NJCU Announces May 2018 Arts Events



NJCU Announces May 2018 Arts Events

Jersey City, N.J. (April 20, 2018) – New Jersey City University (NJCU) Center for the Arts, the creative umbrella for the University’s performing, visual, film, and literary arts activities, announces its arts events and programs for May 2018.
A performance by The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet,with guest percussionist Hugo Alcazar from Peru (May 3), anchors a four-day Latin jazz festival for local students and bands. 

In NJCU’s galleries, 
_gaia, the Jersey City based artist collective, presents Wonder Woman 11, an all-female group show that speaks to our rapidly changing Earth (on view through May 9).
The NJCU Center for the Arts presents its final arts organization capacity-building workshop this spring: The Art of Board Development (May 16), with panelists Samuel Pott (Director, Nimbus Dance Works), Jeff Rosenstock (Executive Director, Kupferberg Center for the Arts), and SheilaLewandowski (Executive Director, The Chocolate Factory), moderated by Maureen Goletz.
For the complete Spring 2018 Calendar of Events for NJCU performing, visual, and literary arts, visitwww.njcu.edu/artsFor additional information call 201-200-3426.
Many of NJCU’s performances and events in May are free, and reservations may be made in advance online. For group sales and reservations, please contact the box office directly: [email protected].



The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet
Featuring Hugo Alcazar, drums
Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre
$15 general / $5 students and seniors
“A highly sympatico blend of North American improv and South American beats.” 
—The Wall Street Journal

The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, led by NJCU’s Jazz Studies Director Gabriel Alegria, has won audiences across the globe with its infectious rhythms and original compositions. An evening of irrepressible Latin jazz music, with guest percussion master Hugo Alcazar.

NJCU Spring Choral Concert: Music from the Movies

Dr. Robert Prowse, director
Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre
Free with RSVP
The NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers present favorite songs and music from the movies.


The Art of Board Development

Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
NJCU School of Business, 200 Hudson St, Room 232
Free with RSVP

A supportive board of directors is behind almost every successful non-profit. Building a board and keeping them engaged and on track is work – but well worth the effort! This panel will provide insights from non-profit arts administrators of failures and successes towards “getting the board onboard.” With panelists Samuel Pott (Director, Nimbus Dance Works), Jeff Rosenstock (Executive Director, Kupferberg Center for the Arts), and Sheila Lewandowski (Executive Director, The Chocolate Factory), moderated by Maureen Goletz.
This workshop is part of NJCU’s commitment to building the capacity of local arts organizations and supporting dialogues to shape the cultural landscape in Jersey City.


Wonder Women 11: Eye of the Storm
On view thru May 9
Harold B. Lemmerman GalleryHepburn Hall
Gallery hours: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Organized by _gaia, the Jersey City-based artist collective, and curated by Doris Cacoilo and Eileen Ferara, Wonder Women 11 urgently speaks to our changing Earth: drastic shifts in temperature, disappearing islands, glacial melt, huge super storms, fires, and flooding. Voicing concern and a call for action, this all-female group of artists uses various media and processes to explore the science, story, and future of environmental policy and life on the planet. 


Media Arts Department Showcase

Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.
The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
54 Journal Square, Jersey City

$4 suggested admission

The Media Arts Department presents its annual awards and showcase of student films, video, and digital media.
Photo: The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet