It promises to be something for everyone when the Bayonne Home Town Fair opens this weekend and brings the community out for some fun rides, delicious food, and activities for the kids.
On Sat, June 6, 11 am-7 pm, and Sun, June 7, 12-6 pm, 22nd to 24th Streets (along Del Monte Drive) in Bayonne will be packed with more than 60 vendors and non-profits, children’s rides, games and plenty of entertainment. A soundstage will be set up in the parking lot in front of the Polish American Club, and Kiddie Town near the Mini Golf Course will attract kids of all ages. Continue reading FAMILY FUN AT THE BAYONNE HOMETOWN FAIR→
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. .
Bayonne’s Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided the City of Bayonne with updated information on the Bayonne Bridge construction project. Continue reading Bayonne Bridge Update→
New Jersey Turnpike Authority Officials, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis The Bayonne City Council, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, New Jersey State Senator Sandra Cunningham, Assemblyman Charles Mainor,Jersey City Deputy Director Vivian Brady-Philips broke ground on Wednesday, March 11th for the $310 million NJ Turnpike Authority’s Interchange 14 A Improvement Project.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has advised the City of Bayonne concerning the latest developments in the Bayonne Bridge construction project.
The assembly of the gantry is 95% complete. The gantry will have a load and performance test on December 8. This gantry will carry the pre-cast roadway slabs to the new piers. The piers are the columns that will hold up the roadway. The crane height will start at 120 feet and then grow to 300 feet once it gets closer to the Kill Van Kull. The crane started constructing new piers on November 14 near Margaret Street and 5th Street. The gantry base is at 6th Street and travels the entire length of the bridge. Sometime this fall, another crane will be in service working on the south end of Bayonne near 1st Street. Continue reading Bayonne Bridge Construction Update from the City of Bayonne→
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Fire Chief Greg Rogers, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, U.S. Rep. Albio Sires and U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. Bayonne City Council members, Firemen assigned to the new firehouse and Bayonne’s first female firefighter Cailin Brodel, a 2nd grade class all wearing fire hats from Nicholas Oresko School,Bayonne superintendent of schools Patricia McGeehan and members of the public were in attendance for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bayonne’s 10, 600 Sq.ft. 4.1 million dollar new Firehouse.
The first to open in 40 years and the first standalone firehouse in over 80 years.
Located on Chosen Few Avenue the 160 ft wide fire house designed by RSC Archetics of Newark is a state of the art marvel with all kinds of high-tech equipment to keep the Bayonne community safe
for years to come.
Bayonne Bergen Point Festival to Ring in Halloween
River View Observer Staff Writer
As Halloween approaches, many of us are gearing up to have some bewitching fun as witches, goblins and things that go bump in the night. In Bayonne, the UEZ and Bergen Point merchants are preparing to scare up some local fun at the Bayonne Bergen Point Festival to be held on Sat, Oct. 18, from noon to 5 pm.
A community celebration, the festival, which will be held on Broadway from 5th to Cottage Streets will feature entertainment, more than 30 food vendors and lots of fun things for the kids like rides, balloon sculptures, temporary tattoos, sand art, face painting and more. Continue reading BAYONNE MERCHANTS AND UEZ SHARE THE FUN→
When you walk into Bayonne Family Dental – one of five dentist offices in Hudson under the umbrella Dental Groups of New Jersey – don’t be surprised to see smiling kids looking forward to seeing their dentist. That’s right. Kids who want to see the dentist are not a rare sighting at Bayonne Family Dental. That’s because Dr. Peter Fuentes and Dr. Salvatore Pavone, the two partners overseeing the dental practice, aim to keep their offices a no cry zone. They want children – and adults – to feel as comfortable as possible in their spacious offices.
The expansive Bayonne office on the corner of 55th Street and Kennedy Boulevard features 10 treatment rooms and offices for seven dentists on rotating schedules. The multi-specialty dental practice provides orthodontics (braces) sedation dentistry, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and its specialty – pediatric dentistry. Dr. Fuentes and Dr. Pavone previously practiced in Bayonne on 43rd Street and Avenue “B” when they took over for Dr. Morton Berenbaum, who retired after 35 years of specializing in pediatric dentistry. Continue reading No Cry Zone: Kids (and Adults) are All Smiles at Bayonne Family Dental→
Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the Shop Bayonne Property Tax Reward Program will be launched in early August. The program will encourage people to shop locally by providing property tax credits for homeowners and rebate checks for renters, every time they patronize local participating merchants. Mayor Smith said, “Bayonne stores and professional services need to increase their numbers of customers, and Bayonne property owners want to reduce their tax bills. The Shop Bayonne Card will achieve both goals. We are very excited about this program, which will be a win-win for the people and the businesses of Bayonne. It is also important to mention that this program has no cost to our City. Bayonne Community Bank has sponsored this initiative.”