It’s coming up quick.
Rutgers Day is just over a month and a half away—Saturday 25 April to be specific. It’s billed as “a family, friendly, fun exhibition of all of the things we do at Rutgers–our teaching, our research, and our service to the state of New Jersey. We are inviting the citizens of New Jersey to come to New Brunswick, visit the campus, and see what we do.”
Oh yeah, and it’s free. In all there are 380 programs, including performances, workshops, mini-lectures, demonstrations, info booths, lots of children’s activities, plus Ag Field Day and the 35th annual NJ Folk Festival.
If the weather’s good, a crowd of 40,000 or 50,000 is expected. Learn all about Rutgers Day here.
And what’s Rutgers Classics doing on this dynamite day? The obvious thing: hosting a Greek and Roman fashion show.
It all goes down in the very center of the College Avenue Campus, on the steps of Brower Commons—with a red carpet runway extending 60 Roman feet. (Pity the program taking place simultaneously across the street: “Meet the NFL Players”.)
Students and departmental friends will be making and/or modelling some of the most historically accurate classical merch that’s been seen on our planet since the days of Herodes Atticus.
And that’s not all. DJ Korenelius will spin and emcee at this hyperbolic event. Hear his Rutgers Day promo here.
And click here to join the Facebook group RU Classics Greek & Roman Fashion Show @ Rutgers Day 4.25.09. The group provides all the latest “Project Runway 29 BC” news and photos, and (coming soon) some exclusive DJ Korenelius stress edits. [What’s a “stress edit”?—Ed.]
Do you want to help make the clothes? Do you want to model them? Do you want to do both? Call 732.932.9493 or email here.
Expected to become an annual event, the first-ever Rutgers Day action begins that Saturday 25 April at 10 AM and ends at 4 PM. More news soon to come!