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Raging Through Time: The Art of David Wojnarowicz: through July 31, New Brunswick
Cherry Blossoms in Spring Exhibition: through June 30, Newark
Celebrate spring with an exhibition of artwork by Karen Guancione that was inspired by Newark’s Branch Brook Park’s Japanese cherry trees at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark, through June 30. Learn more here.
Rutgers Gardens Friday Farmers Market: through November 18, New Brunswick
The seasonal Farmers Market features locally grown produce, cheese, baked goods, and prepared food every Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Yoga: Wednesdays, Newark
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, School of Health Related Professions, offers weekly yoga sessions every Wednesday at noon in the Medical Science Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Beginners are welcome and mats are provided. A session’s room can change; sign up for weekly email announcements from Candace Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rutgers Youth Percussion Celebration: May 19, New Brunswick
Space!: May 20, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden’s Stages of Discovery Performance Series presents Space! for first to fifth graders on May 20 at 10 a.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Complex, Rutgers–Camden. Registration is required. Learn more here.
The Elusiveness of Progress: Voting Rights in America: through August 31, Piscataway
This exhibition, which traces the legacy of the Voting Rights Act and details its effectiveness from inception to the present, is on display at Kilmer Library, Piscataway, through August 31. Learn more here.
Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market: through November 18, New Brunswick
The seasonal Farmers Market features locally grown produce, cheese, baked goods, and prepared food every Friday at Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick. The hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here.
The Ade Series: Ade Bunmi Gbadebo: through April 4, Newark
View works by Ade Bunmi in the Department of African American and African Studies and History, third floor, Conklin Hall, Rutgers University–Newark, through April 4, 2017. Bunmi has been a featured artist on Glocally Newark.com and has exhibited at Newark Open Doors, the Jacob Javits Center, and other venues in New York and New Jersey. In addition to her artistic practice, she is involved in volunteer and activist work on subjects such as literacy, race, and inhumane conditions in prisons. Learn more here.
Cherry Blossoms in Spring Exhibition: through June 30, Newark
Rutgers in New York: MFA Exhibition: May 11–22, Brooklyn
The Invisible Dog gallery in Brooklyn presents the Mason Gross School of the Arts’ Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Class of 2016. The exhibition showcases pieces from 20 MFA students, celebrating their individual thesis accomplishments in this culminating group show from May 11 to May 22. Participating artists and program faculty will be in attendance at the opening reception on May 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more here.
Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory Open Public Night: May 12, Piscataway
Get an up-close look at celestial bodies such as Jupiter and the moon at the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory in the Serin Physics Building, Piscataway, on May 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., weather permitting. Learn more and view more upcoming dates here.
Public History Unconference: May 13, Newark
This forum at Rutgers University–Newark explores how people can channel their passion for more inclusive histories into innovative public work in the state and region on May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.
Tour Hutcheson Memorial Forest: May 15, Somerset
Join Rutgers faculty on a tour of Hutcheson Memorial Forest, Somerset, one of the last uncut forests in the Mid-Atlantic states on May 15. Trips leave from the entrance of the woods at 2150 Amwell Road (Route 514) about three-quarters of a mile east of East Millstone. Learn more here.
Kim’s Jam Session: May 17, New Brunswick
Rutgers Gardens hosts a workshop by Kim Osterhoudt, owner and operator of Jams by Kim, who shares her more than 40 years of experience making jams on May 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Holly House, Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick. Learn more and register here.
Yoga: Every Wednesday, Newark
Reckoning with Post-Holocaust Anti-Semitism in Europe: May 4, New Brunswick
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by Jonathan Judaken of Rhodes College on May 4 at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. RSVP and learn more here.
Fossil Field Trip: May 7, Colts Neck
Join the Rutgers Geology Museum on a fossil field trip to the Big Brook Preserve in Colts Neck on May 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more and register here.
Rutgers Children’s Choir and Scarlet Singers: May 7, New Brunswick
Enjoy a free end-of-year concert by Rutgers Children’s Choir and Scarlet Singers on May 7 at 2 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
The Late Show: May 9–14, New Brunswick
This exhibition features work across a variety of mediums, including design, drawing, media, painting, photography, print, and sculpture, at Mason Gross Galleries, Civic Square, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with extended hours on Wednesdays until 6 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Call 848-932-5202 for more information.
