Boonton Main Street Presents “Poets on Main” Next Fri, April 3rd

FirstFriday_LogoExperience Boonton Main Street’s historic downtown! Businesses will be open late for an evening of sales, socializing, dining, art, and shopping. Visitors to Boonton Main Street during First Friday Late Night are encouraged to share photos on social media using the hashtags #BoontonPoets and #BoontonFF.

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Date: Friday, April 3, 2015 from 5-9 PM
Address: Main Street, Boonton, NJ
Cost: Free

Official Press Release:

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Boonton Main Street, Inc. will host First Friday Late Night: Poets on Main on Friday, April 3, from 5-9 PM. Businesses will be open late for dining, shopping, entertainment, socializing, and more. There will be poetry readings to celebrate National Poetry Month, and live music at select Main Street businesses.

“Poets on Main allows those who have a passion for poetry to have a forum to share their craft with attendees at our First Friday Late Night,” said Chris Manzella, Executive Director at Boonton Main Street. “We hope that this event brings together accomplished poets to inspire our community and hi-light National Poetry Month.”

First Friday Late Night: Poets on Main is a great opportunity to experience Main Street’s unique shops, amazing art galleries, and fabulous restaurants. Many of the galleries on Main Street have art openings on First Fridays that offer attendees the opportunity to meet with and engage the artists. Restaurants roll out the red carpet for their guests with nightly drink and food specials. First Fridays also offer retailers an opportunity to showcase new products and services.

Poets and their locations include:
-Iconic Images Art Gallery, 414 Main Street, 7 PM | Chris Hosea: Chris Hosea’s first book of poems, Put Your Hands In (LSU Press 2014), was chosen by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet John Ashbery for the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Tabitha V.J. will also be reading at 8 PM.
-Bobby’s News & Gifts, 618-B Main Street, 6 PM | Marcia Ivans: Marcia Ivans is a local poet and author of three books of poetry. Open mic and poetry night for beginners and seasoned poets from 6 PM – 8 PM.  Listeners welcome!
-Speakeasy Art Gallery, 816 Main Street, 6 PM | Anthony Lusardi. Anthony Lusardi has had his poetry published in different anthologies including: “Best Poets and Poems of 2012″ and “International Who’s Who in Poetry” 2012 collection, both published by World Poetry Movement, “In My Lifetime: Memoirs” 2013 anthology and “Best Poets of 2014,” both published by Eber & Wein Publishing, from Shrewbury, PA. Mr. Lusardi is a 2013 graduate of Centenary College in Hackettstown and is a journalist for The Citizen newspaper.
-Culture Cabin, 1017 Main Street, 7 PM | Dr. Joyce McNeill, Boonton resident and professor of Literature at Berkeley College.

Musicians and their locations include:
-Glass and Vapes, 312 Main Street | Aduna: An African Drum Trio
-Heavenly Temptations, 712 Main Street | Walkin the Boulevard: A Classic Rock band playing songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
-Papyrus Home Design, 922 Main Street | Curious Skies: Light Rock

Visitors to Boonton Main Street during First Friday Late Night are encouraged to share photos on social media using the hashtags #BoontonPoets and #BoontonFF. Boonton Main Street raffles off a gift card from a local retailer each First Friday Late Night so patrons can come back and visit once again. See the BMS website for specific details.

For more information about the evening’s events please visit: http://www.BoontonMainStreet.org.

About Boonton Main Street Inc:


Boonton Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and revitalizing the historic downtown shopping district of Main Street, Boonton, NJ. The organization is located at 620 Main Street, Boonton, NJ.

Register Today for Bark For Life of Montville!

Join us for a non-competitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. By supporting “Bark for Life”, you help us save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Let’s lick cancer away – one pooch at a time!!!

DATE: Saturday, May 2, 2015 (rain or shine)
LOCATION: The Montville Community Park, 130 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ
TIME: 3:00pm – 6:00 pm (Registration begins at 3:00), LOTS OF VENDOR SHOPPING! 3:00 – 6:00, Walk begins at 4:00
REGISTRATION FEE: $15 per dog if paid by April 25th ($20 per dog day of event)

DJ, food, demonstration from Morris County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, door prizes, contests, pet adoptions and vendor shopping!

