The Arts Are Thriving in Middlesex County

THEATER

coLAB ARTS

TrueSelves: A New Gender Play

Thu, April 12, 7pm-10pm
Sat, June 9, 7pm

TrueSelves: A New Gender Play is an original play based on oral histories of the New Jersey
transgender community, created by coLAB Arts in partnership with the Pride Center of New Jersey. Interviews were conducted over a two-year period, culminating in a new devised theater piece directed by John P. Keller that includes interview transcripts, original material, movement, and music. The performance is presented with Who Is My Neighbor?
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a
grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State

Philip J. Levin Theater
85 George Street
colab-arts.org

GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE

Summer Theatre Academy

Mon-Fri, July 9 – August 3, 9am – 4pm

Join us for a summer of joy, friendship and creativity! GSP’s Summer Theatre Academy celebrates each student’s creative expression by providing a fun, engaging environment to explore theatre, develop self-confidence, and collaborate with others. Our classes are ideal for students with or without theatre experience. Our nurturing staff of professional theatre artists offers classes for students ages 5-18 in the foundations of acting, movement, voice, and musical theatre.
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ
GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org

MUSIC

MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Ed Neumeister Quartet

July 16, 7pm

The award-winning trombonist and his quartet perform an unforgettable evening of jazz.
FREE
Hickman Hall, Room 138

Mason Gross Jazz Faculty

July 19, 7pm

The award-winning ensemble performs straight-ahead jazz in this annual summer favorite.
FREE
Hickman Hall, Room 138

Jasper String Quartet

July 25, 7pm

Philadelphia-based classical string quartet, winner of the CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, performing masterworks from around the world
FREE
Hickman Hall, Room 138
MasonGross.Rutgers.edu/summer-series-2018

STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY

Hippiefest 2018

Thu, July 26 at 8pm

Flower power is back and it’s coming to New Brunswick! Featuring Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland.
$29-$59 • State Theatre New Jersey • 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ • STNJ.org

CULINARY

ELIJAH’S PROMISE

Mercado Esperanza

June 17, July 15 & August 19, 12-6pm

The Mercado Esperanza is a monthly market in Joyce Kilmer Park celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage, and artistic soul of New Brunswick’s diverse Latino community. This community marketplace showcases local food vendors, artists, and cultural performers.
Joyce Kilmer Park • 143 Joyce Kilmer Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
For more information visit ElijahsPromise.org

NEW BRUNSWICK CITY CENTER

New Brunswick Restaurant Week

July 14 – 28

Chefs will be cooking up 15 days of sizzling specials to get the foodie in you out the door and diving into new experiences and flavors. Visit a new spot or an old favorite…you’re taste buds will be happy with the sensations and your heart will be pleased with the local support.
For more information visit NewBrunswick.com

NEW BRUNSWICK CULTURAL CENTER/ARTS NEW BRUNSWICK

HUB CITY SOUNDS IS BACK!

July 22 – October 14

Join us for this annual, outdoor, Family Welcoming Visual, Musical, Performance and Culinary Arts Festival! Commencing with Guelaguetza, Caribbean, Indo-American, ROCK, Central Jersey Jazz Festival, and culminating with Corazon Latino @ Ciclovia featuring El Mercado, this is truly a summer series for all TASTES!
FREE | Visit NewBrunswickArts.org

DANCE

AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET, PRINCETON BALLET SCHOOL

New Brunswick Summer Camp (ages 6 and up)

Week 1 – June 25-29, Week 2-July 2-6 (OFF 4th of July)

Camp Hours: 9am – 5pm / Cost: $250 per week • Before/ Aftercare Camp Hours: 8:30am – 5:30 pm / Cost: $300 per week • Summer Dance Camp is for everyone! Make new friends, learn new dance skills, have adventures, and stay active this summer!
For more information please contact Kathleen Smith, DANCE POWER Coordinator at 732.249.1254 ext. 10 or ksmith@arballet.org Princeton Ballet School – 80 Albany Street, 2nd Floor New Brunswick

Princeton Summer Intensive Juniors (ages 9 and above)

June 25 – July 27, 2018

1-5 week session – students may register for 1 or all 5 weeks • Daily ballet technique classes will focus on correct alignment and use of épaulement. Additional class time in dance history, anatomy, performance skills and dance composition will make a varied day for the young dancers. Two or three sessions of arts and crafts time each week help the young dancers create minor costume pieces, such as headpieces, for the ballets which they will present each Friday.
For more information please call Carol Bellis at 609.921.7758 ext. 30 or cbellis@arballet.org Princeton University Campus, Princeton

