Thank you to all who came out last night. It was a packed house–
Thanks to Leah Guy from Modern Sage a new wellness, meditation, massage you name it feel good store on Newark Ave. She kindly brought us a gift bag from her store which we used last night as a door prize. One lucky gal went home with a bag of goodies! If you haven’t been to Modern Sage–it’s really a treat for the senses. And Leah knows every product in there…Check it out! Modern Sage 315 2nd Street.
Dixon Leasing gave us a rundown on their processes and properties in the Van Vorst Park area. Dixon is an Australian company that bought a number of houses in Hudson County, NY and Brooklyn. We currently have 22 of their properties in our neighborhood. They discussed the renovation of a number of those properties and addressed some concerns about the construction and tenants. Rebbecca Symes and John Wellendorf are available at anytime if anyone has any issues with their properties. For a full list of those properties contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, Rebecca at Rebecca.Symes@dixon.com.au or John at John. Wellandorf@dixon.com.au
We also welcomed a number of school board candidates. There was plenty of questions raised and some spirited discussions. The candidates are participating in a forum hosted by Historic Paulus Hook Association (HPHA) this Thursday October 23rd 7 pm at PS16 96 Sussex Street. You can check out their FB event page here.In the meantime here are the candidates we met last night. Get to know them a little better–
The Parents for Excellence Team: Bertram Okpokwasili, Moncia Kress & Carol Harrison-Aronold. Betram and Carol are currently Board members and Bertram is a Van Vorster. Check out parentsforexellence.com
The Children First Team: Gerald Lyons, Gina Verdibello, Lorenzo Richardson. You can read more about them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheChildrenFirstTeam
Take a few minutes…make an informed vote on November 4th!
Reminder we will be in the park this weekend hanging ribbons on our Breast Cancer Awareness tree.We will also be ghouling it up on Halloween in the park from 4-8pm handing out candy and hot cider. AND….
SAVE THE DATE! December 12th–Van Vorst Boogie is back! In the Barrow Mansion….this one will be a fundraiser for us to continue the free dances in the park next summer. But wait…it’s going to be a “great” night….food, drinks, live music, DJ Dancing Tony….a very spirited holiday party!
There is still time to get really involved in your community….we are looking for a few good men and women to join our Board of Directors…if you’ve attended at least 3 meetings last year and live in the Van Vorst district you are eligible. Community service is cool and rewarding…look what it did for Steve Fulop! He was once the president of HPHA!