BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Starting May 1, Berkeley Heights residents of all ages are invited to play “Downtown BH Bingo.” This contest encourages people to support downtown Berkeley Heights businesses (from a safe social distance) as they compete to win town-wide bragging rights—along with a gift card from their favorite local business. 

The game begins on Friday, May 1 and ends on Sunday, May 10. Download your Bingo card at To enter, participants complete a row of four activities, choosing from among 16 options. Some are online activities while others require visiting Downtown in person or via car. 

“This is a perfect family activity as the weather turns sunny and warmer,” said Jeanne Kingsley, Town Councilperson and founding member of the Downtown Beautification Committee, which is organizing and managing this event. “You can help our hard-hit businesses ramp up while re-acquaint yourself with all of the experiences our Downtown has to offer.”

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Activities include: take a photo with a Berkeley Heights Welcome Sign; take an online fitness class; order a meal for a frontline hero; check out Veteran’s Memorial Park; purchase flowers or plants; shop local online; order delivery; purchase a local gift card; order curbside pick-up; write two reviews for temporarily closed businesses; send a letter to a Berkeley Heights senior; purchase a gift card from a salon; write two reviews for open businesses; fill up your gas tank; follow three local businesses on social media; and take a photo with Peppertown Clock.

If you do not have a neighbor who is a Berkeley Heights senior to write a letter to, you can write to an Autumn Lake Resident care of Cathy Balsamo, Autumn Lake, 35 Cottage Drive, Berkeley Heights  NJ 07922. For inspiration on food or shopping options, the Township website has lists of open restaurants and other open businesses  in Berkeley Heights. (To count towards Bingo, all purchases must be from businesses located in Berkeley Heights.) 

All Bingo tiles must be completed specific to Downtown Berkeley Heights businesses only. To submit an entry, email proof of completion (photos, receipts, and screen shots) to by midnight on May 10. Winners will be announced on May 15.