February 16, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is continuing with the Cultural Affairs programming it began last fall, offering a series of special events, all of which are open to the community at no charge. The events are scheduled to take place on Journal
Square (Jersey City) and North Hudson (Union City) campuses. Included are art, special events marking the community’s diversity, film screenings, lectures, and book club meetings; there are also day/cultural trips offered at reduced prices.
Spring 2016 Exhibits at the College’s Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
include the following exhibits (the Gallery is located on the top floor of the HCCC Library at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to
• “Contemporary Hudson County,” now through March 8, includes the works of several Hudson County artists, some of whom are members of the HCCC faculty and staff. In addition to reflecting the diverse lives and concerns of the people of Hudson County, the exhibit also addresses the changing identity of Hudson County, and its status as a growing center for the arts and creative endeavors.
• “After Stonewall: An Exhilarating Time in Black and White,” presented by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and curated by Hunter O’Hanian. Drawing from the deep artistic archives of the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the exhibit probes the narrative from the Stonewall Riots in New York in 1969 to the onset of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s via black-and-white photos from the period. The exhibit will run in conjunction with LGBT History Month, from March 17 through May 1.
• “Unframed: An Exhibition of Visual Arts by HCCC Students, Faculty, and Alumni,” will be presented by the HCCC Studio Art Program. The exhibit provides viewers with the opportunity to draw connections between works that are diverse in concept and medium, and that are produced by artists at various stages of their careers. May 8 through June 10.
The Hudson County Community College Library Series:
• The HCCC Library
Book Club – Spring 2016 Season. Each session is limited to 10 registered participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who wish to participate are asked to stop by the Library to register and secure a copy of the book. Journal Square Campus sessions will be held at the HCCC Library Makerspace, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City; North Hudson Campus sessions will be held in the HCCC North Hudson Library, 4800 Kennedy
Blvd. in Union City.
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Feb. 23, 2:00 p.m., Journal Square Campus.
– The Secret History of Wonder Woman
by Jill Lepore, March 31 11:00 a.m., Journal Square and North Hudson Campuses.
by Daryl Gregory, April 26, 11:00 a.m., Journal Square and North Hudson Campuses.
Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts
by Brooks Headley, May 18, 2:00 p.m., Journal Square Campus
• “Notorious!” HCCC Literary Salon Women’s History Month Celebration, held in collaboration with HCCC Student Activities. Professor Dorothy Anderson will acquaint attendees with some of the most notorious women in all of history! March 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Café, 71 Sip Avenue, Jersey City.
• New Jersey Makers’ Day Celebration on March 19, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the HCCC Library Makerspace, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City. Bring the kids and the family - all supplies and equipment will be provided by the College.
• The Author Reads: Russian Tattoo: A Memoir, April 6, 3:00 p.m. at HCCC North Hudson Library, 4800 Kennedy Blvd. in Union City. Best selling author – and HCCC ESL professor – Dr. Elena Gorokhova reads selections from her book, which has earned acclaim from The New York Times.
• Makerspace: Make Your Own Poem, April 28, 12 noon, HCCC Library Makerspace, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City. Celebrate National Poetry Month with us. This event is in collaboration with the Writing Center.
HCCC Film Forum:
director Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed 2014 film chronicles the campaign of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his followers to secure equal voting rights and the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. February 16, 3:00 p.m. at 25 Pathside on the Journal Square Campus and February 17, 3:00 p.m. at North Hudson Campus.
, the fourth and final film in the series, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” on Monday, February 29, 3 p.m. at the HCCC Library, 71 Sip Avenue, Jersey City. A discussion of the film led by Grace Patterson, the former Director of the College’s Library, will accompany the screening.
, the 2015 film starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham
Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, and Meryl Streep, follows the foot soldiers of the
early 20th century women’s rights movement in Great Britain. March
15, 3:00 p.m. at North Hudson Campus; March 16, 3:00 p.m. at 25 Pathside on the
Journal Square Campus.
• PRIDE Film Screening: The Danish Girl. The 2015 film –
which tells the remarkable love story of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener,
and Lili’s journey as a transgender pioneer – features Academy Award nominated
performances by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. April 13, 3:00 p.m. at
North Hudson Campus; April 14, 3:00 p.m. at 25 Pathside on the Journal Square
HCCC Performing Arts Series:
• Coffeehouse featuring Asia Project, the aspiring novelist/astronaut/painter/brain surgeon/ninja and cancer survivor whose spoken-word program has captivated audiences throughout the U.S. February 23, 4:00 p.m., at the HCCC Library, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City.
• Coffeehouse featuring Levi Stephens, who seamlessly combines R&B with soul, rock, gospel and more. March 10, 4:00 p.m., at the HCCC Library, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City.
• The Filharmonic, the Los Angeles-based band’s melodic vocal style exemplifies an urban hip-hop sound with 90’s nostalgia. March 15, 4:00 p.m., at the HCCC Library, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City.
• The Meeting, a play by Jeff Stetson, centers around the imaginary 1965 meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in a Harlem hotel. The play was televised in 1989 on the PBS series, American Playhouse. March 31, 6:00 p.m., HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station.
• Coffeehouse featuring Rachel Brown,
the award-winning acoustic performer with the distinctive voice who blends several genres of music. April 19, 4:00 p.m., at the HCCC Library, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City.
• HCCC Theatre Festival, an exciting end-of-semester celebration of work by the College’s Theatre Arts students. May 13, 6:00 p.m. at 25 Pathside on the Journal Square Campus.
Reduced-price Day Trips and Cultural Events:
Those interested are advised to register early. Tickets are sold on a first come-first served basis. Prices are subject to change. There are no refunds available. Visit www.hccc.edu/tickets or phone (201) 360-4195 for registration and full details.
• RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
- NJPAC, Feb. 25, 8:00 p.m. Students: $15; Faculty/Staff/Community: $40.
• Cinderella performed by The Russian National Ballet, NJPAC, March 10, 8:00 p.m. Students: $15; Faculty/Staff/Community: $40.
• Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Barclays Center, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Students: $20; Faculty/Staff/Community: $45.
• The Waitress
, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, March 30, 7:00 p.m. Students: $20; Faculty/Staff/Community: $57.
• Finding Neverland
, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, April 5, 7:00 p.m. Students: $19; Faculty/Staff/Community: $38.
• Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards, Barclays Center, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Students: $20; Faculty/Staff/Community: $45.
• School of Rock
, Winter Garden Theatre, April 20, 7:00 p.m. Students: $20; Faculty/Staff/Community: $43.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Cultural Affairs Director Michelle Vitale at
or (201) 360-4176.