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February 3, 2015Feb 03, 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd - Today, the Dunkin Donuts inside the New Brunswick train station and located at 335 George Street is going to contribute 50% of all proceeds to Elijah's Promise, as a part of their Dough Raiser campaign to help local organizations. Please make a trip to get your afternoon coffee or afternoon snack at the Dunkin Donuts to help support a local organization that provides shelter and food to the needy of New Brunswick. 

Feb 10Feb 10, 2015

 February 10th - Have you made your reservations for Valentine's Day? What are you waiting for? With so many dining options in downtown New Brunswick it's easy, and the mouth watering specials are endless. Delta's is having a Week of Love with special events starting tonight for Tini Twosday. Christopher's at The Heldrich, Hotoke, Steakhouse 85, Panico's, Glass Woods Tavern, Catherine Lombardi's, Clydz and Tumulty's are all hosting special Valentine Dinner plates - so pick up the phone and make a reservation today! And if you haven't purchased that special gift, Coast to Coast Jewelry & Safa's are running specials - many of the downtown businesses offering only 3 1/2% sales tax. And if you prefer to send a gift, Bunch-a-Balloons and Redwood Florist are the perfect locations to contact and have something delivered to the office or home. 

February 23, 2015Feb 23, 2015

Monday, February 23rd - The New Brunswick Free Public Library will ring in the Year of the Sheep with an afternoon of crafts and performances on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room. Sponsored by the Confucius Institution of Rutgers University, this festive program will feature Chinese calligraphy, Chinese knotting, paper cutting, colorful folk dancing, Chinese Yo-Yo performances and delicious food. Bring the whole family to learn about Chinese culture and celebrate the new year with us. Chinese New Year falls on February 19th in 2015 and is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar with many traditions. Some of the typical practices are: families gather together for dinner, eating dishes that symbolize good fortune and health, children wear new clothes and receive red envelopes with money that will bring them good luck for the upcoming new year, and clean up their clutter to "remove the old and welcome the new." The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University(CIRU) was formed in partnership with Jilin University in China and with support from the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)/Confucius Institute Headquarters.  CIRU aims to broaden Chinese language instruction, promote Chinese culture, spur the development of Chinese Studies, and advance a wide range of cultural exchanges of the U.S. and China.

January 6, 2016 Jan 06, 2016

Wednesday, January 6th - The Frog and the Peach is offering their infamous $1.00 oysters for the whole month of January. The oysters are offered all day long, at the bar or at a table. Fisher's Island Oysters, based in New York state, deliver the oysters directly to The Frog and the Peach with no middleman! Sounds like a great quality product for a great quality price! For more information, visit www.frogandpeach.com. 

January 8, 2016Jan 08, 2016

Friday, January 8th - Elijah's Promise has a lot of wonderful programming for the community. Starting out the year with "Let's Cook 2016", a four part cooking class series held on each Thursdays between January 14th to February 4th, from 5:30PM-8:30PM each class, that teaches healthy cooking on a budget. Please register to participate here

January 13, 2016Jan 13, 2016

Wednesday, January 13th - Elijah's Promise "Let's Cook 2016": 4-part cooking class series held on Thursdays from 5:30PM-8:30PM that teaches healthy cooking on a budget. Please register to participate here

January 14, 2016Jan 14, 2016

Thursday, January 14th - Saint Peter's Healthcare System will soon be premiering Privasent, a new technology that will allow patients a unique and secure identity to quickly collect the patients information and medical records to make continuous visits at any Saint Peter's University Hospital or affiliated facility easier with registration and check-out. Read the full press release here: http://www.saintpetershcs.com/News-and-Events/News/Privasent-Coming-to-Saint-Peter-s/.

January 18, 2016Jan 18, 2016

Monday, January 18th - The New Brunswick Community Food Alliance is having their 5th Annual Community Food Forum on Saturday, January 23rd from 9:00am - 1:00pm in the A.C. Redshaw Elementary School at 216 Livingston Avenue. Learn what is happening in the community, share your thoughts on how to improve the food system in New Brunswick, and be inspired to build a better food system in your city. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Elijah's Promise Culinary School. There will be children's activities and English-Spanish translators available. Please RSVP at www.nbfood.org. 

January 20, 2016Jan 20, 2016

Wednesday, January 20th - Don't miss out on the opportunity to vote for your favorite arts venue, art gallery, cultural downtown, and more in the Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards. Polls are open and will remain open until February 11th so vote NOW at http://jerseyarts.votepca2016.sgizmo.com/s3/.

January 22, 2016Jan 22, 2016

Tuesday, January 26th - Don't miss out on the opportunity to vote for your favorite arts venue, art gallery, cultural downtown, and more in the Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards. Polls are open and will remain open until February 11th so vote NOW at http://jerseyarts.votepca2016.sgizmo.com/s3/.

January 28, 2016Jan 27, 2016

Thursday, January 28th - REGISTER NOW for Alfa Art Gallery's Palette Party. Two sessions are available; one on February 6th and the other on February 12th. Both events will be with Instructor Zareena Uddin. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door; reservations are required ahead of time. Must be 21 years old or older to attend. Event will be held at 108 Church Street in downtown New Brunswick. To RSVP or ask questions, email PaletteParty@alfaart.org or call 732-296-6720. 

January 31, 2016Feb 01, 2016

Sunday, January 31st - Old Bay Restaurant is holding their annual Mardi Gras Celebration on Tuesday, February 9th from 4PM-2AM. Live Music, New Orleans Style Buffet, Beads, Masks, Giveaway from Magic Hat, and a Live Radio Broadcast from WDHA. For more information, visit www.oldbayrest.com.

February 2, 2016Feb 02, 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd - REGISTER NOW for Alfa Art Gallery's Palette Party. Two sessions are available; one on February 6th and the other on February 12th. Both events will be with Instructor Zareena Uddin. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door; reservations are required ahead of time. Must be 21 years old or older to attend. Event will be held at 108 Church Street in downtown New Brunswick. To RSVP or ask questions, email PaletteParty@alfaart.org or call 732-296-6720. 

February 8, 2016Feb 08, 2016

Monday, February 8th - Old Bay Restaurant is holding their annual Mardi Gras Celebration on Tuesday, February 9th from 4PM-2AM. Live Music, New Orleans Style Buffet, Beads, Masks, Giveaway from Magic Hat, and a Live Radio Broadcast from WDHA. For more information, visit www.oldbayrest.com. 

February 10, 2016Feb 09, 2016

Wednesday, February 10th - Join Saint Peter's Healthcare System as they throw a Unity-in-Diversity celebration for Black History Month. The event will be held on Thursday, February 18th, from 1PM-2PM in the Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center at Saint Peter's University Hospital. The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Carolyn Daniels, the Executive Director of the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health for the State of New Jersey. All are welcomed and invited. For more information, contact the Community Outreach office at Saint Peter's Healthcare System at 732-745-8551.

February 12, 2016Feb 12, 2016

Friday, February 12th - Save the Date for the 4th Annual New Brunswick Community Food Alliance Black History Month event on Thursday, February 25th at 6PM at the Crossroads Theater at 7 Livingston Avenue. The event will feature a free movie screening and panel discussion on "Changing Face of Harlem: A Documentary by Shawn Batey". All are invited. More information will follow as it becomes available. Visit the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance at www.nbfood.org. 

February 16, 2016Feb 16, 2016

Tuesday, February 16th - Located on the ground floor of One Spring Street, The Bank of Princeton in Downtown New Brunswick is now offering a 1.20% APY until 2017 on both Princeton Savings and Money Market accounts. Some exclusions do apply. Please call The Bank of Princeton at 732-993-0066 for complete details and information. 

