East Brunswick Public Library
Located less than one mile from YIEB, the East Brunswick Public Library offers thousands of books, magazines, games, movies, and music; access free Wi-Fi and databases; utilize its Business Center for computer training, passport renewal, and business services; and download e-books and audiobooks onto e-readers and smartphones. The Library is also a frequent destination for YIEB families, as it houses an extensive children’s collection and hosts many programs through the out the year, including author visits, the Phyllis Noar Puppetry Festival, the James Hess Storytelling Festival, and summer concerts.
Arts & Theater
Several national plays, concerts, musicals, and kids performances come each year to the State Theater in New Brunswick, and next door is the George Street Playhouse, a more intimate stage for dramatic plays. East Brunswick hosts its own community theater, known as Playhouse 22. For those looking for a high-quality art museum within 15 minutes of East Brunswick, look no further than the Zimmerli Art Museum, located at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Princeton University is also home to multiple concert halls and exhibits. Each year, Rutgers University’s Bildner Center for Jewish Life hosts the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival at the nearby Regal Cinemas in North Brunswick.
Parks & Recreation
Crystal Springs Aquatic Center, located in the heart of East Brunswick, is home to kid-friendly wade-in pools, lap pools, a Lazy River tube ride, water slides, beach volleyball, basketball courts, and more. East Brunswick boasts its own 18-hole golf course and driving range at Tamarack Golf Course. Each year in August, the Fairgrounds, located in East Brunswick, hosts the Middlesex County Fair. East Brunswick also has 17 developed parks with playground equipment, ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a skate park, and trail walks.