November 15, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
As the City of Newark prepares to celebrate its 350th anniversary in 2016, join us for Newark through the Ages, a PowerPoint presentation prepared by Elizabeth Del Tufo, President of the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee and one of Newark’s best-known civic activists and ambassadors. As the nation's third oldest city, much of America’s history can be seen in the streets of Newark from its founding through the years of immigration and migration, industry and commerce, the unrest of the 60's to its present role as it readies to take its place as a destination city, proud of its rich history and promising future. Ms. Del Tufo will introduce landmarks which in turn illustrate each period ranging from Old First Church, Washington Park, The Ballantine House, Branch Brook Park, Forest Hill, The Rock, Penn Station, Terminal One, James St. Commons, NJPAC, and the new Pru Tower. There are 75 buildings on the State and National Registers and six historic districts in Newark. Come and be surprised.
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April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
The Essex County Hand Spinners Guild will demonstrate the magical art of spinning fibers into yarn on hand spindles and spinning wheels, some antique or traditional in appearance, and some contemporary that have a modern look. Weavers will also demonstrate how cloth is made on a variety of looms. Visitors will also be invited to try their hands at spinning and weaving.