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.

There will also be a Doggie Costume Contest at 12 noon (registration starts at 11:30 am) with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards going to pooches in creative costumes.

“We hope everyone will come join the Bergen Point Merchants for a fun-filled community event that will showcase the magic that is once again returning to the Bergen Point Shopping District,” Terrence Malloy of the UEZ says.

Along with the fun activities for kids, local artists will be displaying their work and for entertainment, two musical acts, a dance show and a DJ will be performing. Lots of food vendors are participating and the Bayonne Medical Center will be there to offer free health screenings.

In addition, the Windmill Alliance is hosting an antique car show just across from the event on 5th Street.

“Our goal is to showcase the Bergen Point District as a place to shop, dine, live and do business,” Malloy says. “By hosting a family/community event, the merchants are hopeful that Bayonne residents, as well as residents from surrounding communities, will rediscover a hidden gem in Bayonne known as the Bergen Point District.”

 If you go:

Sat, Oct. 18, 12 noon-5 pm

Bayonne Bergen Point Festival

Broadway, from 5th to Cottage Streets


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