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Atlantic / Greater New York MLA : Joint meeting 2017: Restaurants and Activities

The Atlantic (ATMLA) and Greater New York (GNYMLA) Chapters of MLA will be holding a joint meeting this fall, to be held on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, on October 13-14, 2017.


New Brunswick

Downtown New Brunswick is a premiere example of urban revitalization, with a vibrant community life. Home to the renowned Crossroads Theater, the George Street Playhouse, and the State Theatre, it is a cultural jewel. The diversity of New Brunswick manifests itself in a rich variety of cuisines. In addition to American, French, and Italian, we boast excellent, authentic Chinese, Colombian, Greek, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Peruvian, Thai, Vietnamese (and countless others!) eateries, as well as many fine dining opportunities all within the radius of a few miles.

Fine dining and quick eats line George and Albany Streets. Easton Avenue is popular among students. College Avenue features many fast food chain restaurants along the street as well as in the College Avenue Student Center close to Alexander Library. 

Within easy driving distance to University Inn, Lox Stock and Deli is a Kosher Deli with a salad bar.

New Jersey is known for its diners (Skylark and Edison Diner are two favorites).


Suggested Performances and Activities

Suggested performances in NYC--Saturday, October 14

New York Philharmonic, Paavo Järvi, Leif Ove Andsnes
Salonen - Gambit
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 4
Sibelius - Symphony No. 5
David Geffen Hall, 8pm

Metropolitan Opera
Puccini - La Bohème
Metropolitan Opera House, 8pm

Takács Quartet
Haydn - String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5
Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 11
Brahms - String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36
Zankel - Hall, Carnegie Hall, 7:30pm

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, Milen Nachev
Original works by Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY - Finale from Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
SUPPÉ - Light Cavalry Overture
DVOŘÁK - Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 72, No. 7
Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 8pm

A Decade of Soul
Classic Soul & Motown Revue
Lucille's @ BB King Blues Club & Grill, 6 and 8pm

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Terminal 5, 8pm

Irving Plaza, 7pm

Pa'lo Monte
S.O.B.S, 8pm

The Main Squeeze
Grammercy Theatre, 8pm

Against Me!
Brooklyn Steel, 8pm

The Floozies
Bowery Ballroom, 9pm

William Patrick Corgan
Murmrr Theatre, 8pm

Michael Franks
BB King Blues Club & Grill, 8pm

John Beasley's MONK'estra
Jazz Standard, 7:30 and 9:30pm

Broadway Shows

Traveling to and from NYC

The easiest way to get to the city is via NJ Transit.

The New Brunswick train station is a 15-20 minute walk from Alexander Library. Trains run to New York Penn Station every 30-40 minutes on Saturdays. Be sure you take the train to New York Penn Station and not Newark Penn Station. Round trip tickets from New Brunswick to NY Penn Station are $28.

See NJ Transit Train Schedules & Fares for more information.