Winter Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Events Include Blood Drives, Bollywood Dance and Basketball!

The winter schedule for the New Brunswick Mayor’s Wellness Campaign is now available and contains a myriad of fun, free and health-oriented events that are open to all.

Basketball players of all skill levels are invited to play indoor Open Gym Basketball from 6-8 p.m. every Monday in January, February and March at McKinley Community School, 15 Van Dyke Avenue, hosted by Hub City Open Run.

Yoga classes will take place at noon on Sundays in January, February and March at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center. These classes are open to all skill levels of yoga, including those who wish to give it a try for the first time.

All families and caregivers are encouraged to participate in Dads Take Your Child to School Day on the following Fridays: January 19, February 16 and March 16. This community-building event is recognized at every public school in the district. Families are encouraged to walk to school together at 8 a.m. to meet and greet other families and educators at their child’s school. This program is hosted by the New Brunswick Fatherhood Council.

“Turn it Up Tuesday” will take place on the following Tuesdays: January 16, February 20 and March 20. Turn it Up Tuesday starts at 5 p.m. at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center and features free fitness classes, health information and a cooking demo.

The New Brunswick Fire Department will host community CPR programs from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, February 3 and March 3. The programs will go over the basics of CPR for community members that wish to learn how to property administer these life-saving skills.

Try a new form of a dance or brush up on your existing moves at a Bollywood dance class scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 13 at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center. Free henna temporary tattoos will available after the class!

Free health screenings that measure blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose will take place from 5-7 p.m.  Tuesday, February 13 at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center. No appointment is necessary to attend.

The McCourty Twins “Tackle Sickle Cell” Blood Drive returns to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 17. Donors will receive a free t-shirt, a signed photo and a restaurant gift card. To sign up for the drive, please click here.

Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 29 in partnership with the “Hope for Acretta” Foundation. Donations will be accepted from 1-6:30 p.m. To sign up as a donor, please click here.

Free parking will be available at the New Brunswick Wellness Plaza parking deck during all events at the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Wellness Center.

For more information on the New Brunswick Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, visit 

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