Friday, August 5
This Friday night, enjoy live music in Hopewell Borough Park as the Magnolia Street String Band takes to the stage at the gazebo. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic dinner! The show starts at 7pm. FREE. www.hopewellboro-nj.us
The fireworks are back in Lambertville and New Hope! Get a spot on the bridge over the Delaware or along the banks as the Friday Night Fireworks light up the sky between the two river towns. FREE, 9:30pm. www.delawarerivertowns.com
Saturday, August 6
TerraCycle presents a Jersey Fresh Jam – a hip hop fest and a graffiti painting event! With performances from over 12 musical acts, plus DJs and local food vendors, this free event will bring the Jersey flavor! 12-6pm, 121 New York Ave, Trenton. www.jerseyfreshjam.com
It’s all about the butterflies at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed this weekend! LEarn about native butterflies and their life cycles at the Butterfly Tea Party, for kids ages 3-10. Register in advance. $15, 10:30am. www.thewatershed.org
Explore the history of Princeton with a guided walking tour from Princeton Tour Company. The two hour walk covers the campus, Einstein’s neighborhood, and the Western Section, with stories about Princeton’s legendary residents and its role in the Revolutionary War! $25 for adults, $20 for kids. 4pm. http://www.princetontourcompany.com
*There’s still time to enjoy summer without the glasses or contacts! We gave up the glasses and visited Princeton area LASIK doc, Dr. Barry Wasserman for the simple, pain-free, office procedure. Click to meet Barry, as his patients call him, and find out more about LASIK.
It’s a sleepover at Princeton Public Library – for your stuffed animals! Kids ages 3 and up can bring their favorite friend for storytime at 5pm, and let the stuffed animal stay for a sleepover. Animals can be picked up on Sunday, and you’ll get to see photos of the fun they had at their overnight party! FREE, 5pm. www.princetonlibrary.org
Hit the trails of Washington Crossing State Park after dusk with a Night Hike! Meet at the Nature Center and explore the park with a naturalist, then gather around the campfire. Bring your own flashlight! FREE, 8:30pm. Register in advance by calling 609-737-0609.
Sunday, August 7
Check out the newest exhibit at Princeton University Art Museum this Sunday! ‘A Material Legacy’ examines the role of material in works of contemporary art – many of them made within the past 10 years. Works by acclaimed contemporary artists like Kara Walker, Sol LeWitt, and Anish Kapoor are part of the exhibition. FREE, artmuseum.princeton.edu