Our Weekend Picks

ScoopHeader2015Thursday August 6
Join in the celebration at Princeton University Art Museum for its annual Summer Picnic! Taking place on the Brown Dod Lawn, the picnic includes BBQ, live music, family-friendly activities, and will culminate in an outdoor screening of ‘American Graffiti’ after sunset. FREE (just like daily admission to the art museum, in case you didn’t know!) 6pm. artmuseum.princeton.edu

Friday August 7
Get all stocked up for your weekend with a stop at the Forrestal Village Farmer’s Market. It’s peak tomato and peach season, but you’ll also find veggies, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, baked goods and more. (Our favorite local baker, Jen Carson of LIllipies, will be leading storytime, as well!) FREE, 11am-2pm. www.pfv.com

Saturday August 8
It’s time once again for the Annual Butterfly Festival at the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed Association! Tour the new butterfly house, enjoy live music, food from local vendors, hot air balloon rides, family activities and a butterfly parade. It’s a day of nature-lovin’ fun for all ages; you won’t wanna miss it! $10 per person or $25 per car. 10am-4pm. www.thewatershed.org

Stretch your legs this Saturday with the ‘Second Saturday Walk,’ lead by D&R Greenway Land Trust. Meet at St. Michael’s Farm Preserve in Hopewell for ‘Farm, Barn, and Tempting Trails,’ a guided walk through the preserve. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, cameras and binoculars and go explore the wilderness in our own backyards. Register in advance. FREE, 10am-12pm. www.drgreenway.org

Maybe exploring the water is more your speed? Ages 9 and up are invited to Paddle the Canal at Washington Crossing State Park! Explore the scenic waterway that runs through Titusville by paddling up the canal through the town. Register in advance. FREE, 1-4:30pm. www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing

Sunday August 9
Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’ is brought to life on the stage of Princeton University’s Hamilton Murray Theater for Princeton Summer Theater! The play tells the story of the classic myth through the eyes of it’s heroine, and has been called ‘charmingly funny… a poignant reflection on the pain of loss and love that we all experience.’ $25, 2pm. www.princetonsummertheater.org


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