Street Fair, Downtown Trick or Treating, and Holiday Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19


Scarecrow Stroll and Two New Promotions Will Take Place


The New Providence Business Community, sponsor and organizer of the Street Fair, Downtown Trick or Treating, and Holiday Festival, regrets to announce that these events have been cancelled for 2020.  The continuing impact on New Providence businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is huge.  Many businesses are struggling to survive, and are focused on retaining staff and customers within the current operating guidelines.  Business owners have neither the resources to fund nor the time to plan and run these large events.

Although they do not currently anticipate being able to safely sponsor the Downtown Trick or Treating event, should the situation improve and Executive Orders change prior to that event, they will reconsider sponsoring it.  The Scarecrow Stroll and Contest will still take place.

“We are so grateful for all of the support we are receiving from the community and encourage everyone to participate in the Scarecrow Stroll and Contest and to continue to patronize our New Providence businesses,” said Michelle Brugger, Business Community President.  “We understand that many people will be disappointed that we cannot host these events but, in addition to the Scarecrow Stroll, we will be sponsoring a “Where’s the Chair?” Promotion and a “Golden Ticket” Promotion this year.  The promotions are fun and a great way for you to continue supporting all of the fantastic New Providence businesses that have supported you for so many years.  Details of these promotions are coming soon – check the Business Community website, and also the borough website,  An updated listing of current businesses offerings, as well as a searchable online Business & Services directory can also be found there.  Please help us remain a part of the community that we love!”


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