Events

A Totally Awesome 80’s Prom ReMix!

21 Apr 2017, Posted by Yolanda Foley in Events, News You Can Use, Updates

Free Drink Ticket with purchase!  ONE WEEK ONLY!

Buy your Prom tickets online this week from April 19th to the 26th and get a free drink at the Prom!! And don’t worry, if you’ve already bought your tickets we’ve got you as well!!!

Big Hair?  Check
Shoulder pads? Check
Neon colors? Check
Sunglasses at night? Check

Now get your tickets….(and your free drink ticket)

WHEN: Saturday April 29th
WHERE: The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street
TIME: 7-11 pm
ATTIRE: 80’s Attire–the more Prom like the better, for sure.
PROM TICKET:  $25 online at Eventbrite–$30 at the door

MUST BE 21 or over….ID’s checked at the door

Dancing with DJ Marvilous!  Munchies by Edward’s Steakhouse, The Brightside Tavern & more!  $5 bodacious beverages!

Check out Another Man’s Treasure...they’re putting together some totally rad outfits in case you’re looking for the perfect 80’s look.  And you should be since we have prizes from Orale & Gypsy Grill (more to come) for Prom King & Queen, Best Hair, Best Couple & Best Costume!!

Can’t wait to like, totally see you there– like, for sure.

Thanks to our Co-Sponsor:

VVPA/DCNA Annual Holiday Party!!

07 Dec 2016, Posted by Yolanda Foley in Events

Join us this Saturday at the DCNA Annual Holiday Party!!

WHEN
: Saturday December 10th
WHERE: The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street
TIME: 7-11 pm
ATTIRE: Holiday Festive!
ENTRANCE FEE: FREE!

We’ve got the food, beverages & music~ All we need is our neighbors to help us celebrate the holidays! So stop by for a visit or hang with us all night!!     To keep in the holiday spirit-Would you please consider bringing a non-perishable item with you to the holiday party for St Matthew’s Food Pantry!  Here are some much needed items:

One-can meals – ravioli & stews
Cereal Rice (1 lb bags)
Tuna
Canned tomatoes or sauce
Canned fruit or vegetables
Juice
Pasta

The VVPA is looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

If you would like to join us as we decorate on Friday night (we may need a few more hands)–please email us at vvpanews@gmail.com.  There will be pizza from TWO BOOTS and lots of fun!!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!!!

Happy Hour on a Friday just got Happier!!! Join us for a friendly golf competition with your neighbors at Jersey City’s newest course, Skyway Golf Course (located at Lincoln Park West, 515 Duncan Avenue).  As you team up with your friends & play the challenging 9-hole scramble, enjoy a cold beer and take your chances to win prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin or even a trip to Mexico if you make a hole in one!  And, non-golfers are invited to join for a glass or wine or cocktail and a putting contest before we all meet up to watch the sunset and enjoy dinner together! Tee it up with your neighbors for a festive Friday!  SPACE IS LIMITED, SO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!! 
WHEN: Friday, June 10th, 2016
3pm – golfer registration begins
4pm – 9 hole scramble/shotgun start
5pm – non-golfer putting contest
6pm – 8:30pm – dinner and cocktails

Golfers: $100 includes green fees & cart, beverages for entire event, dinner & awards ceremony
Non-Golfers: $50 includes putting contest, dinner & drinks

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Check out Eventbrite (Event Name: VVPA 2016 Fore!) to buy tickets and for more details about the event and the sponsorship opportunities available!  All donations are tax deductible and help support our many free community events throughout the year!
Please feel free to print and post the event flyer on your block (click here to download), and invite your friends and neighbors to join!

FORE!!!!!

Come on out and join your neighbors for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast sponsored by the Historic Paulus Hook Association!

Where: St. Peter’s Prep High School Cafeteria, 144 Grand Street (NE Corner of Van Vorst & Grand)
When: Sunday, April 10th, 9am – noon

Visit the Historic Paulus Hook Association website for additional information and to purchase tickets for the event (tickets also available at the door on the day of the event)!

