PRESS RELEASE: The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market

11 Apr 2010, Posted by Sophie Penkrat in Past News

Saturday, May 15, 2010
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fourth Street @ Newark Avenue (see map below)

A Community Gathering of Art, Music, and Cool Stuff

(Jersey City, NJ—April 11, 2010)—Nothing says spring better than a friendly neighborhood get-together…and The Village Neighborhood Association (VNA) knows how to do it best! On Saturday, May 15, 2010, the VNA, with the support of 4th Street Arts, is hosting The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market.

Last year, the Village Art & Flea drew more than 2,000 locals who shopped an amazing array of arts and crafts made by local artisans and fine artists, as well as fabulous vintage goods and bric-a-brac sold by Village residents. This year promises to be just as big with all the above as well as live music by up-and-coming bands, delectable food from area restaurants, games for kids, raffles, and so much more. This event raises awareness for the VNA and encourages the community to believe in and befriend the people around them. It also raises awareness for local talent while encouraging sales and awareness for area businesses.

To add to the excitement and fun of the day, 4th Street Arts will be hosting a “Bike-a-Thon” where contestants will compete to see who can hold on to a custom, hand-painted Grove Street Bicycle beach cruiser (painted by local artist Mark Finne) the longest. The last person holding on wins this rolling piece of art. This fundraiser benefits the 4th Street Art & Music Festival, taking place on October 2, 2010. For additional information, email [email protected].

Participate: The VNA is accepting applications for arts and flea vendors, sponsors, food vendors, and musicians. To learn more, please click HERE

About The Village Neighborhood Association
The VNA is dedicated to serving The Village area of Downtown Jersey City. Our goals are to increase public safety, promote the arts, and foster awareness of the historical past of The Village for its residents, and to the city of Jersey City as a whole. The VNA also strives to provide residents a forum to express ideas, and to share those ideas with the community. In all, the VNA hopes to better the quality of life for all residents of The Village through communication and action.