March 2006 Newsletter

10 Jul 2006, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

March 2006

Van Vorst Park Association

Barrow Mansion

83 Wayne Street, Jersey City

Tel: 201-435-3224

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm


Everyone is welcome!

March Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District Police precinct will give their monthly report

Sister Kristin Funari, Executive Director of the York Street Project which is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace will give a short presentation on the project.

Jyo Tshna Buyyala, Director of the Liberty Humane Society will give a short a presentation on the different programs and volunteer opportunities available at the organization.

Gerry Bakirtjy, of the Barrow Mansion Board of Directors, will be speaking about Barrow Mansion and the organization.

Leon Yost, Documentary Photographer will present a slide talk of Peculiar Jersey City Phenomena; inexplicable lights emanating from a high church steeple, a tiny Myan fortress hidden deep in the marsh grass, and Mayor Hague’s famous desk specifically designed to receive “donations” are just a few examples from our fascinating town. His slide talk is sponsored by the Jersey City Historical Project.


Thursday, March 23, 1-5pm

History Symposium at the Jersey City Museum: “Activism, Monuments & Community” A look at local activism and the role it has played in preserving and reviving Jersey City’s monuments and institutions. Of special interest are the charismatic individuals who dedicated their careers to preserving Jersey City’s past. Participants include Charles Balcer, Sam Pesin, Meredith Arms Bzdak, Ph.D., Colin Egan and John Gomez.

$4 adults, $2 students/seniors. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Call 201-413-0303 x 141 for reservations and more information. The Jersey City Museum is located at 350 Montgomery Street.

Saturday, March 25, 7-11pm

Van Vorst Park Association 31st Annual Meetball Dinner, is a great way to catch up with “old” neighbors and meet new ones. This is a dinner and entertainment event for all in the Van Vorst Park area and features cuisine from some of the great restaurants in the area. There will be live music, a chinese auction and entertainment for the kids. The Meetball Dinner is the only fundraiser Van Vorst Park Association undertakes each year and proceeds go to local charitable organizations in Jersey City.

St. Peter’s Prep – 144 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ. For tickets call Laura Fraschilla at 201-451-8503 or e-mail her at Tickets are $15.00 in advance/$20 at the door.

If you are interested in volunteering the evening of the event, please contact Laura.

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