SUMMIT, NJ - Special deals in myriad downtown shops, strolling musicians, outdoor dining, and a live funk band await, as Summit Girls’ Night Out hits Downtown May 14, from 5 - 9 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register to reserve a goodie bag and be entered into a drawing for door prizes, compliments of the downtown merchants, by visiting 

Attendees can start the evening off at the Welcome Center -- open until 7 p.m. -- located on the corner of Beechwood Road and Bank Street, where they can enjoy complimentary samples from downtown restaurants, pick up a goodie bag, and find out if they have won a door prize. 

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"Night of the Living Funk," a funk band founded by Summit natives Jon and Chris Lijoi, will be performing from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Promenade Park.  Ed Giordano will return this year to draw complimentary caricatures for participants.

The Summit Area YMCA will be holding "Kids’ Night Out," where guests can be sure their children will be having fun in a safe environment. "Kids Night Out" includes games, face painting, open gym and crafts all for free. Babysitting begins at 4:30 p.m. and, to sign a child up for the "Kids Night Out" program, contact Sue Fieseler at, or call 908-273-3330, ext. 1167. 

For questions or further information, contact the Summit Downtown, Inc. at 908-277-6100, or via Summit Downtown, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the on-going development and promotion of the business community in Downtown Summit.