Summit Downtown, Inc.

18 Bank Street, Suite 108
908-277-6100

Summit Downtown, Inc. is a non-proft corporation and its purpose is to encourage the development and improvement of the life in the downtown Summit business district.  We promote our businesses, plan and organize events such as:  Summit Farmers Market, Girls' Night Out, Summit Antique/Classic Car Show, Street Fair & Craft Shows, Super Sidewalk Sale Days and much more!

Downtown Summit is located in the heart of the city and its charm and sophistication abounds with over 200 unique boutiques, variety of restaurants and services.Designated to the National Register of Historic Places, Summit downtown takes pride in its array of architecturally significant buildings that date back to the turn of the 19th century.Summit is easily accessible by various modes of transportation include NJ Transit (Mid-Town Direct), bus lines, Newark International Airport, the Garden State Parkway in addition to Routes 24, 78 & 287.



Reviews

Simone Khan

Rating:
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Beautiful downtown with many great places to eat. The walk around town is festive and one feels relaxed and charmed at the same time

Upcoming Events at Summit Downtown, Inc.

Summit Street Fair

Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Summit Downtown Art Festival

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
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Recent News

Summit Restaurant Week Photo Contest Winners

Over thirty downtown restaurants participated in Summit Downtown’s 10th Annual Restaurant Week with prix fixe menus, specials, and more. The week began with a special edition of Summit Street Sounds featuring live music throughout the downtown …

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Over 30 Restaurants and Shops to Participate in Summit’s 10th Annual Restaurant Week

Summit Downtown, Inc. will host Summit’s 10th Annual Restaurant Week from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 29. Over 30 restaurants and food shops will offer prix fixe menus or specials. Special thanks to Haven Savings Bank for sponsoring …

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Another Successful Blueberry Muffin Contest at Summit Farmers Market

Summit, NJ, July 12, 2018 – Summit Downtown, Inc. held its first Sunday Funday contest of the 2018 season at Summit Farmers Market on Sunday, July 8. Judges Jeanny Race, Carol Nurmi, and Mayor Nora Radest tasted all 23 muffins and rated each e…

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Another Successful Blueberry Muffin Contest at Summit Farmers Market

Summit Downtown, Inc. held its first Sunday Funday contest of the 2018 season at Summit Farmers Market on Sunday, July 8. Judges Jeanny Race, Carol Nurmi, and Mayor Nora Radest tasted all 23 muffins and rated each entry on its flavor, texture, and ap…

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Now Accepting Applications for Artist Vendors for Arts and Cars 2018

Summit, NJ -- Arts + Cars returns to downtown Summit on Sunday, September 16! From 10am-4pm there will be a juried art show with lots of art and crafts for sale, the P.A.L. Classic Car Show, live music, and children’s activities. These activiti…

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Final Summit Street Sounds will be Held Tonight!

After monitoring the weather very closely, Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is proceedinG with the final Summit Street Sounds for June tonight!The popular Summit Street Sounds will run from 5-8pm tonight!  Enjoy a meal at one of Summit’s many o…

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Final Summit Street Sounds will be held Tonight!

After monitoring the weather very closely, Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is proceedinG with the final Summit Street Sounds for June tonight!The popular Summit Street Sounds will run from 5-8pm tonight!  Enjoy a meal at one of Summit’s many o…

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Summit Downtown’s First Family Fun Night was a Success!

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is thrilled to report that the first downtown Family Fun Night was a success!Over 3,500 children and parents flocked to Beechwood Road and Bank Street to enjoy live entertainment, games, snacks, activities, giveaways, and …

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Family Fun Night This Thursday, June 14

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is excited to debut their second new event for the month this Thursday: Family Fun Night! Summit Street Sounds will continue this Thursday evening as well. See you in Summit! Beechwood Road, Bank Street, and the Bank Stree…

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Summit Street Sounds Kicks Off on June 7

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is excited to be hosting Summit Street Sounds, a new event for 2018!Downtown Summit will be alive with music from 5-8pm every Thursday night in June: June 7, 14, 21, and 28! Enjoy a meal at one of Summit’s many outdo…

