New Providence Events

Remembering 9/11

A Message from Mayor Al Morgan 9/11/15:

Today We Remember

Fourteen years ago today, we awoke to a beautiful azure blue sky. It was clear without a cloud or a foreshadowing of what was soon to come. There were no threats of a storm or of anything else. The mild temperature and light breeze that day filled the air with thoughts of the arrival of fall and all the joys that come with it. Tragically what soon followed on that beautiful peaceful morning changed all of our lives forever. Shocked to our very core, confused, and bewildered, most of us prayed all that horrible day hoping for any sort of news… something…. anything… The world as we knew it and took for granted completely changed forever. We changed forever.

As Mayor, I knew I was responsible for almost 12,000 residents. Our fire department went to Staten Island to cover for the fire company that went into Manhattan. Our rescue squad covered both New Providence and Berkeley Heights when Berkeley Heights went into New York. Our police were extraordinary keeping us calm and as informed as best they could while working tirelessly with families of our missing neighbors. And as the moments ticked away with information that was spotty at best, six cars were left waiting in the parking lot for owners that would never return. Six empty seats were waiting at the dinner table. Six of our families forever devastated. New Providence alone lost six of our own and countless others lost even more. Everyone knew someone who was never coming home.

Today we remember them all: our lost neighbors, our friends, and our families. Today we honor our emergency management teams who help keep us safe: our police, our fire department, and our EMS. Today we reflect and pray that we never experience anything like this again. Today, as I do every year on this day, I stop by Centennial Park at our monuments to quietly reflect and invite all of you to join me wherever you are today reading this, to take in a moment of quiet reflection.

God Bless All of You. God Bless New Providence. And God Bless the United States of America.

Mayor Al Morgan




New Providence Business Community Hosts Annual Borough Holiday Party

NP2014HolidayPartyby Michael M. Shapiro, TAPintoNewProvidence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Borough employees, volunteers and elected officials were treated to a festive holiday party complete with buffet dinner, drinks, ice cream sundae bar, and live music,hosted  by the New Providence business community on Thursday evening, Dec. 11.

Several years ago, in the throes of the recession, the Borough eliminated the Borough holiday party from the municipal budget to reduce taxpayer expenses.  The New Providence business community responded by not only funding the event, but organizing and running it, as well.  Today, the Borough Holiday Party, sponsored and hosted by the New Providence business community, has become an event that Borough employees and volunteers look forward to each year. Continue reading


New Providence Downtown Trick-or-Treating

Al and RyanThank you, New Providence, for a great Halloween downtown trick-or-treating event! We had so much fun!!!

Al and Ryan

New Providence Merchants Host Halloween Trick or Treat Event

by The Alternative Press

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Hundreds of children flocked to downtown New Providence on Halloween for the annual trick or treat event hosted by the New Providence Business community. Continue reading


2014 New Providence Downtown Street Fair

Another successful street fair, sponsored by the New Providence Business Community!

The annual fair was held Sunday, September 7th on Springfield between South Street and Livingston Avenue with the exciting and well-attended festivities starting at 10:00 am.

2014 New Providence Street FairThis family-oriented street festival offered attractions for everyone, young and old!

As in previous years, the event provided great arts and entertainment for the kids such as kiddie rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, balloons and a clown performer.  The attendees were also able to enjoy great fair food such as sausage and pepper sandwiches, hot dogs, shish-k-bobs, zeppoles, butterfly fries, kettle corn, ice cream and more.

2014 New Providence Street FairThe event also offered food from local establishments and NPBPA members. Street vendors presented many unique items at great prices and local non-profit organizations hosted contests and games for all attendees.

What a great day, a terrific turnout, and beautiful weather!