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Hey Everyone–

The radar maps are heavy with green (rain!) and heading our way –so unfortunately we are going to cancel.  We have not given up on “The Namesake”–check back, we may sneak it in on another unused “raindate” or switch out our documentary at the end of the season.  Sorry to all –but you must not fool with Mother Nature.

July 30th “The Namesake”

30 Jul 2008, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

Hi Everyone

We here at Films in Van Vorst are keeping our fingers crossed for tonight’s showing of The Namesake. We really want to show it and we know everyone will love it…. However, weather.com is predicting some isolated thunderstorms–so our plan is that we will proceed as if the weather will cooperate and we’ll make a decision closer to showtime.

 

“The Namesake”

Directed by Mira Nair

2007

starring Kal Penn, Irrfan Kahn, Tabu

When the the Ganguli family moves from Calcutta to New York, they embark upon a lifelong balancing act to meld into a new world without forgetting the old. Though parents Ashoke and Ashima long for the family and culture that enveloped them in India, they take great pride in the opportunities their sacrifices have afforded their children. Paradoxically, their son Gogol is torn between finding his own unique identity without losing his heritage. Even Gogol’s name represents the family’s journey into the unknown.

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

Following tonight’s film we will be hosting a Q&A with Allyson Johnson the film editor of ” The Namesake”

 

 

 

click on the link below to view the trailer

 

April 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!

April Meeting Agenda

Tuesday April 15th, 2008, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report.

Marc Wesson

Longtime Jersey City resident and member of Friends of Van Vorst Park, Marc will discuss upcoming events in the park, their spring planting and how to get involved by becoming a volunteer with the organization. For more Information go to: www.fvvp.org

Beverly Savage

The Executive Director Hudson County CASA (Court Appointed Social Advocates for Children) will discuss her organization, their activities in our area and how to get involved. For more information on CASA go to: www.hudsoncountycasa.org

Naomi Hsu Senior Transportation Planner, and Douglas Greenfeld Supervising Planner of the Jersey City HEDC will discuss the Downtown Traffic Study. Specifically, what the study proposes and how it affects our neighborhood. To participate in a traffic survey and for more information go to the following link: http://www.jerseycitymobility2050.com/

The 33rd annual MeetBall event is Saturday May 31st

Join us for spectacular evening of dinner and entertainment with your Downtown neighbors. Great food, courtesy of some of Jersey City’s finest restaurants, cash bar, live entertainment a raffle & door prizes! It’s a fun way to hang out with “old” neighbors and meet new ones! The MeetBall Dinner is the VVPA’s only fundraiser each year. Past proceeds have gone to support Camp Liberty, St. Lucy’s Shelter and Grace Seniors among many others.

Date: Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Time: 6:30-11 p.m.

Place: St. Peter’s Hall, 144 Grand Street

Ticket price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door or look for more information on our VVPA website: http://vvpa.org/.

Get Your Meetball Tickets at this Tuesday’s Meeting!

Calender of Events

March 27th to May 7th (7 days a week) 9:00am till 6:00pm Victory Arts Projects “It’s Only Natural,” Over 30 local artists’ works that present different views on the natural world in realistic renderings, abstract juxtapositions of the man-made and the natural, mystical interpretations. 101 Hudson 17th floor

For more info www.victoryartsprojects.org

Sat April 12th 9:00 am -noon Salt Marsh Habitat Natural Area shoreline clean up, within view of Lady Liberty. Enter at the fence gate at the end of flag-lined Pesin Drive at LSP’s south end adjacent to the Park office and visitor center. For more info call Sam at 201.792.1993 or email pesinliberty@earthlink.net

Sat April 12th 7:30 pm “All About Eve” Hosted by Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress, Ms. Celeste Holm. With Dr. Foster Hirsch, Professor of Film at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and author of sixteen books on theatre and film. Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square

April 16th, 23rd, 30th 10:30am to 12:00 noon Senior Citizens Police Academy Learn procedures for home and personal safety M. Collier Center 335 Bergen Avenue for transportation assistance call Carol at 201.547.4361

Fri. Apr. 18th 7:30 pm Brennan Coffee House presents; NY female Americana trio Red Molly. One 60-minute set of roots/Americana/bluegrass music featuring three-part harmonies with banjo, Dobro and guitar. www.brennancoffeehouse.com

Sat. April 19th Friends of Liberty State Park’ 4th Annual Walk along “Liberty Walk promenade”. Part of the Earth Day Fair 10 am to 4 pm, this fundraising walk (and HCIA’s Run) starts at 10 am behind CRRNJ Terminal. Sign-in table opens at 7:30. Registration flyer is at www.folsp.org/walk_2008.html

Tues Apr. 22nd 7:00-9:00 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 107 Bright St. (at Varick St.)

Fri. April 25th-27th 10:00am -5:00pm Global Green Expo 2008 Liberty State Park www.globalgreen2008.com

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter April 2008

May 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!

May Meeting Agenda

Tuesday May 20th, 2008, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives from the East District will give their monthly report.

Helen Manogue President of The Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy will give as presentation on the Hudson Riverfront Walkway. For More Information go to www.hudsonriverwaterfront.org

Tom Ogorzalek Principal of Continuum Design and the VVPA Construction Liaison will discuss the HDSID Streetscape Redevelopment Project. Check out www.stevefulop.com for more information and click on Concept Plan for Newark Ave.

