Metuchen Downtown Alliance

  1. Upcoming Promotions
  2. NJEDA Grants Phase 4 - REGISTER NOW!
  3. Piano Project

Upcoming Promotions

Movie Night June 5th at dusk – MHS c/o 2021 Movie Night, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Breakdancing Competition June 12th from 5pm to 7pm at Metuchen Town Plaza.

Juneteenth Celebration June 19th from 11am to 4pm – To celebrate Juneteenth (recognized as a State Holiday in NJ in 2020) join the MDA & Metuchen Human Relations Commission as we celebrate this special day in Black American History with step dancers, a DJ on Main Street, children’s book readings and specials throughout our business community. If you would like to do an offer to customers or would like to participate and need suggestions please email us, participating businesses will receive a poster in their window explaining Juneteenth and a detail of their offer.

Father’s Day with the Fuccile Foundation June 18th to 20th – Join the MDA and the Fuccile Foundation for a special weekend of events to honor Mike Fuccile and the foundation established in his honor on this special Father’s Day weekend. If your business would like to participate with special meals or offers with a portion of the sales going towards the Fuccile Foundation, please email us to be included.


Pre-Registration Reopening for NJEDA Small Business Grants

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is reopening applications for grants for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. This round of funding will provide grants up to $20,000 to small and medium sized businesses and non-profits that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

In order to apply for a grant, you must pre-register between Wednesday, May 26th at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday, June 30th at 5:00 p.m. Interested business owners who did not SUBMIT a pre-registration in April need to pre-register at

Business owners who submitted a pre-registration in April, but did not apply, do not need to pre-register again. Pre-registration IS NOT first come, first served, but businesses are encouraged to begin the process as early as possible. BUSINESSES THAT DO NOT PRE-REGISTER WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR PHASE 4 GRANTS.

Applications will become available in July, following the pre-registration period. Pre-registration and the application will be available in English and Spanish. The NJEDA is also offering interpretation services to support speakers of ten additional languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Tagalog.

Questions? Please call 844-965-1125

Piano Project

The Public Art Team of the Metuchen Downtown Alliance (MDA) is pleased to announce the Piano Project, an initiative to bring music and art to the Metuchen downtown area. Decorated pianos are being commissioned to enliven the downtown with an artistic intervention and provide people with a public amenity for their enjoyment and entertainment during the upcoming summer. This will be the second time that the pianos to be installed downtown, but the first time they will be decorated by artists.

Three outstanding artists have been selected through a competitive, open-call process:
  • Lawrence Ciarallo, Hoboken, NJ
  • Shauna Figueroa, Highland Park, NJ
  • Olga Muzician Pacilio, Fords, NJ

From May 22-June 18, these artists will be working on the pianos, with some work sessions scheduled for public observation of their process.

In collaboration with the Metuchen Arts Council, the MDA will hold a public celebration of the project with the piano artists and musicians on Friday, June 25 (rain date: Sat, June 26) at 7 PM. At the time of the celebration, the pianos will be located:
  • Station Place lot behind Hailey’s Harp and Pub
  • New Street between Lotsa Balls and Sushi Suzuki
  • Main Street sidewalk by Antonio’s Brick Oven Pizza

The pianos may be relocated half-way through the summer to give other venues opportunities for live music.

The artists will be scheduling work sessions (weather permitting) for public observation of their process. Please contact the MDA office at 732.515.9660 for a complete schedule, or for more information about the Piano Project.

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