In This Issue
The Farmers' Market will begin again on Saturday, June 9th, 2018.
Farmers' Market Crafter and Vendor forms will be available on the BMS website at the end of the month.

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:
404-408, 409,  720

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 Hours
Mon  10 - 4
Tues  10 - 4 
    Wed 10 - 9   
Thurs 10 - 3 
     Fri  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

It is with a heavy heart that I am saying farewell to Boonton Main Street. These last three years have been such a positive, wonderful experience.  I want to thank you all for making me feel like Boonton was my home away from home.  I am excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Cassie Duncan.  Please come by and meet her at the First Friday Late Night February: A Valentine's Day Celebration on February 2nd at the Boonton Main Street office.  Thank you for supporting Boonton Main Street!

- Warmest regards,
Chris Manzella
Advertise With Us!
Advertising Opportunities

Get your brand in front of thousands of people 
by sponsoring one of BMS's events: 2nd Annual Rock and Brew Festival
  First Friday Late Nights, Shop Small Saturday, the 16th Annual BMS Classic Car Show or the Farmers' Market!
We have levels of sponsorship available for all budgets! 

Contact Cassie at:
Coupons, Sales & Events

My Attic Arts & Crafts has a schedule packed with activities for all ages: Call or stop by in person to register for one of these exciting classes.

Midnight in London: Friday 1/19 4 pm - 6 pm

Pom-Pom Book Mark: Saturday, 1/20 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm.

Pet Rock Turtle: Monday, 1/22 4 pm - 6 pm.

Dream Catcher 1/24 Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm

Paper Flower Rose: Friday, 1/26 4 pm-6 pm.

Midnight in London: Saturday, 1/27 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

3-D Star: Monday, 1/29 4 pm -6 pm

White Flower on Canvas: Wednesday, 1/31 4 pm-6 pm

They also have special Elementary Classes: 

Painting Rainbow with glue and shaving cream
1/13 11 am-12 pm

My Earring Holder
1/20 11 am-12 pm

922 Main Street

Have you ever beaten yourself up for procrastinating?

Being a procrastinator leaves room for thinking things through and time to assess without making impulsive decisions about what could  be very important choices.
As a Professional Art Therapist at The Art in Therapy things are no different. 
Actually, the role as a mental health professional is one that Kim Traina-Nolan holds to a very high standard. She takes great care in learning all the clinical nuances of a person before understanding what works best for the individual in session, and her clients appreciate this.
What is Young Adult Group Art Therapy?
In this state of constant change, motion and demand there is also a need for centering, regrouping and learning ways to connect meaningfully with others.
The Art in Therapy  recognizes a person's human need for meaningful social connectedness through shared group experience so we've created a way to offer the Group Art Therapy experience in a warm and inviting environment.
*Young Adult Group
 (ages 19-20's, for both men and women)
This group concentrates on:
-Forming and maintaining meaningful social connections
-Developing the tools to successfully launch
into adulthood.
When: (Fridays) 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9
Time: 7:30-8:30 pm
Where: The Art in Therapy 

If you are a procrastinator like me and have been curious and gathering information about whether or not Young Adult Group Therapy is a good fit for you, you are invited and find out the details in order to make your best decision.
The Art in Therapy promises to always offer a judgment free zone on procrastination.
 Deadline to register for this group is  Wednesday January 17th!

413 Main Street
(862) 250-2302

  Here are the class structures and start dates for January. 
Some classes have been added and moved-- make sure to read so you can keep up with Rhythm In Shoes' fast tempo!

A) Tuesday evenings begins J
anuary 2nd 2018.
 Level-3 West Coast Swing (New class): 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Practice:  8:00 pm -8:30 pm

B)  Saturday mornings begins January 6th 2018.
  Level-1 West Coast Swing: 9:50 am - 11:00 am
   Combined practice session for Level-1 and Level-2 West Coast Swing classes11:00 am - 11:30 am. 
  Level-2 West Coast Swing: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (NEW TIME)

C) Monday Evenings begins January 8th 2018.
  Level-2 West Coast Swing: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (NEW DAY)
 Practice: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm  

D) Wednesday evenings begins January 10th 2018.
   Level-1 West Coast Swing: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (NEW DAY) 
 Practice: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm  

E) Thursday evenings begins later in January
Nightclub Two-Step: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Class definitions:

Level-1 West Coast Swing.
      This is the class that develops and strengthens all your
      dance and connections skills so you can build a strong
      foundation for your West Coast Swing dancing.
      This foundation is necessary to achieve your social or
      competitive dancing goals. This class is definitely the most
      important ongoing class you should be taking no matter what
      your dance level is.

