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Eight Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week

Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on Livingston Campus in Piscataway. Credits: Rutgers University Maps

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Looks like New Brunswick will be escaping most of the nasty weather and snow this week. So come on out to see what's happening around the city. 

Tuesday Jan. 30 and Wednesday Jan.31

Do you need a job or internship? The Spring Career and Internship Mega Fair will have over 300 employers from all different fields looking to hire. Bring your resume and network with representatives from companies like Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, and Bloomingdales. The Career Fair is open to Rutgers students from New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark campuses as well as alumni. Come dressed in business attire.

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This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days at the Louis Brown Athletic Center (aka The RAC) on the Livingston campus at 83 Rockafeller Rd., Piscataway. It is hosted by Rutgers Career Services and more information can be found on their page.

Friday Feb. 2

Women can learn tips and techniques on keeping their hearts healthy on Go Red Day by visiting St. Peter’s University Hospital’s Go Red Health Village. This new interactive health installation is part of this year’s Honor Your Heart initiative and will feature live music, chair massages, yoga workshops, cooking demos, and health screenings. There will be refreshments and all activities are free, as is parking. The event will run from 11  a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Lobby of St. Peter’s Hospital at 254 Easton Ave, New Brunswick. 

Get started on your taxes by coming to the New Brunswick Public Library for free income tax filing assistance. Volunteers from Beta Alpha Psi, the Accounting and Finance Honors Society at Rutgers, will help taxpayers file online. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the library at 732-745- 5108 (ext 25) or by stopping at the library’s front desk. All adults on the tax return must be present at the appointment. The volunteers will be at the library from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at 60 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick. More information can be found at the library’s website.

Listen to some of the best poets in the area while getting creative yourself at Above Art Studio’s Painted Poetry Slam. Create your own painting as you listen to original poetry and sip wine. Tickets are $20 at the door (cash or card) but the wine is included. This event will run from 8 p.m. to midnight at Above Art Studios (55B Morris St. New Brunswick).

Saturday Feb. 3 

Learn the life-saving skill of CPR from the New Brunswick Fire Department. This is one of a series of Community CPR Programs. This event is free and will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at Lord Stirling Elementary School, 101 Redmond St. New Brunswick.

February is Black History Month and the New Brunswick Public Library is hosting a series called “Telling Our Stories: Collecting and Preserving for Truth and Social Justice.” This week’s event features keynote speaker Deborah Salahu-Din, Curator for the African American History Museum at the Smithsonian. This event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library (60 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick).

Find something cool and get something to eat at the Community Flea Market & Café. There will be clothes, household items, and food for sale. The flea market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bayard Street Presbyterian Church at 107 Bayard St. New Brunswick.

Sunday Feb.4

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, so watch the big game and cheer for the Eagles or Patriots with other fans at the Hub City Brew House. They’re having a Super Bowl party with food and drink specials including an unlimited buffet for $25 and $5 pitchers of beer. A reservation is required for the buffet by calling the Brew House at 732-543- 1804. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends when the game does. The Hub City Brew House is located at 335 George St. New Brunswick.

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