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
  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

Despite what the groundhog said, it feels like Spring is on it's way early! Learn more about all the wonderful things going on on Main Street this month and beyond!

 
Upcoming Events

Join us for a Jazz themed Paint and Sip at the BMS office. Then enjoy the relaxing sounds of Jazz up and down Main Street all evening! Sign up for the Paint and Sip HERE
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.

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
We are still taking Jazz musicians specifically for our March First Friday if you know any!

Coupons, Sales & Events
Vinnie's Pizzeria Ristorante
Vinnie's would like to offer large cheese pizza for $9.99 any day of the week for pick-up only.  Offer expires on 3/31/2017
     

406 Main Street
973-334-3400
Active Citizens for  Responsible 
Sustainability, Inc.
Active Citizens for Responsible Sustainability, Inc. (ACRES) is pleased to announce a $500 scholarship to a deserving New Jersey graduating high school senior who intends to study environmental science, conservation, biology, landscape/horticulture, sustainability, urban planning, park administration, forestry, or a related environmental or scientific field.

The scholarship recipient will be selected based on academic performance as well as having demonstrated leadership, concern for the environment and commitment to the community.
 
P.O. Box 555, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
908-313-6489

Max Help PCPS has a new pinball machine. The taxi is also gone and has been replaced by a  1988 Williams Space Station.  Stop by to take a look! 




 
718 Main Street
973-335-0255  
    Street Chic Mobile Gets Ready for Spring with Winter Sale 

Even though it's super cold outside, spring is just around the corner! Stop in and grab those "winter sale" items while the price is right! New spring inventory coming soon!!! Dont' forget to ask about our next Paint and Sip class!

811 Main Street
973-978-4653
Coffee is more than a morning drink

At Boonton Coffee, we're always looking for new ways to prepare and taste our freshly roasted coffee and it's not always in liquid form.

Coffee desserts are one of our favorite methods to sneak in some caffeine in the evening and satisfy that sweet tooth at the same time.


516 Main Street
862-261-0228

Rhythm in Shoes will be offering Socials on Sunday afternoons or Saturday evenings. For the Saturday evening socials, there will be a lesson at 7PM followed by dancing until 11PM. For the Sunday afternoon socials, a workshop will be offered before the social from 12:30PM until 1:30PM. Dancing will follow from 1:30PM until 4:30PM.
Admission is $15 for the workshop plus the dancing, $10 for only the workshop, or $10 for only the dance.
For the dates and descriptions of the all studio activities please our website calendar.

187A Plane Street
973-335-9920
NASCAR Beefsteak Dinner at Sharky's Feb 26th


For just  $50 on February 26th (Sunday) you get all you can eat wings, fries and Beefsteak while watching the Daytona 500, the kick off race for the NASCAR season! Unlimited Coors Light and Yuengling drafts too! Prizes! Goodie bags! Space is limited! Call to make your reservation today 973-917-4466. 


108 Boonton Avenue 
973-917-4466
    Sip & Felting with Laurel at Time's Tin Cup

Book your March "Sip and Felt" party at Time's Tin Cup by February 28th for $5.00 off per guest. Parties can be hosted for up to 12 guests. Contact Laurel at (973) 224-4661.

107 William Street
973-224-4661
Broadfoot & Broadfoot Celebrating 25 Years of Success in Boonton 

From the private collection of Mitch Miller
Five master paintings
Circa 1963
By Peter Golfinopoulos


Stop in to Broadfoot & Broadfoot and congratulate Scott and Sean on 25 years of bringing beautiful art here to Boonton!

819 Main Street
973-331-0077
Speakeasy Art Gallery Has A Class For Anyone Interested in Art   
Speakeasy Art 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.  Click here  and  visit their web site to register and view full class descriptions.

