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……


Caldwell Restaurant Week

Come to Downtown Caldwell for the Inaugural Restaurant Week August 10-17 featuring Prix Fixe menus and specials from at participating Restaurants.

View the poster and full list of participating restaurants here.

Halloween 2013

Welcome to Bloomfield Avenue for a Safe 2013 Halloween

Once again Parents and children are invited by the Caldwell Merchant Association to a ‘Safe Halloween” on Thursday, October 31 all along Bloomfield Ave. The event will run from mid to late afternoon. Participating merchants will hand out treats to all children in costumes.

Free Parking on Bloomfield Ave

First Saturdays of Each Month

Many thanks to the Mayor and Town Council for making it possible to have free parking along Bloomfield Ave on the first Saturday of every month.  Additional thanks to the volunteers, CERT, who bag the meters before and after these Saturdays. The town is willing to incur this revenue loss in the effort to provide an additional incentive to shop downtown.

First Half 2014 Cultural Events

CMA Announces First Half 2014 Cultural Events: SAVE THE DATES!

The Caldwell Merchants association will once again be sponsoring two cultural events during first half 2014:  the Black Maria Film Festival and Art on the Avenue.

The Black Maria Film Festival, a showing of short documentary films, will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 3:30- 5 at Caldwell Flowerland.Caldwell is one of a number of locations throughout the country approved to sponsor this festival.  Check back for information on ticket availability

Art on the Avenue 2013

The Caldwell Merchants' Association invites artists, including En Plein Air artists, to participate in Art on the Avenue, Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Rain date Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 12 pm to 5 pm. Categories include Fine Art, Sculpture, Photography, and Fine Art Crafts.  (Fine Art Crafts must be juried). Please download the form for additional information and registration.

All are invited to view and purchase their favorite works-of-art, watch en plein air artists at work, and enjoy Caldwell's shops and restaurants.

Hold the Date! Black Maria Film Festival on Sat, April 20,2013

Once again this Spring,  the Black Maria Film Festival will be coming to Caldwell. The festival of documentary films will be shown at Caldwell Flowerland from 4:30-6:30pm. Please check back for information on tickets, etc.


Your CMA has paid to bring you the opportunity to view a webinar on successful downtown ingredients. This is available until Jan 31. Click here to link to the recording:


Santa Coming To Caldwell Flowerland & Holiday Treasure Hunt on Sat, Nov 24th

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 10:00am

Sponsored by the Caldwell Merchants Association, Santa will arrive at Caldwell Flowerland at 10am on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in an antique Studebaker and will stay until 2 pm.