Bayonne Division of Recreation to partner with Papermill Playhouse

“Theatre for Everyone” is funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Merck

The Division of Recreation has announced a new partnership with the Papermill Playhouse, for a program called “Theatre for Everyone.”

“Theatre for Everyone” is funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Merck. The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

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The program will meet every Tuesday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bayonne Museum beginning on December 6. The program will be led by Molly M. Merendino.

The program is open to Bayonne residents only, ages 10 and older. There is no cost to participate.

The program consists of numerous four-week sessions of 20 students. After beginning in December, the program will run through June.

Papermill Playhouse has also reserved 80 tickets for special needs-friendly performances at Papermill Playhouse. The Division of Recreation will provide transportation to each show.

There will be a performance of “The Lightning Thief” on Sunday, December 11, at 10 a.m. Up next is “The Sound of Music” on Thursday, December 30, at 1:30 p.m. Following that is “Disney’s Hercules” on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Lastly is “The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System” on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 10 a.m.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Papermill Playhouse for this incredible program,” stated Pete Amadeo, Superintendent of Recreation. “We are very grateful and fortunate for this new recreational opportunity! We have seen our participants excel on the playing field, in the gyms, and now we will take the stage by storm!”

Those interested in signing up for the program and the shows, can register online at For more information, contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email

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