Our Weekend Picks: ArtJam, Pennington Day, and Bike Rides

Friday 5/19
19 Palmer Square has come alive with art for Homefront NJ’s annual Art Jam! Featuring dozens of local artists, the pop-up gallery features art of all kinds, from sewing to painting, jewelry, photography and more. Celebrate the opening of the show with a reception this Friday. FREE, 6-9pm. (Show runs for 7 weeks.) http://www.homefrontnj.org/2017/04/artjam-2017/

Saturday 5/20
Catch a seat for the Nassau Film Festival, hosted by the Garden Theater, now in its third year. Starting on Saturday, the festival features films made by film makers from Princeton and across the US, as well as international films from Iran, Greece, France, Italy, and India. Shorts, animation, documentary and fiction films, with chances to chat with the filmmakers. Best part: it’s FREE! 9am-3:30pm. www.nassaufilmfestival.org

Celebrate Pennington at Pennington Day this Saturday! Main Street and Curlis Avenue will be closed off, and a street fair of vendors and live entertainment will take over the town. Put on the sunblock and bring the family for an afternoon of children’s activities, craft shopping, performances by local groups and more. FREE, 10-4pm. www.penningtonday.org

Pedal over to the Princeton Wheels Rodeo at the Community Park Pool on Witherspoon Street! Kids can get a free helmet, get their bikes checked to make sure they’re safe, and ride a road course to test their safety skills. FREE, 10-1pm.

Sunday 5/21
If you haven’t visited Rockingham estate up in Kingston, Sunday is the perfect day to do it: it’s Children’s Day! Once the farm that housed George Washington, the estate is now a park and historic site (you’ve probably passed it travelling between Rocky Hill and Kingston.) On Sunday, visit for a look at 18th century life, including crafts and games for kids. FREE, 12-5pm. www.rockingham.net

Speaking of George…. can you catch him? The Historical Society of Princeton invites you to try a their ‘Chasing George Bike Ride’ this Sunday. Start at the Douglass House in Mill Park, Trenton, the 10 mile ride follows his footsteps from Trenton to Princeton, where he’d lead our troops to win at the Battle of Princeton in 1777. FREE, 12:30pm. Register here: www.ChasingGeorge.eventbrite.com


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