In This Issue
If you are interested in being a vendor please download your Farmers' Market Vendor Form

If you would like to participate in our Second Saturday Artisan Markets you may download information for that 

We would like to thank our 2017 Market sponsors!










Thank You
to our
2017 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

973-257-9107
or
Available Retail Addresses
on Main Street:
409, 720

Available Retail Addresses on Main Street:
409, 720, 506 

Professional Rental Spaces Available
612, 716


 
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, INC.

Office Hours
Monday: 10-4
Tuesday: 10-4
Wednesday: 10-9
Thursday: 10-3
Friday: CLOSED

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

Boonton Main Street Downtowner

The heat waves just keep coming and so do the great events on Main Street! Read about all that has been going on and is upcoming!
Upcoming Events
Thank you to our sponsors:

                              
Summer is here, and if you have a motorcycle, Boonton's Main Street is where you will want to  be for First Friday Late Night: Motorcycle Night. Cruise into town and park your bike on William Street for all to see! There is no fee to participate! Just come out to shop, dine, and enjoy a night out on your bike with your friends and family!

Thank you to our sponsors:


     

 


Mark y our calendars! The BMS Classic Car Show wil l take place on August 13th (with a rain date of the 20th) here on Main Street from 2 PM to 5 PM. Come take a walk through time to see all the incredible cars! See you there! 

Thank you to our Sponsors:


                      
     

       



Have you taken the Boonton Trolley Yet for First Fridays?

A FREE TROLLEY  service will be offered for each of the First Friday Late Nights to service our First Friday patrons f rom 5-9PM on each First Friday evenings. We can thank Fossil Farms for the July Trolley!

The Boonton Trolley shuttles patrons from the High School Parking Lot (301 Washington Street), Kiwanis parking lot (150 Lathrop Avenue), and the Municipal lot (100 Washington Street) up to the Plane Street Parking lot (where the Farmers' Market is held) for pick up and drop off, then on to the Senior Center (126 North Main Street) for its evening loop.  Let us bring you to the Main Street for a great night out!
Celebrating Boonton's 150th


Love Boonton and having a good time? Come celebrate Boonton's 150th birthday at Boonton Station 1904 (202 Myrtle Avenue) and enjoy live music, a buffet dinner, and a cash bar! Doors open at 3 PM and dinner is from 5-10PM. To learn more about this event & to purchase tickets, visit  www.boonton.org/events ! If you have any questions, email committee@boonton.org!





Advertise With Us!
Advertising Opportunities

Get your brand in front of thousands of people 
by sponsoring one of BMS's events:
First Friday Late Nights, the 15th Annual Classic Car Show, the  5k Chili Hilly, Shop Small Saturday or the Farmers' Market!
 
We have levels of sponsorship available for all budgets! 

Contact Chris at:
973-257-9107
Mayor's Corner

Mayor Matthew DiLauri's 3rd Quarter 2017 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view it!


Calling all:
MUSICIANS!
If you are interested in performing at any of our First Friday Late Nights for 2017,  please email
Music on Main is our September First Friday theme.
W ant to volunteer for The 15th Annual Boonton Main Street Classic Car Show?
If you are interested in volunteering for The 15th Annual Boonton Main Street Classic Car Show on August 13, 2017, please let us know HERE!
Coupons, Sales & Events
Click here for The Boonton Historical Society's July newsletter

The Vault at Six Degrees Pilates is Your Destination for Your Next Event

Their studio is home to Boonton's historic Landmark Bank building, featuring high ceilings, picturesque views and a beautifully renovated airy interior to host your next event. Their Pilates equipment can be easily stored away for corporate events, social luncheons, meetings, cocktail parties, etc.
  • 1,500 Square Feet available
  • Historic 200-year old building with newly renovated, modern interiors
  • Ground level entry
  • Large windows, lots of light
  • Centrally located for Morris/Essex counties
  • 40 Miles from New York City
  • Parking Accessible
Be sure to check out the BEAUTIFUL new website at: www.sixdegrees06.com

612 Main Street

(973) 265-4441

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The Art In Therapy



Starting in the fall of 2017, at Elements Art Studio, The Art In Therapy will be hosting a Teen Girl Anxiety Group. The group will meet for one hour a week, for six consecutive weeks. 
This group is great for teen (14-18 years) girls who feel overwhelmed, disappointed in friendships, and lonely/angry about not knowing how to navigate change. They can come to the Teen Girl Anxiety Group and feel heard and understood by like peers, get relief from isolation, and develop confidence & independence. It's a wonderful way for them to develop peace with who they are!
The group size is limited so call today (862-250-2302) for pre-screening and early bird registration or click here for more information!

413 Main Street
(862) 250-2302
Help the Cornelia Initiative! 

The Cornelia Initiative is a fundraising initiative working to launch a revamped Cedar Hill After School program. The program, which was the only low income after school program in the Boonton area, served 30-40 students (K-6) annually who greatly benefited from the after school environment as well as weekly mentorship from high school "Bigs" (through an affiliation with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern NJ). Cedar Hill declared bankruptcy du
e to slashes in federal grants, a lack of profitable fundraisers, and not enough outreach to donors. The Cornelia fund is planning to create another after school program at the same place (St. John's Episcopal Church) for the same price to families, but with a new management and structure. The Cornelia Initiative must raise a certain amount of money by the end of the summer (around $20,000) to allow a program to sustain itself for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond.

