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Princeton's Activities, Entertainment and Enrichment From Home During Covid-19

Princeton's Activities, Entertainment and Enrichment From Home During Covid-19
The Arts Council of Princeton's "apART Together" series offers different challenges. "Spring flowers in jars" is by @anandi_art on Instagram.

We hope that you, your families and loved ones are staying well and staying safe. With many of Princeton’s classes and activities on hiatus during this time, some of our local neighbors are getting creative, offering things for us to do, all in the comfort of our own home.

Here are some of the great activities that we’ve heard about:

 

FOR THE KIDS

Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

The Princeton Public Library Youth Services Staff curated online learning resources for children. You can find more on their website. https://princetoncovid.org/staying-home/just-for-kids/ 

 

Color Me Mine

    301 N Harrison Street, Suite 150, Princeton

Color Me Mine is offering To-Go Home Pottery Painting Kits. You can pick your piece along with 5 paint colors (per piece). The kit includes instructions, a set of brushes, five 1 oz. paint cups and the glazing and firing for your pieces. You can bring back the ceramics to be glazed and fired once it is safe to do so. https://princeton.colormemine.com/

 

The Old Barracks Museum

101 Barrack Street, Trenton

The Old Barracks Museum is bringing history online!

Ask the Barracks allows students, parents, and teachers to email questions about the American Revolution, the Battle of Trenton, diseases in the 18th century such as smallpox, and New Jersey to askthebarracks@barracks.org. Selected questions will be answered via videos that will be posted on www.barracks.org/askthebarracks and www.facebook.com/oldbarracksmuseum. The program is open to students around the world, not just students whose field trips are being cancelled due to school and non-essential business closures.

 

Princeton Playspace

745 Alexander Road, Princeton

Every Monday from 10:30AM-11:15 AM Señorita Melissa has a weekly Spanish Class at Princeton Playspace where she teaches new vocabulary words, reads books, and does crafts in our cafe area!

They are now offering the opportunity for you and your little ones to learn Spanish with her virtually every Monday at 3PM until they reopen. She will read Spanish stories and do an activity live on Princeton Playspace’s Facebook page. Recently, Señorita Melissa read "Olivia" and "El Libro De Los Numeros De Los Crayones" & also did a spring finger painting craft. Find more at https://www.facebook.com/princetonplayspace/

Pinots Palette

127 Village Blvd., Princeton

Pinots Palette is offering “Little Brushes” painting kits with all of the supplies you need, suitable for ages 5+. Projects include Funny Bunny and more.

Pick up times are on April 1, Wednesday 2-4pm | April 4, Saturday 2-4pm

Pick Up Location: Pinot's Palette - Princeton | 127 Village Blvd. | Princeton (phone: 609-853-0024). You can find more information at pinotspalette.com.

 

FOR YOUR MIND

 

Historical Society of Princeton

354 Quaker Road, Princeton

HSP remains committed to their mission to bring the past to life and explore its enduring relevance. They’ve compiled a number of history-related activities for you to do from the comfort and safety of your own home! This includes walking tours of Princeton’s African American Museum, digital exhibitions from Rutgers’ NJ Digital Highway and much more. Visit princetonhistory.org/athome for full details.

They are even recording this historical event and are asking Princeton families and citizens to collect photographs, documents, and other materials that show how you, your family, and Princeton have been impacted by COVID-19. Send them to share@princetonhistory.org.

 

Princeton Public Library’s Digital Book Club

65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

The Princeton Public Library is launching its Wandering Book Club, a dedicated space where people in the greater Princeton area in their 20s and 30s can share and discuss books and other media. The group is led by librarians Morgan Taylor and Nora Walsh.

The group usually wanders every month to a different spot in Princeton – including restaurants, coffee shops, and the Library itself – to discuss a predetermined book, genre, or format. Since the Library is currently unable to set up a group meeting in person, the group will launch virtually. The discussion will be hosted on Discord, an online community. Once you’ve accepted the invitation to join, you can create a free account.

The first official meeting will be Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm to discuss The Island of Doctor Moreau (available through Libby with your library card), but new members can join at any time for general book talk.

