August 2006 Newsletter

10 Jul 2006, Posted by admin in News You Can Use


Van Vorst Park Association

Barrow Mansion

83 Wayne Street, Jersey City

Tel: 201-435-3224

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm


Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, August 15,2006


Our next scheduled meeting will be September 19th.


Wednesday, August 16 10:00 am

City Council meeting; the council will vote on a proposed amendment to the R-1 zoning.

Mary McCloud Bethune Life Center – 140 Martin Luther King Drive

Wednesday August 16th 6:30pm

A Public Meeting will be held regarding the 9/11 memorial near the CRRNJ terminal in Liberty State Park. Sponsored by Friends of LSP.

Wednesday, August 16th 8:00 pm

Films in Van Vorst presents Some Like it Hot. Located in Van Vorst Park, admission is free; the film starts at 8:00 pm

April 2006 Newsletter

10 Jul 2006, Posted by admin in News You Can Use

April 2006

Van Vorst Park Association

Barrow Mansion

83 Wayne Street, Jersey City

Tel: 201-435-3224

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm


Everyone is welcome!

April Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 7:30pm

Barrow Mansion

Police Report

Representatives of the East District Police precinct will give their monthly report

Laura Fraschilla, Chair of the Van Vorst Park Association’s Annual Meetball Dinner Fundraiser will give a wrap up report to the membership on the Meetball Dinner

Joshua Parkhurst, President of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will give a presentation on the organization and the upcoming Preservation Month events in May

Brian O’Reilly, Business Administrator for the City of Jersey City will give an overview of the Department of Administration and will address what the City is doing to control costs and what factors are contributing to the rise in City expenses with a Q&A to follow


Tuesday, April 18 from 2pm – 9pm – School Board Elections will be held in your regular polling district. Please remember to vote before you come to the monthly meeting.

Friday, April 28 – Saturday April 29 – The Landmark Loews Jersey Theater presents films of John Ford

Friday, April 28, 8 PM: STAGECOACH. (1939 – 96 mins. – B&W)

Saturday, April 29, 2 PM: THE GRAPES OF WRATH.(1940 – 129 mins. – B&W)

Saturday, April 29, 5 PM: THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING.(1935 – 95 mins. – B&W)

Saturday, April 29, 8:15 PM : THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE.(1962 – 123 mins. – B&W)

Admission for each screening is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children aged 12 and under.

COMBO TICKET for TWO FILMS : $10 Adult, $6 Senior or Child

SUPER COMBO TICKET for ALL THREE FILMS: $15 Adult, $10 plus get a FREE popcorn with each ticket.

For more info please contact the Theater at 201-798-6055 or visit

Tuesday, May 9 at 5:30pm – Jersey City Planning Board Meeting – City Hall, 280 Grove Street, City Council Chambers, 2nd floor.


The VVPA Board members would like to thank all those who volunteered and donated to the 31st Annual Meetball Dinner that took place on Saturday, March 25. The event was a huge success.

Rain Update June 14th: POSTPONED

14 Jun 2006, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

This week’s show is posponed due to probability of rain this evening.

The weather seems to be conspiring against this event (what is it with wednesdays and rain?).

We will decide at 4pm whether today’s screening (a rain date from last week’s washout) is going to proceed or not.

Stay tuned.

Thanks – Johnny

Rain Update!

06 Jun 2006, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

Raising Arizona has been postponed due to the weather forecast conditions for tomorrow and it will be screened next Wednesday June 14 at 8pm.

Please continue to check this website for future updates.



06 Jun 2006, Posted by admin in Films in VVP, Sponsors

We are happy to announce that the film series in Van Vorst Park “Films in Van Vorst” will be happening again this year thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors:

Bar Majestic


City of Jersey City

Del Forno Real Estate

Downtown Jersey City – Historic Special Improvement District

Duck Duck Goose


Sullivan Financial

Van Vorst Park Association

We are very grateful for their donation and their continuous support of cultural and educational projects in Downtown Jersey City.

Special thanks to the Friends of Van Vorst Park and to Jeff Spangler for designing our wonderful poster!



Summer 2006

07 Apr 2006, Posted by admin in Films in VVP

Films in Van Vorst is happening again this year. This summer we will screen one movie every other Wednesday, beginning June 7th, for a total of eight movies. The city has already given us their thumbs up and have added us to their summer cultural calendar.

However, we are in need of more funds to run the project. We are looking for sponsors from the local business community who would like to help fund this initiative and for volunteers who might be interested in helping out in fundraising, graphic design (posters, cards), and audio-visual (setup/take-down).

Donations from individuals are also welcome. We are a non-profit organization and your contribution will be tax-exempt. All our team members work on a volunteer basis and the money collected all goes towards purchase and maintenance of equipment, publicity and movie rentals.

If you are interested in sponsoring or helping out in any way please send us an email to: filmsinvanvorst[at]gmail[dot]com


2006 Summer Schedule

28 Mar 2006, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

Films in Van Vorst will be happening again this summer. Join us at the park every second Wednesday at 8pm beginning June 7th.

Make sure to bring a chair, a blanket can sometimes come in handy!

The schedule for the Summer 2006 series is as follows:

June 7- Raising Arizona, Ethan & Joel Coen (1987) (view trailer)

June 21- Babe: The Gallant Pig, Chris Noonan (1995) (view trailer)

July 5- Manhattan Murder Mystery, Woody Allen (1993) (view trailer)

July 19- Nine Queens, Fabián Bielinski (2000) (view trailer)

Aug 2- Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson (1996) (view trailer)

Aug 16- Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder (1959) (view trailer)

Aug 30- Big Fish, Tim Burton (2003) (view trailer)

Sept 13- Spellbound, Jeffrey Blitz (2002) (view trailer)

In case of rain please make sure to check this website for an alternative date.

2005 Film Series

17 Feb 2006, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

In the summer of 2005 Van Vorst Park , in downtown Jersey City, had its first free, outdoor film series. The series was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Goldman Sachs, Marco & Pepe, Beechwood Cafe, Bar Majestic, Del Forno Real Estate, Sullivan Financial, FastFrame, Van Vorst Park Neighborhood Association and Friends of Van Vorst Park.

Summer 2005 Film Schedule

Wednesday July 6
Bend It Like Beckham
Gurinder Chadha (2002, UK)

Wednesday July 27
All The President's Men
Alan J. Pakula (1976, USA)

Wednesday August 17
Best in Show
Christopher Guest (2000, USA)

Wednesday September 7
When We Were Kings
Leon Gast (1996, USA)
Oscar for best documentary 1997
Q&A with Director after the event