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Events for Saturday April 23, 2022


Earth Day Celebration, Snipes Farm

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Saturday April 23, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

All ages are welcome as we plant potatoes and help with other projects on the nature trail and herb and children's gardens. Children can meet barnyard animals and enjoy our playgrounds as well!

Take a farm tour, learn about the life of bees, composting and more! Invite your family, congregation, or youth group. Come at 9am and stay as long as you can! Bring a picnic lunch and stay awhile afterwards. The Farm Market will also be open with fresh eggs, honey, and more.

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Earth Day Cleanup, Kingston Greenways Association

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Saturday April 23, 2022
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help tidy up shared roadsides, neighborhoods, and public lands. Cleanup of Laurel Avenue and vicinity of Rockingham Historic Site, from just above the village of Kingston up to Route 518. KGA provides grabbers, gloves, orange vests, and garbage bags. Wear sturdy boots.

Afternoon session - 2 to 4 PM: Trash collection in the Mapleton Preserve, Cook Natural Area, and in areas adjacent to Mapleton Road, Division Street, Heathcote Road, Ridge Road, Greenwood Avenue, and Railroad Avenue. Parking for the event is along Railroad Avenue off Ridge Road.

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Native Plant Sale, D&R Greenway

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Saturday April 23, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, 609-924-4646. www.drgreenway.org.

Shop for native plants and flowers to aid pollinators and provide a space for storm-water runoff.


LHT Celebrate Trails Day

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Saturday April 23, 2022
9:30 AM

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail will host a combined walk and bicycle ride on Saturday, April 23, in recognition of "Celebrate Trails Day," an annual spring celebration of America's trails. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the ETS parking lot on Assessment Road south of Messick Hall, near the trail kiosk. Leading the walkers on a two-mile walk will be LHT Trustees Becky Taylor and Leslie Floyd, while Trustee Ruth Markoe will lead cyclists on an eight-mile ride.

"Celebrate Trails Day" was started by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2013. The celebration encourages people across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation's exceptional trails and trail systems. 

Location: ETS Campus. Rosedale Road. Princeton, NJ Contact info: info@lhtrail.org


Family History Class (In-Person and Online), MCLS

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Saturday April 23, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The 1950 Census has been released! Prepare yourself by joining us at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch or online as we discuss how to research your family tree using your MCLS library card and online research databases Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest. Other websites will also be discussed.

Note: 1950 census data is expected to be indexed in and available through these databases by this summer. Registration is required. To register, visit www.mcl.org, or see the Reference Desk at your local MCLS branch. All virtual classes take place over GoToMeeting, an online meeting program. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the start of class. Questions? Email techclass@mcl.org.


Trolley Line Trail Historic Bike Tour

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Saturday April 23, 2022
10:00 AM

Join the Historical Society of West Windsor and the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance on April 23 for guided history tours of the Trolley Line Trail! Three tours are offered - 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM, departing from West Windsor Community Park Pavilion. The 10 AM tour includes a ribbon cutting of a recently-constructed trail extension. All tours will explore the story of the trolley line and other West Windsor history topics.

This is a ticketed event and pre-registration is required. Reserve your spot and get more info at: westwindsorhistory.com/trolley


Princeton Wheels Rodeo

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Saturday April 23, 2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Princeton Wheels Rodeo is sponsored by the Princeton Police Department and the Princeton Human Services Commission. It is an opportunity for children to learn the rules of the road and how to be a safe cyclist. Safe practices by cyclists are necessary to safely use public and private roads. At the rodeo, participants will navigate a marked course, learn the proper way to wear your helmet, learn hand signals and how to safely cross the street with your bike. Other activities include bicycle registration and inspections, face painting, hot dogs, burgers and bottles of water will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Two brand new bicycles will be raffled off along with other prizes! It all happens on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., at the Community Park Pool parking lot located at 400 Witherspoon Street. Click here for more information.


Arbor Day Celebration at Marquand Park Children's Arboretum

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Saturday April 23, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Arbor Day Celebration at Marquand Park Children's Arboretum and Walking Tour in the Park--Saturday April 23, 2022, 10:30 to Noon (Rain date, April 24), Marquand Park, 87 Lovers Lane, Princeton, New Jersey

Join us for the Arbor Day Children's Arboretum Celebration, with free seedlings, cookies and lemonade, and a free children's book featuring our park's special trees! Open to children of all ages. From 11 AM to noon, in conjunction with the Historical Society of Princeton, a walking tour--"The Magic and History of Marquand Park"--will be offered. Parking: In addition to the Lovers Lane parking lot, overflow parking is available on nearby Olden Avenue. In addition, visitors can park on Springdale Road and the southbound side of Mercer Street between Hibben Road and Springdale Road and enter the park through the Mercer Street entrance across from Springdale Road. https://www.marquandpark.org/


Marquand Park Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton

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Saturday April 23, 2022
11:00 AM

Once part of a 30-acre farm owned by Judge Richard Stockton Field, Marquand Park is home to more than 140 different tree specimens, some dating back more than 170 years! Explore this incredible preserve with Marquand Park Foundation members, who will share the property’s history and highlight the native and exotic trees in the collection.

