Announcements July

Hello Cooper-Grant,
Here are few neighborhood updates & opportunities:
  • Cooper’s Ferry Partnership is looking for surveyors for the Cooper-Grant / Central Waterfront Neighborhood Plan process. See the attached job description for information regarding this paid position.CGCW Surveyor Job Description (1)
  • Yoga and Dance fitness, programming through the Connect the Lots project, will take place in Johnson Park on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Saturday. Please see the attached flyer for details.OutdoorFamilyFitness2014-1
  • Mark your calendars now for the annual Cooper-Grant Neighborhood Association BBQ taking place on Point and Linden Streets on August 16th starting at 1pm.
  • The July CGNA meeting will take place on Monday, July 28th at 7pm (food at 6:45pm) in the Walt Whitman Arts Center.
Have a great rest of your week!

Free Yoga and Zumba In Johnson Park

CFP and the YMCA are hosting free, family-friendly fitness classes in Johnson and Northgate Parks on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons starting next week. The classes are open you youth and adults. A flyer with the details, dates and times for the classes is attached. Could you please include a link to the flyer in Camden Stories tomorrow, next Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and the following Tuesday and Thursday? Click here for more information

From now until Oct -  Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm – every other Saturday

 

Cooper-Grant June 2014 Events


1. NEXT CGNA Meeting on Monday June 23rd  7-9pm at the WWAC.

2. Neighborhood Traffic Advisory for the Weekend ---- 3rd Thursday Art Crawl June 19th  http://art11one.com/3rd-thursday/  ------Riversharks Thurs-Tuesday (Fireworks F/Sat)   Sat 21st Flyers Alumni Softball game 2:30pm  http://www.riversharks.com/   ----2 Sold out Shows > Zac Brown Band Th/F SBC - Back Street Boys Sat SBC
Journey on Sunday SBC http://www.livenation.com/venues/14115/susquehanna-bank-center
3. Cooper-Grant/Cooper's-Ferry/Rutgers-Camden WellsFargo Neighborhood Planning Grant Kick off press event with Mayor Redd, Mickle Towers MLK Blvd - 1pm Tuesday June 24th
4. Rutgers-Camden 29th Annual Writers Conference June 23rd-July 2nd 
http://mfa.camden.rutgers.edu/writers-conference/
5. 4th of July Celebration on the Camden Waterfront- Freedom Fest July 3rd-6th
http://www.camdenwaterfront.com/events/freedom-festival-3
 

6. Cooper-Grant Neighborhood Block Party Announcement planned for Saturday August 16th 1pm-6pm Linden St Between Point St and 2nd St. 



Third Thursday Events 6/19/2014 4-9pm

 www.art11one.com

  • Camden Children’s Garden – Cooper-Grant Farmer’s Market – 5:30-7pm (Cooper-Grant Neighborhood Community Garden near the corner of Front & Penn Streets) www.camdenchildrensgarden.org
  • Cooper River Distillers - Official Opening – Taste, See & Experience Camden’s first legal distillery in Camden, NJ, since prohibition - Free Tours at the top of the hour - 4-9pm (34 N. 4th St.) www.cooperriverdistillers.com
    http://www.nj.com/drinks/index.ssf/2014/06/camdens_cooper_river_distiller.html 
  • LAEDA (Latin American Economic Development Association) - 6-9pm - Business Expo & Networking Event - Register for this event at: 856-338-1177 or info@laeda.com, (LAEDA Office Building – 433 Market St.) www.laeda.com
  • Filbert Studio - Art Exhibit - 5-8pm - Paintings & sculpture by Jeff Filbert (305 Benson St.)
  • The Victor Lofts - Live Music on the Steinway with pianist Christopher Andrew Maier offering standards as well as his own originals. Performances every 30 minutes at the top of each hour 5-8pm (One Market Street)  www.thevictorlofts.com
  • South Jersey Caribbean Cultural & Development Organization -  showcasing Caribbean culture with a talented dance group & drummer in celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month. 6-8pm (Walt Whitman Art Center – 2nd & Cooper Streets) www.sjcaribbean.org
  • Camden Riversharks Baseball Game – 1950′s themed music, video clips & more from the 1950′s era! - Game time 7:05pm  (Campbell’s Field, 401 N. Delaware St.) www.riversharks.com
  • Victor’s Pub - RCA Bldg./Victor Lofts – Drink Special www.victorspub.com
  • Market Street Pizzeria & Gourmet Deli - RCA Bldg./Victor Lofts - Food Special www.marketstreetpizzeria.com

