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Eight Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week (June 18)


NEW BRUNSWICK - Summer officially starts June 21st but the weather is saying otherwise. Thanks to the sunshine and warm air most people want to spend their time outdoors. This week there are plenty of events going on outside and inside the Hub City!

Monday, June 18

  • Beat The Clock - 8:00 p.m.

    Where: Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub New Brunswick

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    Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub New Brunswick hold a “Beat The Clock” every Monday with Miller Lite drafts. This means Miller Lite drafts are only 50 cents starting at 8:00 p.m. Each hour throughout the night Miller Lites go up 25 cents. Not a bad way to start off the week and you’re saving some money!

Wednesday, June 20

  • Movie Night 7:00-10:00p.m.

    Where: Rutgers Cinema 105 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway

    Maybe you need a break from the summer heat? Head to Rutgers Cinema and pick from three of the latest movies, with a drink and popcorn included! If you are a Rutgers student there are activities reserved for registered summer 2018 students. You can purchase your tickets here.

Thursday, June 21 8:00 p.m.

  • Sing-a-Long Grease:40th Anniversary

    Where: State Theatre New Jersey 15 Livingston Ave

    You’ll need your leather jackets, pink jackets and your vocals for this event! Sing-a-Long Grease begins with your host for the night leading a vocal warm up for everyone to join in. But you will not only be singing, you will get the chance to learn how to hand jive! Than its time to enjoy the show as Danny, Sandy, and the rest of the crew sings, dances, and performs Grease. Don’t worry the lyrics are shown on a screen so you can sing along too! Tickets are $19 and can be purchased here:

Thursday, June 21st 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Summer Solstice Jazz and Wine

    Where: Rutgers Gardens 140 Log Cabin Road New Brunswick

    Summer starts June 21st and what other way to celebrate than listening to live jazz music outside with wine? Rutgers Gardens partners with New Brunswick Jazz Project for a night of jazz on the summer solstice in the Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden starting at 5:30 pm. Swingadelic will be your entertainment for the night. All you will need is a blanket or chairs to sit on and feel free to bring your dinner too! Wine can be purchased by the glass from Unionville Vineyards, no outside alcohol is allowed. This event is free for Rutgers Gardens Members with a nominal fee of $5.00 cash or check. Ages 17 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, June 21

  • Sunset Kayaking 5:00-9:00 p.m.

    Where: 50 Biel Road, New Brunswick

    Peaceful and relaxing! Rutgers Recreation GO outdoors wants you to join them paddling on the Raritan River as the sun goes down. If you enjoy kayaking this event is for you. You can sign up at

Friday June 22

  • Rutgers Gardens Farm Market 11:00a.m to 5:00 p.m.

    Where: 112 Ryders Lane East Brunswick

    Nothing like a delicious farmers market to walk around and fest on some yummy treats like fresh bread, cookies and pastries. By stopping by the Rutgers Gardens tent you can sign up for a market card. After shopping at the market 6 times you can get a free market bag! This market happens every Friday through December 21st.

  • Summer Afternoons in Kilmer Park 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

    Where: Kilmer Square Park, Corner of George Street and Albany Street

    If you are looking to take a lunch break outside, this is your chance! There will be live musical performances for you, friends and co-workers to enjoy while you are eating your lunch. Either bring your lunch or buy your lunch in New Brunswick! This event is weather permitted.

  • Terry Fator 8:00 p.m.

    Where: State Theatre New Jersey 15 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick

    Need a night out at the theatre? Sit back, relax, and laugh as Terry Fator takes the stage. And don’t worry he is bringing the rest of his team, his puppets! Winston (the Impersonating Turtle) Emma Taylor (the little girl with the big voice), Maynard Thompkins (the Elvis Impersonator), and Duggie Scott Walker (the annoying neighbor) will all be in attendance to help deliver the laughs. Terry Fator is known and remembered as the winner on America’s Got Talent in 2007. Tickets are anywhere from $39-$89 and can be purchased here:

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