Cranbury Summer Intensive Intermediate (minimum age 11)

June 25 – August 3, 2018

1-6 week session – students may register for 1 or all 5 weeks Summer Intensive Intermediates offers an exciting summer program for young dancers, modeled on our internationally acclaimed Summer Intensive, of which it is an extension. Summer Intensive Intermediates offers the same careful,
personal training for which Princeton Ballet School is famous and is presented by some of the same teachers as those who teach the Intensive.
For more information please call Carol Bellis at 609.921.7758 ext. 30 or cbellis@arballet.org Princeton Ballet School – 29 North Main Street, Cranbury

MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Summer DancePlus I: Rock Dance Collective

July 18, 7pm

Contemporary dance from a company led by Mason Gross alumnae Cleo Mack, Blair Ritchie, and Kelli McGovern, featuring original choreography.
FREE | Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater

Summer DancePlus II: 10 Hairy Legs

July 26, 7pm

Faculty member Randy James leads an all-male repertory dance company performing commissioned and curated works from major contemporary choreographers.
FREE | Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater
85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ
masongross.rutgers.edu/summer-series-2018

A REVOLUTIONARY CELEBRATION

American Independence in the Raritan Valley—Starting Saturday, June 30th through Sunday, July 8th, 2018, in celebration of Independence Day, enjoy special events at select sites in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway. See a movie, listen to cannon fire, meet historic interpreters, visit exhibits, and delve into our rich past.

The Metlar-Bodine House Museum

When the Armies Came to Your House!

June 30, 3:30pm-5:30pm

What was it like to live in NJ & PA during the Revolutionary War and be forced to surrender food, clothes, furnishings, etc., to encamped British & Continental Armies demanding supplies? Harrowing personal stories presented.
NOT SUITABLE for children under 10
FREE

STAR SPANGLED SING ALONG!

July 1, 3pm-5pm

YOU’RE INVITED to Celebrate America’s 242nd Birthday!
Piscataway’s students will be leading the audience in singing patriotic songs (poetry & dramatic readings). Birthday cake too! On the lawn: bring chairs or blankets
FREE | MetlarBodineHouseMuseum.org

Zimmerli Art Museum/ New Brunswick Cultural Center/Arts New Brunswick

Patriotic “Day of Movement”

Come join us for a Patriotic “Day of Movement”, featuring musical, cultural and dance performances by renowned, local Artists including: Black Circle Symphony, American Repertory Ballet, Danielle Illario, Sagrada Familia, and Syr. Tasty refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Elijah’s Promise’s Culinary School, themed around “1776”
FREE | for more information visit ZimmerliMuseum.rutgers.edu

THE YARD @ COLLEGE AVE

Special Family Movie Screening of “Independence Day”

July 3, 8pm

Bring your entire family, lawn chairs, and blankets and enjoy a FREE screening of “The Incredibles”.
Several eateries and establishments surrounding the YARD will offer select items around theme “1776” to commemorate the July 4th Celebration series.
Now through October:
Every Wed @ 9pm—Movie Knight
Every Fri @ noon— Live Music Lunch
Every Sun @ 10:30AM—Morning Yoga
June 10 – September 2
Every Sunday @ 4pm – Summer Family Movie Series
40 College Avenue • TheYardRU.com

OTHER EVENTS

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

From Africa to the New World

June 16, 3pm

Master Drummer, Victor Marshall and his multi-percussion and dance ensemble will bring African rhythms to Life! As the ensemble presents an electrifying music and dance program which traces the
drumming traditions and ancient dance practices of West Africa.
FREE • East Brunswick Vo-Tech, 112 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ | for more information call 732-745-4489

New Brunswick CICLOVIA

New Brunswick CICLOVIA

Sun, June 9, 11am-4pm

Come Join us for a free, citywide initiative that closes the streets to cars and opens them to people— promotes healthy active living through experiencing New Brunswick’s vitality, livability, and diversity in a safe place for people to exercise and play.
NBActive.com

ART

ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM | RUTGERS

Art After Hours

July 10, 5pm-pm

Join us for curator-led tours, live music, and more! complimentary refreshments. FREE

Summer Art Camp

Weekly sessions from
June 25 through July 27

Visit current exhibitions through July 29. The Zimmerli is closed to the public during August while we install new fall exhibitions!
71 Hamilton St, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick, NJ •
ZimmerliMuseum.rutgers.edu

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