Gluten Free options available!  Kids activities!  Door Prizes!

Like, for sure, our prom is a few weeks away….

23 Mar 2015, Posted by Oona Moore in Events, Sponsors

We danced the disco. We boogied to the Charleston. Now we are getting out that hairspray and getting ready to rock the night away to 80’s classics.

To be like totally clear–this is our Prom, like, ok? There was, like, some cool play by a similar name…but no actors here! We’re all just teasing our hair, wearing shoulder pads, pulling out our baby blue tuxedos and partying like its 1985!  We will be dancing to our mix tapes with DJ Marvilous, eating Gnarly munchies from the rad Brightside Tavern and like, posing for our very own prom pictures!

Awesome prizes from Porta, Koro Koro Rice Ball Cafe, Aire Salon for Prom King & Queen and Best use of Hairspray!  More prizes in the works too!!

So join us on Saturday April 11th from 7-11pm at the Barrow Mansion 83 Wayne Street. Tickets are $25 and are available through Eventbrite.  Order your tickets before April 1st and get a free beverage of your choice–wine cooler, our special prom punch, or maybe a cold beer–you pick!  We will have a cash bar all night–but the munchies are on us!

So bring a date or come solo—we are going to have a totally rad time, like, for sure.

Questions? Or want to volunteer for our prom committee?  Volunteers get in free!  Email us at vvpanews@gmail.com!

Keep checking our Van Vorst Boogie and the Totally Awesome 80’s Prom event page on Facebook for all the latest updates!

See you at the Prom!!

Last Film of the 2014 Season 9.3.14

03 Sep 2014, Posted by Oona Moore in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule
FILMS IN VAN VORSTWednesday September 3rd
Last film of 2014!Van Vorst Park 8:00pm

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Directed by Wes Anderson

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Check out the trailer at filmsinvanvorst.com
Bring your chairs and your friends, the popcorn is on us.

Brought to you by the
VVPA
&
Friends of Van Vorst Park.
Please visit vvpa.org home page to see all the amazing donors that made our 10th season in the Park possible.

THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER…..SO…
If we postpone, we will announce on
Twitter: @vvpajc
Facebook: VanVorstParkAssociation
and on JC List


At the end of this season we want to once again thank all our wonderful sponsors.
Some donated money, others food & services for our MeetBall Dinner.  We could NOT have had such a wonderful season without their support. These local businesses that care about their neighbors are what makes Van Vorst Park & Jersey City a great place to live.
You can show your appreciation by tweeting a thanks or patronizing their businesses!Many Thanks to:
Silverman Building Neighborhoods
NJ Beer Co
Dixon Advisory
Liberty Harbor North
Sawyer Smith Residential Brokerage
Jersey City Medical Center
Maximum Motion Fitness
Jorge Mastropiertro Architects
JC Barre
The Brightside Tavern
Abbondonza Trattoria
Two Boots Pizza
Park & Sixth Gastropub
Zepplein Bar & Restaurant
John’s Pizza
The Merchant
Me Casa
Shanghai Best
PJ Ryans
The Kitchen
Brewshot
Cocoa Bakery
Super Buy Rite
Special thanks to Friends of Van Vorst Park & the City of Jersey City.

Join our email list at vvpa.org for upcoming events & meetings.
Or email us directly at vvpanews@gmail.com if you have any suggestions or wish to donate for next years season.

Van Vorst Boogie~Disco Night!!

23 Aug 2014, Posted by Oona Moore in Events
DISCO TONITEVAN VORST PARK

SATURDAY 8.23!


ARE YOU READY TO BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE??
TILL YOU JUST CAN’T BOOGIE NO MORE?
SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING!