Click here to donate to the initiative!
Click here to learn more about the initiative and stay up to date!

Looking for a unique & fun way to explore Boonton? Come participate in The Hopped Up Highlands Boonton Pub Crawl on Friday, September 1st from 7 PM - 11 PM! This fun pub crawl is produced by New Jersey Highlands Coalition. 

The participating bars are:
1. Poor Henry's Pub & Restaurant (8 Main Rd, Montville): 7 PM - 8 PM
2. Boonton Station (202 Myrtle Ave, Boonton): 8 PM - 9 PM
3. Johnnies Tavern (301 Boonton Ave, Boonton): 9 PM - 10 PM
4. Sharky's West (108 Boonton Ave, Boonton): 10 PM - 11 PM

**Times are flexible and, if a bar is at capacity, you can move on to the next bar and come back later!

Here's what's included:
-Discounted craft beer & light fare specials at select locations
-A scavenger hunt that you can join for a chance to win awesome prizes
-Sign the Clean Water Pledge banner
-Car Ride Discounts

Feel free to join in and support a good cause any time along the way!

For more information, click here
For Early Bird ticket sales, click here.
E arly Bird tickets are $20 and day of event tickets are $25!


"All proceeds are donated to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition (njhighlandscoalition.org) to help protect, restore and enhance the water and other natural and cultural resources of the New Jersey Highlands for the benefit of all citizens and businesses in the State of New Jersey. Our water supply is under constant threat.  You can help us protect it."


508 Main Street
(973) 588-7190


Rhythm in Shoes has an advanced class  featuring Country 2-Step  on Wednesday, July 26th from 7 PM - 9 PM!  

On Wednesday, August 23rd, there will be another advanced class featuring West Coast Swing movements and syncopations!

These classes don't just teach patterns; they focus on dance skills, lead & follow concepts/techniques, partnering and more! You'll learn all the things that make the dance work better! 

The monthly socials are still going on! They are held Sunday afternoons or Saturday evenings! For the Saturday evening socials, there will be a lesson at 7 PM followed by dancing until 11 PM. For the Sunday afternoon socials, there is a workshop offered before from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM followed by dancing until 4:30 PM. Rhythm In Shoes Swing Brunches offer a jazzy/bluesy California mix and light refreshments with a touch of champagne! 

Click here to check out their website for more information.


187A Plane Street
(973) 335-9920
Music Together

Music Together is now coming to Boonton. They are offering classes on Wednesday and Tuesday mornings at 10 AM - 11 AM at Rock River Yoga Studio. This summer schedule ends on August 8th. The fall schedule will be posted as soon as possible.
Music Together is musical fun for families with children from 0-7 years old. Call them for a free trial class and click here to visit their website for more information.

@ Rock River Yoga
1175 Main Street
(973) 945 2828


Speakeasy Art Gallery offers flexible class schedules with a diverse choice of disciplines of art to study!

Youth classes are offered (ages 6-12) and meet in the afternoon on Tuesdays & Saturdays in the summer. Teen classes meet in the evening on Mondays. Adult classes are available on Wednesday evenings and Tuesday mornings. 

There is also a summer camp offered! Students may choose from five areas of study and may attend for up to 6 weeks. Classes run Monday-Friday from 9 AM - 11 AM. Discounted prices are given to students registering for 4 or more weeks of camp. 

For more information on what Speakeasy Art Gallery has to offer, and a look at their schedule, click here!



816 Main Street
(973) 557-8268

Boonton Area Cultural Arts
2017 Summer Concert Schedule


Boonton Area Cultural Arts (BACA) is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing the citizens of the area with a wide variety of musical entertainment. This summer's concerts will be:

"Rave On" - July 26
"Thunderhill" - August 2
"No Discipline" - August 9
"Symphonics" - August 16

All concerts are in Grace Lord Park and run from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. See you there!
Boonton Holmes Public Library
 
  • On Mondays (31) from 10:15AM - 10:45AM, the library offers a baby story time. Join them for nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays, and movements for children 0 to 18 months. 
  • On Wednesday (4PM - 5PM), July 26th, come and create with Legos at the library! (Ages 5 & up)

For all special events for summer reading (June & July), click here

BOONTON PHOTO CONTEST!
Help document Boonton's 150th birthday! Residents are invited to submit up to five 8.5"x11" prints for the contest. Photos should be taken and submitted between June 15th and September 30th, 2017. 

BMS Fundraisers
A Place For the Community At the Post Office Is Coming Together!! 

