In This Issue
The LAST MARKET of the 2017 season  was this past Saturday.  We would like to thank all the patrons and vendors as well as our Market Sponsors. Have a great holiday season and we will see you all again in June!

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

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.    


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

Thanksgiving us coming up later this week! The year is flying by, but here is always a reason to come to Main Street during the holiday season! 

Upcoming Events
Thank you to our Shop Small November Sponsor:
  Delta Dental Knockout
We are ending 2017 the Old Fashioned way with Christmas Carolers and great friends. Come to Main Street on December 1st to shop your favorite retailers and enjoy all the revelry of the holiday season!

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!
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:
Coupons, Sales & Events

Pizza, Garlic Knots, and Salad for only $19.99!

Vinnie's is offering a special deal! Hurry in soon to get: 
One large pizza
One dozen garlic knots
One large tossed salad
for only $19.99! (plus tax, p ickup or delivery only)

406 Main Street
(973) 334-3400

i2i Italian Indian Restaurant Special!

With the purchase of any entree, get one free appetizer from the fusion menu! This deal is dine-in only, limit one per table. 
i2i is a BYOB restaurant.
408 Main Street
(973) 334-3403

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


Our annual Holiday party will be held on Sunday December 10th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. This is our favorite party of the year. The studio will be decorated from top to bottom. We will be serving a buffet of appetizers and desserts, serving holiday beverages, handing out door prizes, and best of all celebrating the holidays with friends old and new. Admission to this special party will be $20 if paid in advance or $25 at the door. 
For the dates and descriptions of the all studio activities please their website calendar  at 

187A Plane Street
(973) 335-9920
Boonton Holmes Public Library

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!

Baby Story Time:   Story time for babies ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Join them for nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements .  
Monday, November 27th from 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts for kids ages 18 months and up.  Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th or Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (November 22nd and 29th). 
We're currently  working our way through the alphabet, with a different
letter highlighted each week at storytimes.

The Boonton Holmes Public Library's Thanksgiving holiday hours are
as follows:
Wednesday, November 22nd - close at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th - closed all day.

621 Main Street
(973) 334-2980

Boonton Historical Society's November Events!

The Boonton Historical Society Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 3rd, 1-4 pm
At The Boonton Museum, 210 Main Street, Boonton.
Come and celebrate the  holidays with us and take the  opportunity to see our current  exhibit "Celebrating Boonton,  NJ: 150 Years." Admission is  free and open to the public, with  free refreshments and free parking in the NJ
transit lot.

Boonton Historical Society's 50/50
You could be the winner!  Now on sale at the Boonton Museum.
Open Sundays, 1-4 pm. Drawing will be held at the annual holiday party on December 3rd. 
1 ticket = $2.00
3 tickets = $5.00

210 Main Street
(973) 402-8840
Broadfoot and Broadfoot Presents  Their 
New Show: Color Rhymes

Showing the paintings of Carole McDermott  and Helene Mukhtar  as well as the video installations of Helene Mukhtar. They invite you to visit the gallery for our new show. These stunning works are on display until  November 26  in our Boonton gallery.

COLOR RHYTHMS  present the work of two New York City artists who express - each in her own way - the same energy, passion and a love of life and color. At the same time, both painters favor quite different painting styles and techniques.

As a painter, Helene Mukhtar uses acrylic paint and indulges in
expressionist, abstract brush strokes and explosive colors and forms. She also creates computer animations mostly inspired by her painted work. For this exhibition, she presents a colorful, multi-media installation which combines, paintings, animations and video sculptures. Her action-packed animations are the fusion of abstract computer-generated designs, live videos, sections of her paintings and frame by frame computer drawing rotoscoping techniques.

Carole McDermott works with oil on canvas. This traditional method of painting is contrasted with a contemporary, abstract paint delivery. She employs depth and atmosphere to convey her unique views of nature. When speaking about her work, Carole says "I have no message in my paintings other than to communicate a feeling or a sensation. I paint to know we're not alone. The viewer can relate with his or her feelings and share the wonder."
To read more about the curation, click here

Broadfoot and Broadfoot
819 Main Street
Furry Friends
Ice Cream Fundraiser for NorthStar Pet Rescue!

After you enjoy seeing Santa Paws and the NorthStar Rescue Dogs in adorable festive costumes marching in the the Annual Boonton Christmas Parade, join us for ice cream and treats at Scoop House! Scoop House will donate 20% of all proceeds from this event to  NorthStar Pet Rescue of Boonton.

What can be sweeter than helping animals in need? Stop in to the Scoop House from 12pm-10pm on November 25, 2017!

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:

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
Around Town
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 select locations 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 (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:

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
2017 BMS Event Calendar
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. 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!


*   Salesforce education development seminars have started to better understand how to use the platform for BMS
*   Do you know a business that would benefit from advertising with Boonton Main Street? Let us know at
*  There are Ribbon Cuttings for L's Photography, My Attic Art and Craft, as well as the Post Office Plaza dedications of both bench sponsors on First Friday Late Night: December 1
* There will be a Spring and Fall retailer gathering in 2018
*  We are tweaking the Ad Co Op slightly for 2018 so stay tuned!

Meets: 1st Wednesda y of the month, 6:00-7:30 PM
Learn more:  click here


*   First Friday Late Night November: Shop Small helped kick off the holiday season here on Main Street. 
*   This year we had a very successful Market. We want to thank our Market Manager Nicole, our vendors and our sponsors, as well as our patrons for a great season!
*  Look for BMS representatives marching in the Boonton Fireman's Christmas Parade on Shop Small Saturday, November 25th. Look for bags being handed out at the Fireman's Parade for Shop Small Saturday as well as retailer info and savings for the whole holiday season!
*  December First Friday will host an Old Fashioned holiday by having carolers and promotions and specials on Main Street. Don't forget to enter your gingerbread house in the in the gingerbread contest that evening at the Main Street office! Bobby's News and Gifts, 618B Main, will have carriage rides on the First Friday evening. Book in advance to get your spot!

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



*   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 to find out how. Information will have new map and town directory in the near future. Thank you to Jacqueline Marrone and Eleanor Koval for sponsoring the first bench!
*   The newly decorated wreaths for Main Street are up! Great work Design team!
* The holiday flower urns and holiday decorations will go out this weekend on Main Street care of the Design team.
*  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

Boonton Main Street  Recipient of Wells Fargo $1,000 Grant