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Films in Van Vorst-Wednesday July 11th!

 
Films in Van Vorst

 

8th Annual Summer Film Series

presents

“Waste Land”

“Waste Land”

 directed by Lucy Walker

    Visit http://www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see the trailer

 

The 2010 documentary follows two years of work by Brazilian contemporary modern artist Vic Muniz in creating art with the cooperation of scavengers of recyclables working at  one of the world’s largest landfills, serving the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. Nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary and winner of the best international documentary at Sundance, The film portrays the lives of the garbage pickers and their working conditions as well as Muniz’s efforts to help them to gain recognition and better living conditions.          

 


 Bring a chair! Bring a friend!

 

Free popcorn is back!

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors;

Jersey City Medical Center,

Silverman Building Neighborhoods,

with special thanks to

The Van Vorst Park Association,

The Friends of Van Vorst Park,

The City of Jersey City

 


In case of inclement weather please check updates at:jclist.com, twitter:@vvpajc or http://www.facebook.com/VanVorstParkAssociation

 

“Waste Land”

directed by Lucy Walker

The 2010 documentary follows two years of work by Brazilian contemporary modern artist Vic Muniz in creating art with the cooperation of scavengers of recyclables working at  one of the world’s largest landfills, serving the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. Nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary and winner of the best international documentary at Sundance, The film portrays the lives of the garbage pickers and their working conditions as well as Muniz’s efforts to help them to gain recognition and better living conditions.

click below to view the trailer

TANGO Fundraiser Update!

20 Jun 2012, Posted by admin in Events

Are you joining us? To Tango or Not to Tango that is the question.
Our Tango2012 is scheduled for this Saturday June 30th.   Unfortunately if we do not have 50 reservations before Thursday the answer may be: Not To Tango.

Fundraisers are an important part of a non-profit organization such as the VVPA.  The money we raise helps us to continue making strangers into neighbors by offering family events, a meeting place for neighbors to speak with city officials and local businesses one on one and to make our park a safer place to be at night with Films in Van Vorst. But family events, our rental space and free films cost us money.  So therefore we fundraise. But fundraising costs too…so we’d rather not waste what little we have– If you can’t make it due to previous commitments we understand.

Won’t you help us continue helping you?

This Saturday for $40/person we were hoping to teach you to tango, feed you amazing food from Me Casa, Made with Love & Tommy 2 Scoops, and give you tasty Argentinian wines and Fizzy Lizzy’s to quench your thirst. Food Dancing & Drinks for $40. We think it’s a great deal.

Our website is http://www.tangovvpa.wordpress .com.  There you can buy a ticket and learn more about our event. Or come and see HUGO in the park on Wednesday after sunset….we will be there with tickets in hand. Or if you wish to pay us on Saturday–reserve a spot at vvpanews@gmail.com. That’s all– we just need to know.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

VanVorstParkAssociation

June 27th “Hugo” 8:30 pm

14 Jun 2012, Posted by admin in Films in VVP

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“Hugo”

Directed by Martin Scorsese

  One of the most legendary directors of our time takes you on an extraordinary adventure. Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Starring Ben Kingsley, Sasha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Christopher Lee and introducing Asa Butterfield as Hugo, the Film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards (winner of 5) in 2012.

click below to view the trailer

 

Films in Van Vorst-HUGO Tonite!

Free Film TONIGHT
 

Wednesday June 27th

just east of the gazebo after sunset( 8:30 pm or later)

 

Films in Van Vorst
 

8th Annual Summer Film Series

presents

  “Hugo”

directed by Martin Scorsese

 

One of the most legendary directors of our time takes you on an extraordinary adventure. Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Starring Ben Kingsley, Sasha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Christopher Lee and introducing Asa Butterfield as Hugo, the Film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards (winner of 5) in 2012.


visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see the trailer

Bring a chair! Bring a friend!
 

