JC Recreation Foundation Cocktail Party Fundraiser

The Jersey City Recreation Foundation is hosting a Cocktail Party fundraiser this Thursday, October 16th. It will be from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at The Liberty House Restaurant at 76 Audrey Zapp Drive. The guest speaker will be hall of fame coach, Bob Hurley.

Below is an excerpt from the sponsorship letter related to the Jersey City Reservoir. Below that is the flyer for the event and the sponsorship form. We hope that you will be able to join us at the fundraiser and any contribution is greatly appreciated!

“Mayor Steven M. Fulop has pledged to make the expansion of recreation programs a top priority and the Jersey City Recreation Foundation is committed to support those efforts. Together we have accomplished great things but we realize there is much more that needs to be done to be able to offer both traditional and innovative recreation opportunities to area youth.

The Jersey City Recreation Foundation is currently working towards two major goals to support Director Strother and the Department of Recreation. These projects include a new multipurpose surface for the Pershing Field Ice Rink to expand the use of that facility beyond ice skating and hockey season. Also, the Recreation Foundation, in conjunction with the Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance, hopes to fund a boating program at the Reservoir in the Heights section of Jersey City with the purchase of kayaks and other equipment to provide a sustainable kayaking program for next year’s season.”

– Maureen Hulings, Chairwoman

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Proposed $10 Million Dollar Plan to Renovate Reservoir #3

We have some exciting news! The city is undergoing plans for a $10 million dollar deal to renovate Reservoir #3. The proposed renovations include running and walking pathways, new lighting, a floating walkway across the water, and more. Read more about the plan here at nj.com’s article.

Here is a statement by Mayor Steven Fulop on his facebook page:

“Some huge/exciting news for the JC Heights (and something that will impact of course all of Jersey City). Over the weekend, we came to an agreement with a company (IESI) regarding the future use of Greenville Yards as a transfer station and a host fee for Jersey City. This payment will include an upfront $10,000,000 to complete the full renovation of Reservoir3 in the Heights as the trophy park for all of Jersey City. This park has been discussed for a long time and I am excited that the dollars have been secured. I attached the drawings of what this will look like when construction starts towards the end of next year, as well as the cost estimates for those that like that detail. We will start the process for permitting in the next 60 days with the hope of construction starting end of next year.


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The People’s Climate March Tomorrow!

The People’s Climate March is happening tomorrow, September 21st, starting at 11:30am in New York City to kick off Climate Week NYC running from 9/22 – 9/28. The walk is to demonstrate to world leaders attending the UN summit on climate crisis (occurring this month) that the public is willing to rally and pressure for more ambitious global policies in order to curtail global climate change.

The Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance will be gathering with Sustainable JC at the Grove Street PATH Station at 9:00am to take the train over together at 10:00am. Please join us September 21st to show world leaders that the public wants more to be done about global climate change!


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ResAvian Club Outing this Saturday, September 13th!

The ResAvian Club’s next bird watching event will be this Saturday, September 13th! Open to both current members and anyone wishing to join. We will be meeting at the Red Gate entrance (Pershing Plaza/Reservoir Ave.) at 6:20am and starting ten minutes later. Sunrise is at 6:35am so we hope to see tons of birds at a time when they are most active!

So we know to expect you, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resavian-bird-watching-event-tickets-13029665079


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Art!Music!Nature! At the Reservoir!

On Friday September 5th the Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance held it’s first JC Fridays Event at the Reservoir. Scores of people explored our urban oasis and enjoyed Eco-based art activities for adults and kids including: Photographic exploration through the Reservoir with photo journalist Trix Rosen and environmentalist Steve Latham. Plein Air pastel drawing led by Artist Marge Colavito. Microscopic digital photography & phragmites frame making conducted by the PS 28 Project Reservoir Team and Music provided by “The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!” A fun time was had by all!


For more photos of the event click here!

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