Community Events

Special thanks to the New Providence Business Community for sponsoring many of the Borough’s events.  For inquiries regarding community events,  please call 908-665-1400 ext. 8232 or go to


Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 30, 10:00am, Springfield Avenue:  The Parade will take place rain or shine!  Refreshments will be served after the parade at the American Legion Post #433.

Sharing Network 5K – Sunday, June 5:  NJ Sharing Network’s Annual 5K Celebration of Life brings together thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers to honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait and remember the lives lost while waiting.

Downtown Fireworks, Sunday, July 3rd: The borough will be sponsoring a fantastic fireworks show on Sunday, July 3.  The fireworks will be launched near South Street beginning at 9:30 PM and should be visible from most locations within the borough.  So grab your lawn chair and settle into your favorite viewing spot around town!  The July 3rd fireworks have been a longstanding tradition in town and the Mayor and Council are thrilled to bring them to the borough again after a two year hiatus.  Please note: South Street will NOT be closed as in the past – we hope to have our complete pre-Covid celebration in 2023.

Summer Family Concerts: New Providence Business is proud to present three FREE summer concerts offering music and entertainment for the whole family.  The free concerts start at 7 PM and will also feature a magician to entertain the kids.  Prestige Diner is generously donating free hot dogs that the NP Lions Club will cook and serve, and  Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream is generously donating free ice cream for all to enjoy.

The 2022 concert dates are:
Thursday, July 14 – Asbury Fever Band
Thursday, July 21 – Kinderhook
Thursday, July 28 – Kootz

National Night Out, Concert, and Fireworks – Tuesday, August 2: Sponsored by New Providence PBA Local 132 and the New Providence Business Community.  This event is at 7 PM at the NP High School.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. First responders including police, firefighters, and EMS display their equipment and interact with the community. This is an opportunity for the entire family to meet not only the people who serve and protect them, but also the local businesses and organizations that help our town thrive.

5th Annual PBA Local 132 Car Show – Saturday, October 1, 8:00am, New Providence Community Pool Parking Lot:  New Providence PBA local 132 will be hosting its 5th Annual Car Show and the proceeds will be for our members good and welfare fund as well as supporting families of fallen officers.

Scarecrow Contest – October/November, Enter by Oct. 1; Scarecrow on Display Oct. 8 – Nov. 1: Be a part of the Scarecrow Stroll through Downtown New Providence!  Create your own unique family-friendly scarecrow or a scarecrow representing your organization, sport, or business. It can be wild, funny, furry, silly, or ridiculous. Use your imagination!! FREE to enter but space is limited! This is your chance to express yourself, your organization, or business!

Green Day and FreeCycle Festival – Date TBD:  Vendors and informational displays regarding sustainability and recycling will be available in Centennial Park (time TBD).  In addition, Sustainable New Providence’s annual FreeCycle event, where members of the community can donate used (but working/usable) items that other people can take and reuse for free, will be at the American Legion Hall on Elkwood Avenue (time TBD).

Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Event- More details to come on this family-friendly event…

Downtown Trick-Or-Treating – October 29: Trick or Treat with local businesses will be held in downtown New Providence. Wear your costumes and look for the stores with an orange pumpkin in the window or on the door!  This event is Rain or Shine.

Street Fair – October 30  The fair, sponsored by the New Providence Businesses Community, will be held on Springfield Avenue, between South Street and Livingston Avenue.  The fair promises a day of fun for the entire family! The streets are filled with various exhibits, vendors, and activities.  Food vendors will sell refreshments and delicious food throughout the day. Local residents and visitors come to enjoy the food and entertainment. Businesses can participate in this event by serving as a sponsor or a vendor.

Holiday Festival, Friday – November 25, 6 PM, Downtown New Providence: This family-friendly event, sponsored by the New Providence Business Community, will feature Santa’s arrival at Provident Bank on South Street and his parade through downtown with the NPHS Marching Band. There’ll be merchant activities and giveaways, along with fireworks! Come out to support our beloved merchants and enjoy the festivities and fireworks!



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