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Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers Is Certified Sensory Inclusive

KultureCity has partnered with the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University to make all of the programs and events that the museum organizes to be sensory inclusive. This new initiative promotes an accommodating and positive experience for all guests with a sensory issue who visit the Zimmerli. The certification process, coordinated by curator of education Amanda Potter, entailed the staff at the Zimmerli being trained by leading medical professionals on how to recognize those visitors with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. Sensory bags, equipped with noise canceling headphones (provided by Puro Sound Labs), fidget tools, verbal cue cards (produced in conjunction with Boardmaker), and weighted lap pads also are available to all guests at the Zimmerli who may feel overwhelmed by the environment. Sensory sensitivities or challenges with sensory regulation are often experienced by individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD, and other similar conditions. READ MORE

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Give a Gift of Love in Motion – Gift Certificate for Princeton Ballet School Classes

Princeton
Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, now has gift
certificates available to make it easy to give the gift of dance to a
friend or loved one for the holidays…or anytime. The school offers a variety of
ballet programs and other dance classes for both beginner-level and experienced
dancers ages three through adult.

As a former
principal dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, and
currently the executive director of Princeton Ballet School and American
Repertory Ballet, Julie Diana Hench knows how well dancing can position
individuals for success throughout their lives. “Dance has many proven benefits
beyond the studio,” says Ms. Hench. “It teaches you how to be resilient, how to
work hard, problem solve, and express yourself creatively. Giving the gift of
dance can have a lasting positive impact on an individual’s life.”

Princeton
Ballet School gift certificates can be applied to Hand-in-Hand classes, Open
Enrollment classes, New Student registration, Current Student tuition and
Summer classes. READ MORE

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Crossroads Theatre to Host Denzel Washington And Honor Him With The ‘Legends Award’on Saturday, Oct. 19

Acclaimed actor Denzel Washington is coming to New Brunswick, NJ to receive the first Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award from Crossroads Theatre Company at its inaugural A Night With Crossroads fundraising and friend-raising gala and show being held at several venues within New Brunswick’s arts and cultural district on Saturday, October 19. READ MORE

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RUTGERS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY NOVEMBER 3–17

The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival celebrates 20 years of exploring Jewish history, culture, and identity through film. Running from Nov. 3-17, the festival will feature 19 films, including four New Jersey premieres and a closing night preview screening, and discussions with filmmakers, scholars, and other noteworthy guests. The event will be held at three venues: New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick (NBPAC – Opening Night Only); AMC New Brunswick, 17 US Highway 1 South, New Brunswick (AMC); and Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton (PGT). The festival is sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and is made possible by a generous grant from the Karma Foundation. 

The festival kicks-off on Sunday, Nov. READ MORE

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