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April 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER April 2009

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 21st 2009

VVPA Public Meeting

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

Meet The Mayoral Candidates

Part three of our series

Mayor Jerremiah Healy

Will give an introduction to his campaign. And field questions from the membership.

He will be joined by Council President Mariano Vega

And Ward E Council candidate Guy Catrillo

Steve Fulop

Our Ward E Councilman will give an update on our district.

Event Calendar

-Sat.Apr.18th 10:00 am

-Walk for Liberty State Park annual fundraiser. For more info; www.folsp.org

-Tues. April 21st

Board of Education Election

3 Seats on the board are up for re-election. Stop by before the meeting, polls open 2-9pm

-Thurs. Apr. 23rd 7:30pm

Jersey City Mayoral Debate

at MS4 (Bright Street at Varick)

Sponsored by the VVPA via DCNA and CivicJC

Sat. Apr. 25th 9am – 4pm Van Vorst Park Spring Planting & Clean-up hosted by The Friends of Van Vorst. Volunteers are needed to help with planting, stonework, painting and general clean up of Van Vorst Park. Bring your work gloves, all other materials will be provided. Light Snacks and Water served. Local musicians will provide entertainment.

-Tues.Apr.28th 7:00pm Captain McDonough’s East District Police Monthly Meeting Public School 4. For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org

-May 2nd 6:30pm

VVPA 34th Annual “MeetBall” “Meet Your Neighbors and Have a ball” at St. Peter’s Prep, Grand at Warren Street. Tickets are 20.00 in advance 25.00 at the door children 10 and under free. Live big Band “Cornucopia” is back by popular demand. The best food and drink downtown from Bar Majestic, Brick Lane Curry House (coming soon), Edwards Steakhouse, The Merchant, John’s Pizzeria, Ox Restaurant, Made with Love, Skinners Loft and Legal Grounds. Get your tickets now at Antheia, Bubby’s Burritos, Beachwood, Del Forno, Gallerie Hudson, Made With Love, Postnet and Stockinette. For more information go to our website or contact us at mail@vvpa.org to volunteer

– May 9th 2009, 9am-4pm

VVP Flea Market The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its second annual community flea market. This is a Neighborhood event to help raise funds to improve and maintain Van Vorst Park. For more info marcwesson2@aol.com

-Tues May 12th

Municipal Elections;

Mayor & City Council. Polls open from 7am till 9pm.

September 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER September 2009

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 September 15th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda;

VVPA 2009 Board nominations

Get involved in your community!

We are looking for Board members for the VVPA.

Come to our meeting and volunteer to be a member

of the board. You can make a difference.

Round Table Discussion

A discussion of Jersey City’s roll in the recent political corruption scandal and

initiatives we, as a community, can take to make a difference

Event Calendar

Wed. Sept 16th & 23th 6 pm- 8pm “Groove on Grove”

free weekly music series

featuring live local bands in the

Grove Street PATH Plaza

Fri Sept 18th & 25th

2pm-8pm

“Creative Grove”

The Grove square becomes a living room for the art and creative community.

Encouraging free expression, music, installations, art on display and for sale, the handmade revolution becomes official. Fridays For more go to www.creativegrove.org

Sat Sept 19th&26th 8am till 2pm VVPark Farmers Market

The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its 7th annual Farmer’s Market continuing each Saturday through November, from 8am-2pm. Vendors will set up around the gazebo.

Sat & Sun Oct 3rd & 4th 12pm – 6pm Jersey City Artist’s Studio Tour

Hundreds of artists open their

studios. Live events all weekend.

Tuesday August 25th 7:00pm

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

Friday Sept 18th-27th 8:00 pm “Come Blow Your Horn”

by Neil Simon

presented by The Attic Ensemble

at the Barrow Mansion 83 Wayne Street

for more info go to: www.atticensemble.org

October 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER October2009

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 20th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda;

Robert Dalton

Jersey City EDC CCTV Director

Robert will discuss the CCTV program in Jersey City, the current Phase III status which will bring cameras to Jersey & Wayne and other downtown locations, and the overall crime fighting success of the program.