REGISTER ONLINE: Relayforlife.org/barkmontvillenj

-Please feel free to bring a photo or make a poster of a loved one affected by cancer to the event.
-Door Prizes and contests: Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Owner/Dog Look Alike
-Please bring a bag of cat litter and/or kitten/dog food to the event to support the Montville Animal Shelter.

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• Dogs must be on a leash at all times (6 ft. max and non-retractable leashes only).
• Dogs must be up-to-date on all vaccinations.
• Participants are responsible for cleaning up after their dog.
• We reserve the right to turn away dogs that are a threat to other participants.

Boonton Main Street Presents “Student Art Celebration” March 6th

FirstFriday_LogoExperience Boonton Main Street’s historic downtown! Businesses will be open late for an evening of sales, socializing, dining, art, and shopping. Artwork by local students from Boonton High School, Morris County School of Technology, and art studios along Boonton Main Street will be on display in businesses starting on March 6th and continuing throughout the month of March. Post photos on social media using the hashtags #BoontonStudents and #BoontonFF!

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Date: Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5-9 PM
Address: Main Street, Boonton, NJ
Cost: Free

Official Press Release:

Boonton Main Street, Inc. will host First Friday Late Night: Student Art Celebration on Friday, March 6, from 5-9 PM. Student artwork and photography will be on display along Main Street in Boonton starting on Friday, March 6th and continuing throughout the month of March. Featured artwork is provided by students from Boonton High School, Morris County School of Technology, and Boonton Main Street’s own Speakeasy Art Gallery and Culture Cabin.

“We are looking forward to having a venue for these talented students to display their artwork at our retailer and vacant spaces!” said Boonton Main Street Executive Director, Chris Manzella. “We are hoping that this garners large-scale exposure for the artists while also promoting foot traffic to our historic downtown. We think this is will be a wildly successful event you will not want to miss!”

First Friday Late Night: Student Art Celebration is a great opportunity to experience Main Street’s unique shops, amazing art galleries, and fabulous restaurants. Visitors can enjoy dining, shopping, art galleries, sales, specials, live music, and entertainment as they stroll Boonton’s historic downtown district and admire the artistic talent of local students.

Artists and their artwork locations include:
-Suzi Cakes (706 Main Street): Maya Ruderman
-PCPS MaxHelp (718 Main Street): Students of Speakeasy Art Gallery
-Scoop House (813 Main Street): Alia McLaughlin
-Speakeasy Art Gallery (816 Main Street): Students of Speakeasy Art Gallery
-Cask & Kettle (904 Main Street): Students of Speakeasy Art Gallery

Visitors to Boonton Main Street during First Friday Late Night are encouraged to share photos on social media using the hashtags #BoontonStudents and #BoontonFF.

First Friday Late Nights are a monthly program put on by Boonton Main Street, Inc. to provide retailers and the community a venue to convene to share in the joy of all that the Boonton Main Street district has to offer. It continues the year long sentiment of Shop Small that has become the mantra of downtown shopping districts across the United States.

For more information about the evening’s events please visit: http://www.BoontonMainStreet.org.

About Boonton Main Street Inc:


Boonton Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and revitalizing the historic downtown shopping district of Main Street, Boonton, NJ. The organization is located at 620 Main Street, Boonton, NJ.

Morris Animal Inn’s “I Chews You” Valentine Event – Wed, Feb 11th

The Morris Animal Inn‘s I “Chews” You Valentine’s Day Dog Daycare Party on Wednesday, February 11th, is the next can’t miss event for your pup! Activities include smooching your pooch in our kissing booth, “Singles Mingle” and “Love & Licks” outside in our front and side yards, “Courting & Fetching” agility and hurdles, Cupid’s sweet potato treat, and much more! Cost is $59. Call 973-539-0377 to RSVP today!

Dates: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Address: 120 Sand Spring Road, Morristown, NJ

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About Morris Animal Inn:

Party events will be customized to fit your pet’s personality (private or group).

Morris Animal Inn is a family owned and operated luxury pet resort in Morristown, New Jersey, for cats and dogs.  For more information, visit the Morris Animal Inn website, call 973-539-0377, or email info@morrisanimalinn.com.

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Boonton Main Street Presents “First Friday Late Night: Go Red” Feb 6th

FirstFriday_LogoExperience Boonton Main Street’s historic downtown! Businesses will be open late for an evening of sales, socializing, dining, art, and shopping. First Friday Late Night: Go Red will be held in honor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day for women’s heart health.Visitors are encouraged to wear red to First Friday and to post photos on social media using the hashtags #BoontonGoRed and #BoontonFF!