We are heading back to the 70’s for a Disco night under the stars in Van Vorst Park.  Forgot how to do the Hustle?  No problem! We’ve got dance lessons from 6-6:30pm and then DJ Waffle spins the best Disco tunes all night till 10pm.  We’ve got prizes for best dressed man and woman.  Mordi’s food truck will be serving up food for purchase.  The VVPA will have lemonade and juice to quench your thirst! Check out our event page on
Facebook/Van Vorst Boogie!

For a $5 donation you will get some funky bracelets to go with your groovy outfit and happy hour drink specials at The Brightside Tavern after party!!

Out of sight, man!

The Lego Movie Tonite!!

06 Aug 2014, Posted by Oona Moore in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule
FILMS IN VAN VORSTWednesday August 6th!

Van Vorst Park 8:30pm

THE LEGO MOVIE
Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

Based on the Lego line of construction toys, the film tells the story of Emmet (Pratt), an ordinary Lego minifigure prophesied to save the universe from the tyrannical Lord Business (Ferrell).  With an all star cast of voices, this movie has won over the hearts of both young and old audiences!

Check out the trailer at filmsinvanvorst.com
Bring your chairs and your friends, the popcorn is on us.

Brought to you by the
VVPA
&
Friends of Van Vorst Park.
Please visit vvpa.org home page to see all the amazing donors that made our 10th season in the Park possible.

THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS SUMMER…..SO…
If we postpone, we will announce on
Twitter: @vvpajc
Facebook: VanVorstParkAssociation
and on JC List


~SAVE THE DATE~
DISCO NIGHT IN THE PARK!Van Vorst Boogie
Saturday August 23rd 6-10pm

We are going back to the 70s for a Disco night in the Park.
Get out your spandex and Saturday Night Fever outfits!!!
Lessons, dancing and awards for Best Dressed Man & Woman!
Food & drink for purchase–
Suggested donation to the VVPA only $5!

Tell your friends, get shopping for that spandex!!!


FILMS IN VAN VORST

Wednesday JULY 30th!

Van Vorst Park 8:30 or later

20 Feet From Stardom
Directed by Morgan Neville

Academy Award Winner for 2014 Best Documentary

You’ve heard them. You’ve seen them onstage with your favorite singers.  Here’s your chance to see what it feels like 20 feet from stardom….

Check out the trailer at filmsinvanvorst.com
Bring your chairs and your friends, the popcorn is on us.

Brought to you by the
VVPA
&
Friends of Van Vorst Park.
Please visit vvpa.org home page to see all the amazing donors that made our 10th season in the Park possible.

THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS SUMMER…..SO…
If we postpone, we will announce on
Twitter: @vvpajc
Facebook: VanVorstParkAssociation
and on JC List


~SAVE THE DATE~

Van Vorst Boogie
Saturday August 23rd 6-10pm

We are going back to the 70s for a Disco night in the Park.
Get out your spandex and Saturday Night Fever outfits!!!
Lessons, dancing and awards for Best Dressed Man & Woman!
Food & drink for purchase–
Suggested donation to the VVPA only $5!

More info soon!

Films in Van Vorst UPDATE!

22 Jul 2014, Posted by Oona Moore in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

FILMS IN VAN VORST

Wednesday JULY 23RD

Van Vorst Park 8:30 or later

20 Feet From Stardom
Directed by Morgan Neville

Academy Award Winner for 2014 Best Documentary

You’ve heard them. You’ve seen them onstage with your favorite singers.  Here’s your chance to see what it feels like 20 feet from stardom….

Check out the trailer at filmsinvanvorst.com
Bring your chairs and your friends, the popcorn is on us.

Brought to you by the
VVPA
&
Friends of Van Vorst Park.
Please visit vvpa.org home page to see all the amazing donors that made our 10th season in the Park possible.

THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS SUMMER…..SO…
If we postpone, we will announce on
Twitter: @vvpajc
Facebook: VanVorstParkAssociation
and on JC List