Irene Borngraeber

Irene ,a local artist will introduce Walls That Talk:

Fostering Community through Mural Arts

Daina Perales

Diana will give an update on the newly formed

Wayne Street Watch

2009-2010 VVPA Board Nominations

We will be announcing the 2009-2010 board to be elected on in November

Event Calendar

Sat October 24th7am-6pm “Flea Market” at MS4 School Bright Street at Varick Street

Sat October24th&31st 8am till 2pm VVPark Farmers Market

The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its 7th annual Farmer’s Market continuing each Saturday through November, from 8am-2pm. Vendors will set up around the gazebo.

Sat October 24th 11am-2pm Booker T Housing Fall Festival

At the Booker T Basketball court weather permitting or the community center.

Gardening bulb planting Pumpkin decorating and a hotdog lunch.

Sun October 25th 2pm till 4pm Embankment Preservation Coalition

Annual Members and Supporters Meeting at Grace Van Vorst Church 39 Erie Street

Tuesday October 27th 7:00pm

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

November 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER November 2009

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!

November 17th 7:30 pm

Meeting agenda;

Community Meeting

We will host a joint Meeting with Wayne Street Watch

to discuss changes to Ramos Park on Wayne Street

2009-2010 VVPA Board Elections

We will be electing the 2009-2010 VVPA board from the following slate;

Kevin Kilbane -President, Marlene Sandkamp-1st Vice President, Tony Sandkamp-2nd Vice President, Mariah Silva-Secretary, Cecilia DeLeon-Treasurer, Diana Perales At Large, Zack Buck At Large

Slide Show and Book Signing

Cynthia Harris and Leon Yost will present a slide show “Changing Jersey City; A History in Photographs” followed by a signing of their new book. The 2010 Jersey City Landmarks calendar will also be on sale.

Cocoa Bakery and Bistro

The soon to open café @ 275 Grand will be sharing with us some of their baked goods

www.cocoabakerycafe.com

Event Calendar

Thursday Nov. 19th 7pm Free Class “Leadership Forum” become a member of your local board or commission at City Hall Council Chambers 280 Grove street

Sat November21st 8am till 2pm VVPark Farmers Market

The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its 7th annual Farmer’s Market continuing each Saturday through November, from 8am-2pm. Vendors will set up around the gazebo.

Sat November 13th -24th Fri, Sat 8pm Sun 3pm “Rabbit hole” at the Attic Ensemble in the Barrow Mansion. For tkt

Info:

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/78638

Tuesday November 24th 7:00pm

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

Toys for Tots

The JCPD Marine Corps Association with the support of the JCPD will be collecting toys for needy children in the region. During November and December please leave new unwrapped toys at the East District Police Station. For more info; www.toysfortots.org

May 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER May 2009

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 19th 2009

VVPA Public Meeting

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

On the agenda;

Celebrate Jersey City’s Historic Preservation Month with us!!!

Jersey City: Past and Present

Carmela A. Karnoutsos, Ph. D, and Patrick Shalhoub, MA, MLS

Don’t miss this exciting multi media presentation regarding an upcoming new website on Jersey City’s history. Dr. Karnoutsos is a long time professor of history at New Jersey City University. Patrick Shalhoub is the Head of the Periodicals and Government Documents Department for the Guarini Library at New Jersey City University. They will be sharing their wealth of information with us and highlighting our Van Vorst Park Historic District. We are very lucky to have them with us.

There will be a wine and cheese reception following the meeting.

Event Calendar

Sunday, May 17 9:00am

HPHA 1st Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast St Peter’s Prep Cafeteria

Visit www.paulushook.net/pancakes for tickets

-Monday, May 18 – 4:00 p.m. NJ DEP public meeting on the construction of a 1600 ft. connection of the Hudson River Walkway at the Morris Canal Little Basin Liberty State Park – the Auditorium in CRRNJ Terminal on first floor.

