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LINCROFT: BCC TO HOST WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

The Student Life Center building at Brookdale Community College (above) is the setting — and plus-size supermodel Emme Aronson (below) is the keynote speaker — as the Women’s Conference returns to the Lincroft campus on April 21.

Press release from Brookdale Community College

Community members are invited to “learn, laugh and lunch” at this year’s edition of A Women’s Conference, going on Friday, April 21 at the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College.

Hosted inside the Warner Student Life Center, and scheduled for the hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the one-day conference will feature a keynote address by Emme Aronson, the world’s first plus-size supermodel and an internationally recognized advocate on topics such as body positivity, women’s health, eating disorders, surviving cancer and diversity in fashion.

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LINCROFT: RARE FLOWERS, REAL HOUSEWIVES

Robin-Fox-Headshot2“Mother of all standup comics” Robin Fox returns to the Monmouth Museum for a Girl’s Night Out evening of “fun, food and drinks.”

We’ve said it before, but You Might Be a Mom If… you can appreciate the inherent humor in topics like long-term marriage, suburban lifes and the glories of being part of the “sandwich generation” between aging parents and growing kids. Also if your idea of a “Girl’s Night Out” is an art gallery excursion that’s over by 9 pm.

That said, there’s a definite appeal to the event that returns for a second annual edition to the Monmouth Museum Wednesday. Billed as an evening of “fun, food and drinks” — and once again spotlighting the standup skills of  Robin Fox, the “real New Jersey housewife” who parlayed her observations on family life into a successful career on the New York area radio, cable and comedy club circuit — the Girl’s Night Out raises funds for the museum’s ongoing slate of programs, in a way that’s infinitely more entertaining than a dry-as-dust lecture or stuffy recital.

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LINCROFT: GIRLS (AND ARTISTS) BEING FUNNY

Robin-Fox-Headshot2The “Mother of all standup comics” Robin Fox trades the comedy club for the Monmouth Museum, during a Wednesday Girls Night Out event keyed to the theme of Humor in Art.

You might be a MOM if…you can appreciate the inherent humor in topics like long-term marriage, the suburban lifestyle, and the glories of being a “sandwich generation” between aging parents and growing kids. Also if your idea of a Girls Night Out is an art gallery excursion that’s over before 9 pm.

When the Monmouth Museum opens its doors for a special Girls (or Moms) Night Out event on Wednesday, May 28, it will represent an “evening of fun, food and drinks” that draws from the theme of the gallery’s current exhibit — Humor in Art. So in place of a dry lecture by a museum docent, attendees at the 6:30 pm event will be treated to a “wet” set by New Jersey’s own Robin Fox, the “Mother like no other” who parlayed her observations on family life into a successful career as a comic attraction on New York area radio, cable TV and top standup competitions (including a first place finish in the 2010 Gilda’s Club Laugh-Off).

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