PrincetonScoop’s Weekend Picks 11/21 – 11/24

Thursday, November 21
Learn about our area’s native inhabitants at the Lawrence Public Library’s presentation of ‘Indians of Central New Jersey.’ Archaeology archivist Jim Wade will present on the Native Americans who inhabited the area that we now know as Washington Crossing State Park. FREE, 7pm. www.mcl.org

Help raise funds for Morven Museum and try your hand at holiday crafts at their Holiday Wreath and Kissing Ball Workshop. Construct the holiday decorations from boxwoods, pines and more in the Carriage House and under the guidance of the workshop instructors. The finished products will be for sale during Morven’s Festival of Trees, and proceeds will support the museum. FREE, 10am-4pm (Thursday and Friday.) www.morven.org

All good things must come to an end – even if it’s only for the winter. The Princeton Farmer’s Market ends its outdoor run this Thursday, before scaling down and moving indoors for the winter. Bundle up to shop the tents and pick up local produce, jams, breads, cheeses and more from area vendors to serve at your holiday table. FREE, 11am-4pm.

Friday, November 22
Don a few sequins or a straw boater and catch a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s celebrated interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s notorious novel, ‘The Great Gatsby’ at Princeton Public Library. The movie stars the one and only Leo DiCaprio as the title playboy of the Jazz Age, and is dripping in stunning visuals – elaborate sets and costumes – and the much-talked-about hip hop infused soundtrack. FREE, 12pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

Thursday at Whole Foods Market Princeton
LatkesLatke, latkes, I love latkes, not a little bit… but a WHOLE LOTTA LATKES!!! Swing by the store and visit our holiday table area to experience the classic, the creative, but most importantly- the delicious taste of our latkes.
Give spectacular flavors like Spinach and feta, root vegetable or traditional a dollop of heirloom apple sauce or lemon sour cream and chive! Even learn how to make (and taste!) your own at home with a simple latke making guide. Truly a celebration like no other! 12pm-3pm.

Saturday, November 23
Visit the YWCA for a Crafters’ Marketplace at John Witherspoon Middle School – a juried show featuring over 140 professional artisans from the Northeast. Shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, clothing and other gift items. Best part? Proceeds benefit the Pearl Bates Scholarship fund – which supports women in our community. $8 admission, 10am-5pm. www.ywcaprinceton.org

It’s Art Safari time! Experience the Princeton University Art Museum during a free family program this Saturday. Drop in when you can and stay as long as you like. Take a self guided tour of the museum with your little explorers, spot animals in the collection, and then make a ‘pet’ to take home! FREE, 10:30am-1:00pm. http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/visit/calendar/201306/art-families-art-safari

Sunday, November 24
It’s the closing reception for ‘ArtJam’, a collective art show & sale featuring national and local artists. The show raises funds and awareness for HomeFront NJ, a nonprofit that helps local families break the cycle of poverty. Come celebrate the closing of the exhibition (and maybe snag a masterpiece for your own home!) and support an amazing local organization. FREE, 190 Witherspoon Street, 6-9pm. www.homefrontnj.org

 

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