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Acclaimed Novelist Kicks Off 2017 Visiting Writers Series
Author Mitchell Jackson poses for a photo in front of a Visiting Writers Series banner.

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
A black and white photo of a hurricane-ravaged garage, covered with snow.

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
Comedian Michael Broussard performs on stage in the Student Life Center.

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
Students and faculty pose for a photo near a display of interior design treatments in the CVA Gallery.

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
A male student auditions on camera for MTVU on the Lincroft campus.

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
A guitarist plays on stage in front of a large crowd of spectators gathered on the Belmar beach at dusk.

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
Two costumed actors perform a scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream' on stage on the Lincroft campus' Great Lawn.

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
Audience members watch an outdoor performance of Shakespeare on the Great Lawn in Lincoft.

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 […]

Songwriters on the Beach Returns July 13
Musicians perform for a large audience seated on the Belmar Beach.

Brookdale Public Radio’s annual Songwriters on the Beach concert series will return to Belmar this summer with weekly performances by acts such as Sonny Landreth, Wesley Stace, Tommy Stinson, Ari Hest, Hamish Anderson and The Grip Weeds. The free, open-air concert series will run from July 13 through Aug. 31. Concerts are held every Thursday […]

Student Art Takes Center Stage in CVA Gallery
Terry Konn looks at paintings hung in the CVA Gallery.

Brookdale students, faculty, staff and community members poured into the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery on April 27 for a celebratory reception honoring an exhibition of student work and the publication of Collage 2017. The exhibition, running through May 3, featured original sculptures, drawings, paintings, jewelry, mixed media and other works of art created […]

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