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Date: Friday, February 6, 2015 from 5-9 PM
Address: Main Street, Boonton, NJ
Cost: Free

Official Press Release:

Boonton Main Street, Inc. will host First Friday Late Night: Go Red along Main Street in Boonton on Friday, February 6, from 5-9 PM. The theme for February’s First Friday will be in honor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day for women’s heart health. Go Red for Women is a movement across the US to encourage women to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

This evening is a great opportunity to experience Main Street’s unique shops, amazing art galleries, and fabulous restaurants. Visitors can enjoy dining, shopping, art galleries, sales, specials, live music, and entertainment as they stroll Boonton’s historic downtown district.

First Friday Late Night: Go Red is sponsored by Saint Clare’s Health System, which has hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, and Dover, and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties. Saint Clare’s will be offering heart magnets for the event that will be available at the Boonton Main Street office (620 Main Street).

“Saint Clare’s Health System is pleased to support Boonton Main Street’s First Friday Go Red, which highlights the importance of cardiovascular care, especially among women in the United States,” said Stephanie Galloway, spokeswoman for Saint Clare’s Health System. “At Saint Clare’s, the community has access to advanced cardiovascular services, including catheterization lab, 24/7 Primary Stroke Center, and emergency angioplasties, as well as education and support.”

“We love that we are kicking off 2015 First Fridays with Saint Clare’s Health System as our sponsor for February Go Red,” said Boonton Main Street Executive Director, Chris Manzella. “We are honored that we have such a pillar of the community as our sponsor, which was recently recognized with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group for the sixth consecutive time for patient safety.”

Go Red pins will be for sale at the Boonton Main Street office, with donations benefitting The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Visitors to Boonton Main Street during First Friday Late Night are encouraged to wear red and to share photos on social media using the hashtag #BoontonGoRed and #BoontonFF.

First Friday Late Nights are a monthly program put on by Boonton Main Street, Inc. to provide retailers and the community a venue to convene to share in the joy of all that the Boonton Main Street district has to offer. It continues the year long sentiment of Shop Small that has become the mantra of downtown shopping districts across the US.

For more information about the evening’s events please visit: http://www.BoontonMainStreet.org. To learn more about Saint Clare’s Health System and its services and programs, please visit: http://www.saintclares.org.

About Boonton Main Street Inc:


Boonton Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and revitalizing the historic downtown shopping district of Main Street, Boonton, NJ. The organization is located at 620 Main Street, Boonton, NJ.

Contest Ends this Monday! Win Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The BBBF will feature 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP and great food from 4 area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten.Full beer list and menu coming soon. UNLIMITED TASTINGS! This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Plus Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be started TODAY. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. I will also be doing a Twitter contest at a later date.

Here’s How to Enter the Facebook Contest:
1. You must “like” New Jersey Isn’t Boring and The Big Brew Beer Festival on Facebook. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must SHARE the status and LIKE and COMMENT on it as well. If you do not like it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015;  2 sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60,, VIP $85, $10 DD
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!

Buy tickets HERE
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WIN Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival on February 21st

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The BBBF will feature 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP and great food from 4 area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten.Full beer list and menu coming soon. UNLIMITED TASTINGS! This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Plus Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be started TODAY. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. I will also be doing a Twitter contest at a later date.

Here’s How to Enter the Facebook Contest:
1. You must “like” New Jersey Isn’t Boring and The Big Brew Beer Festival on Facebook. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must SHARE the status and LIKE and COMMENT on it as well. If you do not like it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015;  2 sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60,, VIP $85, $10 DD
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!

Buy tickets HERE
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

For more beer events check out the NJIB section for Beer Events

Join Morris Animal Inn’s Canine Cardio Fitness Camp from Jan 12 – 16, 2015

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The Morris Animal Inn’s Canine Cardio Fitness Camp is January 12th to the 16th and it will be filled with fun and fitness for your pet. Participants will workout on the canine treadmill, swim laps in our indoor heated pool, do dog yoga, eat a healthy treat, keep busy with group and private play sessions and so much more!

