In This Issue
Our Farmers' Market will start again on Saturday, June 10th. We are looking for vendors and sponsors for the upcoming 2017 season! 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 are looking for sponsors for 2017! Find out how to be a sponsor HERE.



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 Addresses
on Main Street:
409, 415, 417, 616
720

Available Addresses on Main Street:
720, 506, 615 

 
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

With the crazy weather we can't seem to tell if Mother Nature wants to continue Winter or start Spring. The good news is that there is a ton going on here on Main Street in the upcoming months!

 
Upcoming Events
Are you a poet? Here's your chance to read in front of all of the patrons of Main Street's First Friday. Sign up   HERE.


Visit Main Street on May 5 to see how local artists create beautiful works of art. If you are a artist that would like to sign up, please do so HERE
Bring your pet to Main Street to enjoy a fun night out on the town with your furry friend! 

Spread the word! The Boonton Trolley Will Continue Service for 2017 First Fridays!

The Town of Boonton is partnering with Boonton Main Street, Inc. to alleviate parking issues on First Fridays by offering the trolley service again in 2017! 

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 will shuttle 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!
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, Shop Small Saturday or the Farmers' Market!
 
We have levels of sponsorship available for all budgets! 

Contact Chris at:
973-257-9107
Calling all:
MUSICIANS!
If you are interested in performing at any of our First Friday Late Nights for 2017,  please email
Coupons, Sales & Events
Vinnie's Pizzeria Ristorante
Stop by Vinnie's for Lunch!!  Vinnie's offers Lunch Specials Monday through Friday From 11AM-4PM. Including 8 items to choose from $4.99-$8.99 this includes Small drink for Dine-In or Take Out!

     

406 Main Street
973-334-3400
Boonton Holmes Public Library
A Local History Ope n Hous e will be held on Saturday April, 8 at 1pm.

Did you know that the library has a vast collection of local history and resources? It does! Stop by to see their selection of local history material as well as learn about My Heritage Online (free for library card holders) and their digitized Boonton Times

621 Main Street
973-334-2980
Elements Art Studio Hosts Therapeutic Outdoor Gardening for Young Adults with Special Needs

Spring is coming! Help Elements Art Studio prepare the garden for new growth. Come socialize, create art, and garden with them on March. There will be more groups to come! Contact them if you would like more information.

413 Main Street
973-214-0237

Rhythm In Shoes will be hosting a special party to honor their 15th year anniversary at the American Legion hall located in Whippany, New Jersey on Sunday evening  April 23rd from 4:00pm until 8:00pm.

The party will include decorations, a buffet of appetizers and desserts, door prizes and more.

The cost of the evening will be $25 per person if paid in advance or $30 per person at the door.

187A Plane Street
973-335-9920
See The Slippery Chickens
 Perform  on April 4th at Maxfields on Main


Looking for a raw, rowdy night of dance inducing edgy fun? The Slippery Chickens return with their unique mix of stripped-down Rock n Roll and Blues in a fantastic retro-style. 

The quick-witted frontman/bassist Jerry Scaringe leads with his distinct mixture of croon and yelp while simultaneously playing an old-fashioned upright bass and an electrified harmonica with a homemade amplification system. Michael Olivieri plays a fantastic, giant, semi-hollow, electric guitar that alternately fills up and frees space. But always with exquisite tone. 

Make sure you check out The Slippery Chickens at Maxfield's on Main in Boonton! Reservations are highly recommended.
 

Maxfield's on Main 
713 Main Street 
973-588-4450

ConnectOne Bank

104 Ely Road
973-316-1161

Join Girls on the Run in Parsippany!

gabrielle@girlsontherunnj.org
BMS Fundraisers
A Place For the Community At the Post Office Is In The Works!

Boonton Main Street's Information Kiosk has been inaccessible to the public since the area it is located in has been closed off indefinitely for safety reasons. Since then, BMS has been looking to relocate the Information Kiosk to an accessible and predominate location along Main Street, and the large open space in front of the Boonton Post Office seems to be the perfect location. This new location would allow visitors to be informed of events and business promotions in our downtown area, and then by adding historically-insipred seating and planters we could also transform this unused area into a community gathering and "information plaza" for Post Office customers, residents and downtown visitors alike.

