Friday, August 6, 2021

FREE Family-Friendly Festival, August 14, in New Brunswick

New Brunswick Heart Festival


State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick Cultural Center, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), and Above Art Studios present

New Brunswick Heart Festival

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 4pm-7pm
FREE Family-Friendly Festival
Live and In-person:
Monument Square at 2 Livingston Ave in New Brunswick


Hosted by New Jersey Radio Hall of Famer Bert Baron and Founder of TSO Productions, Sharon Gordon, this free family-friendly festival celebrates all of the vibrant arts and history that New Brunswick and Middlesex County has to offer. Featuring live performances; a salsa dance class party; hard hat theater tours* of State Theatre New Jersey (see the latest renovations!); tours of NBPAC; Japanese black ink drawing with the Highland Park Arts Commission; yoga with Sisterwork; ticket giveaway contests by George Street Playhouse and American Repertory Ballet; steamroller art with the American Hungarian Foundation; an activity tent with Garden of Healing; and more!




New Brunswick Brass Band

4pm-5pm — Performances on the Main Outdoor Stage

• Tap Dancer Omar Edwards
• New Brunswick Brass Band

• Sonido Latino


Bri Blvck

5pm-6pm — Performances on the Main Outdoor Stage/Monument Square/Roaming Performances

• New Brunswick Vinyl Society and Silent Knight  

Hearts of Oak Youth Pipes & Drums

Jazz Violinist Bri Blvck


Bilingual Birdies

6pm-7pm — Performance and Dance Class on the Main Outdoor Stage and on the Street

• Bilingual Birdies

• Salsa Dance Class Party with Elvis Ruiz


Art Battle

7pm-9pm — Live Art Battle at Above Art Studios

Seven contestants, three timed rounds, and one prize winner. The Art Battle will take place at the Studio (55B Morris St) and will be live-streamed on their Instagram account @AboveArtStudios         


New Brunswick Vinyl Society

9pm — Ignite the Night!

Live DJs at Restaurants Across New Brunswick Perform Sets Featuring a HEART Theme.
Run The Fade at Roosterspin (120 Albany St)
New Brunswick Vinyl Society at Ani Ramen (37 Easton Ave)
TBD at Deltas (19 Dennis St)

Schedule subject to change.

*Hard hat tours are first come, first serve. Must wear close-toed shoes.


New Brunswick Heart Festival Sponsors







State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, United States