What's going on at The Ave in Downtown Vineland.
DINE ON THE AVE RETURNS WITH A WORLD OF CUISINES
Enjoy a Variety of Tantalizing Dining Special from May 7 Through 14
Sharpen up your taste buds again and join us on another around-the-world gastronomic tour without leaving downtown Vineland.
You won’t have to worry about expensive plane flights or boat trips, long rides, hotel accommodations, or any of that. All you have to do is head down to The Ave between Sunday, May 7 and Sunday, May 14. We’ll take care of the rest as “Dine on The Ave”—our downtown restaurant week—returns.
We’re extremely lucky and fortunate that we have a downtown so rich in ethnic cuisinesContinue reading
Join us for a buffet dinner (cash bar available) as we honor the volunteers who have served our organization this past year.
A key component to downtown revitalization is not only filling available properties on The Ave, but also filling them with quality, sustainable businesses and, likewise, creating quality living downtown living space.
To do this, we have created several initiatives, and one that has yielded real dividends we have done it so far has been our Realtor Tour on The Ave—a project of our Economic Vitality Team. The fruit this initiative has borne over the previous three times we have done the tour can be seen in some of the results. The first time it was done, we saw five of the properties we showed rented. Another tour resulted in Mauro’s on the Ave, The Ave’s latest restaurant and lounge, which opened last year next to the Landis Theater.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS MOVIE
OPENS MAIN STREET VINELAND’S FOURTH FRIDAYS ON THE AVE
ON APRIL 28
Seven Monthly Feature Films in the Mini-Parks—and More—Through October
Members 1st of NJ Federal Credit Union is Major Sponsor of Film Series
VINELAND, NJ—Main Street Vineland will kick off its monthly Fourth Fridays on the Ave series with a free showing of the blockbuster movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story—the exciting latest film in the Star Wars franchise. It will take place on April 28, starting at dusk, at mini-park at the southwest corner of Landis Avenue and the Boulevard, in Vineland. The rain location for the movies will be inside Landis MarketPlace, 631 E. Landis Ave., Vineland.
This will be the opening of an exciting schedule of seven feature films—family, action, and children’s films—that will take place there the fourth Friday each month through October. The Fourth Fridays event mix will also include shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities.
The major sponsor of the film series is Members 1st of NJ Federal Credit Union.Continue reading
"Holiday on The Ave" Tree Competition
Vote for your favorite decorated tree on this page by clicking the checkbox next to your favorite tree!
Join us as we come together as a commUNITY to decorate and light our CommUNITY Holiday Tree. Please bring an ornament (purchased or homemade) that will represent you, your faith, your passion or your love for Vineland.
Civic organizations, Houses of Worship, Non-Profit Organizations, Schools and Families are asked to participate. Let's show a world that is too often divided, that in Vineland, WE ARE ONE.
Please bring ornament, ready for hanging, to the Mini-Park on December 12th between 6 pm - 7 pm. The tree lights will be turned on at 7 pm.
Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
On Saturday, November 26th, Downtown Vineland hosts one of its biggest events of the year, the annual Main Street Vineland Holiday Parade. The parade starts at 5:00pm at downtown Landis Avenue
In the event of rain, the parade will be held on Sunday, November 27th starting at 5:00 p.m. The decision to postpone the parade to the rain date will be made by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26th. Please listen to WVLT 92.1 FM for postponement information or call the Main Street Vineland office at 856-794-8653 and listen to the message.
As part of our new brand launch, we're using a new hashtag - #theavevld.
Please remember to tag any social media posts you make on any platform. This will help us follow the fun you're having at The Ave, and also help promote The Ave to the world.
Thanks, TBella Photography, for the photo and thanks to all of you for hashtagging!
Downtown Vineland unveiled our new brand, The Ave, to a crowd of over 200 at the Landis Theater on October 20. Part of the fun was grabbing a selfie with the new logo so they could be shared on social media. Check out some of the photos here, and read more about the launch here.