-Friday, May 22 at 2:00pm-8:00pm Creative Grove Artists Market indie crafters, installations by artists, handmade revolution, underground, outsider art. Grove Street Path Plaza. For more info go to www.creativegrove.org

-Tues. May 26th 7:00pm Captain McDonough’s East District Police Monthly Meeting Public School 4. For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org

-Thurs. May 28th 6:00-9:00 pm JC Landmarks Conservancy Preservation Awards Ceremony Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre. For more info go to www.jclandmarks.com

Sat. June 6th 8:00 pm- 11:00 pm 20th Anniversary Cathedral Arts Festival music poetry and dance at Grace Church Van Vorst, 2nd and Erie for more info go to www.caf20.com

. Wed June 10th 8:20 pm (after dark) Films in Van Vorst 5th Season begins. Great outdoor movies with free popcorn. Go to www.filmsinvanvorst.com for more details on our summer schedule of great films.

July 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER July 2009

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 21st 2009

VVPA Public Meeting

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

Liberty Harbor North Phase 3 Public Spaces

Jeff Zak

Jeff Zak of Liberty Harbor North will present plans and concepts for a public waterfront walkway, an enlarged public waterfront park as well as new streets in the Liberty Harbor North development.

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Event Calendar

-Wed. July 22nd After sunset, around 8:20pm

FILMS IN VAN VORST presents Mamma Mia

In Van Vorst Park just east of the Gazebo-

Bring a friend, Bring a Chair-Free Popcorn

Check out www.filmsinvanvorst.com for a preview

-Fri. July 24th 2:00pm till 8:00pm

Creative Grove

The Grove square becomes a living room for the art and creative community.

Encouraging free expression, music, installations, art on display and for sale, the handmade revolution becomes official. Fridays thru August

For more go to www.creativegrove.org

-Sat July 25th 8:00am till 2:00pm

-VVPark Farmers Market

The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its 7th annual Farmer’s Market continuing each Saturday through November, from 8am-2pm. Vendors will set up around the gazebo.

-Tuesday July 28th 7:00pm

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

-Wed. Aug 12th After sunset, around 8:20pm

FILMS IN VAN VORST presents Slumdog Millionaire

In Van Vorst Park just east of the Gazebo-

Bring a friend, Bring a Chair-Free Popcorn

Check out www.filmsinvanvorst.com for a preview

March 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER March 2009

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 17th 2009

VVPA Public Meeting

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

On the Agenda:

Jersey City Mayoral Candidates

This month 2 mayoral candidates will give an introduction to their candidacy

and will answer questions from the membership.

Lou Manzo former Assemblyman and Hudson County Freeholder

L. Harvey Smith Assemblyman 31st district

For more go to www.lharveysmith.com

Refreshments will be served following the meeting

Event Calendar

-Monday March 23rd

6:00pm Jersey City Mobility 2050

PS3 111 Bright Street The Draft Transportation Master plan will be presented for more go to www.jerseycitymobility2050.com

-Tuesday March 24th 7:00 pm. Captain McDonough’s East District Police Monthly Meeting Public School 4 (Bright at Varick Street) For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org

-Wednesday March 25th&April 8th

6:00pm City Council Meeting

City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street

-Thursday March 26th

6:00pm Happy Hour fundraiser for The Boys and Girls Clubs “Ole Ole” 564 Washington Blvd

for more go to www.bgcnj.org

-April 8th,15th,22nd, 10:30 am -12:00 pm

Senior Police Academy

Maureen Collier Center, 335 Bergen Ave.

For more info (201) 547-5682

-April 21st, Jersey City Board of Education Elections

3 Seats on the board are up for re-election

-May 2nd VVPA 34th Annual “Meetball” 6:30 pm St. Peter’s Prep. Get your tickets now! For more go to our website or contact us at mail@vvpa.org to volunteer.

June 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER June 2009

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!

June 15th 2009

VVPA Public Meeting

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

On the agenda!

Open forum

We will be hosting an open discussion on community issues.

Bring your ideas for a future meeting.

We will be planning the next 5 meetings and would like member input.

Membership vote

We will be taking a vote to allocate funds to local organizations and causes.