Practice Mindfulness Meditation: Weekly, New Brunswick and Piscataway
Stressed? Learn mindfulness meditation at one of three weekly hour-long Mindfulness Meditation Noon Workshops. The workshops are held from noon to 1 p.m. at three Rutgers University–New Brunswick locations through May: Tuesdays, Room 122a, Busch Student Center; Wednesdays, conference room, Student Activities Center, College Avenue Campus; and Thursdays, Room C, Douglass Student Center. Beginners are welcome. Learn more here.
New Jersey Folk Festival: April 30, New Brunswick
Newark Forum on Historic Preservation: April 29, Newark
Come to 15 Washington Street, Rutgers University–Newark, on April 29 for a daylong exploration of historic and neighborhood preservation. Local experts will discuss how Newark’s social life and history are manifest in its built environment, while nationally known speakers will place the city in broad context. The discussion will encompass multiple forms of preservation and the legal and financial frameworks that enable preservation efforts. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Learn more here.
Symphony in C Performs Bruch and Brahms: April 30, Camden
From classical to romantic, Brahms Symphony No. 1 is regarded as one of the greatest symphonies of the Austro-German tradition. Plus, Symphony in C concertmaster Elizabeth Fayette performs Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1,” one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire, on April 30 at 8 p.m. at Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Complex, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.
Sounds of Chamber Music: May 1, New Brunswick
Enjoy a concert featuring the winners of the Mason Gross Chamber Music Competition on May 1 at Robert E. Mortensen Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: April 22 to May 1, New Brunswick
CNN Reporter Examines Race, Gender, and 2016 Election: April 20, New Brunswick
CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson explores the dynamics of demographics, race and religion, and reporting on the groups of people who help shape national elections on April 20 at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here.
Writers in Camden Workshop and Reading: April 20, Camden
Join the Rutgers University–Camden Master of Fine Arts’ visitor series, Writers in Camden, on April 20 for a workshop and reading featuring Karen Russell, author of the story collections St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Vampires in the Lemon Grove. The workshop begins at 3 p.m. at Rutgers–Camden’s Writers House and the reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery in the Camden Fine Arts Building. Both events are free and open to the public. Learn more here.
China Lecture Series: "Spontaneous Arising" and an Ethics of the Creative Change in the Early Daoist Text, Heng xian: April 21, New Brunswick
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a talk examining the relatively short and newly excavated bamboo text, the Heng xian, in terms of its views on creative change on April 21 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Brower Commons, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
144th Annual Rutgers Glee Club Concert: April 23, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Glee Club traces its roots back to 1872 and has been among the nation’s premier collegiate choirs. Enjoy an evening of tradition at the 144th annual Glee Club Concert on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Doing Nothing/Nothin’ Doin’: Revisiting a Minimalist Approach to Performance: April 13, New Brunswick
Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Mark Doty and Belinda McKeon: April 13, New Brunswick
Mark Doty, author of Deep Lane, and Belinda McKeon, author of Tender, are featured at this free event in the multipurpose room at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on April 13 from 8 to 11 p.m. Their readings are followed by a book signing and dessert reception. Learn more here.
Romeo and Juliet: April 13–17, Camden
Join the Capulets and the Montagues as they battle it out in the streets of Verona amidst the tragic romance of young Romeo and Juliet from April 13 to 17 at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Rutgers University–Camden’s Fine Arts Complex. Learn more here.
Writers at Newark: Claudia Rankine and Sarah Schulman: April 14, Newark
Writers at Newark hosts Claudia Rankine and Sarah Schulman on April 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Rooms 255/256/257 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra with Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir: April 16, New York City
The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, featuring the Riverside Choral Society, present Aldridge's Variations on a Folk Tune for piano solo and orchestra, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Duruflé’s Requiem on April 16 at 8 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City. Learn more here.
Hockey for Charity: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School vs. Rutgers School of Dental Medicine: April 8, Newark
Egypt Late Night: April 6, New Brunswick
The Geology Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts “Egypt Late Night,” a free event featuring demonstrations, arts and crafts, and educational activities on April 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. Learn more here.
