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Hundreds ‘Plug In’ to 2017 Brookdale Guitar Show
A man in a leather jacket and cowboy hat sits and plays a guitar in the BREC auditorium.

Following a one-year hiatus, the Brookdale Guitar Show returned in force to the Lincroft campus on April 30 with a full lineup of live music, expert workshops, rare instruments and exclusive deals for local music lovers. Despite missing out on last year’s show, which was preempted by a campus-wide renovation project, attendees said they were happy to see […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Language Creator Visits Brookdale
Students and a guest presenter stand together wearing blue Brookdale shirts in the Student Life Center.

When Dothraki warriors on HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” issue battle cries in their native tongue, or when Dark Elves threaten Norse gods in the Shiväisith language in Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” audiences may be surprised to know they are not speaking gibberish. They are speaking one of more than a dozen fully functioning “conlangs” […]

Brookdale Launches Ken Burns Film Series
Ken Burns sits on a bench.

In preparation for a rare appearance by iconic documentary filmmaker Ken Burns at Brookdale in October, college faculty, staff and students came together on March 23 to launch “America’s Stories: A Ken Burns Film Series.” The film series, which features film clips, expert analysis and discussion of some of Burns’ most acclaimed documentaries, will run throughout […]

Brookdale Hosts 50th Anniversary Talent Show
Two students wearing t-shirts that spell out the number "50" perform on stage in the Performing Arts Center.

Whether you’re into Sinatra or Shakespeare, poetry or broadway shows; whether you enjoy comedy skit shows, belly dancing, stop-motion animation or traditional Russian ballads, chances are you would have found something to love at Brookdale’s 50th Anniversary Talent Show. The program, hosted in the Performing Arts Center in Lincroft on March 23, shined a spotlight on some […]

Brookdale Arts Magazine Wins 2016 Gold Crown Award
A multi-colored circle containing the words "Collage Volume 46"

Collage, Brookdale’s long-running student arts magazine, has once again been named one of the top scholastic publications in the country. This month Collage 2016 was awarded the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) Gold Crown Award, given annually in recognition of outstanding achievement in a student publication. The honor, presented by an international student press association comprised of student journalists and […]

Award Winning Poets Kick Off 2017 Writers Series
A female poet reads from her work at a podium in the Student Life Center.

Acclaimed poets Janine Joseph and Matthew Olzmann came together on Feb. 20 to host a free reading of their work and talk with Brookdale students during the launch of this year’s Visiting Writers Series, running through April 17 on the Lincroft campus. Joseph, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and author of the acclaimed 2016 book Driving […]

Traveling Museum Visits Brookdale for Black History Month
A female student inspects a table of historic African American artifacts in the Student Life Center Lobby.

Brookdale students and employees came together to kick off Black History Month on Feb. 2 with the installation of a pop-up exhibit called “African American Inventors and Inventions Traveling Museum” in the Student Life Center (SLC). Dozens of students toured the exhibit during and after College Hour, exploring a wide range of artifacts, newspaper clippings, […]

Acclaimed Alumnus Opens CVA Gallery Exhibit
Brian Hanlon and supporters stand amidst larger than life bronze statues in the CVA Gallery.

Nationally recognized sculptor and two-time Brookdale alumnus Brian Hanlon returned to his alma mater on Jan. 26 to open a new exhibit of his work in the CVA Gallery. The exhibit, titled “Historic Pillars in Bronze,” features more than two dozen sculptures of local and national heroic figures, including famed baseball player Yogi Berra, civil […]

Students Draw From Experience During Visiting Artist Series

Brookdale students spent time with two accomplished professional artists this month during a series of workshops and guest lectures offered as part of the 2016 Visiting Artist Series. The initiative – sponsored by the Monmouth County Arts Council, the Brookdale Innovation Grant (BIG) program, and the Brookdale Art Department – featured free workshops and discussions led by jewelry and metal […]

ESL Students Put Artwork, Heritage on Display

A new exhibit in the Center for Visual Arts (CVA) Gallery shines a spotlight on the artistic talents and cultural heritage of students studying English as a Second Language (ESL) at Brookdale. Approximately 30 students contributed more than 100 pieces of original artwork, ancestral clothing and family heirlooms to the exhibit, which is on display through […]

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