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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.

______________________________________________

*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!

SpringFest

10 Jul 2010, Posted by admin in Events

ANNOUNCING THE SECOND ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN

AT VAN VORST PARK

SATURDAY, MAY 22, FROM 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

FREE!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Contact: Ozgun Tasdemir, 201-892-4180,

ozgun@tourcom.com

Jersey City schools, museums, artists, family-oriented small

businesses and the city will join forces with Friends of Van Vorst

Park to present The Spring Festival of Children. Once again, the event

will showcase students’ talents and offer families

A FREE DAY OF FUN AND LEARNING

with visual and performing arts, entertainment, workshops, a gardening tour and more.

April 12TH, 2010-Jersey City

The second Spring Festival of Children will be held on Saturday, May 22nd, from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Van Vorst Park, on Montgomery Street at Jersey

Avenue. The event is open to the entire community, and there is no

admission charge.

The first Spring Festival of Children, which was held on May 30th,

2009, at Van Vorst Park, was a great success, bringing together

families and children with educators, museums, city institutions like

the Public Library, community organizations and small businesses and

uniting them as one community.

This year, the Festival will again be a delightful event, offering

music, dance and sports performances and art workshops by various participants as well as a gardening tour provided by the Friends of Van Vorst Park.

The organizers invite other community organizations and businesses

related to children’s education, arts and wellness- including music,

arts, sports, yoga, dance, languages, health and special education- to

participate in the event and inform area residents about their work.

Participants must provide their own tables and/or display materials.

The payments are tax deductible. For more information, please contact Ozgun Tasdemir from Spring Festival of Children at ozgun@tourcom.com or 201 892 41 80)

HPNA ParkFest Vendor Application

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

25th ANNIVERSARY HAMILTON PARK FESTIVAL

& Park Re-opening Ceremony

Saturday, June 12, 2010 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Rain date: Sunday, June 13th

Set-up time: 7:00 am to 10:00 am Clean-up: 6:00 p m – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION FORM

COST: $10 current HPNA member; $20 non-member; $25 Day of Festival

MAIL form and check made out to: Hamilton Park Neighborhood Assoc.

PMB #166, 344 Grove Street,

Jersey City, NJ. 07302

Advance Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Morning of the Park Festival – $25 — CASH ONLY

Food Vendors: $75.00 — Food vendors must pre-register

Commercial Businesses: $75.00 (includes Real Estate agencies) Please contact us if you’d like to be a sponsor and donate prizes for the raffle.

Non-Profit/Community Service Groups are invited to exhibit at no charge, but registration is required.

SPACES: 8 ft. wide by 4 ft. deep. BRING YOUR OWN TABLES. Tables are not provided. Space filled on first-come, first served basis the morning of the Festival. No motor vehicles are allowed in the Park. Please park in authorized parking spaces. JCPD will ticket any illegally parked vehicles.

HPNA membership is open to local residents. Annual fee is $10.00 per household, per calendar (Jan-Dec) year. Members enjoy a discount off their table space. You may include the membership fee with the table space reservation. Please fill out a membership form at the HPNA table the day of the Festival.

QUESTIONS? Leave a message at (201) 855-9038 or e-mail to hpnajc@gmail.com

Refunds will not be issued unless the festival is cancelled.

Name: _______________________________E-mail:____________________________

Street Address:________________________City:______________State:______ Zip:_____

Tel or cell#______________________Best time to call:________________

Number of spaces requested:_______ Total amount due:_______________

Method of payment (cash/check): ________

How did you hear about the Park Festival?___________________________________________

What product(s)/services(s) will you sell?____________________________________________

Food Vendors and Commercial Businesses please see info above.

Additional vendor & membership application forms may be picked at Walt’s Liquor Store, 9th/Jersey Ave.

Completed forms may also be dropped off at that location during store hours.

November 2010 Newsletter

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

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER November 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!

