The Division of Recreation will begin a grassroots youth instructional basketball program for boys and girls in the 3rd through 5th grade, beginning in November, under the instruction of Former Bayonne High School Basketball Varsity Head Coach, Jack Hladik. 

The program will run on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, at Washington School. There will be 30 minutes of basketball drills, and 30 minutes of pick-up play each session.

There are 60 spots available. 

The fee for the program is $50.00/player.

The deadline to register is Friday, November 2nd. 

The program is set to begin on Monday, November 12th.

You may register in the Recreation Division, located in City Hall Rm. #13.

For further information, please contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.



Division of Recreation Kids' Travel Club to go Rock Climbing! 


The Bayonne Recreation Division’s Travel club for Kids’ next trip will be to the New Jersey Rock Gym in Fairfield, NJ, for rock climbing on Saturday, October 13, 2018. 


New Jersey Rock Gym is recognized as the area's premier indoor climbing center, featuring state of the art climbing equipment. The gym offers the opportunity for climbers of all abilities to challenge and enjoy themselves in a fun and safe environment.   Club members will have 1 hour 30 minutes to rock climb.  


Permission forms & Money for this trip is due by Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  


Registration forms and permission forms are available in City Hall Room #13, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.  


The Bus will be leaving the upper level of 16th St. Park (behind the handball court) at 12:00pm SHARP!  Sign-In will begin at 11:45am.  The bus will return at approximately 3:15pm.  


The Kids' Travel Club is open to Bayonne residents, boys & girls, in the 1st through 8th Grade.  


For more information, please contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.   



Division of Recreation Chess Club

Chess Club (Ages 6+)

The Division of Recreation chess club meets the first and third Saturdays of the month at the Recreation Senior Center, located at 597 Broadway (Between 27th and 28th Street)

The Chess Club is open to Bayonne residents, boys and girls, ages 6 and older, beginner to intermediate.

Chess Master Joe Lux will be conducting each lesson, which will include lectures and discussion, as well as tournament style games.

Start Date: Saturday, September 19th. End Date: May 21st

10:00am – 12:00pm.

Cost: $70.00.

For more information, contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.


Kids' Travel Club

The Kids' Travel Club is open to Bayonne residents, boys' and girls', ages 7 to 17. The Travel Club goes on trips once a month. Check out the complete Travel Club Calendar in the lineup!.

To become a member of the Kids' Travel Club, you can fill out the online registration on the main page of the Recreation website. You may also call the Recreation Division at (201) 858-6127, or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.


Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Bayonne resident ID cards and golf course cards will be issued now at the Recreation Division office in Room 13 at City Hall, which is located at 630 Avenue C. The ID card operation has been moved from the Bayonne Public Library.

At the new location at the Recreation Division, there will be new hours for ID card applicants. Those hours, which are effective immediately, are: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.  These hours will be the same for both Bayonne resident ID card and golf course cards. ID cards will not be issued on days that City Hall is closed for state or national holidays.

For Bayonne resident ID cards, applicants must bring at least two forms of identification with them, one of which must be a current telephone or PSE&G bill. Acceptable forms of identification include leases, driver’s licenses, non-driver ID cards from the Motor Vehicle Commission, and other valid documents. Photocopies of valid documents will be accepted. The resident ID card is free of charge. For admission to the municipal pool and certain other recreational facilities, ID cards will not be required for children below the age of 5. Due to pool charges that are based on age, proof of age is required for issuing ID cards. Acceptable proofs of age include birth certificates, passports, passport cards, and other proofs of age issued by government agencies. Since the ID cards include a photograph, it will be necessary for each applicant to come in person to be photographed. Residents may fill out an application form that is available on the Internet at Paper versions of the form will be available at the Recreation Division office.

The Bayonne resident ID card is valid for entrance to the DiDomenico Municipal Pool at 16th Street, Skutnick Pool at Lincoln School, the skating rink, and running track. There is no need to renew the cards from year to year as long as the bearer remains a Bayonne resident. City of Bayonne ID cards issued in previous years remain in effect for continuing residents.

The golf card is separate from the regular Bayonne resident ID card. The golf card is required for Bayonne residents to play at discounted rates during available hours at the Bayonne Golf Club and other courses in the Empire Golf chain. In order to activate their membership in the Bayonne resident golf discount program, Bayonne residents should obtain a Bayonne Club Card at the Recreation Division in Room 13 at City Hall. The ID card operation will issue the golf card for a nominal charge.

Applications for the card will be available at the Recreation office at City Hall. Golf cards will be issued to the applicants at City Hall, but an additional step will be necessary to activate the card. In order to register with Empire Golf’s discount program, a Bayonne resident must fill out an application form, attach a photocopy of the Bayonne Club Card, and enclose a registration fee in an envelope that will be sent to Empire Golf. Empire’s registration fees vary by age. Bayonne residents who are 62 and over would pay Empire Golf a registration fee of $5. Bayonne residents who are age 16 to age 61 would pay Empire Golf a fee of $20.

Bayonne residents who pay to participate in the golf discount program will be responsible for making their own arrangements for tee times, and must follow all of the fees, policies, and procedures required by each course. Empire Golf will issue participating Bayonne residents a list of guidelines and rules governing the use of this program.

The Quilt Club

The Bayonne Quilt Club meets weekly, every Wednesday at the 4th Street Senior Center, to sew quilts that are all donated to charity.

Since fabric is quite expensive, the Quilt Club can not afford to meet without the donation of fabric, sewing machines, and supplies from the public. Most of the donations are from ladies who no longer sew or their families.

The Quilt Club, in essence, is a "green" organization that transforms unwanted fabrics into beautiful and warm quilts that are then donated back to the community.

Anyone wishing to make a fabric donation, or to join the Quilt Club, please contact Elsie @ 201-858-3745 or You can also call the Recreation Division @ 201-858-6129.