It’s October? Already? As we continue to head deeper into fall more and more fun fall activities submerge. Looking for something to do? Take a look below, you will certainly find something.


Monday, September 30

English Conversation Cafe at 6:30 p.m.

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Where: New Brunswick Free Public Library


The Conversation Café is an informal conversation group held at the New Brunswick Free Public Library 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. Participants must be age 18 or older.

All levels welcome.

For more information, click here.


Tuesday, October 1

The Politics of Japanese Popular Culture: National Identity, Gender, Sexuality, and Fantasy at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Alexander Library


Join Wei-Jung Chang, a scholar at the Gender Center Library, Nagoya University in Japan as she talks of her research in pop culture and sexuality, including the prevalence of Japanese pop culture in Taiwan and its genealogical context in the Taiwan-Japan relationship.

This lecture is a program of the Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries.

For more information, click here.


Wednesday, October 2

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, October 3

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, October 4

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, October 5

Fall Book Sale at 10 a.m.

Where: New Brunswick Free Public Library

The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library will be holding a special fall Book Sale this year! Please note: Only cash and checks are accepted. The sale will be held in the library's community room.


Rutgers Football Game at Home at 12 p.m.

Where: Rutgers Football Stadium

Grab all of the red gear you got and head on over to Busch Campus! The Scarlet Knights will be playing against the University of Maryland Terrapins. Go, Knights!


Sunday, October 6

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2019 Screening at 7 p.m.

Where: Voorhees Hall


The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies presents the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2019.

“Breaking Their Silence” by Kerry David (Playa Vista, California) will be viewed starting at 7 p.m.

Free Parking in Rutgers University lots near the screening space.


$12 - General

$10 - Students+Senior

$9 - Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends