BEOF Moving Forward, with Rebranding & Fundraiser

2016-08-10_14-35-22The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation will host “Exalt to Excellence, the White Party,” its inaugural fundraiser.

The BEOF event will be held at the BCB Pavilion, 301 Chosin Few Way, on Saturday, Sept. 17. The event will feature live entertainment from old-school Philly Soul group The Stylistics Review and will feature The Urban Guerilla Orchestra.

Since it is a “white party,” guests are asked to wear white clothing, but not formal wear.

“Dance the night away and enjoy the tastes of an assortment of fabulous dishes as we honor local community members for the impact they’ve made in the lives of Bayonne residents,” said BEOF Executive Director Samantha Howard.

The BEOF provides a wide range of services to improve the quality of life for and to assist low-income, handicapped and elderly residents of Bayonne and Hudson County so that these beneficiaries can become self-sufficient.

At the event, the BEOF will honor great work and public service.

“At the BEOF, we believe that excellence is a journey, not a destination,” Howard said. “Exalt to Excellence will be an annual event to honor those in the community who travel that road, by consistently demonstrating the qualities and commitment to go above and beyond in order to help others.”

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Artist Fernando Fernandez Gives Back

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From left: Bayonne Recreation Director Pete Amadeo; Council President Sharon Nadrowski; artists Bill Zbylut, Gloria Fernandez, Fernando Fernandez and Anthony Sienkiewicz; Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and his son, Josh. Photo courtesy of Patricia Mulligan.

Fernando Fernandez officially presented the mural, which highlights different aspects of the city’s history, to Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis last week.

The artwork, which Fernandez began creating six months ago with the help of artists Gloria Fernandez, Anthony Sienkiewicz and Bill Zbylut, now hangs on the back wall of the mayor’s office.

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Senior Discounts

c3286a6f51f84cfbvia NJ.com – Produce market vouchers — good for the Bayonne farmers’ market and other select locations — are available for low-income seniors through the city’s Office on Aging, city officials announced.

The Bayonne farmers’ market is held on Tuesdays through Oct. 25, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Fitzpatrick Park, located on Avenue C between 26th and 27th streets. The Office On Aging will indicate the locations of other approved farmers’ markets to the voucher recipients.

The program is targeted for residents 60 and older whose income level is at or below 185 percent of the federally defined poverty level.

Interested seniors can apply for the vouchers at the Office On Aging in Room 17 of City Hall between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays only, starting on Monday, July 11. Applications will be accepted until all vouchers have been distributed.

Applicants must have valid identification for Bayonne residency and proof of age and income. They can prove their qualifying income status in one of two ways:

— Those on Medicaid can show a Medicaid card.

— Those not on Medicaid must provide physical proof of income with appropriate documentation.

Qualified seniors will each receive five $5 vouchers to be used for the purchase of fresh, locally-grown New Jersey fruits and vegetables from farmers who participate in the program. Some consumer items, such as nuts, buttered corn, bakery products and pre-cooked and frozen dinners are not eligible for the voucher program, even if they are sold at farmers’ markets.

The voucher program is a joint venture with the New Jersey 5-A-Day Program, the state Department of Agriculture, the state Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Hudson County Office On Aging.

Summer Sounds by the Bay

Bayonne will host cool grooves with the Summer Sounds by the Bay concert series every Wednesday this July and August.

The first concert in July, featuring the Marty Hoff Big Band, took place tomorrow, July 6, as part of Bayonne’s Independence Day celebration.

A full schedule of the summer concert series is as follows:

Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m.: Sunset Soundz

Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m.: The Mahoney Brothers

Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m.: The 1910 Fruitgum Company

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m.: Large Flowerheads

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.: Gerard Esposito & His Trio

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.: Beginnings

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m.: The Nerds

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

STAY INSIDE

2016-07-06_12-50-14DANGEROUS HEAT IS EXPECTED, PRIMARILY IN THE LATE MORNING THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS – USE CAUTION WHILE OUTDOORS

The heat and air quality alerts were issued in advance of the wave of hot and humid weather that will arrive Wednesday morning and linger into Saturday. In most parts of the Garden State, temperatures are expected to climb into the mid 90s, and the combination of heat and humidity – known as the heat index — will make it feel like it’s about 100 degrees or higher at times this week.

“Dangerous heat is expected, primarily in the late morning through the late afternoon hours,” the heat alert reads. “Hot and humid conditions may lead to strain on those outdoors in the heat along with sensitive groups, such as the elderly, children and pets.”

Forecasters are calling for a sunny afternoon, with highs around 94 across the state and a slight breeze.

