Jersey City is buzzing this week-so much to do!
We hope you will spend some time with The Van Vorst Park Association as we raise funds this week to keep bringing you monthly meetings, Films in Van Vorst and all our Festive holiday gatherings and community builders!
If you can….JOIN US AT One or BOTH of our fun events this week!!
TUESDAY MAY 13th-8pm BRIGHTSIDE TAVERN
TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER with Chris Aikin.
Chris’s Trivia nights here in Jersey City are not to be missed!!! Part frustrating since you KNOW the answer once he says it of course–but mostly really REALLY fun! It’s friendly competition among neighbors and a special fundraiser. $10 per person (all proceeds to benefit the VVPA). Teams of up to 4 players may compete for the 1st place prize of a $50 bar/food tab and the 2nd place prize of a $25 tab. In between rounds of trivia we’ll have raffles for other prizes donated by local businesses and, of course, great food and drink specials from Tom Parisi!
SATURDAY MAY 17TH 7-10:30PM
THE MEETBALL IS BACK!!!
VICTORY HALL, 186 GRAND (Grand & Marin)
$20 in advance/$25 at the door/Children under 10 FREE
Tickets available here: MEETBALL TICKETS
The MeetBall has been the VVPA’s annual fundraiser since 1975 when our founders got their neighbors together for a dinner–and it became a great way to meet your neighbors and have a ball…get it?? -old fashioned family fun with a urban twist–great JC restaurants, A DJ spinning the tunes, raffles, a bar with NJ Beer Co beers and wines and some serious neighborhood good times….Check our our Facebook event page for the latest news and to see all our wonderful sponsors!
Get there early and check out the Victory Hall Drawing Rooms www.drawingrooms.org next door in what was the OLC convent. It’s been lovingly turned into a great new gallery space. They graciously will be open for VVPA guests before our party from 6-7:30pm. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity–and it’s FREE. Their latest exhibition Automatic/Systematic is on display.
If you’d like to volunteer and we’re planning to buy a ticket for the event email us at email@example.com. Not only will you gain some serious good neighbor karma….we’ll throw in a few of your favorite beverages from the bar!!
See you Saturday!!
Jersey City Municipal Budget Forum
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM City Hall, Council Chambers
Civic JC and City Council President Rolando Lavarro present:
This will be your opportunity to learn from the experts about Jersey City’s finances and how your tax dollars are being spent. Topics will include “A Primer on Municipal Finance” (10:00 a.m.), “What to Look for In the City Budget” (11:15 a.m.), “Budgeting for Sustainability” (11:50 a.m.) and “Property Tax Abatements” (12:30 p.m.). Come for all or part of the program.
Speakers will include Anna Lukasiak and Catherine Mulbrandon of Open JC, Professors Marc Pfeiffer and Kevin Lyons of Rutgers University, Debra D’Italiano of Sustainable JC, Professor Thomas Banker of Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, Jon Whiten of New Jersey Policy Perspectives, Brigid D’Souza of Civic Parent and Professor Jonathan Wharton of Stevens Institute of Technology.
(Donuts and coffee will be served to those who arrive early!)
2 great cultural events this week by resident Van Vorsters!
May 14th-17th J CITY Theater presents:
As Bees in Honey Drown–check out http://www.jcity.org/ for ticket and show information.
May 15th-17th Nimbus Dance Works presents
Spring Show–check out http://nimbusdanceworks.org/ for ticket and show information.