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Mission

Our Mission

Downtown Bernardsville seeks to revitalize and maintain a stronger, more vibrant community through the Main Street 4-Point Approach. We focus on community engagement and historic preservation, offering additional support for our local businesses, resources to bolster downtown activity, organizing annual special events and engaging in beautification projects. This work encourages positive, thriving change over the long term. We aim to strengthen our community while welcoming visitors from all areas of New Jersey (and beyond) to shop, dine, stay and explore our town. Our goals will reflect the community’s desire for filled storefronts, safe spaces for our children, and a bustling, walkable town.

Downtown Bernardsville will work to raise funds in support of our events through various fundraising initiatives such as sponsorships, event tickets and registrations, participation fees and more. Additional funds will be raised through appropriations from the Borough of Bernardsville, Grants from the State, and project specific sponsorship campaigns.

How You Can Help

Local Businesses
Throughout the year, take advantage of sponsorship opportunities, event participation, and sharing the word about our events. We will be holding several annual events, starting with Restaurant week in January, Dad's Day Dash 5K in June, Trunk or Treat in October and the Holiday Cookie Crawl and Parade in December. New in 2019, Small Business Saturday on November 30! More events to come as we raise funds throughout the year.

Residents
Planning every event throughout the year takes time, effort, and determination to secure sponsors, assist with marketing and promotional efforts and being there on event days to help with many aspects of running an event. If you would like to volunteer in the planning or execution of any one or all of our events, join our volunteer mailing list for updates and more. If you'd like to join a committee or our board of directors, start here.

Donations
Thank you for your interest to support Downtown Bernardsville! General donations are accepted online here or checks made out to Bernardsville Special Events may be delivered to PO Box 887, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. Purchase spirit wear and other Bernardsville swag in our online store here. For events and other opportunities for sponsorship, view our community calendar and sign up for email updates to learn more as information develops.

Thank you, again, for your support!