Eight Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week (September 3)

Continue the summer fun after Labor Day this week in New Brunswick! Stop by the Zimmerli Art Museum to see what new exhibitions they have for the fall or partake in a paint and sip night this weekend. Check out some of the upcoming activities lined up for this week below.


Tuesday, September 3

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Art After Hours: First Tuesdays from 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University


Catch up with old friends over new exhibitions at the Zimmerli Art Museum's September Art After Hours! Stop by for great music from the Justin Jones Trio, refreshments, and of course, to see what’s new in the galleries—including tours of the museum’s new exhibition, Recent Acquisitions in Photography

Exhibition tours will take place at 6 and 7 p.m. Admission, activities and refreshments are free to all.

For more information, click here.



New Brunswick Jazz Project from 8 - 11 p.m.

Where: George Street Ale House


The New Brunswick Jazz Project performs every Tuesday night at the 1749 Bar, with a new artist every week!

Show starts at 8 p.m. and the open jam session starts at 9:30 p.m. 

For more information regarding this free event, click here.



Wednesday, September 4

New Talent Showcase at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Stress Factory Comedy Club


Think you're funny? Come prove it at the Stress Factory’s ‘New Talent Showcase’ where amateurs come out to try out some stage time and some material.

You never know who is going to stop in and step on the stage as pros tend to stop in from time to time. Everyone gets three minutes of stage time.

Come show us what you got!

To register, click here.



Thursday, September 5

Teen Room Hour of Code from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Where: New Brunswick Free Public Library


With this unique program offered by the New Brunswick Free Public Library, teens can learn how to create their own website using HTML or their very own computer game through MIT's Scratch.

Just come to the Teen Room during its open hours on Thursdays and sign in with the librarian for an hour of endless coding possibilities.

This program is open to students in grades 7 through 12.

For more information, click here.


Friday, September 6

Cook Farmer’s Market from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Rutgers Gardens


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.



Saturday, September 7

Slam Poetry Workshop at 1 p.m.

Where: New Brunswick Free Public Library


Join the New Brunswick Free Public Library to get a taste of slam poetry! In partnership with the Middlesex County Office of Arts & History, and with prominent performance poet/teaching artist Lamont Dixon, you'll learn how to transform the written word into a passionate and rhythmically-delivered performance.

Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring an original poem or one from their favorite poet!

For ages 10 and up. Registration required due to limited space: Please call 732-745-4489 or visit this page to register.



Tupac Paint & Sip Tribute Night at 9 p.m.

Where: Above Arts Studio


The Above Arts Studio on Morris Street is celebrating the life and legacy of one of the greatest MC's of all time. Come paint your own Tupac masterpiece with the guided instruction of a master artist instructor.

Bring your own wine, champagne, or beer and relax and enjoy the art therapy while Dj Kiss Me I’m Famous plays some of your favorite Tupac songs. All levels welcomed.

For more information and tickets, click here.



Sunday, September 8

‘Yaymaker Event’: Paint Night at 7 p.m.

Where: George Street Ale House


Enjoy great food and drinks while painting your own masterpiece at this weekly favorite event offered at the George Street Ale House.

No experience is necessary.  Use code ‘localyaymaker’ to get $10 off your ticket price.

For tickets, click here.