The next VVPA meeting will be held Tuesday, August 20 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

7:00 pm – Welcome and Call to Order – Vice President Katie Brennan

7:05–7:20 pm – Officer & Committee Reports

7:20–8:30pm – Guest Speakers & Presentations
Helena Gouros, founder of The Urban Garden Companion
Jackie Cornell, Chief of Policy & Health Innovation for 1996 New Highs (Medical Cannabis in NJ)

Community networking to follow.

Upcoming Community Events

  • Van Vorst Park Farmers Market, Saturdays 10am-2pm
  • La Festa Italiana, August 14-18 – 6th St, between Brunswick and Monmouth
  • Films in Van Vorst – The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Weds. Aug 21
  • East District Captain’s Meeting — Please be advised: East District Captain’s Meetings are moving to the 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning in September. Time & location remains the same: 7 pm, M.S. 4, 2nd Floor Library. Contact JCPD East District Community Relations Officer, Dina Lionakis (201.547.4370; for more information

FIlms in Van Vorst

The next Films in Van Vorst — The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21. 

thanks to our generous Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors: Dixon Leasing: a subsidiary of Dixon AdvisoryBarrow Mansion Development CorporationJersey Wine & Spirits  and the Friends of Van Vorst Park!

The VVPA would also like to thank the sponsors of our 4th Annual Golf Outing: Dixon Advisory, Fields Construction, Waters McPherson McNeil, The Ashford, Art Fair 14C, Moorlees, TenMarc, Liberty Union Mortgage, Ben and Lynda Bernouy (F30 Committeepeople), Council President Rolando Lavarro, Councilman James Solomon, Councilman Jermaine Robinson, Councilwoman At Large Joyce Watterman, Skyway Golf, Loumidis Foods, Tom Parisi & Brightside Tavern, Downtown Yogurt, Sky Tobacco, Two Boots, Feed Your Soul, and JC Office of Cultural Affairs.

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

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