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Babies & Books Program at the Bayonne Library

Library - 2/18/2019 11:58:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis and Library Director J.P. Porcaro are pleased to announce that there will be new Saturday program held at the library.

The program, “Babies and Books,” is a special time of stories, songs, and play.  This is a great opportunity for children to practice developing social skills, motor skills, and early literacy skills.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or a child care provider who will participate in the program.

The program will begin on March 2, 2019, at 10:30-11:15.  It will take place every other Saturday and will end on June 8, 2019

There is no registration required for this program.

Children’s Saturday Craft Program at the Bayonne Library

Library - 2/18/2019 11:45:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis and Library Director J.P. Porcaro are pleased to announce that there will be new Saturday craft programs held at the library.  The new program, “Make and Take,” is for children aged 6-8 years old.We will a read a story and then make a craft to take home. 

The program will begin on March 2, 2019, at 2:30 -3:15.  It will take place every other Saturday and will end on June 8, 2019.

Registration will take place February 25, beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be room for 20 children.  The children must be Bayonne residents.

Bayonne Library to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on March 6

Library - 2/18/2019 11:40:00 AM

Mayor  Jimmy Davis and Library Director J.P. Porcaro are pleased to announce  that the Bayonne Public Library will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The program will take place in the Children’s Room beginning at 3:30 p.m. The program will last about an hour.

The Cat in the Hat will visit and pose for pictures. We will also have Dr. Seuss Bingo and a Horton Hatches an Egg hunt.

Registration for the program will be the week of Feb. 25, 2019.  There is room for 20 children.  They must be Bayonne residents.

Registration Announced for New Library Children’s Programs

Library - 2/18/2019 11:35:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis and Library Director J.P. Porcaro are happy to announce new programs will be held at the Bayonne Public Library.  These programs are geared for children 4-6 years old. These programs will begin the week of March 12, 2019.

Beginning on Tuesdays, Just Kids Play will take place from 1:30-2:30. There will be Creative Movement, songs, and hands-on activities. Drama Play will take place from 4:00-5:00. The children will listen to Mother Goose rhymes and will create dramatic art to promote literacy.

On Wednesdays, the Lapsit Program will take place from 11:00-11:30. There will be stories, fingerplays, movement, socialization and creativeplay with toys. The children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. We will have Crafternoon from 1:30 – 2:30. The children will create seasonal or everyday crafts.

On Thursdays, from 2:00-3:00, there will be Mother Goose Rhymes. The children will create their own sing-a-long of rhymes. The program Oh the Places We Will Go! Will take place from 4:00-5:00.  The children will visit communities through storytelling and will interact with community helpers.

 Registration will take place from Monday, Feb. 25, through Fri., March 1, 2019. Proof of Bayonne residency is required to register.  Parents MUST remain in the build during the programs.

St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off Event on March 14 to Benefit BEOF

Recreation - 2/18/2019 11:22:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that there will be a St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off event to benefit the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF), Bayonne’s community action agency.  The event will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., at the Bayonne Masonic Lodge, 888 Avenue C.  A $35 donation to the BEOF will cover Irish food, beverages, and musical entertainment.  The live band will be The Screaming Orphans, a popular, four-woman group from County Donegal, Ireland.  The Screaming Orphans have their roots in Celtic music, and incorporate pop, rock, and international styles into their tunes. Mayor Davis said, “Throughout the year, the BEOF provides social services for seniors and people of all ages who are in need.  Please join us in celebrating the St. Patrick’s season by supporting the BEOF and enjoying The Screaming Orphans.”

The Screaming Orphans are the four Diver sisters from Bundoran in County Donegal.  In addition to their vocals, the group’s musical instruments include bass, violin, drums, keys, and accordion.  The band has toured in Europe, Africa, and North America.   Their hit song, “Taproom,” was named 2017 Folk/Pop/Rock Album of the Year by Folk ‘n’ Rock Magazine.

The event will feature an Irish soda bread contest.  First, second, and third place finishers will win Shop-Rite gift cards.  Raffles to benefit the BEOF will also take place at the event.

Interested parties should visit www.beof.org for information about purchasing reservations.  Anyone who would like to purchase a physical ticket may do so at the Office of the Mayor during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The lodge is located at 40th Street and Avenue C.



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