July 2016
New Brunswick Restaurant Week 

The most delicious two weeks of summer happen during New Brunswick Restaurant Week, July 9-23. More than 35 participating restaurants have dining promotions, including prix fixe menus, lunch, and dinner specials.

There's something for every palate and every budget. Visit your favorites, try something new, or both!

Let Rutgers Students Lend a Hand  
Rutgers students in action during Scarlet Day of Service.

Scarlet Day of Service will take place on Saturday, October 1. Interested organizations can have a group of Rutgers University students assist with projects lasting 2.5-4 hours.

Last year, over 1,000 students participated in service projects throughout the region by cleaning up communities, revitalizing outdoor spaces, and working with youth and senior citizens. For more information email rupacommunityservice@gmail.com.
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Dates to Know

New Brunswick Ciclovia
August 6, October 2
   
Rutgers Fall Semester  begins September 6

Rutgers Football home games
September 10, 17, 24
October 8, 15
November 5, 19
    
Raritan River Festival September 25

Scarlet Day of Service October 1

Hub City Jazz Festival November 3-6

New In Town

Brunswick Pizza
112 Church Street

Carlee's BBQ
110 Church Street

Ramen Nagomi
49 Bayard Street
 
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PerformancePerformances

See eleven-time Grammy Award winner  Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds perform in concert at the State Theater on Friday, July 8.
 
Mason Gross Summer Series kicks off  on July 13 with Broadway Meets Mason Gross: A Journey of Musical Theater  at the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center. Future performances include jazz, dance, and string ensemble. All events are free and no tickets are required. 
LecturesLectures and Exhibitions 
 
Rutgers faculty author David Greenberg will speak about his book,
"Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency," on July 6 at Alexander Library.

Alfa Art Gallery presents the "Movements in Nature: Perspectives of Being," July 8-August 20. 
 
Elusiveness of Progress: Voting Rights in America is on display now  through August 31 at t he Kilmer Library , tracing the legacy of the Voting Rights Act. 

The Summer School of Addiction Studies takes place July 10-15 at The Heldrich Hotel with courses, lectures, and workshops for service providers and educators. 
 
The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival Summer Film presents The Kind Words on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Business School.
Tickets available online only.

"Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J.R.R. Tolkien" on July 27 at Alexander Library.

Come out for an evening dedicated to women's health and wellness and support Elijah's Promise, August 3, at Saint Peter's University Hospital. Topics such as fitness, meditation, sleep, and technology will be covered. 
For Kids   

Visit the State Theatre on Tuesdays this summer starting July 12 for
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial at the State Theatre July 19 
FREE summer movies at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The schedule includes: Frozen on July 12; E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on July 19; Despicable Me 2 on July 26; Babe on August 2; Monsters University on August 9; and Aladdin on August 16.

The Mason Gross Summer Stage Concert Series provides music and dance performances for young audiences. Next up is the Dance New Jersey Member Concert on July 21 providing an evening of modern dance. Free and no tickets required. 

George Street Playhouse Summer Theatre Academy presents two- and four-week classes in July
, for budding thespians of any experience level, ages 5-18. 

There are still spots available for Summer Art Camp at the Zimmerli Art Museum . Weekly sessions continue through July 29. Ages 7-14.

Kids Create! summer day camp at Mason Gross School of the Arts is available for children ages 5-12; the theme is Superheroes, with curriculum in music, creative movement, theater, and visual arts that leads to an end-of-camp showcase for family and friends.    
ScienceNatureScience & Nature
 
Visit the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory to view the night sky through a 20-inch optical telescope (weather permitting). Public viewing dates this month are July 14, 21, and 28.

Learn the essential Principles of Plant Breeding in a two-hour workshop at the Rutgers Gardens on July 23. 
ScienceNatureSports & Recreation

Rutgers Athletics offers a series of summer camps and clinics for all ages in July. Camps include basketball, cheer, dance, field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball and more!

New Brunswick Free Public Library offers a series of adult classes  throughout July including yoga, family fitness, and Intro to Self Defense.

Purchase a refurbished bike, donate an unwanted bike, or volunteer your time at the New Brunswick Bike Exchange located at PRAB headquarters at 90 Jersey Avenue. 
Rutgers 250

Enjoy family fun 
at a 4-H County Fair and stop by the Rutgers 250 anniversary exhibit for contests and giveaways.

Donate a Photo daily and help earn scholarships for Rutgers students studying in health care-related fields.
AroundTownAround Town
Enjoy an evening of painting at
Alpha Art Gallery.


Alpha Art Gallery offers Palette Parties with instructor Johanna Sienna on Thursdays. No 
experience required.

Bake zucchini bread
with Chef Erica Felciano at Elijah's Promise Culinary School as part of the Common Ground Workshop Series offered by Raices Cultural Center. 
 
Browse locally grown and prepared produce, 
cheese, and baked goods at the
Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market every Friday. 
 
The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market takes place on Wednesdays at Kilmer Square Park and Saturdays at the Farmers Market Pavilion and Gardens on Jones Avenue.
 
Patrons of the New Brunswick Free Public Library can now take advantage of the free hoopla digital mobile app to enjoy music, movies, audiobooks, and TV shows.

Please note that the Zimmerli Art Museum is closed to the public during the month of August while the staff installs new fall exhibitions. 
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