Happy New Year #JerseyCity! If your resolutions didn’t stick through January, who cares? There is always room for improvement and there’s always time to make a change or two. Here are local companies offering cool stuff to inspire you this February.
The Iron Monkey Bar & Restaurant(97 Greene Street) will host its 19th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 26 where it will open its doors and serve meals to its Jersey City neighbors in need.
Last year, the Iron Monkey served over 500 meals and hopes to increase that number to 600 meals served this Thanksgiving. While many of its invited guests are from local retirement communities, anyone in Jersey City in need of holiday cheer is welcome to participate.
Meals will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be served during four separate seating times. Reservations are suggested, and can be made by calling the Iron Monkey at 201-435-5756.
Want to help local homebound seniors prepare for emergencies? RSVP is the Nation’s largest volunteer network for people ages 55+, and is coming to Jersey City on Wednesday, April 22nd from 10am-1pm.
United Way of Hudson County, and the Secaucus Senior Center are joining forces to make 200 disaster kits for local homebound seniors in case of emergencies. Volunteers are needed at the Secaucus Senior Center to assist with registration, unpack supplies, and put the disaster kits together.
Individuals choose where to serve, how much time to give, and whether they will share skills they already have or develop new ones. Volunteer activities include helping seniors get access to the healthcare they need, visiting homebound adults, providing critical disaster preparedness and response, providing nonprofit clerical support, and working in local soup kitchens and food pantries. The Disaster Kit Volunteer Service Day is just one example of the important work RSVP volunteers do every day.
The Riverview Neighborhood Association (RNA) is hosting a volunteer event this Saturday, April 5th to talk about the Jersey City Heights’ Community and its improvement.
Here are some topics of discussion, according to their Facebook Page:
•Community Visioning •Riverview Arts District •New Business Development (Palisades Avenue & other areas) •Quality of Life Issues •Transportation issues •Clean-Up (General) •Graffiti •Abandoned Buildings •Gardening •Ogden’s End Garden •Riverview Park planting •Farmer’s Market •Annual Flea Market and park festival event coordinator •Big Spring Clean-up (electronics, hazardous waste, donations, recycling) •Promotion of event •Arts events •JC Friday’s organizer for heights events and promotion. •Live @ The Lumberyard •Movies In The Park •Administration •Spanish Translation •General office work (envelope stuffing, etc) •Editing/Proofreading/Writing •Graphic Design / Flyers •Website content and management •Newsletter content •Heights business profiles •Grant Work: research and writing •Public Relations •Heights community outreach •Fundraising for special projects like Riverview park monument restoration
Meet at 154 Ogden (in the lobby) at 2pm. Match your unique skills and interests with others to make a difference!