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Art Adventures

(7-10 and 11-14 year olds; space is limited to 16 students per class)

Tuesdays / 4:15 to 5:45pm
Fall 2018 session: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 20; November 13, 27; December 4 (SNOW DATE December 11)
(Zimmerli member registration opens Monday, August 27; public registration opens Monday, September 3)


Fee: $75 Zimmerli Members at family level and above / $85 MGSA Extension Division Members / $100 Nonmembers

Register online, or by printing and either emailing (education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu) or faxing (732.932.8201) the downloadable enrollment form for Fall 2018.

Children unlock the secrets of artistic expression when they participate in the Zimmerli’s popular Art Adventures (previously known as Drawing Club), which takes place for eight weeks on Tuesdays after school in the fall and spring. Aspiring artists explore a variety of art-making methods while drawing inspiration from works in the Zimmerli’s collection. Art Adventures is led by practicing artists and MFA candidates from Mason Gross School of the Arts. 

Further questions? Contact the education department at 848.932.6175 or education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu.

Art Together (former Passport to Art)

Sundays / 1 to 3pm

October 7November 4December 2January 6February 3March 3, and April 7


Explore the wonderful world of art on select Sundays throughout the year. Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians work side-by-side on arts and crafts projects. Each session includes a brief, instructor-led tour through one of our galleries. The interactive workshops, led by Mason Gross MFA students and teaching artists, allow families quality time to be creative together. This is a FREE, drop in program. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

October 2018
Fall is busting out all over:
Oktoberfest, Corazon Festival, Ciclovia return!
New Brunswick Oktoberfest is back on October 13. Join in the fall celebration of music, food, and community in New Brunswick City Center. Enjoy local and traditional foods, kids activities, craft brews, and entertainment, including traditional German music.
Return to City Center the next day to work off your calories at New Brunswick Ciclovia October 14. Enjoy car free streets, fitness classes, and performances. There is no beginning and no end--join in anywhere along the route from College Avenue to Jersey Avenue.
When its time to take a break, stop by the 4th Annual Corazon Latino Festival at Joyce Kilmer Park to immerse yourself in Latino culture. Enjoy live music, dance performances, face painting, caricatures, and more. Welcome to the Fiesta!
Rutgers Theater Company presents two shows this month, Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill October 5-7 and 10-12 at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater; andTen Blocks on the Camino Real by Tennessee Williams October 26-28 and October 31-November 1 at the Philip J. Levin Theater.
ReThink Theatrical presents Robin Hood + Sherwood Festival at the Rutgers Gardens October 5-7, a family friendly adventure of an original retelling of the classic folk tale. The festival will bring games and activities and local food and drink vendors. Free admission, donation suggested.
Free weekend concerts return to the Zimmerli Art Museum with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon Series October 7, and Music at the Museum, featuring Mason Gross Extension Division faculty members, October 21.
The October lineup at the State Theatre New Jersey includes: Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games October 9; The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! October 21; and the annual Halloween favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show October 26.
George Street Playhouse opens their season with The Trial of Donna Caine, a riveting courtroom drama based on actual events and penned by the former editor-in-chief ofParade Magazine. Performances run October 16-November 11.
Enjoy a FREE concert featuring Mandy Harvey, award-winning singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker from America's Got Talent, October 22 at the State Theatre New Jersey.
The 14th Annual Hub City Jazz Festival returns October 25-28 bringing four days of cool jazz and soul to venues throughout the city, with the main event featuring contemporary jazz stars and the Rising Star Showcase.
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra performs a variety of pieces including Sara Kirkland Snider's Something for the Dark October 27 at Nicholas Music Center.
Commemorate the Morgan Explosion Centennial, a New Jersey chain reaction accident that left hundreds dead and buildings destroyed, with author Randall Gabrielan October 4 at the Rutgers Visitor Center.
Why wait to see Venom at other theaters when you can catch the early screening at Rutgers Cinema October 4, with discounted tickets and free parking.
Learn practical information from animal experts about the best way to keep your pet happy and healthy October 13 at Rutgers Pet Care School for animal lovers.
The New Brunswick Music Scene Archive presents The Front Man, a documentary film screening and Q&A, October 25 at Rutgers' Alexander Library.
The New Jersey Film Festival fall 2018 schedule features 23 film premiere screenings, including JFK The Last Speech, through October 26 at Rutgers University.
Revolution Along the Raritan Encampment returns to East Jersey Old Town Village at Johnson Park October 27-28. Experience camp life, wooden musket drills, blacksmithing, open pit cooking, and more.
Get a behind-the-scenes look into Mason Gross School of the Arts student artists as they welcome visitors into their studios in the Civic Square Building and Livingston Arts Building October 27.
Visit The Twenty Most Important Scientific Questions of the 21st Century exhibit, sponsored by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, at the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries through December 4.
The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival runs from October 30 through November 11 and features a diverse array of dramatic and documentary films from around the world. Tickets go on sale October 4.
Take a step back in time to discover the different types of dinosaurs and other creatures that once inhabited the Earth duringFossils and Dinosaurs Late Night at the Rutgers Geology Museum October 3, with demonstrations, and arts and crafts. Free.
Get creative at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Registration is open for fall sessions of Art Adventures for ages 7-10 and 11-14. Plus, the free, drop-in family program Art Togetherreturns October 7.
Travel back in time for Halloween on the Hill at the Cornelius Low House in PiscatawayOctober 27, with a family friendly Victorian Magic-Lantern Show, children's crafts, and Neill Hartley of the American Historical Theatre in Ichabod Crane: Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
New Brunswick Free Public Library presents Spooky Story Fest October 30 for children in grades K-4. This annual celebration is filled with eerie tales, ghostly snacks, and creepy crafts. Wear your costume and join the haunted house. Registration required.
Know teens interested in studying music in college? Have them take a Music Theoryclass at Mason Gross Extension Division beginning October 13.
Observe the night sky through a 20-inch optical telescope at the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory on select Thursdays of every month, weather permitting. This month's dates are October 11, 18, and 25.
Visit the Rutgers Gardens for a variety of classes and special events, including: Oh My Gourd Cooking Class with Due Mari October 4; En Plein Air-Creating Art in the GardensOctober 13; annual Fall Festival October 14; and annual Tartufesta Dinner with Due Mari October 19.
Rutgers Homecoming Weekend returns to the banks October 18-20 with activities for everyone! Watch as student groups travel down College Avenue at the 11th Annual Charity Bed Races October 18, benefiting New Brunswick Public Schools. And October 20, cheer on Scarlet Knights football as they take on the Northwestern Wildcats.
Did you know that Rutgers Athletics offers Scarlet Knight fans the opportunity to attend more than 100 NCAA regular season contests during the 2018-19 season completely free of charge through the R Dollar, Your Game program? Sign up for the weekly events calendar.
Parents and families of Rutgers students will be back on the banks October 5-7 to participate in a wide variety of activities with their students, including the Rutgers football game against Illinois, tailgate party, and more.
The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Middlesex County present theAnnual State of the County Address by Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios October 9 at The Heldrich Hotel.
Free events at The Yard on College Avenue this month include: Rutgers vs. Maryland Gamewatch October 13; Scary Movie Week October 24-31; and Kids Halloween Movie Night October 29.
New Brunswick Tomorrow presents the 7th Annual A Night of Comedy FundraiserOctober 24 at The Stress Factory. Performers include Joe Matarese from American's Got Talent, Missy Hall, and Joan Weisblatt. A buffet dinner is included in the ticket price.
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