December 2009 Newsletter

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


NEWSLETTER December 2009

Barrow Mansion

83 Wayne Street, Jersey City



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

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


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

the visitor

“The Visitor”

directed by Thomas McCarthy

A deeply moving drama built around longtime character actor Richard Jenkins and his Oscar Nominated performance, The Visitor is a simmering drama about a college professor and recent widower, Walter Vale (Jenkins), who discovers a pair of illegal aliens who were the victims of a real-estate scam living in his New York apartment.

click below to view the trailer

Drum Roll Please

10 Jun 2009, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

Here is the schedule for the 2009 Films in Van Vorst–

June 10th– Iron Man

June 24th– The Visitor

July 8th–Man on Wire

July 22nd–Mamma Mia

August 5th–Slumdog Millionaire

August 19th–Wall-E

September 2nd–TBD–

As always-Bring a Chair-Bring a Friend–Bring your dinner! Free Popcorn and Free Fun!!


Summer 2009 Schedule

08 May 2009, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

The 5th 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.

Check back with us, the film titles will be posted soon.

June 10th, 24th

July 8th, 22nd

August 5th, 19th

September 2nd, 16th

Michae Clayton

Written and Directed by Tony Gilroy


Starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkenson, Sidney Pollack, and Tilda Swinton in her 2008 Best Supporting Actress performance. It chronicles the attempts of attorney Michael Clayton to cope with a colleague’s apparent mental breakdown and the corruption and murderous intrigue within a major client of his law firm that was sued in a class-action case involving toxic agrichemicals.

click below to see the trailer