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9 Events Going On In New Brunswick This Week


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — It’s strange how quickly the Fourth of July comes and goes. But—because this is New Brunswick—plenty of fun and more serious matters will be sprinkled throughout the rest of the week.

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

Wednesday, July 5

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Come see what city government is all about. The New Brunswick City Council is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. The agenda doesn’t list any ordinances up for adoption, but a few are slated to be introduced. The council also plans to introduce the 2017 budget for New Brunswick City Market, vote on whether to award various contracts and consider approving liquor license renewals.

Going to the movies doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Instead, head to the State Theatre at 7 p.m. for a free screening of “The Incredibles.” Admission is free, and anyone can come.

Thursday, July 6

You’re never too old to color. Seriously. New Brunswick’s Adult Coloring Club will get together from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Henry Guest House, next to the library. Attendees may bring crayons and art supplies or borrow from the club. The library will have various coloring pages—ranging from easy to intricate.

Here’s how to succeed in college: Attend this 4 p.m. talk with author John Bader, executive director of the Fulbright Association, who’s slated to discuss his book, Dean’s List: 10 Strategies for College Success, at Alexander Library. 

Friday, July 7

Got some sensitive information you need to destroy? Middlesex County has your back. It plans to host a free residential paper shredding from 9 a.m. to noon at New Brunswick High school. Each car may dispose of five file boxes or 100 pounds of paper.

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 8

Get artsy. The Verbal Mayhem Poetry Collective holds its Midsummer Verbal Mayhem event at 6:30 p.m. in The Yard at College Avenue. Feel free to come by and watch or take the mic yourself.

Or get funky. The monthly drum and dance circle is set to go off from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at 27 Bayard St. Feel free to dance or play. Drums are on hand to borrow or buy. Entry costs $5, but kids with a paying adult are welcome free of charge.

Sunday, July 9

The city and New Brunswick Public Sculpture will unveil a new life-sized, bronze statute of Col. John Neilson, a local militia commander in the Revolutionary War, at noon in Monument Square Park.

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