April 2016
Riverview Farmers Market Returns
Free Recycling Containers
Keep JC Beautiful - 4/23
Backroom Broadsides
Call for Art
Ogden's End Community Garden
Take Steps For RNA
Heights Activities Calendar
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Next RNA Meeting:
Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 PM


Harbor View Health Care Center
178 Ogden Avenue
1st Floor Cafeteria

Police and Residence Response Center

New Recycling Program

Guest: Farms in the Heights

Neighborhood Updates 
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Membership dues and donations help sustain the RNA. Annual dues are $10. Please join on our website, at an RNA meeting, or make checks payable to Riverview Neighborhood Association and mail to:
PO Box 7176 
Jersey City, NJ 07307

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Please join us this Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 PM at the Harborview Health Center, 178 Ogden Avenue (at Franklin St) for the Riverview Neighborhood Association's (RNA's) monthly meeting.  At this meeting we will have updates from United For Clean Streets regarding trash/litter issues and the results of recent meetings with the Mayors Office, Farms In The Heights will give a preview of what we can look forward to at the Riverview Farmers Market this season and we will also provide an update on the gazebo rebuild project, action items from the recent Civic Engagement Forum, and other neighborhood issues. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
Riverview Farmers Market Returns May 1st!

A sure sign that Spring is here is the reopening of the Riverview Farms Market, A Farms in the Height Program, starting Sunday May 1st and running every Sunday from 10AM -3PM through November.  RNA was an inaugural sponsor of the market and continues to have a regular presence at the market each summer.  At this month's RNA meeting, representatives from Farms in the Heights will give a preview of what we can look forward to at the farmers market this season (hint there will be more vendors this year!).  We will also be looking to sign up volunteers for the RNA outreach table at the market. 

DPW Launches Recycling Container Program (limited supply available at the meeting)

Do you need recycling containers?  The Jersey City Department of Public Works (DPW) is launching a new program to provide free recycling containers to residents (restrictions apply).  There will be a limited supply on hand at the RNA meeting to give out to attendees who bring a copy of their property tax bill.  This is an effort by the City to increase participation in recycling.

City-wide Cleanup - April 23rd

In honor of Earth Day, and in affiliation with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) a national non-profit devoted to litter reduction, increasing recycling and greening initiatives,  and neighborhood beautification through civic engagement, Jersey City will undertake a city-wide cleanup on April 23rd.

In our immediate neighborhood, there will be cleanups in Riverview Park, a cleanup and anti-litter sign making activity for children in the play area in Riverview Park and a cleanup of Historic Holland St (cobblestone St) and litter pickup on the streets around the park.  This is an opportunity to volunteer for a few hours and spruce up our corner of the City.  Please sign up to volunteer here.

Backroom Broadsides - Now Monthly!
Spoken Word series continues at the Fox & Crow

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Presented by RNA and James Ruggia. the Backroom Broadside Series Spoken Word / Poetry Night's and Open Mic has been such a success (including our first Spanish poetry night) that we are continuing the series the first Tuesday of each month.  Check out our next event on Tuesday, May 3rd at 8PM. Thank you to the Fox and Crow for hosting the series in their Parlour Room. Subscribe to our Facebook events and/or keep an eye on the Friday Weekend Update emails for more info on featured readers. 

Call for Art
Be a Part of the June 3rd JC Fridays!

As part of JC Fridays, a city-wide celebration of the arts, RNA will host a  gallery show titled "Local Impression" that will open on JC Fridays on June 3rd and run for two weeks on Palisade Ave in Jersey City Heights.

This is an open call for original works in print. Printmaking methods accepted include: Woodcut, Linocut, Engraving, Etching, Monotype, Lithography, Drypoint, Aquatint, Mezzotint, and Screenprint.  Single editions and series prints accepted. 

To be considered, submit 1-5 jpeg images (TOTAL) along with your contact information, a brief artist statement and title/price/media for each piece to: riverviewneighborhood@gmail.com.  The deadline for submissions is May 6th.  If chosen, art must be dropped off by May 27th (Location to be determined.) Ready to hang art only. Artist will receive 70% of the sale price with the balance to RNA for its ongoing community activities.
Ogen's End Community Garden Open For The Season - Call for Gardeners & Volunteers
community garden located at the south end of Ogden Ave (south of Cuneo Pl) 

The frost is gone and Ogden's End is ready for us to top off the beds and get planting. Come be a part of the growth of the garden this year, all volunteers welcome to plant and receive vegetables (no private plots).  We will also be filling out the perennial beds with more plants and a large self watering herb wall project is on the to-do list.  Open Volunteer hours are EVERY SUNDAY from 10:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Follow the garden here:  https://www.facebook.com/OgdensEndCommunityGarden/ and/or email to ogdensendgarden@gmail.com to get added to the volunteer email list.  The garden is open at all times. 

Over $600 raised via TakeStepsforRNA

Thank you to everyone who participated in TakeStepsForRNA through CharityFootprints.com and ran, walked or cycled to get in shape while raising money for RNA.  The campaign raised over $600!

Missed out? You can support RNA anytime via the CharityFootprints App (for iphone users) or via their website at charityfootprints.com.  Just pledge to support RNA for each mile you walk, run, or cycle.  
Heights Activities Calendar

Riverview Farmer's Market starts Sunday May 1st  -10am to 3:00pm every Sunday through November. 

Ogden's End Community Garden planting and volunteering:  Sunday 4/17 and 4/24 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Location - southernmost end of Ogden Ave (adjacent to 102 Ogden and Janet Moore Park).Email ogdensendgarden@gmail.com for more info or just show up.

Keep Jersey City Beautiful - The Great Jersey City Cleanup on Sat April 23rd.  Details on how to volunteer here:

Backroom Broadsides Spoken Word/Poetry Series: Tues May 3rd from 8pm to 10pm - Fox and Crow.
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Kern Weissman
Riverview Neighborhood Association

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