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    Hudson County Community College Cultural Affairs

    The mission of the Hudson County Community College Department of Cultural Affairs is to provide supplementary programs to stimulate awareness of the arts and foster creativity. We strive to complement the efforts of HCCC with cultural events, community programs, and educational initiatives. Our goal is to transcend the understanding of visual and performing arts by closing the distance between the experience of art and everyday life in the community we serve.

    In 2015, the College’s President, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, established a Cultural Affairs Task Force comprising involved members of the community, as well as HCCC Trustees, Foundation Board Directors, educators and scholars. The result is a full calendar of events for Spring 2017, most of which are free of cost, and are being held on the College’s Journal Square and North Hudson campuses. Please see below or CLICK HERE to view this season's offerings.

    For information or questions on the HCCC Cultural Affairs Spring 2017 Calendar, please do not hesitate to contact us at gallery@hccc.edu.

  • Spring 2017 Calendar

    JANUARY

    21 Textuate: Meg Klim
    Library, Journal Square and North Hudson Campus,
    January 21 – March 17, FREE
    23 Hip-Hop Utopia: Culture & Community
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery,
    January 23 – February 21, FREE
    27 Friday FREE Draw in the Gallery
    Dineen Hull Gallery hosts a drawing session open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery and on roof terrace (weather permitting). 
    Materials will be provided. FREE to the public.
    Register in-person at Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery.
    31 Hip-Hop Utopia Opening Reception
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery Atrium,
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m., FREE
     

    FEBRUARY

    3 Friday FREE Draw in the Gallery
    Dineen Hull Gallery hosts a drawing session open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery and on roof terrace (weather permitting).
    Materials will be provided. FREE to the public.
    Register in-person at Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery.
    7 Turntable Tuesday: In Memory of  J Dilla
    DJ spins. Free listening.
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m., FREE
    8 Artist Talk: Utopia Or Bust
    Artists and community members discuss influences of hip-hop in the Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery.
    12 p.m. to 2 p.m., FREE
    15  Sojourner Speaks
    HCCC Professor Dorothy Anderson performs Sojourner Truth’s (A.K.A. Isabella Baumfree) famous speech Ain’t I a Woman? 
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m., FREE
    21  Turntable Tuesday: Hip-Hop Love
    DJ spins. Free Listening.
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m., FREE
     

    MARCH

    Quantum Overdrive!
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery,
    March 3 – April 19, FREE
    A World Where We Belong
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    March 3 – April 19, FREE
    Quantum Overdrive! Panel Discussion & Reception
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery & Atrium
    12 p.m. to 4 p.m., FREE
    Everything Ballroom: Performance by The Union City High School Ballroom and Latin Dance Team
    Multi-Purpose Room, North Hudson Campus
    5 p.m. to 6 p.m., FREE
    For more information and to make a reservation visit: http://www.hccc.edu/tickets
    16  Everything Ballroom: Classroom Basics I
    Multi-Purpose Room, North Hudson Campus
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m., FREE
    For more information and to make a reservation visit: http://www.hccc.edu/tickets
    28  Georgia Brooks LGBTQIA Film Screening & A World Where We Belong Reception
    Curator Talk: Jacques Mitchell, Arthur Bruso and Raymond E. Mingst
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery Atrium
    7 p.m. to 9 p.m., FREE
    For more information and to make a reservation visit: http://www.hccc.edu/tickets
    30  HCCC Lecture Series: Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell
    Culinary Conference Center, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., FREE
    For more information and to make a reservation visit: http://www.hccc.edu/tickets
     

    APRIL

    Textuate: Christine Vidal DaCruz
    Library, Journal Square Campus & North Hudson Campus
    April 6 – June 1, FREE
    Friday FREE Draw in the Gallery
    Dineen Hull Gallery hosts a drawing session open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Gallery and on roof terrace (weather permitting).
    Materials will be provided. Open and FREE to the public. 
    Register in-person at the Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery.
    13  Everything Ballroom: Classroom Basics II
    North Hudson Campus, Multi-Purpose Room,
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m., FREE
    For more information and to make a reservation visit: http://www.hccc.edu/tickets
    19  Artist Professional Development Workshop & Social Networking Event
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery & Atrium, Journal Square Campus
    12 p.m. to 3 p.m., FREE
    For more information and to make a reservation visit: http://www.hccc.edu/tickets
    27  Everything Ballroom: Bring Your Child to Work Day 
    Join us for some CHA CHA CHA!
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, North Hudson Campus,
    3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Dineen Hull Atrium, FREE
    For more information and to make a reservation visit: http://www.hccc.edu/tickets
     

    MAY

    Everything Ballroom: Performance by Havana Dance Center
    Multi-Purpose Room, North Hudson Campus
    5 p.m. to 6 p.m., FREE
    HCCC Lecture Series: Catherine Walker
    Broadway from My Bedroom: You Have to Start Somewhere
    Scott Ring Room, Culinary Conference Center
    12 p.m. to 3 p.m., FREE
    For more information and to make a reservation visit: http://www.hccc.edu/tickets
    HCCC Art Department Review
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery,
    May 3 – June 1, FREE
    Curator Talk: Fred Fleisher
    Fleisher shares his semester curating at the Benjamin J. Dineen III & Dennis C. Hull Gallery,
    12 p.m. to 2 p.m., FREE
    Angela Cares & HCCC Present Senior Prom 2017
    Open to senior citizens of Hudson County.
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery & Atrium
    6 p.m. to 10 p.m., FREE
    For more information and to make a reservation visit: http://www.hccc.edu/tickets
    12  2017 Spring Theatre Festival
    6 p.m., Location to be announced.
    For more information, contact: jgallo@hccc.edu
     

    JUNE

    HCCC Art Department Review Closing Reception
    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery & Atrium,
    3 p.m. to 5 p.m., FREE
       

     

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