New Brunswick is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, in the New York City metropolitan area. The city is the county seat of Middlesex County, and the home of Rutgers University. New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles (43 km) southwest of Manhattan, on the southern bank of the Raritan River. Due to the concentration of medical facilities in the area, including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter's University Hospital, as well as Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick is known as both the Hub City and the Healthcare City. The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
New Brunswick is noted for its ethnic diversity. At one time, one quarter of the Hungarian population of New Jersey resided in the city and in the 1930s one out of three city residents was Hungarian. The Hungarian community continues to exist, alongside growing Asian and Hispanic communities that have developed around French Street near Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. For more information about New Brunswick click here.
New Brunswick Sister Cities Association, Inc. (NBSC) primary purposes are educational, cultural, social, economic, and charitable.
NBSC mission is to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, & cooperation — one individual, one community at a time.
Develop and manage programs that bring reciprocal benefits, establish friendships, and provide enriching experiences through education (with the primary focus on student exchanges) health care, arts and culture, sports and other exchanges.
To encourage the people of the City of New Brunswick and people of similar communities throughout the world to understand one another as part of the family of nations, citizens of their countries, members of their communities and as individuals.
To foster as a consequence of such knowledge, a continuing relationship of mutual interest between the people of the City of New Brunswick and the people of other nations.
To undertake activities and programs that provides mutual understanding of each other’s cultures, histories, economics and other aspects of life.
To participate as an organization in promoting, fostering and publicizing local and international cooperation.
To act as a coordinating body for those organizations, groups, and individual desiring to engage in or who are engaging in Sister Cities International with the City of New Brunswick
Sister Cities International is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities. We strive to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development.
Sister Cities International is a leader for local community development and volunteer action. We motivate and empower private citizens, municipal officials and business leaders to conduct long-term sister city programs. We believe that sister city programs involve two-way communication and should mutually benefit partnering communities. Develop municipal partnerships between U.S. cities, counties, and states and similar jurisdictions in other nations. Provide opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term community partnerships. Create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened.
Stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional and technical exchanges and projects. Collaborate with organizations in the United States and other countries which share similar goals.
Michael Tublin is a New Jersey native who lives in downtown New Brunswick. Mike is a former trader on the New York Mercantile Exchange. An avid traveler and lover of jazz. He co-founded The New Brunswick Jazz Project in 2010.