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New Brunswick Heart Festival

August 12 - August 13


Friday, August 12th & Saturday, August 13th


The New Brunswick HEART Festival will be coming back this summer and we’d like for you to save the date and let us know if you’d like to help out, participate, and show your support as we near the event dates. Presented by State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick Cultural Center, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), and Above Art Studios!

Art Battle @ Above Art Studio

Friday night kicks off the festivities at Above Art Studios with an Art Battle beginning at 7:00 PM.

If you are, or know an artist that may be interested in participating or simply watching the event live, please reach out to AboveArtStudios@gmail.com.

After Party Activities

The fun continues as we seek 3 Local Spots host a Friday Night After Party beginning at 9:00 PM. Planning options are open to new ideas. A good start would be to host live musicians and carry a special dinner menu or cocktail for the weekend. After Party participants would receive promotional support in print and digital event materials.

If you have an interest in being one of the three locations, please contact Sarah Ferreira at sarah.ferreira@co.middlesex.nj.us.

HEART Festival Activities on Livingston Ave

From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, live music, vendors, tables, tents, art displays, and activities will be hosted on Livingston Avenue, as well as inside of NBPAC, STNJ, and Above Art Studios, encouraging the community to come out and enjoy all the activities happening in celebration of the festival.

If you have an interest in vending at the event, setting up a display, or hosting an activity, please contact Kelly Blithe at kblithe@stnj.org.

Festival Weekend Specials

As the event begins to ramp up on Friday night and wind down on Saturday evening, guests will be encouraged to patronize the local businesses in town, seeking food, services, and activities to keep their weekend exciting.

If you would like to promote your specials, please send details to Christopher Moore at CMoore@NewBrunswick.com.

Sponsorships & Support

The HEART Festival happens thanks to all the local businesses and community support and we appreciate all you can do to make it more exciting each year! Going into year three, the crowds are only getting bigger and the programs continue to grow.

If you’d like to offer your support, please reach out to Tracey O’Reggio at toreggio@devco.org.

For more information about the New Brunswick HEARTFestival, visit www.NewBrunswickArts.org or call 908-917-2862.


August 12
August 13
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Supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division, Travel & Tourism.

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