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Open House, Liberty Lake Day Camp

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Saturday April 23, 2022
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come out to see the grounds, meet our staff, and learn about our programs. Activities and snacks available.

Liberty Lake is committed to creating an environment that supports equal participation opportunities for campers and staff members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, perceived or actual sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, national origin, or disability.

Reservations: https://lldc.youcanbook.me/

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Eel & Fish Feedings, The Watershed Institute

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Saturday April 23, 2022
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Watershed Fellow Kate Hode as she feeds the resident American eels and sunfish, including bluegills, pumpkin seed, and large-mouth bass. During a free 30-minute presentation, visitors will learn about the history, life cycles, and traits of these special critters, as well as some steps we can take to help preserve their habitats. The animals reside in a large tank that is on display in Discovery Hall inside of the Watershed Center.

For ages 2 and older. No registration is needed for this in-person, free activity.

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Princeton Photo Workshop: Splash and Pour Photography

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Saturday April 23, 2022
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Princeton Photo Workshop: Splash and Pour Photography

In this full-day class, we will investigate techniques to capture images of liquids in motion, shooting into a glass and more. This class will be challenging, filled with eureka moments and lots of fun.

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Princeton Porchfest, Arts Council of Princeton

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Saturday April 23, 2022
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Princeton Porchfest is a walkable music festival where neighbors offer up their front porches as DIY concert venues. Talented performers will play rotating sets throughout the neighborhood during this day-long celebration of music, art, and our incredible community

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Paddington Gets in a Jam, State Theatre New Jersey

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Saturday April 23, 2022
1:00 PM

Watch Paddington, the famous, accident prone bear, as he makes his stage debut in this fun filled comedy, Paddington Gets in a Jam! Paddington is making his favorite marmalade jam with the help of the Brown’s housekeeper Mrs. Bird, but they run out of sugar, so Paddington heads next door to borrow some from Mr. Curry. The usually grumpy Mr. Curry is even more short tempered than ever as he prepares for a visit from his great aunt who is a stickler for tidiness. Feeling sorry for Mr. Curry, Paddington volunteers to help him with his chores. Unfortunately for Paddington his good intentions end up leading to chaos! Will Paddington be able to fix everything before Mr. Curry and his great aunt arrive home?

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Weekend Music Series, Terhune Orchards

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Saturday April 23, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live music by Bud Belviso. Light fare, cheese plates, chips & salsa baskets, and wine by the glass available.

330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, 609-924-2310. www.terhuneorchards.com.


Open House, Villa Victoria Academy

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Saturday April 23, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thinking about making a change for this year or next year? Join us for our Spring Open House. See the campus and learn more about our program and the Villa difference. Tours are limited and by appointment only so register early. Visitors will tour with a Villa student ambassador. Parents and faculty will be available for questions.

Contact cwhite@villavictoria.org for more information or to register for a tour time. Registration is also available at https://villavictoria.org/admissions/open-house/. Villa Victoria Academy, 376 W. Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 - An all-girls, private school serving girls in grades 6-12.


First Look at George School

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Saturday April 23, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Students interested in applying to George School for the 2023-2024 school year and beyond are invited to a “First Look at George School” on Saturday, April 23.

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Campus Collections Outdoor Walking Tour, Princeton University Art Museum

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Saturday April 23, 2022
2:00 PM

Join a guided walking tour of the campus collections with an Art Museum student tour guide and discover a variety of artworks by modern and contemporary sculptors, from Sol LeWitt to Maya Lin. Rain or shine; stair-free.

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Mowgli: A Jungle Book Ballet & Graduation Ball, Roxey Ballet

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Saturday April 23, 2022
2:00 PM

"Mowgli" is a family-friendly ballet about a young man raised by wolves and tempered by the dangers of the jungle. "Graduation Ball" is a one-act ballet set in a fashionable Viennese school for girls during the 1840s. The headmistress has invited the cadets of the city's military academy to attend a ball celebrating the graduation of the senior class. $36 to $60.

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The Sound of Music, Music Mountain Theater

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Saturday April 23, 2022
3:00 PM

April 1 - 24

3 and 8pm

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

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The Genius of John Williams, Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey

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Saturday April 23, 2022
7:30 PM

Patriots Theatre in the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton. www.capitalphilharmonic.org.

Featuring John Wintringham on saxophone. Program includes the Olympic fanfare and music from "Star Wars," "Catch Me If You Can," "E.T.," and more. $35 to $65.

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Everything Everywhere All At Once, Acme Screening Room

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Saturday April 23, 2022
8:00 PM

Sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can't seem to finish her taxes. When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. $10.

25 South Union Street, Lambertville, 609-483-5237. www.acmescreeningroom.org.

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