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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

December 2009 Newsletter

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

VAN VORST PARK ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER December 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!

December 15, 2009 5:30 pm

Come Celebrate the Holidays

5:30-6:30 pm Tree Lighting with Santa, Cookies and Music

Angel Ramos Park (Wayne Street between Jersey and Barrow across from the Barrow Mansion)

6:30-10:00 pm Holiday Party with food drink and Live Music

In the Barrow Mansion

Free Fun Festivities for all!

We will be collecting unwrapped toys for the JCPD east district toy drive (or you can bring them to the east district at 207 7th Street)

Event Calendar

December 9th-19th 8:00 pm J City Theater presents A Tuna Christmas the Underground Theater at St. Michaels for reservations go to www.jcity.org

Thursday December 17th7:00 pm The DCNA Annual Holiday Party at Porto Lounge 286 1st Street (at Newark Ave. )Hosted by PADNA sponsored by the downtown neighborhood associations including theVVPA,PADNA,HPNA,HPHA,HCNA

Saturday December 12th 10:00am-3:00pm at PS4 The 15th Annual East District Children’s Christmas Party enter on Bright at Varick. Santa will be giving out toys.

The East District will accept unwrapped toys at 207 7th Street thru this Friday from 7:00am-3:00pm.

“Mamma Mia”

directed by Phyllida Lloyd

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Mamma Mia!  is a 2008 stage-to-film adaptation of the 1999 West End musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson.  It is the highest-grossing film musical of all time. The title originates from ABBA’s 1975 chart-topper “Mamma Mia“.

Meryl Streep heads the cast, playing the role of single mother Donna Sheridan. Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård play the three possible fathers to Donna’s daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried).

 

click below to view the trailer