Events

July 27, 2016

JACK Quartet: July 27, New Brunswick
Enjoy a free concert by the new innovative music string ensemble JACK Quartet, described as “superheroes of the new music world,” on July 27 at 7 p.m. at Schare Recital Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This event is part of the Mason Gross Summer Series. Limited seating is available. Learn more here

Summation Dance Company: July 27, New Brunswick
The Summation Dance Company, a female troupe specializing in a bold physical vocabulary, performs in a free event on July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, sponsored by Mason Gross School of the Arts. Learn more here.

Camden Sophisticated Sisters: July 28, Camden
Camden Sophisticated Sisters, a top United States drill team, performs various styles of dance, including drill, step, hip hop, contemporary, modern, and jazz, on July 28 at 10 a.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Complex, Rutgers University–Camden. Registration is required. Learn more here.

...We Say Fight Back!: through July 29, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts …We Say Fight Back!, an exhibition of works by Julieta Salgado, who explores social justice movements led by and for trans, gender nonconforming, two-spirit, and queer people of color in New York City, through July 29. Learn more here.

Rutgers Gardens Annual Open House: July 30, New Brunswick
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a free day of horticultural learning and sharing at Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on July 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more here.

Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection: through July 31, New Brunswick
Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, through July 31, examines what was one of the dominant concerns of Soviet unofficial artists—and citizens everywhere—during the Cold War: the consequences of innovations in science, technology, mathematics, communications, and design. Produced between the 1960s and the 1980s, the works on view address themes of international significance from a turbulent period marked by the building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and a failed attempt at improved United States–Russia relations. Learn more here.

Dalí Quartet Concert: August 3, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a free concert by the Dalí Quartet, which plays works by Latin American composers, on August 3 at 7 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

July 13, 2016
Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color: Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum: through July 31, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color: Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum, through July 31. Their color woodcuts helped introduce the people, places, and legends of Japan, China, and India to American audiences. Learn more here.  
 

Mallery Concert Series: Bice Horszowski: July 13, Camden
Enjoy music by pianist Bice Horszowski on July 13 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room, second floor, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

Broadway Meets Mason Gross: July 13, New Brunswick
Alumni of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present a musical theater revue featuring the Rutgers-themed production High Button Shoes, which ran on Broadway in 1947, as well as love songs old and new, on July 13 at 7 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Tour Hutcheson Memorial Forest: July 17, Somerset
Join Rutgers faculty on a tour of Hutcheson Memorial Forest, one of the last uncut forests in the Mid-Atlantic states, on July 17. Tours leave from the entrance to the woods at 2150 Amwell Road (Route 514), about three-fourths of a mile east of East Millstone. Learn more here.

I Might Be Next: Jerry Gant and Bryant Lebron: through July 19, Newark
Newark artists Jerry Gant and Bryant Lebron investigate the black experience with criminal justice in modern America in an exhibition at the Criminal Justice Gallery, fifth floor, Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers University–Newark, through July 19. Learn more here

Mason Gross Jazz Faculty Concert: July 20, New Brunswick
Enjoy a free performance by the Mason Gross jazz faculty on July 20 at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Dance New Jersey Member Concert: July 21, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a free performance by 10 Hairy Legs, Moe-tion Dance Theater, Connolly & Co., and Ariel Rivka Dance on July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here

Principles of Plant Breeding: July 23, New Brunswick
Learn the essential principles behind breeding plants, what you realistically can do within the constraints of your home garden, and how to start to develop your own unique plants on July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holly House, Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here.

Chamber Trio Concert: July 24 and 31, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a free performance by the chamber trio TRIDENT on July 24 and July 31 at Schare Recital Hall. 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

June 29, 2016

Broadway Meets Mason Gross: July 13, New Brunswick
Mason Gross School of the Arts alumni present a musical theater revue featuring the Rutgers-themed production High Button Shoes, which ran on Broadway in 1947, as well as love songs old and new on July 13 at 7 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Mallery Concert Series: Molly-Vivian Huang: June 29, Camden
Enjoy a performance by pianist Molly-Vivian Huang on June 29 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room, second floor, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

Mason Gross Summer Stage: Eastern Wind Symphony: June 29, New Brunswick
The New Jersey-based, award-winning wind symphony presents band classics and new compositions by leading composers during this free event at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on June 29 at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

HereNow: Rutgers 250 Exhibition: through July 3, New Brunswick
It’s the final week for the Zimmerli Art Museum’s interactive initiative, HereNow, part of the yearlong celebration leading up to the university’s 250th Anniversary. For HereNow, the Zimmerli invited members of the global Rutgers community to photograph and submit their experiences at university locations and events across New Jersey and around the world. Learn more here.

. . . We Say Fight Back!: through July 29, Newark
The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, hosts  . . . We Say Fight Back!, an exhibition of works by Julieta Salgado, who explores social justice movements led by and for trans, gender nonconforming, two-spirit, and queer people of color in New York City, through July 29. Learn more here.

