BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s 6th Annual Hometown Fair has been canceled, according to organizers. The annual event had been scheduled for June 5-6.

In a Facebook message Carissa Golomb, who serves as the volunteer president of the event, said that the announcement came with “a heavy heart.”

Long a favorite annual event for Bayonne residents the Hometown Fair was brought back in 2015 with the support of Mayor Jimmy Davis after local business owner Carrissa Golomb of Reese’s Hair Pieces started a petition of support saying she “loved going as a child,” and wanted to create the same memories with her own children.

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Covid-19 has been an unfortunate roadblock for each and every one of us in a variety of ways,” Golomb said.  “Businesses, big and small, have had to shut down or completely reconfigure their services. Most significantly, individual people have had to face indescribable battles. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with them every day.”

Because of uncertainty surrounding what restrictions will remain in place in the coming weeks and months, there is not, yet, a new date, however, Golomb assured, “it will continue to be a community event” 

“We look forward to seeing you all - in person - next year where we can celebrate our great city freely and without worry.”

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