Black Maria Film Festival 2015

Black Maria Film Festival Showcases Award-Winning Short Documentaries In Caldwell on March 21

The Black Maria Film Festival returns to Caldwell on Saturday, March 21 from 3:30- 5 pm. The program will be presented in Caldwell’s gorgeous architectural landmark, Caldwell Flowerland at 329 Bloomfield Ave. The Caldwell Merchants Association is sponsoring the program.

The festival in its 34rd year showcases this year’s winners of short, international documentary films. A festival spokesperson will provide insightful commentary of the films shown.

Tickets are $12.00 and seats are limited. Tickets are available at Caldwell Flowerland, Lovely Living Interiors ( 295  Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell) or by calling Linda at 973-226-7196.

Art on the Avenue 2015

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 2015 Art on the Avenue prospectus.

Dinner and a Movie 2015

Dinner and a Movie is back in Caldwell for seventh year!

The Caldwell Merchants Association is proud to bring back its Dinner and a Movie winter promotion.

Every Tuesday through March 17, participating Caldwell restaurants will be offering a 20 percent discount on dinner between 5 and 7 pm.  In addition, each restaurant patron will receive a coupon to receive $6 admission price to Clearview’s Caldwell Cinema 4 on Bloomfield Avenue for any Tuesday until April 14.

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.