Free Irish Concert at Bayonne Community Museum on Wednesday, October 23

            The Bayonne St. Patrick’s Parade Committee announced that it is sponsoring a concert featuring Dennis Gallery and Celtic Justice at the Bayonne Community Museum, 9th Street and Broadway, on Wednesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.  The concert is free of charge and is open to the public.  This will be the latest in a series of free cultural events sponsored by the parade committee, which sponsored the opening concert at the museum in 2012.

            The featured musicians will bring a variety of talents to the show at the museum.  Dennis Gallery, a native of the Bronx, grew up in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland.  He plays the guitar and has his own recording label, Snow Baby Music.  Jimmy Lavin is the band’s accordionist.  Tom “Muggs” Daly plays the drums and provides vocals.  The group plays an assortment of Irish popular and traditional music.

           The Bayonne Community Museum was constructed as the Bayonne Trust Company in 1912.  The City of Bayonne acquired the building from Fleet Bank eleven years ago.  Utilizing a series of grants, the municipality removed modern banking fixtures and a dropped ceiling from the building, and restored the interior walls and stained glass.  The former bank is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The museum is available for exhibits, performances, cultural events, and meetings.  The Celtic Justice concert is the latest of several bookings at the building in 2013.  For information on booking events at the museum, please call Pete Amadeo, Recreation Supervisor, Bayonne Department of Municipal Services, at 201-858-6129.

            Concert-goers are encouraged to use mass transit.  The Broadway Bus stops outside the building.  The Hudson Bergen Light Rail stops a block away at the 8th Street Station, which is located on West 8th Street between Broadway and Avenue C.  Light Rail connects with the PATH system at Hoboken Terminal, and at Pavonia-Newport and Exchange Place PATH stations in Jersey City.

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