Local Events

Local Community Events

May 2018
Rutgers 252nd Commencement 
Rutgers University's Commencementtakes place May 13, 10 a.m., at High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus. This year's commencement speaker is Dan Schulman, president and chief executive officer of PayPal. Individual school convocation ceremonies take place from May 10 - May 16.
Stop by for a Lunchtime Chamber Music Performanceperformed by students from Mason Gross School of the Arts May 4 at the Zimmerli. Free and open to the public.
The State Theatre New Jersey has a packed month of performances, including the Wizard of Oz May 4-5Kool and The Gang May 12; and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Live with New Jersey Symphony OrchestraJune 3.
See the world premier of Pia Wilson's Back to the Real, a new comedy by Crossroads Theater Company at the Victoria J. Mastobuono Theater May 11-20 set in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.
Come listen to an evening of exceptional high school percussion groups perform during Rutgers Youth Percussion Celebration on May 19, Mortensen Hall on Douglass Campus.
Hear Robert J. Birgeneau, chancellor emeritus of University of California, Berkeley, speak on “Recommitting to Lincoln’s Vision: Access and Excellence in Public Research Universities" at the Zimmerli Art Museum May 14. Free and open to the public.
The New Brunswick Free Public Library and the Rutgers Geology Museum will be hosting a traveling exhibit, In Search of Earth's Secrets: A Pop-Up Science Encounterthrough May 21 at various New Brunswick events.

Art After Hours: First Tuesdays returns to the Zimmerli June 5 with curator-led tours of Nevermore: Leonid Lamm, Selected Works and live music. Free admission and complimentary refreshments.
On campus this summer? Visit the Zimmerli Art Museum's current exhibitions, including Cats vs. Dogs: Illustrations for Children's Literature, through June 24. Free admission.
The Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education at the Bildner Center is offering a free continuing education mini course, “The History of the Holocaust,” July 9-13 at the Bildner Center.
Let your children explore, create, and perform under the expert guidance of New Jersey’s most distinguished teaching artists at Mason Gross Extension Division.
Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies offers a variety ofpre-college summer educational opportunities for all ages.
Mason Gross Extension Division is hosting theJENerations Regional Jazz Festival June 2 on the Douglass campus. The event, in conjunction with Jazz Education Network, is a day of workshops, master classes, and performances for high school jazz band and individual auditors
Its not too late to sign up for local camps. Options include Zimmerli Museum Summer Art CampRutgers Gardens Summer Exploration CampScarlet KIDS Summer Camp and YMCA Camp Lenape in Piscataway.
Visit the ultimate plant sale, the Spring Flower Fair, at Rutgers Gardens May 11-13, rain or shine! Find your favorite varieties, as well as unique and difficult-to-find plants that will enhance your garden with flower, form, or food. Join the Gardens and attend the members only pre-sale.
Observe the night sky through a 20-inch optical telescope at the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory on select Thursdays of every month, weather permitting. This month's dates are May 10, 17, and 24.
Rutgers Gardens offers a series of classes this summer from En Plein Air art to evening tours of the Gardens.
The RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center hosts a free festival with over 20 classes and demos to sample May 19.
Register for the Lady Knight Camp and Clinic June 2, a fun and educational evening teaching football fundamentals and player safety. Net proceeds are donated to Women Aware, domestic violence service agency and shelter.
The A Walk to Believe 5K on June 3 welcomes runners and walkers of all ages to show support for Eric LeGrand and the nearly six million people living with spinal cord injuries. 
The New Brunswick Free Public Library will host the Cinco de Mayo Festival May 6, featuring music, dancing, storytelling, food, arts and crafts, and more! Free and open to all.
Stop by the Piscataway Street Fair May 12 at Town Hall, featuring arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and non-profit organizations. Rain or shine!
Meals on Wheels of Greater New Brunswick is seeking drivers age 18 and older to deliver meals Monday through Friday to home-bound residents. Contact Program Director Shareka Fitz at (732) 249-3488. Celebrate Meals on Wheels at a fundraising dinner and Auction May 17 at New Brunswick Hyatt Regency.
The Mercado Esperanza is a monthly market celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage, and artistic soul of New Brunswick’s diverse Latino community May 20at Joyce Kilmer Park.
The Rutgers RWJ Medical School presents HIV Screenings as a part of the city of New Brunswick's Mayor's Wellness Campaign May 22 at the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center Community Room.
Every Saturday in May, join the Local Strides Community Run/Walk, presented by Local Stride Community Group Run. Meet in front of New Brunswick City Hall at 9 a.m.
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with theRutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, is proud to present the 23rd annualNew Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2018.
Check out the "Great Things to Know About Rutgers" brochure, an at-a-glance view of the university.
Need a Rutgers expert to speak at your next community meeting? Try the Rutgers Speakers Bureau website where you can search by topic, name, or keyword.
Campus & Community is now on Facebook! Follow us to stay in touch throughout the month, and learn about more events and happenings on campus and around town.