 

DRPA BFB PATCO TRACK REHAB Begins

I received the following update from the DRPA regarding the PATCO Track Rehabilitation Project. If you have any questions regarding this update or the project overall, please contact Fran O’Brien of the DRPA at f_obrien@DRPA.ORG or (856) 968-2250.
  • A crane is positioned on Pearl St., just east of Third St., today, to remove debris from the track area. Pearl St. is open to traffic but reduced to one lane. A flagger is on hand to direct traffic.
  • The Third Street closure is expected is begin on June 5th and last from 1-2 weeks, depending on weather, etc. This closure will enable set up of a platform and the containment of demolition taking place over Third Street.  There will also be painting and related sandblasting taking place in this area.
  • The project mailer has been customized to include the information we requested at the last SOW monthly stakeholder meeting, and will be mailed to all North Camden addresses. The DRPA will let us know when they mail it out.

http://www.ridepatco.org/about/trackrehabilitation.html

 

3rd Thursday this week, May 15th…..

Thursday, May 15th Participating Venues:

Gallery Eleven One - Art Exhibit & Reception - 5-9pm – Featuring Jacqueline Kemp and Michael DiFrank: local singer-songwriter team with years of combined musical experience. Their repertoire spans across a wide range of musical styles and genres but with a delivery that is all their own-acoustic renditions that touch the heart featuring beautifully woven harmonies and soulful guitar. Jacqueline and Michael’s sets will begin at the the top of the hours at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm. For more information: www.facebook.com/specialsongs4YouWilliam’s paintings will be exhibited as well - (339 N. Front St.)  www.art11one.com

Rutgers-Camden’s Stedman Gallery - Art Exhibit 5-8pm - Department of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition: featuring works by graduating Rutgers-Camden students in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, sculpture, and animation (314 Linden St. on 3rd & Pearl Streets on Rutgers Campus) - Exhibit runs through May 21st  www.rcca.camden.rutgers.edu

Filbert Studio – Art Exhibit - 5-8pm – Paintings & sculpture by Jeff Filbert (305 Benson St.)

Catholic Partnership Schools - Art Exhibit, Performances & Awards - The Dreams of Our Children – 4-5pm Exhibit, Reception & Awards at Campus Center at Rutgers University-Camden – 5:15-6:30pm Performances at the Gordan Theatre of Rutgers University-Camden – RSVP at ghawkins@cspschools.org - (314 Linden St. on 3rd & Pearl on Rutgers Campus) - http://www.catholicpartnershipschools.org

The Victor Lofts - Live Music on the Steinway with pianist Christopher Andrew Maier offering standards as well as his own originals. Performances every 30 minutes at the top of each hour 5-8pm (One Market Street)  www.thevictorlofts.com

Victor’s Pub - RCA Bldg./Victor Lofts – Drink Special www.victorspub.com

Friends Restaurant - Food Special – (319 Friends Street – Rutgers Campus)

Market Street Pizzeria & Gourmet Deli - RCA Bldg./Victor Lofts - Food Special www.marketstreetpizzeria.com

Cooper-Grant Community Cleanup May 10th

Cooper-Grant annual spring clean-up is this Saturday May 10th 2014   from 10am-2pm.
We are meeting at the Rutgers Community Playground on Linden at Front St.  Rakes, shovels, bags will be provided. Please bring your own gloves.  The www.camdendccb.org will be on hand to help coordinate. Please share with your neighbors and get everyone to come out and work together.

