NEW BRUNSWICK – From game nights to life-changing workshops and where to find the best music in town, we have compiled a list of fun-filled events for you to take part in. Read on to find out what is in store for you this upcoming week in New Brunswick!

Tuesday, August 13

Emerging Artists & Open Jam: Dominic Palombi Band 8-11pm

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Where: Garden State Ale House

The New Brunswick Jazz Project presents drummer Dominic Palombi this Tuesday. Followed by his band will be a jam session at 9:30. 

Wednesday, August 14

Declutter Your Life and Reduce Stress Workshop 10:30am-12pm

Where: State Theatre New Jersey 

Make small changes that will help you to live a more positive and resilient lifestyle. Learn the realistic steps you can take today that will make a HUGE difference in your life. This workshop is about learning the signs/symptoms of stress and anxiety and the impact it has on your body. Learn your triggers for stress and anger; ways to simplify your life and live in the now; learn ways to feel more empowered, motivated and healthier. Get on the right path towards living your personal and professional vision by finding out your strengths. Remember, when you declutter your mind the rest will follow...If your mind is clear, our homes become tidy our offices run efficiently and our lives feel balanced.

Register here.

Wednesday, August 14

Rutgers Gardens Volunteer Orientation6-8pm

Where: Rutgers Gardens

Rutgers Gardens has a vibrant volunteer community.  Volunteers are essential to help maintain the grounds, educate the public, interact with visitors, grow plants for sale, and assist with special events. We welcome volunteers in many different aspects of our day-to-day operations and programming. No matter what your particular interests—or even if you’d like to learn some new skills—there are many ways to get involved. 

Sign up here!

Thursday, August 15

Stress Factory Presents Nikki Glaser 7:30 pm

Where: Stress Factory Comedy Club

Nikki Glaser was recently seen as the creator, executive producer, and star of the popular Comedy Central series Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser. The show featured some of comedy’s funniest voices as they joke, learn, and share their personal stories about sex, relationships, and other taboo topics. The series premiered in February 2016 and was also Comedy Central’s first series to be introduced and developed across multiple social platforms.

To get tickets click here.

Friday, August 16

Cook Farmer’s Market 11-5pm

Where: Rutgers Gardens

This week Produce Pete will be here to help us celebrate Jersey fresh tomatoes! Come out to meet Produce Pete who will be here to answer all of your produce questions.

Rutgers Gardens Cook’s Market provides a well-managed and organized farm market for both the local farmer/producer and patron. Our aim is to encourage the development of local agricultural and specialty products, as well as promote local economic development and community building through educational and family-friendly activities.

Since 2008, the Farmers Market has promoted land stewardship by practicing sustainable growing practices and providing the community nutritious, quality food. The market has been held every Friday from May through December. More than 25 vendors with local produce, meats, flowers, prepared foods, cheeses, wines and more. People gather to wander around, chat with vendors and friends, and fill their bags with locally produced foods. 

Friday, August 16

Starting A Coffee Business Workshop 7-10pm

Where: Hidden Grounds Espresso Bar

Perfect for people looking to open their own coffee business.

This is a fun, interactive team event, giving you the chance to learn about how to open your own cafe.

Includes lots of coffee, cafe essentials, dos, and don'ts, etc.


  • Presentation on the essentials (Financials, Business Plan, Location)
  • Demonstration of Best Practices
  • Setting a goal for your cafe and how to curate a menu
  • How to be a great leader
  • Coffee Samplings
  • Team Competition/Tests

Sign up here!

Saturday, August 17

Paint Nite: Mermaid’s Calling 2 pm

Where: On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina

Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite. You’ll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way. Guided by a talented and entertaining artist, you'll be amazed at what you create, and how much fun you have doing it.

For tickets click here!

Sunday, August 18

Summer Movies Series:  Dumbo (2019) 4-6pm

Where: The Yard on College Ave

Swing by The Yard each Sunday at 4 PM for a free family movie (and small toy!) June through August!