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Nine Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Valentine’s Day is this week and love is in the air. New Brunswick has something for you and that special someone.

Monday Jan. 12

ProPublica and The Florida Times will be unveiling the findings of their investigative series, “Walking While Black,” in this informative lecture. Reporters Topher Sanders and Ben Conarck will be on hand to answer questions about the investigation, which centered on Jacksonville, FL. and delved into an allegedly disproportionate application of jaywalking statute against the city’s African American and poorest residents.

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The event runs 4 to 6 p.m. at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at 33 Livingston Ave., admission is free and the public is invited.

Tarana Burke, founder of the world-wide #MeToo movement, will speak on the origins of #MeToo and her efforts to advocate for survivors of sexual violence. Her talk will be followed by a question and answer session. Doors open at 7 p.m., student performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Burke comes on at 8 p.m. Stop by the College Avenue Gym at 130 College Ave., for this informative event of social justice, Admission is free and the public is invited.

Cuban activist Griselda Aguilera will present the documentary “Maestra” about the youngest woman volunteers from the Literacy Campaign. When in 1961, adult literacy in Cuba underwent a sharp decline, Aguilera, then 7, became became the youngest volunteer to help make literacy universal in the island nation.

She now works with the Cuban Psychology Society’s Working Group on Identity and Diversity in activities to combat racism, homophobia, and violence against women. There will be two discussions and screening events, both at the GSE Lecture Hall Room 124, 10 Seminary Place. The first is 1 to 3 p.m. and the second is 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

This week, you can treat yourself to a health screening at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center, Nurses will be on hand to check blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. Not to mention, free giveaways. The event runs 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room. The RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center is located at 100 Kirkpatrick St. and parking at the Paterson Street Lot will be validated for up to two hours.

Parents can learn more about how to protect their kids from the flu season, this Tuesday at the New Brunswick Free Public Library. The Central Jersey Family Health Consortium will hold a one-hour workshop on immunizations, in the library’s community room starting at 6 p.m. The library is at 60 Livingston Ave.

Wednesday, Feb. 14  

Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day activity? Then get creative at Hidden Grounds’ Latte Art Class. You can pick from a variety of classes that day: Introduction on various Espresso Machines or Beans, Theory and Practice of Steaming Milk or Theory and Practice of Pulling Espresso Shots or Theory and Practice of Pouring a Latte Art. Space is limited to five couples, so get there early. The session runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hidden Grounds Espresso Bar, 4C Easton Ave. Entry is free.

Just down the road, Stuff Yer Face is hosting Paint the Pint Night where you can paint your own Blue Moon pint glass while sipping $4 pints of the same tasty drink. The event runs 9 to 11 p.m. and Stuff Yer Face is at 49 Easton Ave. Paint supplies is included.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Show off your music skills at Hidden Grounds’ Open Mic Night. Whether it’s poetry, music or interpretive dance, this Thursday will be your time to shine. If you think you’ve got what it takes, email Jeff at The open mic night runs 8 to 10 p.m. at Hidden Grounds, located at 4C Easton Ave. Admission for performers and audience is free.

Sunday, Feb. 18

Looking for a new favorite band? Then stop by the Scarlet Public Sunday evening for performances by The Afraid Brigade, Brewster and Jeff Linden & Black Spot Society. Performances run 8 to 10:30 p.m. No entry for those under 21 (sorry guys). Cover charge is $5 and the pub is located at 131 Easton Ave.

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