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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 […]

Brookdale Students Join Effort to Preserve, Restore Fort Hancock
Five students and professor Celeste Chiricello wear hard hats and stand in front of an old building at Fort Hancock.

Brookdale interior design students and faculty have partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to help reimagine one of the Jersey Shore’s most iconic historical landmarks. Over the last five months, ten students worked with professor Celeste Chirichello, instructor Erica Tufaro and NPS officials to create comprehensive redevelopment proposals for three buildings at Fort Hancock, the decommissioned military […]

Brookdale Scholarship Ball Raises Record $124,000
A group of honorees and Brookdale Foundation supporters stand together in the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club ballroom.

More than 260 community members helped celebrate Brookdale Community College’s 50th anniversary and raise a record amount for local students during the Brookdale Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Ball, held June 9 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. The event, which featured dinner, dancing, live entertainment and more than 100 prize auctions, raised $124,162 […]

Twenty-Four Graduate from College Readiness Program
A group of students and Brookdale employees stand together in the Freehold Campus community room.

Two dozen local high students received some well deserved recognition on May 23 after completing the second annual College Readiness Program, a comprehensive academic enrichment initiative cohosted by Brookdale and the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). Throughout the last school year, the students worked with faculty and staff from the college and their high schools […]

Early College Programs Launched in Middletown, Wall, Keyport
Representatives from the Middletown School District sign off on a new early college high school program in the Wall West building.

Public school officials from Middletown, Wall and Keyport joined representatives from Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on May 23 to officially announce new early-college high school programs set to launch in each district this fall. The programs will allow eligible students in each district to earn a Brookdale associate […]

Ken Burns Film Series Continues at Brookdale
Tom Cioppa speaks in front of a digital screen in a MAN classroom building.

In anticipation of an upcoming appearance by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, professors Bernard Olsen and Thomas Cioppa hosted a Q&A and film discussion of the director’s work on April. 27 in the MAN building. History professor Bernard Olsen presented Ken Burn’s “The Civil War,” an award-winning 1990 miniseries about the American Civil War. As a credentialed expert […]

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 […]

‘Empty Bowls’ Raises Nearly $1,700 for Food Pantries
Employees ladle soup into cups in the Jersey Blues Dining Room.

Brookdale employees, students and partners and volunteers came together to support community members in need on April 20 during the college’s 2017 Empty Bowls program, hosted by the Brookdale Employee Volunteer Connection (EVC). The program, which offers bowls of freshly prepared soup, dessert, custom designed ceramic bowls and raffle prizes to members of the Brookdale community […]

Brookdale Hosts Multi-Faith Dialogue on ‘The Golden Rule’
Six religious and nonprofit leaders stand together behind a table and a banner reading 'Peace Building Through Interfaith Dialogue" in the Student Life Center.

Dozens of local religious leaders, advocates and community members came together in a spirit of commonality and mutual respect on April 20 for the first ever “Multi-Faith Dialogue” program, hosted in Brookdale’s Student Life Center in Lincroft. The program, titled “The Golden Rule,” featured an overview of five different faith traditions and their approach to […]

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