Kids' Travel Club to go on Yankee Stadium Tour!

Recreation - 4/22/2019 10:45:00 AM

The Bayonne Recreation Division’s Travel club for Kids’ next trip will be to the Bronx for a tour of YANKEE STADIUM!

The Tour may include visits to Monument Park, New York Yankees Museum, the Yankee dugout, press box and access to the Bleacher Café in center field.

The trip to Yankee Stadium will be on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. The first 29 club members who return their permission slips will be guaranteed a spot on the bus. Please register early to avoid being turned away.
Seats are limited for the tour, and we can only take a total of 29 members!

Registration and Payment MUST BE in advance for this trip. Permission forms & Money for this trip is due by Friday, May 10th, 2019.


The club will have breakfast at McDonalds before the tour.

The Bus will be leaving the upper level of 16th St. Park (behind the handball court) at 8:15am SHARP! Sign-In will begin at 7:45am.

The bus will return at approximately 12:45pm.

The Kids' Travel Club is open to Bayonne residents, boys and girls, in the 1st through 8th grade.

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

Bayonne Bridge Schedule: April 22 - 26, 2019

Administration - 4/22/2019 9:58:00 AM

Monday, April 22 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Monday, April 22 – NO OVERNIGHT CLOSURE  

Tuesday, April 23 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
Tuesday, April 23 – NO OVERNIGHT CLOSURE  

Wednesday, April 24 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
Wednesday, April 24 – 9:00 PM - 5:00 AM OVERNIGHT CLOSURE  

Thursday, April 25 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
Thursday, April 25 – 9:00 PM - 5:00 AM OVERNIGHT CLOSURE  

Friday, April 26 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
Friday, April 26 – 11:59 PM Friday - 5:00 AM Monday CLOSURE

Next weekend, there will be a full closure of the bridge from Friday, April 26, at 11:59 PM to Monday, April 29, at 5:00 AM.

To receive real time traffic updates, register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at or follow the Bayonne Bridge on Twitter.

Local Streets & Ramps:

Bayonne, NJ - Margaret Street is closed until Spring 2019

Staten Island, NY -  Richmond Terrace, between Nicholas Avenue and Morningstar Road, is closed Monday thru Saturday, from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning, until June 2019; the Morningstar On-ramp to 440SB will be closed from Friday 11:59pm to Saturday 8am on the following nights: 4/26, 5/3, 5/17, 6/7; the Trantor Place On-ramp to the Bayonne Bridge will be closed all day Friday, April 26 - please follow the detour signs. 

Bayonne’s Annual Holocaust Memorial Program is Set for Thursday, May 2; Event Will Feature Man Who Was Hidden Child During World War II

Administration - 4/18/2019 3:29:00 PM

Bayonne’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Service is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., in the Dorothy Harrington City Council Chambers at 630 Avenue C.  The event is sponsored by the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of Bayonne and the Bayonne Interfaith Clergy, and is hosted by the City of Bayonne.  Mayor Jimmy Davis is the honorary chairman of the program.

The featured part of the program this year will be a video interview with Albert Hepner, who was a Jewish child hidden from the Nazis in several locations in Belgium during World War II.  Mr. Hepner, now a resident of New Jersey, will also be present for the program at City Hall.  He emigrated to the United States after World War II.  Mr. Hepner has worked as a business owner and adjunct professor in New Jersey.  He is the author of Avrumele, a memoir of his experiences as a hidden child.  With the help of an underground network, Mr. Hepner was moved several times between urban neighborhoods and the countryside, and between private homes and religious institutions, until his life was no longer in danger.  

At the service, prayers and reflections will be offered by representatives of  Jewish, Christian, and Islamic congregations.

Mayor Davis and other elected officials will present proclamations and offer brief remarks.  Members of Bayonne’s veterans’ groups will carry the colors and the banners of their posts.  Bayonne students will also participate in the processional.

Hara Benjamin-Garritano, a cantorial singer from Temple Emanu-El, will lead the singing of Hatikvah.  Alan Smulen, a cantorial singer from Temple Emanu-El and a baritone with the Opera Theatre of Montclair, will lead the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

The event will include a candle-lighting ceremony to remember the victims of the Holocaust. 

Elizabeth Hanna, the winner of the Holocaust writing contest at Bayonne High School, will read from her work.  She will receive an award sponsored by the Preminger and Epstein families.

