In This Issue
The Farmers' Market will begin again on Saturday, June 9th, 2018.
Farmers' Market Crafter and Vendor forms are available on the BMS website.
Thank you to our sponsors:

Thank You
to our
2018 Retail Co-Op Sponsors


We will pick up your
unwanted stuff:

Household items, decorative items, wood furniture, and more!

Call or email BMS to arrange for pick-up at  your home or delivery to the BMS office


Available Retail Addresses
for Sale on Main Street:
409, 615 720

Available Retail Addresses on Main Street for Rent:
502, 409, 417


Boonton Main Street Hours
Mon  10 - 2
Tues  10 - 2 
    Wed 10 - 2   
Thurs 10 - 2 
     Fri  10 - 2    

What does Boonton Main Street do for Boonton?

Sustained by contributions and volunteer support, Boonton Main Street Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing awareness and foot traffic to benefit Boonton's historic downtown shopping district.  We accomplish our mission through events, advertising and resource sharing that includes:

14+ Events
  • Monthly First Friday Late Nights
    (11 events annually)
  • Award winning Farmers' Market
  • Car Show
  • National Shop Small Saturday
  • Advertising
  • Monthly street banners, yard signage, window displays & flyers
  • Annually updated Visitor's Guide
  • Robust social media program including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn & more
  • Email blasts
  • Information / Resource Sharing
  • State of the art website including news, retail directory, vacancies & more
  • Monthly newsletter to the general public
  • Quarterly newsletter to Main Street property & business owners
  • Regular resource sharing emails and training for Boonton's shop owners

Your donations help improve your downtown

Introducing ConnectOne Bank's  Affinity Program f or Boonton Main Street
ConnectOne Bank's Affinity Program allows the Bank to partner with Boonton Main Street and offer everyone affiliated with this organization the opportunity to support it.
HOW IT WORKS: ConnectOne Bank will donate a percentage of the total balances Boonton Main Street members and supporters have on deposit with ConnectOne Bank to Boonton Main Street.
Do you have an individual, business, or IRA account at ConnectOne Bank?
  • If you do, please tell the Bank that you want to link your account(s) to the Affinity Program for Boonton Main Street (code #4). Give them your name and account number(s).  That is all you have to do.  Increasing donations for Boonton Main Street does not get any easier than this!
  • If you don't: Call ConnectOne Bank at 973.316.1161 or stop in any one of their locations, and ask a Bank Representative to go over the choices of individual, business, or IRA accounts that may be suitable for you. Once your account(s) opened, ask the Bank Representative to link your account(s) to Boonton Main Street (code #4).
Joining ConnectOne Bank's Affinity Program for Boonton Main Street is easy!
  • Help us get the word out; ask your friends and family to link their accounts to Boonton Main Street too! 
ConnectOne Bank will keep all of your account(s) information strictly confidential.  Boonton Main Street will not receive any information about account balances or personal information from the Bank.
Call 973.316.1161 for more information.    

Boonton Main Street Downtowner

W elcome to the April issue of The Downtowner! With snow still on the ground it may not feel like spring time yet, but hopefully April SNOW showers bring May flowers!?!   We have so much coming up in Boonton to welcome the warmer weather!  
Keep an eye out for information regarding the upcoming First Friday May: Fashionista First Friday!!!

Thank you to our First Friday Late Night: Poets on Main Sponsor:

Advertise With Us!
Advertising Opportunities

Get your brand in front of thousands of people 
by sponsoring one of BMS's events: Boonton Rock and Brew Festival
  First Friday's, Shop Small Saturday, the 16th Annual 16th Annual Classic Car Show or the Farmers' Market!
We have levels of sponsorship available for all budgets! 

