NEW BRUNSWICK – Restaurant week here in New Brunswick has officially commenced! Read on to hear more details on participating restaurants and other fun-filled activities in store for this upcoming week!

Restaurant Week 2019 – Saturday, July 13 – Saturday, July 27

New Brunswick City Center restaurants are as diverse as they are exceptional and now you have the perfect excuse to get out of the kitchen heat and eat out!

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Our restaurants have cooked up some great offers to get the foodie in you out the door and diving into new experiences and flavors. Visit a new spot or an old favorite...your taste buds will be happy with the sensations and your heart will be pleased with the local support.

But beware, once you get a taste of these great dishes in City Center you'll be thinking, "how soon can I get back for more!" 

Restaurant Week is sponsored in part by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Central Jersey Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Diners who eat out ten times during New Brunswick Restaurant Week can enter for a chance to win a New Brunswick Experience Package including gift certificates from local restaurants and arts organizations. 

Click here for more details on the vendors, the dishes that will be featured and how you can sign up so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 20 

ReThink Theatrical Presents: Romeo+Juliet 7-9pm

Where: Rutgers Gardens

ReThink Theatrical is back at the Rutgers Gardens for a comical adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers. The foolishness and folly of Capulets and Montagues comes to life through energetic sword fights, hilarious actors, and the natural grandeur of the Rutgers Gardens!

Click here to register and learn more information!  

Monday, July 15 

Roseanna Vitro’s Music Mondays 8-11pm

Where: Tavern on George

Presented by the New Brunswick Jazz Project, this nonprofit organization presents world-class jazz performances weekly in New Brunswick and other Central Jersey venues. 

This Monday enjoy a free show featuring the music of Roseanna Vitro.

Tuesday, July 16

Tommy G LIVE at Roosterspin 3-6pm

Where: Roosterspin, 120 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ

Come hang out with Tommy G and the rest of the 1450 WCTC Street Team as we will be broadcasting LIVE Tuesday, July 16th from 3-6 PM at Roosterspin located at 120 Albany Street, for New Brunswick Restaurant Week!

Wednesday, July 17

Mason Gross Summer Series: Mason Gross Jazz Faculty 7 pm

Where: Nicholas Music Center

Conrad Herwig leads an award-winning ensemble performing straight-ahead jazz in this annual summer favorite.

Summer's hot at Mason Gross with FREE music and dance events throughout July!

Parking is also FREE, but you need to register your vehicle online before the event or risk receiving a summons. Register your vehicle here>>

Performances are suitable for ages 5 and up.

Thursday, July 18

The New Brunswick Jazz Project Presents Adam Brenner Quartet 8-11pm

Where: 2 Albany St, New Brunswick NJ

The quartet performing this Thursday is comprised of Adam Brenner on saxophones, Bob DeVos on guitar, Kyle Koehler on organ and Eliot Zigmund on drums.

No cover charge.  

Friday, July 19

Starting a Coffee Business 7-10pm

Where: Hidden Grounds Coffee Roasters

Perfect for people looking to open their own coffee business.

This is a fun, interactive team event, giving you the chance to learn about how to open your own cafe.

Includes lots of coffee, cafe essentials, dos, and don'ts, etc.


  • Presentation on the essentials (Financials, Business Plan, Location)
  • Demonstration of Best Practices
  • Setting a goal for your cafe and how to curate a menu
  • How to be a great leader
  • Coffee Samplings
  • Team Competition/Tests


Click here to sign up and learn more!

 Friday, June 19

An Evening of Stand Up with A Typical and Big3 Star Michael Rapaport 7:30 pm

Where: Stress Factory Comedy Club

Michael Rapaport is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in over sixty films since the early 1990s and starred in the sitcom The War at Home. He also appeared in Boston Public, Friends, Prison Break, Justified, and Atypical. 

Click here to get tickets and learn more information!

Saturday, July 20 

Fly Me to the Moon! 2-3pm

Where: 60 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, join us for a variety of moon-related activities, crafts, videos & snacks. Fun and fascinating for the whole family!

 Sunday, July 21

Yaymaker Events: Paint Nite, Plant Nite, and Candle Maker! 7-9:30pm

Where: George Street Ale House

Sign up for Paint Nite! Enjoy great food and drinks while painting your own masterpiece! No experience necessary.  Use code localyaymaker to get $10 off your ticket price!

For more information on the event and the venue click here