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
for Sale on Main Street:
409, 615,   720

Available Retail Addresses on Main Street for Rent:
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, 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

Today marks the official start of Fall! We welcome the change of the seasons and hope you will come to Boonton to shop, dine and enjoy all that will be going on throughout the Fall and Winter months. Did you know that we were ranked by NJ.com the #9 place in NJ to spend a day trip? Call your friends from out of town and invite them to come experience the small town with a big heart!  
Upcoming Events

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. 

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


Get ready for a great night out! Come celebrate Boonton's 150th birthday at Boonton Station 1904 (202 Myrtle Avenue) TONIGHT and enjoy live music, a buffet dinner, and a cash bar! Doors open at 3 PM and dinner is from 5-10PM. You can purchase tickets at the door! To learn more about this event 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, Shop Small Saturday or the Farmers' Market!
 
We have levels of sponsorship available for all budgets! 

Contact Chris at:
973-257-9107
Coupons, Sales & Events
 
618 Main Street

Magic on Main Hosts Award Winning Illusionists

Magic Show on Main, Friday, October 6th at 8 p.m. at the Darress Theatre in Boonton will feature award winning illusionists John Bundy and Morgan plus three other stage magicians and two close-up performers during intermission. Shows are family friendly with a totally different show every month presented by the Society of American Magicians. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. The historic Darress Theatre is located at 615 Main Street. For further information call the theatre at 973 334-9292.

615 Main Street
(973)335-7259

Stop By Vinnie's Pizzeria For A Great Deal!


 
1 Large Pizza with 1 Topping
12 Garlic Knots
1 Tossed Salad 
Pick up or Delivery Only
For $19.99 + Tax

406 Main Street
(973) 334-3400

i2i Featured in Morris Essex Health and Life Magazine 


Check out   Morris|Essex Health & Life Magazine ! Boonton's i 2i - Italian to Indian Fusion  restaurant was featured in this month's issue showcasing "The Best of 2017". i2i Fusion specializes joining two great genres of food: Italian and Indian cuisine. These merged tastes create a new modern twist on the traditional meals that are sure to please! 
 
Stop in to get  one free order of any appetizer with the purchase of two entrees from the Fusion Menu with two oven baked naan bread. Pick up and Delivery only.

 i2i
408 Main Street
(973) 334-3403
The Art In Therapy Offers a Teen Girl Anxiety Group on Mondays



For Girls 14-18 years old 
~Mondays: September 18-October 30th
~3:30-4:30 pm
Details, fee and Registration packet can be requested via email ~
�� Stay as you are by being your authentic self
What are some of the reasons that could stop you from joining a group?
�� I have so many activities I'm involved in clubs, sports, leadership programs that I don't know if I can commit.
�� I need to prioritize my college resume... I only have 3 months until college applications are due!
�� I'm not comfortable in a crowd. It's not my thing.
�� People tend to talk over me it makes me feel invisible.
�� I have nothing to offer.
 
No magic potion here. . . Groups are the Real Deal!
This is what happens when you join in;
�� Commitment brings success in personal and emotional growth.
�� You go through similar experiences with others just like you and learn new strategies for coping.
�� Groups are designed to be small for optimal comfort, sharing and creativity.
�� Discover your hidden brave, intuitive and authentic qualities in a supportive and accepting environment.
It's Not Magic It's Real!
Join them in September 
Teen Girl Anxiety Group ��


413 Main Street
(862) 250-2302
New Jersey Highlands Coalition Call to Artists


T he New Jersey Highlands Coalition is sponsoring the 5th Annual Juried Highlands Art and Photography Exhibit at the Morris Museum.  All artists over 18 years of age, regardless of experience are invited to enter.  For this show, which will be held from January 9 - February 18, 2018, the exhibition of all selected pieces will be shown at the Morris Museum, in Morristown, New Jersey.  The three top prize winners also will be shown at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery in Bernardsville throughout the month of March, 2018.

For more information go to their website. Deadline for submissions are Nov. 27th.

508 Main Street
(973) 588-7190

The next Sunday Swing Brunch will be held on September 24th. Because Boonton has an afternoon celebration called "Boonton Day" until 4:00pm, the dance this month will be from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. As always they will play a Jazzy/bluesy California mix and serve light refreshments. Admission is $10. 

The fall 6-week series of classes begins the last week of September. They will be continuing to develop showing your partner different looks and styles  throughout the dance in the Level 2/3 classes. 
   - The Tuesday evening level-1 and Level-2/3 WCS classes begin on September 26th at 7:00pm and 8:30pm  
   - The Saturday morning Level-1 and Level2/3 WCS classes will begin on September 30th at 9:50am and 11:00am.       

