Welcome

Welcome to our downtown community nestled in western Essex county, NJ.

Caldwell  with its Revolutionary War roots and the birthplace of President  Grover Cleveland, offers shoppers and visitors much to see and experience today and from times past.

Frequent our neighborhood of many independently owned establishments: stroll our small shops and boutiques; get a bite or relax over a leisurely meal at one of our numerous eateries; call on our service providers to assist with your personal and professional needs; kick back and enjoy some entertainment.

Throughout the year the Merchant Association  sponsors  special events and individual merchants offer promotions which will be advertised here……so  check back……

SHOP LOCAL…..EAT LOCAL…..BE LOCAL

Restaurant Week 2016

Caldwell Restaurant Week, is now in full swing and will continue through Aug. 14, featuring many local restaurants on the Bloomfield Avenue strip. The current list of participating restaurants that will offer prix fixe menus and specials for residents and non-residents to experience the variety of local flavor throughout the week. Some of the specials are included in the description:

Caldwell Night Out

Gelotti Ice Cream, The Caldwell Merchant's Association, and the Caldwell Police Dept presents our first Annual Night Out / Cones with a Cop Event! With the recent events nationwide we believe it is important to make connections in our community between residents, and the wonderful people who serve them! All Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and First Responders in Caldwell, will receive free ice cream. Residents are invited to come down during this time to pay respects, talk, interact, and build relationships with the brave men and women who serve our community.

The event will be held on August 2nd from 7pm to 9pm, to coincide with National Night Out. The event will also be held at Grover Cleveland Birthplace across the street where the antique fire truck will be on display and where candle-lit tours of the home and the new carriage house will be offered throughout the night.

Historic Caldwell Day

HISTORIC CALDWELL DAY - SAT., JUNE 11, 2016

Presented by The Caldwell Merchants Association with the Historical Society of West Caldwell.

Just over a century ago residents of Caldwell remembered and celebrated times gone by through an Anniversary Pageant with multiple historic exhibits. This year, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, organizations in Caldwell and West Caldwell will present a variety of interesting and exciting historic programs at multiple locations. The events will appeal to all ages and interests. Included will be exhibits, self-guided walking tours, lectures and a Civil War re-enactment.

View The Full poster with participating organizations, exhibit time and locations Here.

Art on The Avenue

The show will go on. Today's outdoor fine art and fine art crafts show returns for the 7th year on Saturday, May 21 from 10-5 pm on Bloomfield Avenue in central Caldwell. Hope to see you there!!!

Artists and fine art crafters will show their work in all mediums, photography, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, etc… All are welcome to stroll the “Avenue" to view and purchase from our registered artists. “Food to Go" - portable inexpensive food suitable for munching and viewing will be offered by several restaurants who are members of the Caldwell Merchants Association.

Art on the Avenue 2016

Open to public Saturday May 21 2016

CALDWELL - the Caldwell Merchants Association presents Art on the Avenue, outdoor fine art and fine art crafts show returning for the 7th year on Saturday, May 21 from 10-5 pm on Bloomfield Avenue in central Caldwell.

In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, May 22 from 12-5 pm.

Event registered artists and fine art crafters will show their work in all mediums, photography, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, etc… All are welcome to stroll the “Avenue" to view and purchase from our registered artists. “Food to Go" - portable inexpensive food suitable for munching and viewing will be offered by several restaurants who are members of the Caldwell Merchants Association.

Black Maria Film Festival 2016

Date: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Welcome to the 35th Black Maria Film Festival. We are pleased to once again sponsor this festival of award winning short documentary international films.

Tickets are $12 each and are available at: Caldwell Flowerland, 329 Bloomfield Ave and Anne Filkin Lamps & Shades at 328 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell.

After the show with your ticket enjoy 20% off dinner at Bangkok Kitchen, Caldwell Seafood, Cedar Grill, Cloverleaf Tavern and Dough Artisan Pizzeria.

Art on the Avenue 2016

Art on the Avenue is a widely supported community event where strollers along both sides of Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell can view and purchase fine art, photography, sculpture and (juried) fine art crafts.  Entries in the categories of fine art, photography and sculpture are eligible for cash prizes.

Winners are chosen by professional judges. Last year fifty-eight artists participated and over $1100 in prizes were awarded.  While many participants are well known in their fields, Art on the Avenue is open to new artists as well.   There is also a children's art contest, open to all children through high school age in schools in the surrounding West Essex towns.

Fencing is provided for the convenience of artists to hang their work, and several en plein air artists will be painting along the Avenue. Participating restaurants and shops offer specials that day and music adds to the festive atmosphere.

Download the 2016 Art on the Avenue prospectus or Contact Us for more info.

Halloween 2015

The Caldwell Merchants Association invites parents and children to this years' "Safe Halloween" event to be held on Halloween along Bloomfield Avenue.

Trick or Treating along the Avenue in Caldwell will be held on Saturday, October 31 from 12-4 pm with the following locations having police crossing the children (and parents):  Roseland Ave, Gould Place and Central Avenue during 12-4 pm. 

Our thanks to the Caldwell Merchants who participate in this program for the children and the Caldwell Police Department who keeps them safe.

Restaurant Week 2015

2nd Annual Caldwell Restaurant Week
August 9th - 16th 2015

Come enjoy Caldwell's gastronomical diversity with Prix Fixe menus and specials at participating restaurants:

Caldwell Seafood
Asalt & Buttery
Rock N' Joe
Divina Ristorante
Xunta Tapas Espana
Dough Artisan Pizza
Bangkok Kitchen
Taqueria Las Mexicanas
Gelotti
Skara Estiatoria
Jersey Mac's
Cloverleaf Tavern

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