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
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
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)
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
|Backroom Broadsides - Now Monthly!
Spoken Word series continues at the Fox & Crow
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
Backroom Broadsides Spoken Word/Poetry Series:
Tues May 3rd from 8pm to 10pm - Fox and Crow.
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