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Wellness FlyerWindows of Understanding - Wellness & Healing Sessions​​​
February 25th at 6:00 pm

Join us for a series of interactive sessions around different meditation and yoga practices every Thursday in February at 6 pm via Zoom.

For more info, click here


Gospel MusicA Month of Gospel Music
Saturdays in February at 7:00 pm

Every Saturday in February, join pastors and speakers from New Brunswick’s historic African American churches as they share their history and lift their voices in song. This is the virtual version of “An Evening of Gospel Choirs,” now in its 38th year. It’s a celebration you won’t want to miss!

For more info, click here


Hubert HarrisonHubert Harrison: The Father of Harlem Radicalism ​​​

February 25th at 7:00 pm​

After coming to the U.S, in 1900, St. Croix-born, Harlem-based Hubert Harrison (1883-1927) served as the founder of the Liberty League and was a pioneer lack activist in the Freethought Movement. Often known as the father of Harlem Radicalism, he helped transform the 135th Street Public Library into an international center for research in Black culture (known today as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture).

Please join us for Dr. Perry’s Zoom presentation which is based on his two-volume Columbia University press biography – “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1993-1918” and the recently published “Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927.” Dr. Jeffrey B. Perry is an archivist, bibliophile, and historian, preserved and inventoried the “Hubert H. Harrison Papers” and helped to place them at the Rare Books and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.

This program is funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Discover Jersey Arts, and Middlesex County.

To register, please call the library at 732-287-2298 or visit us online by clicking here


Colored Museum FlyerThe Colored Museum
Feb 2nd - Feb 28th

​In the early ‘90s, Crossroads’ creative team was approached by a funder of the acclaimed television program Great Performances. They were asked, “if you could film any one Crossroads production for a national broadcast, what would it be?” The team unhesitatingly chose The Colored Museum, written by an emerging playwright named George C. Wolfe. It was a daring choice among the more traditional offerings from theaters nationwide, but their faith in their artist-in-residence was unwavering. Thirty years later, this brilliant, razor-sharp satire has earned itself an unshakeable place in the canon of Great American Theater, and is still being produced across America and throughout the world. Crossroads is proud to present to you the PBS broadcast of The Colored Museum in its entirety.

For more info, click here


Bad DatesGeorge Street Playhouse: Bad Dates​​​
February 14th — March 7th

"A one-woman rom-com featuring 600 pairs of shoes and a string of unsatisfactory dates, Bad Dates was called "miraculously contrived to turn Ms. Rebeck’s show into a poignant slice of urban life that also happens to be drop-dead funny” by The Wall Street Journal.

For more info, click here


Dazzling Life Women’s History Month Art & Story Time: Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
March 3rd at 4:00-5:00 pm

Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick in a reading of Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker written by Patricia Hruby Powell and Illustrated by Christian Robinson. Join us for an hour of toe tapping fun, as we explore the life of the passionate performer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker.

Join dancer, Sarah Ferreira from the Arts Institute Team as she leads us in some bold, glamorous, and goofy moves! All ages are welcome!

To register, click here


Georgia Women’s History Month Art & Story Time: My Name is Georgia: A Portrait
March 10th at 4:00-5:00 pm

Get to know Georgia O’Keeffe through a reading of My Name is Georgia: A Portrait, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter, with the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick. Learn about her childhood and extraordinary journey to becoming a great American artist.

After the reading, join us on a hunt for interesting objects and try drawing from life just like Georgia! All ages are welcome!

To register, click here


Bloom flyerBLOOM: Explore Growth and Self-Expression through Art​​​
March 13th at 2:00 pm

This spring, the Zimmerli Art Museum is partnering with Sisterwork, a New Brunswick start-up committed to addressing intergenerational poverty in New Jersey, for the new series BLOOM: Explore Growth and Self-Expression through Art. The public is invited to participate in any or all of the workshops, which take place on the second Saturdays of February 13, March 13, and April 10. Each session invites participants to engage with artwork in the Zimmerli’s collections through mindfulness, movement, and storytelling. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Registration is not required. Workshops are conducted with both English and Spanish instruction. Please visit Zimmerli At Home for details and Zoom information.

