PrincetonScoop’s Princeton Weekend Picks

Degas DancersThursday, November 14
Meet T.A. Barron, author of ‘Atlantis Rising,’ at an author event presented by Princeton Public Library and Labyrinth Books. ‘Atlantis Rising’ is a fantasy epic that tells the story of the creation of Atlantis, and the heroes who helped build the lost city of wonder. Barron is a New York Times Bestselling Author, with a body of work that includes stories of Merlin and Avalon, and other fantastic fiction and non-fiction works. Hear him discuss his latest book and more at this Q&A. FREE, 7pm.

Friday, November 15
With the big game between Princeton and Yale coming up this weekend, the university community is channelling all its team spirit! Join the Princeton University Glee Club at Richardson Auditorium for it’s annual Football Concert – a 100 year old tradition that accompanies Yale’s visit to tiger territory! $15, 7:30pm. club

And don’t miss the big game this Saturday! From the PS blog, here are our 5 reasons not to miss this matchup.

Have you participated in ‘Princeton Reads: The Silver Linings Playbook?’ No? Whether you’ve read and followed along with the weeks of activities, or you’re simply a fan of the book, don’t miss author Matthew Quick at Witherspoon Middle School this Friday night! Quick will be on hand to discuss the popular novel (and film!) and will introduce you to his newest novel for young adults, titled “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.” FREE, 7pm.

Saturday, November 16
Football Game today! Princeton takes on Yale.

Have an artful Saturday with the family at Princeton University Art Museum’s family day – featuring the dancers of Degas’ famous masterpieces. Drop in for 15 minutes or two hours and enjoy a self-guided tour, followed by an activity inspired by the Impressionist master: design your own ballerina! FREE, 10:30am -1:00pm.

The Princeton Friends School Artisans Market brings together over 30 vendors from the local community sharing their creations. Get an early start on your holiday shopping here, where you will find photography, art, jewelry, knitwear, children’s clothing, food products and more. FREE, 11am-5pm.

It’s harvest season! See how America’s colonists celebrated the season at Colonial Harvest Day in Titusville at Washington Crossing State Park’s Ferry House. A meal comprised of 18th century recipes will be served, and demonstrations in cider pressing, corn grinding, bean shelling, wool spinning, woodworking and more will give families an inside look into the lives of the colonists. $5, 1:00-4:00pm.

Sunday, November 17
Batty for bats? Build the little critters a place to live at Howell Living History Farm’s ‘Bat House Building Workshop.’ Mackenzie Hall will lead the demonstration, discussing the ins and outs of bat houses. The finished boxes will be donated to the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, so our local bat neighbors can move in and make use of them! FREE, 1-3pm.


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