February 18, 2016Feb 18, 2016

Thursday, February 18th - 10 Hairy Legs, a local dance performance company, is being featured on this Sunday's State of the Arts on February 21st, broadcasted on NJTV at 8PM and WHYY at 11AM. C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", the beloved and magical novel comes to life through dance! The classic story, set in the fictitious Narnia, features all of your favorite characters - the heroine Lucy and her brother Edmund, The White Witch, The Wolf, The Faun, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver Nymphs, Giants and of course Aslan The Lion. Follow them through the land of forever Winter to see if they can break the evil spell cast by The White Witch. Costumes by Abraham Cruz, Lighting and Scenic Design by John Lasiter. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. This production had its World Premiere at The NJ Performing Arts Center on January 30, 2016, and was underwritten in part by a Major Grant from The Hyde and Watson Foundation. 

February 22, 2016Feb 22, 2016

Monday, February 22nd - Lustig Dance Theatre presents a series of wondrous ballets that includes Uncertain Steps on February 27th, a ballet that features Baroque dancing brought to life by three elegant dancing couples. Luminaire, a futuristic and quite original whirlwind creation of fast-flying dancers, set to electronic music. Lastly, a new original piece created by accomplished choreographer Bat Abbit. The performance will be at the Willagers Theatre at 475 DeMott Lane in Somerset, NJ. Tickets are $20 for General Admission and $10 for Students. To learn more, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1094818327203514/

February 26, 2016Feb 26, 2016

Friday, February 26th - 

SAMUEL J. PEREZ JOINS REBENACK, ARONOW & MASCOLO, LLP

Attorney Samuel PerezNEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (Feb. 2016) – Samuel J. Perez, resident of Franklin Park, NJ, has joined the law firm Rebenack, Aronow & Mascolo, LLP (“RAM Law”) as associate focusing his practice on personal injury and workers’ compensation matters.

Among his professional activities, Perez is an active member of the New Jersey Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Association, and also the New Jersey Association for Justice.

Perez is a 2007 graduate of Seton Hall Law and received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. After completing law school, Perez clerked for the Honorable Dennis V. Nieves, J.S.C. at the Middlesex County Courthouse.

RAM Law, with offices in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ, is a specialized litigation firm focusing on personal injury cases, leveraging its extensive courtroom experiences, technological and negotiation skills to deliver its clients the best possible results.

For more information, visit www.ramlawnj.com.

March 1, 2016Feb 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 1st - Today kicks off New Brunswick Jazz Project's Women in Jazz month, in celebration of National Women's History Month. NBJP includes female musicians in their roster of regularly scheduled events, but during March - Women’s History Month, NBJP pays honors the spirit of the women who were jazz pioneers. Women like trumpeters Clora Bryant and Valaida Snow and guitarist/bassist Carline Ray who despite remarkable talent and drive, struggled to claim a place on the bandstand. Women are still a minority in the jazz world, but they definitely have a strong, visible presence and much wider recognition. The 2016 Women in Jazz Series will feature jazz veterans like saxophonist Virginia Mayhew, organist Akiko as well as new lionesses- bassists/vocalists Camille Thurman and Mimi Jones and fourteen year old jazz vocal prodigy, Alexis Morrast. Sixteen performances will take place at The Hyatt, Esquina Latina, Tumulty’s Pub, Garden State Ale House and Due Mari-all located in downtown New Brunswick.



Since April 2010, the New Brunswick Jazz Project has been dedicated to sustaining the legacy of this uniquely American music form in the New Brunswick area. New Brunswick is, and has been for many years, a cultural hub, but until 2010, there were no regular opportunities to enjoy jazz locally. NBJP hosts multiple, FREE, jazz performances weekly and every September co-presents the Central Jersey Jazz Festival in downtown New Brunswick along with Flemington and Somerville in their respective towns. During the past six years NBJP has presented over 800 free shows featuring international and regionally acclaimed jazz artists.



http://nbjp.org

March 3, 2016Mar 03, 2016

Thursday, March 3rd - Alfa Art Gallery is pleased to announce the first exhibition to start off the spring season, The New Brunswick Art Salon: featuring Arts Council of Princeton. This exhibition will exclusively feature art instructors from Arts Council of Princeton, bringing their professional knowledge and recent artistic visions to the availability of Alfa Art Gallery audience.

Merging the New Brunswick Community Arts Council and Arts Council of Princeton presents a unique opportunity for all members, artists, and interested parties to explore and collaborate new ideas, opportunities, and art forms. 

Exhibition Duration: March 1st – April 23rd, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, March 11th, 2016 at 7:00pm

March 8, 2016Mar 08, 2016

Tuesday, March 8th - Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Meet the Freeholders event is March 15th. 

Meet The Freeholders

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Location: Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison NJ

March 15, 2016 at 8:30am - 10:00am

Details: 

Connect with Middlesex County Freeholders as they share Economic Development Opportunities for your business. "Meet The Freeholders" is Moderated by Bert Baron of WCTC 1450 AM and offers the opportunity to network with key Community & Business Leaders. 



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Non-Member Price: $45

Member Price: $35

 

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March 14, 2016Mar 14, 2016

Monday, March 14th - The New Brunswick Free Public Library will be celebrating its Seventh Annual Indian Holi Festival on Saturday, April 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s Carl T. Valenti Community Room. The performances will begin after remarks by Mr. Upendra J. Chivukula, Commissioner of the Board of Public Utility. 

Holi is an exuberant festival of colors celebrated in the month of March. Originally called Holika, it is meant to be a festival that brings people together. Meeting and greeting friends and relatives and exchanging sweets and gifts are integral parts of Holi. 

The celebration will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Mehndi, the Indian henna tattoo that is applied to the hands. This temporary tattoo plays varied roles in Indian culture. After henna is applied and dries, it leaves an ornate, brownish orange design that will stay on for a few days. From

1:30 to 3:00 p.m., there will be a display of regional dresses, an Indian jewelry display, children activities, free raffle, and music and dance performances by the Rutgers students, and Hindi USA. In addition, a variety of Indian food and delicacies will be provided for sampling.

Finally, from 3:00-4:00 p.m., Holi color play (throwing colored powder) will take place on the library’s front lawn (weather permitting). If you want to participate in color play, please make sure to wear old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty! After color play, please understand that we will be unable to have you back inside the library building.

Please come and join us for this wonderful community event. 

This family event is free and open to the public. This program has been organized in conjunction with the Rutgers Indian Graduate Students Association (RIGSA), Hindi USA, and the South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI). RIGSA organizes a number of social gatherings and cultural shows each semester. Hindi USA is the largest Hindi volunteer organization in USA. SATHI is a program based out of UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for improving health and well-being of South Asian community. 

The food for this program has been generously donated by Bollywood Tadka Restaurant in East Brunswick and Bombay Grill Restaurant in North Brunswick. Other program sponsors are Unity Square Community Center, Rutgers Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service, PRAB Harmony Family Success Center. This event will be covered by TV Asia and 100.7 FM and 104.7 FM Radio Zindagi. 

For more information about this event, please contact librarian Kavita Pandey at 732-745-5108 x20 or kavita@lmxac.org or visit the website www.nbfpl.org.