MONTHLY SOCIALS:
Monthly Socials will be held on Sunday afternoons or Saturday evenings. For the Saturday evening socials, there will be a lesson at 7:00pm followed by dancing until 11:00pm. for the Sunday afternoon socials we are offering a workshop before the social from 12:30pm until 1:30pm followed by dancing from 1:30pm until 4:30pm. Swing Brunches offer a jazzy/Bluesy California mix and light refreshments with a touch of Champagne. Admission is $15 for the workshop plus the dancing, $10 for only the workshop and $10 for only the dance. Please see their website calendar for more details.    
   
For the dates and descriptions of the all studio activities please our website calendar at www.rhythminshoes.com


187A Plane Street
(973) 335-9920


Rock River Yoga  New Customer Special!

$59 for 30 Days Unlimited or 6 Month *Unlimited Package for $89 per Month and get your FIRST MONTH FREE!  *with autopay  
Call or stop in to enroll!

1175 Main Street
(973) 945 2828


Boonton Holmes Public Library


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 by September 30th, 2017. 

Many Thanks
Fall Clean Up Day Was a Great Team Effort


Another successful Clean-Up Day along our beautiful Main Street on 9/22, in preparation for the Boonton 150th celebration events this weekend!  A great big thanks to everyone who came out and volunteered, including residents and their families & friends, the Boy Scouts Troop 1, the Girl Scouts, the BMS Design Committee Members, and Mayor Matt DiLauri. We want to thank:

Billy C.                 Cody D.          Jesse C.             Jen D.            Hunter S.
Charlie S.             Bob S.             Austin H.          Greg H.          Brodie H.
Brian L.                 Jack L.             Dan L.               Ian M.           Vanessa R.
Dominick L.         Justin L.           Karen G.          Connor S.      Eric S.
Gavin S.               Alec D.             Phong D.         Dave W.       Brian N.
Suzanne G.         Kai M.             Ernest A.         Sarah P.       Ellen B.
Matt W.              Osric R.           Billy C.             Will C.          Tamra W.
Jack W.               Greg H.            Marta P.          Patti B. 

BMS Fundraisers
Be Part of History! Sponsor a Bench at the Post Office Plaza

BMS is elated that we have 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 are now offering opportunities to sponsor a bench for a business or a loved one. Find out more about this by emailing us at info@BoontonMainStreet.org.


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. If you are interested in being part of this initiative please
Update on the Holiday Wreaths!

We want to thank an anonymous donor who contributed $725 to help us reach our goal of $1,000 for this year! Even though we have hit our goal for the year, we will continue 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. If you would like to donate to this campaign, you can STILL 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! The more money we raise, the more wreaths we will be able to do!
Around Town
Boonton Awarded $1 Million Dollar Grant for Main Street!



Congratulations to us all! The Town of Boonton was awarded a $1,000,000 grant to improve pedestrian safety and the local economy along our historic Main Street.  Thank you to Senator Bucco and Assemblyman Bucco for presenting the town with a ceremonial check at the governing body's meeting and to the many volunteers that helped make this a reality. To read full details, visit the article in The Daily Record HERE!
 
 
2017 BMS Event Calendar
October 6 
BoOnton: First Friday Late Night on Main Street
5pm-9pm 
Come dressed in your Halloween costume to  wander Main Street this First Friday to capitalize on promotions and discounts for those dressed up!

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
 

*   Salesforce education development seminars have started to better understand how to use the platform for BMS
*   Business development continues the search for Sponsors;  Nov and Dec First Fridays.  Sponsor solicitation for 2018 will begin in Nov.
*   The Annual Residential Appeal is nearly complete and ready to go! Look for it in your mailbox in the near future!
 
Meets: 1st Wednesda y of the month, 6:00-7:30 PM
Learn more:  click here

PROMOTIONS TEAM

*   First Friday Late Night September: Music on Main brought musicians from Boonton and the surrounding areas to town for a great night!
*   This year the Farmers' Market has had a banner number of vendors.  Our Second Saturday Artisan Market is not to be missed!
*  October we will not be offering the Ghost Walks, but we encourage you to come out to Main Street dressed in your Halloween costume to shop and dine!
*  We have postponed the Chili Hilly 5K for 2017
*  November we will be kicking off a whole month of Shop Small by hosting a Shop Small First Friday Late Night.


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

DESIGN TEAM

 

*  Fall  Clean Up Day had a great turn out, and Boonton is ready for the 150th weekend celebration thanks to all the incredible volunteer help!
*   The Design team has installed the new benches a the Post Office Plaza and now are offering an opportunity to sponsor them!  Email us at info@BoontonMainStreet.org to find out how.
*   A generous donor , who wished not to be named, helped the Design team reach their goal of $1,000 for this season's wreaths.  We will still continue to collect funds on the Crowdrise website for online donations to achieve the goal of all the wreaths being updated.
*   The Design team continues to offer consultations to Main Street retailers looking to improve their interior or facade.  Their next facade initiative will be helping with the Darress exterior.
*  Doggie waste bag stations will be coming to Main Street care of the Design team!

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