Youth Urban 4-H Program for Summer 2018

Attention Teens! Register for the Summer 2018 Pershing Field Youth Urban 4-H Program!

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. Starts July 3rd. Meet at the Pershing Field Community Center, Jersey City.

Are you a youth who would like to make a difference in your community, learn about sustainable gardening, and gain leadership, culinary & teamwork skills?

4-H Pershingield Summer 2018 F

To download a PDF of this:


For schedules and registration materials contact:

Hudson County 4-H Youth Development

Or visit our website after May 1st

162 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102


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16 Troy Street Developer at PFGF Meeting


Please Attend

16 Troy St, Jersey City

Developer to present revised plans

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Community Center at Pershing Field

Hosted by the Pershing Field Neighborhood Association

with Pershing Field Garden Friends

Plans will be available in advance of the meeting.

To view the plans go to the PDF below:

18-0626 – 16 Troy Street


For questions or other information:


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Summer Wind 2018

Pershing Field Garden Friends invites you to…

An evening of Poetry, Prose and Song to benefit the gardens of Pershing Field.

Friday, June 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm

at La Unica Bakery & Cafe

454 Central Ave. (between Congress and South Streets)

Music by: Sylvana Joyce and The Moment

Spoken word by: Dimitri Reyes and Mike DeCapite

Your donation of $16 will include a beverage and a sweet or savory bite.

Reserve today as seating is limited. For more information and reservations email



Dimitri Reyes is a Puerto-Vegan educator, writer, artist, and community organizer from Newark, New Jersey. He is the recipient of the SLICE Magazine’s 2017 Bridging the Gap Award for Emerging Poets and a finalist for the Arcturus Poetry Prize by the Chicago Review of Books. Dimitri is a candidate in the Rutgers- Newark MFA program and his poetry is published or forthcoming in Entropy, Hawai’i Review, Acentos Review, Anomaly,  Kweli, and others. You can find him expanding the poetry community at,


Sylvana Joyce and The Moment is an award-winning alternative rock band based in Jersey City; their special brand of Balkan folk and theatrically infused rock has garnered major press from the likes of Huffington Post, and MTV, and Sylvana Joyce herself has earned her stripes being a regular contributor to several music collectives in North Jersey, Including ALEO Productions, The Latest Noise, Spaghetti Sessions, and Rock It Docket.

Heavyhead, Joyce’s sophomore LP, already has a warm reception from rock journal The Aquarian Weekly, calling the record “on the podium of greatness” and that Joyce “has struck original gold”.


Mike DeCapite’s published work includes the novel Through the Windshield, the chapbooks Sitting Pretty and Creamsicle Blue, and the short-prose collection Radiant Fog. He lives in New York, where he’s working on the final draft of a short novel.

Summer Wind 2018

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Riverview Jazz Festival at Pershing Field

Join us at the Riverview Jazz Festival: the premiere jazz festival in Jersey City ‪


John Bauers and Friends at Pershing Field

Thursday June 7th, 7-9 pm


John Bauers, pianist and vocalist from Swingadelic and local yokel from the Heights brings his quartet to Pershing Field as part of the weeklong Riverview Jazz Fest on Thursday, June 7th from 7-9 pm.

The quartet will include fellow Swingadelic band members Neal Pawley (vocals, trombone, Guitars), Dave Post (bass), and Paul Pizzuti. Expect a lively, entertaining, swinging mix of New Orleans grooves, as well as Swing, Boogie Woogie, American Songbook Standards, and Soul.  Dancing is encouraged!


John Bauers piano/vocals is an Emmy Award winning composer, pianist and vocalist. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and received a National Endowment of the Arts grant to study jazz piano and composition with Joanne Brackeen.  He has led blues bands, jazz trios, cabaret shows performing in in Europe, Africa, and all across America. He performs in concert halls, clubs, restaurants, libraries, and outdoor festivals throughout the New York area, and fronts a popular New Jersey Swing Band, Swingadelic, with whom he has recorded 5 CD’s. His repertoire of American Songbook standards, Blues, and pop tunes from 60’s is a crowd-pleasing mix. He is currently performing his show “One More For the Road: The Songs of Johnny Mercer” and along with Swingadelic has just released a CD of Mercer tunes called “Mercerville” on the Zoho Label.


Dave Post, bass

Founder   and  bandleader of  Swingadelic,  Dave has  played  with  many rock, blues and country bands including Bill Haley’s Comets, Mitch Woods, Sleepy Labeef, Barbara Lynn, Larry Gatlin and has performed with poet Allen Ginsberg and writer Ken Kesey. Attended Livingston College music department ’74/’75.  Dave has produced numerous recording, including 6 with his big band, Swingadelic, the two most recent of which, “The Other Duke” and “Toussaintville”, are released on the prestigious Zoho label. He was until recently co-owner of Maxwell’s, NJ’s premier rock ‘n’ roll night club.


Neal Pawley trombone/vocals/guitar

Originally from Sheffield, England, Neal has been a musician in New York City for 30 years. In that time, he has performed on stage with many artists from Billy Eckstine to Tom Jones and the Allman Brothers Band. In addition to being the trombonist – and playing the occasional acoustic guitar part onstage – for Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Neal is also one half of the  Henry Mancini-meets-Fatboy Slim-over-a-glass-of-wine/ Serge Gainsbourg-swingin’-meets-electronica duo known as “11 Acorn Lane.” Their music has appeared in many TV shows, movies and commercials. Pawley’s bass and lead vocals were featured in the critically acclaimed Americana band Bucktooth Johnson.

Paul Pizzuti

Jersey City native and longtime Hoboken resident Paul has a list long list of Broadway credits, from years playing original production of “Cats” to currently playing the Tony nominated “Carousel” he has played with symphony orchestras (NY Philharmonic), perfomed on the Grammy and Tony Awards programs, toured with Patty LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell, and is an in demand drummer and percussionist for New York big bands and jazz combos. He is the go to drummer for Swingadelic, with whom he has recorded several CDs.

John Bauers and Friends

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