Camden Comic Con: April 9, Camden
Enjoy a day of comics, fantasy, and pop culture at the third annual Camden Comic Con, also featuring panel discussions, music, and activities, on April 9 at the Rutgers University–Camden Athletics and Fitness Center. Learn more here.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra with Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir: April 9, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra with Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, and featuring Riverside Choral Society, present Aldridge's Variations on a Folk Tune for piano solo and orchestra, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Duruflé’s Requiem on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Celebration of Books: April 12, New Brunswick
Meet Micah Kleit, incoming director at Rutgers University Press, on April 12 at 5 p.m. at Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, during the Celebration of Books reception, which highlights books published by Rutgers University faculty in 2015. Learn more here.
Susan and Michael J. Angelides Lecture Featuring Eve Ensler: March 31, New Brunswick
International Film Festival: through April 7, Newark
Women in Media–Newark, in partnership with Rutgers University–Newark, continues its seventh annual International Film Festival through April 7 in celebration of Women’s History Month. The event is free and held at six venues. Learn more here.
Becoming a Modern Research University: The Postwar Challenges of Rutgers and Penn State: March 30, New Brunswick
Special Collections and University Archives present the 30th Annual Louis Faugères Bishop III Lecture, “Becoming a Modern Research University: The Postwar Challenges of Rutgers and Penn State, 1945–1965,” delivered by Roger L. Geiger, Distinguished Professor of Education, Penn State University, on March 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Scholarly Communications Center, fourth floor, Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The lecture explores the history of 20th-century higher education and illuminates the role of the modern research university through a comparison of how Rutgers and now Big Ten rival Penn State addressed the challenges of postwar higher education. RSVP here.
Community Engagement for Women’s Human Rights: March 30, New Brunswick
The Center for Women’s Global Leadership presents an opportunity to interact with feminist activists from three different organizations working in different contexts—human rights within a single city, immigrant rights, and changing the narrative of violence—on March 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Mallery Concert Series: Elysian Camerata Quintet: March 30, Camden
Enjoy music by the Elysian Camerata Quintet on March 30 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room, second floor, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.
Lewis Porter-Phil Scarff Quartet: March 30, Newark
Pianist Lewis Porter and saxophonist Phil Scarff perform Indian classical music and jazz and lead the world-jazz ensemble, Natraj, on March 30 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.
Visiting Filmmaker Series: Guy Maddin: April 1, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a Q&A with experimental Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin and a screening of his film The Forbidden Room on April 1 at 6 p.m. in Room 211 in Van Dyck Hall, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Admission is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. Learn more here.
From the Raritan to the Potomac: Rutgers' Voice in Washington: April 4, New Brunswick
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a conversation with Francine Newsome Pfeiffer, the university's vice president for federal relations, on April 4 at 6 p.m., with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Register here.
Eighth Annual Donald C. Clark Jr. Endowed Lecture in Law and Religion: March 24, Camden
On March 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Classroom 401 Penn at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University–Camden, Rutgers Law School and the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion present the Eighth Annual Donald C. Clark Jr. Endowed Lecture in Law and Religion, which examines Rutgers’ early religious ties to the Dutch Reformed Church, the denominational parent of Rutgers University. Panelists will discuss events that led to Rutgers’ break from the church, the state of religion in higher education today, and its implications on the First Amendment. Learn more here.
Institute of Jazz Studies Presents Free Concert: March 23, Newark
The Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts a free concert featuring Toshiko Akiyoshi and the Lew Tabackin Quartet on March 23 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 15 Washington Street, Rutgers–Newark. Learn more here.
Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Leslie Jamison: March 23, New Brunswick
Essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison talks about her work on March 23 at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.
Women’s History Month Conference: March 25, Camden
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Community Leadership Center, Rutgers University–Camden, host presentations from faculty, students, activists, scholars, and artists on topics such as history, religion, gender, and literature on March 25 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Camden Campus Center. Register here.
Beacons of Light: March 30, Camden
Beacons of Light: The Black Student Protest Legacy at Rutgers University–Camden hosts panels and discussions about the history of student protest and desegregation on campus and in surrounding communities on March 30 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room in the Camden Campus Center. Learn more and register here.
Yoga: Every Wednesday, Newark
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), offers yoga sessions every Wednesday at noon in the Medical Science Building, RBHS, Newark. Beginners are welcome and mats are provided. A session’s room can change; sign up for weekly email announcements from Candace Cronin at email@example.com.