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A Bayonne-based production company, Narrow Bridge Films, will have two features at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City.
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A Bayonne-based production company, Narrow Bridge Films, will have two features at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City.

Shorts from Bayonne’s Narrow Bridge Films to appear in Jersey City film fest

The Golden Door International Film Festival, set for Sept. 17-21, will feature two short films produced by Bayonne-based Narrow Bridge Films.

Narrow Bridge was launched in 2010. Its first film, Blaming George Romero, was finished in 2011, in time to be featured in the first-ever Golden Door International Film Festival.

Since then, Narrow Bridge has grown alongside Golden Door. The films Devil You Know, Cabin of Errors, Click Send, Yellow Scare, and Red Scare have all been submitted to the Golden Door.

This year, Golden Door Film Fest will feature two Narrow Bridge films prior to the opening gala, on Sept. 17 at 201 Montgomery St., Jersey City. Those films are Last Rehearsal of the Dangerous Kitten, and Cupid’s First Day.

After those two films are screened, a documentary on the celebration of Bayonne’s 150th Anniversary will be screened.

New dates announced for Summer Concert Series performances

Bayonne officially announced rain dates for two performances of the city’s summer concert series.

The Johnny Maestro Tribute Band will now be performing on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., if weather permits. The band, which was founded by Johnny Maestro’s wife, will perform his top hits. The concert will be held at the lower level of the 16th Street Park amphitheater.

Stan Zizka’s Del Satins, another summer concert series band that had a postponement due to weather, will now perform on Sept. 4. The group is best remembered for backup performances on Dion hits, including “The Wanderer,” and “Runaround Sue.” They are largely considered one of the pioneers of doo-wop. They’ll perform at the amphitheater on 16th Street Park at 7 p.m.

The Summer Sounds concerts are sponsored by BCB Community Bank, Shop-Rite, the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce, and Bayonne Yellow Cab. Businesses interested in sponsoring Summer Sounds concerts in the future should contact Recreation Supervisor Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or by email at bayonnerec@aol.com.

Walk Cancer Away

Nonprofit organization Walk Cancer Away is having its 12th annual Walk Festival on Sept. 22 at Stephen R. Gregg Park in Bayonne. After the walk, there will be live music by The Nerds and the Matt Coffy Band, food trucks, cornhole tournaments, and a National Record Breaking Squat Challenge.

The entry fee is $30 for ages 18 and up, $15 for ages 5 to 17, and free for children 4 and younger. Check in is from 8 to 9:15 a.m. The walk begins at 9:30.

Anyone who registers by Sept. 1 will receive a free shirt. Register at walkcanceraway.com.

Army of Hope barbecue

There will be a barbecue hosted by Army of Hope at the Bayonne Elk’s Lodge on Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. The organization aids families of fallen, wounded, and deployed members of the military.

The event will take place rain or shine. A $10 donation is required for admission. A cash bar will be available.

For more information, contact Martin Hickey or Lisa DiLorenzo at 201-589-4344.

Bayonne Nature Club hosts talk on CSOs, floods, parks

Combined Sewer Overflows, flooding, and parks are hot-button issues in Bayonne’s ongoing plan to address controlling storm water and how to benefit the local environment.

The Bayonne Nature Club will host a panel discussion on Sept. 5 at the Bayonne Public Library form 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All residents are invited to attend and discuss how all three of these issues tie together.

For more information, contact the Bayonne Nature Club at  info@bayonnenatureclub.org.

Library to host end-of-summer party

A group called the Party Maniacs will host an end-of-summer party for children at the Bayonne Public Library on Aug. 30.

The party will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the library’s second floor, and is open to children 5 years and older. Children must be Bayonne residents.

A lineup of games will include limbo, the “Parachute Game,” and the “Toilet Paper Blower Game.”

Goethels Bridge goes cashless

The Port Authority of NY and NJ is instituting electronic or cashless tolling at the Goethels Bridge. One closure took place from Aug. 23-24, for all lanes going into Staten Island.

Information on a second closing of New Jersey-bound lanes will be sent out by the Port Authority once confirmed.

Bayonne seeks businesses, nonprofits, and sponsors for fall festival

The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone/ Special Improvement District announced that it is seeking businesses, vendors, nonprofits, and sponsors for the annual Bergen Point Fall Festival.

The festival is scheduled for Oct. 19. The free family event will be held from 5th Street to Cottage St. on Broadway from noon until 6 p.m.

Slots at the festival are open for vendors and nonprofit organizations.

The festival will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the City of Bayonne. Anyone interested in sponsoring the Bergen Point Fall Festival, or interested in participating as a vendor or nonprofit, should contact Dee Dee Bottino at 201-858-6357 or by email at BayonneUEZ@baynj.org.