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November 2007 Newsletter

10 Jul 2007, 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!

November Meeting Agenda

Tuesday November 20th, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

Louis Manzo

Our District 31 State Assemblyman will speak about eminent domain and other issues effecting our district

Jenny Spiegel

Superintendent, Liberty State Park will speak to the VVPA about the park’s Past, Present and Future.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sat. Nov 24 – Help Plant 60,000 Flower Bulbs in Liberty State Park – Last day to volunteer. Gardeners of all ages, individuals or groups, are welcomed and needed to help plant over 60,000 flower bulbs throughout Liberty State Park. For info about the specific location, please call LSP horticulturist Maria at 201-915-3418 during the week or email her at gardening@libertystatepark.us or ask the staff person at 201-915-3403. No experience is necessary. 8 AM to 11 AM

Sun. Dec 9 – Liberty Humane Society Tree Lighting — Join the Liberty Humane Society in celebrating our 4-legged best friends – past and present as we honor our shelter pets still awaiting their forever homes. Donation to hang tributes: $10 each

No charge to attend the event. Call the shelter to receive an ornament, or make your own and send them with a $10 donation to: Liberty Humane Society 235 Jersey City Blvd. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

SAT AND SUN DEC 8TH AND 9TH — GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 2007

— Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar. Crafters and artists that are interested in being vendors at the annual Christmas Bazaar should visit: http://www.gracevanvorst.org/ . Grace Church Van Vorst Parish Hall 39 Erie St. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter November 2007

July 2007 Newsletter

10 Jul 2007, 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 Meeting Agenda

Tuesday July 17th, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

Mayors Action Bureau

Representatives from the Mayors Action Bureau a “one-stop-shopping” center where constituents can get help with problems related to city services will meet with the neighborhood. Complaints? Housing code issues? Neighborhood concerns? Tenant/landlord issues? Bring your concerns directly to the Mayors Action Bureau.

Update on the recent Van Vorst Park Community Rallies

Organizers will update the VVPA on recent crime and safety rallies.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wed. July 18 and alternate Wednesdays all Summer – Films in Van Vorst present 3rd annual outdoor film series. Bring a chair, bring a friend. Free Popcorn!! This Wednesday’s movie Young Frankenstein. Van Vorst Park 8PM (rain dates are the following Wednesdays).

Tues. July 24 – The Attic Ensemble Readings at the Merchant present “Actor!” Written by Frederick Stroppel. Directed by Paul Zeller. The Merchant, 279 Grove Street, 7PM $5

Sat. Aug 4 – Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance KAYAKING DAY Don’t know how to kayak? Experts will be on hand to show you how. Special thanks go to Hoboken Cove Boathouse and NYC’s Downtown Boathouse for providing everything you need to get out on the water. 11AM

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter July 2007

January 2007 Newsletter

10 Jul 2007, 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 16th, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

N.I.D.

The Code Enforcement supervisor of the Neighborhood Improvement District will speak about current issues and field questions from the membership.

PATH

Representatives from the PATH will discuss scheduling and facilities and field questions from the membership.

Steve Fulop

Ward E councilman Steve Fulop will discuss his proposed Developer Pay to Play Reform Initiative and current developments downtown.

*** THE 2007 Jersey City Historic Houses Calendar is in print and will be available at this month’s meeting

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 16th 6:00-9:00 pm The Art Of Needle and Thread Quilt Show opening Reception featuring

Quilts from the metro area including a number created by artists from

Jersey City and the VVPA. Brennan Courthouse Rotunda Gallery

583 Newark Ave. Gallery Hours m-f 9:00 am-6:00 pm

January 20th 8:00 pm Art House Productions Snow Ball Victory Hall 186 Grand Street

Tickets 45.00/55.00 at the door or www.arthouseproductions.org

January 24th 6:00 pm Municipal Council Meeting. City Hall

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter January 2007

February 2007 Newsletter

10 Jul 2007, 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 20th, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

N.I.D.

The Code Enforcement supervisor of the Neighborhood Improvement District will speak about current issues and field questions from the membership.

Sam Shurma

Project manager from the PATH will discuss scheduling and facilities and field questions from the membership.

Mark Wesson

Friends Of Van Vorst Park Member Mark Wesson will give an update on the new dog run.

Andrew Hubsch

Vice President of Civic J.C. will discuss his organization and events downtown.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

February 24th 12:00 pm Brennan Courthouse Tour;

Hudson County Department of Cultural Affairs and Tourism presents

A Free Tour of the historic building. Brennan Courthouse Rotunda

583 Newark Ave. Free parking in the courthouse lot.

February 27th 6:00-9:00 Parks and Open Space Master Plan Meeting;

Pershing Field Community Center 201 Central Ave.