Look Again: The Young People of Camden: through August 12, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden’s Center for the Arts hosts an exhibition of portraits of 32 teenagers in the Camden Adolescents Striving for Achievement program at Guadalupe Family Services. Photographs by Den Sweeney are accompanied by texts written by the teens, documenting their hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Learn more here.

Youth Art Exhibition: through August 31, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Art Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, exhibits artwork by students of Mason Gross School of the Arts alumna Antonia N. Germanos, a teacher at Hammarskjold Middle School, 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, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here.

June 15, 2016

Summer Solstice Jazz and Wine Festival: June 21, New Brunswick
Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, partners with the New Brunswick Jazz Project to celebrate its centennial during the summer solstice on June 21. Bring a picnic dinner to the Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden at 6 p.m. and enjoy the music from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more here

Indian Herbs and Spices: June 18, New Brunswick
Join a Rutgers master gardener to learn more about herbs and spices used in Indian cuisine, including their health benefits, on June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holly House, Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Register here

Tour Hutcheson Memorial Forest: June 19, Somerset
Join Rutgers faculty on June 19 for a tour of Hutcheson Memorial Forest, Somerset, one of the last uncut forests in the Mid-Atlantic states. Tours leave from the entrance to the woods at 2150 Amwell Road (Route 514), about three-fourths of a mile east of East Millstone. Learn more here.

Mallery Concert Series: Atlantic City Jazz Band: June 22, Camden
Enjoy music by the Atlantic City Jazz Band on June 22 at 12:15 p.m. in the Mallery Music Room, second floor, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers University–Camden. Learn more here.

Tisha Bender Author Talk: June 26, New Brunswick
Rutgers University–New Brunswick faculty author Tisha Bender will read from her novel, P.U.N.C.H., from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on June 22 at Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Following her presentation, Bender will address questions and sign copies. Learn more here.

Women Like Jazz: through July 29, Newark
This exhibition at the Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University–Newark, features works by Cathleen McCoy Bristol, Bisa Butler, Grace Graupe Pillard, Evelyn Graves, Donna Conklin King, and Toni Thomas, through July 29. Learn more here

Honoré Daumier and the Art of La Caricature: through July 31, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents Honoré Daumier and the Art of La Caricature, an exhibition featuring the satirical caricatures of Daumier, through July 31. Learn more here

Exhibition: Hammarskjold Middle School: through August 31, New Brunswick
The Art Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts an exhibition of artwork created by the sixth- and seventh-grade art classes of Mason Gross School of the Arts alumna Antonia N. Germanos at Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick, 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, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here

June 1, 2016

New Jersey International Film Festival: June 4 to June 18, New Brunswick
Screen a variety of films June 4–18 at Voorhees Hall, Room 105, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, at the 21st New Jersey International Film Festival, where 21 films will have their New Jersey or area premieres. The festival showcases independent films with screenings, workshops, and appearances by directors, screenwriters, and casts. Learn more here

Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School: June 6, Camden
Rutgers University–Camden’s Stages of Discovery Performance Series presents Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on June 6 at 10 a.m. at the Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Complex, Rutgers–Camden. Registration is required. Learn more here.

The Morning After: Is It Over Yet? Election 2016: June 8, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a post-election panel, including analysis of the New Jersey primary and the 2016 presidential race, on June 8 at 9:30 a.m. RSVP is required.

8th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference and Awards Ceremony: June 10, New Brunswick
The 8th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference, June 10 at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, showcases Rutgers’ efforts in the Raritan Basin, provides a forum for identifying a universitywide agenda for stewardship of the Raritan, and establishes a network for collaboration among university-based research, extension, and outreach efforts related to the Raritan Basin. Learn more here

Designing the Mixed Border: June 11, New Brunswick
This Rutgers Gardens workshop teaches how to create an exciting mixed border with year-round interest on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holly House, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more and register here.

May 25, 2016

Raging Through Time: The Art of David Wojnarowicz: through July 31, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts an exhibition by David Wojnarowicz, one of the most important and influential figures of 1980s New York avant-garde, through July 31. Learn more here

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 croninca@shrp.rutgers.edu

May 18, 2016

Rutgers Youth Percussion Celebration: May 19, New Brunswick
Enjoy a free evening featuring exceptional high school percussion groups with Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty member Joseph Tompkins, a mass samba band, and more on May 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in Shindell Choral Hall. Individuals wishing to audit this event and ensemble directors wishing to participate should RSVP here.

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

May 11, 2016

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, the nation’s largest and most varied collection of cherry trees, at the John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University–Newark, through June 30. Learn more here

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.

May 4, 2016

Yoga: Every Wednesday, Newark
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, School of Health Related Professions, offers weekly yoga sessions Wednesdays at noon in the Medical Science Building, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Beginners are welcome and mats are provided. The session’s room location can change; sign up for weekly email announcements from Candace Cronin at croninca@shrp.rutgers.edu

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.

April 27, 2016

New Jersey Folk Festival: April 30, New Brunswick
Enjoy a bluegrass showcase, dance performances, and arts and crafts during Rutgers Day on April 30 on the grounds of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The festival is an annual event, rain or shine, managed entirely by undergraduates. Learn more here.  

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