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January 2008 Newsletter

10 Jul 2008, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

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 Meeting Agenda

Tuesday January 15th, 2008, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report.

Margaret O’Gorman

Executive Director of The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey will speak about the

Jersey City Falcon Project.

Peter Brennan

The Jersey City Municipal Councilman at large will address the membership and field questions

on current issues affecting our city.

Alice Deupree,

Architect for 307 Barrow Street LLC will present drawings for a 12 unit residential structure with parking proposed for the corner of Wayne and Barrow Street. Charles Harrington, attorney for the developer of the site and Joe Gianforte from 307 Barrow Street LLC will join her in fielding questions from the membership.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wed. Jan 16th – Jersey City Planning Board Meeting- 5:30 pm at ps4 (Bright Street at Varick) the monthly meeting of the Planning Board with the application to amend the Powerhouse Arts District Redevelopment plan to be voted on.

Sat. Jan. 26th- Snow Ball Art House Productions’ annual fundraiser gala Now through January 15th Snow Ball VIP tickets are only $45 From January 16th until January 26th tickets are $60

get your ticket online at the reduced rate at www.arthouseproductions.org

Tues. Feb. 5th – New Jersey Presidential Primary The last day to register to vote is Tuesday Jan15th. To download a registration form go to; www.jcvote.org

Thank you. A special thanks to Dan Webber for organizing the successful Holiday Outreach for Seniors. Thank You to Resurrection Parish for their generous donation of the hall, and all the volunteers who made the event possible.

Thank you to the Jersey City police Department for their yearly out reach to needy children in Jersey City and to Pershing for their generous toy donation. Thank You to Laura Fraschilla for reaching out to the Jersey City Police Department and Pershing to make this event happen.

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter January 2008

Feb 2008 Newsletter

10 Jul 2008, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

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 Meeting Agenda

Tuesday February 19th, 2008, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report.

Ron Russell

Architect for 141 Bright Street will present drawings for a renovation and addition to the bar at the corner of Bright and Monmouth Streets. Charles Harrington, attorney for the project and owner Tom Parisi will join Ron In fielding questions from the membership.

Jersey Ave. Extension

We will conduct a discussion on the proposed Jersey Avenue extension and the Downtown Traffic Study and Its Impact on our neighborhood, followed by a vote of support or opposition to the project.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TUES. FEB. 26TH – Captain McDonough’s East District Monthly Meeting The meeting is presentation similar to COMPSTAT, the captain will respond to all questions, issues and concerns as well as provide presentations from the East District Detective Commander and the Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit. 7:00 p.m., at P.S. 4, located at Bright and Varick St.

FRI. March 7th- JC FRIDAYS celebrates art and culture in the diverse and vibrant city of Jersey City and happens 4 times a year, at the start of every season. Events are going on throughout the day, all over the city and are free and open to the public! Go to www.jcfridays.com for information on all the events.

THURS. March 13th-6:00-8:00 Join Jersey City Museum for the third annual Hudson County Youth Film & Video Showcase, featuring experimental, narrative, conceptual, lyrical and documentary short films and videos by student from Hudson County’s high schools. For more information call the museum at (201) 413-0303 ext. 141, email info@jerseycitymuseum.org,

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter February 2008

September 2008 Newsletter

10 Jul 2008, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

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!

September 16th 2008

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

Meeting Agenda;

Police Report

Representatives from the East District will give their monthly report and respond to questions from the membership and address the recent numerous break ins around Jersey, Bright, Varick & York Streets.

Steve Fulop

Our Ward E Councilman Steve Fulop will speak to us on recent downtown developments and answer any questions we may have regarding our neighborhood.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY Sept 17th 5;30 pm Newark Ave Redevelopment Plan Public Meeting 30 Montgomery street 14th floor meeting room This is your chance to review the plan to redevelop Newark Ave between Grove and Jersey Av. and comment to your council person before a council vote next week. To download the plan go to www.vvpa.org

WEDNESDAY September 17th Films in Van Vorst presents the final film of the season “The Namesake” directed by Mira Nair in Van Vorst Park just east of the gazebo around 8:00 pm. In a special event immediately following the movie, there will be a question and answer with the film’s editor, Allyson Johnson local Van Vorst neighbor. To see the trailer go to www.filmsinvanvorst.wordpress.com

SATURDAY, Sept 20th, 27th & Oct 4th- The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its 6th annual Farmer’s Market, each Saturday, starting June 14th and continuing through November from 8am-2pm. Vendors be set up around the gazebo.

