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‘Jackass’ Star Brandon Novak Talks Addiction, Hope and Recovery

From the highest highs, including sponsorship deals, hit movies and a bestselling autobiography, to the lowest lows, including stints in prison, rehab, and homelessness on the streets of Baltimore, Brandon Novak has lived a life that defies easy description. Recruited in his early teens as the nation’s next top professional skateboarder – drawing praise from […]

Community Digs In to Second Annual Food Truck Fest

Despite rain and clouds hovering over the Lincroft campus, community members turned out in force on Oct. 14 for a day of live music, eclectic food and family fun on Oct. 14 during the second annual Spark Invitational Food Truck Festival. The event, hosted by Brookdale Public Radio, featured nearly a dozen of the area’s […]

Acclaimed Novelist Kicks Off 2017 Visiting Writers Series

Award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson joined a capacity crowd of students, employees and community members in Brookdale’s Student Life Center on Oct. 11 to kick off this semester’s Visiting Writers Series, running through Dec. 5 in Lincroft. Author of the internationally acclaimed debut novel The Residue Years and winner of the Whiting Award and the […]

Photography Exhibit to Mark Five-Year Sandy Anniversary

More than 60 photographs documenting the aftermath and recovery from Hurricane Sandy will go on display in Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery on Oct. 20 as part of a new exhibit titled “91 Days; Countless Nights.” The exhibit, featuring the work of Shark River Hills-based photographer Kevin R. Burkitt, includes dozens […]

Students Laugh at Lunch with Matthew Broussard

The Office of Student Life and Activities’ 2017-18 “Laugh at Lunch” series got off to an uproarious start on Sept. 28 when acclaimed comedian Matthew Broussard took the stage in the Warner Student Life Center. Broussard, a New Jersey native and former financial analyst who left the field to pursue a comedy career in L.A., pens the […]

Interior Design Students Featured in New CVA Exhibit

More than 80 pieces of design work from nearly 50 Brookdale interior design students are now on display in the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery as part of a new Student Achievement Showcase, open to the public through Oct. 12. The exhibit features a wide range of illustrations, computer-aided design (CAD) work, 3D renderings, floor […]

Brookdale Students Audition for MTVU

Dozens of students were given a rare chance at stardom on Sept. 12 as MTVU descended on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus in search of its next on-air VJ. For four hours, representatives from the college-focused cable network held open auditions in the Brookdale Visitors Lot, adjacent to the college’s annual Welcome Back BBQ. Aspiring stars were handed a microphone […]

Songwriters on the Beach Draws a Sea of Fans

Hundreds of local music fans flocked to the Belmar boardwalk on July 27 for the third installment of this year’s Songwriters on the Beach concert series, co-hosted by Brookdale Public Radio and the Monmouth County Association of Realtors. The free, open-air shows, held on the boardwalk between 5th and 6th avenues, will continue every Thursday […]

Hundreds Attend 16th Annual Summer Shakespeare Series

Arts fans, theater buffs, Shakespeare aficionados and community members of all ages came together on the Great Lawn of Brookdale’s Lincroft campus this month for the 16th annual Summer Shakespeare Ensemble. Despite occasional rain and thunderstorms, which impacted nearly half of the planned eight performances, the free, open-air series drew a total audience of nearly 500 between […]

Shakespeare on the Lawn Returns July 13

Brookdale Community College’s 16th annual “Shakespeare on the Lawn” series will kick off July 13 on the Great Lawn of the Lincroft campus, 765 Newman Springs Road. The free, open-air theater performances will be held Thursday through Sunday evenings from July 13 to July 23. Showtime is 7 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn […]

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