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Event Archive

A list of our past events.

  • Wednesday, February 8, 7:30 pm
    Three Embankment Preservation Coalition board members will describe the history, goals for public re-use, and status of the historic Harsimus Branch. They will also solicit endorsements for a comment to the federal agency that will decide its future. Place: Pershing Field Community Center, 201 Central Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307.
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016, 5-6:30 pm
    The Annual Members Meeting of the Embankment Preservation Coalition is set for Sunday, October 16, from 5 to 6:30 pm at Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie Street (entrance on 2nd). Speakers lined up include Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Parks Coalition President Laura Skolar. Plus our own slide talk on history and vision for the Harsimus Branch.
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
    Barcade, 163 Newark Avenue, set aside this entire day to raise funds for the Embankment Preservation Coalition. Coalition members also spent the evening there, talking with people about our project and gathering signatures for a comment to the Surface Transportation Board.
  • Saturday, May 14, 1-3 pm
    Dr. D. James Baker, currently with the Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative and former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), described the United Nations Paris Summit agreement by 177 nations to reduce carbon pollution, build resilience to climate change effects, and expand clean energy economies. A focus of the talk was the role of landscapes, including in Jersey City.
  • Thursday, May 5, 2 to 5 pm NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE
    New Jersey Institute of Technology architecture students and Rutgers University landscape architecture students were asked to draw up environmentally sensitive treatments for the Harsimus Branch and its landmark Embankment. Drop by their presentations at Village West Gallery, 331 Newark Ave,Jersey City 07302, and participate in a lively discussion by landscape architects, architects, urban planners, and others.
  • Sunday, January 31, 4-6 pm
    The Embankment Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce the return of our May speaker, urban planner Luke Schray, with an updated demonstration of how specific landmarks in Jersey City and Hudson County reveal clues that unlock the story of the forces that have shaped this place and give hints as to how it might be shaped in the future. The talk will take place in Grace Church Van Vorst Sanctuary, 39 Erie Street (entrance on Second Street). Suggested $5 donation; free to Coalition members.
  • Wednesday, Dec 2, 6:30-8:30 pm
    The Jersey City Parks Coalition, of which the Embankment Preservation Coalition is a member, is launching a partnership with the City of Jersey City and New Jersey City University to plant 2020 trees in Jersey City over the next five years. The launch will be at the closing reception at an art exhibit, appropriately titled "Allegory of Leaves,"at NJCU.
  • Sunday, December 13, 4 pm
    The Metropolitan Woodwind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Louis Iozzi, will perform classical and jazz favorites at Casa Colombo Center for the Arts. They will be followed by Gimme Four, an a capella group. The performances are in Gallery 2, where Jersey City's Italian Village—Our Common Home, an exhibit organized by the Embankment Preservation Coalition, is on view.
  • Sunday, October 25, 2015, 4-6 pm
    Join the Embankment Preservation Coalition at Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, for an update on the Coalition's work this year. Urban planner Luke Schray, our featured speaker, will describe the Crossroads initiative. This members' meeting (RSVP required) includes a members-only preview of an exhibit on the Downtown's Italian Village.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 6 to 8 pm
    The Embankment Preservation Coalition will host an opening reception for its exhibit on the history of Jersey City's Italian Village at the Italian Educational and Cultural Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth Street.


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