Pet Portraits

Don't forget that Nicole Nurthen Photography will be at Merchantville Market Off Centre's Mutt Strutt on Friday evening, August 12th, doing pet portraits. This is a quick 5 minute or less session and you will get one image of your choice for digital download, with the option to buy any others. Book your time slot in advance. This is for pets only. If you want family photos with pets, feel free to ask about full sessions. You can find the link in my bio on Instagram - Nicole's shop is located at 2 East Maple Avenue in Merchantville. For more information call her at (856) 324-4430 or shoot and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Try Rasta Kitchen

If you're looking for delicious Caribbean cuisine in Merchantville then come to Rasta Kitchen at 618 West Maple Avenue. We serve jerk wings, oxtail, curried shrimp, jerk chicken marsala, and much more! We're located by Wellwood Park and available for carryout or delivery. Chefs Kevin and Errol specialize in home cooked Caribbean, Curry and Asian Fusion cuisines. We also offer vegetarian and vegan options. They enjoy winning reviews like this, "The food was very tasty, my mouth was singing. The homemade drinks had my palate dancing! Would definitely be going back!" and this, The food here is amazing!! The best mac I’ve had from a Caribbean restaurant yet! I had the curry goat, Mac, yams, & rice & peas. Will definitely be going back to try more of the menu options." Check out their menu and order online or call Rasta Kitchen at (856) 356-2522.
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Pride at Peak

The inaugural Pride at Peak event will be a fashion celebration on the street to kick off Pride Month. Clothes - Music - Attitude - and pride in you and your identity! Pride at Peak will take place outside Peak Secondhand on 105 Centre Street, Saturday, June 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The free event will feature appearances from Philly Drag Mafia’s campy, comedy queen Dominique Lee and the sassy, brassy Miss Redd. Expect a variety of vendors, performances from local musician Garnet Daze, a Freddie Mercury impersonator, and face painting for the kids. The event will culminate with a fashion show hosted by one of Philly’s funniest comedians, Dan Vetrano, and will star local fashionistas, young, old, and possibly even a town mayor on the runway.

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Spring Beer Fest 2022

Goodbye Winter, and Hello Spring! You’re invited to our annual Spring Fest on Saturday, June 11th from 5:00-9:00 p.m., hosted by Blue Monkey Tavern and Niagara Fire Company. Join us for tastings of beers, select wines, music, food, fun and more! A portion of the proceeds will support Merchantville’s Niagara Fire Company and our local first responders. Tickets available now at the Blue Monkey or online at Event Reminders: Please check-in/enter at the Main Entrance (which will be facing South Centre Street in Merchantville, near the front entrance to the Blue Monkey Tavern).All attendees MUST be 21 years of age or older to enter, whether drinking or not. Must have valid state ID and ticket (printed or mobile) to be admitted. Designated Drivers - FREE TO ATTEND! Please indicate you are a DD at the door to be stamped. All DD’s must be 21 years of age or older to enter – no exceptions - and will not be permitted to consume any alcohol onsite at the event.

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Block Party Saturday!

Downtown Merchantville's ready to party on Saturday, May 21st, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Sidewalk sales, specialty menus from our restaurants, live bands throughout the day and entertainment for all! Merchantville's FIRST Downtown Destination Block Party is coming out with a BANG. Grab a friend, grab the family and discover all that's waiting in Downtown Merchantville. More About Merchantville: The Borough of Merchantville is a hidden gem in South Jersey just minutes from Philadelphia and major transportation. The quaint Borough offers an ever expanding number of events and festivals, including the annual Car Show, Farmers’ Market, Music Fest, Holiday Market and its month-long Halloween celebration transforming Merchantville into Monsterville. Boasting a growing restaurant scene and unique boutique shops nestled among picturesque streets, Merchantville's walkability offers an ideal setting to shop, dine and stroll. Support local and Shop Merchantville first!
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Mystical May Street Fair

