Bayonne’s Culture Scene Takes Off -Art, Theater and New Outdoor Stage on the Rise
By Sally Deering
Jersey City’s culture scene just got some competition. It seems Bayonne, its Hudson sister to the south has been going through a renaissance of sorts. Art galleries, theater companies and now a new performing arts pavilion are giving the city a cultural facelift.
There’s the JCC of Bayonne’s Fine Art Gallery currently featuring A COUPLE OF IMAGES, paintings and photographs by Bayonne residents and artists Billy Zbylut and Patty Mulligan; the Art Circle of Bayonne at the Bayonne Community Museum which has a Spring Art Show underway featuring Bayonne artists; the new Bayonne Theater Company is hosting a gala on Thursday, May 21, with its first show THE MUSIC MAN in pre-production; and a Bayonne performing arts pavilion which will host local theater, music and dance groups, as well as stars like Willie Nelson is breaking ground in a few weeks. .
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided the City of Bayonne with updated information about the reconstruction of the Turnpike’s 14A toll plaza.
The first detour connected with the project will take place the week on May 11. Frontage Road, a west-east connector road north of the toll plaza, will be closed. More specific information will be announced. Other detours will take place in autumn 2015, and will be announced.
Bayonne Bridge Project updates announced by Mayor Jimmy Davis , the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided new information about the latest developments in the Bayonne Bridge construction project.
Tammy Blanchard loves her hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey. The Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actress makes no secret of her love for the City of Bayonne. Check any of her interviews and you will always find a reference to Bayonne and her love for the people and the places the City has to offer.
Ms. Blanchard co-star of the recently released INTO THE WOODS, and the soon to be released suspense film THE INVITATION stopped by Bayonne City Hall on Tuesday, April 28th and met with Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis.
Mayor Davis and Ms. Blanchard discussed the future of the arts in Bayonne and the Bayonne school system which Ms. Blanchard attended both grammar school and high school in Bayonne.
In 2014 Ms. Blanchard was inducted in to the Bayonne High School Hall of Fame for Arts & Entertainment.
All photos by River View Observer Photographer Steve A. Mack
On a hot July 1st day the City of Bayonne welcomed a new Mayor and City Council with a mass celebrated at St. Henry’s Church and then the official swearing in ceremony of Mayor -Elect James Davis and his City Council running mates: Sharon Nadrowski, Juan Perez Thomas Cotter, Salvatore Gullace, and Gary LaPelusa Councilman at Bayonne High School Auditorium.
Yesterday’s swearing -in ceremony presented some firsts in the History of Bayonne. Sharon Nadrowski, elected the first woman Council President and Juan Perez the first Latino to sit as a councilman in the history of Bayonne.
After receiving the oath of office from Senator Bob Menendez, Mayor Davis promised “Good, honest and open government in Bayonne.”
Menendez later said when speaking about the Mayor ” Mayor Davis that has a great ring to it.” which was met by a thunderous applause by the the family, friends of the new Mayor and his City Council.
Along with Senator Menendez, Congressman Albiro Sires was in attendance and many other current and former dignitaries and politicians from Hudson County.
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