Youth Art Classes
Spring I - begins week of 2/25/17 
Spring II - begins week of 4/15/17 
Spring III - begins week of 6/3/17 (3 week session) 

Classes available in
Drawing, Painting, Animation, Screen Printing, Sculpture, Custom Toy Design
Mon., Tues., Wed. 3:45-5:15pm  or Sat. 9:30-11:00am

6 week session - $150
Adult and Teen Art Classes
Spring I - begins week of 2/27/17 
Spring II - begins week of 4/17/17 
Spring III - begins week of 6/5/17 (3 week session) 

Teen Drawing and Painting  -
Mon. 6:30-8:30pm

Teen Sculpture or Custom Toy Design   -
Mon. 6:30-8:30pm

Adult Drawing and Painting  - 
Wed. 6:30-8:30pm  or Tues. 10:00-12:00

6 week session - $200
 

816 Main Street

Get The Comedian In Your Family Some Stand-Up Classes at the Darress!

615 Main Street
973-334-9292
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! 
Mayor's Corner
Mayor DiLauri Has The Info You Are Looking For!

Did you know that Boonton will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year? Learn more about what's going on Saturday, March 18th to celebrate 150 years of Boonton!


Be sure to stop by Bobby's News and Gifts, Heavenly Temptations, Boonton Historical Society & Museum, or the Boonton Coffee Company to get one of these fantastic commemorative postcards for just $2!


2017 BMS Event Calendar
March 3
Jazz on Main:  First Friday Late Night on Main Street
5pm - 9pm
Celebrate Jazz month here on Main Street! Come and hear local Jazz musicians perform at our Main Street retailers. There will be a Jazz themed paint and sip here at the BMS office that evening. Sign up HERE to participate!

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

How can we help you 
start your career?

Our Internship Program offers a myriad of projects 
to help build your resume.

To learn more, email 
or 
click here to apply.


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 still looking for retailers to send us job listings to post on the physical job board at the BMS office.
  • Look for the Boonton Main Street 15 year photographic retrospective coming soon so you can see how much Boonton has changed!
  • If you have not yet visited our Crowd Rise site to donate online, please do so  here.  If you would rather get an Annual Appeal mailer in your mail, please send your address to info@BoontonMainStreet.org 
  • We are now recruiting for Business Development Interns/Volunteers to help us with sponsorship solicitation.
  • We are still looking for new committee members!
  • We are actively working on an updated visitor guide.

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


PROMOTIONS TEAM:
 
  • First Friday Late Night February: Go RED was an evening of full restaurants and fun for those who braved the cold to come out. Thank you to the patrons of our Main Street retailers and restaurants!
  • Our First Friday Late Night March: Jazz on Main will host Jazz musicians at various retailer locations. BMS will be hosting a Jazz themed Paint and Sip at the BMS office. Sign up HERE for the Paint and Sip to be part of the fun!
  • First Friday Late Night April: Poets on Main will be hosting Poets at various retailers. We are seeking Poets to do readings at the event. Sign up HERE to read your poetry at one of our participating retailers!
  • The Farmers' Market will be opening a week LATER (6/10) this year to accommodate for the new Boonton Rock and Brew (TBD) event we are working on. Farmers' Market hours remain the same: 8:30AM - 1PM

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

DESIGN TEAM:
 
  • T he Design Team is gearing up for the 2017 Flower Urn plantings that will roll out in May. Look for the beautiful arrangements coming to a storefront near you May 21st!
  • The Design team is working with the NJ Association of Realtors and the Eagle Scouts to set up the Post Office Plaza for 2017. 
  • The next Clean-Up Day will be April 22nd 2017 & the Fall Clean Up Day is September 24th 2017. Mark your calendars!
  • Eagle Scouts will be working with BMS on upcoming projects to help serve our community.
  • Design team members are working with the town of Boonton on the T.A.P. Grant. We are excited for next steps!
  • Members of the Design team are looking for vacant windows on Main Street to install 150th themed photos, works of local photographers & historical pieces significant to Boonton.
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-7:30 PM
     Learn more: click here