A Geographer's View of Jersey City - Back by Popular Demand!

  • 31 Jan 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Grace Church Van Vorst Sanctuary 39 Erie Street (entrance on 2nd Street)

Whirlwind Tour of Jersey City's Human and Geologic Past


Urban planner Luke Schray will reprise a talk he gave in May 2015 to an overflow crowd: 

A Geographer's View of Jersey City 

Sunday, January 31, 4 to 6 pm 

Grace Church Van Vorst Sanctuary 

39 Erie Street (entrance on 2nd Street)  

 Reservations to info@embankment.org 


This updated presentation will show how specific places in Jersey City and Hudson County reveal clues to the forces that shaped them.  Using old maps, Luke will show land features that have disappeared or are difficult to discern after centuries of human intervention. He will share surprising ways in which landmarks, ranging from Dickinson High School to the Barrow Mansion to the Embankment structure to McGinley Square, call our attention to episodes of change that shaped not only Jersey City but also the United States and the earth itself.

Luke has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Pennsylvania State University, a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a background in urban design and affordable housing development. He resides in the Village neighborhood in Jersey City, where he serves as a co-director of the Brunswick Community Garden and recently joined the board of the Embankment Preservation Coalition.


Suggested donation:  $5; free to Coalition members.  (Memberships are available at the door.) 


Address: PMB #166, 344 Grove St. Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: +1 (201) 589-0750

Email: jhpnajc@gmail.com

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