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Nine Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week (July 2)


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Goodbye June and hello July! As we head deeper into summer more and more events are happening in and around New Brunswick. Whether you are looking for an outdoor event to catch some rays or you want to stay cool inside, there are many events to choose from!

Monday, July 2 (Rain Date: Tuesday July 3) 
Fourth of July Fire Works 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Where: Elmer B. Boyd Park on Rt. 18 North 

Trying to find a way to celebrate the Fourth? Why not check out some free fireworks at Elmer B. Boyd Park on Rt. 18 North in New Brunswick to watch a magnificent and colorful show. Not only will there be fireworks but also live music, children's activities, food vendors and a live reading of the Declaration of Independence. There will also be free parking at Rutgers Public Safety Deck on Neilson Street, Middlesex County Boat Landing and Handicap parking at Boyd Park. For more information you can call: 732-745-5125.

Tuesday, July 3
Teen Afternoon Movie 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: New Brunswick Free Public Library (60 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick)

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Fan of School of Rock and want a relaxing afternoon, this event is for you! Afternoon movies held at New Brunswick Free Public Library are open to all appropriate ages. School of Rock is rated PG-13.

Tuesday, July 3
Free Summer Movie at 7 p.m.

Where: State Theatre New Jersey

Celebrate the 4th of July one day prior by seeing a free movie about the history of Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and John Adams closing the deal on the Declaration of Independence. This is a Tony-winning Broadway musical about America’s founding fathers. This musical takes you back to the summer of 1776 and how the Continental Congress agreed and figured out how to declare their independence. Runtime on this show is 2 hours and 22 minutes.

Wednesday, July 4
Fourth of July Celebration 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Boyd Park New Brunswick (Memorial Parkway, New Brunswick)

Come join John Lamb’s Artillery Company, a non-profit organization portraying the original artillery company organized by John Lamb in 1775. Come out and celebrate the Declaration of Independence at Boyd Park in New Brunswick. 

Thursday, July 5
Rocks Rock! 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: New Brunswick Free Public Library (60 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick)

Get ready to study rocks and become a geologist for an afternoon! Rock’s Rock is a fun and educational program for kids from kindergarten to 6th grade. Kids will get to study all kinds of rocks and watch a rock tumbler in action. The best part is they will get their own set of rocks to take home!

Thursday, July 5
Summer Classes at Rutgers Gardens-Not Your Average Pasta 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Rutgers Gardens 112 Ryders Lane New Brunswick

Anytime is a good time for hand-made pasta with herbs and vegetables straight from Rutgers Gardens. Chefs at Rutgers Gardens will lead you on a hands-on and yummy pasta making class, where you will make a three-course dinner. Buon appetito!

The menu for the night:

Tortelli en brodo: Traditional meat filled ravioli in rich chicken broth
Ravioli: organic egg yolk, pancetta & leek-filled pasta, corn puree
Semifreddo: chilled peach custard, rosemary crumble, and fresh peaches

This event is $65 and tickets can be bought here:

Don’t forget this event is also BYOB!

Friday, July 6
July Member Orientation 9 a.m. to 10:30a.m.

Where: Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce (109 Church Street New Brunswick)

Looking to become a member of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce? This event is for you! It is a member orientation and gives members an opportunity to meet not only new, but also current and prospective members. You will network and learn about resources provided to you through their Chamber Membership. There will be a Complimentary Networking Breakfast at 9:45 a.m. provided by Investors Bank & Hosted by the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee.

Friday, July 6
Rutgers Gardens Farm Market 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 124 Ryders Lane New Brunswick

Nothing like a delicious farmers market to walk around and fest on some yummy treats. The mission of Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market is to provide fresh and locally grown/prepared food to the local community.

Saturday, July 7
18th Century Ice Cream Making 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Metlar-Bodine House Museum (1281 River Road Piscataway)

Are you an ice cream eater? Would you want to learn how to make ice cream? Well, here is your chance! From harvesting ice to the molding of ice cream, you can learn how ice cream is created by using a reproduction 18th century sabotiere, which is a type of freezer. If you want to do some shopping while you are there the Dutch Door Gift Shop will be open. For more information you can call (732)-463-8363.

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