NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — From a festival in the park to a free movie in the dark, New Brunswick has plenty this week to keep you busy—whether you’re a parent with kids to entertain, a twenty-something or a college student here for the summer.
Check out TAPinto New Brunswick’s weekly roundup of some of the best tickets in the city.
Monday, July 17
Forget groceries. Restaurant Week 2017 is in full swing, so be sure to check out which joints are participating and what they’re serving up.
Or learn how to buy better groceries. NJ Snap-Ed hosts a workshop on simple ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your family’s diet at 7 p.m. in the New Brunswick Free Public Library. Registration is required.
Tuesday, July 18
How about an underwater journey? The State Theatre screens “Finding Dory” at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for free at 15 Livingston Ave. All are welcome.
Wednesday, July 19
Come on down to City Hall for your bimonthly dose of municipal government. The New Brunswick City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. and plans to consider several ordinances, including one raising sewer rates.
If you’re a Rutgers student in search of summer fun, look no further. Rutgers takes over The Pool @ Harrah’s Resort from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. More than 2,000 people are expected to celebrate celebrate summer break with free admission, music from DJ Desisto and reduced room rates.
Thursday, July 20
You don’t need to leave New Brunswick to hear good ghost stories while munching on s’mores. A live, free litLAB reading is set for 8 p.m. at 145 Sudyam St. Writers will read ghost and campfire stories regarding “Sanctuary/Santuario,” last quarter’s theme.
Friday, July 21
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.
Saturday, July 22
Carols Mencia is ready to hit the Hub City. The comedian plays the Stress Factory five times over the week, including twice on Saturday.
Sunday, July 23
Free hair services, music, giveaways and games—and the chance to meet an NFL star—await you at The Wright Cut. The barbershop holds Community Day: The Wright Way from noon to 7 p.m. at 53 Rockefeller Rd., Piscataway, on the Livingston Campus.
Hub City Sounds is back. The arts festival series kicks off this summer’s run at 1 p.m. in Boyd Park with Guelaguetza, featuring the food, music, dancing and other traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Head to The Yard at College Avenue for a free movie. “Frozen” is scheduled for 4 p.m. It’s free and open to all.