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Upcoming Events

New Brunswick\'s Winter Wonderland

Dec 2 to Dec 31

Enjoy New Brunswick's Winter Wonderland for the Holidays

New Brunswick City Center is YOUR Host for the Holidays! Starting with the annual Tree Lighting at Monument Square Park on Friday, December 2nd, and every day until the New...

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Sat Dec 3

Above Art Studios - Kid's Holiday Extravaganza!

Take pics with Frosty, play games, eat cookies and drink chocolate, create art, dance and ride ponies (not included in admission)....

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Sat Dec 3

20th Annual Rutgers' Big Chill 5K

The Rutgers Big Chill 5k is a charitable event that has served the Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ community since 2003. Similarly to last year, we will offer both an in-person...

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Sun Dec 4

Mercado Esperanza Holiday Market & Christmas Tree Lighting

Come out for a special holiday market and the lighting of the Christmas tree! There will be local food and craft vendors and live music and dance. This will be...

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Sun Dec 4


See country superstar Martina McBride live this holiday season in The Joy of Christmas Tour 2022! Enjoy hits like “Independence Day,” “A Broken Wing,” “Wild Angels,” and “This One’s for...

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Wed Dec 7

Ancient Seas Late Night at the Rutgers Geology Museum

Join us at the Geology Museum on Wednesday, December 7th from 4-8 PM for our Ancient Seas Late Night Event! This event will event focus on the prehistoric animals that...

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Thu Dec 8

The Irish Tenors 'We Three Kings' Christmas Concert at State Theatre New Jersey

See the beloved group The Irish Tenors live in a Christmas concert with a full orchestra! The evening will feature holiday favorites such as "I’ll Be Home...

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World Class Live Entertainment

City Center's Theatre District is NJ's premier destination for performing arts and entertainment. Over 350,000/yr. from the tri-state area attend outstanding events featuring international orchestras, Broadway musicals, world-class dance, pop concerts, and more.

Flourishing Arts & Culture

Start your journey by appreciating world-class art and exhibits at some of our impressive museums and galleries. Engage in global art through workshops, classes, and gallery talks at some of the largest and most distinguished cultural venues.

Paint the Town Scarlet Red

Founded before the nation, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a proud member of the Association of American Universities, a Big Ten school, and the flagship of The State University of New Jersey. These are exciting times at Rutgers and we look forward to sharing them with all.

A Sensational Selection

City Center is home to over 50 restaurants and eateries that constitute a diverse mix of international cuisines and colorful ambiances to pair with all tastes. From fast casual to fine dining - familiar and delicious to complex and extraordinary, City Center chefs are constantly introducing new flavors into their menus.

Good People, Good Times

Take in a Rutgers game or hit a live music hot-spot. City Center's nightlife scene is as diverse & dynamic as the city itself. From dance clubs to comedy clubs and gastropubs to traditional Irish pubs you're guaranteed to have fun doing it your way. 

At the Heart of Healthcare

The state's premier "Healthcare City" is home to numerous world-renowned hospitals & research institutions, RU, and the world headquarters of J&J. Innovative medical technology and treatments discovered here are advancing healthcare on a global scale.

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Central to Great Destinations

Raritan River New Brunswick

You've heard the hype, but now experience the reality - New Jersey's 130 miles of coastline, from Sandy Hook to Cape May offers a multitude ...

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Rich in Our Country's History

One of the nation's first public readings of The Declaration of Independence took place in New Brunswick on July 9, 1776. In the days following ...

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2022 – Rutgers, Here We Come!

Rutgers Visitor Guide

Get ready for an exciting year at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the largest campus of Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyThe 2022 Rutgers Visitors Guide ...

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