Tuesday November 16th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda;

PIPELINE DISCUSSION

Dale Hardman & Stephen Musgrave

from nogaspipeline.org will lead a discussion regarding Spectra Energy’s proposed gas pipeline through Downtown Jersey City and the issues surrounding the project.

Elections for the new VVPA 2010-2011 Board

Event Calendar

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

Monday November 22nd 6-9pm Fundraiser for Embankment Coalition at LITM, 140 Newark Ave. $20–drinks, hors d’oeuvres & live music.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Jersey City Police Department and Hard Grove Cafe are teaming up to serve Thanksgiving Dinner to those in need in our district. Volunteers are needed between 10am-4pm. Be at Hard Grove at 10am if you care to lend a helping hand.

Jersey City Police Department TOY DRIVE-The JCPD is accepting unwrapped toys and donations until December 10th. Please drop off at the East District office, 207 7th Street. The toys will be distributed at their 16th annual Children’s Christmas Party at PS 4, December 11th.

November 15th-21st-MAKE MY CITY! Shop in Jersey City and save money during the week of November 15th. Special Events and Discounts all week!!-For more info go to makemycity-jc.com

Tuesday November 23rd 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

Wednesday December 8th 7-10pm

DCNA HOLIDAY PARTY @ The Embankment 234 10th Street The Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations is having their annual Holiday party –It’s Free and open to all!! 2 free drinks per person and appetizers will be served.

VVPA HOLIDAY PARTY–Keep checking your email boxes for a special announcement– coming soon!!

Thank you to all involved in our Halloween Spooktacular!! It was a great success-Special Thanks to Marc Wesson and Friends of Van Vorst Park -it was frighteningly fun.

May 2010 Newsletter

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

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER May 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!

May 18th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda;

Mike Selender

Vice president of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy

will join us and will be addressing the status of historic sites in Jersey City: The Powerhouse, St. John’s Episcopal Church, The Apple Tree House among others.

Ed Toloza

The City Tax Assessor will attend this months meeting to address preliminary revaluation questions.

MeetBall!!!!!!!!!! It’s Here!!!

MAY 15TH 6:30-9:30 St.Peter’s Prep Warren & Grand

$25 tkts at the door, Children under 10 are free!

GREAT MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, GREAT FUN

Event Calendar

May 15th–VVPA MeetBall!!

6:30 at St. Peters Prep Grand & Warren

Meet your Neighbors and Have a Ball!

May 15th VVP Flea Market & Farmers Market

Farmers Market and Flea Market–summer feels

like its already here! Check out Van Vorst Park on Saturday for both events….from 9-4pm…

May 16th Italian Village Walking Tour 12pm

The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy is celebrating Preservation Month with walking tours. This one starts at noon at Madame Claudes–

Corner of Brunswick& 4th streets.

May 20th Full School Board Meeting

6pm at PS #11 886 Bergen Ave. Open to the Public. See our newest School Board members in action.

May 22nd Spring Festival for Children

Free day of fun & learning in Van Vorst Park from 10am-5pm.

May 23rd 1st Annual JC Ward Bicycle Tour

11am-1pm start and finish at Exchange Place. Sponsored by BikeJC. Go to www.bikejc.org for more info and to sign up!

May 23rd Pet Owners Day at Pershing Field

11-3pm 201 Central Ave Sponsored by the City of Jersey City & Liberty Humane Society. Various free clinics for any pet owner in Jersey city –.

May 27th JCLC 10th Annual Preservation Awards at Landmark Loews Theater Journal Square 6-9pm more info at jclandmarks.org

ONGOING…..ONGOING…ONGOING…

Films in Van Vorst–every other Wednesday starting June 9th after sunset Van Vorst Park. Go to filmsinvanvorst.com for more info.

Groove on Grove every Wednesday Grove Plaza from 6-8pm–great music-great fun!

Creative Grove every Friday Grove Plaza from 2-8pm. Vendors, Music, Food–fun way to kick off your weekends.