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August 2010 Newsletter

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

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER August 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!

August 17th 7:30 pm

There will be no meeting this month.

Summer Break

Event Calendar

Wednesday August 18th

Films in Van Vorst

Disney’s Oscar Award winning animated film,UP. After sunset around 8:15-in Van Vorst park-bring a chair & a friend and enjoy!! FREE

Saturdays 9-3pm Van Vorst Park Farmers Market–every Saturday!!

Fridays Creative Grove at Grove Plaza

2pm-8pm Local designers, hand made crafts, free expression and Friday Fun!

Wednesdays Grove Plaza-

Groove on Grove

Weekly music series featuring Jersey City Bands 6-8pm. Check them out on Facebook.

ONGOING…..ONGOING…ONGOING…

Thursday August 26th

Board of Education Meeting 6pm at PS 11–886 Bergen Ave. Martin Luther King Jr School.

Check out :

City of Jersey City’s Official Government Page

And Van Vorst Park Association —both on Facebook!!

April 2010 Newsletter

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

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER April 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!

April 20th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda;

Leon Yost

Local historian presents “Parade of the Shantytown Dead”A strange fact based video-story of skeletons and mystery set in the 1860s on the hill where Dickinson High School stands today. Written and narrated by Historian Bob Leach, 30-minutes.

Christine Goodman

Arthouse Productions will update us on ProArts events around Jersey City and her upcoming season.

Gillian Allen & Jersey City Food Coop Initiative

Gillian is going to stop by for a brief update and answer questions about the

a Food Coop Initiative here in Jersey City

IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER IN JERSEY CITY MAKE SURE TO VOTE

IN THIS TUESDAY’S SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS

FROM 2-9PM AT YOUR LOCAL POLLING FACILITY

TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE VVPA 35TH ANNUAL MEETBALL

MAY 15TH 6:30-9:30

GREAT MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, GREAT FUN

Event Calendar

April 20th Board of Education Election

2-9pm–If you are registered, VOTE at your local polling place.

April 18th 11-3pm City Hall Plaza

Liberty Humane Society and the City of Jersey City present PET OWNERS DAY-go to www.cityofjerseycity.com for more info.

April 24th Arthouse Productions presents JC’s Most Eligible Bachelor-a date auction! Go to www.arthouseproductions.org April 21 & 28th Senior Police Academy The Jersey City Police Department presents a free seminar from 10:30-12:00 at the Joseph Connors Senior Center at 28 Paterson St. Call 201.547.5682 for more info April 27th East Districts Captains Meeting

7pm at M.S.#4 (Bright & Varick) Updates on recent criminal activity & a question and answer.

May 1st Hudson Pride Connections Gala

Fundraiser & Gala at Michael Anthony’s 502 Washington Blvd. For tickets & info go to www.PrideConnections.org

May 15th Van Vorst Park 3rd Annual Flea Market Rent a table and sell your stuff! Help the park and clean your house at the same time. For more info email marcwesson2@aol.com or call 201.433.6553

May 15th 6:30-11pm MEETBALL

35th Annual MeetBall Fundraiser for the VVPA!

Meet your neighbors and Have a ball! Local restaurants, great music, and loads of fun for the whole family. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets being sold at our meeting this Tuesday April 20th or go to Made With Love 530 Jersey Ave or Fish with Braids 521 Jersey at the Barrow Mansion.

    

“The Producers” written and directed by Mel  Brooks

 

Mel Brooks’s directorial debut remains both a career high point and a classic show business farce. Hinging on a crafty plot premise, which in turn unleashes a joyously insane onstage spoof, The Producers is powered by a clutch of over-the-top performances, capped by the odd couple pairing of the late Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, making his screen debut.

Mostel is Max Bialystock, a gone-to-seed Broadway producer who spends his days wheedling checks from his “investors,” elderly women for whom Bialystock is only too willing to provide company. When wide-eyed auditor Leo Bloom (Wilder) comes to check the books, he unwittingly inspires the wild-eyed Max to hatch a sure-fire plan: sell 25,000 percent of his next show, produce a deliberate flop, then abscond with the proceeds. Unfortunately for the producers (but fortunately for us), their candidate for failure is Springtime for Hitler, a Brooksian conceit that envisions what Goebbels might have accomplished with a little help from Busby Berkeley.

 

click below to view the trailer

 

Star Trek directed by J.J. Abram

A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members

a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the eleventh film based on the Star Trek franchise and features the main characters of the original Star Trek television series, who are portrayed by a new cast. The film follows James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) before they unite aboard the USS Enterprise to combat Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan from their future who threatens the United Federation of Planets. The story establishes an alternate reality[6][7] through time-travel by both Nero and the original Spock (Leonard Nimoy), freeing the film and the franchise from established continuity constraints.

 

click below to view the trailer

Summer 2010 Season 6

18 May 2010, Posted by admin in Films in VVP, Schedule

Summer 2010

The 6th 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.

The following dates are the scheduled for this summer.

June 9th “Sherlock Holmes” (the 2009 release)  RAIN DATE will be rescheduled for later this summer…

June 23rd“Star Trek’ (the 2009 release)

July 7th “The Producers”  (1968 version by Mel Brooks)

July 21st “The Blind Side” directed by John Lee Hancock

August 4th “Invictus” directed by Clint Eastwood

August 18th “UP” directed by Pete Docter

September 1st “Up in the Air” directed by Jason Reitman

September 15th “The Last Station” directed by Michael Hoffman

 

Julie & Julia March 16th 7:30pm

13 Mar 2010, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

Films in Van Vorst is teaming up with the Van Vorst Park Association this month to present Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron.  It’s open to all our neighbors here in the Van Vorst Area. Obviously it’s not quite the outdoor season yet so we’ll be using the Barrow Mansion at 83 Wayne Street–First Floor.  It’s still free but this time no need to bring a chair we’ll have those–but bring your ideas for our 6th summer season.  We’re also looking for volunteers and leads for donations!!  Oh, and did we mention there will be beverages and snacks as well???  We can’t wait to see you all again!

Click below to view the trailer!

August 26th “WALL-E” @8:20pm

11 Aug 2009, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

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“WALL-E” Directed by Andrew Stanton

The 2008 Academy Award winner  for Best Animated Feature Film

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

click below to view the trailer

2008 Academy Award Winner for Best Motion Picture

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Directed by Danny Boyle

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2008 British film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy. Set and filmed in India, the film tells the story of a young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Kaun Banega Crorepati in the Hindi version) and exceeds people’s expectations, thereby arousing the suspicions of the game show host and of law enforcement officials.

To see the trailer click below.