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Eight Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - This week has something for everyone including an Egyptian exhibit, a talk from a bestselling author, and a marathon. There’s plenty to do in New Brunswick.

Monday Feb. 5

Can you escape the room? Leadership and Experiential Learning is hosting their annual Escape the Room. This one is called “My Bloody Valentine” and it will have four rooms each with their own level of difficulty. Get a team together and escape the house of Valentine’s Day horrors. The game runs 3 to 10 p.m. at 199 College Ave.. Walk-in groups are accepted, admission is free, and students only.

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In honor of Black History Month, the New Brunswick Library is having a free screening of “Marshall.” This film is about the life of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The movie will be shown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library, 60 Livingston Ave. This movie is presented as part of the Windows of Understanding project, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Community Arts Council and Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Hear from an expert about climate change issues at the Chancellor’s Colloquium: Coasts in Times of Sea-Level Rise. Professor Robert Kopp of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will discuss past and future climate change, with major emphasis on sea-level change and the intersections between physical climate change and the economy. His talk will run 4 to 6 p.m. at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Student Center, 100 George St. Admission is free and the public is invited. The event is sponsored by the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. 


Wednesday, Feb. 7 

Author George Saunders will discuss his works as part of the Writers at Rutgers lecture series, 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Ave Student Center, 126 College Ave. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. The Writers at Rutgers series is sponsored by the Rutgers Department of English.

Leading science journalists will converge at Rutgers University this Wednesday for the lecture "Communicating Science in a 'Post-Truth' World." The event will feature of panel discussion with David Malakoff of Science Magazine, Kendra Pierre-Lewis of the New York Times, Madeline Sofia of NPR, andJohn Upton of Climate Central. The event runs 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Cook Student Center, 59 Biel Rd. Brought to you by the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciencdes (EOAS). 

The Rutgers Geology Museum will be open late for Egypt Night, where you can explore mummies and learn about ancient Egyptian culture. Featuring exhibits, demonstrations, educational activities, arts and crafts and more. Fun for all ages. The event runs 4 to 8 p.m. and the museum is located at 85 Somerset Street. Admission is free and the public is invited. 

The New Brunswick Free Public Library is holding their weekly English Conversation Café where adults can
learn English language skills for free. It’s an informal conversation group for adult language learners. Participants engage in one-on- one or small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators discussing a variety of topics. Conversation Facilitators are prepared to facilitate intercultural conversations through academic courses and professional development offered by the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. The Conversation Café runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library, 60 Livingston Ave. 


Saturday Feb. 10 

Run for a good cause at the Cupid’s Chase 5k. Help raise funds for people with disabilities by participating in this marathon. Walking and rolling (wheelchairs and strollers) will get you across the finish line too. The marathon goes from 9 a;.m. to noon at New Brunswick's Buccleuch Park. Advanced registration is $30 and on-site registration is $40. The Cupid’s Chase is organized by Community Options Inc. Register on their website and learn more about the event and their organization.

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