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 email us at

We are looking for sponsors for 2017

Find out how you can be a sponsor by emailing us at

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 Addresses
on Main Street:
408 (4th floor), 409, 415, 417, 616
708 (Upper) 708B, 
712 (Upper: Suite 187 B),   720

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

Happy New Year! We hope that your year has started out great! Read on about all the great events we have coming up in 2017 on Main Street.

Upcoming Events

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:
Calling all:
If you are interested in performing at any of our First Friday Late Nights for 2017,  please email
We will be looking for Jazz musicians specifically for our March First Friday if you know any!

Coupons, Sales & Events
Vinnie's Pizzeria Ristorante
V innie's offers Lunch Specials from Monday through Friday from 11am - 4pm. Including 8 items to choose from $4.99-$8.99.  This includes a small drink for Dine-In or Take Out.

406 Main Street
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.

Student Exhibit
Sunday January 22, 2017
11 am - 2pm

Youth Art Classes
Winter - begins week of 1/7/17 
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
Winter - begins week of 1/9/17 
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

The Art in Therapy and Art Therapy for All Ages @ Elements Art Studio is  happy to announce a 4 Week Workshop focused on
Winter Gardening and Socialization for Young Adults with Special Needs. 
They will explore specifically the change that occurs in the Winter months in the garden and how to provide care for the birds and garden space during this time of year.
The Group will be held primarily indoors with some time spent outdoors (weather permitting) to lay winter mulch, prune branches and provide feed and shelter for birds.
Art Therapy will be used as the therapeutic modality for creating items to sustain the winter garden.For more information please reach out to them at

413 Main Street
Sharky's Wants You To Get Ready For Some Football

Be sure to get your orders in soon for Super Bowl Sunday, Sunday February 5th!  Time slots fill up fast! Sharky's needs time if your going to order other menu items for catering as well.  Why cook. . .let them make your Super Bowl spectacular!
108 Boonton Avenue 
Ksana Meditation Center Offering A Free Open House

718 Main Street
Local Artist Seeks Models 

Always wanted to be a model? Now you have your chance to shine. Scott Kevelson, who has an art studio at 418 Main Street, is looking for models. He is willing to pay the models for their time (3 hours minimum). Novices are welcome. Please reach out to Scott at to talk to him about your involvement.

Scott Kevelson 
418 Main Street
The S3 Agency's Philanthropic "S FREE" Program Will Award One NJ-Based Business or Non-profit Free Creative Services to Help Them Reach New Heights in 2017

The S3 Agency, one of New Jersey's leading ad agencies, announces the re-opening of its quarterly S FREE philanthropic program designed to offer pro-bono services to organizations who are too new, too small, or too non-profit to afford an Agency of Record. This opportunity is open to NJ-based organizations with under $1,000,000 in annual billings or fundraising totals. Qualifying organizations can find more details and apply to be considered at Call for entries is open through January 31, 2017.

716 Main Street
    Street Chic Mobile Boutique Offers Paint-n-Sip Classes 
A fabulous night of painting with family and friends just came to the neighborhood! Sign up for a good time at the boutique
and take home a masterpiece. You can book a girls night out, a birthday party celebration or a group that just likes to have fun - don't forget to byob - a beverage of your choice (beer, wine or soft-drink only, please) and a light snack.  Register today for an upcoming workshop!

811 Main Street
    Time's Tin Cup Kicks Off 2017 With New Artisans and Workshops
JUST IN AT TIME'S TIN CUP: Braided & Penny Rugs and Bags by  Homespice and Bo x signs   and Ornaments from Primitives by Kathy. 
Joey McFarland Leather has a line of Custom Leather Bags and Polished Cement Icons.

Swing by and mention Boonton Main Street for a 10% discount on these new items.
And....Now Felting Workshops every Wednesday evening. Drop-ins welcome beginning at 5:00.

107 William Street

Pre-Order Your Images of America from The Boonton Historical Society

210 Main Street

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

615 Main Street
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 (starting in February)   to service our First Friday patrons f rom 5-9PM on 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!

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.

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 d onate 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!

Have you seen the most recent Boonton News? If not be sure to check out the Quarter 1 Newsletter here!

Boonton has a new motto: Small town, big heart! We agree!!

Did you know that Boonton will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year? Learn more about what's going on at the town website.

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!

Many Thanks
Thank You to Our Design Team

The Design team had a great night out to celebrate the holidays care of Kevin and Kristin Petry.  Thank you Design Team for all you do to beautify Main Street! 

Thank You Design Team!
2017 BMS Event Calendar
February 3   
Go RED: First Friday Late Night on Main Street
5pm - 9pm 
Help us kick off our 1st First Friday Late Night of 2017. Wear red to support our Go RED initiative and Valentines Day themed First Friday. Sign up for our Paint and Sip at the BMS office that evening to create a Valentines Day themed masterpiece!

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 to come! 

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 Craft Beer Festival
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
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
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
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 
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
Check out what our volunteer committees
have been working on!


  • We are still looking for retailers to send us job listings to post on the physical job board at the BMS office.
  • Boonton Main Street will be celebrating 15 years this year. We plan to have a retrospective of photographs of Boonton then and today on a slideshow. Location to be determined.
  • Our new website has been up and running. 
  • If you have not yet visited our CrowdRise site to donate online, please do so here
  • Boonton will soon have a listing for the historic Main Street downtown on Trip Advisor
  • We are still looking for new committee members!

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

  • We are looking forward to First Friday Late Night February: Go RED with a Valentine's Day theme. Wear red to Main Street to capitalize on promos and discounts from retailers.
  • Our First Friday Late Night March: Jazz on Main will host Jazz musicians at various retailer locations. We are looking for more Jazz musicians; sign up here. BMS will be hosting a Jazz themed paint and sip at the BMS office. Sign up to come in near term for the paint and sip for March. 
  • 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.
  • The Farmers' Market will be opening a week LATER (6/10) this year to accommodate for the new Craft Beer event we are working on. Hours remain the same: 8:30AM - 1PM
  • Ad Co Op for the retailers continues to serve our retailer for their marketing and advertising needs.

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

  • The Design Team is gearing up for the 2017 Flower Urn plantings
  • North Central Jersey Association of Realtors®  (NCJAR) is working with the Design team to take the $1,300.00 placemaking micro-grant to help in transforming  the area in front of the Post Office into a pedestrian plaza.
  • The next Clean-Up Day will be April 22nd 2017 & the Fall Clean Up Day is September 24th 2017. Mark your calendars!
  • The Facade Squad has rostered a number of retail properties that they will be working with on Design consultation for in 2017
  • Design team members are working with the town of Boonton on the T.A.P. Grant
  • The Design team may be working with the local Boy Scouts on upcoming projects in 2017
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-7:30 PM
     Learn more: click here