The next VVPA meeting will be held Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm at The Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.). As a reminder, VVPA meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, so be sure to mark your calendars in advance.

Monthly Meeting Agenda

7:007:15pm – Welcome and Call to Order – President Ben Bernouy

7:15–7:30 pm – Officer & Committee Reports7:30–8:45pm – Guest Speakers & Presentations

  • Bright and Varick update
  • Update on the bill to stop the commercialization of Liberty State Park – Sam Pesin, Friends of Liberty State Park
  • Ward E Redistricting – Mike Harper, Hudson County Elections Chief
    • Hudson County Board of Elections is considering a proposal redraw district lines and improve the voting process. Van Vorst Park and Liberty Harbor residents will be affected. 

Community Networking to follow

Upcoming Community Events

  • Black History Month Group Exhibition, City Hall Rotunda Gallery – through Feb. 28.
  • St. Peter’s update: The hearing on the demolition of the St. Peter’s grammar school buildings has been rescheduled for April 1.
  • East District Captains Meeting — 4th Tuesday of the month, M.S. 4, 2nd Floor, Library. Contact JCPD East District Community Relations Officer, Dina Lionakis (201.547.4370; for more information

To feature a community event in our newsletter, email

Thanks to our generous sponsors

We’d like to thank our sponsors: Dixon Leasing: a subsidiary of Dixon AdvisoryBarrow Mansion Development CorporationJersey Wine & Spirits  and the Friends of Van Vorst Park!

The VVPA depends on fundraising and sponsorships from local businesses and community members. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email

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