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Two New Events Coming to Downtown Summit This Summer

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is excited to announce its slate of upcoming Summer events, including two new events!Summit Street Sounds ● Every Thursday in June ● 5-8pm *NEW EVENT*Downtown Summit will be alive with music Thursday nights in June: Ju…

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Announces New Vendors for Summit Farmers Market

SUMMIT, NJ– Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is announcing that Summit Summer Farmers Market 2018 season will begin on April 22! The Summer Farmers Market will be open from 8am to 1pm every Sunday, April 22 through November 18, in Park & Shop Lo…

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Free Horse & Carriage Rides and Live Music Saturdays in December

Shop, dine, and enjoy downtown Summit this December! Summit Downtown, Inc. will continue the tradition of horse and carriage rides in December this year with Carriages & Carolers. There will be free horse and carriage rides from 1-4pm Saturdays,…

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Summit Downtown Holiday Schedule 2017

Summit, NJ  –- Thanksgiving is almost here, which means the holiday season is right around the corner! Summit Downtown, Inc. is excited to announce the downtown holiday events and initiatives for 2017: Shop Summit Passport Program, Small B…

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Downtown Stakeholders Meeting at Wine List of Summit - October 11, 2017

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) will hold its third Stakeholders Meeting of the year at 5:30pm on October 11. Ivan Ruiz is graciously hosting the meeting again at The Wine List of Summit, and all downtown property owners, business owners, and business em…

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Third and Final Summit Design Night of 2017 6-9pm on September 28, 2017

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is ready to showcase local design businesses with the third and final Summit Design Night of 2017! Join us downtown from 6-9pm on Thursday, Sept. 28! Downtown businesses will be open late and design businesses will host a …

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Summit Restaurant Week Photo Contest Winners

Over thirty downtown restaurants participated in Summit Downtown’s 9 th Annual Restaurant Week with prix fixe menus, specials, and more. The week began with live music throughout the downtown on Thursday, July 20. For the third year in a row, …

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Summit Downtown Businesses Donating To Support the Family of Det. Tarentino

Friday, June 16 Bar Method (86 Summit Ave.) – Will donate $20 for each person who takes a class at Summit Bar Method on 6/16. Donations also welcomed. Beautylounge (31 Maple St.) – Will donate a percentage of the day’s sales to the Tarantino fa…

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Downtown Art Festival Rescheduled for September 17, Joint Event with Classic Car Show

The Summit Downtown Art Festival, co-organized by the Visual Art Center of NJ and Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is being rescheduled for September 17, 2017, pending approval from the Summit Common Council. Originally slated for May 21, the Art Festival…

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Summit Downtown Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is pleased to release their 2017 Event Sponsorship Packet. Sponsorships are available for the Summit Farmers Market and Sunday Funday Activities, Girls’ Night Out, Restaurant Week, Downtown Trick-or-Treat, a new Fitness …

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Summit Downtown to Host First of Three Design Nights on March 16, 2017

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) will continue to spotlight its many exceptional design businesses with a three-part design series in 2017. Design enthusiasts are encouraged to start their night off with a “shopping hour” from 6-7pm. Many downtown des…

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SDI Welcomed its New Board of Trustees at their First Meeting of the Year

Summit, NJ -- Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) welcomed its new trustees at the first board meeting of the year on Jan 26, 2017.Three new property owners joined the board: Dr. Andrew Genualdi, Joseph Hamilton, and Karen Schneider. Susan Alexander, manager…

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Nancy Adams Named as Executive Director of Summit Downtown, Inc.

