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Bayonne 5th Annual Chili -Cookoff February 23rd, 2024

The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The City of Bayonne and The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (BUEZ) in hosting the much-anticipated 2024 CHILI-COOK OFF!
This is their 5th Chili-Cook Off and without a doubt, the most fun you’ll have this winter!  It’s a night of music,with the Jalapeno’ Trio, also mingling, dancing, laughter and tons of great food!
The public’s support is vital to the success of this event and will ultimately help enable the Chamber of Commerce to bring programs and resources to the business community of Bayonne.

The Jalapeno’ Trio


Set-up must be complete and ready to serve by 5:30 P.M.
Teardown and cleanup must be completed by 9:45 P.M.

  • This is a ticketed event, open to the public. It is FREE for contestants in the tasting competition!
  • This is a fun cook-off and there are no rules for the definition of “Chili” and its contents.  Anything goes!
  • You must maintain a core cooking temperature of 155 degrees and serving temperature of 135 degrees.
  • Any known, common allergens used in preparation must be noted (i.e. seafood or nuts)
  •  You must provide your own thermometer which will be checked throughout the evening.
  • Gloves must be worn by your team members and multiple serving utensils used to prevent cross contamination. All equipment, food, and supplies stored must be at least 6 inches off the floor.
  • USDA approved sources of meat required and no more than 4 team members. Each contestant must provide a minimum 5 GALLONS of chili (250 people are expected).
  • Please label the spice factor of your chili, i.e. Mild, Medium, Hot, or Atomic.
  • Your chili must be made prior to the event at a legal, commercial kitchen, establishment, or restaurant that day. No home cooking whatsoever, or you will be disqualified.  
  • Contestants are also responsible for supplying warming dishes, utensils, foods, spices, table decorations, etc. Electricity will not be available for crock-pots. A restaurant size table will be provided for each contestant to represent & serve their chili.
  • Themes, costumes, and decorations are encouraged. An award for Best Dressed Table Display!
  • Judging will take place by Culinary Expert(s). The provider of the best tasting chili, as determined by the judge(s), will be awarded first, second, and third prizes and FREE publicity, along with bragging rights!
  • As a trade-off for your efforts and delicious chili, the organizers will promote the event, along with each participating contestant via social and traditional media outlets.

To be a contestant, please send an email to [email protected], or call 551-263-7503. A member of our committee will gladly assist you with your application.
It is FREE to sign up! DEADLINE to submit applications is February 17th.  SPACE IS LIMITED!

February 23, 2024
6:00 pm – 10:00pm


$40.00 per person
Please register online at www.bayonnechamber.org

City of Bayonne Still Accepting Sponsors and Volunteers for Earth Day Clean-Up on April 27

            Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne is still accepting volunteers and sponsors for the citywide Earth Day clean-up that is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Mayor Davis said, “We would be happy to accept both individual volunteers and groups.  We would like to encourage businesses, organizations, clubs, and others to form groups to participate in the clean-up.”  He continued, “We would also be happy to accept individual volunteers. If they are interested, we can place individuals in areas that already have groups formed for the clean-up.”

            Several local businesses have become sponsors of the clean-up and the post-event party from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park.  The park is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay. The celebration will include hot dogs and ice cream.  A DJ will provide musicA bouncy ride will be available.

Teams will be asked to take photos of the garbage bags collected.   The team with the highest number of filled bags will be invited to join Mayor Davis for lunch. 

Mayor Davis thanked the businesses that have sponsored the Earth Day activities so far: BCB Community Bank, Catchmaster, Hispano American Travel, Fun Time Inflatables, IMTT, PAL, RWJ Barnabas Health, Rose Kellner’s Allstate Insurance Agency, Vital Signs, Inserra Shop-Rite, the MJ Property Group, and the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce.  Earth Day is also sponsored by the City of Bayonne’s Department of Public Works and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ).  Other sponsors would be welcome.

            Anyone interested in volunteering for the clean-up, or who would like to sponsor Earth Day, should contact Camille Burgos or Dee Dee Bottino in the UEZ Office at 201-858-6357 or by e-mail at [email protected].   

