Bayonne Bridge Daily Schedule: January 16 - 21, 2017

Administration - 1/13/2017 3:48:00 PM

Monday, Jan 16 – 9am – 3pm Closure
Monday, Jan 16 – 7pm – 5am closure
Tuesday, Jan 17 – 9am – 3pm Closure
*Tuesday, Jan 17 – 7pm – 5am closure
Wednesday, Jan 18 – 9am – 3pm Closure
*Wednesday, Jan 18 – 7pm – 5am closure
Thursday, Jan 19 – 9am – 3pm Closure
*Thursday, Jan 19 – 7pm – 5am closure
Friday, Jan 20 – 9am – 3pm Closure
Friday, Jan 20 – 9pm closure 

Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform an Extended Friday Closure (EFC). The bridge will close at 9pm Friday, January 20, and reopen by 10pm Saturday, January 21.

Division of Recreation Awarded Basketballs from SNY Play Ball Program

Recreation - 1/10/2017 10:48:00 AM

The Division of Recreation awarded basketballs from the SNY Play Ball Program!

SNY Play Ball is a cross sports initiative that supports youth baseball, softball, football and basketball programs in the New York metropolitan area through unique and comprehensive contributions.

SNY has awarded over 500 basketballs to area youth leagues.

The basketballs will be used towards the Division of Recreation Elementary Basketball League and the Special Needs Sports Program.

For more information on Recreation programs, please contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.

New Recycling Containers at City Hall

Recycling & Waste - 1/10/2017 10:03:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne has acquired forty new blue and green recycling containers for use at City Hall.  Making use of a Clean Communities Grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the Bayonne Department of Public Works purchased twenty containers for paper, and twenty for cans and bottles.  During the first week of January, Public Works employees placed the new containers in various hallways and offices in civilian departments, the Police Department, and the Fire Department.  The forty new recycling containers have replaced a much smaller number of recycling barrels for cans and bottles that the City had acquired in the 1990’s.  Until now, City Hall maintenance personnel have often had to separate recyclable items by hand from regular garbage. The City Administration’s goal is to keep cans, bottles, and paper out of the same waste stream as regular garbage. Mayor Davis said, “The purpose behind acquiring the new containers is to enhance our recycling efforts.  By recycling more goods, we can decrease the number of items going into expensive landfills.”

After evaluating the usage of the new recycling containers, the City of Bayonne may purchase additional ones in the future.

The purchase of the first round of new recycling containers has cost the City about $4,000 of the total of $121,435.27 in Clean Communities funding.  These grants help municipalities and counties conduct a variety of anti-litter activities.

The City of Bayonne has used the current Clean Communities grant for trash receptacles, leaf bags, equipment, work gloves, clean-ups, summer seasonal workers, and related administrative costs. Clean Communities funds also assist monthly clean-ups by the Bayonne Nature Club and the annual Clean Shores program, in which state prisoners remove debris from Bayonne’s shorelines.

Clean Communities grants are funded by a legislated user fee on manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors that produce litter-generating products.  Disbursements to municipalities are based on the number of housing units and miles of municipally owned roadways within each municipality.  The housing unit information is from the U.S. Census.  The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) provided the road mileage for Bayonne to the NJDEP.

Activities funded by Clean Communities grants across the state include clean-ups of stormwater systems that can disperse trash into streams, rivers, and bays; beach clean-ups; public information and education campaigns; and purchases of litter collection equipment such as receptacles, recycling bins, anti-litter signs, and graffiti removal supplies.

The State of New Jersey created the Clean Communities Program in 1986.

Division of Recreation Special Needs Sports Program - Upcoming Events & Activities!

Recreation - 1/6/2017 12:32:00 PM

OPEN GYM - Sunday, January 8th, from 12pm to 1pm,at Rich Korpi Arena, Pillo Hockey, soccer, and more!

INDOOR SOCCER - Sunday, January 15th, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, at Rich Korpi Arena.

DANCE - Saturday, January 21st, from 4:30pm to 5:00pm, teaming up with DANCE WITH ME STUDIOS, for a Dance Class! Class to take place in the Dance studio on the 2nd floor at the Rich Korpi Arena.

SUPERBOWL PARTY/FOOTBALL EVENT - Sunday, February 5th, Time TBA, at Rich Korpi Arena. Participants will have the opportunity to go through a football obstacle course, try on football uniforms, and more! Pizza will be served and the Dietitian from Inserra Shoprite will also be on site to help everyone make a Super Bowl snack!

FIELD TRIP - SENSORY-FRIENDLY BUBBLE SHOW - Sunday, February 19th - Rahway, NJ. Showtime 2:00pm. Union County’s Sensory Friendly Theatre series explores the wonders of science in the dynamic and uniquely funny live performance of Bubble Trouble on stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ. A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages.
For each of the performances in Union County’s Sensory Friendly Theatre series the theatre environment at the Union County Performing Arts Center is adjusted to provide a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families.

For more information, please contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.

"Bayonne My Town Night!" with the New Jersey Devils!

AAA - 1/4/2017 4:38:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Division of Recreation announce "Bayonne My Town Night!" with the New Jersey Devils!

The New Jersey Devils will honor Bayonne on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Prudential Center. The Devils take on the Buffalo Sabres at 7:00pm.

After the game, everyone will have an opportunity to take a shot from the blue line!

Transportation will be provided to and from the game. Transportation is optional.

Tickets are $15.00 and includes transportation. Transportation will leave from the lower level of 16th Street Park.

Deadline for ticket requests is Monday, January 30, 2017.

Anyone interested in attending may register in the Division of Recreation, City Hall Room #13, Monday though Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Payment may be made in cash, check or money order. Checks and money orders made payable to "City of Bayonne."

For further information, please contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM

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