Movies at the Library Series to Show The Greatest Showman on July 25

Library - 7/19/2018 12:16:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Public library is showing The Greatest Showman in its summer afternoon film series on Wednesday, July 25, at 1:00 p.m., in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library.  The building is located at 31st Street and Avenue C.

This musical film is inspired by P.T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the 19th century.  The movie received a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.  The Greatest Showman stars Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum.  The film is rated PG.  It has a running time of 1 hour, 45 minutes.

The films intended primarily for children will be shown in August.  Youngsters attending the children’s films must be accompanied by an adult.  No children will be admitted for the adult selections. 

The New York Bee Gees to Sing in Summer Sounds Concert on July 25

Recreation - 7/19/2018 11:27:00 AM

Mayor Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will present a Summer Sounds by the Bay concert on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., weather permitting.  On July 25, the New York Bee Gees will entertain us.  This group is composed of talented New York singers and musicians.  Their shows present songs from every decade of the Bee Gees from the early years to the disco period.  They will entertain Bayonne with stunning production, powerful vocals, and a professional stage presence. 

The concert will be held at the amphitheater on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park, which is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay.

The Summer Sounds concerts are sponsored by BCB Community Bank, Inserra Shop-Rite, the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce, and Bayonne Yellow Cab.  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.

Library Director to Lead “Wild” Story Time on Tuesday, July 24

Library - 7/17/2018 1:35:00 PM

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., Library Director JP Porcaro will lead a special story time at the Bayonne Public Library.  He will present the popular children’s picture book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  The event will include animal sing-along songs and crazy fun crafts.  This event is intended primarily for children from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Where the Wild Things Are is considered one of the greatest children’s picture books.  The story is about Max, a boy who dresses in a wolf costume.  He is sent to his bedroom as punishment after causing trouble.  His room is transformed into a jungle, and Max sails to an island inhabited by beasts who are called the Wild Things.

The book has sold more than ten million copies in the United States since it was first published in 1963.

This story time event will take place in the Children’s Room on the second floor of the library.  The library is located at 31st Street and Avenue C.

Bayonne Bridge Daily Schedule: July 16 - 20, 2018

Administration - 7/16/2018 11:50:00 AM

Monday, July 16 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Monday, July 16 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

Tuesday, July 17 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Tuesday, July  17 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

Wednesday, July 18 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Wednesday, July 18 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

Thursday, July 19 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Thursday, July 19 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

Friday, July 20 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
*Friday, July 20 – 11:59 pm Friday – 3:00 pm Sunday CLOSURE

Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will close at 11:59pm Friday, July 20, and will reopen by 3:00 PM Sunday, July 22.

Library to Host Micky Magic Show on July 19 to Promote Reading

Recreation - 7/12/2018 1:07:00 PM

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Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Public Library will host educational entertainer Micky Magic on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., in the O’Connor Gallery, on the second floor of the library.  A magician from Union City, Micky Magic will perform his new show, “Reading is Magic.”  

Come to the show and learn how reading is magic.  Micky can’t wait to perform his new tricks in front of a Bayonne audience.  He will give the children of Bayonne some new tricks to show how reading empowers everyone.  He will also read some cool stories.  

“Reading is Magic” is for children of all ages.  No registration is needed.  Participants in this program must be Bayonne residents.

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

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