Category Archives: Events & Workshops

Continuing the Creativity Conversation

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Over the past two days, more than 150 people participated in the Creative New Jersey conference, discussing how creativity and innovation can help revitalize New Jersey. (See this earlier blog post for background on the conference). This was no ordinary … Continue reading

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How Can Creativity and Innovation Revitalize NJ?

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“When they ask me, as of late they frequently do, how I have for so many years continued an equal interest in medicine and the poem, I reply that they amount for me to nearly the same thing.” -William Carlos … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Giving Voice with Leadership New Jersey and Leadership Newark

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry May 13, 2011 The Dodge Poetry Festival, the four PBS series’ on poetry hosted by Bill Moyers (all of which featured extensive footage from the Dodge Festival), the Favorite Poem Project and the poetry slams … Continue reading

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Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain: The Common Gathering

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Over the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing the Core Principles of our Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain poetry exploration series for teachers.  April 30th was the culminating event for these sessions—The Common Gathering.  Over 100 teachers and poets … Continue reading

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Register for Arts Day – May 5

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Today’s post comes from our partners at ArtPride, who are the leading advocates for the arts in New Jersey. Mark your calendars for their Arts Day on May 5: By Ann Marie Miller Executive Director Art Pride Seeking inspiration? Want … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Alternate Routes Hip Hop Festival This Weekend

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You don’t have to wait until the next Dodge Festival to hear great poetry in Newark. This weekend, NJPAC’s Alternate Routes Hip Hop Festival is hosting more than twenty Hip Hop artists in a variety of disciplines, including break-dancing, DJing, poetry, spoken … Continue reading

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Sign Up for Green Solutions

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If you’re a regular reader of the Dodge blog, you may remember the six-part guest series we featured by the Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) last November and December (see the end of this blog post for links). Dodge’s grant to … Continue reading

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Celebrating with The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ

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We hope you have March 26 saved on your calendars: it’s the 21st annual gala for our longtime grantee Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, who is kicking off their 2011 season and celebrating 10 years of their Outdoor Stage. In … Continue reading

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Watching the Jersey Shore

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Image: Kirk Moore for New Jersey Press Media | Courier Post The real Jersey shore, that is. Leaders from business and industry, state and local government officials, academics and non-profit organizations recently gathered at Monmouth University to discuss, “Building a Sustainable … Continue reading

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Events: Community Garden Conference

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Attention, gardeners, mark your calendars! The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown is hosting the 2011 Community Garden Conference on Thursday, March 3 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The daylong conference features a keynote address by Dr. Laura … Continue reading

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Events: Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series

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Saturday is the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience‘s 31st annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series (MTW). It is New Jersey’s largest and most prestigious conference commemorating Black History Month. This year’s program, Beauty and the Black Body: … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for Poetry Groups for New Jersey Teachers

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I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I shan’t be gone long.—You come too. –Robert Frost, “The Pasture” Dodge Poetry’s Clearing the … Continue reading

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Save These Dates for February

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FEBRUARY 2 7:00 pm, Dodge Foundation Offices, 14 Maple Avenue The New Jersey Highlands Coalition and Byram Township Environmental Commission are screening two award-winning New Jersey Network (NJN) public television films, “The Race for Open Space” and “The Highlands Rediscovered” … Continue reading

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Man & Nature: Exploring the Elements in Music

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Happy New Year! Here’s a good start to the year: This weekend, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and their Music Director Jacques Lacombe are launching their new “Man & Nature” festivals, exploring the elements in music.  They are kicking … Continue reading

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Save the Date!

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Building a Sustainable Future for New Jersey’s Coastal and Ocean Economy Friday, February 11, 2011 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Monmouth University Wilson Hall Auditorium Although it may seem a long way away, February will be here before we know … Continue reading

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