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Downtown New Jersey Conference

October 12, 2017
8:30 amto2:30 pm

This year’s Downtown New Jersey Conference features networking, the Downtown Excellence Awards, a one-hour walking tour of downtown South Orange, and two panels:

  • Experience-based Retail — Options for Business Districts
  • White Elephant Redevelopment in Downtown

Location: Loft space, 3rd floor, South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange

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Imagine a Day Without Beer

October 12, 2017

Jersey Water Works is partnering with the City of Jersey City and members of the New Jersey Brewers Association to sponsor Imagine a Day Without Beer. The day is intended as a local way to observe Imagine a Day Without Water, an annual day of awareness sponsored by the Value of Water Campaign to highlight the importance of safe, affordable water to all facets of everyday life.

The Imagine a Day Without Beer event will encourage patrons of the guild’s member breweries to post on social media using the hashtag#NoWaterNoBeer. In Jersey City, guild member Departed Soles Brewery will host a media event at 5:30 pm featuring as speakers Kate Lawrence, the environmental planner for Jersey City, and Rob Pirani, program director for the NY – NJ Harbor & Estuary Program at the Hudson River Foundation and a member of the Jersey Water Works Steering Committee. Jersey City is participating in Imagine a Day Without Beer as part of its Office of Innovation’s Year of Water. A related event in Hoboken will ask people to Imagine a Day Without Coffee.

Lecture: Richard Rothstein, Author of The Color of Law

October 12, 2017
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, is coming to Newark and Philadelphia. In his book, Mr. Rothstein uncovers the often-forgotten history of how policies of federal, state, and local governments intentionally created residential segregation. Mr. Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP, and a former New York Times columnist.

LaSalle University in Philadelphia will host Mr. Rothstein on October 10, 2017 at 6pm. This event will be held at Founders’ Hall Auditorium, 723 North Wister Street, Philadelphia. This is a free event, but guests are asked to register for planning purposes.

Mr. Rothstein will also be a guest lecturer at Rutgers University Honors College, Esterly Lounge, 2nd Floor Engelhard Hall, Rutgers-Newark on October 12, 2017 at 4pm. This is also a free event, no registration is necessary.

Location: Rutgers University Honors College, Esterly Lounge (2nd Floor), Englehard Hall, Rutgers-Newark

No registration necessary

ULI Northern New Jersey Excellence Awards

October 12, 2017
6:00 pmto9:30 pm
ULI has set the global standard in recognizing outstanding and transformational land use developments, best practices and creative visioning. ULI NNJ Excellence Awards salutes the highest caliber of projects and people within our industry in our region.
Location: The Stony Hill Inn, 231 Polify Avenue, Hackensack

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