March 18, 2016Mar 17, 2016

Friday, March 18th - In Downtown New Brunswick, Alfa Art Gallery's own Vesselin Kourtev was recently selected as the Featured Artist of the Month in the Discover Jersey Arts "News + Now" newsletter. Born in Bulgaria, Vesselin Kourtev filters his experiences into the imagery in paintings and collages he creates. He founded New Brunswick's Alfa Art Gallery in 2007 after moving to New Jersey five years prior and is now head Art Director and Resident artist at the gallery. To view Vesselin's Artist Gallery, visit here

March 29, 2016Mar 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 29th - VOICES [of September 11th] Center of Excellence for Community Resilience's New Jersey Symposium on Promoting Resilience in Communities Impacted by Trauma is being held on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. Registration begins at 8:30AM, with the Program portion taking place from 9AM-4PM at the Livingston Campus Student Center at Rutgers University, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue in Piscataway, NJ. There is no charge for 9/11 Families, Survivors, and Responders, Symposium Fee for Professionals is $75 with an additional $50 for 5 CEU credits. Students pay $25 and an Exhibitor Table Fee is $100. 9/11 families, responders and survivors are invited guests. Mental health and public health providers, emergency managers and law enforcement professionals working with victims' families, responders and survivors are encouraged to attend. Continental breakfast and lunch is included. For more information or questions, contact Voices of September 11th at 203-966-3911 or email symposium@voicesofsept11.org. 

March 31, 2016Mar 31, 2016

Thursday, March 31st - Next Wednesday, April 6th, the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick will continue their Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series where talented musicians provide free performances to attendees, followed by a free lunch for all. The April 6th performance will feature Luciano Minetti, which will draw on his Italian musical roots and on his passion and love for jazz. The performance will bridge the gap between the various Italian songs and jazz standards that mean the most to Luciano. Any questions, please call 732-545-1005 or email secretary@firstreformedchurch.net. 

April 6, 2016Apr 06, 2016

Tuesday, April 6th - The New Brunswick Free Public Library is presenting its 9th Annual Photography Contest! The contest theme this year is "Freedom: Capture Your World." Everyone’s world is different. Show us what it looks like from your perspective!

Please include a brief caption detailing the title of your photograph, where it was taken (city, state), and when it was taken. Submitted photos must be taken between February 1, 2016 and May 14, 2016.

The contest submission form with complete details is available in the library, or click here to download an editable PDF which you can fill out on a computer before printing or emailing with your submissions. (O haga click aquí para bajar el PDF cual puede llenar en la computadora antes de imprimir o mandarlo por correo electrónico con su submision.)

Please read and follow all submission requirements listed on the submission form. Email submissions to nbphotocontest@gmail.com. Call 732-745-5108 ext. 20 or email kavita@lmxac.org with any questions.

Photographs entered in the contest will be displayed in a group exhibition at the George Street Playhouse, the New Brunswick Cultural Center in Crossroads Theater, and the New Brunswick Free Public Library. A panel of professional photographers and library staff will judge the submissions for first, second, and third place. Winners will be announced at the Photography Contest Exhibition Reception on Friday, June 10th, at 6 PM at the library.

Photos will be on display at the George Street Playhouse and Crossroads Theatre from June 10th through June 30th, 2016 and at the Library from June 10th to July 30th, 2016.

The contest and related events are free and open to the public. This contest is open to all ages! There will also be three Photography Workshops, detailed below. Feel free to download a flier here.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State.

County of Middlesex NJ council of the arts DiscoverJerseyArts - See more at: http://nbfpl.org/events.html#sthash.V493wuqL.dpuf

April 8, 2016Apr 08, 2016

Friday, April 8th - The New Brunswick Free Public Library's Book Sale is an annual event, usually held in mid-April. The Friends organize a wide array of items and sell them at incredibly low prices! There are always thousands of books as well as DVDs, CDs, and more!! The dates for the next Book Sale are scheduled as follows:

Friday, April 15, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


In the Carl T. Valenti Community Room. Please note that the library closes at 5 p.m. on Friday -- only the Community Room will remain open until 7 p.m. on April 15.

April 14, 2016Apr 14, 2016

Thursday, April 14th - The First Reformed Church Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series featuring Tim Brown (piano) & John Kormanski (clarinet), and Katrina Kormanski (cello) will be on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 12:30PM. Free lunch follows a free recital; all located at First Reformed Church at 9 Bayard Street. For more information, visit www.firstreformedchurch.net. 

April 19, 2016Apr 18, 2016

Tuesday, April 19th - N.B. Free Public Library Photography Workshop "How to Get Great Prints Either Online or in a Lab" at 6:30PM at the NBFPL, led by professional photographer & speaker Andrew Darlow. Register for free by calling 732-745-5108, Ext. 20. 

April 21, 2016Apr 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21st - The Frog and the Peach is teaming up with Destination Dogs - Mutiny on The Bounty

A Culinary Trip Around the World

Thursday April 28, 7:00

$85 plus tax and tip

Alternating Courses from

Chefs Jimmy Cronk and Bruce Lefebvre

Each course paired wth its appropriate beverage, from Sack to Grog

Click to See the Menu

 

Reserve your berth now:

732 846 3216

April 25, 2016Apr 25, 2016

Monday, April 25th - As reported by Peter Genovese on NJ.com, the state of New Jersey was named the Best Food State by Saveur Magazine: "America's ''most edible'' state, with a food culture "more rich, diverse and passionate'' than even New York and California?

Yes, New Jersey.

Saveur magazine is devoting this entire month to singing the culinary praises of the Garden State, "the unsung hero state of American eating.''

"This isn't a matter of paying overdue appreciation to an underdog; it's recognition that, by so many measures of what makes a place's food enlightening and profound and just plain delicious, New Jersey is simply the most logical champion of good eating,'' Max Falkowitz says in the intro to the ongoing series.

That's nice, although they couldn't find someone from Jersey to write the lead piece? Max's a self-described "ice cream whisperer'' and "tea-addictive'' native New Yorker.

N.J. Pizza Power Rankings: We have a new No. 1!

N.J. Pizza Power Rankings: We have a new No. 1!

 

The series so far has included profiles on New Jersey'sfreshest, tastiest mozzarella (written by a Philadelphia resident); Shriver's Salt Water Taffy in Ocean City;Taskin Bakery in PatersonNewark's Ironbound and Jersey's standing as the real hot dog heaven.

The latter is not to be confused with Hot Dog Heaven,the ultimate guide to the state's hot dogs, a special issue I did for Inside Jersey magazine back in 2014.

"Ask anyone about their hometown food and you'll eventually get them going,'' Falkowitz says of the Saveur series.  "But in Jersey, well, maybe there's something in the water, but Jersey folks take local food pride to scary levels.'' 

Good to see national media finally realizing New Jersey is a special food destination. We've been saying it for years. "

April 27, 2016Apr 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 27th - The NJ International Film Festival-Summer 2016 will be starting in less than 5 weeks at Rutgers University. Special Promotions and Events:

-All films screened as part of the New Jersey International Film Festival 

are New Jersey or Area Premieres!

-Jimmy John’s of New Brunswick and Capitol Corn & Confections will be providing free food prior to all the New Jersey International Film Festival Screenings!

-Free Parking in Rutgers University lots near the screening space!

Saturday-June 4-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $12; $10; $9



Mother’s Day – Jeff Tan (Long Island City, New York) 


Tragedy forces a mother and son to say goodbye. Starring Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo. 2016; 7 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Jeff Tan and Lead Actor Gabriel Furman! 



Jef Needs Ice Cream – Dave Conte  (Astoria, New York) 


A comedic short about a guy named Jef who goes to his friend's apartment to smoke some left-over weed, only to realize that Brad didn't leave any ice cream behind in his fridge. . . 2015; 11 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Dave Conte!  



D.L. Fitzsimmons presents: The Class Acts –Nicholas Stonehouse (Sewell, New Jersey)


The members of a vaudeville troupe decide to rebuild their show and give the limelight one last shot. 2015; 18 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Nicholas Stonehouse!



Occupy, Texas – Jeff Barry (New York, New York)


A timely feature film about life after a failed ‘revolution’:  having spent 7 years in New York City, fighting against Wall Street greed, a disillusioned protester goes back to his upper middle-class home in Texas, where he must repair his rift with his two teenage sisters, and with his past. 2015; 93 min.  With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Jeff Barry and Lead Actor Gene Gallerano!


