On the evening of May 17th, friends of ACI attended a fantastic George Street Playhouse production of The Nerd. This wacky comedy had everyone laughing from opening curtain to the final bow. Jonathan Kite played Rick Steadman the unwanted house guest of Willum Cubbert played by Colin Hanlon. The small but talented cast were seasoned actors with credits from TV shows to Broadway. The small stage with a single setting of Willum Cubbert’s living room made the audience feel like they had a window into the characters’ lives. Thank you to the staff of George Street Playhouse including Jaci D'Ulisse and Lolly Schenck for making our night run so smoothly. This show is a must see for those who want to laugh!
Members of the newly-formed ACI Turtle Scuba Club listens to a presentation by Debby Miller, Scuba Coordinator and Scuba Instructor, and Caroline Willardof the Adaptive Scuba Program at Rutgers University. The purpose of this information session was to learn about the certification programs and experiences offered through Rutgers for those with individuals with disabilities. The club is arranging to have a scuba discovery experience at the Olympic size pool at Rutgers in Piscataway.
ACI participants met on the evening of Friday, April 27th to take part in a paper airplane making contest. The contestants spent the evening trying designs out to see which flew the best. Some tried designs provided to them while others forged their own creative solutions. In the end, Renea had the plane that flew the farthest at 25 feet and Taylor created the most original design. Thanks to PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits of Bridgewater for providing the space for our event!
ACI members and volunteers participate in Denim Day, a campaign that takes place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) with the goal to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness. Jeff Anthony, Project Coordinator of Middlesex County L.E.A.D.S., facilitated the activity which involved designing teal and denim pins.
To learn more about Denim Day, please visit denimdayinfo.org
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Clothesline Project event in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Clothesline Project started in 1990 to address violence against women. Over its nearly 30 years of operation, the scope of the Project has grown to include all gender identities while addressing violence, including sexual, domestic, caregiver, or hate crimes. The shirts are crafted by survivors, friends, loved ones, and allies to honor and tell the stories survivors and victims. For more information, please visit: theclotheslineproject.org
This Friday, April 27th, we will be creating denim and teal pins to honor Denim Day, a day in which people are encouraged to wear denim to raise awareness of sexual assault. Registration and details can be found on our website.
On the evening of April 19th, ACI took a trip to Dave & Buster’s in the Woodbridge Center Mall. This venue was a lively place to spend a fun evening with friends! Participants enjoyed a good meal and then were able to take part in the games the arcade had to offer. All that attended enjoyed the experience. If you have any requests or ideas for future events please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Joy Cline-Okoye for a wonderful JourneyDance class. We had a great time and are looking forward to next class!
The JourneyDance Transformational Dance Movement Flow leads participants on a ritual journey of physical and emotional transformation. Through breath, sweat, and expression, you gain a palpable experience of yourself as pure powerful energy.