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It’s That Time of Year! Sign Up for the Somerville Fall Street Fair

Somerville fall street fair 2017

Fall Street Fair-October 1st-Sign Up Now!

The Somerville fall street fair is right around the  corner!

Mark your calendars for Sunday October 1st! From 11AM~5PM

Come make some memories on Main Street in Somerville

Lots of fun and food for the whole family!

Get your products, services or crafts in front of a captive audience.

Foot traffic easily exceeds 30,000 visitors for the day

Reserve your spot! Click on the applications tab and follow the instructions

For more information:

www.streetfairs.org

info@Streetfairs.org

908-654-1400

Want a discount for your Street Fair booth? Join the SBPA!

1) INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES FOR B2B NETWORKING Be a part of the local  business community. Build connections through SBPA networking events,  seminars and monthly Board meetings. Member to member discounts available. For example, members enjoy a 15% discount on ads placed with The Breeze!

2) GROW YOUR FACE BOOK PRESENCE FOR FREE! Special posts for your business for the holidays and other relevant events. The SBPA facebook page showcases members’ businesses, promotes “shopping local,” and offers up to date news links about local events.

3) ENJOY DISCOUNTS FOR THE TWO ANNUAL STREET FAIRS The street fairs are a great way to showcase your business! The SBPA also sets up a booth and promotes traffic to our members’ booths! Members enjoy a special discount to the street fairs.

4) BE A PART OF SOMERVILLE’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE Our board meetings, facebook page and community outreach keeps you  posted so you can capitalize on all the changes in town instead of being blindsided!

5) THE SBPA HAS YOUR BACK! We fight for changes that can impact your business. We’re a separate, independent business organization that is not run by the town government. That means that we can be a bit more outspoken about issues that might  impact your business.

6) ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS IMAGE BY GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY Displaying the SBPA sticker gives your business credibility and trustworthiness. You can be proud of the SBPA contributions to the community!

7) BE PART OF SBPA’S OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY EVENTS The SBPA hosts the 2 street fairs, the JC Craft Fair, and Holiday events, such as Meet Santa Breakfasts and Lunches with photos, plus the famous Carriage Rides in town.

8) MEMBERS ONLY EVENTS Be a part of special SBPA members-only events that drive traffic though the door and into your store! Become a member and be a part of the pitching and planning process!

9) HOST AN EVENT This is an awesome opportunity to create exposure and solidify your business through hosting an SBPA event in your store! We’ll help you promote it for FREE!

10)  INCREASED MARKETING FOR YOUR BUSINESS-all FREE! FREE exposure on our facebook page, a FREE link to your business on our website, and FREE mentions on related  email campaigns, event flyers, and press releases.

We care about your success! Join today!

Visit our website at www.somervillebiz.org and click on the “applications” tab

For more information on benefits and how to join, click on the application tab and follow the instructions. Or call Lorraine-908-725-1893

Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook!

Check Out the 2017 Spring Street Fair Album on the SBPA Facebook Page!

It was an awesome turnout. Over 40,000 people attended!

Lots of fun and food for the whole family!

Mark your calendars for the Fall Street Fair on October 1st.

If you’d like to promote your business or sell at the street fair just go to the “applications” tab for the Street Fair application and follow the directions. If you’d like to enjoy a discount at the street fair and all other SBPA membership perks, download the “membership application.”

Visit our facebook page to check out the Spring Street Fair photo album.  “Like” us while you’re at it!

Food Vendors Add Zest to Somerville Street Fair & Music Fest

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Main Street was packed with thousands of visitors Sunday for the annual Street Fair and Music Fest sponsored by the Somerville Business & Professional Association.

Hundreds of vendors lined both sides of the street, displaying original artwork and handcrafted home goods. There were home improvement specialists, cell phone providers, non-profits soliciting donations, Super Heroes, Realtors, vendors selling clothing, shoes, cosmetics and other items.

But the lines were longest wherever there was a food vendor.

There were hot pretzels, pizza and Italian ices, sausage and peppers, shish-ka-bob, ice cream, funnel cakes, corn-on-the-cob, freshly-brewed coffee and ethnic foods – something for everyone.

This article was written by Rod Hirsch from Tap into Somerville

Somerville Spring Street Fair

It’s that time again!

Sunday June 4th
Main Street, Somerville
from 11AM-5PMFun for the whole family!

Come join us and make some memories:)

Another community event Sponsored by the
Somerville Business and Professional Association.
For updates like us on facebook

Tour of Somerville Cycling Series Memorial Day Weekend

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Competitive cyclists from throughout the world will again converge in central New Jersey Memorial Day weekend to compete in the 74th edition of one of America’s classic cycling events, the annual Tour of Somerville on Monday, May 29.

Re-branded as The Tour of Somerville Cycling Series, sponsors have extended racing over the course of three days, with racing events in Bound Brook on Saturday, May 27 and Raritan on Sunday, May 28.

