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Events for Sunday June 2, 2019


Birdwatching, the D&R Canal Watch

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Sunday June 2, 2019
8:00 AM

A birdwatching walk along the D&R Canal towpath will be held Sunday, June 2, sponsored by the D&R Canal Watch. The free walk will be conducted by Barbara and George Dawson, who will point out the many songbirds that populate the canal park as well as interesting plants.

Meet 8 a.m. at the historic Van Wickle House at the foot of DeMott Lane off Easton Avenue in Franklin Township. The address is 1289 Easton Ave., Somerset. Bring binoculars and drinking water. For further information, contact the Dawsons at 732-249-2670 or barbaradawsonwriter@yahoo.com.


Spirits of ’53 Annual Judged Corvette Show - Princeton Forrestal Village

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Sunday June 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Route 1 College Road, Princeton - - www.spiritsof53.net

A car show featuring vintage Corvettes and other vehicles. Free.

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6th Annual Good Grief 5K Run and Walk For Hope

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Sunday June 2, 2019
10:00 AM

The 6th Annual Good Grief 5K Run and Walk For Hope raises funds and awareness to help children, teens, and young adults after the death of a mom, dad, brother, or sister. The 5K Run and Walk for Hope is a fun, family event for all ages and abilities. Run or walk in memory of a loved one, or in support of grieving families in your town.

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Handmade Hopewell - Makers Street Fair

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Sunday June 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Beth Judge of Beth Ann Designs and Jennifer Ghannam are pleased to announce the fourth annual Handmade Hopewell Makers Street Fair. The show will take place on Sunday, June 2 from 10am-4pm on Seminary Avenue in Hopewell Borough.

This much-anticipated event was originally scheduled for May 5, but due to heavy rain, has now been rescheduled to June 2.

This show is small, but mighty, packing a unique and highly curated collection of makers onto one little street. Handmade Hopewell will feature the diverse group of 36+ local artists, crafters and makers listed below. Works include jewelry, paintings, ceramics, home décor, local honey, wood turned bowls, soap and so much more. As the Fair’s name suggests, everything is lovingly handmade by each skillful creator.

The event is free to attend and will take place rain or shine. Visit Hopewell, find something fabulous at the Fair, refuel at one of the town’s many eateries, then go out and explore the many fine shops on Seminary Avenue and throughout the Borough. For more information and continuous updates, please visit HandmadeHopewell.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Contact: Beth Judge & Jennifer Ghannam at hello@handmadehopewell.com.


New Jersey Renaissance Faire

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Sunday June 2, 2019
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturdays & Sundays, May 18-19, May 25-26, June 1-2 -  11am – 6pm, Rain or Shine

Where: Liberty Lake, 1195 Florence-Columbus Rd., Bordentown, NJ 08505 Exit 52A off Rt. 295, and just minutes from NJ and PA Turnpikes, and Rts. 206 and 130

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire proudly celebrates its 10th glorious season this summer. The grounds of Liberty Lake, located in Bordentown, NJ, will transform into the magical fantasy world of Crossford. Guests of all ages will enter through the castle gates and be swept away by the engaging interactive cast, endless entertainment and delicious fare.

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American Repertory Ballet 2019 Fashion Show

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Sunday June 2, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Boathouse at Mercer Lake, 334 South Post Road, West Windsor - 609-921-7758 - www.arballet.org

An afternoon to inspire and support Princeton Ballet student. Fashion show, basket auction, 50/50 cash raffle, and more. Register.

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First Sunday Films presents: The True Cost, The Watershed Institute

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Sunday June 2, 2019
1:00 PM

One of the best fashion-related documentaries to come out in recent years, this 2015 documentary by Andrew Morgan inspects the damage caused by the fast fashion industry and how our consumer desire for poorly made, cheap fashion drives the industry's worst behavior which exploits the poor and turns a blind eye to environmental pollution.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlwYq7t0ctw

Enjoy free, local, organic popcorn at the show and spend some time on the beautiful Watershed Reserve before and after the film. We screen environmental films on the first Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. between October & June. Screenings are not held July through September (when everyone should be outside enjoying themselves).

The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, New Jersey 08534


Meet the Photographers - Gallery 14

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Sunday June 2, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

14 Mercer Street, Hopewell - 609-333-8511 - www.gallery14.org

Photographs by Larry Parsons in the main gallery. Photographs by Joel Blum in the Goodkind Gallery. Through June 23.


