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Friday, April 22, 2011

Annual Diversity Stride Silent Auction, NJCU

Our fifth Annual Diversity Stride Silent Auction promises to be one of best ever, with several well renowned artists, some of which have won prestigious grants/awards including Fulbright fellowships and whose work has been exhibited worldwide and is currently collected by museums and independent collectors. We also have the work of up and coming artists who have exhibited widely in the metropolitan area and who are already carvi...ng out a niche for themselves. This is your opportunity to own an art work for a fraction of the price you would pay at a gallery and at the same time help us raise funds for a worthy cause. Please mark your calendars for the opening day, which will be held on Tuesday April 19th from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. at the GSUB gallery. The reception will take place in GSUB 129 where you can have some light refreshments and talk to the artists. Attached is the invitation card with the current list of artists who are donating work for this worthy cause.
The work will hang in the GSUB gallery from Monday April 18th through Monday April 25th and you may bid on the art work during gallery hours (12 Noon – 2p.m.) or by appointment (please call Sergio at Ext. 2170) The bidding will close on Monday April 25th at 2:00p.m. sharp! Additionally we have partnered with Applebee’s of Jersey City to help us raise additional funds for the Diversity Stride, so if you are thinking of eating out or ordering take out please print out the attached flyer and present it to your server on April 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st from 11:00a.m. – 10:00p.m. at the Applebee’s of Jersey City (701 Route 440 – In front of the Hudson Mall). For every bill, including those for takeout orders (201-200-9940), accompanied by the NJCU “Dining to Donate” flyer, Applebee’s will donate 10% of that bill to the American Conference on Diversity. “Dining to Donate” flyers can also be printed from the NJCU homepage under University News: http://www.njcu.edu/i2e/news/news_details2.asp?CID=386
All proceeds will benefit the American Conference on Diversity’s Youth Leadership Institute programs, which help high school and college students understand how stereotypes, bigotry, and bias impact negatively on their schools and provide them with the tools necessary to develop their own student-led action plans.
For further information about the Silent Auction, to make an appointment to see the work (starting at 2PM on April 18th), or to make a donation please call Sergio Villamizar, coordinator of NJCU’s Diversity Stride Program at 201-200-2170 or e-mail him at svillamizar@njcu.edu

Jersey City Slam

The Jersey City Slam Finals are quickly approaching. It's your final chance to get in those points!

The JC Slam is the only PSI sanctioned and nationally recognized slam in North Jersey. That means the stakes are high because we are trying to find out who will represent Jersey City at the 2011 National Poetry Slam.

There is a brief OPEN-MIC before the slam that not only welcomes aspiring poets but MUSICIANS AND COMICS AS WELL.

Your host is the man with the plan, Broken English!

Nationals is only a couple months away, he wants his slammers to continue writing, practicing, encouraging and most important be hungry!

Grassroots Community Space
54 Coles St, Jersey City NJ

Doors open at 9 PM
$5 Cover / $3 Students (with ID)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Creative Grove spring mood

friday, aprill 22,
2 - 8 pm  Grove Street PATH plaza

always find artists represented by Fish with Braids Gallery,

this friday also Aleksandar Milenkovic,

self published writer  Michael Goines

music DJ Dion Blitz with his funky groovy selection of a Lounge blend

an Urban Renegade Re-use sculpture supply and Sculptures by Jordan

and as always our fun outdoor lounge in the community, downtown Jersey City

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Van Vorst Park 4th annual community Flea Market

May 7th  9am- 4pm
The Friends of Van Vorst Park's 4th Annual Community Flea Market to raise funds to improve and maintain Van Vorst Park & the 9th annual Farmer’s Market continuing each Saturday through November, from 8am-2pm; vendors will set up around the gazebo and on sidewalk around Park.   contact Marc Wesson  marcwesson2@aol.com

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt Van Vorst park

April 23, 11 am   Van Vorst Park, between Montgomery and York Streets, Jersey Ave x Barrow.

Walkers up to age 8...try your luck at finding 1of 2 golden eggs!  Bring a basket for your egg loot and stick around for entertainment starting at noon.  Music, balloons, face painting and more!! RSVP marcwesson2@aol.com.

Van Vorst Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting

Every 3rd tuesday of the month, meeting open to the community and public,
Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, 7.30

this month's agenda:
Marc Wesson
Friends of Van Vorst Park
Marc is THE man of Van Vorst Park...You have a question about the dog run, about  sprinkler fun, parties in the Gazebo, the Farmers Market, the flea Market...he knows it ALL. Come hear his ideas for the upcoming summer season and whats already on the calendar for fun in Van Vorst Park. We will also take movie suggestions for this summer's Films in Van Vorst 2011.

VVPA Board Member Elections

Saturday April 23 11am Van Vorst Park Egg Hunt
Walkers up to age 8...try your luck at finding 1of 2 golden eggs!  Bring a basket for your egg loot and stick around for entertainment starting at noon.  Music, balloons, face painting and more!! RSVP marcwesson2@aol.com.

Saturday April 23 11am-3pm Walking Tour with the
Embankment Preservation
$25 or $20 in advance  --Walking tour of the High Line and Water Line in New York.  RSVP to info@embankment.org....and include your name and cell phone or home phone number.                                              
Tuesday April 26  2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm The East District Captain's Meeting is scheduled for the M.S.4 (Bright and Varick St.).Captain Connors, East District Commander, will discuss crime in the East District and respond to all questions, issues and concerns. The Captain's Meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Wednesday April 27th 7am-9pm
Board of Education Elections

April 30th 9am- 3pm  please join The Friends of Van Vorst Park, and volunteers from Goldman Sachs for a spring cleaning and planting of Van Vorst Park.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

JC Free Public Library Fundraiser, the Hatters Ball

Volunteer Expo

From 12 Noon through 8:00pm

Hello Again!  -- We're counting down the days to this year's Expo.  Once again, our goal for this FREE event is to bring together potential volunteers with the local non-profit agencies who need volunteer support more than ever!

This Expo will be held in the magnificent lobby of the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, at Journal Square in the heart of Jersey City/Hudson County, across from the bus and PATH station.   Whether you want to explore volunteer opportunities, or you represent an organization that needs volunteers, we really hope you participate!