Contact Cassie at:
Coupons, Sales & Events
Boonton Rock & Brew Festival 
Saturday, June 2nd 2018! 
Featuring 40+ brewers and amazing live music.  Follow us on Facebook for updates!
 More info at  Boonton Rock and Brew

Park View Veterinary Hospital would like to thank our wonderful clients as we celebrate our 17 th anniversary this spring!
We all get busy in spring - including BUGS! Fleas and ticks love chomping on us and our 4-legged friends as we enjoy the outdoors.
We just wanted to remind you all that tick-borne diseases can cause a lot of harm and lead to blood disorders, joint problems, immune mediated disorders, and kidney problems for your pet. Please have ALL your pets on flea and tick control. Outdoor AND indoor pets can be at risk for fleas and ticks. In fact, did you know that most indoor cats DO come down with fleas at some point and that fleas can actually cause tapeworms in your indoor critters?
Call us at 973-263-5600  to place an order for your flea and tick preventatives today and ask us about current coupon specials.

Author and Acupuncturist Susannah Pitman will lead the second in the Time's Tin Cup Salon Series on  April 11th  - 

Please join us for an inspiring evening which will begin at 7:00pm

"Create your Dreams with Vision Boards"
When you create a visual reminder of your goals, magic happens. Learn about the power of vision boards while creating your own. Bring your goals and a bunch of magazines....we'll provide the rest!

The salons are free but space is limited to the first 10 responders. Please contact Laurel at Time's Tin Cup (973) 224-4661 or Susannah at to reserve yours.

107 William Street
Speakeasy Art Gallery  is excited to bring in the spring season with a new session of art classes!

The gallery 
offers flexible class schedules with a diverse choice of disciplines of art to study. Our youth classes (for ages 6-12) meet in the afternoon Monday - Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The teen class meets in the evenings on Mondays and the adult classes are available on Wednesday evenings and Tuesday Mornings.   

Youth Art Classes
Spring II - begins week of 4/14/17 
Spring III - begins week of 6/2/17 (3 week session) 

Classes available in
Drawing, Painting, Animation, Screen Printing, Sculpture, Custom Toy Design
Mon., Tues., Wed. 4:00-5:30pm
or Sat. 9:30-11:00am

6 week session - $150

Adult and Teen Art Classes  
Spring II - begins week of 4/16/17 
Spring III - begins week of 6/4/17 (3 week session) 

Teen Drawing and Painting  -
Mon. 6:30-8:30pm
Teen Sculpture or Custom Toy Design   -
Mon. 6:30-8:30pm
Adult Drawing and Painting  - 
Wed. 6:30-8:30pm
Adult Painting
Tues. 10:00-12:00

6 week session - $200

Register for classes HERE !!!

816 Main Street
(973) 557-8268
Speakeasy Art Gallery Presents: 
Dion Hitchings "ICU"

Dion Hitchings grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri where he attended Washington University - School of Fine Arts earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts. After finishing school, Dion worked as a fashion illustrator and then became an art director in Chicago at Evans Furs and Marshall Fields department store. After a few years, Dion moved to New York City where he served as art director at Bloomingdales, collaborating with some of the best in the business. While working in commercial art, Dion never stopped drawing and creating art of his own. In the early to mid 2000's, Dion moved to Milford, New Jersey and dedicated himself to becoming a full-time fine artist.

The art that Dion creates draws inspiration from a variety places such as dreams, indigenous people, religion, animals, celebrities and even The Jerry Springer show. Dion's art is colorful, self-revealing, emotional and childlike in spirit. He intentionally works with nontraditional media, using children's art supplies including crayons, markers, and colored pens. Consumer boxes and other found objects serve as a drawing surface that enables him to break down the preexisting print, images, and textures allowing the elements of the surface to organically become a part the work.

For his exhibit "ICU" at Speakeasy Art Gallery opening April 6, 2018, Dion will show a combination of animal and human portraits. The title refers to the perspective of his subjects and how they engage the viewer. The exhibit will also include a new series of drawings based on the seven deadly sins. Each work in the series will feature the animals and colors associated with each sin.

Save the date!
Friday, April 6 at from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The art will be on display from April 6th to May 19th.

