With a history dating back to pre-Revolutionary times, New Brunswick is now a vibrant city of more than 50,000 residents and many more visitors, Rutgers University students, and workers. This is a community with richly diverse neighborhoods, a bustling downtown, and an innovative and popular cultural arts center. In the 15-block downtown area, nearly 50 restaurants compete for your palate, while arts events are around every corner.
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State Theatre New Jersey
This 1800-seat venue is credited as a major factor in New Brunswick's return to economic vitality. State offers international orchestras, Broadway musicals, world-class dance, stand-up comedy, children's theater, world music, and more -- annually attracting some 200,000 patrons.
15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick - (732) 246-7469
George Street Playhouse
George Street is one of the state's preeminent professional theatres committed to the production of new and established plays. The Playhouse presents an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists.
Interim Location for 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons:
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick - (732) 246-7717
Zimmerli Art Museum
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers is one of the largest and most distinguished university-based museums in the country. It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits world-class works of art to provide the university community and diverse audiences with direct experience of the visual arts.
71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, Rutgers University - (848) 932-7237
American Repertory Ballet
American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is a classical and contemporary ballet company committed to presenting ballets from the 19th and 20th century alongside new and existing works by choreographers from today. ARB's dancers are known for their versatility and powerful artistry under the artistic leadership of Douglas Martin.
80 Albany St, New Brunswick - (732) 249-1254
Crossroads Theatre Company
Crossroads Theatre Company, recipient of the 1999 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in the United States, is the nation's premiere African American theater. Since its founding, Crossroads has produced more than 100 works, many of which were premiere productions by African and African American artists.
7 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick - (732) 545-8100
Mason Gross Performing Arts Center
Mason Gross School of the Arts features more than 500 performances and exhibitions annually. Look for world premieres, appearances by international guest artists, experimental art shows, and performances by up-and-coming musicians, actors and dancers -- all at an affordable ticket price, or, better yet, for free.
85 George Street, New Brunswick, Rutgers University - 848-932-7511
Where to Stay
When visiting New Brunswick, enjoy your stay at one of the many available hotels or inns.
Hampton Inn North Brunswick/New Brunswick
841 Georges Rd, North Brunswick Township - (732) 246-3555
Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick - (732) 873-1234
The Heldrich Hotel
Ten Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick - (732) 729-4700
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tower Center
4 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick - (732) 247-6800
Where to Eat
Whether it's fine dining, fresh seafood, or bar bites, New Brunswick offers options for every taste.
19 Dennis Street
New Brunswick - (732) 249-1551
78 Albany Street
New Brunswick - (732) 296-1600
Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
392 George St
New Brunswick - (732) 249-6666
On the Border
51 US HWY 1 South
New Brunswick - (732) 979-2192
Panico's Brick Oven Pizza
94 Church Street
New Brunswick - (732) 545-6161