2014 Holiday Events

BoroHallWinterThe Borough's 2014 Holiday festivities are underway including the much anticipated evening parade. Public Events volunteers were busy Saturday trimming the boro tree, hanging seasonal street decor and readying the Santa House for the holidays. Enjoy the schedule of events and experience the difference that shopping in your own home town offers. Merchantville boasts a variety of businesses from gift, handcraft and antique shops to markets, cafes and restaurants.  Supporting community businesses ensures a long and 



Holiday Tree lighting and Downtown Shopping will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, December 5th.

Merchantville Christmas Parade will be held Friday evening, December 5th.ebsite

The St. Peter PTA’s Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair will be held on Friday, 12/5 from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, 12/6 from 10-3 p.m. Shopping and food for all ages with our Secret Santa Workshop along with local vendors and crafters. Santa will be available for pictures: Friday from 6-7 and again on Sat 12-1. 

Cherry Valley Model Railroad "Open House" weekends in the basement of the Grace Episcopal Church on Friday, 12/5 and 12/6 from 6-9 p.m. 

Eiland Arts Center Holiday Show: Friday, 12/5 from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, 12/6 & Sunday, 12/7 from 1-6 p.m.

A Christmas Carol Scrooge & Marley: at Camden Catholc High School on December 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th.

Art on First Saturdays

eilandCelebrate the holidays and support local artists at the 4 Towns 4 Art 4 the Holidays event at Eilandarts Center in Merchantville, NJ! The opening reception will take place on Friday, December 5th from 6 - 9 p.m. Gallery Hours: December 6th & 7th from 1 - 6 p.m. 

Borough Notice: Commission members needed
Mayor and Council are preparing for the new year and several positions are available on borough boards and commissions. These are appointed and vary in the terms. Planning Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Shade Tree and Public Events are a few. If you would like more information, call Denise at 856 662 2474 ext. 303 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
School Bond passes
MESVoters in Merchantville approved a two-phase school proposal estimated at $2 million on a vote of 536 to 239. Phase I projects includes a 40 percent reimbursement from the state totaling $373,062. The vote showed strong support for the school and it's value to the community. Phase I projects include brick re-pointing, a new auditorium roof, security door controls and second-floor air conditioning. Phase II projects include the replacement of windows and asphalt and landscaping.  Other upgrades will address electrical, bathrooms and classroom technology. The annual tax impact will be about $27 on the average home.

halloweenThe next Merchantville Public Event Committee sponsored event will be safe Halloween. Friday, October 31st beginning after school until 7:00pm. Look for the signs in the store windows for participating business owners. Please remember that curfew is 7:00PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.


PUBLIC NOTICE: Halloween CurfewThursday, 27 October 2011 04:58Notwithstanding anything contained in this chapter to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any child under the age of eighteen (18) years to be upon the public places of the Borough of Merchantville after the hour of 7:00 PM., prevailing time, on the 29th day of October, the 30th day of October, and the 31st day of October, until 6:00 AM the following morning, unless exempted from this section under Section 19-3 of this chapter. ( Accompanied by an adult). Borough Ordinance 19-6.

Notice to Residents: Ongoing PSEG Construction in Merchantville
PSEG is beginning the restoration and paving work related to the electric transmission upgrades in Merchantville. Restoration work on Lexington Avenue between West Maple and North Chestnut will begin this week. Paving and restoration on Lexington Avenue between W. Maple and Wisteria Avenue has started in Pennsauken and will work its way north to Merchantville. They are scheduled to complete all paving by the second week of December.
A Place to Play
The "A Place to Play" initiative is a committee within the Merchantville School PTA that is committed to enhancing the school and, in turn, the community by creating a playground that is safe, innovative, accessible and engaging for students in first through eighth grades at the Merchantville School.
The votes are in
voteNewly elected Borough officials by unofficial vote tally: Mayor - Edward Brennan, 642; Borough Council - Andrew McLoone, 639; Katherine Erhard Swann, 614. For School Board - Henry Kabel, 374; Karen Foster - 426, Steve Morrone - 459. School Bond Question - Yes 541, No 238. Please check www.merchantvillenj.gov for additional vote information.
School Bond Referendum

MESIn August, the Merchantville Board of Education authorized the inclusion of a bond referendum question on the November 2014 election ballot. It has been 18 years since the Board of Education asked the community to support a referendum.

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