so important for proper neurological and motor growth.


Jane Coleman Cabildo, Director
Santa Fe Centers

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

by Gary Kapner, Borough Councilman

Last night we had another outstanding fireworks display on South Street. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. Thank you to Investors Bank.  It’s their financial support that makes our Independence Day celebration possible. Dan White, Investors Branch Manager, and his staff, were having a great time out on South Street giving out glow sticks and talking to everyone in the community.

There are many volunteers and borough employees that made last night’s celebration possible and I’d like to take a minute, to let you know who there are and thank them.  In addition to Investors Bank, the New Providence Business and Professional provides financial support.  Michelle  Brugger, the President of the New Providence Business and Professional Association,  along with her husband Master B, owners of Martial Arts for Life, organized the entertainment and personally handed out chalk to every one of our young street artists. Karin Souren and her DJ husband John of Club Souren handled the music and provide all of the sound equipment.  I’d like to thank Don and Eliza Murphy of NP Fuel for their hospitality, the use of the Jets trunk and all the beach balls. They were a big hit with the kids. Don told me he blew up every ball.  Peter Rovtar of the Lantern Agency handled our insurance needs and Garden State Fireworks put on quite a show.  A very big thank you to our Independence Day Committee chairman Ted Kapuscinski and his wife, Karen Luongo, of Kapuscinski and Luongo Architects, who did another fantastic job of coordinating and organizing our Independence Day Celebration.

The New Providence amateur radio club was on hand providing communications for event organizers.  The New Providence Police Department did a fantastic job controlling traffic and keeping everyone safe.  Chief Buccelli was out working the crowd – - did you have a chance to say hello to him?  Special thanks to the New Providence Department of Public Works and Public Works Superintendent Jim Johnston.  And let’s not forget to thank all the volunteer members of the New Providence Fire Department and First Aid Squad.

I hope you all had a really great Independence Day weekend!

New Providence Celebrates Independence Day with a Bang

firworksby Edward Hopkins, The Alternative Press

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Pioneers finally got their fireworks fix for 2014. After threat of severe rain pushed back the annual Independence Day festivities originally scheduled for Thursday, New Providence residents took over South Street on Saturday to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

DJ John Souren of Club Souren, an event sponsor, played music from the truck bed of the NP Fuel Jets Truck. leis, wristbands, inflatable microphones, beach balls, and other items were thrown to the crowd who were dancing and singing below as juggler Will Shaw entertained the his many tricks.

While many danced and partied in the streets, local children were using the pavement as canvas, thanks to Michelle Brugger and Martial Arts for Life. The karate firm supplied dozens of children with cups of chalk to create temporary artwork.

“We did it just to give back to the community,” Brugger said. “The kids have a great time. Everybody really enjoys it. There’s something about closing down a main street and being able to color all over the place.

As darkness took over the sky, Garden State Fireworks took center stage, performing a 15-minute multi-shape and colored production over the Academy of Our Lady of Peace.

“It’s an awesome community event,” Investors Bank Vice-President Daniel M. White said. “It shows the collective support the bank gives out. I’m proud to sponsor this for the fifth year.”

New Providence Business & Professional Association, NP Fuel, KJS Design & Technology, Martial Arts for Life and Kapuscinki Luongo Architects also sponsored this year’s rendition of the annual event, and Don and Eliza Murphy of NP Fuel supplied beach balls and their Jets truck to assist in all the fun.

NP Independence Day Fireworks POSTPONED to Saturday July 5th

Independence Day Fireworks POSTPONED to Saturday, July 5th!

Please be advised that due to the threat of severe weather conditions this evening, the Independence Day Fireworks Celebration will be postponed to the scheduled Rain Date of  Saturday, July 5th, 2014.

The event program and time schedule will remain the same for Saturday, July 5th as originally planned for this evening.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday in downtown New Providence!

Did You Know…?

Summer Concerts

The NPBPA is also responsible for the summer concert series “Family Fun Night” at Centennial Park thanks to the sponsorship of Braunschweiger Jewelers, Creative Wall Coverings, Elefante Music, Lassus Wherley, Prestige Diner, Prudential, Dr Robert Robinson, The New Providence Downtown Improvement District, The Lions Club and Zita’s Ice Cream.

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The New Providence Independence Day Celebration continues to be a popular NPBPA event and has been generously sponsored in the past by NPBPA member Investors Bank.

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