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UrbEx 101: Investigating Abandoned New Jersey

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs are pleased to present 

UrbEx 101: Investigating Abandoned New Jersey

A special lecture with historian Luke Boyd, as part of the NJCH’s Public Scholars Project.

Thursday, May 10
7-9 PM, lecture to commence @ 7:30 PM
Apple Tree House
298 Academy Street
Jersey City, NJ

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Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets not claimed prior to 15 minutes before the event starts may be released to other patrons.

GETTING TO THE APPLE TREE HOUSE:

  • BY CAR-Limited free parking is available on-site. There is also a paid parking lot directly across the street.
  • BY PATH-The closest station is the Journal Square PATH stop. The Apple Tree House is a 5-minute walk from the PATH. Click here for a map.

ABOUT THE EVENT

When many think of adventure and exploration, exotic locations and ancient civilizations may come to mind. However, urban exploration, or “UrbEx,” can happen in our backyards. There’s a lot that can be learned from uninhibited and abandoned landscape. In this session, through case studies from the tristate area, participants will examine abandoned properties and the narratives that accompany them. The value of learning about these abandoned spaces in our backyards as well as the safety and ethical aspects of UrbEx will be discussed.

LECTURER: LUKE BOYD, PUBLIC HISTORIAN

Luke Boyd is a public historian, actor, and museum professional. In his career he has had the privilege to work and study at some of America’s most storied places. As a living historian, Luke has brought personages of the American past to life, from the obscure to the more renowned. Luke has additional interests in urban exploration, cinematic history, and American commemorative culture.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

City of Jersey City

Venue

The Apple Tree House
298 Academy St
Jersey City, NJ 07306 United States
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