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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Do you like sports, politics or art? How about drinking tequila? Well, no matter your favorite hobby, there’s something for everyone in New Brunswick this week.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 31

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Protesters plan to gather outside Brower Commons, College Avenue, at 4:45 p.m. for an anti-Trump march toward the Old Queens administration building. Organizers intend to demand that Rutgers take several pro-immigration stances.

Rutgers men’s basketball takes on Iowa at 7 p.m. in The RAC. Student tickets are free.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Get your art books here. The Rutgers Art Library is hosting a one-day-only book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 71 Hamilton St. You can never have enough books, even if you only display them to impress your friends, after all.

Celebrate Black History Month with some tunes. The Victor Marshall Hand and Drum Ensemble is scheduled to play a free gig at 12:15 p.m. in the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

Get your biweekly local-government fix through a visit to City Hall, where the New Brunswick City Council will convene a 6:30 p.m. public meeting. The agenda includes several ordinances related to parking, contracts and more.

Thursday, Feb. 2

Want a job? Students, employers and alumni will attend the first day of Rutgers’ Spring Career and Internship Mega Fair beginning at 11 a.m. in The Rac. More than 300 employers will be on site, and the event continues the following day.

Tequila shots are dangerous, but it’s more acceptable when you drink them for a good cause. Olde Queens Tavern plans to sell $3 tequila rose shots and $15 Relay for Life shirts come 10 p.m., with proceeds going toward Rutgers’ Colleges Against Cancer chapter.

Friday, Feb. 3

Interested in learning how you can help refugees? The Rutgers Effective Altruism group plans to hold a discussion on just that at 5 p.m. in Rutgers Student Center, Room 145A. Members will talk immigration policy, donations and volunteerism, and the real-world power of each action.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Hot days and warm waters might be the last things you’re thinking of now, but summer will be here soon enough. And here’s your chance to take up fishing. The Raritan Bay Anglers Club is hosting a fishing flea market at 8 a.m. at 126 College, Ave. Adults pay $5 to get in.

Come out and support the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team, which will battle Hofstra at 1 p.m. in the Rutgers Stadium Complex.

Sunday, Feb. 5

Get your game face on because it’s that time again: It’s the NFL Super Bowl. As such, Rutgers is throwing a game-day bash at 5 p.m. in Busch Student Center’s multipurpose room. And, yes, there will be free snacks and drinks.

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Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The music always plays on at the Sourland Music Festival - rain or shine.

There is a chance of rain in Saturday's forecast, but the show will go on.

Organizers suggest Consider bringing a pop-up, umbrellas and towels with your beach chair and refillable water bottle. Rain did not dampen the spirits of 2017 Sourland Music Fest guests - it provided unplanned ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

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