Sunday-June 5-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $12; $10; $9



What Martha Said? – Susan Skoog (Montclair, New Jersey) 


After seeing on Facebook that her child wasn’t invited to a birthday party, PTA president Martha decides to stir up trouble in the real world. 2016; 11 min. 



Wifey Redux – Robert McKeon (Venice, California)
 

In this dark comedy, based on a story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry, a man becomes obsessed with chasing away his teenage daughter's new boyfriend 2016; 22 min.



The Other Kids – Chris Brown (San Francisco, California) 


The Other Kids follows six teenagers as they struggle through their final days of high school in the small, gold rush town of Sonora, CA. This unique and moving film is a hybrid mix of documentary and fiction, and emerged via a collaboration between the filmmaker and the teenagers who crafted and improvised the various stories.  Impending graduation and adulthood brings each of these 17-year-olds to the edge of an emotional precipice. When safety nets prove illusory, it’s up to each of them to find a way to save themselves – and each other. 2016; 95 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Chris Brown!

AND MANY MORE! VISIT NJFILMFEST.COM.

 

May 3, 2016May 02, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd - If you're free tonight and want something to do, consider going to the Zimmerli Art Museum for their monthly Art After Hours program happening this evening. 

ART AFTER HOURS: FIRST TUESDAYS

May 3, 2016 / 5 to 9pm

Free admission & complimentary refreshments 

Unwind after classes or work with music, curator-led tours, Slide Jam, and complimentary refreshments.

 5:00pm - 8:30pm / Music

The once solo performers Kayla Barone (a singer, songwriter, and pianist) and Ray Rubio (a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist) recently joined talents forming Kay and Ray to develop their unique style of pop, blues, and hip hop.

 6 and 6:30pm / Curator-led Tours

Sophie Ong, PhD Candidate in the Department of Art History at Rutgers and Andrew W. Mellon Summer Intern 2015, provides insight into the exhibition Raging Through Time: The Art of David Wojnarowicz ( http://zimmerli.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=AMoVbaEBoQABAAAEqAAJhG8 ) (6pm), followed by a tour of Abstraction Squared ( http://zimmerli.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=AMoVbaEBoQABAAAFvgAJhG8 ) (6:30pm) by Betty Jarvis, Graduate Curatorial Assistant and MA Candidate in the Department of Art History at Rutgers.

 7pm / Slide Jam

Spencer Merolla ( http://zimmerli.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=AMoVbaEBoQABAAAIFgAJhG8 ) explores the tension between private and public grieving behaviors, the material culture of mourning, and objects as repositories of memory, incorporating human hair, funeral clothes, and found photographs in her art. Ben Suga-s ( http://zimmerli.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=AMoVbaEBoQABAAAJbQAJhG8 ) amorphous creations in clay and debris merge his background in indigenous materials and pottery with his interest in systems and man-made landscape transformation. The presentations are followed by an audience Q&A opportunity.

Complimentary Refreshments. Additional Menu Available for Purchase in PaparazZi Café ( http://zimmerli.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=AMoVbaEBoQABAAAMGAAJhG8 ) .

Admission is FREE to all.

For details, visit the webpage ( http://zimmerli.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=AMoVbaEBoQABAAAOVgAJhG8 ) . 

May 9, 2016May 09, 2016

Monday, May 9th - In today's hustle and bustle lifestyle, we all need an occasional or daily caffeine fix. If you're looking for a cheap quality coffee that won't break the bank, take advantage of a $1.50 for a 16 ounce iced coffee at Deli Plaza & Deli at Elm Row for the entire month of May. This is the perfect treat as the weather is finally warming up. Stop by today and visit this great little gem in downtown New Brunswick. 

May 18, 2016 May 18, 2016

Wednesday, May 18th - Sign up now for the American Conference on Diversity's Annual Diversity Stride on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the North Cove Field in Liberty State Park at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, in Jersey City, NJ. Registration begins at 10:30AM and the first step-off is at 11:30AM. Click here to register today! 

May 25, 2016May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25th - The Old Bay Restaurant will be having its 5th Annual Old Bay Food & Music Festival on Sunday, May 29th. Doors open at 3pm. There will be live music all day and night by your favorite local musicians: New Brunswick Jazz Project, Mad Notes, Mike Montrey Band, and the Deloreans. A fee of $15 will include a free t-shirt to the first 100 patrons, Cajun food buffet, outdoor shellfish broil, giveaways, amazing craft beers on tap, and more. Join them at 65 Church Street in downtown New Brunswick this Sunday! For more information, visit www.oldbayrest.com.  

June 2, 2016Jun 01, 2016

Thursday, June 2nd - Hard rocking rhythms and virtuoso concerto playing will rule the stage on Saturday, June 4 at the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra’s annual spring concert at Christ Church in downtown

New Brunswick

About this Exhibition/Event

The concert – “Four x 4” will feature four new or recent pieces by four adventurous composers. Led by conductor Mark Hyczko, the musicians of New Brunswick’s oldest classical music ensemble will tackle two works by 20-something composers from NYC: Judd Greenstein and Mohammed Fairouz. Both artists combine serious classical chops with a taste for fast-paced rock-infused rhythms and chunky melodies. Greenstein’s “Four on the Floor”, originally for string quartet and recently expanded to string orchestra, explores the ancient idea of the “perpetual motion machine” with pairs of instruments exploring contrasting grooves. Fairouz’ “The Named Angels” weaves minimalist harmonies around funky world music melodies and danceable beats.



At the center the show will be Alberto Ginastera’s 1965 masterpiece, Concerto per corde (Concerto for Strings). Comprising fragments of works the Argentine composer had written for chamber performances at the Kennedy Center by such luminaries as the legendary cellist Pablo Casals, the concerto features blistering solos for each of the orchestra’s instruments, combined in a haunting folk-like score.



As in previous years, the NBCO’s June concert will include a new work commissioned from a Rutgers composition student, chosen from the the brilliant Mason Gross composition program. This year’s winner is Jinsil Lee, who has written a fiery and entertaining concerto for piano and orchestra entitled “The Beginning” that features pianist Carl Patrick Bolleia.



The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students).  Parking is available in the deck next door and another down the street from Christ Church, which is located at 5 Paterson Street, between Neilson and George streets.



Purchase tickets and find out more information on our website: ReframingClassicalMusic.org.

 

June 7, 2016Jun 08, 2016

Tuesday, June 7th - Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission has just released a new mobile app that gives Middlesex County visitors access to all of the information about what multicultural events and sites that Middlesex County has to offer. To start exploring the app, text message the word "culture" to 56512 and you will receive a response with instructions on how to download the app. Any questions, call the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission at 732-745-4489.

