Sunday | November 23
 
Denver Neighborhoods

Arapahoe Acres
Arlington Park
Baker
Belcaro
Bonnie Brae
Capitol Hill
Cheesman Park
Cherry Creek
Cherry Hills Vista
Circle Drive
City Park
City Park South
Congress Park
Corey Merrill
Country Club
Country Club North
Country Club South
Crestmoor Park
Curtis Park
Downtown
Driving Park
Highlands
Hilltop
Humboldt Island
Mayfair
Montclair
Morgan's Addition
Park Hill
Platt Park
Polo Club
7th Avenue Historic District
Southern Hills/Wellshire
Stokes
University Park &
Observatory Park

Uptown/City Park West
Washington Park
Whittier & Cole
Wyman's Historic


 

 

Neighborhood Walking Tours

 

Phil Goodstein in lecture

2014 Schedule

Tours by Phil Goodstein

Saturday, September 13: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street. The cost is $10.


Tuesday, September 16: The Taste of Uptown, 5:00 pm–7:30 pm

As part of a tour of houses and restaurants on North Capitol Hill, Phil Goodstein will be talking about his books and selling copies of them, including The Ghosts of Capitol Hill, at the Castle Marne, 1572 Race Street.

Thursday, September 18: Old East Denver, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

This is a free lecture at the Gardens at St. Elizabeth’s, at the northeast corner of West 32nd Avenue and Eliot Street. (Eliot is one block east of Federal Boulevard. St. Elizabeth’s is the highrise.) East Denver was once the land that is modern downtown. Within a few years, it referred to the sterling Victorian area around the city’s first park, Curtis Park. How the area evolved is the subject of Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond. 440 pages. $24.95.

Saturday, September 20: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Saturday, September 27: Mount Olivet Cemetery, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet by the fence across the road from the Madonna Mausoleum. The main entrance to Mount Olivet is west of Youngfield Street on West 44th Avenue. Go up the hill past the administration building to near where there is a big crucifix. On your left is the Madonna Mausoleum. (Coming from the east take exit 266 on Ward Road from I-70 and go west about a half mile to the cemetery. Coming from the west take exit 265 at Youngfield and go north about a mile to West 44th Avenue and turn left. The cemetery is the first exit on the right.) The cost is $10.

Sunday, September 28: Park Hill Promise, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Phil Goodstein will be hustling his books, especially Park Hill Promise, at the Park Hill Street Fair. This is a free event. The booth should be near 19th Avenue and Forest Street.

Saturday, October 4: Crown Hill Cemetery, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Gather at the parking lot along the main road of the graveyard, just west of the administration building along West 29th Avenue about two blocks west of Wadsworth Boulevard. The cost is $10.00.

Tuesday, October 7: The Ghosts of Platt Park, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

This is a free lecture about the spooks and spirits of South Denver at the Decker Library, South Logan Street and Florida Avenue. (Logan Street is four blocks east of Broadway. Florida Avenue is four blocks south of Mississippi Avenue.) It features Phil Goodstein’s book, The Ghosts of University Park, Platt Park, and Beyond.

Sunday, October 12: Ghosts of Cheesman Park, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Meet at the gazebo near the equivalent of 12th Avenue and Gilpin Street. The cost is $10.00.

Wednesday, October 15: The Haunts of Central Denver, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

This is a free talk featuring the city’s ghost lore. It is at the Cherry Creek Library, northwest corner of Third Avenue and Milwaukee Street. (Milwaukee is six blocks east of University Boulevard.) It draws on Phil Goodstein’s volume, The Ghosts of Denver: Capitol Hill.

Saturday, October 18: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Friday, October 24: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Saturday, October 25: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00. It will be repeated on October 24, October 25 and October 31.

Friday, October 31: Ghost Walk, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Meet at the statute of the Indian on the east lawn of the Capitol along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. The cost is $20.00.

Wednesday, November 5: Tall Tales of Park Hill, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

This is a free lecture about the history of Park Hill featuring the usual and bizarre happenings in the neighborhood. It gathers at the Park Hill Library at the northeast corner of Montview Boulevard and Dexter Street.

Saturday, November 8: Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond is Phil Goodstein’s latest book. This is a free talk about it at the Broadway Book Mall, the southeast corner of South Broadway and Cedar Avenue. (Cedar is one block north of Alameda Avenue.)

