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New Brunswick Heart Festival

Miss being able to experience all of the arts and history that New Brunswick has to offer? Well, we are bringing all of the city’s culture right to you on August 15th for the first ever New Brunswick Heart Festival! Tune in with us from 3 PM to 7 PM to get a glimpse of New Brunswick arts through live interviews, crafts, and performances. You’re not going to want to miss this!  

  • 3pm-4pm

    Welcome! Meet Hosts NJ Radio Hall of Famer Bert Baron and Co-Founder of CPRLive, Sharon Gordon
    • Music Performance by Sonido Latino
    • Mindfulness Session with Carla Haynes from Garden of Healing
    • Music Performance by New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra
    • Also in this hour: New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, Arts Institute of Middlesex County, MCFOODS, Elijah’s Promise, and AMARD&V (Artist Mentoring Against Racism, Drugs, and Violence Program)
  • 4pm-5pm

    • Music Performance by Jerry Weldon Quartet presented by the New Brunswick Jazz Project
    • Intro to Ballet Class presented by American Repertory Ballet (Recommended for ages 10+)
    • Music Performance by Latin Grammy-winning duo 123 Andrés in both English and Spanish, presented by State Theatre New Jersey  (Recommended for ages 4-8)
    • Conversation and Virtual Gallery Tour with Co-Founder Dontae Muse of Above Art Studio
    • The scoop on the latest public art projects by coLAB Arts
    • Also in this hour: Mason Gross Community Arts
  • 5pm-6pm

    • Student-produced Art & Poetry slideshow presented by the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick
    • Butterfly/Bee painting workshop with Claire D’Amato from Zimmerli Art Museum(Recommended for ages 4+)
    • Get your markers, plain paper, cup of water and paper towels!
    • Also in this hour: East Jersey Old Town and Middlesex County, Historic Sites and History Services
  • 6pm-7pm

    • Tap Dance Performance by Omar Edwards from Crossroads Theatre Company’s FLY
    • Murals of New Brunswick presented by New Brunswick Community Arts Council
    • Music Performance by Silent Knight, local emcee from the Band Called Fuse
    • Behind-the-Scenes with George Street Playhouse
    • Music Performance by Classical Singer Elise Brancheau
    • Spoken Word Performance by Justan Mitchell
    • DJ Set by Grammy®-winning emcee DRKBXT
    • Also in this hour: New Brunswick City Center and a Thank You video from the New Brunswick HEART Festival partners