Our Weekend Picks

PSq_Movie-FB square (2)Featured Event of the Week
*Mark your calendars for two nights of free family fun in Princeton with Palmer Square’s Summer Movies on the Green! The lineup includes ‘Kung Fu Panda’ this Saturday, and ‘Night at the Museum’ on August 23rd. Plan a family night with dinner in town, or grab some ice cream before spreading your blanket out on the green for a movie under the stars. Click for details: http://bit.ly/1mCUfVC

 

Thursday, July 17
Explore our natural world with the experts as Washington Crossing State Historic Park (PA side) welcomes naturalists from the Academy of Natural Sciences for a presentation on native wildlife. Children in grades 5 through 8 will meet with & learn all about the critters in our area, from the people that care for & study them! $16, 9am-12pm. www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing

Friday, July 18
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium this Friday for a performance of Edward T. Cone’s Symphony (in tribute to the late composer & Princeton professor.) Music director Jacques Lacombe and composer Steve Mackey will present a lecture and perform the concert with the NJSO. $20, 8pm. www.njsymphony.org

Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson are after rich ladies’ money, and out to prove who’s the better swindler. That’s right, the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are on the loose. Visit Hopewell’s Off Broadstreet Theater and laugh along while they sing & act in this musical interpretation of the popular 80’s comedy this weekend. Tickets start at $29.50. 7pm. www.off-broadstreet.com

local_karaokeFRIDAY at Whole Foods Market Princeton
As part of our commitment to local community, Whole Foods Market Princeton is celebrating EVERYTHING LOCAL!! Join Local Vendors, Local Conservation Groups, Local Artists, Local Musicians, Local Museums as they share their wares. As always bring your little ones for a F-U-N Kid’s Activities. Warm up those pipes, because there will be karaoke in the café. Bring your local vocal and have FUN!! FREE, 5-8pm.

Saturday, July 19
Get your tickets ASAP for the Sourland Music Festival, brought to you by the Sourland Planning Council. This Saturday night, an assortment of jazz, blues, folk and rock musicians take the stage for a family friendly concert that benefits Sourland conservation. Local food vendors, craft activities and a silent auction round out the event. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and prepare to rock out! $25, 4-11pm. www.sourlandmusicfest.net

Spend your Saturday on the farm at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville. This weekend, it’s horse-drawn hayrides and a marshmallow roast! Pack a family picnic and explore the farm together, catch a ride on the wagon and enjoy something sweet before heading home. FREE, 5-8pm. www.howellfarm.org

Sunday, July 20
The innovative musicians of So Percussion are returning to Princeton for their Summer Music Institute, and you can enjoy a live performance this Sunday at Princeton University’s Matthews Acting Studio. The group will be debuting work from talented young musicians who are finalists in the American Composers Forum Competition. Their compositions will be performed live and a grand prize winner will be chosen! Free, 8pm. princeton.edu/music