June 2016
Historic Holland St At The Riverview Jazz Fest
New Proposed Site plans for 520 Palisade Ave (old firehouse)
Live at the Lumberyard
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RNA Meeting:
Tuesday, June 14th at 7:30 PM
 
Location:
Harbor View Health Care Center
178 Ogden Avenue
1st Floor Cafeteria
 
June 14th Agenda:

Police and Residence Response Center

Guest: 520 Palisade Owner & Architect and Nick Malak from the City of Trees initiative

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Greetings!

This month's newsletter will be a bit shorter than usual due to our high level of activity - but complete updates will be made at our monthly meeting - this Tuesday, June 14th at 7:30 PM at the Harborview Health Center, 178 Ogden Avenue (at Franklin St). Our guests this month will be the new owner and architects for 520 Palisade Ave to present their new plan for the building (the old firehouse between South and Bowers), and Nick Malik, discussing the Open Tree Mapping application that is being used as part of the City of Trees tree planting initiative.  We will also provide updates on the Gazebo rebuild project, the Riverview Park renovation, as well as other activities in the neighborhood. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
RNAs Historic Holland Street Stage a Hit at Riverview Jazzfest!


RNA Stage on Historic Holland Street. #Riverview JazzFest
RNA Stage at Riverview Jazz Festival

Part of the Art Installation By Jeankarlos Cruz

As part of Riverview Neighborhood Association's goal to partner with the City of Jersey City to restore historic Holland Street, one of four remaining cobblestone streets in Jersey City, and to further the presentation of the arts here in the Heights, RNA sponsored a second stage at this year's Riverview Jazz Festival.

The stage, located on historic Holland Street with the Ogden Avenue bridge as a backdrop, featured four bands and an art installation by Jeankarlos Cruz, created specifically for this unique space.  Featured on RNA's Holland Street Stage were the NJCU Jazz Quintet, Rebeca Vallejo, TK Blue and George Coleman & the Rivington Project.  Food trucks, beverages and RNA's volunteers rounded out the venue.

Hundreds of music lovers came out to enjoy the all day event that concluded  the week long festival.  We would like to thank organizers Margo Parks, Bryan Beninghove and all at RiverviewJazz.org for their hard work and dedication to making this year's festival a huge success.  We also want to thank the RNA Board and the countless volunteers whom devoted many hours preparing Holland St for this event.  Special thanks to Jeankarlos Cruz for his art installation that truly transformed the space, New Heights Art Supply for sponsoring said art installation (they will be opening their arts supply shop on July 2nd at 345 Central Ave 2nd Fl) and JCity Realty for consistently supporting arts in the Heights.

In addition to enjoying fabulous music and art, RNA's volunteers gathered several hundred signatures on a petition to to restore Holland Street and direct pedestrian access to it via the restoring the staircase that links Riverview Park to Holland Street at the Ogden Avenue Bridge.

New Plans for 520-525 Palisade

Ownership of the old firehouse at 520-525 Palisade Avenue has changed again, and the new owner's plan includes expanding to 88 feet high on the Ogden side of the property (Eastern side), equivalent to about 8 stories.   The owner and architect will be our guest at the monthly meeting this Tuesday, June 14th and they will present their plans to have commercial on the ground floor and apartments/condos above. Their application to the Zoning Board requests variances for height, use, density and parking.  Please attend the meeting to learn about this project, see the plans and ask questions and provide feedback on it.
   
520 Palisade

Next Lumberyard Show - June 24th!

 
Building on the success of the June 3rd kickoff show, A Riverview Neighborhood Association event, Live at the Lumberyard returns on Friday, June 24th at 7PM (rain date 6/25).  Those Sensible Shoes will kick off the evening, followed by The Bottomless Mimosas and Hudson City Rats.

DJ Meghan Mckee of WFMU will spin between sets and video artist Mike Difeo's work will grace the projections on the garage doors. Three food trucks will be available as well. 

Season sponsors JCity Realty and The Fox & Crow, along with funding provided by a grant from the Hudson County Cultural Affairs Local Arts Program and support from our members - enables the RNA and Friggin' Fabulous Productions, to present this music and art series.

Be sure to make Live at the Lumberyard part of your weekend plans this summer on Friday 24th, July 22nd, August 12th and September 2nd. Join us at Palisade Lumber on Palisade Ave just south of Griffith St. Visit Riverviewneighborhood.org or follow us on Facebook for the complete lineup.

Heights Activities Calendar


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

Ogden's End Community Garden planting and volunteering:  Every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM. 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.

Backroom Broadsides Spoken Word/Poetry Series: First Tuesday of each month from 8pm to 10pm - Fox and Crow (next event is July 5th)

Live at the Lumberyard - Friday, June 24th  from 7PM -10PM - Palisade Ave at Griffith St outdoors at Palisade Lumber.

Check our "Weekend Update" emails (sent every Friday morning) for all the various events in the Heights and the offerings from our Weekend Update sponsors.

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Kern Weissman
Riverview Neighborhood Association
Riverview Neighborhood Association, PO Box 7176, Jersey City, NJ 07307
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