We vs. C - Roxey Ballet

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Sunday June 2, 2019
1:00 PM

1 and 4pm - Canal Studio Theater, 243 Union Street, Lambertville - 609-397-7616 - www.roxeyballet.org $37-$42.

Roxey Ballet, in partnership with numerous local nonprofit organizations, will perform an ongoing project, first performed in 2017 privately at Grounds for Sculpture, and now debuting locally this year: WE vs C: Stories of Triumph Over Breast Cancer. WE vs C: Stories of Triumph Over Breast Cancer is a collaboration of dance, music, art, and theater celebrating the lives of breast cancer survivors. It is a song-cycle/ballet and theatre event conceived and created by Mark Roxey with original music by songwriting team Robert Maggio and Matthew Hardy, with choreography by Mark Roxey.

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Beauty and the Beast - Paper Mill Playhouse

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Sunday June 2, 2019
1:30 PM

May 29 - July 3

1:30 and 7pm - Singing teapots and candlesticks, an evil spell, and an unlikely love story are all part of the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award–winning animated feature, the stage production includes all of the original songs from the movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus additional gems by Menken and Tim Rice. The whole family will be enchanted by this gorgeous production, featuring stunning costumes and sets, spectacular dance numbers, and, of course, a fairy-tale ending.

22 Brookside Drive, Millburn - 973-376-4343 - www.papermill.org,  The Disney classic. $32-$92.


Inherit the Wind - Kelsey Theatre

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Sunday June 2, 2019
2:00 PM

Inspired by the real-life 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, an unassuming high school teacher finds himself at the center of a worldwide controversy. On a scorching hot day in the small, Bible-belt town of Hillsboro, biology teacher Bertram Cates stands accused. His crime? Teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution to his students. A powerful confrontation is about the ensue between characters based on William Jennings Bryan, who believes only what he reads in the Bible, and Clarence Darrow, who defends science and open intellectual inquiry.. This classic American drama is as timely today as it was when it opened in 1955 on Broadway.

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor - 609-570-3333 - www.kelseytheatre.net

$18.  - Through June 2.


American Revolution Day, The Bridge Academy

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Sunday June 2, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

On Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 pm The Bridge Academy will unveil three historic markers telling the story of those desperate hours during which a handful of Continental soldiers, under the steadfast command of Col. Edward Hand, delayed the British and Hessian Army of Lt. Gen. Charles Cornwallis.

The public is invited to help The Bridge Academy honor and embrace their history, and learn about their future. The free celebration will include reenactors, musket firing demonstrations, snacks, crafts, games, and the unveiling of their new historic plaques. Historic sites and heritage partner organizations participating include Morven Museum and Garden, Princeton Cranbury Chapter of the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, TenCrucialDays.org, the Princeton Battlefield Society, Crossroads of the American Revolution, and the Lawrence Historical Society.

The event will take place at 1900 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ. Free parking is available next door at Adath Israel at 1958 Lawrenceville Road. For additional information please call 609/844-0770.


1777 Battle of Princeton History Tour

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Sunday June 2, 2019
2:00 PM

Learn about the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton with a minute-by-minute tour, led by trained Historical Interpreters, of the Princeton Battlefield and the Thomas Clarke House. Tours are scheduled up until the end of October on Sundays at 2 pm. Go to the Princeton Battlefield Society's website, www.pbs1777.org, for tour details and scheduled dates in July, August, September and October.


Historic Princeton Walking Tour - Bainbridge House

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Sunday June 2, 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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Little Women - Music Mountain Theatre

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Sunday June 2, 2019
3:00 PM

May 24 - June 2

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, this beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in Little Women. Filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”

1483 Route 179, Lambertville - 609-397-3337 - www.musicmountaintheatre.org


An Afternoon of Opera and Musical Theatre, Capital Singers of Trenton

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Sunday June 2, 2019
4:00 PM

343 South Broad Street, Trenton - 609-434-2781 - www.capitalsingers.org

Featuring the Capital Singers of Trenton.

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Bravura Philharmonic: A Concerto Extravaganza - Princeton Alliance Church

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Sunday June 2, 2019
7:00 PM

20 Schalks Crossing, Plainsboro - 609-933-4729 - www.bravuraphil.org

Concert featuring winners of the 2019 Young Artists Concerto Competition performing works by Strauss, Mozart, Sibelius, Saint-Saens, and Schumann. $15 to $30.

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