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors;

Jersey City Medical Center,

Silverman Building Neighborhoods,

with special thanks to

The Van Vorst Park Association,

The Friends of Van Vorst Park,

The City of Jersey City

Tango and A Movie

13 Jun 2012, Posted by admin in Events

Tango and A Movie A local fundraiser with a global twist….A night of Tango dancing, Argentinian wines, tapas & sweets.

Mingle at our little Milonga!

Fred Sullivan and Ritsuko Sato will be presenting a short Tango performance.
Followed by FREE lessons (no partner necessary) and dancing all night

When: Saturday June 30th

Time: 7-11pm

Where: Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street

Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door. (Adults Only Please) Includes all beverages, food and dancing!

Tasty tapas from Me Casa Restaurant.  Gazpacho and desserts from award winning Made with Love Bakery. 
Tango with Torrontes white wine or move with a Malbec.
Or perhaps a Fizzy Lizzy will fuel you…
When it gets too hot…cool down with some Tommy 2 Scoops gelato.
Maybe win a gift certificate from Park & Sixth!!
Raffles-Food-Wine-Dancing
Join us!

Advanced tickets can be purchased online at http://www.tangovvpa.wordpress.com
Or at FILMS IN VAN VORST tonite Wednesday June 27th.
Or you can reserve your $40 ticket at vvpanews@gmail.com

 




Van Vorst Park Association presents:
Films in Van Vorst

Wednesday June 27th
After sunset, 8:30 or later

HUGO
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Watch the trailer at http://www.filmsinvanvorst.com

Free Popcorn!
Bring a chair Bring a Friend

Brought to you by
Jersey City Medical Center
Silverman-Building Neighborhoods

Thanks to
City of Jersey City
Friends of Van Vorst Park

Films in Van Vorst & Tango2012 Fundraiser!

Films in Van Vorst
 

8th Annual Summer Film Series

presents

“MONEYBALL”
 

Free Film !
 

Wednesday June 13th
 

East of the gazebo after dark(8:30 or later)


“Moneyball”

 directed by Bennett miller

 Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman.  

 

Visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see the trailer
   Bring a chair! Bring a friend!
 

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors;

Jersey City Medical Center,

Silverman Building Neighborhoods,

with special thanks to

The Van Vorst Park Association,

The Friends of Van Vorst Park,

The City of Jersey City

and……

The VVPA is throwing a Tango Night Fundraiser.  Join us Saturday June 30th (Adults only please)  in the Barrow Mansion for a night of Tango lessons and dancing, South Amerian wines, tapas and sweets. Great way to support your community, make some new friends and enjoy a summer nights fiesta!! All for $40!  Tickets are available at the film screenings, in VVP during the Farmers Market Saturday June 16th, 23rd and the 30th and via PayPal at www.tangovvpa.wordpress.com  Some of our latest Tango Night sponsors …Made with Love, Tommy’s Two Scoops and Fizzy Lizzy!! Many Thanks for their support!!

See you in The Park!!

Tonite!! First Film of our 8th Season!

13 Jun 2012, Posted by admin in Films in VVP

So far so good….clouds seem to be breaking up and wait, is that a shadow we see?? Has the sun returned??  Lets keep our collective fingers crossed till this evening.

We will post a cancellation notice if needed in three places…

1. JCLIST

www.jclist.com

2. Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/VanVorstParkAssociation

3. Twitter  @vvpajc

So if it looks questionable…you know how to find out!  Predicting the weather is tricky–we try and do our best!!

Thanks!!!


Moneyball

directed by Bennett Miller

 Based on the book by Michael Lewis, the film is an account of the Oakland Athletics 2002 Season and their general managers attempts to assemble a competitive team.  Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman, the film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Actor and Best Picture in 2012.

click below to view the trailer

The 8th Annual Outdoor Summer film Series will again take place in Van Vorst Park on Wednesday nights. Screenings in June and July will begin at about 8:30 or later . August and September screenings will begin at 8:00 pm or later. The rain date for each film will be the following Wednesday.

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