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13 Events Going On In New Brunswick This Week


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Sun’s out, fun’s out. From good food to serious activism, New Brunswick and Rutgers University offer something for everyone this week.

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Monday, May 1

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The application for the proposed performing arts center on Livingston Avenue returns to the New Brunswick Planning Board at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. This is a special meeting.

Want to meet other women of faith at Rutgers? Join the ROC Women’s Connect Group at 7:30 p.m. at 100 College Ave. for crocheting, a study from the Book of Esther and prayer.

Scrambled eggs, pancakes and waffles, oh my. Rutgers Hillel serves up these treats and more for its annual Midnight Breakfast, from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at its headquarters on College Avenue.

Tuesday, May 2

Leave your winter hibernation and get flexible with Yoga in the Park. Rutgers Student Affairs holds the event from 1-4 p.m. at the Sports Club Field on Busch Campus. It includes meditation, chair massages and bamboo planting.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and asexual Rutgers students are welcome to attend an annual celebration, dinner and award ceremony for the Class of 2017 at 17 Bartlett St. Participants receive a rainbow tassel and a certificate of gratitude.

Wednesday, May 3

The New Brunswick City Council holds its first meeting of the month at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The agenda includes the adoption of the 2017 municipal budget. Pro-immigrant activists also intend to bring their concerns about recent raids to the gathering.

Thursday, May 4

Here’s a unique way to unwind from the stress of finals. Rutgers Recreation GO Outdoors hosts a sunset kayaking trip on the Raritan River from 6-9 p.m.

Local activists aim to push for sanctuary policy in Middlesex County at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. They hope county leaders will provide concrete protections for undocumented immigrants.

Friday, May 5

The warm weather means fresh veggies and treats return to the Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market. More than 20 vendors plan to set up shop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Ln.

Rutgers softball takes on Michigan at 3 p.m. in the softball complex off Hospital Road. This is the first of a three-game series that continues on Saturday and Sunday.

Get fed. All Rutgers students are invited to a cookout at 4 p.m. at 39 Union St. The school’s office of off-campus living and community partnerships will provide free food, refreshments and fun.

Saturday, May 6

Take a stand against sexual assault—and take trip to the beach. Rutgers’ office for violence prevention and victim assistance plans to provide transportation and a T-shirt to people who register for its team in the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s annual 5K. The event takes place in Asbury Park.

Sunday, May 7

Catch a classic at the State Theatre. The venue puts on a production of Annie from 7-10 p.m. at 15 Livingston Ave.

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