May 2013 VVPA Newsletter

13 May 2013, Posted by admin in Meeting Agendas, News You Can Use
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In October representatives from Silverman-Building Neighborhoods presented plans for their newest addition in downtown, the Majestic II on the corner of Grove and Montgomery.  They will join us once again to present a a progress update and new renderings for the project.


This past Tuesday we voted in a new mayor–But as most of you know there will be runoffs for many council seats including Ward F which includes a portion of VVP and the At Large Candidates.
Last meeting we met a few of the Ward F candidates but didn’t have time to “informally” meet many of the At Large candidates.  The calls are out and we will see who will be able to come to our meeting to introduce themselves..SINCE THIS IS LAST MINUTE we will send out an updated list of who will be joining us on Tuesday morning. So please check your emails and let your neighbors know–
(Rolando Lavarro & Joyce Watterman confirmed so far!!)


Steve has been our Ward E Councilman since 2005 and if there was an award for most appearances at a VVPA meeting he would receive it!  Whenever an issue presented itself that our neighbors needed answers, he stopped by and offered his insight and help.  We congratulate Steve on all his hard work that he has done for us and wish him all the best as our new Mayor.  Our door is always open whenever he wants to stop by….


As we say goodbye to Mayor Healy, we would like to thank him for his service to our city and for all his hard work over the past 12 years.  We will never forget him serenading us at quite a few MeetBalls.  We hope he will find time to visit us and we wish him the best of luck in whatever his future holds.


Come celebrate another year of policy and community accomplishments with Bike JC at the 4th annual Jersey City Ward Tour, a sixteen-mile group bike ride through all six wards of Jersey City on June 2nd. The Tour starts and finishes at Exchange Place, leaving at 11 am. Registration is required and is free online at with a suggested donation of $5.
The festival at Tour’s End features great goods including food and beer (White Star Bar); live music (Rock-it Docket); nonprofit showcase; gold sprint races; photo booth and a bike rack design competition. Riders and non-riders alike are invited to Exchange Place from 1-5 pm on June 2nd.
Bike JC is a citizen-based advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting bike-friendly policies, including bike lanes; bicycle education; and traffic law enforcement. Riders must be 10 and up to participate and must wear helmets.
Join Nimbus Dance Works for its annual Jersey City Spring Season at the Barrow Mansion in Downtown Jersey City from May 30th-June 1st.  These intimate performances feature historic dance works, an international collaboration, and popular favorites from the company’s repertory.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Nimbus Dance Works in such an intimate performance! Use this link to purchase tickets!!

Our Farmers Market is up and running in VVP on Saturdays–be sure to check out our vendors and show your support so they keep coming back with the goodies.

Films in Van Vorst is scheduled to start on June 12th…we are still looking for sponsors as one of our main donors was not able to come through for us…
We offer advertising on our web page and our posters along with a generous plug on our film nights.  It’s a great way to give back to the community and for a reasonable price too!! We need help finding donors to keep free films in our park this summer!! Feel free to contact us if you’d like to donate or know of a local business who might be interested —

We are currently working on a new VVPA website courtesy of one of our generous and super talented neighbors–it’s going to be really great…will let you all know when it’s up and running–SO EXCITED!!!

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