Participating food vendors will include: Chavas; Mozzarepas; House of Cupcakes; Two Crepe; Angry Archies; Glazed and Confused; No Forks Given; Little Sicilian; Koro Koro; Carnival Concessions; Soda City; Jersey Johnny; Amanda Bananas; Taste of Poland; Cubano X-Press; Jimmy Dawns; Pizza Vita; Venti Italian Sandwiches; Hormans Pickles; John’s Catering; Kimchi Grill; Just Delicious Kettle Corn; Philly Fry; The Thai Elephant; Cold Stone Creamery; Athens Delite; Mac Truck; Just Like Mom; Philly Pretzel; and Incrediballs.
Mayor Davis said, “The food truck festival will offer people a day to try food from the best food trucks in New Jersey. We look forward to seeing both Bayonne residents and out-of-town visitors at this special event. The festival will welcome people to Avenue E to celebrate the spring and to see how great Bayonne is.” Mayor Davis continued, “The City of Bayonne encourages people to arrive by Light Rail at the 22nd Street Station. It will be an easy way to come to the festival and see what Bayonne has to offer.”
In addition to the food trucks, the event will include childrens’ rides, sand art, live music, and a beer and wine garden for the adults. The musical entertainment will include concerts by The Nerds and The Suyat Band. A stage for performances will be set up at 23rd Street and Avenue E.
Playing the hits of classic rock and roll, The Nerds deliver an exciting, edgy, and totally fun show. Break your glasses, fix them with a Band-Aid, and come out to enjoy New Jersey’s zaniest bunch of cover rock stars – The Nerds!
The Suyat Band delivers high-energy hits from yesterday and today with rock-solid musicianship and warm-hearted aloha spirit. The band is led by Hawaiian-born Matthew Suyat, a champion at the Apollo Theater and American Idol Top 24 Finalist.
For safety reasons, several “Road Closed,” “Local Traffic Only,” and “No Parking” signs will be posted in and around the affected portions of the Avenue E corridor. Variable message signs will also be used to announce information to motorists. Police and Fire Department vehicles will assist in creating safety perimeters for the event.
Admission to the festival is free. Members of the public will purchase their own choices of food, beverages, and children’s rides.
The rain date for the festival is the following day, Sunday, May 19. If the rain date is needed, the same hours and other information listed for May 18 would be in effect for May 19.
Parking lots will be available in several locations: Lots 6 and 7 – 23rd Street and Church Lane; Lots 8 and 9 – East 26th Street between Broadway and Avenue E; and the Barnabas Medical Center parking deck at 24th Street and DelMonte Drive. Public metered parking will also be available along the Broadway corridor.
Information about the food truck festival will be available online at https://www.njfoodtruckfest.com/bayonne/