Come (re)discover and enjoy one of Newark's best kept secrets, Weequahic. Located beside a beautiful 300 acre Olmsted park, quasi-suburban, incredibly historic, Weequahic may come as a great surprise to those who are more familiar with Newark as a post-industrial city. Even people from Weequahic will learn much about Newark and their old neighborhood.
Please join us as our tour passes sites representative of Newark's remote founding and colonial days, Weequahic's agricultural heyday, the farsighted vision of the Essex County Park Commission, commuter train development, self-contained Jewish world, changing neighborhood, and black metropolis.
The tour will begin at
View Larger Map the T-intersection of Lyons and Elizabeth Avenues, near the Divident Hill pavillion, at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 22nd. The meeting place is shown in the background image. The meeting place is accessible via public transit. There are many busses that go through Weequahic. Use the NJ Transit itinerary planner.
The tour will last 2 hours. (I am shortening it compared to past Weequahic tours) If the weather is threatening, please check the front page of www.newarkhistory.com for an announcement of cancellation.
The cost is $10 per person for adults, $5 for children 13-18, free for anyone younger.