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Spring Festival – Virginia A. Cory Community Garden

Located on Beechwood Avenue, between Brookwillow and Pinewood Avenues, in West Long Branch, the Garden comprises a group of people working to improve their community. To celebrate Earth Day and the beginning of the 2022 season, we’re hosting a Spring Festival featuring community-based vendors, activities, and live music! Admission for all interested guests is free.

Open Heart : M O V E M E N T Experience

Come join us in the Open Heart : M O V E M E N T experience! The session will begin with a guided meditation emerging in a sound bath of relaxation. Flowing into freely guided movement experiences, together we will integrate music and dance to collectively express. No experience necessary.

Facilitators:

Christine Elise [Vocal Guide/ Harp/ Singing Bowls]
Kuf Knotz [Electronic Production / Sound]
Karlee Bloom [Keyboard / Bass]

Instrumentation: Harp, Electronic Production, Keyboard, Singing Bowls, Keyboard/Bass, Various Percussion instruments

Approximate Schedule:
Arrival
Welcome (5 minutes)
Guided Meditation (15 minutes)
Guided Improvisation Movement Music Experience (60 minutes)
Cool Down (15 minutes)
Group Discussion Circle (25 minutes)
Leave

Classes held: Sundays May 22, July 24 & September 4

 

 

Open Heart : M O V E M E N T Experience

Come join us in the Open Heart : M O V E M E N T experience! The session will begin with a guided meditation emerging in a sound bath of relaxation. Flowing into freely guided movement experiences, together we will integrate music and dance to collectively express. No experience necessary.

Facilitators:

Christine Elise [Vocal Guide/ Harp/ Singing Bowls]
Kuf Knotz [Electronic Production / Sound]
Karlee Bloom [Keyboard / Bass]

Instrumentation: Harp, Electronic Production, Keyboard, Singing Bowls, Keyboard/Bass, Various Percussion instruments

Approximate Schedule:
Arrival
Welcome (5 minutes)
Guided Meditation (15 minutes)
Guided Improvisation Movement Music Experience (60 minutes)
Cool Down (15 minutes)
Group Discussion Circle (25 minutes)
Leave

Classes held: Sundays May 22, July 24 & September 4

 

 

Open Heart : M O V E M E N T Experience

Come join us in the Open Heart : M O V E M E N T experience! The session will begin with a guided meditation emerging in a sound bath of relaxation. Flowing into freely guided movement experiences, together we will integrate music and dance to collectively express. No experience necessary.

Facilitators:

Christine Elise [Vocal Guide/ Harp/ Singing Bowls]
Kuf Knotz [Electronic Production / Sound]
Karlee Bloom [Keyboard / Bass]

Instrumentation: Harp, Electronic Production, Keyboard, Singing Bowls, Keyboard/Bass, Various Percussion instruments

Approximate Schedule:
Arrival
Welcome (5 minutes)
Guided Meditation (15 minutes)
Guided Improvisation Movement Music Experience (60 minutes)
Cool Down (15 minutes)
Group Discussion Circle (25 minutes)
Leave

Classes held: Sundays May 22, July 24 & September 4

 

 

The Urbanization of Barnegat Bay

(Free, Registration Required)

Join us Earth Day, April 22, for a screening of Drift, a documentary exploring 50 years of growing pains on Barnegat Bay, followed by an expert panel discussion looking toward the future for the state’s largest body of water and its surrounding communities. The film was produced by the nonprofit Save Barnegat Bay and directed by Monmouth University Production Services Director Erin Fleming.

Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul

The iconic photographs of Larry Hulst capture the freewheeling energy of live music and the enduring visual spectacle of rock’s greatest performers. From Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix to David Bowie and Lauryn Hill, Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues and Soul brings together over 70 images of legendary musicians and singers across three genres and generations. The exhibition charts Hulst’s extraordinary path through the pulsing heart of the most exciting live music of the last century, showcasing a unique visual anthology of rock, blues, and soul music from 1970–1999. These images, which have been featured on album art and Rolling Stone spreads, convey Hulst’s lifelong passion for the magnetism, immediacy, and unpredictability of live music. With photos that also document the unforgettable voices of funk, punk, and beyond, Front Row Center grants viewers an all-access pass to some of the most memorable performances in popular music history.

GALLERY TALK:
June 2, 2022 at 5:30 PM| REGISTER HERE
Please join us for gallery talk by Dr. Ken Womack, who will give an in depth look at the iconic photographs of Larry Hulst in the exhibition Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul on display in Pollak Gallery. Professor of English and Popular Music at Monmouth University Dr. Ken Womack is an American writer, literary critic, public speaker, and music historian, particularly focusing on the cultural influence of the Beatles. He is the author of the bestselling Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles and John Lennon, 1980: The Last Days in the Life.

About Larry Hulst
Born in 1946 in San Diego, Larry Hulst is a longtime participant and chronicler of the concert scene. His collection of nearly three thousand black-and-white negatives has helped immortalize the live acts of influential musicians over five momentous decades of rock history. His photography career began in 1969, when the former Navy corpsman returned home to Sacramento after a tour of duty in Vietnam. Citing Jim Marshall, Ansel Adams, and Lynn Goldsmith among his influences,

Hulst is fueled both by his respect for his musical heroes and by his dedication to perfecting his photographic eye. The hallmark of Hulst’s work is his authentic ability to evoke the raw energy and emotion of the concert experience. The only prop he has ever needed was the stage. “I never wanted to go backstage,” Hulst states. “I want to be where the action is. After all, the ‘show’ is projected out onto the audience. I want to be in the audience.”

Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul is organized and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

Alumni Weekend 2022

Join Hawks of all class years for a weekend of reuniting, reminiscing and reliving

Climate Crisis: What Can We Do? An Earth Day Lecture

Join us for a very special Adult Education Series Earth Day lecture with Heide Estes introducing the topic of Climate Crisis: What Can We Do?

Climate crisis is real, and is constantly in the news, and triggers climate grief and climate anxiety. We need to take action, and fast … but how? We need change at all levels: individual, corporate, and governmental, and this lecture will provide strategies for how to engage in all three areas. You will learn about the importance of talking about climate with friends and family members, voting with climate change in mind, and disinvesting from fossil fuels — via your retirement fund, your workplace, anywhere you have influence. You will find out about ways you can change your diet, your home, and your transportation to lower your own carbon footprint, and provide an example to those people you’re talking with. You will learn about resources you can use to get educated, and to stay up to date with the latest developments. The important thing: do something, not nothing.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? – Register for Prof. Estes extended three-session Adult Education Course Climate Crisis: What Can We Do? for a deeper dive in to the topic. More here: www.monmouth.edu/mca/event/climate-crisis-what-can-we-do/