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Mainstreet NJ: Somerville

One walk down Main Street in Somerville, and you are captivated. This small downtown district is packed with things to do and see that have people consistently coming back to relive the magical experience. Its historic and modern charms feature world-class dining, unique retail, and a burgeoning arts and culture scene. Every day in Somerville yields something new and exciting – and during the months of April through December, the district is teeming with events and interactive experiences.

Popular Culture

Legendary actor, singer and labor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson graduated from Somerville High School in 1915.

Somerville native Lee Van Cleef was an American actor best known for his roles in Spaghetti Westerns such as “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

We are home to the Central Jersey Jazz Festival.

About Somerville

Founded:Originally on Mar. 25, 1863, within a portion of Bridgewater Township. On Apr. 16, 1909, Somerville was incorporated as a borough and fully set off from Bridgewater.


Mayor:Dennis Sullivan


Center Shopping District:Main St.

Number of stores downtown:115

Town Favorites

Popular restaurants: Village Brewing Co., Verve Restaurant

Popular shops:The Hungry Hound (dog bakery), Evolve Clothing Gallery (menswear), and Blue Sheep Bake Shop

Other Attractions: Murals, art installations, history tours, concerts & classic car shows

Upcoming Events

Memorial Day through October 2, 2022
Summer Stage Concert Series Every Saturday evenings on Division St.

July Starlit Cinema Movie Series Every Thursday starting at
7:00 pm on Division St.

Did you know: We are home to the Tour of Somerville – the oldest cycling race in the country

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