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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

August 18th “UP” @8:15 pm

16 Aug 2010, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

 

“UP” directed by Peter Docter

Up is a 2009 computer-animated comedyadventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and features the voices of Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson, and Jordan Nagai.   Up won Golden Globe Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The film received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. It was awarded with two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score in 2010.[7]

Click below to view the trailer

 “Invictus” directed by Clint Eastwood

  Invictus is based on events before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in South Africa.  In his Oscar nominated performance, Morgan Freeman as Mandela,  asks the national rugby team captain (Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Matt Damon) and his squad to do the impossible and win the World Cup.

click below to view the trailer

“The Blind side” directed by John Lee Hancock

Based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features Michael Oher,  who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. The film follows Oher from his impoverished upbringing, through , his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, and on to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football. For her performance, Sandra Bullock won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

click below to view the trailer

September 2010 Newsletter

11 Jul 2010, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER September 2010

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!

September 21st 7:30 pm

Open to the Public– Meeting agenda:

Jersey City Board of Education Members

VP Sue Mack &New Member Sterling Waterman

Sue & Sterling will discuss the Jersey City public school system and current issues

affecting downtown and our Van Vorst district including teachers parking for PS3/MS4, changes in state funding, contracts, facilities and more.

We will follow with a Q&A so bring your questions.

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*A vote by the membership will be held at tonight’s meeting

to allocate proceeds from this year’s Meetball fundraiser

*Nominations for the 2010-11 VVPA board will be accepted

If you are interested in serving as a board member contact us at

Mail@vvpa.org

Event Calendar

Saturday Sept.18th St. Matthew’s 150th Anniversary Block Party 12-4 pm Wayne Street between Jersey and Varick. Music, dancing, performances, games, prizes, and delicious food, fun for kids and adults alike.

Wednesday Sept. 22nd 6:30 pm Application for demolition of the Harsimus Branch Embankment Zoning board of Adjustment, City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 280 Grove Street.

Sept 24th-Oct 3rd The Attic ensemble presents “True West” by Sam Shepard Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 3 pm and Thursday September 30th at 7 pm. For more go to; www.atticensemble.org

Sept-Oct. Saturdays Van Vorst Park Farmer’s Market, starting May 15th and continuing each Saturday through November, from 8am-2pm; vendors will set up around the gazebo.

Saturday Sept 25th Van Vorst Park Community Flea Market Fundraiser from 9am-4pm; vendors will set on the perimeter of the park. For more contact; marcwesson2@aol.com

Tues. Sept. 28th East District Police Commander’s meeting with Captain Joseph Connors

7:00 pm MS4 Bright St. at Varick (in the Library)

Wed. Sept 29th Jersey City Council Meeting The 6:00 pm City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 280 Grove Street

Sat. Oct 2nd & Sun. Oct 3rd Jersey City Arts Studio Tour The Kickoff party will be Fri Oct 11th 6:00-9:00pm at Grace Church. For more go to: www.proartsjerseycity.org

October 2010 Newsletter

10 Jul 2010, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER October 2010

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!

October 19th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda:

This month we invite all our neighbors to join us at an informal meeting. As your neighborhood association, we want to hear your input regarding our quality of life here in Van Vorst. Do you have an idea that will make your neighborhood safer or better? Do you want to talk about activities and issues concerning the Van Vorst Park? Here’s your chance to get more involved in your community!!! And did we mention there will be wine and cheese and yummy refreshments?? We hope to see you all on Tuesday!

Event Calendar

Saturday October 23rd Bike JC Fundraiser 3-7 pm Bike JC will be meeting at the corner of Grand & Jersey for a casual ride through Liberty State Park followed by a gathering at the Golden Cicada Bar at 195 Grand. A portion of the bar proceeds will benefit Bike JC.

Saturday November 13th Grace Van Vorst Cathedral Arts Festival. 7:30pm at Grace Van Vorst Church 39 Erie St. Champagne Gala Fundraiser for Grace Van Vorst Church with art from over 100 local artists. Food, drink and dancing all night! Go to

www.gracevanvorst.com for more info.

Saturdays October-November 9am-3pm Van Vorst Park Farmers Market–Still going strong!! Get your fall produce!

Bright Street Residents–There is a neighbor watch starting up to increase safety and security on Bright Street. If you are interested contact brightstreetwatch@gmail.com for more info.

Saturdays & Sundays Oct 23-24, 30 & 31st 12-5pm Art House Production Art Harvest Celebrate the Arts at Hamilton Square with plays, storytelling, arts and crafts family fun and much more. And check out the hay maze too!!

Tuesday October 26th East District Police Commander’s meeting with Captain Joseph Connors 7:00 pm MS4 Bright St. at Varick (in the Library) open to the Public.

JOIN THE VVPA ON HALLOWEEN SUNDAY OCTOBER 31ST IN VAN VORST PARK! LOOK FOR US IN THE GAZEBO FROM 4-7PM!

Bring your little ones for candy and you big ones can have some hot cider!! Candy-fun treats-and a scary good time!