Winter Delights 2016, Successful Fundraiser

On Wednesday December 14th, Pershing Field Garden Friends held its 13th Annual Holiday Fundraiser, Winter Delights, at the Dante Alighieri. We had an excellent turnout, the company was outstanding, and the food was delicious. The culmination of our Solstice Series was a huge success due to the generosity of our members, local merchants, musicians, and artists.

We are thankful to Central Ave Liquors who sponsored our event and to those members who donated tricky tray items along with LuLu’s Hair Zone, Stop & Shop, Cathy King Pottery and artists Grigory Gurevich and Fran Eber. A special thanks to Susan Newman who designed our promotional materials, Tony at Remco Press for printing our posters and to Square 1 for supplying an array of delicious desserts.

Thanks to our volunteers Christine Rock, Renee Cerreta, Michael Cerreta, Maria & Claudio Ambrossi, Tim Keating and Celeste Ruggia; who assisted us throughout the night with our food and drink service, tricky tray prizes and 50/50 raffle. We could not have done it without their help. We are also thankful for the support of our local neighborhood groups; Washington Park Association, the Leonard Gordon Park Conservancy and the Hamilton Park Conservancy.

The night would not have been complete without the musical talents of the Bottomless Mimosas and the Hudson City Rats. The joint was jumpin’ as some folks took to the dance floor. A good time was had by all! We had a fun and profitable night ringing in the holiday season and look forward to an outstanding 2017. Cheers!

Laura Skolar
President
Pershing Field Garden Friends

Winter Delights 2016 photos

Winter Delights 2016, photo set 2

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Winter Delights – Holiday Fundraiser

If mingling with friends and neighbors while listening to fabulous music by the The Bottomless Mimosas and The Hudson City Rats is not enough for a holiday fundraiser, how about good food and plenty of it from Pio Pio and dessert by Square 1.

To purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/2fJ5H4y 

Wednesday, December 14th from 7 to 10 PM
at the Dante Alighieri Society
562 Summit Ave, Jersey City.

Winter Delights Save The Date 2016

Your $65 donation will include a fabulous buffet, a 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!

Call for 4 volunteers for serving and bartending.

Contact : Laura at pfgf2004@gmail.com

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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!

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2fJ5H4y

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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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