Event Calendar

–Friday, June 19th ,26th at 2:00pm-8:00pm Creative Grove Artists Market indie crafters, installations by artists, handmade revolution, underground, outsider art. Grove Street Path Plaza. For more info go to www.creativegrove.org

-Sat. June 2oth8:00am-2:00pm Van Vorst Park Farmers Market Saturdays thru November

-Sat. June 2oth 9:00pm-11:00pm Saturday Night Stand Up at the Attic Ensemble 83 Wayne street for tickets online go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69469.

-Tues. June 23rd 7:00pm Captain McDonough’s East District Police Monthly Meeting ps4 107 Bright St. at Varick street.

-Wednesday June 24th 8:15pm,Free Films in Van Vorst presents “The Visitor” directed by Thomas McCarthy for more info go to www.filmsinvanvorst.com for more details on our summer schedule of great films. Free popcorn!

-Wed July 8th 8:15pm (after dark)Free Films in Van Vorst presents “Man On Wire” directed by James Marsh for more info go to www.filmsinvanvorst.com for more details on our summer schedule of great films. Free Popcorn!

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January 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER January 2009

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 20th 2009

VVPA Public Meeting

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

On the agenda;

Raymond Meyer

The Construction Code Official for the City of Jersey City will discuss the operations of his office including the permitting and inspection process.

An open question and answer session will follow the discussion

This Month in our neighborhood

Calendar of events

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 * 8pm-11pm

Art House Productions “Snow Ball”

A Gala for Arts Programs in Jersey City

light fare * live music * silent auction * dancing. Hamilton Square,1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor, Tickets available at www.arthouseproductions.org

January 23, 2009 from 7:30 PM to 11 PM. “Lowe’s-Down Blues” Concert Series Performers taking the stage for the event will include Arthur Neilson, the Dave Gross Band with special guest Gina Sicilia, Enzo & The Bakers, Christine Santelli and guest MC Kevin Kiley. At Loews Landmark Theater in Journal Square 201-795-1854

Tuesday January 27th 7:00 pm . Captain McDonough’s East District Police Monthly Meeting Public School 4 (Bright at Varick Street) The Captain will respond to questions issues and concerns. For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org

Sunday, January 25, 2009

4:00 p.m. to meet and mingle 4:30 p.m. SHARP – SOUP SWAP begins

Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street,

What exactly is a SOUP SWAP?

You bring FOUR single-quart containers of your homemade frozen soup. (Plus your donation to the food pantry.) We will then draw numbers and take turns picking out different soup. You will leave with FOUR 1 quart containers of a wonderful mix of homemade soups. Bring whatever soup you cook best. This can include chili, stews, chowders, and gumbos. Can’t be here? You can always assign a proxy to do your soup swapping for you!

February 2009 Newsletter

10 Jul 2009, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER February 2009

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 17th 2009

VVPA Public Meeting

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

On the Agenda:

Steven Gucciardo of the Embankment Preservation Coalition

Will give an update on recent developments with the Harsimus Stem Embankment and actions required to insure its preservation, for more information go to

www.embankment.org

Jersey City Mayoral and City Council Candidates

Over the next few months, candidates will give an introduction to their candidacy

and will answer questions from the membership.

We are starting the local election season with

The One Jersey City Coalition

Dan Levin candidate for Mayor

Andrew Hubsch candidate for councilperson at large

Emilio Delia candidate for councilperson at large

For more information go to www.onejerseycity.org

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Tuesday February 24th 7:00 pm. Captain McDonough’s East District Police Monthly Meeting Public School 4 (Bright at Varick Street) The Captain will respond to questions issues and concerns. For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org

Wednesday February 25th, 2009 6:00pm

City Council Meeting

City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street

Friday, March 6th, 2009 6:00-7:00 pm LITM 140 Newark Ave. Birnur Bellydance will perform “The Sensual Art of Belly Dancing: The Enchantment of 1001 Nights” for more info;

http://www.meetup.com/bellydance-nj/about/

Wednesday March 11th, 2009

6:00pm City Council Meeting

City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street