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12 Events Going On In New Brunswick This Week

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Summer keeps getting hotter in the Hub City.

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Monday, June 26

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The city’s ethics board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. The panel is overseeing several complaints recently filed against various local officials.

Might as well make tonight Municipal Monday. The New Brunswick Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. On the agenda are applications by a Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, Brotherhood of Hope and a developer that wants to construct a building at 78 Easton Ave.

Tuesday, June 27

Protests are still going strong in the Hub City. The Central New Jersey chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace and several co-sponsors plan to rally from 5-7 p.m. at the intersection of George and Albany streets for justice and equality for all people in Israel and Palestine.

If you’re a Rutgers student, head to the school’s cinema at 7 p.m. to catch some of the most popular films in theaters right now. 

Wednesday, June 28

Sinbad—the Sinbad—plays the Stress Factory at 7:30 p.m. and again at 9:45 p.m. Click here to learn more.

Thursday, June 29

Unsure of what to expect when you visit the hospital? Head to 255 Livingston Ave. at 11:30 a.m. for a discussion, in Spanish, hosted by the Family Support Organization of Middlesex County. Representatives will detail the hospitalization process and field questions.

What do God and Bruce Springsteen have in common? No idea. But Azzan Yadin-Israel, a Rutgers faculty member, does. He’ll discuss his new book—which, yes, is on that topic—from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Alexander Library. All are welcome to attend the free event.

Friday, June 30

Enjoy the season’s bounty. Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Ln. More than 20 vendors will be on hand.

Afterward, ride your motorcycle over to Club 732 at 186 Hamilton St. for a biker party.  The Dawgsouljaz club hosts a party from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., featuring food and a performance by Soulful. Admission costs $10.

Saturday, July 1

Walk and talk your way through Rutgers Gardens. Beginning at the Holly House at 2 p.m., the New Jersey Garden Club will take attendees on a free walk through the area. At 3 p.m., the organization hosts a discussion on local legumes and how they grow. The talk is free to members and $5 for visitors.

Come out to the Court Tavern for some rock ’n’ roll. The Cryptkeeper Five, Doc Rotten, Bodega Satellite and the Aristocants is scheduled for 8 p.m. Click here for more information.

Sunday, July 2

Let freedom ring. New Brunswick celebrates Independence Day from 5 to 9 p.m. at Boyd Park. The free event includes live music and a fireworks display.

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