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Events for Sunday September 17, 2017

Birding Field Trip, Washington Crossing Audubon Society

Sunday September 17, 2017
8:00 AM

Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society at 8 AM on Sunday, September 17, for a free, public birding trip at the Featherbed Lane Banding Station. Led by Mark Witmer and Hannah Suthers, this unique field trip will expose you to the ongoing research conducted for over 40 years by Hannah Suthers and her volunteers ( You will see the entire process of bird banding and learn what data are collected. We are likely to see a variety of species, including warblers, thrushes, wrens, and Hannah's favorite, the catbird.

Directions: Registered participants should meet at Featherbed Lane. From Rt. 518 in Hopewell, Turn North on Greenwood Avenue and drive approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Featherbed Lane and go about 0.5 miles to the banding area. Park on the right side of the lane.

Note that registration is required and limited to 12 persons: Call Brad Merritt at (609) 921-8964 to register. See our website ( and follow us on Facebook.

Religious School and Membership Open House, Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor

Sunday September 17, 2017
9:00 AM

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor is sponsoring a Religious School and Membership Open House.  For over a century, Beth El Synagogue has remained a warm, "Haimish" and welcoming center for Jewish prayer, learning and community.  With dedicated clergy and weekly Shabbat services, Beth El can meet all of your spiritual needs.  Learn more about Beth El at our Membership/Religious School Open House. 
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Religious School Schmooze
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Membership Meet and Greet
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Torah and Friends Rosh Hashanah Story and Craft
(An Early Childhood Experience for families with children (18 mo. - 2nd Grade).
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Kona Ice Truck
New families joining Beth El Synagogue from August 1 through October 13, receive one year of Religious School tuition FREE!  Limited spots are available under this special offer funded by the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks.
Beth El Synagogue is located at 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, NJ, 08520; 609-443-4454;

Princeton Photo Workshop: NEW! The High Line and West Side Rail Yards

Sunday September 17, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The High Line is a brilliantly-conceived conversion of an historic out-of-use railroad trestle into a public landscape
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offers photographers some of the best views in New York, intriguing street photography and interesting composition opportunities. We'll begin with a discussion of composition and camera settings. Together, we will explore this extraordinary urban park and rail yards while we put into practice the rules of composition to create memorable images.

Beethoven Faculty Recital, The New School for Music Study

Sunday September 17, 2017
2:30 PM

Beethoven Faculty Recital, The New School for Music Study, Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Princeton
2:30 p.m.,

The Russian American Connection at Westminster Choir College

Sunday September 17, 2017
3:00 PM

Pianist Clipper Erickson will open the Westminster Conservatory 2017-2018 Faculty Recital Series with a performance titled "The Russian American Connection" on Sunday, September 17 at 3 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton.  Admission is free.

The program will include music by Russian and American composers, including Modest Mussorgsky's monumental Pictures at an Exhibition.  Other works include David Finko's Sonata No. 1, which was inspired by the Yiddish Jewish World and its culture, particularly by the Moscow State Jewish Theater and its leading actor Solomon Mikhoels; and Amy Beach's Ballad, Op. 6.  He will also perform Sonata Notturna, composed by Richard Brodhead for Clipper Erickson. 

Learn more about this performance at or by calling 609-921-2663.  Westminster Choir College is located at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Walnut Lane in Princeton.

Denitsa VanPelt Recital, Greater Princeton Steinway Society

Sunday September 17, 2017
3:00 PM

The Greater Princeton Steinway Society will present a musicale by the award-winning pianist Denitsa VanPelt on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall at Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike (U.S. Route 1), Lawrenceville, NJ. A social hour with refreshments and conversation with Dr. VanPelt will follow her performance. Dr. VanPelt is a prizewinner of many national and international competitions.

Founded in 1989, the Steinway Society is dedicated to developing the talent of young piano students. All proceeds from ticket sales help fund scholarship awards for aspiring young pianists. Steinway Society memberships are $50 per individual or $85 per family and include admission to all six musicales. Tickets for individual musicales are $18 for adults or $10 for full-time students, and may be purchased at the Jacobs Music Recital Hall 30 minutes before each program.  For more information, visit

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Princeton Symphony Orchestra

Sunday September 17, 2017
4:00 PM

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, 609-497-0020
4 p.m., Rossen Milanov conducts the orchestra and Westminster Symphonic Choir.,

Monthly Membership Meeting, Princeton Community Democratic Organization

Sunday September 17, 2017
7:30 PM

The Princeton Community Democratic Organization will hold its monthly membership meeting on Sunday, September 17, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Suzanne Patterson Center behind Monument Hall in Princeton. Doors will open at 7:00. The program is on "Our Progressive NJ Agenda."

The discussion will be led by Craig Garcia, Strategic Campaigns Director at 32BJ SEIU (Service Employees International Union), and Louis DiPaolo, Legislative Coordinator for NJ Working Families, and it will focus on the connection between this fall's elections and enacting a progressive agenda for New Jersey. The event is free and open to the public, and there will be light refreshments.

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