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DREAMGIRLS directed by Bill Condon

Tonite’s film is a musical masterpiece….crowds gave it standing ovations in movie theaters….Come hear music fill Van Vorst Park. We start around 8:15, when darkness falls!!! Bring a chair, bring your dinner, bring a friend and ENJOY!!

September 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!

September Meeting Agenda

Tuesday September 18th, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

Elizabeth Lorenzo

The Government and Community Relations representative from the Liberty Science Center will give us an overview of the all new Liberty Science Center. It’s taken 10 years of planning and nearly two years of expansion and renewal to bring you the reinvented Liberty Science Center. Learn about new exhibits, the new fall schedule, and more.

Steve Fulop

Our Jersey City Councilman Steve Fulop will update us on Restaurant Row Redevelopment

Entertainment & Noise Ordinance and other initiatives

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sat. September 22 — Caven Point Bird Walk at Liberty State Park Come explore Caven Point beach and the diversity of birds and other wildlife species on a guided tour. Meet at Liberty State Park Interpretive Center on Freedom Way. For more information: 201-915-3409, http://www.state.nj.us/dep/seeds/libcal.htm Free, pre-registration required. 9AM -11AM.

Fri. October 5 – 2007 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour Kick-off Celebration Canco Lofts, 50 Dey Street, For more information visit http://www.proartsjerseycity.org 6PM – 10PM

Sat. & Sun. October 6 & & – 2007 Jersey City Artists Studio Featuring hundreds of artists, studios, galleries, performances and exhibitions. Free Tour Guides available at tents at Grove and Journal Square PATH Stations. For more information visit http://www.proartsjerseycity.org 12PM – 6PM

Sat. October 18 — Embankment Preservation Coalition Celebration The Coalition invites its members, supporters, and the general public to join in a Celebration. An August ruling by the STB gives city, county, and state governments a second chance to acquire the Embankment on reasonable terms. This win is an inspiring example of citizen collaboration. The event will include children’s activities, music, refreshments, and an Embankment tour highlighting gardens that back up to the Embankment. Resurrection School Gymnasium (Holy Rosary Church Complex), 189 Brunswick St at Sixth St. 12PM – 4PM,

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter September 2007

October 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!

October Meeting Agenda

Tuesday October 16th, 2007, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District will give their monthly report

Steve Sanders, Diane Kaese and Kevin Kilbane

Members of the Downtown Construction Committee will present the DPA rules and the construction committee guidelines for coordination of construction projects in Downtown Jersey City. There have been numerous incidences of dangerous construction conditions affecting our neighborhood recently including fires, falling debris, traffic management and other concerns. Learn more about this committee’s current and future efforts.

Pattie Giordan or Colin Egan

Friends of the Loews Theater will give us an update on the theaters’ current and planned renovations, events and happenings.

Van Vorst Park Association Board of Directors Elections

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sat. October 20 — Make it Spoooky! Family Project Day at Jersey City Museum –Enjoy a family afternoon celebrating the season of creepiness! Jersey City Museum opens its doors for a Halloween inspired bash with all the fun you would expect. Make creepy costume crafts in the classrooms and use them in a dance workshop for families in the atrium. Take a scary tour of our exhibitions. Fun for the whole family! FREE

Sun. Oct 21 – “Bark in the Park” — The Liberty Humane Society’s 4th annual Dog Walk and Fair! “Bark in the Park” will be lots of fun for pets and people too! Please join us for an afternoon of fun and games whilst raising money and awareness for the Liberty Humane Society. Liberty State Park 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fri. & Sat. October 26th – 27th Spend Halloween with Boris Karloff and the Loews Theater — Friday Double Feature : “The Black Cat” at 7:45 PM followed by “The Old Dark House” at 9:10 PM – This is the first known screening of the “Old Dark House” in New Jersey since the film’s premiere 75 years ago. Admission for BOTH films is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, children under 12, and students with ID. Saturday “The Mummy” at 3:30PM; “Frankenstein” at 7PM; “The Bride of Frankenstein at 8:45PM. Each screening is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors & children 12 years old and younger. Combo discounts are available for multiple screenings.

Van Vorst Park Association Newsletter October 2007

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