150th Celebration

Boonton’s 150th Birthday Celebration Weekend is this September!

Below is a list of the events taking place the weekend of September 22nd-24th. 

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Boonton 150th Birthday Reception at Historic Boonton Station 1904 (3pm-10pm)

Come celebrate our Town's 150th Birthday at the historic Boonton Station 1904 located at 202 Myrtle Avenue in Boonton. To lear more, visit Boonton Station.

Boonton's 150th Birthday Reception with more details

Doors open at 3 p.m. and a buffet will be served throughout the evening (10 p.m.).

Buffet items

  • Antipasti/cheese and meat platter
  • Crudite platter
  • Filet mignon on garlic toast
  • Fried calamari
  • Gnocchi Bolognese
  • Lemon chicken
  • Mini crab cakes
  • Mini tuna tartare tacos
  • Penne Absolut
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Sliders

Tickets & Events

  • Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.
  • $45 per ticket includes admission to Boonton Station, buffet and entertainment. Cash bar.
  • Tickets go on sale July 1st, 2017
  • Entertainment begins at 6pm with the band Frisky Business playing your favorite classic rock hits.
  • Local historic organizations will be on hand to showcase our town's history.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Russ Conn 150th Art Exhibit

Thanks to a generous donation by our local community hospital, Saint Clare’s Health, a selection of local artist Russel Conn's watercolors, featuring Main St. and other Boonton venues, which haven’t been seen in Boonton for 35 years, are being made available to the public for viewing. Lovingly and professionally  reproduced by John Castronovo's Boonton Main Street business, Techphoto, the art will be on display in the coming months to honor Boonton's 150th birthday. Currently 3 Main Street galleries (Broadfoot & Broadfoot, Speakeasy and Black River Gallery) are discussing the best way to make them available to the public. In addition, Saint Clare’s Health will be hosting an open house to view the originals at the hospital. Keep an eye out for more details around the Boonton Day Celebration weekend.

To learn more, view Saint Clare's website and Technical Photo website.

painting of orange building next to brown building

Bob Bogue 150th Art Exhibit

More thanks are in order to A. Lloyd Charlton who has loaned his collection of Bob Bogue paintings for display during the 150th celebration year. Featured in Lloyd's Book, The Artistry of Bob Bogue, more than 15 paintings were done over the last several years as Lloyd asked his old friend Bob (now in his 80s) to paint works of personal significance to Lloyd. Lloyd’s family history in Boonton dates back several generations. Keep an eye out for the Bogue collection during the September 150th Celebration weekend.

  • Historic walking tours
  • Scavenger hunt on Main Street
  • Time Capsule Internment

Sunday - September 24th, 2017

  • Annual Boonton Day: 150th Edition along historic Main Street and beyond  (activities and details to follow)
The Artistry of Bob Bogue with more details

Saturday - November 4th, 2017

The Boonton Elks Club will be holding a 150th celebration on November 4th, 2017. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7p.m.; and dancing with a live band and vocalist until 11 p.m. A cash bar will be available and tickets will go on sale starting September 1st, 2017 at the lodge on Friday evenings between 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., as well as through the Boonton Elks website. Information (the price and menu will be set shortly) may be obtained by emailing Boonton Elks Club or by calling 917-687-6282.

Elks behing blue circle with red star