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

AotA 2017 Artists Info

AotA 2016

Art on the Avenue is right around the corner. Saturday, June 3 from 10:00am to 5:00PM, Bloomfiled Avenue in Caldwell will play host to the Annual event. Visitors can view and purchase fine art, photography, sculpture and (juried) fine art crafts. There is also a children's art contest, open to all children through high school age in schools in the surrounding West Essex towns. Participating restaurants and shops offer specials that day and music adds to the festive atmosphere.

Download the 2017 Artist Location Map

Art on the Avenue 2017

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. 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 2017 Artist Prospectus.

Black Maria Film Festival 2017

CMA proudly sponsors the Black Maria Film Festival on Saturday, April 1

On Saturday, April 1 from 3:30- 5 pm come to enjoy award winning, short international documentary films at Caldwell Flowerland. A festival spokesperson will provide insightful commentary about the films you will see. Flowerland is Caldwell’s beautifully restored landmark at 329 Bloomfield Ave. $12; seating limited; tickets available at Caldwell Flowerland & Anne Filkin Lamps & Shades (328 Bloomfield Ave Caldwell).

After the show have dinner and save 20% with admission ticket at one of Caldwell’s participating restaurants: Dough Artisan Pizzeria, Caldwell Seafood, Cedar Grill, Bangkok Kitchen and Cloverleaf Tavern.

Halloween 2016

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

Trick or Treating along the Avenue in Caldwell will be held on Saturday, October 29 from 12-5 pm with the following locations having police crossing the children (and parents):  Roseland Ave, Gould Place and Central Avenue during 12-5 pm. 

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

WHY IS CALDWELL TRICK OR TREATING ON SATURDAY?

After discussing with merchants and our board, the decision to ask for crossing guards to be provided by our Caldwell Police Department on Saturday was made for 2 reasons: 

  1. Many stores and restaurants are closed on Mondays. Having it on Saturday ensures children would not be disappointed with fewer opportunities for trick or treats.
  2. There are at least 3 other major Halloween events on Saturday in Caldwell for children.

If you choose to be open or are open on Mondays and choose to give out candy on Monday we ask you to see the two days as an additional opportunity to showcase your store/restaurant.  Why not offer coupons to the adults to bring customers back to you after Halloween.  It is, after all, additional advertising for you.

We always welcome and encourage everyone to participate in the discussion of upcoming events at our bi-monthly meetings.

2016 Town Wide Garage Sale

The Caldwell Town Wide Garage sale is ready to go and scheduled for Saturday, October 22 from 8am-4pm. Maps will be available for pickup at the Caldwell Community Center starting at 7:00am Saturday morning and are now available to download below.. The sale is rain or shine however some locations may be open on Sunday if there is steady rain on Saturday. The maps will indicate the locations that may be open on Sunday in case of rain. Thank you for the support and see you out there!

2016 Town Wide Garage Sale

Clean out your garage, attic and basement.

Town wide garage sale on Saturday, October 22 from 8am to 4pm for Caldwell residents and merchants.

Download the registration form below or pick one up at the Caldwell Library and the Caldwell Community Center.

$15.00 fee includes your address on distributed map which will be available for pickup at the Caldwell Community Center the day of the sale.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, October 18th to be included on the map. *UPDATED* Deadline extended to Thursday, October 20th for map inclusion.

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

Student Art Contest 2015

There will be a Student Art Contest in conjunction with The Caldwell Merchant’s Association’s Art on the Avenue on Saturday, May 30, 2015 (Rain date: Sunday, May 31).

Sponsored by The Women’s Club of Caldwell

Theme: “Shop Downtown”

Rules:  

  • One submission per student (Grade K through 12 th ) will be accepted.
  • Students will create an original piece of artwork using the theme “Shop Downtown.”  Pictures can include images of a person shopping, a picture of your favorite local store or stores, etc.
  • Medium: Two-dimensional art only. The artwork must be a drawing, illustration or painting.
  • No photographs or copyrighted images.
  • Artwork size:  Maximum size 9” x 12” with mounting. Vertical or horizontal orientation. Artwork must be mounted on cardboard, mat board or foam core. Do not mat or frame artwork.
  • Exhibit Label: The exhibit label must be filled out by the student’s parent and attached to back of the students’ artwork.
  • Entries must be submitted by Thursday, May 21, 2015.  No late entries will be accepted. Submit entries to: The Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

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