Unveiling of Works of Art in Downtown Bayonne: City officials joined artists and others for the unveiling of seven works of art that were painted on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes from 5th Street to 9th Street. Pictured here is one of the paintings, Aquarium, by Gary Wynans. It is located on Cottage Street, slightly east of Broadway. Pictured left to right: Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, Mayor Jimmy Davis, City Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Mr. Wynans, and First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter.
Bayonne Mayor James Davis is excited to announce that he has signed on to support the proposed Staten Island to Bayonne Aerial Gondola. Recently, Mayor Davis and Assemblymen Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-31) and John Wisniewski (D-19) met with representatives from the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) to discuss the project and how to advance it to the next phase –an engineering and feasibility study for the system.
“The City of Bayonne is always looking for innovative ways to improve our mass transit and when the SIEDC presented this idea to me I was intrigued. Thanks to their flexibility and adaptability, aerial gondolas really do present the next frontier of regional transit for the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area and are ideal for an urban environment such as Bayonne” said Mayor Davis. Continue reading Bayonne Mayor Davis Expresses Support for Staten Island-Bayonne Aerial Gondola→
Now in its Fourth week Music Broadway Bayonne sponsored by Bayonne Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone brings Music back to Broadway combining excellent venues with exceptional entertainment to make your Friday night out fun and local
See who’s performing at these six participating restaurants and Bistro and Tavern for Friday, September 29th
BAYONNE, NJ – Freelance journalist Joseph Passantino won eight awards from the Garden State Journalism Association in its 70th Annual Memorial Journalism Awards competition.
Three of his honors were for work performed for the Hudson Reporter newspaper group, and five were for the TAPinto Bayonne news website.
Passantino received the Hildy Johnson Award for his story, “Smack Surges in Hudson County,” which appeared in The Weehawken Reporter. The GSJA bestows the honor for the “outstanding print or broadcast news story of the year.”
Along with Hudson Reporter colleague Al Sullivan, Passantino took home a second-place award in the Print/Investigative Reporting category for “Electronic Cheating? School District Investigates Possible Smart Phone Cheats.” The story ran in the Bayonne Community News.
Passantino won second place in the Photography, Essay category for “Snow Daze; After the Blizzard,” which ran in the BayonneCommunity News. The photo series chronicled the city following a 20-inch snowfall.
For TAPinto Bayonne, Passantino won in the photography categories of Spot News, General News, and Portraits & Personalities.
In Spot News, he won first place for his photo titled “Sad Day,” taken following an apparent suicide in a downtown Bayonne park.
In General News, Passantino took both first and second places for “Just Super,” a picture of a super moon taken from The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, and for “A Tale of Two Bridges.”
In Portraits & Personalities, he again took the two top spots; for “My Turn,” where he captured the image of a child waiting anxiously for his father to share ice cream, and “May I Help You?”, a shot of a dog “manning” the counter in a veterinarian’s office.
The honors were presented for work completed in 2016.
Exciting Update Regarding Bayonne to Baytown Benefit Concert on Friday, September 22: Bayonne resident Award Winning Actress Tammy Blanchard will sign autographs with other celebrities and appear on stage and also appearing American Idol Star Jackie Nese will perform
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Bayonne resident Award Winning Actress Tammy Blanchard: Tallulah, Into the Woods, The Good Shepherd, Rabbit Hole and many other screen stage and television roles will be on hand for the Benefit Concert to sign autographs, appear on stage and lend a hand to support Bayonne in helping Baytown Texas.
Also American Idol star Jackie Nese and her dancers will be performing and signing autographs at the Bayonne to Baytown benefit concert on Friday, September 22. Jackie is a rising star who ignites the passion in her young hip audiences with every performance. Along with Nashville star Joe Bayer, The Blue Dawg Band, Rocco and the Mob, and various other performers, she will rock the house.
Now in it’s second week Music Broadway Bayonne sponsored by Bayonne Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone brings Music back to Broadway combining excellent venues with exceptional entertainment to make your Friday night out fun and local
See who’s performing at these seven participating restaurants and Bistro and Tavern for Friday, September 8th
Three days of Arts Events throughout Bayonne begin Sept. 7th
By Sally Deering
Bayonne is more than just a bridge that connects to Staten Island, and the Bridge Arts Festival directors Cheryl and Christopher Mack want to prove that with three days of arts events highlighting the city’s artists and artisans.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will present the Summer Sounds by the Bay concerts Wednesdays, from July 12 through August 23, at 7:00 p.m., weather permitting. The concerts will be held at the amphitheater on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park, which is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A complete Motown Revue, this exciting and talented band takes listeners through a fascinating recreation of the sounds of the Temptations, the Four Tops and many more. High energy, great harmony and fantastic dance steps will entertain your audience throughout the show.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Three decades of musical magic – the crowd will be dancing to the tunes of this entertaining group. From Barry White, The Duprees, Earth Wind & Fire, and Frank Sinatra to today’s hot sounds of Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, and Taylor Swift. They can do it all!!!
Visit the Bayonne Renaissance Festival on July 22nd for some Medieval Fun!
Where Pirates Sing, Knights Joust, and a Magician Breathes Fire in a Kilt
By Sally Deering
Theater troupes have a passion for costumed period pieces and the Bayonne Theater Company has gone back to the Middle Ages to bring Boho residents and visitors some rollicking medieval fun.
The 2nd annual Bayonne Renaissance Festival happens Sat, July 22nd from noon to 7 pm and much of the entertainment is a step back in time. For instance, when was the last time you witnessed a joust, watched a pirate sing and dance, or caught a Celtic Magician dressed in a kilt breathe fire? Continue reading HEAR YE, HEAR YE! COMETH TO BOHO FOR SOME FUNETH →
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Public Library is offering a series of nine free summer movies on most Wednesdays through August 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library. The building is located at 31st Street and Avenue C. There will be no film shown on Wednesday, July 5, since that date is during the July 4 holiday period.
The films to be shown include award winners and nominees, plus a selection of children’s movies that are not just for kids. The films intended primarily for children will be shown July 26 through August 16. Youngsters attending the children’s films must be accompanied by an adult. No children will be admitted for the adult selections.
The following films will be shown on Wednesdays:
July 12: La La Land. Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2hrs. 8 minutes.
Young Frankenstein is being shown as a tribute to Gene Wilder, who plays Dr. Frankenstein in the film. Singing in the Rain is being presented as a tribute to Debbie Reynolds, who plays Cathy Selden in the movie. Wilder and Reynolds both passed away in 2016.
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