Our Weekend Picks – Owls, Tigers, Tours and More!

Friday 11/17
Grab a seat at Princeton Public Library for a free screening of the action-packed film, ‘Dunkirk,’ based on the harrowing 1940 battle WWII. FREE, 6:30pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve invites nature lovers 8 and older for an Owl Prowl – an evening hike to search for owls passing through the New Hope, PA preserve. Register in advance, and bundle up! $10, 7pm. www.bhwp.org

Saturday 11/18
How did the town of Princeton get started? The Historical Society of Princeton’s Stony Brook Walking Tour examines the history of our town, which started with six Quaker families that called this area home. Learn all about it and walk in the footsteps of Princeton’s colonial settlers on a two hour walk. $5, 1pm. www.princetonhistory.org

Mix it up with the Yankee Doodle Tap Room this Saturday as part of Palmer Square’s ‘Creating the Holiday Magic’ series. Get a tutorial as the bartenders demonstrate how to make the perfect holiday cocktail. FREE, 2pm. www.palmersquare.com/events

Beatles fans won’t want to miss the latest showing at Lambertville’s Acme Screening Room. ‘Deconstructing the Beatles: Rubber Soul’ takes an inside look at the story behind the iconic album from the Fab Four. $8, 8:15pm. www.acmescreeningroom.org

Sunday 11/19
A chilly weekend is the perfect weekend for exploring the Princeton University Art Museum. (Admission is free, every day!) Pick up a kids’ activity booklet, explore the world-class collections, join in on a docent-led tour. This weekend’s tour covers the latest exhibit, ‘Making History Visible: Of American Myths and National Heroes.’ FREE, 3pm. http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/calendar/2017-11/special-exhibition-tour-making-history-visible-american-myths-and-national-heroes








For tickets or info visit goprincetontigers.com

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Our Weekend Picks: Hometown Halloween Parade, TEDxCarnegieLake & More!

Friday, October 27
Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade! Join us at 5:15pm on Palmer Square Green in Princeton to enjoy the music of the Princeton University Marching Band before the parade will make its way through Downtown Princeton and end at the Princeton YMCA. Parade will leave Palmer Square Green promptly at 5:45pm. The festivities continue at the YMCA with live music, a bounce house, trunk or treat, food and drink, crafts and family-friendly activities, and more! Free and open to all. artscouncilofprinceton.org

The Waldorf School of Princeton presents its own Halloween tradition; the Halloween Walk! Families can explore a path that winds through the school grounds, revealing magical tales and stories that come to life. 6:30pm. $10 each, or $25 for families of 3 or more. www.princetonwaldorf.org

Who-who wants to learn about owls? The Sourland Conservancy hosts a talk at the Hopewell Train Station tonight, all about the owls found in New Jersey. 7pm. www.sourland.org

Saturday, October 28
Spend some time in Marquand Park on Saturday morning and learn about the beautiful property’s history and exotic trees! Bob Wells, director of Aboriculture at the Morris Arboretum, and Roland Machold, former board member of the Marquand Park Foundation, will lead the stroll. FREE, 11am.  www.princetonhistory.org

Get your fill of inspiration: TEDx is coming to Princeton, with TEDxCarnegieLake. Speakers include Amanda Elmore (a 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist rower), Christopher Baldassana (Professor, Princeton University), Marvi Lacar (documentary photographer), Serena Burla (professional marathon runner) and more. Ed Tseng hosts the event, which will be held at John Witherspoon Middle School. 12-5pm, tickets start at $25. www.tedxcarnegielake.com/2017

Princeton University‘s Frick Chemistry Laboratory will be transformed into a modern Garden of Eden for The Arts Council of Princeton’s fundraiser, Dining by Design 2017: Edge of Dawn – and there’s still time to get tickets! Friends, food and fine wine, plus party boards and live auction, in support of making the arts and art programming accessible to all. 6pm. Tickets: http://bit.ly/DXD2017 or call Courtney Brettle 609.924.8777, ext 109.