 

 

MAYOR REDD ANNOUNCES RETURN OF TWICE A WEEK TRASH COLLECTION STARTING MAY 1; STREET SWEEPING TO RECOMMENCE ON MAY 5

CAMDEN – Beginning Thursday, May 1, 2014, the City of Camden will recommence with a twice a week trash collection schedule continuing through to the end of September.  The City will also recommence with residential street sweeping starting May 5, 2014.  Street sweeping will be performed on a bi-weekly basis by schedule posted on “no parking” signage in each city neighborhood.  Residents are requested to move their vehicles as per the no parking signage on the days and times posted.

Vehicles parked in the no parking areas on the dates and times posted will be subject to ticketing.  During inclement weather and/or holidays, street sweeping may be suspended or cancelled.  To report missing or damaged signage please, contact the Department of Public Works at 856-757-7034.

Residents or businesses who have questions, would like to obtain more information about their trash collection schedule, need to know which trash collection district they live in, or would like to pick-up a recycling bin should call the City Department of Public Works Hotline at 856-757-7034 or visit the City webpage at www.ci.camden.nj.us.

Also, as required by the state electronic waste management act, electronic waste or e-waste items such as televisions, all personal or portable computers, computer monitors and other electronics cannot be disposed with regular trash.  Residents can call the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs at 856-858-5241 for information on their e-waste recycling events (proof of residency will be required).  Information on e-waste recycling events can also be found online at http://www.camdencounty.com/parks/recycling-info/camden-county-recycling.

For a listing of the trash pick-up schedule and the recycling collection schedule, please see below:

TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE

May 1st to September 30th

District 1

Monday and Thursday

District 2

Tuesday and Friday

District 3

Wednesday and Saturday

District 4

Monday and Thursday

District 5

Tuesday and Friday

District 6

Monday and Thursday

District 7

Tuesday and Friday

District 8

Monday and Thursday

October 1st to April 30th

District 1

Monday

District 2

Tuesday

District 3

Wednesday

District 4

Thursday

District 5

Friday

District 6

Monday

District 7

Tuesday

District 8

Tuesday

 

RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE

 

Year Round Schedule

District 1

Monday

District 2

Tuesday

District 3

Wednesday

District 4

Thursday

District 5

Friday

District 6

Monday

District 7

Monday

District 8

Monday

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Next Neigborhood Meeting

April 28th 2014 6:45pm Victor Lofts Caruso Room

Food from Slice of NY on 3rd St.

Visitors from
- M&M Developers – who will redevelop the Pierre Building on the 300 block of Cooper St.
- The DRPA will distribute information on the PATCO Bridge rehab project and the effect on the neighborhood during construction.
- Beginning discussions on the block party 2014
- Camden City Garden Club membership

 

“Connect the Lots” Community Planning Meetings

Good afternoon,
Just a friendly reminder about the (2) upcoming Connect the Lots workshops led by Project for Public Spaces. The purpose of the workshops is to bring the community together to identify, visit and re-imagine underutilized open spaces in the Cooper-Grant and North Camden neighborhoods for temporary programming involving the arts.
Workshop details are below and in the attached flyer.
Please feel free to invite friends, colleagues or people who may be interested.
RSVP is required to ajensen@coopersferry.com.
Please specify which meeting you would like attend and your anticipated number of guests.
Both workshops will cover the same topics, so please only plan to attend one meeting.
Workshop 1
Thursday, April 3 at 6 PM
Rutgers Campus Center (West AB room)
326 Penn Street
(Parking Passes available if needed when you RSVP)
Dinner Provided
OR
Workshop 2
Saturday, April 5 at 10:30 AM
The Meadows at Pyne Poynt
441 Erie Street
(Parking and entrance in rear)
Refreshments provided
Do not hesitate to contact with questions or if you need more information.
All the best,
AJ
AJ Jensen
Project Manager
Cooper’s Ferry Partnership
One Port Center
Two Riverside Drive, Suite 501
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: 856-757-9154