Fall is officially in full swing and downtown New Brunswick has some fun-filled events coming up this week. Whether you decide to take a tour of the Buccleuch Mansion Museum or attend a paint and sip night, the Hub City has something to offer for everyone.


Monday, Sept. 23

Roseanna Vitro’s Music Mondays 8 - 11 p.m.

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Where: Tavern on George

Presented by the New Brunswick Jazz Project, this nonprofit organization presents world-class jazz performances weekly in New Brunswick and other Central Jersey venues.

This Monday, enjoy a free show featuring the music of Roseanna Vitro.

For more information, click here.


Tuesday, Sept. 24

The Museum at Buccleuch Mansion Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: The Buccleuch Mansion

Come and visit the Museum at Buccleuch Mansion on Easton Avenue for free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The late 1730’s mansion is fully restored and the first and second floors are open to the public.  Rooms represent the various periods of the families that lived in the house, with Colonial, Victorian and Federal periods of furniture and accessories on display.

Last tour starts at 3:30 p.m. Suggested donation at the door to help with preservation and conservation in our historic house.  Private tours for five or more can be arranged with a one-week notice.  Contact the museum at buccleuchmuseum@gmail.com.



Wednesday, Sept. 25

Writers at Rutgers: Monique Truong, Novelist: Reading and Signing of “The Sweetest Fruits” at 8 p.m.

Where: Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Writers House

Come meet and chat with award-winning novelist Monique Truong at this free event, hosted by Rutgers University.

Truong was born in Saigon, South Vietnam and came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1975. She now is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York.

For more information, click here.


Thursday, Sept. 26

Story Slam Event at 7 p.m.

Where: State Theatre New Jersey

Join Middlesex County and coLAB Arts for a Story Slam this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre New Jersey. This event is free of charge and open to all community members.

The evening’s Story Slam performances will be unified around the theme of Destinations: the people, places, and everything in between where you are and where you want to be. The event will feature several local, amateur storytellers telling their own unique stories. Using inspiration from their lives, these performers have transformed their personal experiences in Middlesex County into captivating stories to share with the audience. 

This performance is part of Rutgers Public Outreach and Engagement Team’s (POET) extensive public engagement effort for Destination 2040, the update of the County’s master plan.

For more information, click here.


Friday, Sept. 27

Cook’s Market 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: The Rutgers Gardens Cook Market

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.


Paint Nite: Lighting the Way II at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub

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 more information, click here.


Saturday, Sept. 28

Second-Annual Pet Care School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Hickman Hall, Rutgers New Brunswick

Do you have a best friend with fur, fins, feathers, or scales? Are you thinking about adding a new animal companion to your family? Would you like to learn practical information from recognized animal experts about how to keep your pet happy and healthy?

For less than the cost of a vet visit, you can learn how to be a better pet parent at Rutgers Pet Care School. Choose three workshops for a customized and unique day of learning, plus learn about pet nutrition myths and misconceptions during our morning general session.

For more information and tickets, click here.


Sunday, Sept. 29

Paint Nite: Fall Mosaic at 7 p.m.

Where: George Street Ale House

Get in the mood for fall at this fun paint and sip night event. If you are coming with a group, please arrive 30 minutes before to secure seats together.

If you arrive early to eat first, please tell the host that you are attending the Paint Nite event. Head over to secure your seats, then enjoy your dinner. Paint Nite ticket holders would get 15% off all regular priced food items they order between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. on the evening of their event. 

For more information and tickets, click here.