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Events for Saturday July 14, 2018

Camp Trent, 1719 William Trent House Museum

Saturday July 14, 2018
2:00 PM

Camp Trent, 1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market Street, Trenton, 609-989-0087 2 p.m., Crafts and activities for children 6 to 10. Free.,

Saturday Evening Hayrides, Howell Farm

Saturday July 14, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Mercer County Park Commission will offer Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, July 14, and Saturday, July 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. The horse-drawn rides last 20 minutes, passing through the fields, fords and meadows of the 130-acre historical farm. Visitors also can enjoy self-guided tours, picnicking and a marshmallow roast. Parking and admission are free.

The evening hayrides are free and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 150 visitors. Departures from the barnyard begin at 5:15 p.m. Rides are for individual and family participation, with a one-ride-per-person limit. Groups cannot be accommodated. A wheelchair-accessible wagon also is available. Individuals who would like to ride on this wagon should call (609) 737-3299 in advance.

Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and is maintained by the Mercer County Park Commission. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530. For more information, call the farm office at (609) 737-3299 

Fife & Drum Taptoe Concert Series, Trenton's Old Barracks Museum

Saturday July 14, 2018
7:30 PM

The Old Barracks Museum celebrates history, music, and warm summer evenings with the fourth annual Taptoe Concert Series on July 14 and July 28. The gates open at 7:30 PM and the music starts at 8 PM to magically and musically transport you to the 18th century. Reserved seating is available on the balconies or you can bring a lawn chair and enjoy the performance from the ground.

The Taptoe recreates a summer evening in 18th century Trenton, when the musick and the guard would march through a garrison town signaling the time for the taverns to close their taps and for the soldiers to return to their barracks. Beginning at dusk, the evening will be illuminated with dramatic lighting by torches, candles, and spotlights. In addition to a selection of military tunes, an orchestral and dramatic production of music from the motion picture The Last of the Mohicans composed by Trevor Jones will be performed by the Barracks Band of Musick conducted by Daniel Spalding.

Advanced tickets available for purchase online at Ticket prices are as follows: $25 reserved balcony seating with included light refreshments; $10 lawn seating; $20 reserved balcony seating for Old Barracks Museum members.


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