2/13 - Strike a Pose: Our Bodies as Works of Art

3/13 - Life Portraits: Share Your Stories through Art Making

4/10 - Thrive: Sketching Your Growth through Botany

To join Zoom Meeting, click here


Irish Irish Flute & Pipes of East Galway
March 14th at 2:00-3:00 pm

Join acclaimed musicians Lesl Harker (Flute) and Jerry O’Sullivan (Uilleann Pipes) as they introduce you to the specific musical traditions of East Galway, in the way their friend and mentor, National Heritage Fellow Mike Rafferty, taught them. Lesl has been a master artist in both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Folk Arts Apprenticeship programs, and Jerry is one of the country’s finest Uilleann pipers. Come learn why this music is so special!

To register, email Sally.VandeWater@co.middlesex.nj.us


Tar Beach Women’s History Month Art & Story Time: Tar Beach
March 17th at 4:00-5:00 pm

Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick in a reading of Tar Beach, written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold. Soar over the city with the main character Cassie in a tale that weaves fantasy with African American and women’s history.

After the reading we will create our own fantastical images inspired by our own dreams using whatever materials we have on-hand. All ages are welcome!

To register, click here


Teen Arts Festival Teen Arts Festival
March 17th  

Join the Middlesex County Teen Arts Festival for a virtual festival on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. The Festival is open to all 13-19 year old middle and high school students. Participants will have an opportunity to present their visual and performing art work for adjudication. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in virtual workshops with professional artists. Workshops will be live the day on March 17 and will be also be taped for participant viewing after the festival date.

All ages are welcome! Once you register, we will provide you with a list of optional supplies including a link to order clay on-line and a link for a DIY clay recipe. These supplies are all fun to have for the activity, but they are not necessary to participate in the reading.

For more information about the festival and to register, please contact TeenArts@middlesexcc.edu


Folklife Folklife Series: Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Writing) Workshop
March 20th at 12:00-4:30 pm

Join artist Olga Kobryn and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (Branch 98) for a brief presentation on the history and meaning of pysanky, Ukrainian egg decoration.

The workshop will continue with a live demonstration and workshop sharing this art form with audience members. Interested participants are encouraged to purchase a pysanky supply kit in advance, and all registrants will receive an electronic packet of handouts in advance of the workshop.

To register, email Sally.VandeWater@co.middlesex.nj.us


Firebird Women’s History Month Art & Story Time: Firebird
March 24th at 4:00-5:00 pm

Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick in a reading of Firebird by dancer and author Misty Copeland and illustrated by Christopher Myers. Let Copeland’s life story, told through lyrical words and images, inspire you to become a firebird!

After the reading, let your creativity and spirt fly through a ballet-inspired movement activity. All ages are welcome!

To register, click here


Dr. Jean Brody Boards, Nonprofits, and Lifecycles with Dr. Jean Brody
March 25th at 2:00 pm

This workshop will introduce the role of a board of directors, why a board of directors is needed, and what a board can and should add to your organization. We will review the concept of nonprofit lifecycles, and how board/staff roles and responsibilities and relationships evolve. We will also consider how roles may change in times of crisis (such as the current pandemic) and how they may change over time.

Jean Brody has more than 35 years’ experience in education and the arts. She has served on the boards of the Durango Arts Center, the Women’s Theatre Festival, the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, Congregation Mishkan Shalom, the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and the new music ensemble Relâche, where she is now Board President. Brody has been a leader in online education in arts administration and museum leadership since 2002, spending close to 20 years building online programs at Drexel University and at Goucher College.

To register, click here

For accessibility questions or requests, please contact Manda Gorsegner at amanda.gorsegner@co.middlesex.nj.us or call 732-745-4030


Sacred Circle Drawing with the Sacred Circle: A Practice to Promote Well-being with Mary Gambarony
March 30th at 11:00 am

In this relaxing workshop, participants will be guided through an expressive arts activity using drawing, writing, and reflection. Using the form of the sacred circle, also known as a mandala, participants will create their own artwork for personal expression and reflection. No art experience is needed to participate; all are invited to enjoy the benefits of making art.

