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Events for Sunday May 19, 2019

Annual Children's Day, Rockingham

Sunday May 19, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

It’s that time of the year again: all children (ages 0 to 100) are welcome to come and enjoy Rockingham’s Annual Children’s Day, being held this year on Sunday, May 19, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm! The site, which served as General George Washington’s final wartime headquarters in later 1783, will be offering activities and demonstrations of 18th-century life with support from the Montgomery High School Live Historians Club and the Rockingham Association.

Activities include trying on replica 18th-century clothing and learning to write with quill and ink; playing historic games like Battledore & Shuttlecock and Trap Ball, an early form of baseball; experiencing common activities like washing clothes and hanging them to dry, making crafts such as paper hats, epaulettes (shoulder decorations for an officer) and marbled paper. There will be basket-making and outdoor-cooking demonstrations.

No registration is required. While admission to the event is FREE, donations are very gladly accepted! The event is held rain or shine, though some activities may be curtailed if it rains. 84 Laurel Avenue/Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd. (Rte. 603) in Franklin Township, 1 mile north of Rte. 27 in Kingston, and 1 mile south of Rte. 518 in Rocky Hill. For further information, please call 609-683-7132 or go to

Grand Opening, Garden State History Garden

Sunday May 19, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) will hold a family-friendly opening event on Sunday, May 19, between 1:00 and 4:00 PM, unveiling a brand-new exhibition in the Sipprelle Unity Garden at Updike Farmstead, the Garden State History Garden. Coinciding with National Public Gardens week, this event is free and open to the public.

The Garden State History Garden creates a living, growing display of Princeton and New Jersey’s agricultural history. The HSP mobile app will offer multimedia content to interpret the local agricultural histories represented by crops in each bed of the 520-square-foot organic garden at Updike Farmstead. These stories include farming during wartime, gentleman farmers, and the Poor Farm workhouse in northern Princeton, among many others. Visitors will be able to listen to narratives and explore photographs and documents from HSP’s collection within the app as they wander through the beds of the garden.

At 2:00, a screening of “Farming in New Jersey’s Millstone Valley: Past and Present,” will take place in the Wojciechowicz Barn. Produced by the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition of Rocky Hill, in association with the Van Harlingen Historical Society of Montgomery, the 35-minute video documentary describes the 300-year agricultural history of the area, culminating with the local farm-to-table movement.

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Battle of Princeton Walk and Talk , Princeton Battlefield State Park

Sunday May 19, 2019
1:00 PM

You, your family and friends are invited to a minute-by-minute tour of the Princeton Battlefield guided by an Historical Interpreter to learn more about the critical battle that occurred here on January 3rd, 1777. The Battle of Princeton ended the campaigns of the Ten Crucial Days that began with Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on December 25th, 1776. Experience the Battle of Princeton in New Jersey, the Crossroads of the American Revolution!

We ask for a $7 donation per adult, $2 per child (13 years or under); $2 for veterans or active military.

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Historic Princeton Walking Tour - Bainbridge House

Sunday May 19, 2019
2:00 PM

Enjoy a 90 minute* walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus as you learn about historic sites in the area, including Bainbridge House, Nassau Hall, the University Chapel and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University and the American Revolution are just some of the stories from Princeton’s history that you will learn on your tour.

Tickets are $7. Advance purchase is recommended, as space is limited. Walk up ticket sales are cash only; guides cannot provide change.

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Sharim v'Sharot Concert

Sunday May 19, 2019
3:00 PM

Sharim v'Sharot/People of Song will perform "Rossi, Solomon & Kindred Spirits" on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 p.m. at 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Rd., Ewing, NJ. Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman will conduct works by Salamone Rossi, Robbie Solomon, and others in Hebrew, Italian, English, and Yiddish.

Intermission will precede an audience sing-along. Tickets are $18 by May 15, $20 at the door.

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