Sunday, June 15, 2008

HPNA Festival June 14 (June 15 Rain Date) 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008 (11:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Rain date: Sunday, June 15th

Are you a vendor, not for profit or do you have items to sell at the Park Festival?
Secure your spot today! Advance Registration Deadline: Wed. June 4th
->Registration Form<-

Entertainment for the festival:
The Black Hollies
All You Horseriders
NBK & Raw ElementZ (Break Dancing)
The Lonesome Prairie Dogs
The Bryan Beninghove Collective
The Nobuki Takamen Trio

The Black Hollies

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sat, May 10th, 11am - 1pm: Hamilton Park Spring Cleanup

The HPNA seeks volunteers for a spring clean up of Hamilton Park on Saturday, May 10th from 11am to 1pm. Volunteers will receive a free plant for their efforts, which could make a nice Mother's Day present. The plants are being donated by Exeter Property Management, the developers of Hamilton Square. Please e-mail Sam Stoia at if you're able to volunteer with us.

Community Meeting Wednesday May 7, 2008

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Nyugen E. Smith is a sculptor and creates environments from found materials. He gave a multi-media presentation at the May community meeting which focused on cultural hubs, Arts organizations, key players and importantly how neighborhood associations, individuals and business can actively support and foster the significant contribution to the quality of life that Arts provides us all.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hamilton Park Renovation Update

First off, my apologies for the lack of updates outside the HPNA meetings. We've been afraid to jinx this by announcing anything since there have (obviously) been a few delays. But things are progressing well now. Thanks to Councilman Fulop, money was approved from City Council a couple of months ago. Tonight at the Planning Board meeting the construction documents/plans were reviewed and unanimously approved.

Timetable looks like the following: Out to bid in May. A few weeks for bids to come back, then some administrative decisions on the City's end. Looks like construction will start this summer - perhaps in June after the HPNA's annual June Park Festival (6/14 - mark your calendars). We'll have a dedicated renovation table at the Park Festival, so come by and check out the plans. Once it's out to bid we can put an electronic copy of the site plan on our website for everyone to review online. But it looks great!

Unfortunately, it looks like most of the park will be closed for at least a little stretch while the infrastructure (drainage, sewers, electrical) is addressed. After that hopefully the construction will be limited to the areas where specific projects are planned. The entire project should be wrapped up this winter (maybe by year-end 08) so next spring we will be in the clear with a new park.

The HPNA will provide construction updates. Check the HPNA blog frequently for news.

Hope that helps give everyone a good idea of where things stand!

Jen Greely

Thursday, February 7, 2008

HPNA February Community Meeting

The Jersey City Police Department has a new website, that provides extensive Department Information as well as Preventive Tips. Two officers from the East District gave a briefing on crime in the area.

Also, representatives from DogJC discussed remedies for the continual and dangerous off leash dog problem we are still experiencing in HP. The group will hold a community meeting on that subject.
Visit: for more information.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Route 139 Rehab Project - Impending Construction Stage Change

Early to mid February 2008 work will begin on Route 139 Eastbound. This work is estimated to be completed in 16 months. The work on the 12th Street Viaduct (Route 139 Eastbound) includes:
  • Replacement of structural steel beams
  • Structural repairs and strengthening
  • Demolition and replacement of concrete deck (riding surface)
New traffic patterns to be implemented during this stage.

Brochures in PDF Format:
Overview - English/Spanish
Trifold Brochure - English
Trifold Brochure - Spanish