June 9, 2016Jun 09, 2016

Thursday, June 9th - The 2016 New Jersey International Film Festival started on June 4th and will continue during the next couple of weeks. 21 films will have their New Jersey or Area Premiere screenings as part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2016. Some of these include: Jeff Barry’s Occupy, Texas -- a timely feature film about life after a failed ‘revolution’; Jeff Tan’s emotional short Mother’s Day which stars Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo; Robert McKeon’s Wifey Redux -- a dark comedy based on a story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry; Chris Brown’s unique and moving film The Other Kids which is a hybrid mix of documentary and fiction; Elvie Mae Parian Chilltown, USA -- an  illuminating feature-length documentary highlights the thriving music scene in Jersey City; Chris Gero’s Nathan East: For The Record -- a great music documentary on  one of the most influential bass players working today; Augusta Palmer’s wonderful animated film A is for Aye-Aye: An Abecedarian Adventure;  Bulent Gunduz’s Kurdistan-Kurdistan -- a sensitive feature film about the tension between tradition and modernity, and the difficulty of returning home; Javier Chillon’s beautifully shot and suspenseful futuristic tale They Will Al Die in Space; M. Woods’s surreal experimental film Post-Panoptic Gazing; Pat Murphy’s documentary Psychedila thoughtfully chronicles the use of mind-altering drugs; Alvaro Congosto’s  The Suitor -- a thrilling romance set during the night that Orson Welles broadcast The War of the Worlds; Joe Garrity’s lovely and surreal Twinsburg; Daniel Maldonado’s feature film H.O.M.E. -- a meditation on urban communication, alienation, and serendipitous encounters told through the lens of a disconnected city in constant motion; and many others. See the attached schedule for more information on these and the other films or visit our website: www.njfilmfest.com

June 13, 2016Jun 13, 2016

Monday, June 13th - La Bagel in New Brunswick, famously known for their large fresh bagels, is offering some great promotions for the months of June and July. Choose from four great deals:

1. Buy a Bakers Dozen of Bagels (13) and get 3 Free Bagels.

2. Buy Bakers Dozen of Bagels to Receive a 1/4 Lb. of Cream Cheese of Any Kind for Free

3. Free Can of Soda or Small Coffee with Any Lunch Sandwiches

4. Free Can of Soda or Small Coffee with Any Breakfast Platter

For More Information, call La Bagel (New Brunswick location only) at 732-543-2266.

June 21, 2016Jun 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 21st - Salvation Army New Brunswick is hosting a Summer Day Camp that also acts as a Vacation Bible School for children ages 6-13 years old with the theme of "Heros of the Bible". The duration is 6 weeks long from July 5th to August 13th, Monday to Friday from 9:00AM-4:00PM. Program consists of breakfast, lunch and snacks, devotionals, sport activities, board games, arts & crafts, two trips per week, group activities, cooking, research, and prizes & gifts. The registration fee is $25.00 and the cost for all 6 weeks is $360 for a total cost of $385. Register now as space is limited! Call for Registration Information is 732-545-1477. All fees are non-refundable and MUST Be paid in full before July 1st. 

June 27, 2016Jun 27, 2016

Monday, June 27th - There will be an Independence Day Celebration with Dolley Madison on Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 1PM and 3PM at the East Jersey Old Town Village at Johnson Park at 1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. 

The American Historical Theatre presents Dolley Madison at East Jersey Old Town Village on Monday, July 4, 2016. Madison was born into a wealthy Quaker family who moved to Philadelphia to allow their daughter to be educated. When her second husband, James Madison, became President, she made great use of her education to create a rapport with her guests that made her one of the most sought-after women of her time. Her wit, charm, education and popularity made her a trend-setter. She experimented with fashion, introduced ice cream to the United States and hosted children's events, introducing the Easter Egg Roll at the White House.

 

Free of Charge - Registration Required

732.745.3030, ext. 310

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Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732.745.3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay Service. An Assistive Listening System will be in use during the program. An American Sign Language Interpreter can be provided with a two-week advance request. Wheelchairs are available for visitors.

July 8, 2016Jul 08, 2016

Friday, July 8th - Hub City Sounds is a FREE and Family welcoming Performing, Visual and Culinary Arts festival series with events for all tastes! Local artists are featured at neighborhood parks and theatre venues located in the heart of Downtown New Brunswick, NJ. Festivalgoers are welcome to bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating at park events, and Delectable Delights will be available for purchase.This year's kick off introduces an all inclusive theatre festival featuring musical, visual, and theatre performances from local and national artists. The performance types, styles and cuisine will vary reflecting the diverse population of New Brunswick's community and of the region. This weekly series will consist of over 50 performances showcasing Indo-American, Latino, Caribbean, African American and Irish-American communities, highlighting multiple genres; including jazz, reggae, punk, soul, dance, salsa, drumming (traditional, African and Tabla), Celtic Rock, and more.

 

The current line-up is:

July 24 - (1pm to 6pm)

Guelaguetza

@Boyd Park, Rt. 18 North:

Featuring the beautiful food, music, cultural dances, and traditions from Oaxaca, Mexico.

August 6 - (1pm to 6pm)

Hub City Theatre Festival 

@ Livingston Avenue, between George Street & New Street:

Featuring New Brunswick's District Jazz Band (high school and middle school musicians), live acoustic street performances, pop-up theatre, fire breathers, and sneak previews of musical and performance acts that will be featured throughout the entire Hub City Sounds series.

August 13 - (12pm to 6pm)

1st Annual Indo-American Festival

@ Boyd Park, Rt. 18 North:

Offering mouthwatering treats, music and theatre performances inspired by the rich tradition and culture of India.

August 20 - (2pm to 4pm)

Motion: Best of New Jersey Dance

@ Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Avenue:

Featuring some of the region's best professional dance artists, curated by coLAB Arts.

August 27 - (1pm to 6pm)

1st Annual Caribbean Festival

@ Livingston Avenue, between George Street & New Street:

Featuring Caribbean cuisine, music and dance performances including reggae, soca and calypso.

September 11 - (12pm to 6pm)

Rock New Brunswick

@ Boyd Park, Rt. 18 North:

Punk music and entertainment, featuring Latin Rock and Afro Punk performances, curated by coLAB Arts.

September 17 - (1pm to 6pm)

4th Annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival

on Livingston Avenue

Featuring an unparalleled collaboration between 3 communities in 3 different counties consisting of the Flemington, New Brunswick and Somerville.

September 17- (1pm to 3pm)

"Making Character Masks"

@George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue:

In this fun, hands-on workshop, children and their parents will create an original character mask and learn acting techniques to bring it to life! Led by Teaching Artists from the George Street Playhouse.

September 17- (1:30 to 3:30)

"Dance Workshop"

@ Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Avenue:

Participate in a Dance Workshop hosted by the world renowned American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School Teaching Artists, inspired by the rhythms and beats of this festive weekend. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

September 18 - (1pm to 6pm)

Corazon Latino Festival: Kick off to Latino Heritage Month

@ Joyce Kilmer Park:

Come enjoy the rich Latino and Caribbean culture of New Brunswick, traditional cultural dances, music and much more.



 www.newbrunswickarts.org/hub-city-sounds-festival/

July 15, 2016Jul 14, 2016

Thursday, July 28th - New Brunswick Ciclovia – a free, citywide initiative that closes the streets to cars and opens them to people – promotes healthy active living through experiencing New Brunswick’s vitality, livability, and diversity in a safe place for people to exercise and play. During Ciclovia, the streets become temporarily car-free for 5 hours for families to run, walk, skate, ride bikes, enjoy active events along the route, and explore the city streets.

 
Check out the route for August 6th here.
August 1, 2016Aug 01, 2016

Tuesday, August 2nd - On Sunday, August 7th,  Old Bay Restaurant's Kegs and Eggs at 12PM - $40 Fee includes transportation to and from the Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, a breakfast buffet at the Old Bay, specially tapped kegs for the bus trip, and a behind the scenes brewery tour. Breakfast is at 12PM and departure for the brewery at 1PM.  

August 11, 2016Aug 10, 2016

Thursday, August 11th - State Theatre New Jersey presents free summer kids’ movies, with both morning and evening weekday screenings. Experience your favorite films on the theater’s gigantic 46’ screen, with our state-of-the-art sound system! On August 16th at 10:30AM and 7:00PM, climb aboard for a magical carpet ride with street urchin Aladdin, who has his wishes granted when he frees a genie from a lamp. He soon discovers that evil Jafar has other plans for the lamp—and for Princess Jasmine. Can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine? Can he win her love after she learns he isn't quite what he appears to be? For more information, visit here

August 15, 2016Aug 15, 2016

Monday, August 15th - Join Arts New Brunswick/New Brunswick Cultural Center this coming weekend for their next event in the Hub City Sounds festival series by coming to enjoy "Motion: Best of New Jersey Dance", featuring some of the region's best professional dance artists, curated by coLAB Arts. This free performance will be on Saturday, August 20th from 2PM-4PM at the Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. For more information, visit www.NewBrunswickArts.org. 

