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February 2011 Newsletter

11 Jul 2011, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER February 2011

Barrow Mansion

83 Wayne Street, Jersey City

Email: mail@vvpa.org

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.VVPA.ORG

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Everyone is welcome!

Open to the Public– Meeting agenda:

This month’s February meeting is CANCELED.

Please check your emails shortly for our exciting March meeting agenda.

Tuesday February 22, 2011 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm The East District Captain’s Meeting is scheduled for the M.S.4 (Bright and Varick St.).Captain Connors, East District Commander, will discuss crime in the East District and respond to all questions, issues and concerns. The Captain’s Meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We encourage and hope to see you at the Captain’s Meeting.

Jersey City Forecast for Friday-58 degrees so why not check out…..CREATIVE GROVE!

Friday, February 18th· 2:00pm – 8:00pm

The independent fierce most fabulous shuv it in the public’s face art scene in Jersey City, in the open, on GROVE street and outside the GROVE STREET PATH station is on the this FRIDAY 2 – 8 pm,

music, deejays, musicians, performers, creatives, top weirdos, fringe, indy crafts, emerging designers, established artists,outdoor lounge, activism, community encouraging free expressions,

ideas bringing you YOUR platform in the public.

January 2011 Newsletter

10 Jul 2011, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER January 2011

Barrow Mansion

83 Wayne Street, Jersey City

Email: mail@vvpa.org

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.VVPA.ORG

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Everyone is welcome!

January 18th 7:30 pm

Open to the Public– Meeting agenda:

Ward E Councilman

Steve Fulop

Steve will be updating us on the latest Jersey City affairs. You’ve got concerns, problems,

questions? Budget, taxes, school board…whatever it is-

Steve will do his best to address them all.

Wednesday January 19th @1-3pm Old Time Wakes

Bob Leach, Director-Jersey City Historical Project

Enchanted us last year at the VVPA with his delightful tale of The Shantytown Dead. This time Bob’s stories will recall the homey dignity of the old time wakes – with a slight touch of human comedy. If you have the afternoon, don’t miss Bob! He is a Jersey City Treasure!

Wednesday January 19th @7-9pm Civic JC Presents: Jersey City Budget Forum CivicJC is sponsoring a major forum on the budget process in Jersey City, featuring innovative proposals on the city’s near-and long-term fiscal health. Among the presenters will be Jersey City’s Business Administrator Jack Kelly. All interested members of the media and general public are invited. City Hall Council Chambers 280 Grove Street. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Friday January 21st @ 6-9pm Creative Grove Fundraiser Madame Claude Wine 234 Pavonia at Hamilton Square. Join your Creative Grove Artists and Activists for an evening of delicious wines, cheeses and smooth beats by DJPastiche. Relax with us and enjoy good company and the familiar Creative Grove atmosphere… Tickets are $20 per person and include a special Thank You gift for you from the Creative Grove community.

Saturday January 22nd @ 8pm

Art House Productions 5th Annual SNOW BALL

A Champagne Gala to benefit Art House Productions’ landmark 10th season of arts programs

Light Fare * Live Music * Silent Auction

Gypsy jazz from Manouche Bag DJ George “Soul” Fernandez to follow $70 general admission— Info at www.arthouseproductions.org

Sunday January 23rd @4pm Con Vivo Music for the New Year at Grace Van Vorst 39 Erie Street.

The Con Vivo Quartet: Yon Joo Lee, Mazz Swift, Amelia Hollander Ames, Yoed Nir open their 5th season. Warm yourselves with wonderful music, joyously played, and hot chocolate at intermission.

Music by Philip Glass, Dmitri Shostakovich, & Mazz Swift (world premiere). Free of charge and open to the public. Children’s play area for families.

Tuesday January 25, 2011 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm The East District Captain’s Meeting is scheduled for the M.S.4 (Bright and Varick St.).Captain Connors, East District Commander, will discuss crime in the East District and respond to all questions, issues and concerns. The Captain’s Meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We encourage and hope to see you at the Captain’s Meeting.

