2010 Events

14 Jan 2011, Posted by admin in Events

VVP Egg Hunt – Sunday at 11:00 AM – Followed by Entertainment at Noon

Children up to age 8, come try your luck in finding one of two golden eggs (prize baskets awarded.) Please bring a basket to carry home your loot. There will be music, balloons, face painting and more! Volunteers are needed to supply plastic eggs with candy (no nuts please) and real dyed ones. Stop by the park at 10:00 am to drop them off.

Happy Spring!

December 14, 2010

VVPA & St Matthews Tree Lighting and Holiday Party
On December, 14, 2010 (Tuesday

At Angel Ramos Park Wayne Street btw Barrow & Jersey & Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street

August 18, 2010

“UP” directed by Peter Docter (8:30 pm)
The file can be viewed just east of the gazebo after sunset

Visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com for more information

July 21, 2010

“The Blind Side” directed by John Lee Hancock (8:30 pm)
The file can be viewed just east of the gazebo after sunset

Visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com for more information

July 18 – 24, 2010

Make my City
Make My City is a week of discounts and promotions at JC’s best independent businesses

June 16, 2010

Films in Van Vorst 6th Annual Summer Film Series presents “Sherlock Holmes” directed by Guy Richie
just east of the gazebo after sunset (around 8:30 pm)

Sherlock Holmes the 2009 film directed by Guy Richie and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law
Visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see the trailer.

Bring a chair!
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors;
Liberty Health Systems,
The Van Vorst Park Association,
The Friends of Van Vorst Park,
with special thanks to The City of Jersey City

June 12, 2010

Grease – Movie Sing Along at Grace Church Van Vorst, June 12, 2010 (7:30 pm)
at the Grace Church Van Vorst

The event flyer can be downloaded here

May 27, 2010

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy – 10th Annual JCLC Preservation Awards Ceremony
at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater – $25 per person at the door

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will proudly present its tenth annual Preservation Awards Ceremony in honor of those who have significantly contributed to the preservation of Jersey City’s architectural and cultural heritage. Categories include the Excellence in Preservation Award, the Theodore Conrad Preservationist Award, the J. Owen Grundy History Award, the Preservation Initiative Award, and the Jersey City Legend Award. A tour of the historic Loew’s Jersey Theatre will follow the ceremony. Refreshments will be served.

May 24, 2010

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy – Researching Home Histories
May 24 – 6:30 PM FREE!
Meet in the New Jersey Room on the 3rd floor of the Jersey City Free Public Library, Jersey Avenue and Montgomery Street. Administered by Cynthia Harris, Director of the New Jersey Room

Have you ever wanted to research the history of your home? When was it built? Who used to live there? Or have you ever wanted to learn more about other landmark properties in your neighborhood? This workshop will give you the tools to do so by teaching you the basics of research in the New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library, a treasure trove of Jersey City history. This is a FREE event; however, registration is required as space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Jersey City Free Public Library and the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy.

To register contact Cynthia Harris at (201) 547-6961. Seats fill up fast.

May 23, 2010

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy – Walking Tour of the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetary
Sunday May 23 – 11 AM Meet at 435 Newark Avenue
Please wear comfortable walking shoes – no sandals please!
Free Admission – Donations are welcomed

The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is a National Treasure. Prior to the creation of the Cemetery in 1829, it’s historical significance dates back to the 1700’s as the site of a Revolutionary War encampment, and a fortification bunker from the War of 1812 that still stands proudly on the grounds. Now the sacred eternal resting place of thousands of soldiers from the Revolutionary & Civil Wars, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, WWI and II, forward, as well as home to our earliest Jersey City founders, leaders, residents and legends. With its 200 year old English Ivy adorning many of the towering trees, and the monumental works of art, this 6-acre sanctuary of peace and unique history is one of the most beautiful natural settings in Jersey City.

Sadly neglected and abandoned in early 2008, the Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is now being saved and preserved by the dedicated efforts of a newly formed volunteer Board of Trustees, a hard-working group of volunteers, and a supportive Community who are committed to the restoration of the historic cemetery grounds, caretaker house, and historic monuments.

May 23, 2010

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy – 9th Annual Lafayette History Festival and Tour
Saturday May 22 – 11:45 AM to 2 PM
Meet at Reverend Dr. Ercel F. Webb Park, intersection of Van Horne and Lafayette Streets.
Opening ceremony and remarks: 11:45 AM
Guided bus tour: 12 Noon – 1 PM
Guided walking tour: 12:Noon – 2 PM.
Closing ceremony: from 2:00 PM
All events are free.

Discover New Jersey’s rich Dutch heritage through iconic landmarks like the former Lafayette Dutch Reformed Church and the “House of the Four Chimneys” mural inside the Art Deco-designed Provident Bank; explore the distinct vernacular architectural landscape of Lafayette, a largely intact mid-19th century industrial neighborhood where the names of African-American legends like Dr. George E. Cannon and Dr. Lena Edwards come to life.

Guided by Neil E. Brunson, Director of the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum, Deputy Mayor Kabili Tayari and JCLC.

May 22, 2010

Spring Festival for Children at Van Vorst Park

On May 22nd, there is a Spring Festival for Children at Van Vorst Park. All information regarding this event is available here.

May 15, 2010: 6:30-11:00 PM

Important Notice: 35th Annual Meetball

Meet your neighbors and have a ball!…featuring cuisine from Jerrsey City’s finest restaurants! Check back soon for additional details. Please contact Dan Webber for tickets: dwebber@vvpa.org


May 23, 2010

Jersey City Ward Tour

Jersey City Ward Tour, May 23, 11 am, Exchange Place. Rain date June 6. Bike JC announces its inaugural Jersey City Ward Tour, a ten-mile bike ride through five of the six wards of Jersey City, will be held May 23. Join us in our annual block party and parade! Click here for more information.

May 7, 2010

Cinco De Mayo – Celebrate on May 7th

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