April 2008 Newsletter

10 Jul 2008, Posted by admin in News You Can Use
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Barrow Mansion

83 Wayne Street, Jersey City

Email: mail@vvpa.org

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.VVPA.ORG

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Everyone is welcome!

April Meeting Agenda

Tuesday April 15th, 2008, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report.

Marc Wesson

Longtime Jersey City resident and member of Friends of Van Vorst Park, Marc will discuss upcoming events in the park, their spring planting and how to get involved by becoming a volunteer with the organization. For more Information go to: www.fvvp.org

Beverly Savage

The Executive Director Hudson County CASA (Court Appointed Social Advocates for Children) will discuss her organization, their activities in our area and how to get involved. For more information on CASA go to: www.hudsoncountycasa.org

Naomi Hsu Senior Transportation Planner, and Douglas Greenfeld Supervising Planner of the Jersey City HEDC will discuss the Downtown Traffic Study. Specifically, what the study proposes and how it affects our neighborhood. To participate in a traffic survey and for more information go to the following link: http://www.jerseycitymobility2050.com/

The 33rd annual MeetBall event is Saturday May 31st

Join us for spectacular evening of dinner and entertainment with your Downtown neighbors. Great food, courtesy of some of Jersey City’s finest restaurants, cash bar, live entertainment a raffle & door prizes! It’s a fun way to hang out with “old” neighbors and meet new ones! The MeetBall Dinner is the VVPA’s only fundraiser each year. Past proceeds have gone to support Camp Liberty, St. Lucy’s Shelter and Grace Seniors among many others.

Date: Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Time: 6:30-11 p.m.

Place: St. Peter’s Hall, 144 Grand Street

Ticket price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door or look for more information on our VVPA website: http://vvpa.org/.

Get Your Meetball Tickets at this Tuesday’s Meeting!

Calender of Events

March 27th to May 7th (7 days a week) 9:00am till 6:00pm Victory Arts Projects “It’s Only Natural,” Over 30 local artists’ works that present different views on the natural world in realistic renderings, abstract juxtapositions of the man-made and the natural, mystical interpretations. 101 Hudson 17th floor

For more info www.victoryartsprojects.org

Sat April 12th 9:00 am -noon Salt Marsh Habitat Natural Area shoreline clean up, within view of Lady Liberty. Enter at the fence gate at the end of flag-lined Pesin Drive at LSP’s south end adjacent to the Park office and visitor center. For more info call Sam at 201.792.1993 or email pesinliberty@earthlink.net

Sat April 12th 7:30 pm “All About Eve” Hosted by Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress, Ms. Celeste Holm. With Dr. Foster Hirsch, Professor of Film at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and author of sixteen books on theatre and film. Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square

April 16th, 23rd, 30th 10:30am to 12:00 noon Senior Citizens Police Academy Learn procedures for home and personal safety M. Collier Center 335 Bergen Avenue for transportation assistance call Carol at 201.547.4361

Fri. Apr. 18th 7:30 pm Brennan Coffee House presents; NY female Americana trio Red Molly. One 60-minute set of roots/Americana/bluegrass music featuring three-part harmonies with banjo, Dobro and guitar. www.brennancoffeehouse.com

Sat. April 19th Friends of Liberty State Park’ 4th Annual Walk along “Liberty Walk promenade”. Part of the Earth Day Fair 10 am to 4 pm, this fundraising walk (and HCIA’s Run) starts at 10 am behind CRRNJ Terminal. Sign-in table opens at 7:30. Registration flyer is at www.folsp.org/walk_2008.html

Tues Apr. 22nd 7:00-9:00 Captain McDonough’s East District Monthly Meeting The meeting is presentation similar to COMPSTAT, the captain will respond to all questions, issues and concerns as well as provide presentations from the East District Detective Commander and the Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit. 7:00 p.m., at P.S. 4, located at 107 Bright St. (at Varick St.)

Fri. April 25th-27th 10:00am -5:00pm Global Green Expo 2008 Liberty State Park www.globalgreen2008.com

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter April 2008

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