SUNDAY, September 21st 11;00-3:00 “Bark in the Park” Liberty Humane fundraiser. Besides the 2-mile walk that offers breathtaking views of the NYC skyline, there will be games and contests for dogs, music, food and shopping vendors. It’s sure to be a fun day for the entire family – for dogs, music, food and shopping including the four legged members! For more information or to register, log onto our website at: www.libertyhumane.org

TUESDAY September 23rd- Captain McDonough’s East District Monthly Meeting

Public School 4, Bright and Varick Streets at 7:00 pm. The captain will respond to all questions, issues and concerns as well as provide presentations from the East District Detective Commander and the Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit. For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org.

Oct 4-5th Annual Artists Studio Tour for more information go to www.proartsjc.org

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter September 2008

October 2008 Newsletter

10 Jul 2008, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

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 21st 2008

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

Meeting Agenda;

Police Report

Representatives from the East District will give their monthly report and respond to questions from the membership

Sam Pesin

The President of Friends of Liberty State Park will speak to us on recent developments within the Park, its history, how to get involved as well as the status of the 911 Memorial lawsuit , followed by a Q&A with the membership.

Nominations for the 2008-2009 Board of the VVPA. Any member who has attended 3 meetings including this evening is eligible to become a member of the board.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY Sept 17th 5;30 pm Newark Ave Redevelopment Plan Public Meeting 30 Montgomery street 14th floor meeting room This is your chance to review the plan to redevelop Newark Ave between Grove and Jersey Av. and comment to your council person before a council vote next week. To download the plan go to www.vvpa.org

SATURDAY, Sept 20th, 27th & Oct 4th- The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its 6th annual Farmer’s Market, each Saturday, starting June 14th and continuing through November from 8am-2pm. Vendors be set up around the gazebo.

SUNDAY, September 21st 11;00-3:00 “Bark in the Park” Liberty Humane fundraiser. Besides the 2-mile walk that offers breathtaking views of the NYC skyline, there will be games and contests for dogs, music, food and shopping vendors. It’s sure to be a fun day for the entire family – for dogs, music, food and shopping including the four legged members! For more information or to register, log onto our website at: www.libertyhumane.org

TUESDAY September 23rd- Captain McDonough’s East District Monthly Meeting

Public School 4, Bright and Varick Streets at 7:00 pm. The captain will respond to all questions, issues and concerns as well as provide presentations from the East District Detective Commander and the Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit. For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org.

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter October2008

July 2008 Newsletter

10 Jul 2008, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

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 2008

Summer Vacation….for us too!

There will be no meeting this month–we’ll see you in August.

Have a safe & happy July!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, July 19th & July 26th & August 2nd, 9th &16th – The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its 6th annual Farmer’s Market, each Saturday, starting June 14th and continuing through November from 8am-2pm. Vendors will be set up around the gazebo.

TUESDAY July 22nd-Captain McDonough’s East District Monthly Meeting

Public School 4, Bright and Varick Streets at 7:00 pm. The meeting is a presentation similar to COMPSTAT. The captain will respond to all questions, issues and concerns as well as provide presentations from the East District Detective Commander and the Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit.

WEDNESDAY, July 23rd – Films in Van Vorst presents “The Namesake” directed by Mira Nair in Van Vorst Park just east of the gazebo around 8:30 pm. immediately following the movie there will be a Q&A with the film’s editor Allyson Johnson, a VVP resident.

Wednesday August 6th Films in Van Vorst presents “Ratatouille” directed by Brad Bird in Van Vorst Park just east of the gazebo at sunset (about 8:15 pm) Additional films will be shown every other Wednesday through September 17th. Screenings will start around 8:30pm and rain dates will be the following Wednesday.

If you would like to see the full schedule, click on the address below… http://filmsinvanvorst.wordpress.com/

bring a chair; bring a friend for a free movie and popcorn.

Wednesdays June 11th thru September 3rd 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

“Groove on Grove” live music at the Grove Street PATH plaza.

