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9 events happening in New Brunswick this week


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The wind is moaning through the trees, the creepy music is playing, and we are putting the finishing touches on our best Halloween costume ever! These great nine events happening across the Hub City this week offer the chance to celebrate the season, show off our handiwork, and even help those in need.

Monday, October 23

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is far from over. Basic supplies continue to be scare and the need is great. The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office and Board of Chosen Freeholders are teaming up to hold a donation drive on October 23, 24 and 25. To drop off your items, stop by 701 Livingston Avenue between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Items should be new and unopened. Donations sought include water, batteries, canned goods, flashlights, candles, toiletries, cleaning supplies, adult and children diapers, bug spray, first aid kits, blankets and towels. Help make life less scary for our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico.

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It’s Scary Movie Week all week long at The Yard @ College Ave. Movies are 9 to 11 p.m. at 40 College Avenue. Movie line-up for the week is The Ring on October 23, Insidious on October 24, The Lorax on October 25, The Grudge on October 26 and Sixth Sense on October 27.

Friday, October 27

Shop for Halloween costumes and other neat finds at The Second Reformed Church Thrift Shop. They are hosting their First Annual Fall Festival at 100 College Avenue, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. All proceeds will benefit the Five Loaves Food Pantry.

Saturday, October 28

Come and enjoy a Halloween Party featuring  Sizare, DJ Mega & Smokers in the Main Room and LateNite Essence with Hunter. The party takes place at the Hungarian American Athletic Club, 233 Somerset Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. and admission is $15.

Sunday, October 29

Celebrate the Day of the Dead/el Dia de los Muertos at the New Brunswick Free Public Library at 60 Livingston Avenue from 1 to 3 p.m. The day’s activities will include alter building, Aztec music and dance, paper flower making, Sugar Skull worship, reading time and a sample of the chocolate-based Mexican drink, champurrado. Refreshments and food will be available, courtesy of local businesses. Weather permitting, the event will be held outside.

The 18th annual Jewish Film Festival kicks off today, showcasing award-winning international films, Israeli films, comedies, and engaging discussions with film directors and speakers and sponsored by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.

Kick-off day includes a screening of The Invisibles at 3:30 p.m., opening night patron reception at 5:30 p.m. and a screening of Harmonia at 7 p.m. The festival runs through November 12 and all events are at the AMC Loews New Brunswick 18 at 17 US-1. Tickets can be bought online.

The Rutgers University Kirkpatrick Choir will put on a performance of An October Garden at 4 p.m. in the Kirkpatrick Chapel at 81 Somerset Street. Featuring guest artists the Rutgers University Glee Club. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors, Rutgers alum and employees and $5 for students, and can be purchased online.

Bring your littlest ghosts and princesses to a Spooky, family-friend movie night at The Yard @ College Ave., 4 to 6 p.m. with a screening of Hocus Pocus. Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy a Halloween classic.

Monday, October 30

We all know New Brunswick is a great city, but have you ever thought about the people who make it that way? This is your chance to help honor those unsung heroes who’ve helped make the Hub City the great place it is today.

The New Brunswick City Market is looking to honor those folks by featuring their photo in the 2018 New Brunswick Calendar. Whether it’s a local merchant who greets everyone with a smile, a city employee who keeps our parks litter free, or a teacher who raises the bar for every student, pick someone you want recognized and send in a photo of them.

The deadline for submission is October 30. Photos can be sent to with “NB 2018 Calendar” in the subject line, or uploaded to Google Docs.


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