Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association Newsletter
June 2011 Issue
NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1st, 7:30 PM CORDERO SCHOOL
PARKFEST IS CALLING FOR VENDORS AND VOLUNTEERS!
Summer is rapidly approaching! And PARKFEST on June 11th (raindate June 12th) is right around the corner. If you would like to participate as a commercial or an individual vendor, or a non-profit, you can download at hpnajc.blogspot.com your vendor application. For HPNA members, there are discounts. If you or your company would like to sponsor PARKFEST, to provide a prize for our raffle or to volunteer, please email email@example.com.
Do you want to reduce your energy bills? Would you want to have a garden on the roof?
Come to June’s Meeting, June 1st at 7:30 at Cordero School, 9th and Erie!
At the meeting, vendors will present solutions on improving your heating bills through new heating systems and on installing a “living roof” that reduces energy bills and waste water. We will be discussing the upcoming PARKFEST and how to spend revenue generated from the PARKFEST raffle, such as installing additional trash, recycling cans, and benches in the park, providing doggie bags for the dog runs, purchasing a flag for the playground flagpole, offering stipends for planting new trees around the neighborhood and installing more trash cans in the neighborhood.
Look for your new membership card in your mailbox!
We are in the process of mailing or dropping off the new HPNA membership cards. You can use your membership card for special promotions in your neighborhood businesses distinguished by the HPNA business member sign.
The following businesses support the neighborhood, the community, and the HPNA: Tailor’s Touch, Madame Claude’s Wine Shop, Delenio’s, Parkside Bistro, White Star, Salon X, Smith and Chang’s General Goods, Mastrolia Pharmacy, Holmes Outfitters, Monmouth Street Deli, and Christos’.
Does your block need a new trash can?
A lot of garbage is littering our sidewalks. Installing a new trash requires neighborhood support. If you and your neighbors believe that your street needs a new trash can, HPNA has developed a simple petition to sign. 15 residents in the immediate area need to sign a petition to have a trash can installed on your street. If you want a copy of this petition, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email it to you. When the JCIA comes to the July neighborhood meeting, it would offer a great opportunity to present these signed petitions to the JCIA.
Check out the community garden in Enos Jones Playground!
The John DeSalvo Playground Community Garden Group was recently organized by five residents, who have created a community group that adopted the corner of the playground at Enos Jones Park under the Jersey City Adopt-A-Lot program. Their vision is to create a beautiful flower garden and a space dedicated for hands-on gardening experiences for neighbors, families, and children. You are invited to join this group and become involved in designing, planting, and maintaining the garden.
On June 7th, at 7pm, we will hold an open meeting on the second floor in the Enos Jones clubhouse to discuss possible designs for the garden. We encourage all neighbors to attend to learn more about the garden, and to offer their ideas on the future of the garden considering that