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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Only select County services are available on an appointment basis.

 

This September is extra special as we all begin to head back to classes! We know the year may be a bit different than those in the past and we are offering a lineup of books and activities that celebrate our ability to adjust, adapt, and go with the flow. Join us for our upcoming programming as head back to school!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Back to School Month Art & Storytime Events

Wednesdays in September, 4 - 5 pm

Celebrate going to Back to School with us! Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick for our Art and Story Time series every Wednesday at 4 pm as we ease our way back into the new school year with a new reading and a DIY craft activity! All ages welcome!



September 1st


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Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick in a reading of Apple written and illustrated by Nikki McClure.

Learn about the cyclical patterns of nature as we follow the life of an apple throughout a year. Afterwards join us as we create black and white cut paper collages! All ages welcome!




September 8th


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Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick in a reading of Here We Are written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

Learn about the diversity of life and landscapes on our planet. Afterward, join us as we draw our own landscapes using chalk pastels! All ages welcome!




September 15th


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Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick in a reading of Leaf Man written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert.

Fall is here, and Leafman is on the move. This playful and whimsical book celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children. Afterwards join us as we create our own leafman using natural materials! All ages welcome!


September 22nd


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Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick in a reading of Beautiful Oops written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg.

Discover the adventure of making mistakes! Afterwards join us as we create paintings based on our adventures! All ages welcome!


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September 29th


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Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick in a reading of Windblown written and illustrated by Édouard Manceau.

Figure out who the pieces of paper belong to. Afterwards join us as we create our own stories with colorful shapes!

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Join us for Fall Programming at East Jersey Old Town Village!

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Visit East Jersey Old Town Village This Fall!​
1050 River Road, Piscataway

September 2021​

East Jersey Old Town Village has reopened. Come visit to see where the past comes alive. Travel back in time with New Jersey's first history augmented reality tour. Start at East Jersey Old Town Village and tour through the lost community of Raritan Landing.

The Village gift shop has reopened stocked with crafts, historic items, candles, soap, candy, locally produced honey, cider, and baked goods.

Also starting in September, come by and pick your own pumpkins!
  • Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 pm

New Jersey Blacksmith Association – Exploring Dutch Colonial Hardware
East Jersey Old Town Village

September 5, 10 am-4 pm

Jonathan Nedbor will lead a program focusing on hand-forged hardware of the Dutch Colonial period. He will forge various pieces of hardware typical of that time period, and as a group, we will tour the buildings at East Jersey Old Town to see what period hardware we can discover. The discussions will touch on the styles of hardware found in the region, tips on forging accurate historic reproductions, and relating all of this to the hardware we find on-site at the museum.

A full-time blacksmith for nearly 40 years, Nedbor is a popular teacher and demonstrator, able to share his insights into the forging process. He specializes in historic forged ironwork focusing on the early hardware of New York's Hudson Valley. Much of his work is used on historic houses and museums, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He also designs and produces contemporary ironwork of all types, including furniture, railings, and household ironwork.

Nedbor's classes and demonstrations seek to communicate the beauty and simplicity of a pure forged approach to shaping iron. He covers tool making, forge welding, scrolls, approaches to authentic reproduction of historic hardware, and much more.

Archaeology Open House and Treasures of Middlesex County Exhibit Opening
Cornelius Low House / Middlesex County Museum

September 25-26, Noon-4 pm​

Come see a real archaeology excavation on the grounds of the historic Cornelius Low House Museum. Built in 1741, the museum was once the home of Raritan Landing merchant Cornelius Low. Members of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey will be conducting the excavations. The public is invited to speak with the archaeologists and see what artifacts are being uncovered.

The Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum will also open with a new exhibit, "Treasures of Middlesex County: 300 Years of Raritan Valley History."

See historically significant artifacts dating back more than 300 years that are part of Middlesex County history. Items include muskets from the Middlesex County Brigade, historic maps, 18th century documents, local ceramics, and furniture from 18th and early 18th century makers.

More Back to School Programming!

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10th Annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

September 11, 1 pm

Enjoy the unique, live jazz festival hosted by the unparalleled partnership between Flemington, New Brunswick, and Somerville. And Metuchen was just added to this spectacular musical experience! Join us in person or watch live on Facebook.

Artsfest 2021
South Amboy Arts Alliance

September 12, 2021

The City of South Amboy and the South Amboy Arts Alliance invite you to Broadway for Artsfest 2021.

To learn more, click here

Hub City Sounds: Arts New Brunswick Festival and REPLENISH Food Drive
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

September 18, 10 am-4 pm​

Come participate in REPLENISH Hunger Action Month by bringing a food or monetary donation right in front of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC). REPLENISH, formerly known as MCFOODS, will be joined by the New Brunswick Vinyl Society spinning tunes from old school to new school. You do not want to miss the positive, all-ages vibe!

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