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12 Events Going On In New Brunswick This Week

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University’s spring 2017 semester is a mere memory. But the Hub City remains vibrant, even if the campus has emptied.

Check out TAPinto New Brunswick’s weekly roundup of some of the best tickets in the city.

Monday, May 22

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Interested in learning about land use? Check out the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the New Brunswick Zoning Board of Adjustment at City Hall. The agenda includes an application by D and J Auto Services for permission to use a building on Georges Road as an automobile accessory store.

Tuesday, May 23

Take a breather. Rutgers hosts a free mindfulness meditation session for faculty, staffers and students from 12-1 p.m. at the Busch Student Center, room 122A. The exercise is supposed to help each participant become “a compassionate observer of your own experience”—and it could cut down on stress.

Where do climate, environment, food and health intersect? Find out at 1 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, 61 Dudley Rd., New Brunswick. Rutgers is co-sponsoring the lecture, which features Daniel J. Raiten, director of Nutrition, Pediatric Growth and Nutrition for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Rutgers’ Veteran Alumni group hosts a meeting at 7 p.m. in Veterans House, 14 Lafayette St., New Brunswick. Alumni and soon-to-be alumni are welcome to join the networking and pizza party.

Wednesday, May 24

The New Brunswick Parking Authority has proved to be a major player in the city’s various redevelopment projects. Why not attend its 5 p.m. Board of Commissioners meeting at the authority headquarters, 106 Somerset St., to learn more?

From there, head over to the New Brunswick Housing Authority’s meeting room, 7 Van Dyke Ave., for its monthly Board of Commissioners meeting at 6:45 p.m. This entity is another heavyweight in the city’s redevelopment scene, and news often breaks at its gatherings.

Thursday, May 25

Get some culture. A “world-renowned” group of Grammy-winning musicians will perform classical, folk and fusion music at 7:30 p.m. at Rutgers’ Nicholas Music Center on George Street. Ticket prices for the Indian event vary.

Friday, May 26

Spring means fresh produce. Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick. More than 20 vendors will be on hand.

This could be your chance to meet that special someone. Glo, 376 George St., hosts a speed-dating session at 7 p.m. for singles in their 20s and 30s. Each participant will go on roughly 15 five-minute-long dates, and when all is said and done, they’ll get contact information for their matches. Tickets cost $35.

What’s better than sushi? How about a free shot—and poetry and music. Spoken Visions holds its first open-mic night of the summer from 7-11 p.m. at the Sushi Room, 12 Easton Ave. Tickets run $5, and the first 10 people get a free shot.

Saturday, May 27

If you’re looking for a purpose, this might be for you. Young Divas with Purpose Ministry holds a forum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on self-perception, positive change and more at Foran Hall, 59 Dudley Rd., room 138A. Lorninda Funderbunk Perkins is scheduled to speak to the crowd.

Sunday, May 28

Take a load off with comedian Shawn Wayans. The famous star of movies like “Scary Movie” performs at the Stress Factory all weekend, ending with a 7 p.m. show this evening.

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At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

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