Springfield Ave to Feature Free Jitney Rides for Holiday Shoppers 11AM-4PM December 9-10

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The following press release is a paid announcement from the Springfield Avenue Partnership:

Maplewood, NJ – Holiday cheer and local shopping return to Springfield Avenue this weekend with two holiday markets and lots of holiday shopping and fun in between.

Visitors can enjoy free rides on the Maplewood Jitney along Springfield Avenue, including stops at the two markets and several shopper stops along the avenue.

Events this weekend include:

The annual WNTR Holiday Shop & Makers Market (1688 Springfield Avenue) moves to the Springfield Avenue Gazebo this year from 11:30am – 3:30pm. A rotating mix of makers, businesses and entertainers will be at the market, sponsored by Springfield Avenue Partnership, Neighborhood Preservation Program and the Surround Group. More than 30 merchants will participate in the market and a rotating cast of musical acts, dancers, aerial performances, kids performances and community groups will provide live entertainment and kids activities.

Maplewood Arts and Culture is hosting their first Art MRKT (1978 Springfield Avenue) at the 1978 Art Center on December 9-10 from 11AM to 4PM. More than a dozen local fine artists and designers will have their work on display and for sale.

Springfield Avenue’s dozens of retail shops will be open for holiday shopping, with some businesses hosting special events and sales including Albert Joseph Gallery, Maplewood Hobby, Lotus Petal Floral, Lums Cellars, Puffers Choice, and Liz Coaches at Your Third Base.

To enhance the holiday spirit, Springfield Avenue Maplewood commissioned local artist Nerissa Tutiven to design wintery window stickers that can be found all along the Avenue.

“Once we knew that Maplewood Department of Arts and Culture was hosting an art market at the western end of Springfield Avenue to complement our annual WNTR Market, it became clear we needed to make this an Avenue-wide weekend event,” said Nicole Dooskin Wallace, Executive Director, Springfield Avenue Partnership. “We hope shoppers and visitors make use of the free Jitney service over the weekend to explore all that Springfield Avenue has to offer.”

Visit Springfield Avenue Partnership’s website for more information.

About the Springfield Avenue Partnership (SAP): SAP is the district management corporation of the Springfield Avenue Special Improvement District, a self-governed entity that funds itself primarily by a special tax assessment on commercial properties within the improvement district and is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of business and property owners, local residents and municipal officials.

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