What we're about

If you’re looking for ways to making meaningful connections with others, you’ve come to the right place! We’re a Meetup for 20, 30, and 40-somethings who want to have conversations, whether it be through discussions, book groups (in bars!), trivia nights, lectures, or hands-on DIY projects. This group exists for you, and your hosts at the East Brunswick Public Library are always looking for inspiration for new events. Please contact one of the organizers if you have any ideas, and we will do our best to make them happen.

Upcoming events (4)

Concerts in the Courtyard with Odessa Klezmer Band

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The "Concerts In The Courtyard" series is held in the East Brunswick Municipal Courtyard, between the library and the township building. Concertgoers are advised to bring something to sit on, like beach chairs or a blanket. If there is inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the meeting rooms.
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund, and through the East Brunswick Friends of the Library. This event is co-hosted by the East Brunswick Arts Commission.
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The Odessa Klezmer Band, under the direction of Ed Goldberg, brings the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to mainstream America. The band has been in existence playing Klezmer music since 1984 celebrating the great variety and wealth of music heritage of Eastern Europe, Ladino, and Middle Eastern music, including polka and czardas!
The OKB has played numerous fairs, festivals, weddings, bar mitzvahs, concerts, and dance dates throughout the NJ-NY-PA area, including Gracie Mansion and City Hall for NYC Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, and a tour of Israel. They are regular performers at the Kutztown Folk Festival and the Lakewood Blue Claws minor league baseball FirstEnergy stadium.
In 2011, the OKB was honored to perform a number of combined concerts with the Amir Ensemble, a Persian group, to promote Peace through Music. They also performed for the production of Gypsy Fest, at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Long Branch, NJ.
The band received the 2009 Just Plain Folks second place award winner for Best Klezmer Album “Who Stole the Kishka?!”. JPF is a community of more than 51,500 songwriters, recording artists and music industry professionals that provides a network of cooperation and inclusion for musicians. JustPlainFolks.org

The Chinese Landscape in Poetry, Music, and Ink.

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The "Concerts In The Courtyard" series is held at the East Brunswick Public Library. This performance will be held INDOORS in the Meeting Rooms.
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund, and through the East Brunswick Friends of the Library. This event is co-hosted by the East Brunswick Arts Commission.
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山水畫
The Chinese Landscape in Poetry, Music, and Ink.
For centuries the stunning and varied beauty of the Chinese landscape has inspired, and continues to inspire poets, painters, and musicians alike. This multi-media presentation brings together three art forms inspired by it: poetry, music, and painting. Westminster Conservatory faculty members Fang-Ting Liu (piano), and Timothy Urban (voice) in collaboration with East Brunswick musician Shaolin Liu (er-hu) and Dr. Shunzhu Wang of the Foreign Language and Literature Program of Rider University have prepared a panoply of poetry, both recited and sung, and instrumental music performed against a backdrop of projected images of historic paintings, calligraphy, and pictures of the landscape which inspired them. Featuring poems by some of China’s most renown poets of the Tang and Song Dynasties, (Su Shi, Li Bai, Wang Wei) as well as poets of the early 20th century (Xu Zhi Mo, Liu Ban Nong) and music for er-hu inspired by the remote frontiers of Western China, this program showcases how Chinese artistic culture has for centuries drawn inspiration from the natural wonders of the surrounding landscape.

Concerts in the Courtyard with Ritmo Caliente Latin Band

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The "Concerts In The Courtyard" series is held in the East Brunswick Municipal Courtyard, between the library and the township building. Concertgoers are advised to bring something to sit on, like beach chairs or a blanket. If there is inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the meeting rooms.
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund, and through the East Brunswick Friends of the Library. This event is co-hosted by the East Brunswick Arts Commission.
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Ritmo Caliente plays top hits and classic Latin favorites including Cuban, Puerto Rican and Dominican specialties, including Flamenco, Musica Cubana, Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Latin Jazz and more. The band is known for its full, bright Latin sound with horns and extra percussion, in Spanish, English or both!

Concerts in the Courtyard with Jersey Rhythms

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The "Concerts In The Courtyard" series is held in the East Brunswick Municipal Courtyard, between the library and the township building. Concertgoers are advised to bring something to sit on, like beach chairs or a blanket. If there is inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the meeting rooms.
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund, and through the East Brunswick Friends of the Library. This event is co-hosted by the East Brunswick Arts Commission.
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Jersey Rhythms (JR) is an Indian ensemble that has been entertaining South Asian diaspora in North America since 2005. As a travelling cover band, JR has performed across various cities in the USA as well as in Canada. Being a 10+ piece band, JR delivers multi-lingual, multi-genre live music entertainment.
The band is made of working professionals who are passionate about music and also have the talent to pursue that passion. JR's musical repertoire spans multiple Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi and more. With more than 80+ live shows (and counting), JR continues to entertain its broad global fan-base with high energy and passion.

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