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10 events going on in New Brunswick this week

The weekend is over and Monday is here. But with plenty going on in the Hub City, you’ll find lots to do this week.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate Watch at The Yard @ College Ave, 40 College Avenue. Pre-debate activities at 6:30 p.m. and debate at 7 p.m. Featuring food, trivia and prizes. There are plenty of issues for the two leading candidates for governor - Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno - to tackle.

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Wednesday, Oct. 11

Women Aware is holding its Domestic Violence Awareness Candlelight Vigil, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Monument Square Park, near the Heldrich Plaza. There will be firsthand testimonial from survivors of domestic violence. In case of inclement weather, the vigil will be held at UMC-NB. Visit for more information.

Sewing is cool! So make sure you join "Maker Night - Sewing 101," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Ave. Learn from a local sewing expert and craft yourself a fabric pumpkin. Must be at least eight years old to attend.

Thursday, Oct. 12

There will be a screening of different American experimental films from the 1940s through 1960s. 80 minutes. Ruth Adams Building Room 1 at 6 p.m. $12 general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $9 for Rutgers Film Co-Op/NJMAC Friends. This is part of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2017. Check out

Friday, Oct. 13

The Central Jersey Family Health Consortium is holding a parenting workshop 10:30 a.m. in the Henry Guest House next to the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue. The workshop will focus on parenting and discipline. More information is available at

Don't miss the "Best of the Summer 2017 NJ  International Film Festival - Part 1." It is at Voorhees Hall Room 105 at 7 p.m. The first film is First Bloom by Tingting Liu (China; 2017; 5 minutes). The second film is Kedi by Ceyda Torun (In Turkish and subtitled; 2017; 80 minutes). $12 general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $9 for Rutgers Film Co-Op/NJMAC Friends. The proceeds will benefit the Scarlet Paws for Animal Welfare Network. This is another great part of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2017. More information at

Saturday, Oct. 14

Now we have the "Best of the Summer 2017 NJ International Film Festival - Part 2" at Voorhees Hall Room 105 at 7 p.m. First film is Ravens by Jennifer Perrott (Australia; 2016; 22 minutes). Second film is Emma by Juan Pablo Martinez (In Spanish and Polish with subtitles; 2017; 76 minutes). 12 general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $9 for Rutgers Film Co-Op/NJMAC Friends. Part of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2017. More information at

There will be a gallery opening for “Commemorating the Russian Revolution, 1917/2017,” at the Dodge Gallery in the lower level of the Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street. The gallery is open through Feb. 18, 2018. More information can be found at

Sunday, Oct. 15

Swing by the Rutgers Gardens Fall Festival, noon to 4 p.m. at the Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Lane. Meet baby farm animals, play pumpkin and lawn games, learn about plants and food and shop from an array of Farm Market vendors. It's just $5 admission, free for members and children under 17.

Top off the day with the Crossroads Theatre Season Kick-Off and Latin Heritage Music Festival, noon to 7 p.m. at the State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue. Stop by for a day full of terrific Latin music and festivities, celebrating the Crossroads’ new season and honoring the Puerto Rican Action Board for 45 years of service to New Brunswick.

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