August 18, 2016Aug 17, 2016

Thursday, August 18th - It's almost time for Back to School and Far Away Places is having a great promotion this month. Far Away Places: Up to 50% Off All Jewelry & Gifts, and Select Watches through August 30th or while supplies last! Free Gift for everyone; come see their new Tibetan Jewelry & Jim Shore Collection! Follow Far Away Places on Facebook for a Back-to-School Sweepstakes and more free drawings!

August 26, 2016Aug 25, 2016

Friday, August 26th - Join the Alfa Art Gallery for the opening of their newest exhibit "Waves of Illumination: Vesselin Kourtev's Solo Exhibition" on August 27th from 7PM-10PM. All are welcome to explore a retrospective glimpse into Kourtev's evoluting, unique style of painting over his 20-year career.  The pieces chosen offer snapshots into different cycles of Kourtev's work and highlight original stylistic explorations, while displaying his mastery of multiple mediums.  

 

About the Artist  

Vesselin Kourtev has over 20 years of experience as a professional fine artist. Born and raised in Bulgaria, Vesselin Kourtev received a high school degree in Fine Art from the Fine Arts School in the historic city Kazanluk, as well as his MFA degree from The Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Veliko Turnovo, the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire.  From 1989 until 2002, Vesselin worked for the National School of Stage and Film Design in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In the years following, he remained active within the Bulgarian art community and participated in a large number of national and international exhibitions and competitions.  

Vesselin and his wife, Galina, moved to New Jersey in 2002 and founded Alfa Art Gallery in 2007, which has held dozens of both solo and group exhibitions of local and international artists since its opening. He is now head Art Director and Resident artist at the gallery. In addition to working with the community to promote the gallery's presence, Vesselin assists in laying out the design of the exhibitions. Vesselin's work has been featured internationally in exhibits in Berlin, Antwerp, Geneva and Prague. Vesselin was featured in The Good Living Magazine from Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick in 2008 and has exhibited his work in over a dozen shows across New Jersey and New York.  

 

About the Work  

Alfa will be displaying a range of Vesselin's bodies of work throughout his career. His style is uniquely derived, varying in subject matter and style. Some works feature more delicately drawn figures and archetypal motifs with cultural references, whereas others focus on thick application of paint and an abstracted composition.  

Biblical Motif I is a piece representing a cycle exploring collage, primarily using a large piece of rose colored paper as a second material to work upon. It unifies the piece and simultaneously acts as a barrier between the viewer and the figures (biblical references) beyond. 

Life's Mission IV, another mixed media piece, incorporates strong, deep color and pattern along the outer sides, surrounding the center space with cosmic, natural imagery. Kourtev's distinct delicate, mannerist drawing style is evident in the elongated treatment of the center female figure and the fish.  

Red Dots speaks to a new cycle of paintings where Kourtev transitions to larger canvases and focuses on the manipulation of paint. Kourtev's painting technique allows for flatter swaths of paint, creating organic, abstract forms. Two red objects protrude from areas of red color, adding dimension to the work. He juxtaposes these brushstrokes with softer, more delicate details in areas where color overlaps, reflecting the softer strokes made in his drawings. 

Colorful Dreams –1 is one piece in a series of smaller paintings stylistically similar to the series featuring Red Dots. This piece features striking, vivid color atop a white background, increasing the contrast. Kourtev tends to create dreamy references to landscapes and horizons at the bottoms of these images, where the painted forms erupt from the ground. In this painting, a wave-like form arches out from the lower right corner of the painting, and down toward the left. Small, light green brush strokes surrounding the edge of the form add a sense of movement and energy to the overall composition.  

 

About Alfa Art Gallery   

Alfa Art Gallery is a non-profit organization determined to support emerging and well-established artists and to give their work exposure and critical following within the art community.    

 

Contacts: 

Galina Kourteva, Assistant Director and President – Galina@AlfaArt.org 

Kasey Chan, Gallery Assistant – Kasey@AlfaArt.org 

Louise LoBello, Curatorial Intern – Louise@AlfaArt.org 

Corey Allikas, Curatorial Intern – Corey@AlfaArt.org 

Jillian Valdes, Public Relations Intern – Jillian@AlfaArt.org 

 

August 31, 2016Aug 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31st - Raices Cultural Center's Common Ground workshop series continues with a session on Soups, from 3:00pm-4:30pm on Saturday, September 10th. This is a collaborative program between Raices Cultural Center and volunteer chef instructors from Elijah's Promise, with additional support provided by the George Street Co-op. Admission is a donation of fresh organic produce (from your personal garden or can be purchased from the George Street Co-op at 89 Morris Street).

September 7, 2016Sep 06, 2016

Wednesday, September 7th - Hub City Sounds presents Rock New Brunswick: Punk music and entertainment, featuring Latin Rock and Afro Punk performances, curated by coLAB Arts at Boyd Park, 12PM-6PM.

September 12, 2016Sep 12, 2016

Monday, September 12th - Join the last weekend of the Hub City Sounds Festival as they celebrate the Corazon Latino Festival on Sunday, September 18th from 1PM-6PM at Joyce Kilmer Park. 

Kick off to Latino Heritage Month @ Joyce Kilmer Park: come enjoy the rich Latino and Caribbean culture of New Brunswick, traditional cultural dances, music and much more.

Line up for September 18

Starting at 12pm

DJ “Lady C” brings the tunes and performances by:



1:15-1:30


The Suydam Street Worship Team



1:45-2:15


The Good Vibe Tribe



2:25-2:45


Pedro Domech “Danzon”



2:45-3:00


Esparanza’s Youth Coalition cultural flag presentation



3:00-3:30


Amadito



3:40-3:55


Marcelino Garcia



4:10-4:25


Silenzio



4:40-5:10

Los Cimmarones

5:20-6:10

Swing Sabroso

New Brunswick Farmers Market will debut in Joyce Kilmer Park – first time for Hub City Sounds and first time for this location for a Farmers Market.

Other Food Vendors include:

  • Cazuelas Mexican Restaurant
  • Caribbean Delight
  • Lazos Taquitos
  • La China Poblana
  • Las Caguanas Café
  • Italian Ice vendor

“Kid Zone” provided by Jersey Jumpy Inflatables and Chachaandchicos.

September 17, 2016Sep 16, 2016

Saturday, September 17th - Raritan River Environmental Festival at Boyd Park from 12PM-6PM. Live music & entertainment, food & drink vendors, craft vendors, environmental activities, rubber duck race, cardboard canoe race, and more. 

September 22, 2016Sep 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22nd - coLAB Arts presents 

A WATERSHED MOMENT

OUR RIVER IS READY...

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 5-8PMIN ELMER B. BOYD PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK

Rock Dance Collective, photo by Cleo Mack

Rock Dance Collective, photo by Cleo Mak

HAVE A WATERSHED STORY YOU WANT TO SHARE? SUBMIT HERE!

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A WATERSHED MOMENT is an immersive visual and performance art experience that embraces our reconnection to the Raritan River. Please join us for an evening of entertainment, food, beer, and wine as we celebrate coLAB Arts' vision to create more livable, sustainable, and exciting environments through art.

Honoring three community members and organizations that have had major impact on coLAB Arts and the greater arts community in New Brunswick:

Tracey O'Reggio, Community Collaborator; Jim Jack, Community Artist;Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Community Activator

Food will be crafted by local caterer Food Architects, beer provided by Flying Fish, and wine curated by Pino's Wine Shop. 

