Due to COVID-19, the Berrie Center is closed. This year we are excited to offer a series of virtual events. Please continue to check this page for updates to our schedule. To join our mailing list, click here.
“Healing Hands- an artist’s response” Call for Artists
The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College of NJ campus in Mahwah, seeks musicians, theater artists, dancers, filmmakers, and other performing artists to present new works-in-progress based on how the arts are contributing to healing in these challenging times. Healing can be from the perspective of individuals, groups, communities, or global impact. Recognizing artists’ unique ability to help us interpret the world around us, we encourage a wide range of perspectives including COVID-19 impact on the arts or our economy, contemporary struggles for social and racial justice, and the polarized political climate. The selected works will be part of a 2-day event entitled Healing Hands on Saturday, February 19, and Sunday, February 20, 2022 in the Sharp Theater on the Ramapo College of NJ campus. Following the performances there will be a discussion of how artists create new work drawing on world events around them. Because scheduling will not be determined until fall 2021, artists must be available on both February 19 and 20, 2022.
Made in Jersey will feature a series of New Jersey based performing artists sharing new works-in-
progress. After each broadcast, audiences will be able to join the artist in a live chat where they can ask
May 13 2021 at 8:00pm- Alexa Marino Presents “Laid Bare”
“Laid Bare” is singer/songwriter Alexa Marino’s vivid debut album that brings all to attention in a captivating narrative of love and loss, hope and restlessness, beauty and pain. Each song unfolds with more raw intensity than the last, with powerful lyrics and a strong, soulful voice introducing to the world a soul unbound and unyielding. Co-writer Alex Hayes beautifully captures Alexa’s striking imagery with strong and crisp music production. Alexa Marino has studied vocal technique for 20 years, and has performed in venues all over New York City, including Rockwood Music Hall, Shrine World Music Venue, The Bitter End, and Groove. Coming from a musical family, Alexa has been cultivating her own rich and versatile sound to include elements of soul, indie, and pop. Now, Alexa releases her first album, recorded in New York and co-written with established musician and producer, Alex Hayes.
Bringing Home Berrie
Bringing Home Berrie is our new virtual program series designed to provide you with some exciting conversations and performances featuring Ramapo College faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists. Watch here for additions to our schedule as we announce new videos on our YouTube Channel including Leaning into the Unknown, Made in Jersey, Faculty Film Series and more to come! For our unticketed events, we encourage you to think about a gift to the Contemporary Arts Fund or the COVID-19 Student Emergency fund at the Ramapo Foundation at www.ramapo.edu/give
The International Student Experience at Ramapo College
Ramapo College is home to students from more than 15 countries. In this video, Ramapo International Students and Alumni share their unique Ramapo experiences as well as reflect on how the college community has impacted their lives. They also talk about their experiences during COVID-19 and provide advice to prospective international students who are thinking of coming to Ramapo College.
This video features the following International Students and Alumni: Current Students: Seint Sandy Aung (Burma), Luka Marjanovic (Croatia), Natali Khutchua (Georgia) Alumni: Arjun Bastola (Nepal), Dorina Georgieva (Bulgaria)