From January 12-16, a dog can join the Morris Animal Inn  for a day, a few days, or a week of fitness and fun. Their fit camp promotes an active lifestyle, healthy eating, and a bit of relaxation. Activities for the week include:

· Doga (Dog Yoga for stretching and relaxation)Morris Animal Inn_AH_02
· Doggie Massage
· Treadmill Cardio Sessions
· Trails Runs
· Group & Private Play Sessions
· Indoor Swim Sessions
· Healthy treats & tips to take home
· …and much more!

Their fit camps are specifically tailored to each and every pet participant. Whether someone has a pudgy pooch or a pet that is fit and full of energy, the next Canine Cardio Fitness Camp is a can’t miss event.

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Each dog that attends for the week will receive a report card with their weight results, waist measurements, and achievement highlights.

Cost is $59 per day or $249 for the week.

Anyone interested should call 973-539-0377 to reserve a spot!

Dates: January 12th – 16th, 2015
Address: 120 Sand Spring Road, Morristown, NJ

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About Morris Animal Inn:

Party events will be customized to fit your pet’s personality (private or group).

Morris Animal Inn is a family owned and operated luxury pet resort in Morristown, New Jersey, for cats and dogs.  For more information, visit the Morris Animal Inn website, call 973-539-0377, or email info@morrisanimalinn.com.

Also, this video is adorable:

Dover Little Theatre Presents Third Annual Holiday Jamfest

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Dover Little Theatre welcomes back, for the third time, Holiday JamFest! This amazing production features tap performances by some of the area’s leading tap dancers and a live jazz band. This event is always a crowd pleaser and a wonderful time. This event is organized by and features the talents of Jeff Foote. $20 adults; $15 students and seniors.

Buying tickets prior to the show is highly recommended as this show sells out.

Jamfest runs Dec 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and Dec 14 at 2 p.m.

Dates: December 12th & 13th, 2014
Address: 69 Elliott Street, Dover , New Jersey
Cost: $20 adultss, $15 students and Seniors. Get Tickets Here, or call (973) 328-9202
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About the Dover Little Theatre

Many people are unaware of an intimate little theatre nestled in the hills of Dover called, of all things, The Dover Little Theatre. We are always shocked when folks walk in for the first time stating that they are long-time residents of Dover or surrounding towns and never heard of us! Well, truth be told, in most cases, we’ve been here longer than they have been. We’ve just been waiting for them… The theatre itself seats 100 people, allowing audiences one of the most intimate theatre experiences in Morris County. DLT produces four mainstage productions per season, utilizing the talents of local actors, actresses, producers, directors and many other volunteers.

DLT was established in 1933 through the efforts of a dedicated group of theatre enthusiasts who sought to establish a “home” for theatrical arts and artists. The first season (1933/34) included three plays, one of which was “Lady Windermere’s Fan” (pictured). Since then, over 300 successive plays have been produced!

Address: 69 Elliott Street, Dover , New Jersey
Phone: 212 868 4444
Website: http://www.doverlittletheatre.org/

Holiday Photo Shoot to Benefit Make a Wish NJ @ Morris Animal Inn – Sat, Nov 15, 2014

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Join the Morris Animal Inn  for their annual holiday pet photo shoot on November 15th from 10am to 2pm. A portion of the proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® New Jersey. Cost is $15 which includes a 5×7 and $10 of it goes to Make-A-Wish® New Jersey.

In addition, they are donating 10% of the proceeds from retail sales that day to Make-A-Wish® New Jersey as well. Theirprofessional photographer is Hugo Juarez. He has a gallery of photo items to choose from such as cards, key chains, tote bags, etc. Attendees choose either the Santa Scene or the Winter Scene. They also have a bunch of holiday clothing for their pets so if they do not have a holiday outfit and would like borrow one of theirs! Anyone interested should call 973-539-0377 to reserve a spot. Refreshments will be served.

Date: November 15th, 2014;  10am to 2pm
Address: 120 Sand Spring Road, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $15

Like on them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @MorrisAnimalInn

About Morris Animal Inn:

Party events will be customized to fit your pet’s personality (private or group).

Morris Animal Inn is a family owned and operated luxury pet resort in Morristown, New Jersey, for cats and dogs.  For more information, visit the Morris Animal Inn website, call 973-539-0377, or email info@morrisanimalinn.com.

Also, this video is adorable: