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July 2010 Newsletter

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

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER July 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!

July 20th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda;

Tonight

Meet the new Business Administrator for Jersey City,

Jack Kelly

He manages the day to day operations of the city. He is the highest

ranking non elected official in the city. He assists in the preparation of the budget,

administers purchasing, and supervises the Administration of the city.

Bring your questions and concerns!!!!

At the meeting, we will also be voting to allocate a portion proceeds from this years Meetball for various non-profits in Jersey City.

Event Calendar

June-November- VVP Farmers Market

Check out Van Vorst Park on Saturdays ….from 8am-3pm…

The next East District Captain’s Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday July 27nd, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at M.S.4 (Bright and Varick St.).

JCity Theater opens their 5th season with a bang! GUN SHY opens July 21st and runs through 31st at 8pm at the Underground Theater at St. Michaels on Hamilton Park 252 9th street…go to www.jcitytheater.org for more info.

Make My City Week July 18th-24th-check out www.makemycity-jc.com for participating stores and restaurants–go out and shop and eat!!!

Saturday ….from 9-4pm…

ONGOING…..ONGOING…ONGOING…

Films in Van Vorst–every other Wednesday starting June 9th after sunset Van Vorst Park. Go to www.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.

Check out ArtRageous on the Green at Hamilton Square–mini golf designed and built by local artists $5 to play –open from 10am -9pm everyday till September 6th.

Jersey City’s own Nimbus DanceWorks has 2 shows July 17 & 18th in NYC–check out www.nimbusdanceworks.org for more info and how to buy tickets.

March 2010 Newsletter

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

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER March 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!

March 16th 7:30 pm

Open to the Public– Meeting agenda:

MOVIE NIGHT!!!

Films in Van Vorst and the VVPA invite you to a free showing of;

Julie & Julia

Directed by Nora Ephron

Bring your suggestions for this summer’s film season, sign up to volunteer or

just come and enjoy

this fantastic film we’re showing in honor of

Women’s History Month. Free beverages & snacks too!

Go to www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see a preview!

Gillian Allen, founder of Jersey City Food Coop Initiative

Gillian is going to stop by for a brief presentation about starting a Food Coop here in Jersey City

35TH ANNUAL MEETBALL -MAY 15TH TICKETS FOR SALE!!!!!

March 14th Jersey City St Patrick’s Day Parade

12:30pm Starts at Lincoln Park/Kennedy Blvd & goes North to a reviewing stand at Journal Square

March 19th Creative Grove at Grove Plaza

2pm-8pm It’s back! Local designers, handmade crafts, free expression and Friday Fun!

March 20th Jersey City Food Coop Initiative

2pm Our Lady of Sorrows Church – 91 Clerk Street. Parking across the street–First meeting to start a Coop here in Jersey City. Go to www.jcfoodcoop.com

for more info.

March 27th On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan

8:30pm Loews Jersey City at Journal Square Go www.loewsjersey.org

April 3rd Easter/Spring Fun in Van Vorst Park Starting at 11am Easter Egg Hunt Music at 12pm–and more fun activities in the afternoon–bring a basket for lots of candy!

April 20th Board of Education Election

If you are registered, VOTE at your local polling place.

May 15th VVPA 35th Annual MeetBall

Tickets for sale at this month’s meeting!!

DON’T FORGET THIS MONTH’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MARCH 24TH 6PM AT CITY HALL

EVENT CALENDAR

February 2010 Newsletter

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

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER February 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!

February 16th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda;

February Community Meeting

Steve Fulop

Ward E Councilman will update us on the budget crisis and take questions

regarding the property tax increase and will also discuss the “proposed” natural gas pipeline

that will run through Jersey City to service New York City

Carol Lester

Candidate for Jersey City School Board will introduce her campaign

Bethany Wall

Bethany is from the Embankment Coalition and will be updating us on recent developments and

on their Hudson County Open Space Grant application.

Event Calendar

City Council Meeting

Wednesday February 24th 6pm

City Hall 280 Grove Street

CITY BUDGET MEETING

Con Vivo Bach Festival Jersey City

February 13th-27th Check out

www.convivomusic.org for a listing of events.

Art Opening

Fish With Braids 521 Jersey Ave

Opening Party for Go Figure 6-9pm on February

18th Check www.fishwithbraids.blogspot.com for

more information.

Attic Ensemble

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

February 19th-27th at the Barrow Mansion.

Check out www.atticensemble.org for more information.

East District Police Monthly Meeting Public

Tuesday , February 23rd 7:00pm

School 4. For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org

Art Eat Up

March 13th 6-9pm

Villa Borinquen 396 Manilla Ave.

Support Artists enjoy dinner and vote for an artists project. For more info go to www.proartsjerseycity.org

January 2010 Newsletter

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

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER January 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!

January 19th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda;

January Community Meeting

2010 census

Officials from Jersey City will discuss the 2010 census what to expect

and how you can get involved.

Wayne Street Park Update

Angel Ramos Park progress report

The 2010 Jersey City Landmarks calendar will be on sale at tonight’s meeting.

Event Calendar

Saturday, January 23rd at 8pm

Snow Ball ;A Champagne Gala for Innovative Arts Programming in Jersey City

Art House Productions

Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place for more information go to

www.arthouseproductions.org

Sunday, January 24 3:30 p.m. “Soup Swap”

Made with Love Artisan Bakery & Café

530 Jersey Avenue (between Columbus & Newark) Bring 4 Quarts of Your FROZEN Homemade Soup(divided into single quart containers)

*PLUS*One or More non-perishable items to donate to the St. Matthew’s Food Pantry

Monday, Feb 1st, Hudson Restaurant Week

For 10 weekdays (Mon-Fri) enjoy delicious prix-fixe lunches starting at $13 and dinners starting at $23. 30+ For a complete list of participating restaurants, menus and more information visit http://www.hudsonrestaurantweek.com

Friday January 22nd,29th”Creative Grove” Artists Market

Fridays 2:00-8:00pm Grove Street Path Plaza for more info go to www.creativegrove.org

Tuesday January26th 7:00pm

East District Police Monthly Meeting Public School 4. For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org

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