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Mainstreet NJ: Town of Newton

Newton is a small town rich in history, with many historical buildings such as the Newton Fire Museum, Newton Theatre and the Sussex County Court House. The town is proud of its extremely diverse restaurant selection to please any palate. It has several options including Thai, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Farm-to-Table, American and, coming soon, Argentinian BBQ. If grab and go is your wish, Newton has small markets, delis and pizzerias, which can satisfy just about any craving you may have.

About Newton



Mayor:Jason J. Schlaffer


Shopping District:Spring Street

Number of stores downtown:30

Pop Culture

Newman Drake, the creator of Devil Dogs and Yodels cakes, and the founder of Drake’s Cakes, was born in Newton in 1860.

He donated 10.82 acres of land to the Town of Newton. This land is now known as Memory Park.

Drake was appointed the first president of the Newton Recreation Board.

Town Favorites

Popular Restaurants:
Mi Rancho, Indian Masala, Poy’s Kitchen, O’Reilly’s Pub & Grill

Popular Shops:
The Farmer’s Daughter, Thrive Embodied Arts, Diamond Girl Boudoir, Maxwell & Molly’s Closet

Other Attractions:
Newton Town Pool, Newton Theatre, SCCC Performing Arts Center, Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council

Upcoming Events

May 30: Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony and Parade Month

July 29 & Aug 26:
Free Outdoor Movie Night

July 16 & Aug 13: Concert Under the Stars at Memory Park

Sept 12: A Taste of Newton – This upscale, ticketed food event is held under the stars!

Learn More

Did you know: Babe Ruth frequented Newton and the baseball field in Memory Park is named after him.

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