Civic Beautification & Montclair Blooms Awards


The Civic Beautification Committee  sponsors Township outreach projects involving awards to encourage community spirit.  These projects include the Montclair Blooms competition and annual Civic Beautification Awards.

Montclair Blooms – Wednesday 5/20 – Thursday 5/21, 2020

The committee  sponsors  the Montclair Blooms (formerly May Basket) competition for local businesses to welcome spring by beautifying their storefronts with flowers and plantings. Business districts that participate include  Upper Montclair, Watchung Plaza, Walnut Street, Church Street Montclair Centre and South End.  Members from the Club circulate the district areas and place markers to recognize participating businesses.  Standout displays are recognized on our social media venues and in local hardcopy publications. To ensure your business receives a visit, you are welcome to give the Committee a heads-up by emailing


Montclair Blooms Winners
Year Recipient
2019 All participants were celebrated equally.
2018 All participants were celebrated equally.
2017  212 Salon & Day Spa, Rabbit Rabbit, Amanti Vino, Casa Piquin
2016 212 Salon & Day Spa, Frederic Goodman Jewelers
 2015 Sanford & Purvis Insurance Group, Tiny Elephant
2014 Sanford & Purvis Insurance Group
2013 The Accessory Shop
2012 Coldwell Banker, Watchung Booksellers, Learning Express, Gallery


Civic Beautification Award

The Civic Beautification Award recognizes businesses for improving their buildings, store fronts, or landscaping in ways that permanently enrich the townscape.

Civic Beautification Award Winners
Year Recipient                                        
2016 Sanford Insurance Group
2015 RPM Development Group
2013 Hillside Square at 8 Hillside Avenue, Focus Physical Therapy
 2012 The Banyon Tree, 102 Claremont Ave, Schlaefler Masonry
2011  Montclair Station Bar & Grill, Claremont Square, Academy Square
2009 Greenworks on Grove, Salvation Army Montclair Citadel, Bangz Hair Salon
2008 The Siena, Design and Ideas, Go Lightly Green Living
2007 Life Is Good – Live Out Loud, Toast, Trattoria Rustica,The Chocolate Path, Cha-Ma-Gu-Dao, Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats, Presby iris Gardens
2006 Cuban Pete’s
2000 World Pottery, Shweppe & CO.