Rain, Rain, Go Away……What a plate of soggy we’ve been served up as of late. So in an effort to cheer you up here are 10 reasons to get out and explore this sunshine-y weekend that’s coming up next.
Thursday May 19th
Clean it up
Your diet, that is. At Noon today come meet Terry Walters, author of ‘Clean Food’ and ‘Clean Start,’ who will host a cooking demonstration as part of the opening celebration of the Princeton Farmers Market. So you’ll pick up a tip or two and then head out to Hinds Plaza for a great day at the Princeton Farmer’s Market all day from 11-4. HUGE BONUS: Local lovely Sarah Donner will play her music for us from 12:30 -2:30 and they’ll be a Scavenger Hunt (thanks to The Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed Association) for the little Scoops who report to the guest table. Don’t forget to bring your reusable bags!
Princeton’s Official GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Palmer Square’s 5th Annual Girls Night Out is tonight from 4-9pm where you’ll experience an evening of exclusive promotions and discounts brought to you by the shops and restaurants of Palmer Square in downtown Princeton. Enjoy food samplings, live music, raffle prizes and in-store sales, discounts, promotions. You’ll also gain one-time access to Taste of the Square Tent including Carter & Cavero Olive Oil Company, Chez Alice Gourmet Cafe & Bakery, Olsson’s Fine Foods, Princeton Soup & Sandwich Company, Teresa Caffe and Winberie’s. BIG BONU$: Complimentary Parking in either of the Palmer Square Garages. RSVP HERE
Friday May 20th
Like a MOTH to a flame
Who doesn’t love a bedtime story? Though you probably shouldn’t wear your pj’s I can think of nothing lovelier than relaxing while listening to good stories told in an intimate environment. The Moth, the storytelling organization founded in New York City, has proven that storytelling can tie together community. Once again the Moth appears in Princeton with Princeton MothUp tonight at 7 pm at Labyrinth Books. Storytellers will be drawn from the community and the ground rules are simple: true first-person stories told without notes revolving around a theme. The theme this time: “Planes, Trains, and Bicycle Rickshaws.” Celebrate the coming of summer with stories of travel adventure. Go tell your story…people want to hear it.
Because raising children might bear some similarities to taming tigers…
Head out with the tots in tow to the Cole Brothers Circus at the North Brunswick Fire Company, today (ONE DAY ONLY) from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Elephants, flying trapeze, clowns, aerial ballet, human cannonball, and Bengal tigers are sure to delight and amaze. Head over to the website and print out the coupon to get a kiddo in for free. Other tickets are $19. www.gotothecircus.com
We missed it too (tix we offered Monday morning and are now gone) but if you are a lucky ticket holder you’ll be marching across Nassau Street, thru those black iron gates and over to McCosh Hall Room 50 to listen to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was recently named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2011 give a policy address tonight at 5:45 pm. But if you missed getting your ticket you can still join the fun for a free simulcast in McCosh Hall rooms 60,62,64 & 66.
Saturday May 21
We think this event sounds super fun especially because the sun will be shining on us. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., this two-day event is just a 25-minute drive from Princeton and includes a national BBQ cook-off, family entertainment including live music, arts & crafts vendors, kids rides, and games. Car show Saturday; motorcycle show Sunday. All proceeds will be donated to Liberty USO, the only USO unit in the country that serves a full hot meal for troops prior to their deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s that time again
If you missed it last time don’t miss it again. It’s the Mercer County Electronics Disposal Day at the Sun National Bank Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. That means you can bring your old copiers, fax machines, keyboards, microwave ovens, computers, telephones, scanners, stereo equipment, televisions, VCRs, and more for recycling NOTE: This is for Mercer County residents only and is Rain or shine.
Sunday May 22
I hope they have Kettle Corn
Today from Noon- 4 p.m. head to West Windsor for the Walk for Chalk. Think “Carnival” with games, music, a moonwalk, kids rides, face painting, food, music, & the annual walkathon to benefit needy children in New Jersey. No rain date.
You say JI-ROH I say GEE-ROH
It’s time to get your Greek on people. The Festival runs from Thursday to Sunday this week. Today from Noon – 7 p.m. join in on the 36th Annual Greek Festival with classic Greek food, flea market, raffle, music, and dancers in native costume. The pastry shop will delight and outdoor grills will serve up souvlaki & gyros. The Mezedakia Bar will feature feta cheese stuffed grapevine leaves. HOLY YUM! Admission is only $2.