Who are the 'Friends of B.A.I.'?

In Dean Friedman’s 1977 classic 45 “Ariel,” he meets the young lass “. . . standin’ by the waterfall at Paramus Park. . . working for the Friends of B.A.I. . . collectin’ quarters in a paper cup.”

Every time I hear this song I wonder just what did that mean. Is it some Jersey thing?

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