 

Princeton Garden Theatre

160 Nassau Street, Princeton

Princeton Garden Theatre is offering streaming of independent films including Saint Frances, Bacarua, Fantastic Fungi and more. Coming soon: Once Were Brothers. The theatre also has virtual special programs like YouTube Live Stream A Beautiful Day Tomorrow on Wednesday, 4/1 at 7:30PM. a Virtual Live Q&A of Bacurau on Wednesday, 4/1 at 8PM and a Netflix Watch Party of Tremors on Saturday, 4/4 at 8PM. You can find more information on their website princetongardentheatre.org.

 

Arts Council of Princeton

    102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Throughout the next few weeks, the Arts Council will be announcing new projects to provide opportunities to get hands-on and think creatively: apART While Together. Browse below for current opportunities. For real-time updates, follow the ACP on Instagram and Facebook!

You can find more information at https://artscouncilofprinceton.org/community/community-projects/apart-together/

Currently projects include:

ACP SKETCH CLUB

Through April 16th, The Arts Council invites the community to participate in the ACP Sketch Club, a 30-day sketchbook journaling project encouraging individuals and families to devote time each day to complete a page in a sketchbook (or any notebook or sheet of paper) that details your time spent social-distancing. Not only can this daily practice and commitment to a visual arts project bring peace and inspiration, but by joining the ACP Sketch Club, you’ll add your voice to the collective conversation and chronicles of life during self-isolation. It’s completely free to participate and requires no registration.

SPRING UP COMMUNITY GARDEN

Gather your family and put some of that clutter to use while learning about upcycled art-making. Follow the simple steps below and when you’re finished, place your flower in your yard or help us create a community garden by sticking your flower in the Arts Council’s front garden at 102 Witherspoon Street while you’re out on your next walk or bike ride! Watch the garden spring up as we come together as a creative community.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

On Monday, April 6, take a photo that speaks to what you’re doing, how you’re feeling, or anything that tells us about your time social-distancing. To give your photo context, they ask for photo submissions to be accompanied by a 100-word artist’s statement telling us about your “moment in time” Send your photo (jpg please!) and your statement to info@artscouncilofprinceton.org.  Please include your name, phone number, the time the picture was taken, and “A Day in the Life” in the subject line.

Photographers are encouraged to share their photos on social media, with the hashtag #acpaparttogether.

PAINT OUT PRINCETON

Join Paint Out Princeton by setting up an easel any day from Monday, April 6 to Saturday, April 11 in your yard, on your porch, or anywhere in your outdoor space. Create work from your unique vantage point – trees in your yard, an empty street, spring flowers peeking out.

Send a photo or scan of your piece and send a jpg to info@artscouncilofprinceton.org. Please include your name, phone number, the address of the painting (Street only!), and “Paint Out Princeton” in the subject line.

Painters are encouraged to share their photos on social media, with the hashtags #paintoutprinceton and #acpaparttogether.

 

Pinots Palette

127 Village Blvd. Princeton NJ

Pinots Palette is offering painting kits with all of the supplies you need. They also have a Little Brushes are kit, suitable for ages 5+. Projects include Funny Bunny, Lovely Hydrangeas, Serene Sea Turtle and more.

Pick up times are on April 1, Wednesday 2-4pm | April 4, Saturday 2-4pm

Pick Up Location: Pinot's Palette - Princeton | 127 Village Blvd. | Princeton, NJ 08540

phone: 609-853-0024. You can find more information at pinotspalette.com.

 

FOR YOUR BODY

Salt Haus

155 Hopewell Princeton Road, Hopewell

While Sault Haus has closed salut haus at the salt cave for now, they have moved their circles (new moon, full moon, men's and women's), Nina's Tuesday Kundalini class and private sessions into a virtual format. You can find more information on their website salthaus.com.

 

IronCore Bootcamp

64 E. Broad Street, Hopewell

Their bootcamp is alive & well at your home base. You can sign up for an account online and register for the class 30 minutes before it starts.  You’ll receive a private link, which can be viewed at any point during the day. There are also live Facebook check ins on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:45AM. Find more information at ironcorebootcamp.ptminder.com.

 

Locamotion NJ

205R Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Locamotion NJ is offering classes via Live Stream. A new pricing option has been added for those on class passes. This gives you access to unlimited live stream classes for the week without using class packs. You can sign up through the Mindbody App or email Locamotion for support. You can call or text Locamotion at 609-516-8351 with any trouble signing in to the class.