Aradia's Treasure Metaphysical Shop is hosting a Mystical may Metaphysical Street Fair on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A unique street fair experience featuring psychics, mediums, holistic practitioners in the field of reiki, and other healing modalities will be located on N. Centre Street between Chestnut and Walnut Avenues in Merchantville, NJ. Shop for handmade and New Age merchandise - crystals, gemstones, candles, clothing, jewelry, tarot cards and much more. Aradia's carries inspiring products for mind, body and spirit and also offer tarot readings and reiki sessions at affordable prices.
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Two Eateries Coming Soon

It's going to be a delicious spring in Downtown Merchantville! Two new restaurants will be opening in our the downtown next month. Chef Omega Ellis will bring Omega’s to the McFarlan's Market space, at the corner of Park and N. Centre Streets in the borough. Before becoming the specialty chef…
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Buy Some Brotherly Love

Welcome Brotherly Love Creations to 23 North Centre Street, Merchantville. The Brotherly Love team started when Mike, the founder, lit a one of a kind candle that was shared between him and his late friend on one of his most difficult days during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. It immediately cheered him up and even better - sparked an idea - that lead him to want to share this special and personal experience with others. His grass-roots start quickly picked up momentum from doing local pop up shops around Philadelphia. Their products, which bring the best of Philly to you, are clean, cruelty-free & vegan. Their soy wax candles are created with care for our customers and the environment. Shop hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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Holiday Market

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in town! This holiday season Merchantville presents their Holiday Market on December 10th and 11th, sponsored by Merchantville’s Market Off Centre, Shop Merchantville and Eilandarts Center, will offer the area’s largest collection of artists and crafters filling the streets of Merchantville’s downtown with precious works and classic gifts for everyone on your list. Enjoy a weekend of family  activities and entertainment. The fun kicks off on Friday, 12/10 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with live ice carvings taking place throughout the downtown. Stroll the streets and be amazed at the artistry and skill from Ice Sculpture Philly as they create amazing displays right before your eyes. Warm up at the hot chocolate bar located at the Station Coffee, and pause for a photo at the selfie station and sit down at one of Merchantville’s restaurants including the Blue Monkey, Aroma Indian, Park Place and Charlie’s Crepes or browse a selection of local food trucks. On Saturday, 12/11, the Market runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the finished ice sculptures, shop the artist vendors and Merchantville boutiques and enjoy a day filled with family entertainment including face painting, kids’ crafts and carolers throughout the day. End your day with a stop by Santa’s house on the corner of Park and Centre Avenues to share your holiday wishes.

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Small Business Saturday

Shop small and win big in Merchantville on Small Business Saturday, November 27th. There is no better time to support local, small business than right now. Show your support for local businesses by shopping, dining and supporting the businesses that make Merchantville great! Specials, exclusives and sales await at your favorite Merchantville businesses and this Small Business Saturday in Merchantville get rewarded for shopping small! For each store you make a purchase from, earn a chance to win a two-day getaway to the Lancaster Penn Marriott, valued at $500. The more places you shop, the more chances you have to win! Doesn’t it feel good to support local? Merchantville is filled with a variety of stores and eateries offering the very best of small business in a variety of tastes, goods and experiences. With an array of restaurants boasting cuisines extending from Indian, crepes and Japanese to the eclectic offerings of fresh forage, Merchantville visitors can expect meals that intrigue the senses. Visit the Merchantville business directory here.

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Downtown Treats

Shop Merchantville invites you to join in the fun at a Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Monsterville event at local businesses on Friday, October 29th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Children are invited to don their costumes and venture into downtown after school on Friday. Downtown businesses displaying a "Trick or Treat Downtown Monsterville" poster (see below) in their window will be waiting to hand out treats. Afterwards head on over to the Merchantville Market Off Centre for Monsterville festivities such as the "Costume Strut" and Jack O'Lantern Walk.
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