816 Main Street
(973) 557-8268

✨Teen Art Therapy Group ~
      4 Week Workshop
Who:     Teens {14-18 years old}
When:     May 4th , 11th, 18th, 25th
Time:       7:30-8:30 pm

413 Main Street
Boonton, NJ 07005

Join them on Sunday afternoon, April 22nd from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and help them celebrate 16 years at RIS. The afternoon will begin with a WCS syncopations lesson followed by dancing until at least 5:00 pm. There will be a buffet of appetizers and desserts, prizes, some champagne and best of all a party with friends old and new. Admission will be $15 paid in advance or $20 at the door. They hope to see you there! 

Liberty Swing
The studio will again be going to the Liberty Swing dance event. There is a sign up sheet in the studio. Please let them know if you would like to join them and have a seat at the tables. The cost is  $160 per person, all inclusive for the entire weekend. Checks are made out to Rhythm in Shoes. They hope you can join them for this wonderful dance event.

Socials are held on Sunday afternoons or Saturday evenings. The socials begin with a lesson at followed by dancing. They offer light refreshments and play a California mix of music. Admission is $15 for the socials. Please see their website calendar for more details.    

For the dates and descriptions of the all studio activities please their website calendar  at 

187A Plane Street
(973) 335-9920

MAGIC ON MAIN will begin its third year at the historic Darress Theater on Friday, April 6 th at 8 p.m.  This monthly magic show is held on the first Friday of each month and is sponsored by the Society of Magicians Assembly #168 and the Darress Theater.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 years of age and under. Two dollar ($2) discount coupons can be found on MAGIC ON MAIN's website: as well as the Darress website:  The show is family-friendly.

This month's show stars MOM favorite Joe Garsetti supported by other magicians from Assembly #168.  During the intermission, patrons will be treated to close-up magic by Lou Antonucci and Greg Ferdinand.

For further information, please call the Darress Theater 

Mayor's Corner

Click the link here to view the full newsletter, or visit the website  to see where you can pick up a copy in person.

100 Washington Street
(973) 402-9410

For text and email notifications from the Town to remain informed on e mergency police and traffic alerts, government news and updates, as well as Town event information

Welcome to Boonton!  Make sure to check out these new Boonton additions!  
April Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies:

720 Main Street

L Terraza
605 Main Street

Boonton Post Office Kiosk
501 Main Street
2018 BMS Event Calendar
Volunteer Corner
Volunteer with BMS

We run on the talent and generosity of volunteers. 

Are you a graphic designer, writer, marketing or advertising student or professional?  Maybe you have some hours that you could volunteer in the office. We can use your help!

To learn more, click here 
or email

BMS Organization News
Check out what our volunteer committees
have been working on!

  •  The Ad Co Op is available to all retailers on Main Street and a great way to have your advertising taken care of.  Have questions, call Cassie at 973-787-4751.
  •  The 2018 Annual Appeal campaign continues to bring in donations. Help us surpass our goal of $10k this year!
Meets: 1st Wednesda y of the month, 6:00-7:30 PM

  • First Friday Late Night May: Fashionista Friday will take place on Main Street from 5-9 pm.  Stop by the Main Street office for a chance to win a gift certificate to Street Chic Mobile Boutique
  •  The Boonton Main Street Farmers' Market will start up again this June 9th, 8:30am -1pm in the Upper Plane Street Parking Lot. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Mark your calendars! The 2nd Annual Boonton Rock and Brew will be June 2nd this year!  Tickets are now available at Boonton Rock and Brew
Usually Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • The Design team will be installing new benches to the Post Office Plaza. These benches have been sponsored by individuals and organizations.  Look for a ribbon cutting for the new benches in the upcoming months. We hope you are enjoying the new place to sit on Main Street!
  • The 2018 campaign for decorating more holiday wreaths will begin in July.  Please check out our fundraiser on Crowdrise!
  • The next Clean Up day will be in the Spring on April 21st.
  • Design team will continue offering consultations for exteriors and retailer interiors through 2018 
  • Our Canal Side Park Overlook project will be underway in the coming months.  Details to come!
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 -7:30 PM