Summit, NJ -- Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is excited to announce that Nancy Adams has been named the next Executive Director of the organization. A search committee comprised of SDI trustees, business owners, and the mayor was formed to facilitate th…

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Summit Downtown Snowflake Dollars

Santa arrived, the tree was lit, and the Snowflake Stroll was held, but the holiday cheer continues all month in downtown Summit! Summit Downtown, Inc. has been distributing Snowflake Dollars throughout the holiday season. These dollars can be spent …

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Summit Snowflake Stroll | YMCA’s Santa’s Party and Tree Lighting

Kick off your holiday shopping with a Friday night out in downtown Summit! The Summit Snowflake Stroll will be held from 6pm to 9pm this Friday, December 2. Enjoy special offers from the businesses and dinner at a downtown restaurant!  Running low o…

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Design Night to Highlight Summit Downtown’s Home and Design Businesses

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) will be hosting the first ever Summit Downtown Design Night from 6 to 8pm on Thursday, October 6. Seventeen home and design businesses will be open to showcase their work and host special events for the evening. Summit Dow…

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First Annual Salsa Contest at Summit Farmers Market a Success

Summit, NJ -- The Summit Farmers Market hosted its first ever Salsa Contest last Sunday, Sep 18, 2016. Six delicious salsas were entered, and a Jersey Peach salsa submitted by 13-year-old Alissa Freedman came out on top.Judges Dylan Baker, Martin Kes…

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Search Committee Publishes SDI Executive Director Job Description

The retirement of Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) Executive Director Marin Mixon was announced at SDI’s June Board of Trustees meeting. Since then, a Search Committee has been formed and a job description has been published. Bob Conway, SDI Trustee and…

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Summit to be Featured on News 12’s 'On the Road'

SUMMIT, NJ – Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is excited to announce that News 12 New Jersey will be broadcasting live from downtown Summit beginning at 5PM this Friday, July 15. Summit will be featured on News 12’s “On the Road” program. On Frida…

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Summit Downtown Executive Director to Retire Fall 2016

The Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) Board of Trustees announced the retirement of Executive Director, Marin Mixon, at their monthly board meeting this morning. When Marin Mixon joined SDI ten years ago, she was the organization’s only employee, and wor…

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Summit Downtown, Inc. Sponsors Annual Cars & Croissants Gathering

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is hosting the annual gathering of the Cars & Croissants Club from 8 to 11AM on Sunday, June 19 in downtown Summit. Cars & Croissants is an informal club of automobile enthusiasts that meets bimonthly in various lo…

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Registration Open for Summit Girls’ Night Out

Summit Downtown, Inc. will host Summit’s annual Girls’ Night Out on May 5, 2016 from 5 to 9PM. Enjoy an evening of shopping, dining, entertainment, and giveaways with your girlfriends in downtown Summit. Participants are encouraged to start their…

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Restaurant Week Photo Contest Winners

Summit, NJ -- Over thirty downtown restaurants participated in Summit Downtown’s 8 Annual Restaurant Week with special menus, discounts, and more. To celebrate downtown Summit’s food scene, Summit Downtown, Inc. hosted a Restaurant Week Photo Con…

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Restaurant Week Photo Contest Winners

Over thirty downtown restaurants participated in Summit Downtown’s 8th Annual Restaurant Week with special menus, discounts, and more. To celebrate downtown Summit’s food scene, Summit Downtown, Inc. hosted a Restaurant Week Photo Contest, and th…

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Over 30 Restaurants and Shops to Participate in Summit’s 8th Annual Restaurant Week

SUMMIT, NJ – Summit Downtown, Inc. is hosting Summit’s 8th Annual Restaurant Week February 19 through 28 to celebrate all the wonderful restaurants and food establishments in downtown Summit, NJ. A continually updated list of participating restau…

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Over 30 Restaurants and Shops to Participate in Summit’s 8 th Annual Restaurant Week

Summit Downtown, Inc. is hosting Summit’s 8th Annual Restaurant Week February 19 through 28 to celebrate all the wonderful restaurants and food establishments in downtown Summit, NJ. A continually updated list of participating restaurants and food …

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Summit Hosts 8th Annual Restaurant Week

Summit, NJ -- Summit Downtown, Inc. is hosting Summit’s 8th Annual Restaurant Week February 19 through 28 to celebrate all the wonderful restaurants and food establishments in downtown Summit, NJ. A continually updated list of participating restaur…

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G.I.F.T. Program Collects Over 6,800 Pounds of Produce in Fourth Year