They will also be posting a daily movement practice to our newly created YouTube Channel for you to conduct at your own convenience.  Posts will vary from Bodyweight exercises, to Functional Stretches and Yoga Flows. They will be starting a first come, first serve equipment rental starting March 16th.  By emailing locomotionnj@gmail.com  you can reserve your Kettlebell, strap, yoga blocks etc for either pick up (cleaned at the studio) or delivery (by yours truly) for some additional class offerings once we get this whole thing up and running.  Visit locomotionnj.com for more information.

 

Pure Barre

31 Hulfish Street, Princeton

Pure Barre is offering Facebook live streamed classes. With a list of necessary equipment pieces, you can do free live classes or check their videos on Facebook for past classes. Visit @PureBarreGo on Facebook.

 

FOR YOUR SPIRIT

Princeton University Chapel

Princeton University Chapel, Princeton

Princeton University Chapel is offering Sunday Worship Services online, as well as Hour of Power Worship Service via Zoom on Wednesdays. You can find details on their website chapel.princeton.edu.

 

Nassau Presbyterian

61 Nassau St, Princeton    

You can find full details on Nassau’s Presbyterian’s worship being offered on YouTube, as well as adult education on their website https://nassauchurch.org/news-and-events/this-sunday/

 

The Presbyterian of Lawrenceville

    2688 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrence Township

The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville has worship on Facebook Live, Sundays at 10AM. You can join us by visiting our Facebook page or our Live Stream on our website. Can’t join us live, watch past services anytime on our website, Facebook page, or YouTube channel. They also have podcasts, weekly word Zoom meetings and more. https://pclawrenceville.org/stayconnected

 

St. Paul’s Catholic Church

216 Nassau Street, Princeton

Bishop O'Connell has instructed that the suspension of all public Masses in the Diocese of Trenton will be extended through Easter Sunday, April 12. This includes the Liturgies of Holy Week and Easter Sunday. This date is subject to change as the coronavirus pandemic evolves.

On Sundays, a private Mass in Spanish will be live streamed at 9:00 am and private Mass in English at 10:00 am. These Masses can be viewed on the parish website and parish Facebook page. The church will be open for private prayer Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Since our parish is able to live stream, we will celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter Sunday. https://www.stpaulsofprinceton.org/about-us/liturgical-schedule/holy-week-20-live-streaming-schedule

    Facebook:  facebook.com/stpaulsofprinceton

    Website: stpaulsofprinceton.org

 

Stone Church Hill of Princeton

1025 Bunn Drive, Princeton

Until they resume in-person services, Sunday service will be available via Facebook for their 9:30 a.m. service. They will also make the video available on their YouTube channel at 11:10 a.m. Audio portions of the Sermons are also available on Mondays on the church website.

https://www.stonehillprinceton.org/

 

Trinity Church

33 Mercer Street, Princeton

Check their Facebook page for daily videos, as well as Sunday service.

    Website: https://www.trinityprinceton.org/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trinityprinceton

 

Princeton Christian Church

471 Cherry Valley Road, Princeton

They are hosting Sunday Worship via Zoom. Find the information here for login info https://www.princetonchristianchurch.org/announcements/sunday.

 

Nassau Christian Center

26 Nassau Street, Princeton

Nassau Christian Center is offering online services on Sunday’s at 10:30AM. Visit their website for more info https://nassauchristian.online.church/.

 

Princeton Church of Christ

33 River Road, Princeton

Princeton Church of Christ is offering online full Sunday services. You can find more information on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Princeton-Church-of-Christ-221157311245531/

 

Congregation Beth Chaim

329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction

Their building may be closed, but they continue to gather as a vibrant Jewish community.  You can visit their website to see how to take part. https://www.bethchaim.org/

 

Do you have something to add to our list? Email us at rfullan@princetononline.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princeton's Activities, Entertainment and Enrichment From Home During Covid-19

Princeton's Activities, Entertainment and Enrichment From Home During Covid-19
The Arts Council of Princeton's "apART Together" series offers different challenges. "Spring flowers in jars" is by @anandi_art on Instagram.

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