Sunday, October 29
We’re obsessed with local artist Andre Veloux and his eye-catching images made of Lego! His work is on display at Princeton Public Library, and on Sunday he invites kids 8+ to join him and to create their own piece of Lego wall art using one of his templates. FREE, 3pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

Princeton Football’s Family Costume Night – October 28
Wear your Halloween Costume to the game and receive an $8 group rate ticket. The First 1000 fans Receive a Princeton Football Seat Cushion, and the halftime costume contest will be judged by Dean Cain! (Team Scoop wonders if dressing as Superman gets you extra points…?)

Friday, October 27th, 2017
Women’s Ice Hockey 6:00 Pm Vs Harvard, Hobey Baker Rink

Women’s Volleyball 7:00 Pm Vs Yale, Dillon Gymnasium

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Field Hockey 12:00 Pm Vs Cornell, Bedford Field

Women’s Soccer 2:30 Pm Vs Cornell, Myslik Field At Roberts Stadium

Women’s Ice Hockey 3:00 Pm Vs Dartmouth, Hobey Baker Rink

Women’s Volleyball 5:00 Pm Vs Brown, Dillon Gymnasium

Men’s Soccer 5:00 Pm Vs Cornell, Myslik Field At Roberts Stadium

Football 7:00 Pm Vs Cornell, Powers Field At Princeton Stadium

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Men’s Ice Hockey 4:00 Pm Vs Holy Cross, Hobey Baker Rink

For tickets and info, visit www.GoPrincetonTigers.com/tickets

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Fix Up Your Nest!

‘Tis *almost* the season, with 10 Fridays left until the Christmas holidays and even fewer until Hanukkah! If you’ve wanted to touch up your paint, fix up a bathroom, revamp your landscaping, de-clutter (our favorite), get the house decorated, or even arrange for the season’s snow plowing before we get hit, NOW IS THE TIME. In a month you’ll be buried in details and contractors will have been booked. Prioritize, budget, and make those calls! 

-Team PrincetonScoop

As Princeton area homes become busier, the mudroom is making a comeback. It isn’t some dark corner of the laundry room or a bench in the garage anymore. It has become a full-fledged room, often with hardwood floors, crown molding, windows, and even a security station. Give the mudroom the attention it deserves! Let Baxter Construction help you explore options call 609-466-3655. www.baxterconstruction.com

Looking to give your home a fresh coat of paint? Give Michael Emro Painting a call. A full service house painting contractor, Michael Emro provides high-quality interior and exterior paint jobs. This team works efficiently with little inconvenience to you, and a wonderful final product. McCarter and St. John’s use Michael Emro, shouldn’t you? www.michaelemropainting.com

Looking for tile for your bathroom or kitchen backsplash? Check out A Step In Stone in Hopewell. They have an entire showroom of exclusive tile and stone, and a personalized design approach. Make an appointment or stop by and be inspired by what you find.  www.aStepInStone.com

Considering a new outdoor plan for your property, or simply in need of fall landscaping? Call Nectars Landscape and Design, a boutique, full-service landscape design firm. They will direct you in the design and installation of all your landscaping needs and desires. Nectars Landscape and Design stands for creativity and ingenuity, with a desire to use as many native and local materials as possible. www.nectarslandscape.com

Family’s coming indoors for winter and guests for the holidays. You need room. Clear out old paper document files filling up storage space—and protect against ID theft—by secure shredding. ISHRED4Uspecializes in convenient, on-site household service… and you feel better. www.ishred4u.com

It’s time for clean windows and gutters before Winter hits. With over 20 years of experience, Window Genie has earned the trust of local homeowners. They specialize in window cleaning, window tinting, roof cleaning pressure washing, gutter cleaning and holiday lights! One truck that does it all. Their commitment to customer satisfaction sets them apart from the competition. www.windowgenie.com/princeton

Mark at Bauer’s Tree Service gets the job done – just ask his customers. Whether you need tree pruning, complete tree removal, lot clearing, or have an emergency tree situation, Bauer’s Tree Service is the one to call. With 24 hour emergency service, snow plowing, plus firewood, topsoil and stone delivery, they‘re the contact to have on hand. 609 610-6023 www.bauerstreeservice.com


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Join Us at Dining By Design next weekend in Princeton, NJ!

Dining By Design, Princeton, NJ

Dining By Design, Princeton, NJ

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for an evening of friends, food and fine wine at their signature fall fundraiser, Dining by Design, Saturday, October 28 at the Frick Chemistry Laboratory on the campus of Princeton University.