Mary Gambarony uses the healing forces of creative expression to help people of all ages face life challenges. For 28 years she has brought art making to individuals and groups seeking healing from trauma and loss, personal growth and well-being. Mary is an artist and licensed professional art therapist in the state of New Jersey.

To register, click here

For accessibility questions or requests, please contact Manda Gorsegner at amanda.gorsegner@co.middlesex.nj.us or call 732-745-4030

Stuff of StarsWomen’s History Month Art & Story Time: Stuff of Stars​​​
March 31st at 4:00-5:00 pm

Join the Civic League of Greater New in a reading of Stuff of Stars written by Marion Dane Bauer. Explore the birth of our universe and how we all came to be through the swirling art of Ekua Holmes.

Experiment with some unconventional materials to create your own “out of this world” marbled paper. All ages welcome!

To register, click here


ARBAmerican Repertory Ballet: Auditions ​​​

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is welcoming a new Artistic Director Designate, Ethan Stiefel and is now accepting audition materials! ARB is a founding resident company of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), where the studios and theaters are easily accessible to New York City and north/central New Jersey. ARB is an equal opportunity employer.

For more info, click here


coLABNew Brunswick Tomorrow, coLAB & Esperanza Neighborhood Project​​​

​Make sure to check out these two new murals in New Brunswick, created through a partnership between New Brunswick Tomorrow and coLAB Arts. Partial funding for the mural on the right was provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund and through a grant award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Costa Chica at 314 Handy St, New Brunswick (Left)

Kim’s Bike Shop at 111 French St, New Brunswick (Right)


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​​In case you missed it, watch these
pre-recorded performances below!​

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interactive dance and concertUniversity of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla: Interactive Dance and Concert ​​​

​The New Jersey-based University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla [UPAFR] is a traditional Filipino string ensemble that performs popular melodies familiar to diverse audiences as well as various genres of Filipino music. We invite you to sing along, clap, sway or dance!

For more info, click here


NBCO logoNew Brunswick Chamber Orchestra​​​

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Credo: Music of Hope in an Age of Uncertainty” features several works for string quartet with brief introductions by our Artistic Director Mark Hyczko. On the program are five short contrasting pieces, with a focus on living American composers, as well as one 'classic' beloved work for the string quartet. The project was recorded in various familiar settings of downtown New Brunswick, NJ this past October.

For more info, click here


Playhouse 22Auld Lang Song: From Our (Play)House to Your House​​​

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​Auld Lang Song: From Our (Play)House to Your House. Playhouse 22.

For more info, click here


Hub City Opera and Dance Company
UN\ROOTED VIRTUAL – Virtual Episodes 1-3​
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​UN\ROOTED VIRTUAL casts a light from different artistic perspectives and cultural backgrounds on humankind's eternal quest for love, a home and peace — and the confrontation with loss and death.

For more info, click here


CYOAssociation of NJ Chinese Schools Youth Chinese Orchestra​​​
Please enjoy the concert performed by 20 young musicians from their homes during the pandemic. The orchestra was formed in 2015 and has performed yearly at the Nicholas Music Hall of Rutgers University since then.


For more info, click here


Metuchen Arts Council​​​

​We are delighted to invite you to view a special event, “Celebrating Louis Armstrong,” created with the idea of teaching students about the great jazz musician and ambassador to the world, Louis Armstrong. Extraordinary jazz woodwind players and identical twins, Peter and Will Anderson, were selected to develop this 30-minute pre-recorded video event.

For more info, click here


Institute for DisabilitiesFrom the Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope and Inspiration 

​The New Jersey Institute for Disabilities, in collaboration with the Saint Joseph College Preparatory School Theatre Company and Falcon Repertory Ensemble, proudly announces the premiere of From the Heart.


For more info, click here


Xiaofang Huangmei Arts AcademyHuangmei Blooming on the Ground, Fragrancy Floating in the Clouds​​​

Join us for a restful night as we play, sing and dance through Chinese culture.

For more info, click here

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