In This Issue
The Farmers' Market will begin again on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. Look for updated forms for vendors on our website in January! 









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, 918

Available Retail Addresses on Main Street for Rent:
404-408, 409, 718,  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.

Boonton Main Street will be closed till January 2nd. See you in 2018!

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

On behalf of BMS, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday season! We look forward to seeing you shopping on Main Street for your loved ones, and enjoying a good time out at one of our many eateries.  Don't forget to shop small this holiday season. Have a happy, healthy 2018!
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
My Attic Arts &Crafts







Join them for a $15 introductory class of My Attic Arts & Crafts. Bring your friends and neighbors!

The Party Cracker is a fun favor for dinner/birthday parties for adults and children. When the crackers are pulled with a bang, a colorful party hat, a toy or gift and a festive joke falls out. This class will show you how to make party crackers and have fun at the same time. 
Snacks will be served.  This event is  BYOB.

This special class is Friday,  December 22, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

922 Main Street

Things are changing and that's a good thing!
 
The weather is getting cooler, family and friends are planning holiday cheer, and our Tweens and Teens are full swing into academic offerings.

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 experiences, so we've created a way to offer the Group Art Therapy experience in a warm and inviting environment.

They are happy to announce two new groups and the continuation of two already established groups at  The Art in Therapy.

Each Art Therapy Group is designed to meet the emotional needs of the group while being structured to meet the individual needs of each person by remaining small in group member size.

This is what's new for Winter 2017-2018!
Art Therapy Group Offerings:
 
*Teen Group 
(14-18 years old, boys & girls) concentrating on...
- Increasing Socialization Skills
- Decreasing Anxious/Depressive traits
 
*Young Adults 
(19 years old-twenties, men & women) concentrating on...
-Meaningful Social Connections
-Developing the tools to successfully launch 
into Adulthood.
 
*#TAG Tween Anxiety Group for Girls 
(11-13 years old)- concentration on...
-Increasing Socialization Skills
-Forming Peer Connections
-Reducing critical self-talk by recognizing  
 individual strengths
 
*Women's Art Therapy Group (Adults)
-Ongoing group with creative emphases on 
learning ways to provide self-care through comfort, 
consolation, relaxation and release.


413 Main Street
(862) 250-2302











Let's help our neighbors have a blessed Christmas! 
Stop by Scoop House for a giving tree tag for the Unity Church located on Main Street. Gifts should be returned to 207 Main Street. 
The Scoop House is open all winter serving hot chocolate with a side of your favorite scoop. Gift certificates make a great gift for a teacher, friend, or family member! Karaoke Thursday returns on 12/ 28!
Don't forget to follow up on Facebook @scoophouse813 and Instagram @scoophouse to keep up with all the new flavors and items!
813 Main Street
(973) 263-0929

COMING EVENTS:

On Wednesday  evening,  December 20th , they are having a FREE evening social from 7:00pm until 10:00pm. This is just a chance to relax and escape from the holiday craziness. There will be light refreshments and a fine California mix.    

This year Rhythm in Shoes is having a New Years Day party on  Monday January 1st from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  It will be a nice casual afternoon to celebrate the start of the new year. They will have plenty of refreshments and a little more champagne to toast each other. If you would like to bring something in for all to enjoy let them know. Admission will be just $15 for the afternoon. 

There is an updated class schedule for the new year, including a new class: 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.

MONTHLY SOCIALS:
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 www.rhythminshoes.com 

187A Plane Street
(973) 335-9920
L's Photography









L's photography will be holding a mystery coupon deal until December 23rd.  Pick a mystery coupon to discover your savings. Also receive a free wine charm for stopping in. Still can't decide what to get your loved one?  An L's Gift Certificate makes the best gift! **Mystery coupon may not be used for Gift Certificates.


921 Main Street
(973) 794-6756
Boonton Holmes Public Library

FIBER ARTS CLUB
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm
Welcome to anyone interested in fiber arts & crafts such as, but certainly not limited to, knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, sewing, embroidery, cross-stitch, and more!


621 Main Street
(973) 334-2980
Keep Your Furry Friends Safe This Holiday Season! Some Tips from Park View Veterinary Hospital


The team at Park View Veterinary Hospital wishes you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.
PLEASE be aware of the danger human food can pose to your 4-legged family. Table food, party food, bones, chocolate, tree decorations, and a lot of other things can cause vomiting, diarrhea, GI obstructions and can lead to life threatening situations. Keep your pets away from potential dangers. 

1145 Main Street
(973) 263-5600


Speakeasy Art Gallery  is winding down their 2017 classes. They are looking forward to 2018 and their spring Student Exhibit taking place on March 25th. The gallery has purchased a 3D printer that will be used in their Custom Toy Design classes beginning in the spring session. Also, classes make a great gift; feel free to stop in Thursday-Saturday from 11-5 to pick up a gift certificate for the artist on your list. They wish you a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing you in the new year!

The gallery 
offers flexible class schedules with a diverse choice of disciplines of art to study. Their 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. Visit their  website to register and view full class descriptions.
 
