In their continuing effort to provide cultural opportunities for students and the public at-large, Sussex County Community College is offering several programs this spring, locally and beyond, from Newton to Broadway to Brooklyn. For those events out of town, bus transportation is included with the ticket price.
Black Maria Film Festival: Saturday, February 25 from 7-9 pm in the PAC
Since 1981, the annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival has taken its name from that of the world’s first motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison in 1893. The festival’s annual competition of short-format, under an hour, videos and film is juried by noted exponents of independent work and results in 40 to 60 works chosen for the festival’s annual tour which visits 65 diverse institutions in 20 states.
Admission is $5 (SCCC students are admitted free with student ID). Tickets can be purchased online and at the Bursar’s Office starting Friday, February 3. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Trip to Broadway for Aladdin: Friday, April 7, show time 8 pm
Aladdin is a musical based on the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. Beguelin also wrote the book. The story follows the familiar tale of how a poor young man discovers a genie in a lamp and uses his wishes to marry the princess that he loves and to thwart the Sultan’s evil Grand Vizier. Aladdin premiered at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle in 2011. After several regional and international productions in 2012, the musical was given a Toronto tryout in 2013.
SCCC students pay $40 and tickets go on sale Friday, March 3. SCCC staff and faculty pay $50 and tickets go on sale Monday, March 27. Tickets for the community are $70, and go on sale March 31.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Saturday April 15 (during the day, time TBD. Leaving early and returning later in the evening.)
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.
Ticket price covers transportation to and from SCCC. The Museum is by donation. SCCC students pay $20 and tickets go on sale Friday, February 10. SCCC staff and faculty, and the community pay $25 and tickets go on sale Monday, March 20.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Cherry Blossom Festival: Friday, April 21 (during the day, time TBD. Leaving early and returning later in the evening.)
When Brooklyn Botanic Garden was founded more than a century ago, the New York City area was quickly being developed into a cityscape of buildings and paved roads. Creating a public garden was one way to ensure that some green space remained. Today, the Garden has come to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display.
Ticket price covers admission to the gardens and transportation to and from SCCC. SCCC students pay $20 and tickets go on sale Monday, March 6. SCCC staff and faculty pay $25. The community pays $35. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 7. All tickets can be purchased online at sussex.edu, select Box Office or visit the Bursar’s Office in the Administration Building at SCCC.