Ukpik, Bayonne's snowy owl. Photo by Victor M. Rodriguez.
Ukpik, Bayonne's snowy owl. Photo by Victor M. Rodriguez.

Our own snowy owl

A snowy owl has made it’s home in Bayonne. First spotted on Jan. 25 at Stephen Gregg Park, the bird has been named Ukpik by the Bayonne Nature Club.

Blanketed in snow

Winter Storm Orlena, the first of 2021, hit Bayonne with at least 20 inches of snow, exceeding initial estimates of 18 inches. Snow removal was underway by Feb. 3. Stay tuned. More is on the way.

New art exhibit

Titled “Les Portraits Pop Trois!,” Marina Marchand’s show, which exhibits more than 40 new paintings, will run through Feb. 28 at the Dollhaus II art gallery at 23 Cottage Street, open Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Special Needs Zumba

The program for Bayonne residents will be February 20 at 1 p.m., weather permitting, at 16th Street Park. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

Expressive Creative Soul

The Bridge Art Gallery will host its 6th Annual Expressive Creative Soul Art Exhibition, highlighting African American artists, including Kortez (@esotericurbanism on Instagram); Kilolo Kumayika (@kiloloarts); Xplore Freedom (@xplorefreedom); and Christopher Mack (@iammack).

Sign up for an in-person visit at 199 Broadway, Wednesday through Friday by appointment, from 12 to 6 p.m. Go to

Outdoor Robotic Light Show
The Division of Recreation will host an Outdoor Robotic Light Show at Veterans Stadium April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Rain date, April 17.
Tickets, $15 per person. Bayonne residents only. For more information, call 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.