Photo courtesy of New Brunswick City Center

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

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We strive to make sure that all of the information in The Buzz is as accurate as possible,
please check with each venue for changes to times, ticket prices and ticket availability. 
For additional event listings and previews, check the New Brunswick Cultural Center website
Middlesex County Commissioner Deputy Director 
Kenneth Armwood
All Ages Welcome
FREE Summer Movies!!!
The Yard- Sundays
The Intersection of
Art & Social Justice

Learn more about the first chalk art installment "Intersection of Art and Social Justice" on YouTube:


See your loved one's name in lights in the center of New Brunswick 
and in the center of the Rutgers New Brunswick Campus. 
photo courtesy of the YARD @College Ave

Support the arts and celebrate your loved one with a personalized message on the large outside boards at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and on the outside board at The YARD @ College Avenue. For only $25.00 you can celebrate milestones and accomplishments! You choose the display time and even pick the background that you prefer! 

Complete the form at, and look forward to capturing this historical moment, taking pictures and sharing on your social media, and thank you in advance for helping spreading the word! 

Tag @nbpac on Instagram and Facebook to keep the momentum of your memory going.

Explore the new studio to 2-bedroom rentals now leasing at Premiere Residences, right above the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and minutes from the train!
Exclusive resident amenities include a rooftop deck with a pool and BBQ grills, penthouse Sky Lounge, outdoor fire pit, karaoke room, billiards room, fitness center with yoga studio, and more, all in a pet-friendly building.
Premiere Residences is open for private, in-person appointments or virtual leasing presentations and offering up to 2 months free*. Studios start at $1,720*, 1 Bedrooms start at $1,845*, and 2 Bedrooms start at $2,765* 

Schedule your visit today at or 732.307.3992.
The Zimmerli is closed to the public this month to prepare for fall, as staff install new exhibitions and finalize programs.

Save the Dates!
Programs are free and open to the public.

September 8 / SparkNight: Opening Celebration for American Stories: Gifts from the Jersey City Museum Collection
Plus: Learn more about the exhibition on Rutgers Today!

September 15 / Exhibition Talk: Meeting Tonight: Two South Carolina African American Camp Meetings

In the meantime...

We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on September 1!

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1248
Ph: 848.932.7237
George Street Playhouse
2022-2023 Season
Her Portmanteau
October 11 — October 30, 2022
This stunning play about a Nigerian family in America centers around reconciliation, reinvention, and at its heart, the relationship between mothers and their daughters. Making her directorial debut on this production is George Street Playhouse’s Artistic Associate Laiona Michelle, who wowed audiences in Little Girl Blue both at George Street Playhouse and off-Broadway. The fourth installment in Ms. Udofia’s epic nine-play Ufot family cycle about the Nigerian American identity and the universality of a family’s unconditional love is not one to be missed!
December 7 — December 30, 2022
This holiday season, George Street Playhouse is thrilled to be producing the World Premiere of JOY, a heartwarming and powerful biographical musical based on the life of Joy Mangano—the entrepreneur, inventor, best-selling author, and self-made millionaire whose journey epitomizes the real American Dream. This uplifting true story is about one woman’s triumphant climb, from divorce to single motherhood and bankruptcy, to becoming a wildly successful dynamo that all started with the invention of a mop – her Miracle Mop!
January 31 — February 19, 2023
George Street Playhouse is thrilled to bring two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage to its stage for the first time ever with her lightning-charged comedy CLYDE'S, which she says is about “the healing power of food!” Centering around the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff at a truck stop sandwich shop, Clyde’s is a story about living with and through your mistakes – and the importance of a shared dream in bringing people together; like the quest for creating the perfect sandwich. Don’t miss your chance to revel in this tale of reinvention and redemption, nominated for 5 TONY Awards – including Best Play!
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
March 14 — April 9, 2023
This Spring’s musical event is the 2005 Broadway and Off-Broadway hit, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE! This charming musical comedy tells the tale of six middle school “misfits” in Putnam County, NY finding themselves through one of the most competitive and brave journeys adolescents can embark on – a Spelling Bee! With a book by Rachel Sheinkin, music & lyrics by William Finn, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, and helmed by returning director Colin Hanlon, this Tony Award-winning timeless and hilarious story about self-discovery proves that W-I-N-N-I-N-G (and losing) isn’t everything.
Tales from the
Guttenberg Bible
April 25 — May 21, 2023
This “Guttenberg Bible” is funnier than the original! Rounding out George Street Playhouse’s 2022/23 Season is TALES FROM THE GUTTENBERG BIBLE, a charming new autobiographical comedy from veteran screen actor Steve Guttenberg (THREE MEN AND A BABY, POLICE ACADEMY, COCOON). Strap in for this rollercoaster ride from the Guttenberg’s family home on Long Island to the glamor of Hollywood as Guttenberg himself tells-all – like how he broke into the Paramount Lot and – well, you’ve got to buy a ticket to hear more! Directed by George Street’s own Artistic Director David Saint, this surefire hit, featuring run-ins with everyone from Tom Selleck to Gregory Peck, will entertain from the South Shore to the Silver Screen.
George Street Playhouse
at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Box Office: 732-246-7717
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
See two great tribute bands in one amazing night of music!

Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No fancy tricks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.

EagleMania has been dazzling audiences for over a decade by spectacularly reproducing the music of The Eagles. EagleMania thrills internationally sold-out audiences with their stunning five part harmony, virtuoso guitar work, and uncanny ability to emulate the distinct sound of The Eagles. The EagleMania show consists of the Eagles’ greatest hits, as well as select Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh solo efforts. If you like The Eagles you simply must experience the world’s greatest Eagles Tribute, EagleMania!

Six-time Emmy® Award-winner Louis C.K. has released over 10 stand up specials including his most recent Sorry (2021) and Sincerely, Louis C.K. (2020), both currently available on his website. Previous specials include Shameless, Chewed Up, HilariousWord—Live at Carnegie Hall (audio), Live at the Beacon Theater, Oh My God, Live at the Comedy Store, and Louis C.K. 2017. Louis is the creator, writer, director, and star of the Peabody Award-winning shows Louie and Horace and Pete. In January 2015, he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times for the same tour.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
Crossroads Family Saturdays in September
@NBPAC - 9/10 & 9/17

Crossroads Season Preview
9/10/22 -Join us for Crossroads 2022-23 season preview on Saturday, September 10, at 5:00PM in the Arthur Laurents Theater. This festive event will include conversations with Crossroads artistic team, as well as actors working on the upcoming season, and a special performance by the incredibly talented jazz vocalist, April May and her band, Sounds of A&R in a captivating tribute to Sarah Vaughn.  This event is FREE but you do need to register! Mask required.

Paige Hernandez in Havana Hop! 
9/17/22 - Take a Havana Hop! Come along on a journey with the critically acclaimed, Paige Hernandez in this fascinating story of Yeila, an aspiring dancer who visits her grandmother in Cuba to add a salsa flavor to her own hip-hop style! Help Yeila find her roots, get confidence, and be amazing! Crossroads is proud to present this fun and participatory show, written and performed by Paige Hernandez. Best for kids pre-K to 3rd grade, and fun for all ages! Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00A. This event is FREE but all attendees must register! Mask required.
Crossroads Theatre Company
PO BOX 238
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
September 23-25

Kaleidoscope is an innovative program featuring a new creation by ARB’s own Ryoko Tanaka and pianist-composer Ian Howells. Audience favorite, Claire Davison’s Bewitched (set to Ella Fitzgerald’s iconic vocals) is certain to delight alongside a dazzling classical pas de deux showcasing the balletic bravura of ARB’s artists. Also commissioned for the program is a unique collaboration between choreographer Da’ Von Doane (formerly of Dance Theatre of Harlem) and New Jersey-based visual artist Grace Lynne Haynes, whose creations have graced the cover of The New Yorker magazine among others.
Fall Enrollment is now OPEN

Registration for our 2022/2023 school year is now OPEN! Princeton Ballet School provides the finest dance education for students of all ages and skills, offering numerous performance opportunities, live music in the classrooms, an outstanding faculty, and so much more.

American Repertory Ballet
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
60 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
New Brunswick Jazz Project
Please confirm performance dates and times with the venues listed.
Visit: for Upcoming Events!
Kate Curran Quartet
Saturday, August 27
@ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy The Vocal Stylings of Kate Curran
And Seward Johnson’s Sculptures
Take a picture of yourself with at least three sculptures. There are three within sight of the restaurants. Post them to Facebook or Instagram and tag Stage Left and Herradura. Then enjoy either 50% off any bottle of wine with an entree, or a complimentary cocktail with any entree on August 27.
Best Blender Bike / Einstein Look-Alike Pic
Wins A Bottle of Herradura Silver!

5 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick, NJ
$15 cover charge
Reservations highly recommended
Emerging Artists & Open Jam Session
Ariana Sowa Quartet
Tuesday, August 30
@ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Open jam session starts at 8:45pm

Outside Tavern on George St.

361 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
No cover charge
In case of inclement weather jazz will be indoors
Vanessa Perea Quartet
Thursday, September 1
@ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tavern on George St.

361 George St. New Brunswick, NJ
$15 cover charge if indoors
Reservations highly recommended
New Brunswick Jazz Project
(732) 640-0001
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
Looking for a little entertainment while you are staying in? Sure you could stream that TV show on that popular streaming service... again, but why not check out some live music, or performances from artists from around the world?

Here are a few places to find out what is happening and when. And please remember to support the artists performing by purchasing their music, their art, or tipping/donating to them directly.

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Follow New Brunswick arts organizations on Facebook, they are always posting interesting finds from around the web:

Google Arts & Culture Gallery & museum tours from around the world

We hope this list will get you started, and cannot wait to see you all back in New Brunswick Theaters when this pandemic ends!