Saturday Tours - APTNE 2019 Annual Meeting and Symposium

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APTNE 2019 Annual Symposium - Saturday Tours

Saturday, February 2nd
Jersey City, NJ


APTNE invites you to join us for three excellent tours with discussion complimenting this year's Symposium theme of Restoring Historic Theaters in the 21st Century. Available tours: insider’s tours of the Loew’s Theater, the historic Barrow Mansion, and a tour of the historic Apple Tree House and surrounding town square by the local Historic Society. Tours are open to APTNE members, guests and friends.

We anticipate that each tour will receive 1.0 AIA CEU credits. We will update the website as soon as we receive final confirmation from the AIA.


Loew's Theater Tour 


Photo courtesy of HMR Architects
 

The Loew's Jersey opened September 28, 1929 and was considered one of five "Loew's Wonder Theatres" in the New York City area at that time. The three-story lobby featured a grand chandelier and a promenade, while the exterior of the theatre was dressed with terra cotta tiles and large marquees. In 1974, the Loew's Corporation had the theatre subdivided into three smaller theatres.   The theatre was closed from 1986 through to 1996, while preservation planning and efforts occurred. During that time, the building suffered some vandalism and deterioration of vulnerable finishes. Volunteers began restoration of the theatre once it had been acquired by the city of Jersey City, to prevent it from being demolished. As of 2007, the Loew's Jersey presents a wide range of programming. 

Friends of the Loew’s believes that the landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre must serve its community as a not-for-profit arts and entertainment center that increases the visibility and role of the performing arts in the lives of the diverse peoples who live in Hudson County and our whole region. Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of this remarkable theater.

Loew's Theater, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (website link)

Meeting Time: 9:00am

Meeting Place: Lobby of Ramada by Wyndham, (65 Tonelle Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306). The Loew's is a 5 minute walk from this hotel.

Capacity: Tour is limited to 50 people. Note that two 25-person tours will run concurrently.

Tour led by: Friends of the Loew's volunteer staff and HMR Architects.

Cost: $10.00 per person

Photography is allowed. Please note that the second level is accessible only via stairs. Notify APTNE if you have questions or concerns about accessibility.

For more information on Friday's Symposium, click here


Barrow Mansion Tour 


Photo courtesy of Barrow Mansion Development Corporation

The historic Barrow Mansion tells the story of multiple generations of people who came to Jersey City in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to better their lives. The Barrow Mansion, named after Dr. William Barrow, has an eclectic history that has evolved and remains relevant in Jersey City’s cultural landscape. Today, the Mansion annually hosts more than 1,500 community meetings and events, including lectures, workshops, and theater, dance and music performances. Learn more about the Mansion by attending a private tour and walking through the rooms where Dr. Barrow planned on developing Jersey City as a fashionable suburb of downtown New York.

The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ

Meeting Time: 8:30am


Meeting Place: Lobby of Ramada by Wyndham, (65 Tonelle Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306). The group will take the PATH to the Barrow Mansion; tickets are included in the tour registration.

CapacityTour is limited to 25 people.

Tour led by: Barrow Mansion volunteer staff

Cost: $10.00 per person

Photography is allowed. ADA accessible, please contact admin@aptne.org for any accessibility questions or concerns.

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For more information on Friday's Symposium, click here


Apple Tree House Tour 


Photo courtesy of Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs

The Apple Tree House, more formally known as the Van Wagenen House, was given its name based off of the story of the meeting between General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette during the American Revolution in 1780. Legend claims that while camped in Bergen for three days, Washington and Lafayette dined in the yard “underneath and apple tree” and discussed strategy for French Naval intervention. Join us for a private tour of this historic home.

The Apple Tree House, 298 Academy Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (website link)

Meeting Time: 9:00am

Meeting Place: Lobby of Ramada by Wyndham, (65 Tonelle Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306). The Apple Tree is a 5 minute walk from this hotel.

CapacityTour is limited to 25 people.

Tour led by: volunteer staff from the local Jersey City Historical Society.

Cost: $10.00 per person

Photography is allowed. ADA accessible, please contact admin@aptne.org for any accessibility questions or concerns.


For more information on Friday's Symposium, click here



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