Have you seen that the Boardwalk is now empty? BMS has now relocated the Information Kiosk to the large open space in front of the Boonton Post Office. This new location is being updated to allow visitors to be informed of events and business promotions in our downtown area. This  "information plaza" for Post Office customers, residents and downtown visitors alike has begun to take shape and we couldn't be more excited! We want to thank all who volunteered their time to move the kiosk and install the benches: Brian Noodt,  Patrick Joyce,  Jimmy Hodgins,  Jayme Januszanis,  Kieran Byrne, John Castronovo,  Mark Hettrick,  Marta Pascarella
Kristin Petry,  Suzanne Guerin,  Ernie Austin and  Dave Woodhull.


Follow us as we continue to work on the plaza!
 
We hope that you will contribute to this project and help improve the historic Boonton downtown district. We have extended the funding for this project to August 2017.  If you are interested in being part of this initiative please donate here.
Help BMS Update the Holiday Wreaths!

Boonton Main Street has been actively trying to raise funds for updating and beautifying the holiday wreaths that are hung on the light posts in the  historic Downtown during the holiday season. Won't you think of donating? You can make a donation at the Farmers' Market on Saturdays, at the BMS office on First Fridays, or you can  click here  at any time  to contribute to this worthy cause! 
2017 BMS Event Calendar
August 4
Motorcycle Night: First Friday Late Night on Main Street
5pm-9pm
It's a beautiful evening to cruise into historic 
downtown Boonton on your motorcycle. Park your bike on Main Street and enjoy an evening out!

August 13
The 15th Annual Classic Car Show on Main Street
2pm-5pm
For the last 14 years Boonton Main Street has welcomed classic cars from all over the Tri-state area to downtown Boonton. Bring your classic car or come to spectate FREE!

September 1
Musicians on Main: First Friday Late Night on Main Street
5pm - 9pm
On Labor Day First Friday, the streets will be filled with music! Come to Main Street for shopping, dining, and  socializing, 
 and then head to the High School via the Trolley for the Boonton Fire Department's Labor Day Weekend Parade. 

October 6 
Boonton Ghost Walks: First Friday Late Night on Main Street
5pm-9pm 
Come dressed in your Halloween costume to  wander Main Street this First Friday. Register for the Boonton Main Street guided Ghost Tour on this First Friday and subsequent dates. (Registration available after September 1st.)

October 15
1st Annual Chilly Hilly 5K Race
We are in the process of putting together the plans for the first ever Boonton Chilly Hilly 5K fun run/walk.  Stay tuned as we get more details concerning this NEW event!

November 3
Shop Small Kickoff: First Friday Late Night On Main Street
5pm - 9 pm
Start the holiday season off right by supporting your local Main Street businesses! Come out for an evening of shopping, socializing and dining here on Main Street.

November 4
Pie Competition at Farmers' Market 
11 am
We are looking for the best pie in Boonton! Bring your entry to our Farmers' Market to find out who has the best pie in Morris County!

November 25
Shop Small Saturday on Main 
10am - 6pm
Support the historic downtown district here in Boonton by Shopping Small for all your holiday gifts after the Fire Department's Santa Parade. 

December 1
Old Fashion Holiday: First Friday Late Night On Main Street
5pm - 9pm 
Get your holiday shopping done while listening to Christmas Carolers up and down Main Street. Enter your gingerbread house in our Best Gingerbread House In Boonton contest at the BMS office!

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. Interested in helping with our Farmers' Market? We can use your help!

To learn more, click here 
or email

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


ORGANIZATION/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 

*   We have registered for Salesforce and have begun to work with the new platform
*   Ad Co Op for retailers for Quarter 3 has 6 participants
*   Business development continues the search for Sponsors; Car Show and Music on Main most pressing
*   The Annual Residential Appeal is being re-worked to roll out in October
 
Meets: 1st Wednesda y of the month, 6:00-7:30 PM
Learn more:  click here

PROMOTIONS TEAM

*   First Friday Late Night June was a hit! It continues to be one of our banner First Fridays
*   July World Flavors had good enrollment and patrons were happy with the restaurants offerings.  It is definitely a well received First Friday that we would like to see in 2018.
*   The FM has more vendors than ever in 2017!
*   Rock and Brew was a wild success. We have put the date on the calendar for June 2nd 2018. Mark your calendar!
*  This coming First Friday is Motorcycles on Main.  We will be closing William St. for one block to accommodate for motorcyclists. 

  

Usually Meets: 2nd Monday of the month, 12:30-1:30 PM
Learn more:  click here

DESIGN TEAM

 

*  Fall  Clean up day has been moved to September 16 th
*   The BMS Design team has moved the kiosk and the planter/bench from the Boardwalk over to the Post Office plaza to accompany the new benches!  The kiosk will be updated and graphics re-done to reflect an up to date directory of businesses.
*   There is an ongoing fundraiser at the Farmers' Market to raise funds to decorate all the remaining wreaths on Main Street. Crowdrise still has a place where folks can donate as well. 
*   The next façade program will focus on the exterior of the Darress . The Design team will be helping paint the trim, now that the owner has had the rest of the exterior painted. 
* Eagle Scouts met with the Design team to discuss parklets or a new  shed

 

 

 

 
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 -7:30 PM
Learn more:  click  here