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter February2007

December 2007 Newsletter

10 Jul 2007, 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!

December Meeting

There will be no December meeting. Our VVPA holiday event will be a January 3rd out reach for Jersey City seniors. We will fill in details for this event in the coming week.

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DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Tuesday Dec 11th – Jersey City Planning Board Meeting- 5:30 pm at 30 Montgomery Street 14th Floor Historic Landmark Application for St. Johns Episcopal Church in Bergen Hill.

Thursday Dec 13th – DCNA Holiday Party –

The Annual Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations Holiday Party will be held at L.I.T.M. 140 Newark Ave. From 6:30pm to 9:30pm hosted by PADNA and sponsored by the VVPA, HPHA, HCA, HPNA, and PADNA. Bring your unwrapped toys for the JCPD East District toy drive.

Thursday, December 13th

6:30 – 9:30 pm

at LITM, 140 Newark Avenue

We will be accepting unwrapped children’s toys

and donations for the Jersey City Police

Department, East District

13th Annual Children’s Christmas Party

Saturday December 15th – Jersey City Police Department 13th Annual Children’s Christmas Party- 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PS4 school 111 Bright Street (at Varick Street)

Sunday December 16th – OLC Church Festival Of Christmas Song 4;00 pm – 5:30 pm OLC Church 120 Sussex Street in Paulus Hook.

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter December 2007

August 2007 Newsletter

10 Jul 2007, 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 Meeting Agenda

Tuesday August 21st, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy

Joshua Parkhurst, President of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will give us an update on recent conservancy initiatives including the Powerhouse and Reservoir 3.

The Embankment Preservation Coalition

The Federal Surface Transportation Board recently ruled that Conrail needed authorization to abandon the 6th Street Embankment prior to selling the property to a developer in 2005. The struggle to secure the Embankment, however, is not over! Learn how you can help!

The Sisters of Mercy

A representative from the Sisters of Mercy in Jersey City will speak to the VVPA about their various charity initiatives supporting downtown Jersey City.

Downtown Voter Registration Initiatives

Gretchen Scheiman, member of the Paulus Hook Neighborhood Association (HPNA) Board will provide an update on current downtown initiatives, materials, best practices to facilitate voter registration and awareness.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wed. July 22 and alternate Wednesdays all Summer – Films in Van Vorst present 3rd annual outdoor film series. Bring a chair, bring a friend. Free Popcorn!! Van Vorst Park 8PM (rain dates are the following Wednesdays).

Tues. July 24 – The Attic Ensemble Readings at the Merchant present “Actor!” Written by Frederick Stroppel. Directed by Paul Zeller. The Merchant, 279 Grove Street, 7PM $5

Sat. Sept 22 – Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance JERSEY CITY COUNCIL FISHING DERBY Celebrate the Reservoir with long-time supporter Council President Mariano Vega and the City Council, with help from Andy Grey and the JC Recreation Dept. They’ll have trophies and prizes for the best catch of bass, sunfish, or other. 11AM

April 2007 Newsletter

10 Jul 2007, 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 17th, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

Josh Parkhurst, President of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy — Josh will discuss plans for this year’s Historic Preservation Month events.

Jill Edelman, Power House Arts District, will speak to the VVPA about concerns over planned development for the neighboring Power House Arts District.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sat. April 21 – Earth Day – 3rd Annual WALK for Liberty State Park in collaboration with the Hudson County Improvement Authority’s 5K RUN 10 AM (registration will be earlier). The WALK proceeds go to FOLSP and the 5K RACE proceeds go to the Hudson County Green Fund. Registration fee is $17 before and $20 on the day. Liberty State Park

Sat. April 21 – Earth Day — Earth Day Festival for people of all ages, has many exhibits, environmental activities, and entertainment from 11 am to 4 pm.

Saturday May 5 – Van Vorst Park Spring Planting Event and Dog Run Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Friends of Van Vorst and the JC Parks Coalition with the support of Goldman-Sachs invite all to attend. Free food and music. Neighbors are also invited to bring their own favorite foods and snacks. Planting the new gardens around the new dog run. Ribbon cutting ceremony for the dog run at noon. Mayor Healy and other City officials will participate. Introducing the new dog run committee leading community oversight of the dog run. 9 AM to 3 PM

Sunday May 6 — 2nd Annual Awards Luncheon at Liberty House Restaurant. Noon to 3 pm. $50 per person for this fundraising event. The deserving honorees include Assemblyman Louis Manzo, a leader against the commercial water park plan and in the cause to save LSP’s views and Public Plaza from the hill and walls 9/11 Memorial; LSP’s longtime wildlife photographer Marvin Silber; Gladys Vasques, dedicated pioneer of FOLSP’s garden beautification volunteering; and LSP’s Liberty Yacht Club Commodore Jim O’Connor, who led major marina clean up efforts, established an osprey nest, and supporter of a community sailing program.