The evening's performance will include works from Rock Dance Collective, The Secret Opera, and exciting new visual art work that integrates installation and augmented reality to create a full sensory experience.

EVENT TICKETS (Sponsorships are also available by clicking HERE)

Tickets are available at three distinct giving levels:

Tier 1, $150 per ticket ($75 tax deductible) - Access to the full event, including entertainment, food, and beverages.

Tier 2, $200 per ticket ($90 tax deductible) - Access to the full event, including entertainment, food, and beverages. A Tier 2 ticket also secures admission for a New Brunswick neighborhood partner, including students from New Brunswick High School, and community leaders of the Esperanza Neighborhood Project.

Tier 3, $250 per ticket ($105 tax deductible) - Access to the full event, including entertainment, food, and beverages. A Tier 3 ticket also secures admission for two (2) New Brunswick neighborhood partners, including students from New Brunswick High School, and community leaders of the Esperanza Neighborhood Project.

October 4, 2016Oct 04, 2016

Tuesday, October 4th - Hub City Jazz Festival, Inc. began in 2004 with modest goals. It was the brainchild of Allen McGriff, a local New Brunswick, NJ entrepreneur and Mason. Originally called the New Brunswick Jazz Festival, it was a fundraiser for the Progressive Temple Lodge. The festival was a two day weekend event featuring local artists including talented high school musicians. After 5 years, the festival outgrew its original venue and its mission’s expanded. The festival moved to downtown New Brunswick increasing its audience and diversifying the range of performers.

Now, after over ten years in existence the festival has grown into a 4 day destination event attracting jazz enthusiasts throughout the Northeast. During the first three days local and up-in-coming artists are still showcased at restaurant venues throughout downtown New Brunswick. The 4th day hosts the main event with a full day of entertainment provided by internationally-known jazz recording artists such as Alex Bugnon, Nelson Rangell, Gerald Albright, Roy Ayers, Hiroshima Euge Groove, Richard Elliott and Johnathan Butler.

As of 2016 the festival is operating as Hub City Jazz Festival, Inc., a 501(c) 3 company. The festival has always maintained a charitable component donating monies to notable organizations such as Pop Warner and the Ronald McDonald. However as a not-for-profit organization our charitable outreach is expanding with emphasis on promoting music education/exposure for the young. The festival is proud to promote jazz as an art form and to acknowledge its cultural relevance in the field of music as well as provide financial support to charitable and cultural initiatives. Our motto is “Connecting great music which is food for the soul, with a gift from the heart”.


12th Annual Hub City Jazz Festival

November 3 - 6, 2016

All-Star Line-up

Ty Stephens

Valarie Adams & the Dimension Band

James White Band

Bryan Lubeck

Brooke Alford, Artist of the Violin

The JT Project

October 10, 2016Oct 11, 2016

Monday, October 10th - The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra will be at the Zimmerli Art Museum on Sunday, October 30th presenting "Beginnings": A Musical Salon. A FREE series of "musical openings" where members of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra perform short, theme-based contemporary classical mixed with tastings, pourings, and conversation, in an informal atmosphere. The concert will take place from 3PM-5PM. For more information, visit www.reframingclassicalmusic.org. 

October 17, 2016Oct 17, 2016

Monday, October 17th - Downtown New Brunswick is booming with business. In the past month, Investors Bank and Popeye's Chicken opened. Bonchon Chicken is expected to open soon. Some great downtown New Brunswick promotions are also available: 

Brunswick Pizza & Grill at 112 Church Street: 1. Personal Pizza with 6 Wings and 2 Liter Soda for $12.99, 2. 10% Off Any Online Order from brunswickpizza.com, 3. Get $3 Off When You Spend $25 or More on Any Online Order from brunswickpizza.com. All special offers are valid until November 1st.



Far Away Places Imports at 359 George Street: Up to 40% Off All Watches, Diamond& Gemstone Jewelry until October 29th. Enesco/Jim Shore holiday orders up to 25% Off. All Purchases Receive a Free Gift. Check out their Facebook page for Weekly WOW Specials.



Hotoke Restaurant & Lounge at 350 George Street: Happy Hour and Nightly Specials Every Night of the Week. Check them out here

October 27, 2016Oct 26, 2016

Thursday, October 27th - The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra will be at the Zimmerli Art Museum on Sunday, October 30th presenting "Beginnings": A Musical Salon. A FREE series of "musical openings" where members of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra perform short, theme-based contemporary classical mixed with tastings, pourings, and conversation, in an informal atmosphere. The concert will take place from 3PM-5PM. For more information, visit www.reframingclassicalmusic.org. 

October 31, 2016Nov 01, 2016

Monday, October 31st - First Reformed Church and coLAB Arts present "Our Common Thread", a community performance event addressing homelessness in the city of New Brunswick. The performance will take place at Crossroads Theatre at 7 Livingston Avenue on Friday, November 11th, at 7PM. For more information, visit http://www.colab-arts.org/. 

November 9, 2016Nov 09, 2016

Wednesday, November 9th - Turkey season has officially started and Elijah's Promise is hosting the annual Race Against Hunger (previously known as the Turkey Trot) on Saturday, November 12th with registration starting at 9am. For more information, visit www.elijahspromise.org. 

November 16, 2016Nov 15, 2016

Wednesday, November 16th - The New Brunswick Salvation Army is seeking donations for their Coat Drive. The Salvation Army is currently registering families with children ages Newborn to 14 years of age for their Holiday Program 2016. They are in need of new coats for children that are14 years old and younger, as well as diapers for newborns and toddlers, as well as hats, gloves, and scarves for children 14 years old and younger. All donations need to be dropped off by Friday, December 9th. If any questions, please call the Salvation Army at 732-545-1477.

November 23, 2016Nov 22, 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd - The Emerging Leaders Committee from the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the 2016 Holiday Party on December 13th from 6PM-8PM at the George Street Playhouse at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. Cost is $10 for Chamber of Commerce members and $20 for non-members. Please bring a gas or grocery/food card to support our veterans; all donations will be given to VFW Post 370. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. Please contact MCRCC for more information at (732) 745-8090 or by emailing info@mcrcc.org. 

November 29, 2016Nov 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 29th - The 28th Annual Festival of Trees at the American Hungarian Foundation has their opening reception on Sunday, December 11th from 2:00PM-5:00PM at the Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation at 300 Somerset Street. The exhibit runs through Friday, January 13, 2017. For more information, visit www.ahfoundation.org. 

December 6, 2016Dec 05, 2016

Tuesday, December 6th - New Brunswick Public Schools Office of Early Childhood Education is accepting registration for pre-school for New Brunswick residents. Pre-school is available free of charge for 10 months, 6 hours per day. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before October 15, 2016. Three year old children with special needs are eligible for preschool on or after their 3rd birthday. If you are concerned your preschool child is developing or learning differently, you can call your district to request an evaluation for preschool special education and related services by calling 732-745-5300. To schedule an appointment to register for preschool, call the Office of Early Childhood Education at 21 Van Dyke Avenue (McKinley K-Center) at 732-745-5300, Ext. 4060. 

December 16, 2016Dec 16, 2016

Friday, December 16th - The 28th Annual Festival of Trees at the American Hungarian Foundation has their opening reception on Sunday, December 11th from 2:00PM-5:00PM at the Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation at 300 Somerset Street. The exhibit runs through Friday, January 13, 2017. For more information, visit www.ahfoundation.org.