First off, we’re going.  Not only for the cocktails but for outstanding hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert catered by Jules Boutique Catering, wine-pairings, fabulous party boards, an exciting live auction with renowned special guest auctioneer, Sebastian Clarke of Rago Auctions and Antiques Roadshow, a live dance performance curated by Dawn Berman of The Pennington Studio in Pennington, New Jersey, to name a few of the reasons you should join us.

“The gala’s theme, ‘Edge of Dawn,’ was inspired by the daily if not hourly contradictions we face and the decisions we need to make that are not as black-and-white as we hope. This led us to the Garden of Eden and the decisions that were made and the consequences of those decisions,” said Dina Riad of Dina Riad Interiors who will transform the space at Frick Chemistry Laboratory into a modern Garden of Eden.

Tickets for the full evening at Dining by Design are $250 per person. Dessert and dance party tickets are $125 per person. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org  or call 609.924.8777 ext. 109.   Funds raised support high quality arts programs that enrich the lives of under served youth and seniors

In recognition of the Arts Council of Princeton’s 50th Anniversary, Dining by Design is one of several events throughout the year celebrating 50 years of the organization’s mission of building community through the arts. Other events include Communiversity ArtsFest 2018, the largest town and gown arts festival in Central Jersey attracting 40,000 attendees on Sunday, April 29, Pinot to Picasso, the Arts Council of Princeton’s annual art and wine fundraiser on Friday, May 18, 2018, along with exhibitions and free Community Stage events. For more information and a schedule of events, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org.
Now in it’s 50th year, the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region.

Come have some fun!

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Our Weekend Picks: Rocky Horror, a Corn Maze, ‘Trail or Treat’…

Saturday October 21
The fall fun is taking over on Lawrenceville’s Main Street! Head to Weeden Park to decorate a pumpkin, or bring an outfit to build-your-own scarecrow. Live music from The Beagles and Frances Catherine Ihling. FREE, 11-3pm. https://www.lawrencevillemainstreet.com/events/scarecrows-in-the-village

Considering a new school for your little one? Visit the Waldorf School of Princeton for their annual “Experience Waldorf: A Journey through the Grades,” an interactive, innovative approach to a grade school open house. Designed for adults only, registration is requested. Contact admissions@princetonwaldorf.org to reserve your spot. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The corn maze is open: Howell Living History Farm’s awesome corn maze is back, with double-thick hedgerows, a creative themed maze filled with puzzles and more. Inside the maze you’ll also find a courtyard with music and games! (For the little ones, check out the much more manageable hay bale maze.) $10, 12-8pm. www.howellfarm.org

The forecast looks like it will be the perfect fall weekend for a walk around Princeton. Join Princeton Tour Company for an afternoon walking tour through the University campus and the downtown, to learn all about Princeton’s history, its role in the Revolutionary War, and its most famous face: Albert Einstein! 1-3pm. www.princetontourcompany.com

Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Bucks County Playhouse revives the quintessential Halloween production, Rocky Horror, this year featuring Randy Harrison from Showtime’s Queer as Folk in the role of Dr. Frank-n-furter! Sing along to all of the musical numbers as the players bring the cult classic to life. 7:00 and 10:30pm. www.bcptheater.org

Sunday October 22
Princeton MarketFair hosts a Health and Wellness Expo this Sunday, with vendors sharing information, resources and interactive activities for locals of all ages. Register in advance, then visit from 12-4pm. Free, www.nmg.ticketleap.com/wellness

Kids 12 and under can participate in ‘Trail or Treat’ at the Village Park portion of the Lawrenceville-Hopewell Trail. Dress up in costume and join in the fun! Pedal along for a mile long ride designed for riders over 6, or join in for a quarter mile loop for the little ones. There will also be live music, face painting, a dance-a-thon and other activities along the trail! FREE, 3-5pm. www.lhtrail.org

Save the Date: Princeton Football’s Family Costume Night – October 28

Wear your Halloween Costume to the game and receive an $8 group rate ticket. The First 1000 fans Receive a Princeton Football Seat Cushion, and the halftime costume contest will be judged by Dean Cain*! (Team Scoop wonders if dressing as Superman gets you extra points…?)
*Subject to change

For tickets and info, visit www.GoPrincetonTigers.com/tickets

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