The New Brunswick Mayor’s Wellness Campaign has a bunch of family-friendly and fun activities lined up for November, including community basketball games, a group run/walk, a special stop smoking forum and outdoor Zumba classes.Basketball players of all skill levels are invited to play indoor Open Gym Basketball from 6-8 p.m. every Monday in November at McKinley Community School, 15 Van Dyke Avenue, hosted by Hub City Open Run.
On Saturday mornings in November, lace up your sneakers and join the Local Stride Community Group Run for a walk/run at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 78 Bayard Street. All are welcome to participate in this non-competitive event – just wear comfortable shoes!Dance at The Yard on College Avenue noon to 1 p.m. every Sunday in November during Zumba classes, led by instructors from RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center
Special events for this month include a smoking cessation forum, scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, November 13 at RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 100 Kirkpatrick Street. Free parking will be available at the New Brunswick Wellness Plaza parking deck during this event.
On Thursday, November 16, join Elijah’s Promise in the Promise Culinary Garden on Tabernacle Way to help plant blueberry bushes and nut trees. The day begins at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to come help in the garden.
On Tuesday, November 21, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center will host its monthly “Turn Up Tuesday” from 5-8 p.m., featuring free fitness classes, health information, a cooking demo and more. Free parking is available at the New Brunswick Wellness Plaza parking deck during this event.
All families and caregivers are encouraged to participate in Dads Take Your Child to School Day at 8 a.m. Friday, November 17, a community-building event that is recognized at every public school in the district. Families are encouraged to walk to school together to meet and greet other families and educators at their child’s school. This event is hosted by the New Brunswick Fatherhood Council.
On November 29, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center will host a “Fall Prevention and Exercise” community forum from noon-12:45 p.m. Free parking will be available in the New Brunswick Wellness Plaza parking deck.
For more information on the City of New Brunswick Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, including monthly schedules of events and locations, please visit http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/health/mayorswellness.