January 10, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson
County Community College (HCCC) has planned an enjoyable, educational and
entertaining series of special events for the first half of 2017. The events, which include art exhibitions,
music, dance and theatrical presentations, film screenings, lectures, a book
club, dance classes, and more, will take place at the College’s Journal Square and
North Hudson Campuses.
A sampling of the events is listed below; complete
details are available at http://www.hccc.edu/uploadedFiles/Pages/Explore_HCCC/Cultural_Affairs/cultural-affairs-events-summary-spring-2017.pdf.
Reservations and tickets are required for some events and are available at www.hccc.edu/tickets.
the HCCC Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery (71 Sip Ave. in Jersey City) –
Utopia: Culture + Community Exhibition, January 23 - February 21, curated
by Michelle Vitale and Fred Fleisher and featuring the hip-hop inspired works
of Animal, Chilltown Collective, Yishai Minkin and Raphael Gonzalez. There will
also be: a contest to win a bicycle from Grove Street Bicycles; an Artist Talk: Utopia or Bust on February
8 at noon; and Turntable Tuesdays, a two-part listening session featuring local
DJ’s spinning in the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. February 7and 21.
FREE Draws in the Gallery, January 27, February 3 and April 7, 12 to 4
p.m. Open drawing sessions in the Gallery and – weather permitting – the
adjoining roof terrace, with materials provided.
• Sojourner Speaks Performance
, February 15, 6
to 8 p.m., with HCCC Professor Dorothy Anderson giving life to Sojourner
Truth’s famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech.
3 - April 19, curated by Fred Fleisher, with a dynamic show of works displaying
contradictions and unique approaches by artists Jude Broughan, Marguerite Day,
Ketta Loannidou, Joanne Leah, Tricia McLaughlin, Helen O’Leary, Rachel
Phillips, Laurie Riccadonna, Adie Russell, Savannah Spirit, Woolpunk, and
World Where We Belong Exhibition,March
3 - April 19, curated by Arthur Bruso and Raymond Mingst, and inspired by Georgia
Brooks who passed away in 2013. Ms.
Brooks was a long time employee of the College and an active advisor for HCCC
Gay–Straight Alliance. In the exhibit, Hudson regional artists, writers and musicians
explore LGBTQIA identity themes.
• Tom in America, Film Screening and
,March 28, 7 to 9 p.m., a curators’
talk with Jacques Mitchell, Arthur Bruso and Raymond Mingst, held in connection
with the HCCC Georgia Brooks LGBTQIA exhibition, A World Where We Belong.
• Artist Professional Development Workshop &
Social Networking Event
, April 19, 12 to 3 p.m.
• HCCC Art Department Review
, May 3 - June 1, curated by Fred
Fleisher, is a biannual event that celebrates the artistic talents of the
professional artists and students from the HCCC visual and computer arts
• Curator Talk: Fred Fleisher
, May 3, 12 to 2
p.m. Mr. Fleisher curated many of this season’s exhibitions and is an adjunct
professor at HCCC.
• Senior Prom 2017
by Angela Cares and Hudson County Community College
May 6, 6 to 10 p.m.
Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight, founder and CEO of Angela Cares,
partners with the College to provide the senior citizens of Hudson County with
an evening of dance and refreshments.
At the HCCC
Library (71 Sip Ave. in Jersey City) –
• Textuate: Meg Klim
, January 21 - March 17.
• HCCC Library Book Club,
from 1:30 - 3:00
p.m. February 28 - The Devil is a Part
Timer, Vol. 1 by Satoshi Wagahara; March 29 - The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel; April 25 - You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe
• Textuate: Christine Vidal DaCruz
, April 6 - June 1.
the HCCC Culinary Conference Center (161 Newkirk St. in Jersey City) –
• An Afternoon with Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell –
HCCC Lecture Series, March 30, 12 to 2
p.m. The Food Network star shares the secrets to her success as a cook and a
• An Afternoon with Catherine Walker – Broadway from
My Bedroom: You Have to Start Somewhere
Performance and Lecture,
May 2, 12 to 3 p.m., features the star of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
and numerous hit productions.
North Hudson Campus, (4800 Kennedy Blvd. in Union City) –
Havana Dance Center Instructor Oscar Sanchez
will present live performances and ballroom basics instruction.
• Everything Ballroom
Performance by the
Union City High School Ballroom and Latin Dance Team
, March 6, 5 p.m.
• Everything Ballroom: Classroom Basics I
, March 16, 4 p.m.
• Everything Ballroom: Classroom Basics II
, April 13, 4 p.m.
• Everything Ballroom: Bring Your Child to Work Day
, April 27, 11
a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 5 p.m. (71 Sip
Ave. in Jersey City).
• Everything Ballroom:
May 1, 5 p.m.
• HCCC Library Book Club,
from 1:30 - 3:00
p.m. March 29 - The Veins of the Ocean
by Patricia Engel; April 25, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari.
There are also specially priced community
trips to Broadway theater offerings, including Stomp, Aladdin on Broadway, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, Kinky
Boots, and A Bronx Tale. Dates,
ticket costs and details are available at http://www.hccc.edu/uploadedFiles/Pages/Explore_HCCC/Cultural_Affairs/cultural-affairs-events-summary-spring-2017.pdf.