Save The Date: PFGF Annual Holiday Fundraiser

Pershing Field Garden Friends invites you to celebrate the Holidays at our annual fundraiser Winter Delights – an evening of Music, Food and Fun to benefit the gardens and programs at Pershing Field.

Winter Delights Save The Date 2016Wednesday, December 14th
from 7 to 10 PM
at the Dante Alighieri Society
562 Summit Ave, Jersey City.

Your $65 donation will include a fabulous buffet, drink and dessert while enjoying music & song provided by the Bottomless Mimosas and the Hudson City Rats. There’s even a dance floor if you are so moved!

Partake in our Tricky Tray featuring items from local artists and merchants while enjoying an evening with neighbors and friends; contributing to a worthwhile cause!


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14th Annual Fall Planting at Pershing Field

Pershing Field Garden Friends (PFGF) successfully completed its fourteenth Annual Fall Planting at Pershing Field on October 29, 2016. This beautification project was made possible in part through a place-making grant sponsored by the Liberty Board of Realtors through the New Jersey Association of Realtors.

We would like to thank all those who participated in this most worthwhile project. Along with our PFGF community volunteers, we were joined this year by a team of Jersey City North District police officers headed by Community Relations Officer Melissa Sarmiento. 1000 flowering bulbs were planted at the new trees on Manhattan Ave bordering Pershing Field as well as in the new planting beds at the Summit Ave side of the park.

We appreciate local merchants, Stop and Shop, Dulce de Leche and Pizza Masters for donating refreshments and lunch. Thanks to Sammy Ocasio, Acting Director of Jersey City Parks and Forestry for his support and cooperation. As always, Pershing Field employee John Montalvo worked with us throughout the day to make everything run smoothly.

Pershing Field Garden Friends (PFGF) is a non-profit organization. Our goal is to beautify our neighborhood and contribute to the well being of our community through gardening. We acknowledge that the beautification of our parks and public spaces dramatically impacts our quality of life, improves the well being of citizens and spawns neighborhood revitalization.

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National Make a Difference Day 2016

Pershing Field Garden Friends

Fall Planting

National Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 9am – 2pm

make a difference day group at pershing field, jersey city

Join with community volunteers and local students as we participate in the national day of giving.

Spend an hour or two or the entire day. Lunch will be served. Community service credits available.

Meet at the Arch on Summit Ave – Registration and light breakfast begins at 8:30.

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OcTREEber Free Tree Giveaway


OcTREEber free tree giveaway

The Jersey City Parks Coalition (JCPC) has been chosen to receive a 2016 Tree Giveaway Award to distribute 150 FREE trees to the residents of Jersey City. This award is made possible through a partnership with CSX Transportation and the Arbor Day Foundation through its Alliance for Community Trees program.

Apply for a FREE tree here:

An additional workshop has been added: Friday, October 14th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in Washington Park’s Learning Gardens.


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