The Tour of Somerville Cycling Series is promoted by Arts on Division, a Somerset County-based non-profit organizaton that encourages and supports all aspects of culture and the arts. Arts on Division donates a portion of the Tour proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

Additionally, the Tour has secured Michael Malekoff as race director. He returns to Somerville as a long-time resident, former standout cyclist and, most important, a promoter of major national and international cycling events including state, national and international events like the U.S. national cycling championships, U.S. Olympic trials, the 1984 Olympic track championships and the 1986 World Cycling Championships.

The Tour of Somerville attracts thousands of spectators from the tri-state area each year and more than 600 competitive cyclists from around the world in various categories from Juniors, Masters, Women, Senior Men and Pro Men.

The featured event is the historic Kugler-Anderson Memorial 50-mile criterium, the nation’s oldest, major bicycle race. Named after two cyclists who won the first and second races in 1940 and 1941, they both gave their lives in World War II. To honor their memory and sacrifice, the race was named after them when it resumed in 1947.

More than a sporting event, the “Tour” has been described by Sports Illustrated, the New York Times and other media as a combined street fair, music festival, community expo and neighborhood lawn party all wrapped around the fast-paced, multi-lap competition through the streets of Somerville’s historic downtown.
Past competitors have included the likes of Tour de France winner Greg LeMond and Olympic gold medal speed skater turned cyclist Eric Heiden, as well as scores of national and world cycling champions; all have applauded the size and enthusiasm of the crowds lining the race’s course and the sense of community and history that defines Somerville.

For the second consecutive year, both men’s and women’s race participants will be competing for equal prize lists, the first national bicycle race to make parity a priority. In addition, a new “Kid’s Race” will be added where youngsters can compete for bragging rights and ribbons.

For more information about the Tour of Somerville Cycling Series, day-of activities, sponsorship or registration information; visit the website at www.tourofsomerville.org or send an email to: info@tourofsomerville.org.

This post was written by Rod Hirsch of Tap into Somerville. 

Downtown Somerville Arts and Crafts Fest April 23rd!

Mark the date! 4th Annual Downtown Somerville Arts and Crafts Fest

Artisan food too! Bring the kids!

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Historic Downtown Somerville has become a hot spot as an event venue. Surrounded by towns such as, Basking Ridge, Bridgewater, Flemington and Warren, this location has become a very popular attraction for arts & crafts lovers.

In past years, exhibitors were delighted to see the number of visitors that came to the festival. As you stroll through Downtown Somerville, along with the original works of very talented artisans you will enjoy the backdrop of the wide variety of specialty retailers and unique shops that you just won’t see anywhere else. Many of the restaurants offer open-air seating, an area to listen to live music, as well as a “hands on” free craft section for the children (no rides or other festivities for kids are available).

Open 10AM-5PM, this event is juried and has approximately 100 exhibitors, all artists, crafters and photographers…approximately 60% are returning exhibitors.

ARTISAN & CRAFTERS
Many talented artisans, craftsmen and photographers will be displaying and selling a wonderful mix of quality contemporary crafts as well as fine art. There will be original handmade works such as oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, decorative fiber works, metal works, paper, stone, garden works and so much more.  Some exhibitors will be demonstrating their craft.  You can view photographs of the many exhibitors’ works on display at this fair and their websites.

COME HUNGRY
Downtown Somerville features some of the best local gourmet restaurants in Somerset County.  Many nights the streets are filled with locals and out of towners coming to Main Street to enjoy the wide variety of food establishments. In addition, this event will also have festival food vendors, food truck vendors serving such foods as gyros, chicken fingers, shish ka bob, french fries, baklava, zeppolle, carb cakes, kettle corn, sausage sandwiches, cheese steaks, funnel cakes, pretzels & fried oreos.

FREE CONCERT
Stop by and enjoy the great line up of music we have in store for you throughout the day.  Take a load off, have a seat and enjoy the talented musicians and singers we have lined up.  The entertainment area is located by Alfonso’s Restaurant at 99 Main St.

KIDS
There will be a free kids crafts table near the music area. There will also be a face painter set up in this area.

Sorry kids…no rides at the arts & crafts festivals.

Note: JC does have rides & more at JC’s regular street festivals.  Look for JC events that feature a Kids Zone for lots of fun activities for the children.  Check our event schedule for a listing of all our events.

PARKING
There is plenty of shoppers parking located off of Bridge Street and West or East High Street and behind all of the stores along Main St.

HOSTED BY
This event is being hosted by the Somerville Business and Professional Organization. The SBPA is a private, non-profit voluntary membership organization comprised of business owners representatives, professionals, individuals and community groups whose primary goal is to make Somerville a better place for the public and it’s members to conduct business.

The association activities heighten the awareness of the public regarding the variety of shopping; dining and business ­opportunities available in Somerville.

PRODUCED BY
This event is produced by JC Promotions, Inc. For information on exhibiting at this juried event please contact Cissy at 201.998.6311 or events@jcpromotions.info.

JC is an event planning company that produces street festivals, arts & crafts fairs, vintage marketplace, flea markets and special events.  If your group is interested in event planning or fundraising please call JC at 201.998.6311 or events@jcpromotions.info.  Thank you!

 

To learn more visit J.C. Promotions

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