If you missed the launch, come by our office one day soon to get your own selfie, and be sure to tag it #theavevld when you share it on social media.
Saturday, October 29th, 11am-2:pm at the Mini-Park on the corner of Landis Avenue and SW Blvd.
Pumpkin Patch Party -- Fun filled day with games and prizes for kids of all ages. Join the fun with our DJ and Dance Party and be there when we announce the WINNER of our Scarecrow Contest! View more info here, or invite your friends on Facebook.
Friday, October 28 at the Mini-Park at Landis and SW Boulevard. Activities begin at 6pm, movie begins at 7:30pm.
Before watching the movie Hocus Pocus, get your fitness on with Graveyard Yoga, Monster Freeze Dance, Mummy Walk, Creepy Cool-Down, and Spooktacular Abs!
Be sure to bring a chair and/or blanket.
Wsdnwsday, October 26th, 6-9pm at the Mini-Park at Greenview Inn.
Enjoy an evening sampling signature dishes from some of the Vineland area's best restaurants and eateries, hosted by the Vineland Downtown Improvement District/Main Street Vineland. Bring a friend, or better yet, reserve a table of ten (must purchase all ten tickets) for even more fun.
This is our annual signature fundraising event at which we will honor our valued Main Street Vineland volunteers. Thanks to our major sponsor, Century Savings Bank. Buy Tickets now!
Vineland Public Schools partnered with the Vineland Downtown Improvement District to sponsor a scarecrow contest.
Twenty-seven scarecrows created by public, private, parochial and charter schools, and the Woman's Club of Vineland, are now “standing guard” along Landis Avenue between Myrtle Street and the Boulevard. The themes for the entries run the gamut from classic to a whale to Einstein to Harry Potter to Ninja Turtle to Maleficent.
Community members are invited take a stroll along the Avenue to view the scarecrows and vote for their favorite. Votes may be cast via anonymous paper ballots or online. In case you can't get to the Avenue to see the scarecrows, photographs of the entries are available on the online ballot.
Main Street Vineland will be formally launching the rebranding of downtown Vineland for the future at a gala launching party on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave.
This free event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will be a high-energy, high-impact event which will result in a new logo and new image for Landis Avenue and the downtown. The major sponsor for the event is Premier Orthopaedic Associates, with Capital Bank of New Jersey as the reception and networking sponsor.
Soon after the formal launch, the new logo and brand will appear on new banners, signs on both ends of the downtown, on a new sculpture to be designed, new letterhead, business cards, a newly-designed website, and other items.Continue reading
Robert Scarpa, Main Street Vineland’s Business Development Director, recently announced that Steve Wozniak will open a new brewery, Brinx Jones Brewing Company, at the former Martini Shoes site on The Ave. “We’re anticipating it will open soon,” said Scarpa. (Brinx is Wozniak’s dog.)
The Brinx Jones owner was living in Washington, DC and working at a microbrewery and he started researching opening his own place. He found The Ave online, and was impressed by the downtown property. The brewer’s license does not allow for food preparation, however, so it’s BYOF—bring your own food.
In mid-December of last year, Friends & Family Diner joined an unprecedented wave of new and distinct eateries on The Ave. It is open at 601 East Landis Avenue for breakfast and lunch and features American cuisine.
During his soft opening this summer, Friends & Family took part in the Main Street Vineland's Fourth Friday activities with karaoke night - featuring an outdoor grill, which will become a regular part of the restaurant.
After the closing of Landis MarketPlace last year, many of its former independent small businesses re-located across the street at an eclectic and exciting new location dubbed The Spot. Any readers who remember the old Avenue will remember that The Spot is in the location of the old I.C. Schwarzman’s department store.
“Just as Schwarzman’s was an iconic destination for generations of downtown Vineland shoppers in its day, I see The Spot as an iconic destination for today’s and tomorrow’s shoppers,” said Robert Scarpa, Main Street Vineland’s Business Development Director.Continue reading