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter July 2008

August 2008 Newsletter

10 Jul 2008, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

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 19th 2008

7:30 at the Barrow Mansion

Meeting Agenda;

Police Report

Representatives from the East District will give a monthly report and respond to questions from the membership.

Open Meeting

Michael Phelps is done. Take a break from the Olympics!

Join us for an OPEN MEETING!!

You got a concern? How about an idea for an upcoming meeting? Something in our neighborhood you want to see change? Do you have a charity that you’d like to see the VVPA help out, come tell us. Here’s your chance… you know you want to say something-so say it! We want to hear it!!!

And as a thank you for your participation,

wine and cheese will accompany the meeting

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, August 21st 7:00pm Shakespeare’s” Julius Caesar” in Van Vorst Park on the Flagpole lawn Performed by the Hudson Shakespeare Co. with an all female cast!

SATURDAY, August 23rd, 30th &Sept 6th – The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its 6th annual Farmer’s Market, each Saturday, starting June 14th and continuing through November from 8am-2pm. Vendors will be set up around the gazebo.

TUESDAY August 26th- Captain McDonough’s East District Monthly Meeting

Public School 4, Bright and Varick Streets at 7:00 pm. The meeting is a presentation similar to COMPSTAT. The captain will respond to all questions, issues and concerns as well as provide presentations from the East District Detective Commander and the Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit. For more info go to www.policeeast@jcnj.org

WEDNESDAY, August 20th Films in Van Vorst presents “Rear Window” directed by Alfred Hitchcock in Van Vorst Park just east of the gazebo around 8:15 pm.

WEDNESDAY September 3rd Films in Van Vorst presents “Michael Clayton” directed by Tony Gilroy in Van Vorst Park just east of the gazebo around 8:15 pm. shown every other. Screenings will start after sunset, rain dates will be the following Wednesday. For more info go to www.filmsinvanvorst.wordpress.com

WEDNESDAY June 11th thru September 3rd 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

“Groove on Grove” live music at the Grove Street PATH plaza!

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter August 2008

July 9th “The Princess Bride”

26 Jun 2008, Posted by admin in Films in VVP


“The Princess Bride” Directed by Rob Reiner

a classic comedy from 1987

Starring

Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest,Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Faulk

When a young boy falls ill, his grandfather pops round to visit him. To cheer his grandson up, Grandpa has brought a storybook; The Princess Bride, a tale of the love between the beautiful Buttercup and the besotted Westley, a love cruelly interrupted by Westley’s tragic apparent death at sea when seeking his fortune. Heartbroken, Buttercup has sworn never to love again, but accepts the marriage proposal of the rich and handsome Prince Humperdinck, heir to the throne of Florin; but death is no barrier to true love, and in a story filled with exotically-accented swordsmen, big-hearted giants, genius kidnappers, sadistic torturers, vile swamps, Rodents of Unusual Size, the Dread Pirate Roberts and a somewhat embittered miracle worker, the love between Westley and Buttercup twists and turns on a path filled with adventure. Will the True Love of Westley and Buttercup win the day? Will Inigo Montaya find the six-fingered man who murdered his father? Will Humperdinck’s evil plans come to fruition? And, more importantly, will Grandpa be able to tell the story without any of the yucky kissing?

click on the link below to see the original trailer


June 25th “La Vie En Rose”

13 Jun 2008, Posted by admin in Films in VVP

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“La Vie En Rose” directed By Olivier Dahan

 

starring

Marion Cotillard winner of

the 2008 Academy Award for Best Performance by an actress in a leading role

An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Edith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she’s a street singer discovered by a club owner who’s soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, “Non, je ne regrette rien.” The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association.

 

 

click on the link below to view the trailer

Summer 08 Schedule

03 Jun 2008, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

The 4th 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.

Season 4

June 11th “Juno” directed by Jason Reitman

June25th “La Vie En Rose” directed by Olivier Dahan

July 9th “The Princess Bride” directed by Rob Reiner

July 23rd “The Namesake” directed by Mira Nair

August 6th “Ratatouille” directed by Brad Bird

August 20th “Rear Window” directed by Alfred Hitchcock

September 3rd ” Michael Clayton” directed by Tony Gilroy

September 17th “Who the **** is Jackson Pollock” Directed by Harry Moses

Remember to bring a chair and if you can, bring a friend!!

Oh, and did we mention Free Popcorn!!??

See you in Van Vorst Park!