Summit Downtown, Inc. would like to thank everyone at the Summit Farmers Market who graciously donated fresh food to the G.I.F.T. program during the 2015! The Summit Farmers Market celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year, while G.I.F.T. is in …

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Paperfolio, What a Dish, and Brownie Points Bakery Win Holiday Window Contest

To celebrate the holiday season and highlight the magical window displays downtown businesses create, Summit Downtown, Inc. sponsored a window decorating contest. The contest was judged by local floral designer and event planner, Jerry Rose, known to…

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Summit Kicks Off the Holiday Season with Luminaries, Raffles, Music, Santa, and Good Cheer

Summit Downtown, Inc. would like to thank everyone who was part of the Holiday Kickoff Weekend! Hundreds attended the Candlelight Stroll and Santa’s North Pole Party. Many businesses, volunteers, and nonprofit organizations helped to make the event…

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Summit Downtown, Inc. - Upcoming Holiday Events

Holiday Kickoff Weekend Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 “Be a Part of the Magic” and start your holiday season with the Holiday Kickoff Weekend this Friday and Saturday. Summit Downtown, Inc. is excited to announce two new downtown ev…

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19th Annual Summit Classic Car Show had British Flair

This past Sunday, September 20, Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) hosted the 19th Annual Summit Classic Car Show. As registration opened, it was chilly and overcast. But, once the sun came out, over 200 cars were registered to be shown at the Summit Classi…

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19th Annual Summit Classic Car Show Returns to Downtown Summit on September 20

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) invites everyone to “take a drive down memory lane” as the 19th Annual Summit Classic Car Show returns to downtown Summit from 10AM to 2PM on Sunday, September 20. In the event of inclement weather, call the SDI office…

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Summit Girls’ Night Out

Summit, NJ - Participants are encouraged to pre-register to reserve a goodie bag and be entered into a drawing for some awesome door prizes, compliments of the downtown merchants.Participants are invited to start the evening off at the Welcome Center…

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Young Residents Encouraged to Drop-Off Letters to Santa in Santa Mailbox Located in Promenade Park

Summit, NJ - Summit Downtown, Inc. has made special arrangements with the Summit Post Office and Santa Claus for Summit’s Promenade Park to be a drop-off site for letters to Santa. Summit’s youngest residents are encouraged to write letters to Sa…

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Summit Downtown, Inc. News: G.I.F.T. Wrap-Up

Summit, NJ -- Summit Downtown, Inc. would like to thank everyone at the Summit Farmers Market who graciously donated fresh food to the G.I.F.T. program this season.  G.I.F.T., which stands for “Give It Fresh Today,” is an initiative started by a…

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Dedication of the Summit Promenade Park and Tree Lighting

Summit, NJ - Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) has announced its participation in the official opening of Promenade Park at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Ellen Dickson will officiate the ceremony that will include a Christmas tree lighting, hot cocoa pr…

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Classic Car Show Wrap-Up

Summit, NJ -- This past Sunday, September 21, Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI), hosted the 18th Annual Antique/Classic Car Show. Despite a few raindrops, over 120 motor enthusiasts displayed an impressive line-up of cars. Visitors enjoyed viewing one-of-a…

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Summit Downtown, Inc. Sponsors 2nd Cars and Croissants

Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is sponsoring the second year Cars & Croissants on Father’s Day Morning. Cars & Croissants is an informal car club which meets bimonthly at various locations. This year, the event will be held throughout the stre…

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Spring Street Fair Returns to Summit

Summit, NJ - Summit Downtown, Inc. is sponsoring its annual Spring Street Fair in downtown between Springfield Avenue and Union Place. This immensely popular event will feature food, live music, kids’ entertainment, and, of course myriad of arts &a…

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Summit Downtown Inc. Hosting Girls Night Out

Summit, NJ - Summit Downtown Inc. is inviting women of all ages to a Girls’ Night Out. During the Girls’ Night Out event, local businesses will be offering great shopping deals and promotions, interesting dining options and fun entertainment thro…

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