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The Jersey City Parks Coalition’s Photo Contest Winners: “Images Celebrating Plates4Parks “Food & Community” : OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Come celebrate with us at Jersey City Hall – Caucus Room to view this year’s Jersey City Parks Coalition’s Plates4Parks: Food & Community Photography winners.  Nature inspired art activity for children.

This year’s Jersey City Parks Coalition Open Call for Artist is inspired by their Plates4Parks 2019 Dinner series.

The Jersey City Parks Coalition Plates4Parks 2019 Dinner series celebrates Jersey City’s dynamic food scene with 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.

Jersey City Parks Coalition Annual Open Call for Artists
Photographers both professional and non-professional.  We are also accepting Children Submissions. Please include age & grade.

This Year’s Theme:  “Images Celebrating Plates4Parks “Food & Community” in Jersey City Parks & Open Spaces”

Submit your favorite Jersey City photos which features residents celebrating “Food & Community” in our city’s beautiful public parks and open spaces.

Submission Dates:  Begins Monday, August 12, 2019 and ends Friday, September 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM EST.

Email inquiries and jpeg submissions to: jerseycityparks@yahoo.com

All entries are automatically considered for the Jersey City Parks Coalition’s 2019 Photo Contest.

Guidelines: Only photos taken within Jersey City – Hudson County will be considered.  Please identify Jersey City location ie.  Van Vorst Park, Jersey City Reservoir No.3, Leonard Gordon Park, Bayside Park etc.

Categories : Photos should integrate food and/or a dining experience

– People and Nature: Jersey City Residents in action, adventure and enjoying life (festivals, parades, family celebrations, picnics)
– Landscape: with people or animals that convey a sense of place  (community gardens, farmer markets, residential gardens, etc)
– Water: seasonal, above, below or in between (fishing, boating, winter fun etc.,)
– Wildlife: Habitats & Landscapes or in your backyard or around town
– Jersey City and Nature: connecting with nature where we live (gardening, community events, ie JC Clean up events, etc)

All winners will be displayed at Jersey City Hall – Caucus Room.

All winners will receive recognition on jcparks.org photo contest site, Facebook and Instagram social channels.

Opening Night Reception – Jersey City Hall – Chambers Room  Friday, Oct 4th from 6PM – 9PM 

Featuring Live Music ~ Children Activities ~ Light Refreshments & hors d’oeuvre


Plates4Parks 2019 Dinner Series

Tickets for the JCPC Plates4Parks – Washington Park on Saturday, 8/10/19 @ 6 PM EST are available for purchase from the Brown Paper Tickets link below


Logo and graphic design by Catalina Aranguren of Argia photograph

Hospitality courtesy of Alex Sartoga and Haven House

Plates4Park photos courtesy of Kelle Colyer-Brown Fine Art & Event photography

Flowers courtesy of BeLa Blooms by Allison.

About the Jersey City Parks Coalition

Founded in 2005, the Jersey City Parks Coalition is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that assists in the development and maintenance of Jersey City’s parks and public spaces. The mission of the Jersey City Parks Coalition is 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.

The Coalition aspires to build a great city-wide organization that sets the standard for, and spreads the principles of, democracy through community empowerment and the principles of world-class park management for the betterment of all residents. The Coalition is committed to sustaining this operating model to provide a legacy for future generations of Jersey City residents and all users of the park and public space. Beginning with three member parks, The Jersey City Parks Coalition has grown to more than 20 community and parks groups that maintain, beautify and organize activities for their parks and surrounding neighborhoods. All residents are welcome to join any of the member organizations working on parks and public spaces near you.


October 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Laura Skolar
(201) 259-1800


Jersey City Hall
280 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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