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Four Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week (May 14)


NEW BRUNSWICK – Another school year has come to an end for Rutgers students as they leave town for the summer. But Hub City is always bustling and there are still fun events to do this week as always!

Thursday, May 17

  • Enjoy great drinks for a great cause at a wine and beer tasting benefit for Meals on Wheels New Brunswick. There will also be dinner and a silent auction to help raise money for the program. Tickets are $65 per person and include wine tasting curated by the Wine Library, craft beer sampling from River Horse Brewery, and a dinner buffet provided by the Hyatt. The event is from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency hotel located at 2 Albany St., New Brunswick. Tickets can be purchased online for pickup at the door.

Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19

  • Willkommen and Bienvenue to Cabaret for two days only at the State Theatre! Enter into the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd, and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen," and "Maybe This Time." Performances are on Friday night at 8:00 p.m., Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., and on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online. The State Theatre is located at 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

Saturday, May 19

  • Get a good workout at Robert Wood Johnson’s Fitness Festival. Guests can attend over 20 free classes and demos including HIIT Cycle, Mat Pilates, Bodypump, Boxing and Zumba. Attendees can also receive wellness screenings that check glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. They can meet with health and fitness professionals and shop local wellness vendors too. The festival is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center at 100 Kirkpatrick St., Suite 201, New Brunswick.
  • Bring the kids out for a day of fun and educational activities at the Rutgers Geology Museum for Family Day. Join 4-H Science Ambassadors, Rutgers scientists, and Geology Museum staff and learn more about how deep ocean drilling teaches us about our planet’s history, development, and future. The event runs from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to all ages. The Geology Museum is located at 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick.

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