Guess what’s back in Bayonne

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Bayonne Farmers’ Market has returned for its fifth season. Now open on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  It will run through October 25, 2016, rain or shine.  The market will take place at a new location this year, Fitzpatrick Park, which is located on Avenue C, between 26th and 27th Streets.  Fitzpatrick Park stands across the street from the south side of City Hall.

Mayor Davis said, “The Bayonne Farmers’ Market has become a popular feature of our community.  We welcome the 2016 Farmers’ Market to the City Hall neighborhood, which will provide a great central location for Bayonne shoppers.

Participants this year will include both new and returning Famers’ Market businesses. The Opening Day lineup of participants includes:  Lizzmonade, Baker’s Bounty (coming in June), The Empanada Lady, Paolo’s Kitchen, Just Delicious Kettle Corn, Dr. Pickle, Gourment Fruits and Nuts, Mike’s Bagel Chips, The Farmer and the Chick Pea (formerly City Girls), High Mountain Foods, Outer Limits Hot Sauce (joining in July), Pimento Grill (Caribbean Foods), JC Fish Stand, and Sparties Mobile Spa.

Last season, the Bayonne Farmers’ Market offered a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program with Ort Farms.  CSA allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables. Weekly, from May until October, your farmer will deliver that share of produce to the Market for pick-up. CSA members pay for an entire season of produce upfront. This early bulk payment enables your farmer to plan for the season, purchase new seed, make equipment repairs, and more. Bayonne’s CSA was very successful last year and will be returning again this year.  The famers’ market CSA program is unique in that it is customizable, so customers only get the produce that they want each week.  Registration is ongoing.  The first date for CSA pick-up is May 31. The CSA program offers three options: full, half and personal shares.  CSA is a twenty-one week operation, from May 31 through October 25, with an assumption that. each customer has one week of vacation from the program.  Eggs or cheese can be added to your share.  Flexible payment plans are available.

More information and CSA applications can be found on the Bayonne Farmers’ Market Facebook page or at www.ortfarms.com.  The link to the Farmers’ Market Facebook page ishttps://www.facebook.com/BayonneFarmersMarket/.

Get Out & Shop This Weekend!

PANEPINTO GALLERIES presents in collaboration with the W HOTEL, the Holiday Pop-Up show MY FAVORITE THINGS curated by MICHELLE DOLL – 48 artists 100+ pieces of art as GIFTS!

This collection of small works brings together local artists from Hoboken, Jersey City, Brooklyn and Manhattan in celebration of the holidays and the idea of giving beautiful works of art as GIFTS! Featuring small works 12”x14” and below starting at $250 – buy it and take it, wrapped and ready to go home!

2015-12-09_13-27-52Panepinto Galleries was founded by Stefania Panepinto in 2011 as a collective space to host gallery exhibitions, film screenings, as well as build a community of artists. Located in the heart of the Powerhouse Arts District in Jersey City, the 10,000SF gallery and artists studios include 14′ ceilings, elevator, a loading dock, and convenient access for private and public transportation. For appointments, further information and to join our mailing list, please contact the gallery:art@panepintogalleries.com

Curated by Michelle Doll

OPENING RECEPTION: DECEMBER 12, 2015 5-9PM  with after-party 9 pm to midnight at W Hotel Living Room Bar

December 12th & 13th 12-9 pm only

December 18th 4-10 pm only & by appointment

HOLIDAY GIFTS STARTING AT $250 48 ARTISTS, 100+ ARTWORKS

Artists: JESSICA AUGIER, TAMALIN BAUMGARTEN, DINA BRODSKY, MAYA BRODSKY, SOFIA BACHVAROVA, CARRIE-ANN BRACCO, JOAO BRANDAO, REESE CHAMNESS, DIANA CORVELLE, TIM DALY, CARA DEANGELIS, BONNIE DEWITT, MICHELLE DOLL, PETER DRAKE, HEIDI ELBERS, SHAUNA FINN, ANGELA GRAM, ALONSA GUEVARA, GABRIELA HANDAL, JOSHUA HENDERSON, CAITLIN HURD, YUNSUNG JANG, CHRISTIAN JOHNSON, LIZ ADAMS-JONES, MARSHALL JONES, KARL KOETT, JENNIFER KRAUSE CHAPEAU, WILL KURTZ, LISA LEBOFSKY, JAMES LINKOUS, DANIEL MAIDMAN, LIVIA MOSANU, TUN MYAING, KYEONG KEUN NO, SARAH NOVIO, ESTEBAN OCAMPO, STEFANIA PANEPINTO, JAMES RACZKOWSKI, JOE RODRIGUES, PATRICK ROMINE, NICOLAS SANCHEZ, AMANDA SCUGLIA, VICTORIA SELBACH, MIKE SELBACH, ALEX SMITH, PATRIZIA VIGNOLA, MELANIE VOTE