From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021 (rain date: September 26), Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts will co-host a two-mile walk winding from Douglass Campus through Cook Farm to Rutgers Gardens.
The March 2RUGardens event is meant to underscore the rich and varied history of the land on which the university is built while also highlighting the desire for equal access to the 180 acres of recreational space contained in the gardens, situated off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.March2RU is free and open to the public. For more information on the March2RU program of events, and to register, visit sites.rutgers.edu/march2rugardens/.
During the walk, participants will encounter a movement choir, as well as live music and storytelling and an introduction to the famed Fluxus art movement, among other activities. In the Cow Tunnel beneath Route 1, listen for a performance of an immersive sound score from the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir. Along the way, walkers will encounter students’ sound and landscape installations, as well as fanfare from the Marching Scarlet Knights and various short talks about campus land.
The March2RUGardens is a project of the AIR Collaborative (Arts Integration Research Collaborative). This event is organized by Anette Freytag, professor of Landscape Architecture, SEBS, and Julia M. Ritter, professor of Dance and Dance Studies, MGSA. It has received support from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Zimmerli Art Museum, Center for Women in the Arts & Humanities, Douglass Residential College, Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service, and the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.