Something Different


You Ought To Be In Pictures

Tom Waclawik, accountant turned actor

Always wanted to be on the big screen? Well, here’s your chance to learn how to become a movie or TV “extra”. Our instructor has appeared in movies with Al Pacino, Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro and Leo DiCaprio. He has been on movie sets directed by Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Steven Soderbergh. His TV appearances include Madam Secretary, Elementary, Law and Order, Bull, The Blacklist, The Good Wife, Quantico, and Homeland. There are over 50 shows filming in NYC this year. Find out how to get on the set, or in commercials. It’s easier than you think. Ages 18 and up welcome.
Thur, Aug 17, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XPERS 281

Puglia: The Next Tuscany

Franca Giuliani, instructor

This Italian southeastern region is a rising star in tourism. So different from Tuscany, Puglia offers visitors another layer of culture, cuisine, and climate. Come experience this wonderful land full of olives, and surrounded by sea, grottoes, and special landscapes. First session is an overview of this marvelous place. In the second session get more details and tips on places to visit, dine, and enjoy la dolce vita.
Thurs, Sep 21 & 28, 6-8 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHUMN 299

Tea Time: Steeped In History

Judith Krall-Russo, food historian and tea specialist

Would you like an adventure now? Or shall we have our tea first? – Alice in Wonderland Sip away the afternoon and discover the fascinating history of this much-loved beverage! First introduced to England in the 17th Century, initially tea was used for medicinal purposes and sold in London’s early coffee houses. Only when Catherine of Braganza (an avid tea drinker) of Portugal married England’s Charles II did tea become a social beverage. In 1840, Anna the 7th Duchess of Bedford is credited with inventing the custom of Afternoon Tea, a tradition that was embraced by Queen Victoria. Understand the difference between High Tea and Afternoon Tea and learn proper tea etiquette and customs.
Fri, Oct 6, 2-4 pm
Fee and Code: $39, includes assorted teas and sweet treats, XPERS 282

Legends Of New Jersey: Fact Or Fiction

Gregory Caggiano, historian, instructor, presidential scholar, blogger

New Jersey is legendary. Explore the legends and history of New Jersey surrounding historical sites, local cemeteries and private residences. The story of the Jersey Devil will be examined and his existence called into question. Are these legends Fact or Fiction?
Thurs, Oct 12, 6-8 pm
Fee and Code: $29, XHUMN 236

Fine Wines Of The World

David Glaubinger, instructor

Taste and discuss today’s most popular red and white wines from Europe, USA, South America and Australia/New Zealand. Learn about the origins, history and diverse styles of fine wine. Decipher labels, find the best values and score wines on a professional tasting scorecard. Take home information on serving, storage, preservation and food pairings. Cheese and bread or crackers will be served. 3 SESSIONS
Thurs, Oct 12-26, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $79, XGENG 053

Cheers: Beyond The Basics Of Bartending

Quench your thirst beyond a rum and coke, glass of white wine or pint of pilsner. Join Culinary Institute graduate and certified Sommelier, Andrew Rasizer, in understanding the finer aspects of beverages, how and why each pairs with food and how to train your palate to taste the nuances each has to offer. Learn about mixing spirits into cocktails, tasting techniques for all beverages and examine the principles behind pairings that work – and those that don’t – and why. A unique opportunity to learn in a professional, commercial setting. Class meets at B2Bistro, 141 Shrewsbury Ave, Red Bank (free parking) 3 SESSIONS
Thurs, Oct 12-26, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $99, XPRAG 117

Italian Wines

David Glaubinger, instructor

Continue the journey through the world of wine, concentrating on Italy. Taste and talk about wines from diverse and famous wine districts, up and down “the Boot.” Sample reds and whites from Piedmont, Alto Adige, Lombardy, Veneto and Friuli in the north, through Tuscany, and down to the south, including Campania and Sicily. Translate labels, and learn how to find the best buys in the market. 3 SESSIONS
Thurs, Nov 2-16, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $89, XGENG 059

Ghost Hunting Workshop And Mini Investigation

Gregory Caggiano, historian, instructor, presidential scholar, blogger

Explore the possibility that the Brookdale campus is actually haunted! The land has had many different uses over the centuries, including a famous race horse farm and even has a connection to the legendary pirate Captain Kidd. Do some previous residents still remain? Past paranormal investigations of Brookdale have rendered interesting results. Join us for a brief ghost hunting presentation and workshop, review of past evidence captured on campus, and then take part in our own mini investigation using gadgets such as the SB-7 radio, K-2, and EMF meters.
Thurs, Oct 19, 6-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $39, XHUMN 297

Selling On eBay And Craigslist For Fun And Profit

What to do with the treasures in your attic and beyond? Find out how to get started making money by selling on eBay and/or Craigslist, Etsy, Letgo. Instructor David Carlon, is an experienced eBay Power Seller. Join this class for beginner to intermediate eBay users. Learn, step by step, how to make money the fun and easy way.
Sat, Dec 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $55, XPRAG 094


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