Registration Set for Young Children’s Library Programs

Library - 4/24/2019 10:51:00 AM

Mayor James Davis and Library Director J.P. Porcaro are happy to announce that registration for young children’s storytime programs will be held at the Bayonne Public Library.  These programs are geared for children ages 18 months up to 6 years old.  Registration will take place from Monday, May 6, to Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Children’s Room in the library. Proof of Bayonne residency is required at registration. 

The programs will begin the week of May 28, 2019.  Mayor Davis said, “This is an exciting line-up of children’s programs.  Several of them are brand-new, while others are old favorites.  I would like to thank Library Director JP Porcaro and the library staff for offering a great combination of both new and continuing programs for the children of Bayonne.”

The programs will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Parents MUST remain in the library building during the programs.

On Tuesdays, Drama Play will take place from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.. There will be Creative Movement, songs, and hands-on activities.

Around the World at BPL will take place on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.. The children will visit different countries by reading,coloring, or crafting.

We will  have Parent/Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.. This program is for children 2-3 years old.

On Wednesdays the Lapsit Program will take place from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.. There will be stories, fingerplays, movement, socialization and creative play with toys. The children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. There is NO registration required or this program.     

The Book Club will take place on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The children will choose a book to read and will create an art project related to the book.        

We will have Crafternoon from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The children will create seasonal or everyday crafts

On Thursdays from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. there will be Game On!  There will be board games, stories, and social play.

The program Oh the Places We Will Go! Will take place on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  The children will visit communities through storytelling and will interact with community helpers.

The Bayonne Public Library is located at 31st Street and Avenue C.

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.

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