October General Meeting

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hello neighbors,

Our first meeting of the Fall season is this coming Monday, October 9, at 7:30 PM at Grace Church Van Vorst (Erie and Second Streets). We’ll have a light agenda, highlighted by updates from the Safe Streets JC Mayoral Streets Forum and and various hurricane and earthquake relief efforts underway in our neighborhood.

As always, we have a number of neighborhood events coming up, and we hope you get a chance to participate in a few.

First up, Halloween is just around the corner, so get your costumes ready for the 7th Annual Afternoon of Fright on Fourth Street, our annual block party co-hosted by the Jersey 4th and 5th Block Association. Taking place on Saturday, October 28 from 2 to 6 PM, Afternoon of Fright will turn 4th Street between Jersey and Coles into a fun, kid-friendly zone with music, arts and crafts, leaf jump, face painting, a bouncy castle, and more! It’s a great afternoon for the whole family, especially the little ones.

On a more serious note, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the earthquake in Mexico cast a dark shadow over the people in their paths. As I’m sure you’ve seen, many are still dealing with the aftermath. If you’d like to help with the relief efforts in Puerto Rico, the City of Jersey City has partnered with the Governor's office of Puerto Rico to get aid to our friends there.

Interested in volunteering? Email Eric Fleming at zderic@yahoo.com. Electronic contributions can be made at http://www.pacoagency.org/donate

In addition, donations of the following NEW items: Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Batteries, Clorox, Dental floss, Diapers (senior and children), Feminine hygiene products, Hand sanitizer, Mouthwash, Soap, Tooth brushes, Tooth paste, and Water are needed. These items can be dropped off at:

Any JCFD fire house
Any JCPD police precinct
Cocoa Bakery, 275 Grand St.
Journal Square Plaza, information kiosk
Half Time Bar, 746 West Side Ave.
IndieGrove (c/o Laura Fisher), 121 Newark Ave.
Light Rail Cafe, 237 Randolf Ave.
Mo Kinberg HQ, 335 Central Ave.
PACO, 390 Manila Ave. or 346 Central Ave.
Scotland Yard, 72 Hudson St., Hoboken
Stanlaw Fitness, 629 Broadway, Bayonne
Finally, HCA will be holding elections at our Annual Meeting on November 13 for a new board to represent the neighborhood in 2018. If you would like to become a voice for the neighborhood and run for a position please contact us on Facebook, Twitter or by email at harsimuscoveassociation@gmail.com. To be eligible to run for a position, you will have to have attended four meetings in the prior calendar year.

Upcoming Events

The Jersey City mayoral and council elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7. The Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (DCNA) will be hosting two debates at Frank R. Conwell School (111 Bright Street)
  • Ward E Council Debate on October 16 at 7 PM
  • Mayoral Debate on October 18 at 7 PM
If you would like to submit questions to the candidates for either debate, please email them to us at harsimuscoveassociation@gmail.com.

The Jersey City property revaluation continues through the fall. Expect to see information and instructions in your mail later in the year. Information about the reval, including progress and the process, can be found here.

The Embankment Preservation Committee will host their Annual Meeting on November 11. Details coming soon.

On the evening of Tuesday, November 14, we’re holding a new HCA fundraising event, the Harsimus Cove Happy Hour. Details are being finalized, so mark your calendars!

And finally, the DCNA will be hosting its annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 9 at Barrow Mansion. Save the date and stay tuned for details later in the year.

That’s all for now. See you on Monday.

Rachel Dsilva,
HCA President










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