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Events for Thursday February 18, 2021


21st Annual Land Ethics Symposium, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

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Thursday February 18, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

“Creative Approaches to Ecological Landscaping,” held over Zoom. Symposium geared toward all green industry professionals and also suitable for homeowners and property managers seeking to enhance their understanding of ecologically-minded landscaping practices. Register. $100.

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The Manic Monologues, McCarter Virtual

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Thursday February 18, 2021
9:00 AM

This initiative brings to life true stories – experiences submitted by resilient people living all across the world with mental illness. They have things to say about struggle and pain, and also triumph and joy.

Available to watch ANYTIME until 2/28

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Social Coffee, YWCA Princeton Area Newcomers & Friends

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Thursday February 18, 2021
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Social Coffee is a great way to learn about our organization and meet our members and find opportunities to explore your interests and community. It is held on every THIRD THURSDAY of each month unless there is a holiday conflict.

The YWCA Princeton Area Newcomers & Friends has been welcoming the people to our community from around the world, nation, state, and cities since 1959. Please contact our Membership VP at newcomersmembership@ywcaprinceton.org or visit www.ywcaprinceton.org/newcomers for more information.

Meeting Method: Virtual ‘Zoom’ Gathering


Princeton Farmers' Market Winter Market

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Thursday February 18, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Princeton Farmers' Market is happy to announce that our Winter Market Series kicks off this Thursday, December 3rd. We will be staying put at our temporary outdoor location on Franklin Ave, providing ample space for social distancing. Markets will operate 10am - 2pm on select dates. Market dates are posted on our website calendar and can be viewed at www.princetonfarmersmarket.com/calendar .

The market is authorized to accept SNAP/EBT cards and matches up to $10 on SNAP transactions, per eligible customer, per day. Those eligible for SNAP benefits can learn more by emailing princetonfarmersmarketnj@gmail.com

With Covid numbers rising we are requiring all shoppers to wear masks at all times and practice social distancing while waiting in lines. We encourage customers to visit our website and browse the "Vendors" page to learn about pre-order options, contactless payment methods, and more. Market info and resources - www.princetonfarmersmarket.com


Millions of Abolitionists: The Republican Party and the Struggle to Overthrow the Slave Power, 55 Plus Club

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Thursday February 18, 2021
10:00 AM

Drawn from my ongoing research on the rise of the Republican Party before the Civil War, the talk will consider how the antislavery movement, across the 1850s, moved from the radical fringe to the very center of American politics. Beginning with some broad discussion of the place of slavery in American life in the 1850s — and the extraordinary power of slaveholders in American politics — the talk will discuss the ascendancy of the new antislavery Republican Party after 1854: what factors, forces, and figures best explain its rapid rise, as well as the revolutionary implications of that rise. In particular, I will look closely at some less familiar moments during the election of 1856 — the first national Republican campaign — as a moment when both these implications became unmistakable.

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Westminster Conservatory at Nassau Virtual Recital

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Thursday February 18, 2021
12:15 PM

The next virtual Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital will be released at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, February 18 as a video embedded in the Nassau Presbyterian Church website (http://www.nassauchurch.org/westminster-conservatory-recitals/).

Marvin Rosen, a member of the Westminster Conservatory faculty, will perform repertoire for solo piano by living woman composers, including Beth Anderson, Dorothee Eberhardt, Helen Jane Long, Dosia McKay, Rebecca Oswald, Ana Milosavljevic, Karen Tanaka, and Rain Worthington.


Afternoon Aerobic Hike, Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park

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Thursday February 18, 2021
1:00 PM

Join us for 2-3.5 mi. brisk guided hikes on selected trails in the state park. Routes to be determined. Advanced registration required. Bring a water bottle and wear hiking shoes. The trails are quite wet in sections. Weather permitting. Pre-teen - adult. 

Face coverings are required at all these events. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Phone: 609-737-0609


Film Lecture Losing Picasso: The Challenges of Condensing a Life, Princeton University Art Museum

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Thursday February 18, 2021
5:30 PM

The filmmakers Ismail Merchant and James Ivory faced almost insurmountable challenges in producing the film Surviving Picasso, which takes as its subject the relationship between Pablo Picasso and his companion Françoise Gilot. This lecture with Caroline Harris, associate director for education, investigates the resulting depiction of the painter, providing a larger context for the period portrayed. Watch the film at your leisure, then join us on Zoom on February 18 for the live lecture. Presented in partnership with the Princeton Garden Theatre. Details and free registration here.


Improve Your Relationships: Communication Strategies to Foster Connection, Create Safety, and Manage Reactivity for Adolescents and Young Adults , Trinity Counseling Service

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Thursday February 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This Virtual Workshop will have one session per week for six weeks starting on February 18th. Description: Learn the basics of health communication strategies and understand and identify your emotional triggers when communicating with others. Enjoy face-to-face time with others in your age group. Facilitated by licensed professional counselor, Kelly McElvaine LPC.