Arnold Wendroff is President of the UJA Federation of Bayonne. Dr. Ellen Goldberg is the Executive Director of the UJA Federation and the Jewish Community Center.  Helene Kessel Nagiar and Joseph E. Ryan will co-chair the service.

For more than three decades, this memorial program has taken place in the City Council Chambers at 630 Avenue C, Bayonne.  The program is free and open to the public.

Summer Sounds by the Bay 2019 Schedule

Recreation - 4/18/2019 1:58:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announces the 2019 Summer Sounds by the Bay Concert Series!

The concerts will be held at the amphitheater at the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park, Wednesdays in July and August. All performances begin promptly at 7:00pm.

July 10th - "The Infernos"
Four decades of musical magic - the crowd will be dancing to the tunes of this entertaining group. From “Sinatra,” “Barry White”, “Earth Wind & Fire” and “Stylistics” to today’s hot sounds. They can do it all!!! Featuring vocalist Kenny Simmons, Robin DiLauri and newest member Walter Christopher.

July 17th - "Double Vision"
The ultimate Foreigner Experience. The band, comprised of some of the area’s best professional rock musicians, is dedicated to bringing the audience all of the hits of this iconic group!!

July 24th - Joey Arminio & The Family "Oldies Show"
All your favorite Doo Wop memories featuring all the great music and musical guests from the era of the 50’s & 60’s. The sounds of The Ronettes, Ronnie Spector, the Students, Neil Sedaka and many more!!

July 31st - "Moreno Fruzzetti & His Orchestra"
He has been called the “Ambassador of Italian music in America. His beautiful tenor voice and his interpretations of familiar Italian and American tunes has thrilled audiences throughout the United States and abroad.

August 7th - "New York Bee Gees"
This group is comprised of some of New York’s most talented performers and musicians. Their show delivers songs from every decade of the Bee Gees catalog from the early years to the disco years.

August 14th - "Amish Outlaws"
The band dressed in full Amish garb will entertain the crowd with their infectious joy and wide array of musical styles. From Johnny Cash to Jay Z, Lady Gaga to Snoop Dog, Pit Bull to Elvis Presley. They can do it all!!

August 21st - "Johnny Maestro Tribute Band"
This band, founded by Johnny’s wife Grace Mastrangelo, performs all of his top hits. This is the ultimate tribute to this iconic singer.

Any business interested in sponsoring the Summer Sounds music series should contact Recreation Supervisor Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or by e-mail at

On concert days, in the event of inclement weather, please call 201-471-7590, or visit, or view the City of Bayonne’s Facebook page to check the status of that night’s concert. In the event of rained-out concerts, the City of Bayonne would make every effort to reschedule the musical acts for later dates. Any rescheduled concerts would be announced as soon as circumstances might permit.

Mayor Davis Announces Progress for Ferry Plans & Schools in State of the City Speech

Community Development & Grants - 4/17/2019 3:58:00 PM

Before an audience of local business people, municipal officials, and others, Mayor Jimmy Davis delivered Bayonne’s annual State of the City address on April 16.  Speaking at a dinner sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Davis affirmed that ferry service for Bayonne remains “a top priority.”  He said that a Bayonne-to-New York ferry will be in operation next year for daily commuters.  Making use of a $650,000 federal grant, Mayor Davis announced that Bayonne will use a car ferry to serve as the docking and ticketing facility for the new commuter boat. 

After years of being underfunded by the State of New Jersey, Mayor Davis said, the Bayonne school system is receiving additional millions of state dollars, and will be offering full-day pre-Kindergarten classes for four-year-olds this autumn. 

Mayor Davis discussed recent construction and development in the community. He touted the completion of the 19 East apartment complex (East 19th Street) and the Hudson Flats at 14th St. and Broadway.  He also mentioned buildings under construction on Broadway, Avenue E, and the former Military Ocean Terminal.   The local chief executive pointed out that we have new restaurants, retail stores, and service businesses “opening virtually every week” in Bayonne. As a result of these openings, he said, “I do enjoy and take pride in being called ‘the ribbon-cutting mayor.’” Mayor Davis said that the recent opening of the Costco wholesale store was the result of “vision, planning, and hard work.”  Summarizing the development trends, Mayor Davis said, “Bayonne is the next new,” and “we are finally back on the map.” 

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