June 8, 2006
Contact: Dan Stessel 973-491-7078
NEWARK, NJ – The introduction of MidTOWN DIRECT trains so changed the life of Teresa Barkley—a commuter from Maplewood, NJ—that she was inspired to create a quilt to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the service, which links towns along NJ TRANSIT’s Morris & Essex lines with midtown Manhattan.
Barkley’s quilt will be unveiled tomorrow before it goes on exhibit June 15 at The Newark Museum as part of the Quilt Masterpieces: From Folk Art to Fine Art collection.
WHO: Maplewood Mayor Fred R. Profeta, NJ TRANSIT’s Chief of Customer Resources Richard L. Mariani and Teresa Barkley
WHAT: The “Midtown Direct” quilt will be unveiled in honor of MidTOWN DIRECT’s 10-year anniversary
WHEN: Friday, June 9, 2006 at 8:45 a.m.
WHERE: Maplewood Train Station
Dunnell Road and Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood
· Take Exit 50B toward Millburn/Maplewood
· Turn slight right onto CR-630/Vauxhall Rd.
· Turn sharp right onto Valley St.
· Turn left onto Baker St.
· Turn right onto Maplewood Ave.
· Between Dunnell Rd. and Maplewood Avenue