SparkNight: GAYpril

Date & Time

Thursday, April 04, 2024, 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.




Zimmerli Art Museum

71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901


FREE and open to the public.

Complimentary light refreshments.

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the access provided, please call Brandon Truett at 848-932-6766 or email in advance of your participation.

graphic of Zimmerli exterior with SparkNight and Zimmerli Art Museum

Graphic by Shriya Chunduri

Join us at the Zimmerli for an evening to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride at Rutgers University and in the New Brunswick community, as we showcase the queer art of drag as well as important contributions of queer artists who participated in Windows of Understanding. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Experience drag performances curated by New Brunswick’s own La Gatita Collective
  • Engage in a hands-on artmaking workshop
  • Join pop-up tours highlighting queer artists
  • Capture the magic of the night in an artful photo booth and take home prints to remember the night

Thank you, to all our campus and community partners in presenting this event!

Rutgers SJE @rusjelgbt | New Brunswick Cultural Arts Center @artsnewbrunswick | Arts Institute of Middlesex County @artsinstitutemc | Windows of Understanding @windowsofunderstanding | State Theatre New Jersey @statetheatrenj | Highland Park Pride Center @pridecenternj

Pre-register here for free visitor parking, which allows you to park in Lots 11, 16, 26, 30, & College Avenue Deck. Until this process is completed, your vehicle is not registered and you may receive a citation. Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the university and does not include free metered parking. Faculty, staff, and students must park only in lots where they are authorized to park. Please note, this is a unique link for this event and not valid for any other dates or events.

  • For directions to campus parking lots, search by the lot number on the Rutgers map.
  • Lot 16 is the closest to the Zimmerli, located behind the museum. For directions, you also may use the address 536 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, which is the building located next to the lot entrance.