CHILLY-CHILI-BANG-BANG- Bayonne Heats Winter Brrrs with Chili Contest

  Bayonne Heats Winter Brrrs with Chili Contest

  Family Fun; Contestants Vie for Champ Title


By Sally Deering

Chili Chili Bang Bang  

If you’ve got a hankerin’ for some hot stuff to warm these frigid cold nights, then mark your calendar for Bayonne’s first ever Chili Cook Off Competition, where 15 professional chefs plan to do whatever it takes to walk away with the title of Best Chili Champ of Bayonne!


Bayonne 1st Annual Chili Cook Off

As temps drop to single digits, Bayonne will be heating up its pots and pans for the First Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest to be held Friday, Jan. 19th, from 6:30-11 pm at the Polish American Home on 22nd Street in Bayonne. There, residents and friends will taste the offerings of 15 qualified chefs competing for best chili recipe, but Chili Cook-Off attendees beware: this cook-off promises to bring on the hot stuff with crates of chili peppers, ladles of Cayenne and Cumin seasonings and gallons of tongue-lashing hot sauce guaranteed to set your taste-buds on fire. Continue reading CHILLY-CHILI-BANG-BANG- Bayonne Heats Winter Brrrs with Chili Contest

Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne

Seven Works of Art Unveiled

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. 

               Recently, local artists and City officials unveiled a series of seven works of art that are located on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes between 5th Street and 9th Street.  The art program is administered by Bayonne’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ).  Continue reading Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne

Art in Bayonne Unveiling of Art on Utility Boxes and Fire Boxes

Art in Bayonne, brought out an enthusiastic group of art lovers who visited Bridge Art Gallery at 7th and Broadway for the unveiling of  art on Bayonne’s Utility and Fire Poles on Thursday, October 12th.
Artists  Jeff Ware, Stephanie Petersen, Gary Waynans, Maria Lupianez, Samantha Llanes and Tiffany Dancy were selected to 
create art on various utility boxes and fire poles in the Bergen Point section of Bayonne 

Art in Bayonne
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis with Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone Director Terrence Malloy told the participants at the Art Installation that this program was the first of many to beautify Bayonne

Under the direction of Bayonne’s Mayor Jimmy Davis and created

by Bayonne UEZ Director Terrence Malloy and Assistant
Director Dee Dee Bottino the call went out looking for artist interested in creating art on Bayonne’s Utility Boxes and Fire Poles.
The art installation was made possible through the efforts of the Bayonne Municipal Council, The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone Corporation, Bridge Art Gallery (Cheryl and Chris Mack) Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs and Bayonne Mayor James Davis.
Both Mayor Davis and UEZ Director Malloy assured the participants that this current art program was the first of many to come to beautify Bayonne.
The artists work can be seen at these locations
Art in Bayonne
Tiffany Dancy (Broadway & 5th Street)
art in bayonne
Jeff Ware  (Broadway & 7th Street)
with two locations and Broadway & Cottage Street 
art in bayonne
Maria Lupianez (Broadway and Cottage Street)
Gary Wynans (Cottage Street)

art in bayonne
Stephanie Petersen with Bayonne Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Ms. Petersen’s two children, Stephanie Petersen, Bayonne First Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter and Bayonne Councilman at Large Juan Perez

Stephanie Petersen (8th Street & Broadway)
art in bayonne
Samantha Llanes  (9th Steet & Broadway)


Now in its fifth  week Music Broadway Bayonne Oct. 6 2017 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 five   participating  restaurants and Bistro and Tavern  for Friday, October 6th, 2017


Music Broadway Bayonne Oct. 6 2017


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


Music Broadway Bayonne September 8 2017




Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, May 12th, 2017 is sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.

Music Broadway Bayonne May 12 2017

Live Music on Broadway now in its 20th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night May 12th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments

Music Broadway Bayonne  

 Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm    George Orlando 
Butero’s 184 Broadway                                        7pm               Rob & Scott 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm    Greg Aulden 
 Kuhl’s Tavern  53 Prospect Ave………5:00pm         Orville Davis 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…           7pm           Beeman & Bannon 
Mona Lisa  165 Broadway                         6:00 pm     Domino Effect 
Perk Up Cafe  317 Broadway                   6:30 pm     Next Week 
The Rock  206 Broadway                               6pm    Piano Bill & Jennie 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm        Main Street 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

River View Observer Mother’s Day Online Guide

For All She Does-Getting Mom the perfect Gift
Our Online Mother’s Day Guide for taking Mom to Dinner or buying her that perfect gift. Check out the participating merchants websites by clicking on their links
to find out more about their services.