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11 Events Going On In New Brunswick This Week

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The semester is coming to an end. But summer break doesn’t mean New Brunswick is about to get sleepy.

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Monday, May 8

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The New Brunswick Planning Board once again considers the redevelopment plan for the Ferren Mall site, which sits off Albany Street, near the train station. The hearing is set for 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Tuesday, May 9

What role did gender and other demographics play in the 2016 presidential election? And how has gender-based equality been “helped and hindered” in law? A panel hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association attempts to answer these questions at 5 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq.

Wednesday, May 10

Take a break from the hectic workday and listen to some tunes at the First Reformed Church, 9 Bayard St. A harpischord recital featuring music from Jacobean England and North Germany is slated for noon. Admission is free.

About to graduate? Good. First, take a breather. Rutgers takes over Harrahs Pool Bar in Atlantic City from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Thursday, May 11

If you’ve made a gift, you’re in for a toast. Rutgers TAG Team throws a special party for seniors who donated to Rutgers. Athletics director Pat Hobbs plans to speak, and appetizers and a drink  are in store for attendees.

Friday, May 12

Let the season blossom at Rutgers Gardens’ Spring Flower Fair. The plant sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and over the weekend. Visitors may buy rare plants and get hands-on gardening tips from the pros.

Find something fresh at the Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 112 Ryders Ln. More than 20 vendors plan to sell produce, treats and other goodies.

Maybe you’ve seen him on Comedy Central. Demetri Martin brings his “unconventional” style of stand-up comedy to New Brunswick at 8 p.m. in the State Theatre. The former “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” performer has build a cult following, and its members won’t want to miss this.

Saturday, May 13

Rutgers men’s baseball battles Illinois at noon in the softball complex off Hospital Road.

Get some culture with Haitian-American artist Jason “JaFleu” Fieurant’s newest series, “Iconic FLEU.” It makes its debut at 7 p.m. at Above Art Satudios, 55 Morris St. This lineup of painted portraits showcases iconic leaders in Black History.

Sunday, May 14

You did it! Rutgers University’s commencement ceremony will go on rain or shine at 10 a.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium. The event will feature thousands of graduate—all smiling and ready for what’s next—and their families. And Stevie Van Zandt, the legendary Jersey rock-’n’-roller will give the keynote speech.

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