UPDATE
North Central Jersey Association of Realtors®  (NCJAR) has received a $1,300.00 Placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of Realtors® to help make historic downtown Boonton a better place to live and work by transforming  the area in front of the Post Office into a pedestrian plaza. Thank you NCJAR! 

We hope that you will contribute to this project and help improve the historic Boonton downtown district. Deadline for funding for this project will be June 2017.  If you are interested in being part of this initiative please donate here.
Help the Boonton Main Street Team Beautify Boonton! 

Sustained by contributions and volunteer support, Boonton Main Street Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness and foot traffic to benefit Boonton's historic downtown shopping district. We accomplish our mission through events (like First Fridays), advertising and resource sharing. 

Boonton Main Street receives its funding from various sources including our municipality, corporations, other non-profits and generous tax deductible gifts from individuals like yourself. In addition to the funds it takes to run our operation, we use these dollars to carry out our mission through fundraising, events, advertising and beautification. One example is the facade project that was completed at the bottom of Main Street (shown here) and was part of the volunteer led and building/business owner funded "Facade Program", one of the many programs that can continue with your support of the organization. Won't you please contribute so we can continue our mission for Boonton Main Street! 

Please click here to contribute to this worthy cause! 
2017 BMS Event Calendar
April 7
Poets on Main: First Friday Late Night on Main Street
5pm - 9pm
Join us on Main Street the First Friday in April to celebrate National Poetry month. Area poets will be doing readings at our retailers. If you are a poet, sign up here to read your works!

May 5
Artists on Main: First Friday Late Night on Main Street 
5pm - 9pm
Come see local artists show off their craft in Plein Air up and down the Main Street.  If you would like to participate as an artist in this event please sign up here.

June 2
Pet's Night Out: First Friday Late Night on Main Street
5pm - 9pm
Bring your furry four legged friend out with you this First Friday!

June 3
1st Annual Boonton Rock and Brew Festival
TBD
We are excited to be hosting our first Craft Beer Festival here in Boonton. Tell your friends, and mark your calendars now! More details to come!

June 10
Boonton Main Street's Farmers' Market
Opens at Upper Plane Street Parking Lot
8:30 am - 1pm
Every Saturday from June 10th till November 25th come to the Boonton Farmers' Market at the Plane Street parking lot to shop local.  There is a variety of food and craft vendors each week that you are going to love!

July 7
World Flavors of Main: First Friday Late Night on Main Street
5pm - 9pm
Come to Main Street this First Friday to try all the world flavors that Boonton's Main Street has to offer! Bracelets for the event will be available on our website and in office for purchase in the near future.

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-6pm
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 7
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. 
Join our team!

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 are running an email campaign this month to reach those who may have not yet donated  
  • Ad Co Op for retailers for Quarter 2 is available on the website
  • Visitor Guide should be complete this Spring and will roll out on First Friday
  • Business development continues the search for Sponsors - if you know of anyone that would like to sponsor an event, please let us know!
  • Annual Appeal to be re-assessed for 2018 campaigns both online and in hard copy format
Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:00-7:30 PM
Learn more:  click here

PROMOTIONS TEAM
  • First Friday Late Night March: Jazz on Main had restaurants full and patrons braving the elements to join us on Main Street. You can hashtag your pictures with #BoontonFirstFriday to join other First Friday goers
  • Poets on Main is still seeking Poets, sign up HERE
  • May is Music on Main for the First Friday so please let us know if you would to perform at this First Friday by signing up HERE
  • The Farmers' Market will be opening the 2nd Saturday; the 10th
Usually Meets: 2nd Monday of the month, 12:30-1:30 PM
Learn more:  click here

DESIGN TEAM
  • Design team is getting ready for the Spring Clean Up with The Town of Boonton, and the Recreation Department on April 22nd. Join us by meeting us on Saturday the 22nd at the top of the Plane Street parking lot at 9am to participate. 
  • North Central Jersey Association of Realtors®  (NCJAR) has received a $1,300.00 Placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of Realtors® to help make historic downtown Boonton a better place to live and work by transforming  the area in front of the Post Office into a pedestrian plaza. BMS is in the process of purchasing benches that will create a great place to stop and enjoy downtown Boonton.
  • The Cub Scouts and Eagle Scouts are working with BMS on a variety of projects.
 
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 -7:30 PM
Learn more:  click  here