Our Weekend Picks

258Friday, June 27
Food trucks are rolling into Hopewell for Food Truck Friday. Head to the Hopewell Train Station for tasty eats from a variety of food vendors, plus live music from the Tigertown Dixieland Band. 5-930pm.

A new market on the scene this year, the Farm Fresh Market at Forrestal Village happens every Friday. Visit the market to pick up locally grown veggies and fruit, plus baked goods, specialty foods. meat, eggs and cheese from local producers. FREE, 11am-2pm.

Shop at Whole Foods Market on 7/1 and Support The Watershed
Shop Whole Foods Market Princeton on Tuesday for a 5% Day – where a portion of the day’s sales will be donated to the Stonybrook Millstone Watershed Association! Shop at any time, all day on July 1 to contribute to the donation. Store hours are from 8am-10pm.

Saturday, June 28
Pack the backpacks and get your tent! It’s time for the Community Campout in Hopewell. Families can register to camp out at St. Michaels Farm Preserve for a night of family fun under the stars and a tasty breakfast when the sun comes up! Bring your own tent, refillable water bottle, flashlight and family dinner. $45 per campsite. 2pm.

Filmmaker Jared Flesher is the man behind ‘The Farmer and the Horse’ and ‘Sourlands.’ The nature lover presents his latest film, ‘Field Biologist’ about a local nature lover in action. Catch the film at Princeton Public Library and then participate in a post-film discussion with Flesher. FREE, 7pm.

Get Your Red, White & Blue On – Fireworks This Weekend
SATURDAY
WPST’s Freedom Festival – Mercer County Park
It’s an all-day celebration with food, games, beer and wine gardens, craft vendors and rides – and it all ends with fireworks at 9:45pm. Bands perform live music throughout the day. FREE, 3-11pm.

The Hopewell Valley Veterans Association presents a concert and fireworks at Alliger Park on Washington Crossing Pennington Road in Titusville. The 78th Army Band will play a variety of music including military songs and traditional pieces. Carpooling is recommended! For info email information@hopewellvalleyveterans.org. FREE, 7:30pm.

SUNDAY
NJ Symphony Orchestra – Mercer County Park
The music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart will mingle with patriotic anthems, a salute to Sinatra and a medley of ‘Jersey Boy’ classics as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs live at Mercer County Park, with fireworks! FREE, 7:30pm.

Sunday, June 29
Learn the story of Marchese Guglielmo Marconi – the ‘Father of the Radio’ as his daughter presents her book of that name at Dorothea’s House in Princeton. Princess Elettra Marconi Giovannelli’s book tells the story of the Nobel Prize winning innovator, who won his award in 1909 for his pioneering work in wireless communication. (We cannot help but wonder what Marconi would say of our wireless world!) FREE, 5pm. 120 John St., Princeton.