Saturday, November 8: Five Points at Tattered Cover, 7:00 pm

The Colfax Tattered Cover, Colfax and Elizabeth Street (across from East High School, two blocks east of York Street), will host a talk and signing of Curtis Park, Five Points, and Beyond.

Saturday, December 6: More on Curtis Park, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Find out more about Phil Goodstein’s books and Curtis Park in another free lecture. It is at the Book Bar, a combination wine bar/bookstore, at West 43rd Avenue and Tennyson Street.

Phil Goodstein (303)333-1095


Find information on Phil Goostein's Books on Denver here

 

Other Neighborhood Events


Ongoing Group Tours

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens is centrally located at 1005 York Street in Denver, just 10 minutes east of Downtown Denver and one mile north of the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
Drop-In Tours
Stop by Denver Botanic Gardens on weekends in the summer and experience a tour of our various gardens. Weekend drop-in tours are held June through August at 11a.m. and 1 p.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays. Tours are included in the price of admission.
Sensory Garden Tours
Sensory Garden Tours are highly interactive garden experiences for people in special education classes, therapy or rehabilitative groups. The tours may be scheduled June through September between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays. In order to provide a high-quality experience, one staff person from the facility must accompany each four participants, with a maximum of 15 people for each tour.
Please call 720-865-3560 to schedule a Sensory Garden Tour.
Group Tours

School groups, garden clubs, botanical societies, scout troops, day care, churches, recreation centers, hospitals, government institutions, families and more are all encouraged to experience a tour of any of Denver Botanic Gardens' three sites. Group rates are available. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 720-865-3619 for more information or to schedule a tour.

The Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Group Tours
Groups with 20 or more people qualify for the Museum's group rate. Advance reservations are required for groups and may be made by calling 303-832-4092, x16. We can accommodate up to 25 adults per tour and two tours per hour.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the time your tour is scheduled to begin. Groups arriving more than 10 minutes late will forfeit their tour.
Group Cost: $5.00 per person age 13 and older

 

Denver and the Beats
Certain cities and certain writers are linked in the minds of readers: Oxford, Mississippi means just one man: William Faulkner. Paris in the Twenties signifies F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. Similarly, Chicago belongs to Carl Sandburg, Nelson Algren and Saul Bellow. Say the word "Harlem" and one thinks about Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. For Denverites who have been swept up at some point in their reading lives by the works of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, it's a well known and beloved fact - though this will be news to most Coloradans and most Americans - that Denver possesses a fascinating slice of the Beat Generation's history, and it all comes down to one man and one summer: Neal Cassady and the summer of 1947.
Denver's Beat Poetry Driving Tour

Literary Landmarks
Behold, the misfits and infidels of Denver's vivid literary history. They range from fast-burning, baby-faced geniuses who stayed for a year or two, to slow-writing Western sages who wrote their hearts out in the town they inhabited for the whole of their lives.

Despite their wide-ranging minds and dispositions, they each - sometimes in spite of themselves - possessed a touching, furious affection for their Denver years. More charming still is that Denver tended to love them back, even if Colorado was only a brief stop on the way to their pronounced, subsequent fame.
Denver Literary Landmark Driving Tour

 

Colorado Fresh & Farmers Markets

The average piece of produce travels 2000 miles before it reaches you and with each day loses more of its nutritional value. Shopping at Colorado Fresh Markets helps local family farmers stay in business, preserves quality local food sources for Colorado while using less resources, and most importantly, provides you with access to the freshest and most nutritious produce available. Visit the website for more information.

CHERRY CREEK FRESH MARKET
Top Farmers Market in Denver
Saturdays May 3 through October 25, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesdays June 4 through September 24, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Cherry Creek Dr. & University at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver, CO

STAPLETON FARMERS MARKET
Sundays June 15 through September 28, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Founders' Green adjacent to the E. 29th Street Town Center at 29th & Quebec, Denver, CO

CITY PARK ESPLANADE FRESH MARKET
Sundays June 1 through October 26, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sullivan Fountain at Colfax & City Park Esplanade
Across from the Tattered Cover. Denver, CO

 

Call Leonard Leonard at 303-744-6200 for more information on any of these programs.

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