Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts

The NJCU Center for the Arts brings the University's cultural offerings
together under one creative umbrella.

With New York City just across the river, the NJCU Center for the Arts is a cultural hub of North Jersey, hosting guest artists and speakers in the performing, visual, film, and literary arts, alongside student presentations. We look forward to seeing you at events on campus and in the community.



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Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer

Bridgman|Packer Dance
& Video Playground
Sunday, October 7
Truck performances: 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. (NJCU Campus Quad)
Video Playground: 1:15 - 4:00 p.m. (Margaret Williams Theatre)

RSVP for FREE priority seating for performances

Bridgman|Packer Dance blurs "the boundary between reality and imagination," raves the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In Truck, collaborative duo Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer integrate live performance and video to transform an ordinary, 17-foot box truck into a magical world of possibilities. Before or after a performance, step into the Video Playground, an inventive interactive installation, to participate in creating video magic.

"Their fabulous new wordless dramas...bridge time, space, and passion, showing us past and present simultaneously...startling, time-based visual art." - The Village Voice

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Next to Normal
Friday – Saturday, October 19, 20, 26, and 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 21 and 28, at 3:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre

$15 general / $5 students and seniors

This contemporary musical – winner of three Tony Awards and a 2010 Pulitzer Prize – explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. With provocative lyrics and electrifying original songs, Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of this struggling American family, presenting their story with love, sympathy, and heart. Directed by Marc G. Dalio and performed by NJCU musical theatre students

Next to Normal is intended for mature audiences. 


Charlotte Blake Alston

Schooltime Performance: Charlotte Blake Alston
Tuesday, November 27, at 10:30 a.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Enjoy a morning of storytelling and song with Charlotte Blake Alston, an internationally recognized artist who breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions. Her solo performances are enhanced with traditional instruments such as djembe, mbira, shekere and the 21-stringed kora. A featured artist on Carnegie Hall's Family Concert Series since 1996, Charlotte is a recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Award, the highest award from the National Association of Black Storytellers.

This program is created for students in grades K-5, and story lovers of all ages.



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Margaret Williams Theatre
Hepburn Hall

West Side Theatre
285 West Side Avenue

Ingalls Recital Hall
Rossey Hall, Room 101

Gothic Lounge
Hepburn Hall, Room 202

Visual Arts Gallery
Visual Arts Building
100 Culver Avenue, ground level

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Hepburn Hall, Room 323

School of Business
200 Hudson Street
Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City


Tickets may be purchased in advance online or in person at the box office, which opens one hour prior to performances.

For group sales and reservations, please contact the Box Office directly: 201-200-2429.

For disability-related accommodations, please contact the Box Office two weeks in advance of the performance.