Falling Leaves 2017

Pershing Field Garden Friends presents

Falling Leaves

An evening of Poetry, Prose & Song
to Benefit the Gardens at Pershing Field

Hosted by
Lulu’s Hair Zone
8 Thorne Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307

Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Music by: “Cabaret Sauvignon” and Sofia Oro.

Spoken Word by: Jen Hyde and Brian Bradford.

Your donation of $16 will include a beverage and a selection of Square 1’s sweet and savory treats.

For more information:

Falling Leaves 2017 in Jersey City


Jen Hyde is the author of Hua Shi Hua,华诗画 [Drawings & Poems from China], Ahsahta 2017. She is currently at work on Murmur, a 2016 finalist for the Creative Capital Grant in Literature. Jen holds a BFA in writing from Pratt Institute and an MFA in poetry from NYU. She is the recipient fellowships from the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, The Millay Colony, and Yaddo. She lives in Brooklyn where she is a Heart Valve Ambassador for The American Heart Association, the Assistant Poetry Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and a collaborative chapbook publisher for No Dear/Small Anchor.

Brian Bradford
A recipient of the Henfield Transatlantic Review award for fiction, Brian Bradford’s work has appeared in numerous Lit. Mags. and journals including “Black Ice” (The Fiction Collective 2) and “New Blood.” His first novel, Greetings From Gravipause was released by Jaded Ibis Press in December of 2015. He currently serves as a full professor of English and Co-Director of the AFA in Creative Writing Program at Warren County Community College. When not writing or teaching, Bradford spends time in his laboratory working diligently to perfect eco-friendly foot deodorants for our astronauts and Olympic athletes.

Amy Elise deJong, Alexandra Finger, Amanda Levie, Elena Zazanis

Cabaret Sauvignon is an all-female, Jersey City based a cappella quartet covering tantalizing tunes from today’s Top 40 all the way back to old torch songs! Their repertoire includes up-tempo numbers and ballads, medleys and mashups, and with a wide selection of seasonal favorites, this group is always ready to perk up the party any time of year.

Cabaret Sauvignon arranges and acquires new songs all the time and more recently began to write some originals. In 2015 they composed “The Mysterious A Cappella Murder Cabaret,” which Theater Pizzaz reviewed as, “…fiercely entertaining, whimsical, and unique in form. These four women are pros at blending four part harmonies.”

Cabaret Sauvignon performs throughout the greater New York area for charitable fund-raisers, private, corporate and public events, product launches, venue openings, festivals and national holiday celebrations. Their social media presence extends to Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Linked In, and SoundCloud, and their website is cabsavjc.com. For more information, contact cabsavjc@gmail.com or 917-699-3181.

Sofia Oro, 13 years old starting eighth grade at St. Nicholas School in Jersey City, loves to play guitar. She started taking lessons at the Guitar Bar in Hoboken and continues to play after school with the Little Kids Rock program. This summer she travelled to Gowanus Brooklyn to participate in a Rock Camp and performed with the Gowanus Music Club a Rockwood Music Hall in downtown Manhattan. Last summer she performed in Jersey City for the “Jazz at Lunch” series at Exchange Place and the “Hub” a MLK drive. She has also performed at NJCU for “Relay For Life” event and in Hoboken at a benefit for the Hope Center. Sofia is so excited to have the opportunity to perform for her community with the Pershing Field Garden Friends.

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Six Ward Dinner Series In Pershing Field on Saturday

Six Ward Dinner Series In Pershing Field on Saturday
September 9th from 5 pm – 7 pm

Celebrate Jersey City’s dynamic food scene and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner in one of our beautiful parks. Each dinner will be created by a guest chef, and all proceeds will support the Jersey City Parks Coalition in our mission to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits.

Dinners Start at 5pm Sharp!
September 9th- Pershing Field Dinner
Chef Florivil Jiminez, Serve Me.

Tickets are being SOLD in advance of the event. Don’t delay as seating is limited & we expect a “sold out” event:

Six Ward Dinner Series in Pershing Field

dinner group in pershing field

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National Night Out on Crime

Come out to Pershing Field tomorrow night


Music, Games and Activities for the kids
National Night Out - Photo by Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal.

Photo by Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal


ALSO happening simultaneously


Meet at the Patrick Mangini Memorial Garden
by the rink building at Summit Ave and Carlton Ave


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PFGF Regular Meeting July and Tree Lovers Crew Workshop

PFGF Regular Monthly Meeting

Tuesday July 18th at 7 PM
Meet at the Arch on Summit Ave

Join us for a fun evening of planting and gardening care from 7 PM to 9 PM.

Tools, equipment, gloves and water provided.
Pershing Field Garden 2017

Jersey City Parks Coalition Tree Lovers Crew
Summer Tree Care Workshop

Pershing Field and surrounding neighborhood. Meet at the Arch on Summit Ave.

Saturday, July 22nd   Time:  9 am to 2 pm     

Work with Jersey City Division of Parks and Forestry Arborist Ryan Metz and members of the Jersey City Parks Coalition to care for our young city trees. FREE event but please register at: http://jctlcsummer2016.bpt.me/

Maintenance will include these types of activities:

  • Weeding
  • Securing stakes
  • Pruning (young street tree)
  • Identifying minor imperfections
  • Watering

Tools, equipment, gloves and hats provided. Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing, closed shoes or sneakers. Sunscreen recommended.

Summer Tree Care Workshops

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