For more information or to register please contact: Valerie at vvanselous@trinitycounseling.org


Homelessness and Hunger in the Time of COVID-19

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Thursday February 18, 2021
6:00 PM

Panelists include Connie Mercer, CEO and founder of HomeFront; Bernie Flynn, CEO of Mercer Street Friends; Emily Lemmerman, a research assistant with Princeton University’s Eviction Lab; a former HomeFront client; and Gregory Stankiewicz, director of NJ Community Schools Coalition. Topics include how COVID-19 has impacted homeless and very low income people, locally and nationally, and the looming eviction crisis.

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Black History Month Bingo, Princeton Family YMCA (Virtual)

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Thursday February 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Every Thursday, February 4th – 25th From 6pm – 7pm ALL

AGES WELCOME! Princeton Family YMCA & Princeton High School’s MSAN Present: “VIRTUAL BLACK HISTORY BINGO”

JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY DURING FEBRUARY FOR A DIFFERENT BLACK HISTORY BINGO THEME EACH WEEK INCLUDING: *INVENTORS (2/4/21) *MUSICIANS (2/11/21) *MOVIE STARS (2/18/21) *LEADERS (2/25/21)

PPS Students Receive Community Service Hours for Participation

Zoom link sent to participants AFTER you register - Register Here


REMOTE LEARNING: Explore Macro Photography with Don Komarechk, Princeton Photo Workshop

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Thursday February 18, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursdays, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Live, fully interactive learning

Macro photography offers an invaluable window into wondrous worlds on a tiny scale while, at the same time, presenting the photographer with unique challenges. Join acclaimed Canadian Macro Photographer, Author and Podcaster Don Komarechka for an intensive 4 week Macro Photography course. The class includes practice, discussion and image review. Learn More


Wine, Cheese and Charcuteries, Crossing Vineyards & Winery

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Thursday February 18, 2021
7:00 PM

Enjoy the ambience of the winery while you are guided through a tasting of ten wines. We can’t leave wine enough alone, so feast on a platter of artisanal cheeses and cured meats along the way. After the tasting, stay awhile at McAvoy’s Bar and order a glass of your favorite selection! Reservations required. Cost: $30pp

1853 Wrightstown Rd., Newtown, PA 18940

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Author Talk: “Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity”, Princeton Public Library & Labyrinth Books

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Thursday February 18, 2021
7:00 PM

Authors Arup K. Chakraborty, professor of chemical engineering, physics, and chemistry at MIT; and Andrey S. Shaw, staff scientist in immunology and oncology at Genentech, explore how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work. Register.

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Life in Princeton During the American Revolution

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Thursday February 18, 2021
7:00 PM

This talk is based on local historian and author Larry Kidder’s research for his recently published book, entitled Revolutionary Princeton 1774-1783: The Biography of an American Town in the Heart of a Civil War. The discussion will focus on the experiences during those ten years of the Black residents of Princeton and how ideas about enslavement, abolition, rights for free Black people, etc. were changing. The talk will be approximately 30-40 minutes followed by a Q&A.

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HiTOPS Trivia Night - Support HiTOPS Programming!

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Thursday February 18, 2021
7:30 PM

Join us on Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 pm for a fun night of trivia in support of HiTOPS programming! Gather your team and register today. Compete for prizes, and most importantly, bragging rights! Registration is required, and there is a suggested donation of $25* to play along. Brush up on your LGBTQ+ History and Sex Ed for two of the rounds dedicated to these topics! Grab your friends and register today!

Once registered, we'll send you more info about the logistics, as well as a zoom link. Name your team and get ready to compete! *Don’t let the suggested donation keep you from joining in! 

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Drawing from the Collections: Unique Cropping, Princeton University Art Museum

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Thursday February 18, 2021
8:00 PM

This live art-making class is inspired by Edward Hopper's Universalist Church. In this partial view of an eighteenth-century Universalist church in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Hopper shows only the elegant white spire, obscuring the rest of the building with intervening houses. The lines of the roofs adjacent to the church lead the eye across both axes of the image to the steeple. In this class we will focus on creating a unique architectural composition by cropping the image and closely focusing on one aspect of a scene. In partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton.

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Great Minds Salon: The What, The How, and The Why of Science Denial, Jewish Center of Princeton

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Thursday February 18, 2021
8:00 PM

Sponsored by The Jewish Center Princeton - With Adrian Bardon 

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Mr. Bardon discusses the philosophy and the social science of ideological denialisms like the denial of climate science, or the denial of the need for masking and distancing during the COVID pandemic. What is it to be in denial about expert consensus? How is sincere self-deception possible? And why do we see certain types of denial among certain political constituencies and demographic groups? Adrian Bardon holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He teaches courses in the philosophy of space and time, philosophy and social psychology, 17th-18th century European philosophy, critical reasoning, the philosophy of religion, and political philosophy.

 

OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY -  For security reasons, Registration is required for all programs. To register, please send an email with your full name to: Info@thejewishcenter.org  - Please use course code BARDON when registering. Registration closes 24 hours before the class. We cannot accept late registrations.

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