Early Childhood Education

kidsThe mission of the New Brunswick Public Schools’ preschool program is to establish a collaborative community of skilled, caring adults that will provide a high-quality program in a safe, secure environment. The curriculum encourages three and four year olds to develop social competence, good health habits, effective problem solving skills, creative expression and an enthusiasm for learning. Our goal is to begin the process of developing a society of independent learners, including children with special needs and English language learners that will cultivate a sense of ownership for their community.

Please call our office at 732.745.5300 ext. 4060 to schedule an appointment to register your child.
To register, you will need your child’s birth certificate, immunization records and two proofs of address. 

2018-2019 Preschool Registration/ Registro Preescolar

For New Brunswick Residents Only
Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before October 15, 2018
To schedule an appointment, please call (732) 745-5300 ext. 4060







ucture that will allow the farm market to run year round.Visit the winter marketApril 20.




Rutgers Football returns toHigh Point Solutions Stadium for the Scarlet and White GameApril 14,followed by an autograph session.


TheRutgers Unite Half Marathonis one of thelargest half marathonsin New Jersey offering ascenic coursethroughout Rutgers campusesApril 15.


Gather your friends, colleagues, and family members to run, or walk, in theVets 4 Warriors 5k,April 22.


Eric LeGrandand Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation will host the first annualEric LeGrand Flag Football Tournamenton Rutgers Day,April 28, on Rutgers Busch Campus.


Rutgers Women's Soccer Upper 90 Fundis hosting aFearless Girl fundraiserfeaturing Mandy Gonzalez from Broadway'sHamilton,April 29, at High Point Solutions Stadium.


New Brunswick Ciclovia

Open streets are back!New Brunswick CicloviareturnsApril 22. Enjoycar free streets, activities, fitness classes, and performances.There is no beginning and no end--join in anywhere along the route from College Avenue to Jersey Avenue.


Registration for theLady Knight Camp and CliniconJune 2is now open--afun and educational evening teaching football fundamentals and player safety.Net proceeds are donated to Women Aware, domestic violence service agency and shelter.




Rutgers Dance Marathonswings into action April 6-7. Stop by the RAC on Livingston Campus and cheer on over2,000 Rutgers dancers and volunteersas they raise money for New Brunswick-basedEmbrace Kids Foundationto support the non-medical needs of children with cancer, sickle cell, and other serious disorders.


The New Brunswick Free Public Librarywill be celebrating its 9th annualIndian Holi FestivalApril 7, featuring music and dance performances, food, henna tattoos and the opportunity to participate in Holi color play.


The Metlar Bodine House Museum hostsCocktails with KenowithPBS antiques appraiser Leigh Keno,April 7 on Rutgers' Busch Campus, including a live benefit auction.


New Brunswick Free Public Libraryis offeringassistance to taxpayersin understanding new tax lawsand filing their taxes online, by appointment through April 7.


Namaste!Enjoy freeOutdoor Yoga at The Yardon College Avenue, Sundays beginning April 8.


The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Libraryare hosting their annualBook Sale,April 13 and 14.


TheMercado Esperanzais a monthly market celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage, and artistic soul of New Brunswick’s diverse Latino community,April 22at Joyce Kilmer Park.


TheNJ Statewide Career & Internship Fairwill take placeApril 27. Candidates can look forward to engaging with170 employers. This event is open to Rutgers University students and alumni from all academic disciplines and the public.


The New Brunswick Free Public Library proudly presents its11th annual Photography Contest, accompaniedby free photography workshops. The submission deadline for the photo contest isMay 4.


Meals on Wheelsof Greater New Brunswick isseeking drivers age 18 and older to deliver mealsMondaythrough Friday to home-bound residents. Contact Program DirectorShareka Fitz at (732) 249-3488.


Rutgers Cinemawelcomes three blockbuster films in April: A Quiet Place, Blockers, and Avengers: Infinity War.Discounted ticket prices are available with ANY valid school ID.


Need a Rutgers expert to speak at your next community meeting? Try theRutgers Speakers Bureauwebsite where you can search bytopic, name, or keyword.





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