Arts & Entertainment

June 18, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne celebrated its first Juneteenth with a march up Avenue C to City Hall and a flag raising, marking this as the second year in the city’s long history the Juneteenth Flag was raised over city hall. Juneteeth, which will become a national holiday next year, marks the date in ...

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EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.   The event features the B-29 Superfortress ...

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WAYNE, NJ — AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A new solo exhibit by Brian ‘SOIGNE’ Wilson will open at Dollhaus II on Friday, May 21. Wilson is a multidisciplinary artist and an original member of the first ‘happenings’ and ‘art events’ produced by Dollhaus from 1999-2001 before the first Dollhaus gallery was opened in July of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Even though Nysquazah Hawkins struggled to get the Qua’s Creative Art Center up in running in Jersey City, she recognized just how valuable a resource it was. Hawkins, who started the center in Jersey City in early 2020 in an effort to provide a space where kids and teens could ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Art reflecting the COVID-19 internal conflict will be featured this month in an unusual and larger than life exhibit. Dollhaus II, a gallery located in Bayonne, is presenting a new solo show called “Kerfuffle” by The Paint Splatterer from April 16 to May 9. The Paint Splatterer ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In yet another positive sign that life is returning to a pre-covid normal, the Easter Bunny is set to make two visits to Bayonne later this week. On Friday, the Easter Bunny will, starting at 4:00 p.m. from 1st Street, ride along Broadway in an open convertible waving to children ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Department of Recreation will host a robot show at Veteran’s Stadium on Saturday, April 10. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and include an array of LED lights, fog, and, of course, robots, Recreation Director Pete Amodeo said.  For more information, please contact ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A bright sunny Saturday greeted kids who came to Veterans Stadium on March 20. So did brightly clad Jay Jay the Bubble Guy, whose antics drew giggles and awe from more than 100 children and their parents. Jason Gardino, or Jay Jay, as he is better known, is a jack of all trades ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City council adopted a bond ordinance at its March 17 meeting that will provide funding for various upgrades at the Bayonne Public Library. The $2 million project will be funded through a $1 million grant awarded through the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act, a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The cancellation of Bayonne's annual St. Patrick's Day parade did stop community members from showing their Irish pride on Thursday. The Bayonne St. Patrick’s Parade Committee joined Mayor Jimmy Davis and other City officials at an Irish flag-raising in front of City Hall. Parade ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - When the sign on the door of the pub says, “Hippies enter through the back door – no exceptions,” you know you’re going into a tough Irish bar in Bayonne. This is how Paolo Pilladi, the director of “Last Call” got introduced to the Peninsula City when scouting for a location to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Dollhaus II will present a solo exhibition by Paul Andress from March 12 to April 11.  Paul Andress is an exciting energetic artist with powerful imagery, a statement by the studio said. The works consist of mainly paintings on canvas, some with collage and drawings mashed up with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne students and adults are invited to participate in a special showcase of visual and performing arts as part of Black History Month contest by the Donald Byrd Cultural Foundation and sponsored by Mayor Jimmy Davis and the City of Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City, recently welcomed Carrie Nawrocki, Director of the Hudson Regional Health Commission, and David Drumeler, Deputy Business Administrator for Hudson County.  Nawrocki and Drumeler, under the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – In celebration of Black History Month, the Bayonne Youth Center and Mayor Jimmy Davis are hosting their annual Black History Month Writing and Art Contests for middle and high school students, respectively. This year, the prompts focus on the ways in which Black people have created ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City, recently welcomed Pam and Ali O'Donnell to TAP'ed into Hudson. Making her on screen debut, Ali, 11, spoke about the hugs her father, Tim O'Donnell, gave her, and they way her little sister, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Artist Marina Marchand will be presenting more than 40 new paintings at a special exhibit to be hosted at the Dollhaus II galley located at 23 Cottage Street. “Les Portraits Pop Trois!,” which runs Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 until 8:00 p.m. until February 28 is Marchand’s third ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Local legend, and some historians, claims that the Underground Railroad, which helped slaves escape the south prior the American Civil War, may have run through a section of Jersey City. Many of these tunnels may still exist below the cemetery’s hills and hidden crypts and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - When Sal Traina joined the Sicilian Citizen’s Club in 1970, he thought he was simply following in the footsteps of his father and other relatives. The club, founded in 1929, was the gathering place of Italian Immigrants who needed help adjusting to the new country – whether to find ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed Hudson County Chairwoman Amy DeGise and Hudson County Republic Organization Chairman Jose Arango to TAP'ed Into Hudson. On the eve of President Joe Biden's inauguration both ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed Jersey City Board of Education President Mussab Ali to TAP'ed Into Hudson. Ali was first elected to the BOE at 20 years old and earlier this month became the youngest member ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Middle and high school students are being encouraged to submit short films for consideration in the Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC).  Submissions are now open for the competition open to students from around the world interested in submitting short films in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - On a cold winter day in 2010 legendary guitarist Leslie West directed the high lows that were loading pallets of supplies onto the Royal Caribbean cruise ship bound for Haiti. West had come to Bayonne as part of a relief effort through Burns Advocates Network in Teaneck to send ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Even though he doesn’t particularly like eating gingerbread cookies, Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalotti has been building houses out of them since he was a kid, a Christmas tradition he has continued with the community since taking office. Usually, he and others gather at the Bayonne ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed Pam O'Donnell to TAP'ed Into Hudson In this episode Pam reflects on losing her husband, Tim, and daughter, Bridget, in a road crash caused by a distracted driver in 2016.

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City welcomed Tracy Gavant, Co-Founder, Main Street Pops, to the latest episode of TAP'ed into Hudson. Founded in 2019, Main Street Pops is a pop-up programming company whose mission is to bring ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis and Councilman Neil Carroll III took time to celebrate Halloween with kids and their families at the 16th Street Amphitheater on October 31. “We want to do everything we can for the kids,” Davis said prior to mounting the stage. Nearly 115 kids participated in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne is ready for Halloween! Police Chief Robert Geisler has said that his department will have extra resources on the streets this year to ensure that everyone enjoys Halloween safely. Additional uniformed officers will be assigned in high trafficked areas, to help control the ...

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