There will also other events taking place across the city organized by the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy (see sidebar). The conservancy is a group formed in 1999 by Jersey City resident John Gomez to save the old Hudson and Manhattan Powerhouse on Washington Boulevard.
For example, events will include a tour through Bergen Square, New Jersey's first permanent European settlement near Journal Square, dating back 350 years.There will also be a group clean-up of Holland Street, a cobblestone road.
For more information on the events, visit www.jclandmarks.org.
Events include the following after May 1:Events
May 6 - Harsimus Cove & Embankment Walking Tour
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Cost: $15; $12 for Municipal Art Society members
Tour guide Pat Guida will show visitors the Harsimus Cove area, only blocks away from the Grove Street PATH Station going north toward Hamilton Park. Meeting place is at the Grove Street PATH Station.
For more information, call Pat Guida (201) 438-7057 or e-mail email@example.com. May 7 - Italian Village Walking Tour
1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Tour guide Joshua Parkhurst will show visitors the area adjacent to the historic Hamilton Park, Harsimus Cove & Van Vorst Park districts, Downtown Jersey City's vibrant Italian American community. Meeting place is at the Enos Jones Park at the intersection of Pavonia Avenue & Brunswick Street.
For more information, call Joshua Parkhurst (201) 332-4704 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. May 13 - Bergen Square Walking Tour
12-2 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Tour guide Tom Murphy will help you wander through New Jersey's first permanent European settlement near Journal Square dating back 350 years. Meeting place is at the Journal Square PATH station, Upper Mezzanine level, near the escalators.
For more information, call Tom Murphy (201) 982-3725 or e-mail: to email@example.com
May 14 - Preserve Our Parks!
2-5 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Meet city-wide neighborhood groups. Enjoy open and green space exhibits, art, music, food, self-guided tours, and a plant sale.
Outdoors location: The historic Harsimus Stem Embankment, or Sixth Street Embankment, Jersey Avenue at Sixth Street.
Indoors location: Grace Church Parish Hall, 39 Erie St. (between Second & Third streets).
Co-sponsored by the Embankment Preservation Coalition. For more information, call Jim Legge (201) 451-0222 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org May 17 - Researching Your Home's History in the New Jersey Room
6-8 p.m. (Rain or shine)
A workshop led by historian/librarian Cynthia Harris will give you the tools to do so by teaching you the basics of research in the New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library. Meet in the New Jersey Room on the third floor of the Jersey City Free Public Library, 472 Jersey Ave. at Montgomery Street.
Co-sponsored by the Jersey City Free Public Library. Space for this event is limited and pre registration is required.
For more information & to register, call Cynthia Harris (201) 547-6961.
May 20 - Washington Village Walking Tour 12-2 p.m. (Rain or shine) Cost: $10 Tour guide Pat Guida will show visitors Washington Village where remains vestiges of the thriving German community that existed there prior to World War I. Jersey City's oldest residential house is located here. Meeting place is at Palisade Avenue and Bowers Street.
For more information, call Pat Guida (201) 438-7057 or e-mail: email@example.com.
May 21 - Lincoln Park Historical Walking Tour
12 - 3 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Tour is of magnificent homes, gardens, sacred spaces and public buildings of the West Bergen/Lincoln Park residential district adjacent to Lincoln Park.
Meeting place is at the Hank Gallo Room in the Administration Building on the southeast end of Lincoln Park. Guided Tours at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., & 3 p.m.; $15 Self-Guided Tours from 12 to 3 p.m. (all houses close by 5 p.m.). Co-sponsored by the Lincoln Park Historic Trust.
For more information, call Dan Pelosi (917) 609-1915 or Charlene Burke (201) 344-2060 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 27 - Historic Holland Street clean-up
9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Rain or shine)
A cleanup of one of only five cobblestone streets left in Jersey City, Holland Street is a cobblestone carriage road that slopes down the Palisades between Palisade Avenue and Paterson Plank Road. Co-sponsored by the Riverview Neighborhood and Academy 1 Middle School. Meeting place is at Riverview Park at the intersection of Palisade Avenue and Bowers Street, under the Ogden Avenue Bridge.
For more information, call John Gomez (201) 420-1885 or (201) 952-6067 or e-mail: email@example.com
May 31 - Sixth Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony
The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy proudly presents their Sixth Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony at the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Journal Square. The ceremony honors those who have contributed to the preservation of Jersey City's rich architecture & history.
A tour of the historic Loews Jersey Theatre will follow the ceremony. Refreshments will be served; live music.
Advance purchase is recommended. For more information, please call Joshua Parkhurst (201) 332-4704 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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