Stories of Slavery in NJ – with Rick GeffkenNew Jersey Room - Priscilla Gardner Main Library 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, NJ
Slavery was “baked into” New Jersey from its very beginnings. In the 1664-65 Concession and Agreement of the Lords Proprietors of the Province of New Caesarea, or New Jersey, Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret granted prospective colonists 75 acres of land “for every weaker servant, or slave, male or female, exceeding the age […]
Walking the Old Boonton Line – From Montclair to Jersey CityNew Jersey Room - Priscilla Gardner Main Library 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, NJ
The Old Boonton Line of the Erie Railroad is the proposed route of a paved bike path that will stretch from Montclair to Jersey City. Wheeler Antabanez (Writer, Photographer, Weird NJ Correspondent) walked the rails one last time before the tracks disappear. After reaching the Hudson River Waterfront, Wheeler took to the sky in a […]
Thanksgiving Arts and CraftsNew Jersey Room - Priscilla Gardner Main Library 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, NJ
. Come in and join the Children's Department Staff @ The Priscilla Gardner Main Library 472 Jersey Ave for Arts and Craft Hour. Let us know what you are thankful for and create your own Thanksgiving craft.
History Into Poetry with David MillsNew Jersey Room - Priscilla Gardner Main Library 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, NJ
Poet David Mills visits the New Jersey Room to discuss turning historical research into poetry, and read some of his work. Mills' 2021 book, Boneyarn, draws inspiration from New York City's African Burial Ground. As critic Rodney Jones describes, " the 419 bodies unearthed when the site was discovered, only one whole name was found. Mills […]