What’s Happening around Rutgers – September 2019

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores how modern art was influenced by advances in science, from Einstein’s theory of relativity to newly powerful microscopic and telescopic lenses. A first-of-its-kind touring exhibition, Dimensionism is organized by the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College and opened at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

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Savage Feast book
Writers House: “Savage Feast” with Boris Fishman

Thursday, September 12 | 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
Rutgers–Camden Writers House

Boris Fishman was born in Minsk, Belarus, and immigrated with his family to New York in 1988, at nine. He is the author of the novel A Replacement Life, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year that also won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal, and Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo, also a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His new book is Savage Feast, a nonfiction family history told through recipes. He lives in New York City and teaches creative writing at Princeton University.

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Gardens Party
Rutgers Gardens party

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick

At this year’s Gardens Party, we will celebrate the opening of Cook’s Market. Our weekly farm market, now housed in its permanent green-roof structure, features vendors of local and Jersey-fresh products, many of whom will be featured at the party.

At the event, Dr. Dennis Werner will be presented with the 2019 Hamilton Award. Dr. Werner is a fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science, and was recently named the Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor by North Carolina State University.

We will be joined by chef, grocer, and television personality “Produce Pete” Napolitano, for a book signing, who is well known across the state for his weekly fruit and vegetable segments on NBC affiliates in the greater New York and Philadelphia areas.

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Porch fest
The Newark Porch Fest in Forest Hill

Saturday, September 28 | 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Forest Hill, Newark

This inaugural celebration of community arts will take place in Newark’s Forest Hill historic district. Organized by the Forest Hill Community Association, our FREE family-friendly event will have amateur and professional artists (both performing and visual) volunteering to showcase their talents. Residents from Forest Hill will make their porches available to serve as community stages to accommodate the artists. Attendees will be invited to visit stages across the neighborhood to enjoy a full afternoon of entertainment, food, and fun. Visit us at Facebook: Newark Porchfest or Instagram: @newarkporchfest for updates and information.

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Matt Badessa