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter March 2007

Meetball Tickets

10 Jul 2007, Posted by admin in Events, Sponsors

It’s the Van Vorst Park Assn’s 32nd Annual Meetball Dinner!

Date: April 14, 2007

Time: 7-11 p.m.

Place: St. Peter’s Prep Auditorium, 144 Grand Street, at Warren

What is it? The best party in Downtown. Great food supplied by Amelia’s, the Light Horse, Pecoraro’s, Edward’s Steak House, Beechwood, La Rustica and The Merchant. There’s live entertainment, a cash bar, raffles, prizes, and the glow that comes from contributing to a good cause. Proceeds help local charities like Camp Liberty summer day camp and St. Lucy’s Shelter and Food Bank.

Tickets: Still only $15 in advance, or $20 at the door, at the businesses with the blue “Meetball Tickets Sold Here” sign in the window:

Del Forno Real Estate

493 Jersey Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Bubby’s Burritos

440 Jersey Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Gallerie Hudson

197 Newark

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Rachel

281 Grove St

Jersey City, NJ 073

Beechwood Café

290 Grove St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Shoe Fetish

514 Jersey Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07302

On the Inside

213 Montgomery St

Jersey City 073302

(10% discount on any purchase for ticket buyers)

Bagua Juice

364 Grove St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(10% discount on a large Smoothie to ticket buyers)

Maximum Motion Fitness

83 Montgomery St Apt 1

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Postnet

344 Grove St

Jersey City, NJ 07302

March 2007 Newsletter

10 Jul 2007, 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 20th, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

Joao D’Souza, Director of Traffic and Transportation Maintenance — Bring all your questions on traffic and parking in Jersey City as Joao will discuss the role his Division plays moving traffic in the city. He’ll respond to questions from the membership.

Mark Russ, Executive Director of the Jersey City Parking Authority, or a representative from his office, will discuss the JCPA.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

“Meet Your Neighbors and Have A Ball”

Saturday, April 14 32nd Annual VVPA Meetball Dinner

Join a great evening of dinner and entertainment with your neighbors from the Downtown area. There will be spectacular food, courtesy of some of Jersey City’s finest restaurants, a cash bar, live entertainment, a raffle & door prizes! Make sure to bring your dancing shoes! It’s a great night 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, Grace Seniors among many others.

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2007

Time: 7-11 p.m.

Place: The Auditorium at St. Peter’s Prep, 144 Grand Street

Ticket price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets can be picked up at the Del Forno Real Estate office on Jersey Ave. Ask Dana at the front desk, 201-432-7000. Or email from the VVPA website, http://vvpa.org/.

Get Your Meetball Tickets at this Tuesday’s Meeting!

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter March 2007

August 2007 Newsletter

10 Jul 2007, 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 Meeting Agenda

Tuesday August 21st, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy

Joshua Parkhurst, President of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will give us an update on recent conservancy initiatives including the Powerhouse and Reservoir 3.

The Embankment Preservation Coalition

The Federal Surface Transportation Board recently ruled that Conrail needed authorization to abandon the 6th Street Embankment prior to selling the property to a developer in 2005. The struggle to secure the Embankment, however, is not over! Learn how you can help!

The Sisters of Mercy

A representative from the Sisters of Mercy in Jersey City will speak to the VVPA about their various charity initiatives supporting downtown Jersey City.

Downtown Voter Registration Initiatives

Gretchen Scheiman, member of the Paulus Hook Neighborhood Association (HPNA) Board will provide an update on current downtown initiatives, materials, best practices to facilitate voter registration and awareness.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wed. July 22 and alternate Wednesdays all Summer – Films in Van Vorst present 3rd annual outdoor film series. Bring a chair, bring a friend. Free Popcorn!! Van Vorst Park 8PM (rain dates are the following Wednesdays).

Tues. July 24 – The Attic Ensemble Readings at the Merchant present “Actor!” Written by Frederick Stroppel. Directed by Paul Zeller. The Merchant, 279 Grove Street, 7PM $5

Sat. Sept 22 – Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance JERSEY CITY COUNCIL FISHING DERBY Celebrate the Reservoir with long-time supporter Council President Mariano Vega and the City Council, with help from Andy Grey and the JC Recreation Dept. They’ll have trophies and prizes for the best catch of bass, sunfish, or other. 11AM