“To Kill A Mockingbird” directed by Robert Mulligan

Winner of 3 Academy Awards in 1963 including Best Adapted Screenplay by Horton Foote and Best Actor for Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, who defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. Based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee.

click below to view the trailer

 

“The King’s Speech” directed by Tim Hooper

Winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best actor

Starring 2011 Academy Award winner for Best Actor, Colin Firth, along with Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter in their Oscar nominated performances.

Based on the true story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

click below to view the trailer

Don’t forget to bring a chair and a friend!

Thank you to the Sponsors of tonight’s film

the Van Vorst Park Association and  Friends of Van Vorst Park

 
 

 

“True Grit” (2010)

directed by Joel & Ethan Cohen

starring

Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney. Her father’s blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.

 Click on the link below to view the trialer 

Don’t forget to bring a chair and a friend!

Thank you to the Sponsors of tonight’s film

the Van Vorst Park Association, Friends of Van Vorst Park

7th Season kicks off June 8th!

30 May 2011, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

The 7th 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 depending on sunset. August and September screenings will begin at 8:00 pm. The rain date for each film will be the following Wednesday. 

VVPA Egg Hunt

29 Apr 2011, Posted by admin in Events

May 1, 2011 (Sunday) followed by Entertainment at Noon

Children up to age 8, come try your luck in finding one of two golden eggs (prize baskets awarded.) Please bring a basket to carry home your loot. There will be music, balloons, face painting and more! Volunteers are needed to supply plastic eggs with candy (no nuts please) and real dyed ones. Stop by the park at 10:00 am to drop them off.
Happy Spring!

For RSVP so we can get a head count or if you have any questions, please e-mail: marcwesson2@aol.com

2010 Events

14 Jan 2011, Posted by admin in Events

VVP Egg Hunt – Sunday at 11:00 AM – Followed by Entertainment at Noon

Children up to age 8, come try your luck in finding one of two golden eggs (prize baskets awarded.) Please bring a basket to carry home your loot. There will be music, balloons, face painting and more! Volunteers are needed to supply plastic eggs with candy (no nuts please) and real dyed ones. Stop by the park at 10:00 am to drop them off.

Happy Spring!

December 14, 2010

VVPA & St Matthews Tree Lighting and Holiday Party
On December, 14, 2010 (Tuesday

At Angel Ramos Park Wayne Street btw Barrow & Jersey & Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street

August 18, 2010

“UP” directed by Peter Docter (8:30 pm)
The file can be viewed just east of the gazebo after sunset

Visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com for more information

July 21, 2010

“The Blind Side” directed by John Lee Hancock (8:30 pm)
The file can be viewed just east of the gazebo after sunset

Visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com for more information

July 18 – 24, 2010

Make my City
Make My City is a week of discounts and promotions at JC’s best independent businesses

June 16, 2010

Films in Van Vorst 6th Annual Summer Film Series presents “Sherlock Holmes” directed by Guy Richie
just east of the gazebo after sunset (around 8:30 pm)

Sherlock Holmes the 2009 film directed by Guy Richie and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law
Visit www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see the trailer.

Bring a chair!
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors;
Liberty Health Systems,
The Van Vorst Park Association,
The Friends of Van Vorst Park,
with special thanks to The City of Jersey City

June 12, 2010

Grease – Movie Sing Along at Grace Church Van Vorst, June 12, 2010 (7:30 pm)
at the Grace Church Van Vorst

The event flyer can be downloaded here

May 27, 2010

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy – 10th Annual JCLC Preservation Awards Ceremony
at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater – $25 per person at the door

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will proudly present its tenth annual Preservation Awards Ceremony in honor of those who have significantly contributed to the preservation of Jersey City’s architectural and cultural heritage. Categories include the Excellence in Preservation Award, the Theodore Conrad Preservationist Award, the J. Owen Grundy History Award, the Preservation Initiative Award, and the Jersey City Legend Award. A tour of the historic Loew’s Jersey Theatre will follow the ceremony. Refreshments will be served.