December 21, 2016Dec 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 21st - Crossroads Theatre Company was recently awarded the First Place Gold Award for "Best Place to See a World/NJ Premiere" for the 2nd year in a row by New Jersey Stage magazine and website. Beating out the Papermill Playhouse and Premiere Stages at Kean University in the category, Crossroads Theatre Company was awarded the honor for presenting 50+ Original New Plays in its 38 year history. Check out what new and exciting things are upcoming for the Crossroads Theatre Company by visiting their website at www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org. 

December 28, 2016Dec 28, 2016

Wednesday, December 28th - The 28th Annual Festival of Trees at the Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation at 300 Somerset Street is going on now. The exhibit runs through Friday, January 13, 2017. For more information, visit www.ahfoundation.org.

January 3, 2017Jan 03, 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd - The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting their monthly Happy Hour at Bar Louie in the Brunswick Square Mall. Come enjoy this opportunity to experience a great atmosphere and make new connections! The happy hour is free for Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce members and $10 admission for all non-members. The event will be on Wednesday, January 11th from 5:30PM-7:30PM. To register now, go here

January 9, 2017Jan 09, 2017

Monday, January 9th - New Brunswick Rotary Club is hosting a Rags to Runway Student Fashion Show on Thursday, March 2nd at 6PM at George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Student teams in Fashion/Costume Design programs will compete by creating designs from materials purchased at local thrift shops. The evening also features catered hors d'oeuvres by area restaurants, music and entertainment. Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased online at www.georgestplayhouse.org. For more information, contact Pamela Stalcup at Prevent Child Abuse NJ at pstalcup@preventchildabusenj.org.

January 12, 2017Jan 12, 2017

Thursday, January 12th - Love hockey? Join CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Middlesex County at the Prudential Center on February 6, 2017, to watch the New Jersey Devils play against the Buffalo Sabres! Each ticket purchased will support the CASA cause. Tickets, being sold at a discounted price of $38, include a New Jersey Devils commemorative poster and a $10 food voucher. To buy tickets, go to this website. Indicate that you are purchasing tickets to support CASA of Middlesex County. 

January 17, 2017Jan 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17th - SAVE THE DATE! The Heldrich Craft Beer & Spirit Festival is Saturday, January 28th from 4PM-8PM! 25 local craft brews and spirits will be at the event, benefitting Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Please call Cindy at 732-214-2206 to purchase tickets directly!

January 20, 2017Jan 20, 2017

Friday, January 20th -  The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra will be performing on Sunday, January 29th at the Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Time TBA. A musical exploration of the universe from the subatomic to the alpine is the goal of the first NBCO@ Zimmerli Salon of 2017. In “Dark Matter,” New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra players will perform short works by Mendelssohn, Bartok, John Adams, Pavel Haas, and Jeffrey Ryan.   This free afternoon of passionate music will take place in the informal setting of the Zimmerli Art Museum’s main hall. Between short performances there will be a chance to chat with the musicians and orchestra staff over light snacks and complimentary wine and cheese.  Free parking is available behind the museum off of George Street just off the intersection with Somerset.

January 26, 2017Jan 25, 2017

Thursday, January 26th - 

Presidents Day is Family Day!

Mark your calendar: Monday, February 20, 10am-3pm

 

Back for its 11th year, State Theatre New Jersey’s Family Day festival has become a much-anticipated event for families looking for an exciting way to spend the Presidents Day holiday. Enjoy dozens of activities (many of which are free) in this day-long celebration, including:

  • Performances
  • Workshops
  • Games
  • Drum Circle
  • Ice Sculpting Demonstrations
  • Face Painting
  • Photo Booth
  • Balloon Animals
  • Crafts
  • Costumed Characters
  • Philadelphia Zoo’s “Zoo on Wheels”



There’s so much to do on Family Day that we can’t fit it all into the State Theatre! Additional venues include Crossroads Theatre and the United Methodist Church, both just steps away.





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January 31, 2017Jan 30, 2017

Tuesday, January 31st - In observance of Black History Month, the New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee will present a program and exhibit on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the New Brunswick Free Public Library’s Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

The speaker and expert panel will focus on the historical forces that led from slavery to present issues affecting family and society. Local issues will be specifically addressed. The speakers will include Dr.

Raynard Smith, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care/Pastoral Theology at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He is a board-certified chaplain and pastoral counselor working in hospitals, hospice, and medical clinic contexts. Dr. Smith is currently working on a book entitled Come Sunday

Morning: Black Churches as Healing Communities. Nicole B. Simpson, CFP®, a practitioner with over 25 years of experience in the securities industry, and a compelling empowerment speaker, television/radio personality and author. Evelyn Mamman, Director of Title 1 and supplemental education programs for New Brunswick Public Schools with over 18 years’ experience in education. Reggie Johnson, agent for the Middlesex County Prosecutor and leader in the Metuchen-Edison NAACP, who has been involved in the justice system for many years. As well as Muhammad Abdul Rahman, founder of Project Self and an experienced educator of African American youth. Interestingly, Prof. Rahman taught at New Brunswick’s Nyerere Institute.

Young people are particularly invited. There will be an exhibit curated by the Rutgers University Public History students of Dr.

O’Brassill-Kulfan. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Additional information, please contact the library at

732-745-5108 x20 or nbfpl@lmxac.org.

February 2, 2017Feb 02, 2017

Thursday, February 2nd - Garden of Healing Yoga & Wellness Center has expanded their offerings to now include classes for Spanish-speaking people. Meditacion (meditation) is offered at 5:30PM and yoga is offered 6:30PM-7:15PM on Tuesdays. Yoga is open to all New Brunswick children up to 12 years old for free with accompanying parents paying $5.00 each. For more details, view the flyer below or visit their website at www.agardenofhealing.us. 

February 6, 2017Feb 06, 2017

Monday, February 6th - On Thursday, February 9th, the New Brunswick Free Public Library hosts NJ Career Connections to help with job searches and effectively setting career goals from 6:00PM-7:00PM in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room. To register, please call 732-745-5108, Ext. 20. 

February 9, 2017Feb 09, 2017

Thursday, February 9th - Comedian Tracey Conway to Headline RWJ’s Annual Matters of the Heart Event

 

As an Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian, Tracey Conway is often described as “drop-dead funny.” But when she collapsed on stage from sudden cardiac arrest in 1995, Conway’s comedy sketch about the ER became real life, requiring six defibrillator shocks to bring her back to life. Conway, a former writer/performer on Comedy Central’s Almost Live! uses her reclaimed life to retell the story of her sudden death and miraculous recovery through a touching, yet witty, program titled “Drop Dead Gorgeous.” Now living a healthy and active life thanks to a life-saving Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Conway is set to prove that there is indeed life after a heart attack and will share her story at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s annual Heart Month event, “Matters of the Heart,” on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Imperia in Somerset.

 

Through Conway’s personal account, “Matters of the Heart: Dying to Go On”, along with RWJ physicians, Subhashini Gowda and Issam Moussa, who will share the latest tips and techniques for maintaining a healthy heart, we will  take an informative look at cardiovascular health and wellness to raise heart health awareness in the local community.

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“Matters of the Heart: Dying to Go On” will begin at 5:30 p.m. and includes dinner. Registration opens Friday, January 13. Tickets are $20. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, please call 1-888-MD RWJUH or 1-888-637-9584.  The Imperia is located at 1714 Easton Avenue in Somerset, NJ.

February 15, 2017Feb 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15th - Do you want to buy or sell cultural Latino foods and goods at the Community Market in New Brunswick? Please join Elijah's Promise, New Brunswick Tomorrow, and coLAB Arts and offer your feedback for the Esperanza Mercado Feedback Forum! We need your feedback to make this project successful and to best serve the needs of your community. The feedback forum will be held on Thursday, February 16th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at St. Joseph's Church at 15 Maple Street in New Brunswick. Dinner will be served and all are welcome. 

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