Arts & Entertainment

12 Events Going On This Week In New Brunswick

d9c133e21b39d91068e2_easton_avenue_1.jpg
Easton Avenue
d9c133e21b39d91068e2_easton_avenue_1.jpg

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Welcome back, Rutgers students. And a friendly hello to everyone who spent summer in the Hub City. While New Brunswick is always undergoing some sort of change, one thing is consistent: There's plenty of fun to be had.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Sign Up for E-News

Not a fan of President Trump? Then this is for you. An “Impeach the President Rally” is slated for 5:30 p.m. outside Rep. Frank Pallone's office on Church Street. Protesters plan to call for the president to be removed from office.

Sit down for some civics. The New Brunswick City Council meets at 6:30 p.m., an hour later than its summer start. The agenda includes an ordinance approving a long-term tax exemption for the developer behind a mixed-use project at the corner of Easton Avenue and Hamilton Street.

Or stand up for some tunes. Rutgers hosts “The Hush: Silent Disco” from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Livingston Student Center's multipurpose room. On-campus students get to dance and jam to music played through individual headphones. Two DJs play different kinds of music, and there will also be giveaways, T-shirts and more.

How about storming the airwaves? Rutgers' flagship radio station, WRSU-FM, holds an interest meeting, looking for new on-air talent for music, sports, news and entertainment. Tech gigs are available, too.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Meet the man who runs Rutgers-New Brunswick. Deba Dutta, the campus's new chancellor, hosts a welcoming reception from 9:30-11 a.m. at the College Avenue Student Center. And he's buying—light refreshments, of course.

Pulled pork for all. The Rutgers Catholic Student Association throws a hog roast party for undergrads at 5 p.m. at 84 Somerset St. The menu includes—duh—pulled pork, along with options for vegetarians.

Friday, Sept. 8

Button down and listen up. The Middlesex County 2017 Business Summit is set for 8-11:30 a.m. at the Rutgers Visitors Center, 100 Sutphen Rd., Piscataway. The free event is designed to help business leaders grow, network and learn more about pressing challenges.

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. Harper is a platinum artist.

Saturday, Sept. 9

It's that time of the month. The city's monthly dance and drum circle goes live come 7:30 p.m. at 27 Bayard St. Adults pay $5, but kids are free. Drums are available to borrow or buy.

Sunday, Sept. 10

Clean your car and support Rutgers athletics. The school's club gymnastics team plans to wash cars outside Applebee's in Piscataway, 1282 Centennial Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations go toward sending the team to nationals in Texas next year.

Are you ready to rock, New Brunswick? Hub City Sounds: ROCK New Brunswick 2017 runs from Sept. 8 through Sept. 10. The final day promises a free festival from noon to 6 p.m. in Boyd Park. The lineup includes local bands galore—and enough rock 'n' roll to make anyone move.

God loves greenery. Leaders of multiple faiths put on an environmental education day to examine what God says about nature. The discussion is set for 3-5 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Brunswick

The Jaffe Briefing - July 16, 2018

STATEWIDE - No one really wants to talk about it. But every time you turn on a household faucet for tap water, its likely messing with a centuries-old system that's possibly leaching lead. And, because of so many World War I-era systems, some parts of the state have an over-abundance of water, while others easily face drought. Of course, upgrading our water ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 12, 2018

WAYNE - Honey! Cancel our Aug. 9th anniversary dinner! I've got other plans! That's the night you can join this bozo and scores of others at "Lace," a Wayne "gentleman's club" where America's favorite tramp - Stormy Daniels - will strip live and in person. Stop at the bank, trade in your wad of 20s for stacks of singles.

The Jaffe Briefing - July 11, 2018

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - There's a Democratic primary in New York between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and "Sex in the City" star Cynthia Nixon. And why do we care? Because our governor is not blindly throwing his support behind Cuomo in the race, reports New Jersey Globe. "We're not getting involved in that," Murphy said, when asked who he supports, admitting he ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 9, 2018

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - It looks like Republicans aspiring for federal office have found a talking point to slam Democrats with: the new, $37.4 billion state budget under Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. It has millions in tax increases, NJ.com reports, and those Republicans running for Congress want to show New Jersey voters how reckless those tax-crazy Democrats can be.

The Jaffe Briefing - July 10, 2018

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP - It's big. It's ugly. And you haven't been there in years. No, we're not talking about a Trump casino. This morning, it is time to shed a tear over the steady demise of the Burlington Center mall, now gasping with an outdated Sears on the brink of closure. Philly.com offers an obit, of sorts, to a mall that was positively awesome in the early ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, July 21, 10:00 AM

NJ Convention and Exposition Center, Edison

82nd Annual Garden State Cat Show & Expo

Giving Back Other

Carousel_image_251c1a102525ce08250b_spb-4962_newsletter_july_24

Tue, July 24, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs vs. Somerset Patriots

Arts & Entertainment Sports

RU ready for RU Brewfest?

July 6, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There's a lot of promotions planned this fall, as part of the Rutgers football season.

Single game tickets go on sale Thursday, July 12, with seven home games. There's matchups against Big Ten East opponents Michigan and Penn State, and a first-time cross divisional meeting with Northwestern.

If football is not your thing, there's plenty else ...

New Brunswick Man Charged in Sex Assault of Ex-Girlfriend

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city man was arrested today and charged with sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and assaulting a bystander who tried to intervene, Rutgers University police said.

Frank Ferraro, 26, was arrested and charged with sexual assault and aggravated assault, university police said.

They said the victim was attacked about 5:27 p.m. Tuesday, July 3,  at the ...

From the Banks of the Raritan, Rutgers Honors Efforts to Sustain River

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Debbie Mans has spent her career fighting to protect New Jersey waterways and the state’s environment. Last February she was appointed deputy director of the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Earlier this month, at the Sustainable Raritan River Awards at Rutgers University, Mans received the Leadership award to recognize her years of work.

“Debbie ...

East Brunswick's Ethan Reiss Saves the History of Who We Are

July 16, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - To some people, lists of names and pictures of locations just create a jumble of information and a confusing mass of facts.  To Ethan Reiss, a historian from East Brunswick who is working to keep facts alive, these bits and pieces come together to form a picture of who we are based on who we were in the past.

Reiss, the administrator of the popular "You Know ...

OPINION

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

2018 Asm. Joe Danielsen Backpack Drive Collection

July 13, 2018

After last year’s remarkable success in providing our children with the essentials to begin the new school year, I am pleased to announce that preparations for our Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive are in full swing!

            The collective kindness and generosity shown by the wonderful residents, businesses, and social ...

Make the Call, Save a Life

July 12, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There is much focus on preventative opioid abuse education. Rightfully so. However, the goal in addressing the opioid epidemic is saving lives. Even if that means just saving one life. While people are becoming increasingly aware of resources relating to rehabilitative services, support groups for friends and family of addicts, and training parents for signs of opioid and ...