May 24, 2010

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy – Researching Home Histories
May 24 – 6:30 PM FREE!
Meet in the New Jersey Room on the 3rd floor of the Jersey City Free Public Library, Jersey Avenue and Montgomery Street. Administered by Cynthia Harris, Director of the New Jersey Room

Have you ever wanted to research the history of your home? When was it built? Who used to live there? Or have you ever wanted to learn more about other landmark properties in your neighborhood? This workshop will give you the tools to do so by teaching you the basics of research in the New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library, a treasure trove of Jersey City history. This is a FREE event; however, registration is required as space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Jersey City Free Public Library and the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy.

To register contact Cynthia Harris at (201) 547-6961. Seats fill up fast.

May 23, 2010

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy – Walking Tour of the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetary
Sunday May 23 – 11 AM Meet at 435 Newark Avenue
Please wear comfortable walking shoes – no sandals please!
Free Admission – Donations are welcomed

The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is a National Treasure. Prior to the creation of the Cemetery in 1829, it’s historical significance dates back to the 1700’s as the site of a Revolutionary War encampment, and a fortification bunker from the War of 1812 that still stands proudly on the grounds. Now the sacred eternal resting place of thousands of soldiers from the Revolutionary & Civil Wars, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, WWI and II, forward, as well as home to our earliest Jersey City founders, leaders, residents and legends. With its 200 year old English Ivy adorning many of the towering trees, and the monumental works of art, this 6-acre sanctuary of peace and unique history is one of the most beautiful natural settings in Jersey City.

Sadly neglected and abandoned in early 2008, the Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is now being saved and preserved by the dedicated efforts of a newly formed volunteer Board of Trustees, a hard-working group of volunteers, and a supportive Community who are committed to the restoration of the historic cemetery grounds, caretaker house, and historic monuments.

May 23, 2010

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy – 9th Annual Lafayette History Festival and Tour
Saturday May 22 – 11:45 AM to 2 PM
Meet at Reverend Dr. Ercel F. Webb Park, intersection of Van Horne and Lafayette Streets.
Opening ceremony and remarks: 11:45 AM
Guided bus tour: 12 Noon – 1 PM
Guided walking tour: 12:Noon – 2 PM.
Closing ceremony: from 2:00 PM
All events are free.

Discover New Jersey’s rich Dutch heritage through iconic landmarks like the former Lafayette Dutch Reformed Church and the “House of the Four Chimneys” mural inside the Art Deco-designed Provident Bank; explore the distinct vernacular architectural landscape of Lafayette, a largely intact mid-19th century industrial neighborhood where the names of African-American legends like Dr. George E. Cannon and Dr. Lena Edwards come to life.

Guided by Neil E. Brunson, Director of the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum, Deputy Mayor Kabili Tayari and JCLC.

May 22, 2010

Spring Festival for Children at Van Vorst Park

On May 22nd, there is a Spring Festival for Children at Van Vorst Park. All information regarding this event is available here.

May 15, 2010: 6:30-11:00 PM

Important Notice: 35th Annual Meetball

Meet your neighbors and have a ball!…featuring cuisine from Jerrsey City’s finest restaurants! Check back soon for additional details. Please contact Dan Webber for tickets: dwebber@vvpa.org

 

May 23, 2010

Jersey City Ward Tour

Jersey City Ward Tour, May 23, 11 am, Exchange Place. Rain date June 6. Bike JC announces its inaugural Jersey City Ward Tour, a ten-mile bike ride through five of the six wards of Jersey City, will be held May 23. Join us in our annual block party and parade! Click here for more information.

May 7, 2010

Cinco De Mayo – Celebrate on May 7th