Level-2 West Coast Swing. 
      This class will further develop lead/follow skills and footwork
      skills to make syncopations and patters more successful when
      you dance. We will explain HOW to lead and follow, HOW to
      connect better with your partner and HOW to dance different
      rhythms with your feet. Arm and body styling will be
      developed in this class as well.  

Level-3 West Coast Swing. 
      This class uses the skills learned in the Level-1 and
      Level-2 classes to develop more complicated patterns and
      more complicated syncopations. Musicality will be developed
      to allow dancers to "open up" their dancing to be more expressive.  

Thursday night Social dance classes.
      This class will develop the social dances which we dance here
       at RIS. Nightclub Two-Step, Country Two-Step, Argentine
      Tango, Foxtrot, Latin Hustle, Salsa and more.  

Socials are held on Sunday afternoons or Saturday evenings. For the Saturday evening socials, there will be a lesson at 7:00 pm followed by dancing until 11:00 pm. The Sunday afternoon socials are from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, with a jazzy/bluesy California mix, light refreshments and a touch of champagne. Admission is $10 for the dance. 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
921 Main Street
(973) 794-6756
Navajo Healer and Medicine Man Sam Tso will be doing a group meditation, Navajo storytelling, healing session. He is teaching something special that we all have a desire to know: how do we call in our Spirit Animals and Spirit Guides? How do we connect closer to the Universal energy of Love in these difficult times? 
Sam will also work on our day to day needs, both emotional, and physical. What healing or hopes do you have? Bring these questions to this healing session. Sam will help you manifest these desires.

Date: Sunday January 21st
Cost: $45.00 paid at door.
Time: 3:30pm
Place: Six Degrees Pilates
612 Main Street
Boonton, NJ 07005

It is most important that you arrive before 3:30 to give yourself time to get settled. No one will be able to come in after we start.

Contact (201) 400-4893 Patti Vanacore RSVP By January 19

Six Degrees Pilates  
(973) 265-4441
612 Main Street

The Boonton Historical Society was pleased to have such a great turnout at their annual holiday party. After a brief business meeting their guest speaker, former BHS&M president, Dr. Ed Marlatt, discussed the life and legacy of Othmar Ammann (1879-1965).

Be sure to check out their  New Year's Clearance Sale in the gift shop!
The sale started on New Year Eve will end on January 31st.

Don't miss an opportunity to check out some more local history!
The American Labor Museum Botto House National Landmark, 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, NJ Presents:
Frederick Douglass Series 2017: An Exhibit by Mark Priest Through April 28th, Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00-4:00pm or by appointment.
This is an exhibit of contemporary paintings and drawings about the life of Frederick Douglass, slave, abolitionist, and statesman.
For further information, please visit the Museum's website or contact the museum at (973) 595-7953 or email

(973) 402-8840
210 Main Street
Mayor's Corner
Boonton's New Master Plan Needs You

Building and maintaining a great community starts with a plan. The Town of Boonton has begun a new Master Plan process and we need everyone's input! Click here to complete a survey online or to locate paper surveys.


100 Washington Street

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
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!


*   Boonton Main Street's new Executive Director is here! Please stop by and say hello to Cassie Duncan who will be your touch-point for BMS.
*   Do you know a business that would benefit from advertising with Boonton Main Street? Let us know at
*  The Ad Co Op is up on our website and available to retailers on Main Street.  Have questions, call Cassie at 973-257-9107.
* 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
Learn more:  click here


*   First Friday Late Night February: A Valentine's Day Celebration will take place on February 2nd. Stop by the BMS office to meet the new ED Cassie Duncan.
* 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!

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



*   The Design team will be installing new benches to add more 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 spot to sit on Main Street!
*  We want to thank the Boonton Rotary for their donation to help us refurbish the kiosk in front of the Post Office.
*   The 2018 campaign for decorating more holiday wreaths will begin in February.  Please check out our fundraiser on Crowdrise come February.
*  The next Clean Up day will be in the Spring on April 22nd.
* Design team will continue offering consultations for exteriors and retailer interiors through 2018.

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