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Encounter Magicians and Wandering Minstrels on Saturday in Bayonne

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The Crimson Pirates Credits: Crimson Pirates
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Dr. Charles Waldon of the Valhalla Pirates. Waldron is a chiropractor on 8th Street in Bayonne.
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BAYONNE, NJ – Bayonne takes a step back in time – several centuries, in fact – when it welcomes the first renaissance fair to be held in the city on Saturday, July 30 from 1 to 7 p.m. at DiDomenico/16th Street Park.

Attendees will see their share of period characters on that day, when The Bayonne Theater Company hosts the Bayonne Renaissance Festival and hopes to draw thousands.

The Renaissance took place in Europe between about the 14th and 16th centuries and is regarded as the period of cultural rebirth between the Middle Ages and modern history.

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The festival will include a professional Shakespeare production, period foods and artisan vendors such as a spindle-wheel weaver, glass blower and blacksmith.

And unlike renaissance festivals elsewhere in the metropolitan area and the country, admission is free. There will be charges for food, souvenirs, games, services and some attractions.

Performers will include the Crimson Pirates, Valhalla Pirates, the Knights of Avalon, the Celtic Magician, and Three Pints Shy, a music ensemble, according to Mary Dunlap-Beales, a festival organizer.

Why should you go to the festival?

“This is the first time we’ve ever had anything like this in Bayonne,” Dunlap-Beales said. “It’s something unique and different. It’s an opportunity to have a really good time.”

The event is geared toward fun for all, and Dunlap-Beales is hopeful many families will attend.

“They’ll be a lot of things for kids,” she said. “They’ll be a magician, jugglers and a wandering minstrel.”

There will also be a princess tea party, petting zoo and themed rides and games for children.

Festival officials suggest attendees utilize the free parking at Don Ahern Veterans Memorial Stadium, on Park Road next to Newark Bay between 25th and 27th streets. A shuttle bus will transport people between there and the festival starting at 12:30 p.m.

CarePoint Health is the main sponsor of the festival. Bayonne Community Bank is also a major sponsor.

For more information, visit facebook.com/BayonneRenFest/ or call (201) 638-2896.

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