Joshua Parkhurst president of The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will discuss events happening around Jersey City during Preservation Month. For more information go to www.jclandmarks.org

Uta Blauser the owner of the new Fish With Braids Gallery will discuss her opening installation at 521 Jersey Ave. For more information 201.451.4294

Tom Parisi owner of 141 Bright Street will discuss changes in his Bar renovation as presented at the February meeting

Good Deed Foundation Cell Phone Recycling Program. Please help the VVPA support the Good Deed Foundation by depositing unwanted cell phones in a collection box at the monthly meeting or the MeetBall. For more info go to www.wirelessrecycling.com

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TUES. MAY 27TH – Captain McDonough’s East District Monthly Meeting. The captain will respond to all questions, issues and concerns as well as provide presentations from the Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit. 7:00 p.m., at P.S. 4, located at Bright and Varick St.

WED.MAY 28TH J.C. Landmarks Conservancy Preservation Awards Ceremony Held each year at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, Journal Square (across from PATH). The ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp! Cost per ticket: $25 at the lobby door. For more information go to www.jclandmarks.org

SAT. MAY 31st The 33rd Annual VVPA “MeetBall” The MeetBall is the downtown event of the spring. You can “Meet your neighbors and have a ball” while feasting on Jersey City’s finest food and drink donated by Bar Majestic, C-Side Restaurant, Edwards Steakhouse, John’s Pizzeria, Ox, The Embankment, Bon Appetito, Grand Banks, Legal Grounds, LITM, and Skinners Loft. There will be live big band music by “Cornucopia”, raffles and more. Advance tickets are available at many locations downtown for $20.00. Tickets are available at the door for 25.00. Children 6 and under are admitted for free. For more information and ticket locations go to www.vvpa.org

WED. JUNE 11th The 4th Season of Films in Van Vorst kick off with “La Vie En Rose” after sunset in Van Vorst Park

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter May 2008

March 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!

March Meeting Agenda

Tuesday March 18th, 2008, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Captain McDonough Commander of the East District delivers the report this month and responds to questions.

Agenda Change for Tonight

Dominick Pandolfo Chief of Staff to Mayor Healy, William Matsikoudis Corporation Council for the City of Jersey City, Oren Dabney CEO of the JCIA and other members of his staff will speak on behalf of Mayor Healy. As of yesterday we were informed the Mayor would not be in attending tonight.

As planned the meeting will conclude with a wine and cheese reception

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, March 20th Jersey City Museum’s Spring 2008 Exhibitions Opening Reception

Jersey City Museum, 350 Montgomery Street from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

For more info about the museum and other events, please call the museum at (201) 413-0303 ext. 141, email info@jerseycitymuseum.org or visit www.jerseycitymuseum.org

TUESDAY, March 25th – 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.

FRIDAY, March 28th – Folk singer Amy Speace performs at Brennan Coffee House

Theodore Conrad Rotunda of the Brennan Court House, 583 Newark Avenue from 7:30 – 10:00 pm. A Jersey City resident, Amy toured with singing legend Judy Collins and has just finished a 2007 tour of Europe. For more info visit www.brennancoffeehouse.com

Sat. May 31st – Van Vorst Park Association’s Annual Meetball Dinner Meet your neighbors and have a ball. St. Peter’s Prep 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter March 2008

June 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!

June Meeting Agenda

Tuesday June 17th, 2008, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives from the East District will give their monthly update.

Suzanne Mack member of the Jersey City Board Of Education and Chairperson of the Facilities Committee will discuss the return of our schools to local control and its effect on facilities and public education In our city.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SAT. JUNE 14TH, 21 ST, 28TH,The Friends of Van Vorst Park 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.

SUN. JUNE 22ND Be Square Recreate Paulus Hook Park from noon to 4:00pm at Paulus Hook Park. The festival will include a barbeque, food by local restaurants, live entertainment by Jersey City musicians, activities for children and adults, “design your park” templates, and voter registration tables. Grand Street between Washington and Greene Streets will be closed for neighbors to enjoy the festivities.

The Friends of Paulus Hook Park will host this festival, sponsored by the Historic Paulus Hook Association, at the downtown Jersey City park known to longtime residents as the Four Corner Park, at the intersection of Washington and Grand Streets. For more info contact Stephanie Daniels 201-200-0055

TUES. JUNE 24TH – Captain McDonough’s East District Monthly Meeting. The captain will respond to all questions, issues and concerns as well as provide presentations from the Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit. 7:00 p.m., at P.S. 4, located at Bright and Varick St.

WED. JUNE 25TH Films in Van Vorst present “La Vie En Rose” directed by Olivier Dahan after sunset in Van Vorst Park just east of the gazebo. For more information go to

www.filmsinvanvorst.wordpress.com

WED. JULY 9TH Films in Van Vorst present “The Princess Bride” directed by Rob Reiner after sunset in Van Vorst Park just east of the gazebo. For more information go to

www.filmsinvanvorst.wordpress.com

Good Deed Foundation Cell Phone Recycling Program. Please help the VVPA support the Good Deed Foundation by depositing unwanted cell phones in a collection box at the monthly meeting. For more info go to www.wirelessrecycling.com

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter June 2008

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