Save the date for their Spring Student Exhibit:  March 25, 2018
816 Main Street 
(973) 557-8268
BMS Fundraisers
Be Part of History! Sponsor a Bench at the Post Office Plaza

Did you know? 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
Mayor's Corner
Mayor's 4th Quarter Newsletter








 Mayor DiLauri's 4th Quarter 2017 Newsletter is now being mailed out to Boonton properties that receive water bills. If you can't wait for your copy in the mail or don't receive a water bill, it can be picked up at these select locations: 
  • The UPS Store (Del's Village)
  • Heavenly Temptations (712 Main St)
  • Boonton Holmes Library (621 Main St)
  • Bobby's News and Gifts (618 Main St)
  • Don's Sandwich Shop (606 Main St)
  • Boonton Main Street, Inc. (620 Main Street)
  • Olde Town Deli (205 Main St)
  • Boonton Coffee Co. (516 Main St)
  • Town Hall (100 Washington St)
  • Senior Center (126 North Main St)
or downloaded online  HERE

* The Town of Boonton has a new website with many great features including online bill pay, paperless utility billing, a comprehensive calendar and advance notification systems.  Please explore the new site at www.boonton.org (or click below!)

100 Washington Street
Boonton Launches Street Smart Pedestrian 
Safety Campaign

Click HERE for more information on  Street Smart Boonton, a month-long pedestrian safety campaign to emphasize safe travel roles and responsibilities to both pedestrians and motorists alike.

100 Washington Street
Boonton Court Has Moved to Parsippany


  Boonton's municipal court operations has moved to Parsippany under a shared service agreement that will result in sizeable savings for Boonton, creates several efficiencies and maintains all court revenue streams to the Town. Boonton's Municipal Court now meets at the Parsippany Court House on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM.

  The Parsippany court house is located at located at 
3333 Route 46  East (across the jug handle from the Parsippany Post Office)  The Parsippany court window hours for in-person court-related payments and inquiries are Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Of the two payment windows at Boonton Town hall, only the court window in the rear of the building has closed. The main window in the front of Town Hall remains open. This does not change anything related to garbage sticker sales, tax / utility payments nor any other non-court related business. The main window in the front of Boonton Town Hall and all non-court business remain open and unchanged.  The new Court Administrator is Al Leal who can be reached by phone at (973) 263-4290 or 4291 and by fax at (973) 402-5641.  To learn more & pay fines online, visit:  www.boonton.org/163/Court

3333 Route 46 East , Parsippany
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
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
The Boonton Post Office Community Plaza Progress  



Our Design team continues to update the Boonton Post Office Community plaza. In the recent months they have moved, painted, and refurbished the kiosk that had been sitting in disrepair on the Boardwalk for all these years.  They have installed two benches, as well as commemorative plaques for Anthony "Caesar" Marrone and Steve Koval, and will 
continue to install sponsored benches.  

The Design team is presently re-formatting the graphics for the directory, and hope to have a comprehensive information kiosk in place by early 2018. BMS wants to thank Lauren and Sean of The Bloomery for the beautiful arrangements they have provided to adorn the flower pots.  If you are interested in sponsoring a commemorative bench for your business or loved one, please be sure to reach out to us at 
u
Check out what our volunteer committees
have been working on!


ORGANIZATION/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM  

*   Boonton Main Street looks forward to the installment of a new Executive Director the end of January.
*   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.
* 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

PROMOTIONS TEAM

*   First Friday Late Night December: Old Fashioned Holiday had the community out and about and shopping small for the holidays.  We want to congratulate the Allu Family on winning the Gingerbread House contest. They did a great job!
*  Thank you to Bobby's News and Gifts for generously sponsoring the carriage rides that everyone enjoyed!
* Thank you to Laurel and Rebecca of Times Tin Cup for their beautiful portrayal of a Charles Dickens Christmas in the storefront. The scenes delighted all who came to Main Street!
*  BMS representatives marched in the Boonton Fireman's Christmas Parade on Shop Small Saturday, November 25th. They handed out bags from Delta Dental with retailer info and savings for the whole holiday season.


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

DESIGN TEAM

 

*   The Design team will be installing two new benches a the Post Office Plaza. If you are interested in sponsoring one, please email us at Info@BoontonMainStreet.org   to find out how. The information kiosk will have new map and town directory in 2018
*   The 2018 campaign for decorating more holiday wreaths will begin in January.
* Thank you Design team for the beautiful holiday flower urn arrangements & for lighting up the library!
*  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


Special Thanks to the BMS Design Team


Thank you to BMS's Design Team for all the work put into decorating Main Street with festive holiday lights,  wreaths, and urns! 
 We would also like to thank Donna Marshall of Marshall's Hillside Farms and Lauren and Sean Checke of  The Bloomery  for their contributions to make the holiday urns the beautiful arrangements that they are!

 


At December's First Friday Late Night, Carolers from Clarum Sonum Spread Old Fashioned Holiday Cheer.








Clarum Sonum is a volunteer group of singers and musicians dedicated to musical outreach and championing new works.

They also strive to create collaborative and cooperative relationships with local music organizations and communities.

125 Cornelia Street
And the Winner is: The Allu Family!







Boonton Main Street would like to congratulate the Allu family for winning the Best Gingerbread House in Boonton Contest!