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Events for Saturday May 21, 2022


Whitebog and Environs, Washington Crossing Audubon Society

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Saturday May 21, 2022
8:15 AM

Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society at 8:15 AM on Saturday May 21 for a free, guided birding trip led by Mark Manning and Brad Merritt at Whitebog, and Audubon-designed Important Bird Area. The group will be on the lookout for some of the 200species of birds recorded, as well as the carnivorous plants, beautiful wildflowers and special reptiles and amphibians that live in this Pinelands location. Group size is limited to 12, and pre-registration is required at www.signupgenius.com/go/springfieldtrips22.

For more information see our website (www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org) and follow us on Facebook.


Early Education Open House, Chapin School

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Saturday May 21, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Explore the Chapin Advantage at our Early Childhood Open House on May 21, 2022 from 9 – 10:30 a.m.! Join us at Chapin School Princeton to learn more about our Early Explorers Program for children ages 3-5 and have the chance to meet our Director of Early Childhood Education Mary Diggan and our Early Childhood faculty. Visit https://www.chapinschool.org/admission/visit-chapin to register today!


West Windsor Community Farmers' Market

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Saturday May 21, 2022
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

It’s all about local food and seasonality at the West Windsor Farmers Market! This year’s season kicks off on May 7th and running every Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm, the market will be filled with local farmers and artisan food producers, including a knife sharpener, all from within fifty miles of West Windsor to celebrate the bounty of New Jersey. This season’s roster includes nearly fifty farms and vendors, several with a rotating schedule, including a baker under the new NJ Cottage Rule.

Market held rain or shine in the lower Vaughn Lot of the Princeton Junction Train Station - ENTRANCE FROM 877 Alexander Road, free parking. NJ Transit bus 877 or Dinky and ½ mile walk to Vaughn Lot. Visit wwcfm.org or call 609-913-7581.

The WWCFM accepts SNAP/EBT and offers matching incentives towards fruit & vegetable purchases (up to $20 per market day). Several farms accept WIC/FMNP/SFMNP High school students and local community members are encouraged to volunteer with the WWCFM; please email manager@westwindsorfarmersmarket.org


Pennington Day

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Saturday May 21, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Since 1980, this lively street fair featuring local businesses, artisans, activities, music, food and non-profits, has become one of the most anticipated events in Pennington Borough and Hopewell Valley. WHEN - Saturday, May 21, 2022, 10am – 4pm, rain or shine. WHERE - Downtown Pennington Borough, along South Main Street and East Curlis Avenue.

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Stony Brook Walking Tour, Historical Society of Princeton

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Saturday May 21, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton

Before there was a “Princeton,” six Quaker families established a community on the fertile ground along Stony Brook. This 2-mile hike explores the lives of the early settlers and the community they established, while following a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Princeton Battlefield. Stops include the Stony Brook Meeting House and Burial Ground, walking a portion of the “hidden” back road into Princeton, and a view of the Battlefield.

Starts at the Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road. Tickets are $10. Advanced tickets required – no walk ups will be allowed.

Space is limited, and masks required for indoor portions of the tour. If participants have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of the tour, we ask that they stay home and contact us for a full refund.

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7th Annual Nassau Film Festival

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Saturday May 21, 2022
10:00 AM

The 7th Annual Nassau Film Festival will be held on May 21 – 22 at the Princeton Garden Theater and online from May 23 – June 8. The Nassau Film Festival is currently ranked in the top 40 comprehensive film festivals in the world. Throughout the festival, attendees will be screening over 60 short films in the categories of fiction, documentary, animation, horror, music video, trailers, episodic and student films from local, national and international filmmakers.

For tickets and more information please contact: nassaufilmfestival.org


Trenton Punk Rock Flea @Cure Arena

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Saturday May 21, 2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

TPRFM returns with our first event of 2022 at our new home INDOORS at the Cure Insurance Arena on South Broad Street in Trenton, NJ! We're excited to share that we'll be returning indoors for the first time since 2019 with a brand new indoor / outdoor format that features more than 300+ unique small businesses, artists & makers each day both indoors and outdoors!

We're also stoked to share that we're back with a full roster of a dozen food trucks per day, a revamped and beefier live music schedule as well as the RETURN OF THE BLACK SWAG BAGS which are given out to the first 100 people in line each day and are jam packed with goodies from our vendors and more!

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ArtWalk 2022, West Windsor Arts Center

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Saturday May 21, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a 1-mile family fun walk including a scavenger hunt, art activity, music, and more!

The ArtWalk is a great way to have fun while engaging your mind and your body in healthy, happy activities! Your registration includes: a map of the route scavenger hunts to do along the way, an art activity, water completion certificates. We have staggered our start times to fit your busy schedule! Choose from a start time of 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch and/or to purchase our snack bags. After your walk, return to West Windsor Arts to do your art activity, have your picnic lunch, and groove to the music! Additional drop-in art activities for all ages will be available for purchase. Hurry up and register! The first 30 registrations will be entered to win 1 of 3 amazing prize baskets! Featuring art and craft supplies, gift certificates, and more!

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Princeton Ballet School's 2022 Spring Performance - Two Performances

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Saturday May 21, 2022
1:00 PM

1 and 4pm

The curtain rises on excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty, a classical fairy tale with music by Tchaikovsky. The second half of the performance features the romantic Act II of Giselle, with a large corps de ballet, emotional depth, and technical brilliance. For tickets, visit https://www.arballet.org/spring/

1pm & 4pm | Patriots Theater at the War Memorial | Trenton, NJ.


Weekend Music Series, Terhune Orchards

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Saturday May 21, 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.


Campus Collections Outdoor Walking Tour, Princeton University Art Museum

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Saturday May 21, 2022
2:00 PM

Princeton University is home to one of the country's most significant collections of twentieth- and twenty-first-century public sculpture. Join a guided walking tour of the campus collections with an Art Museum docent and discover a variety of artworks by modern and contemporary sculptors, from Henry Moore to Louise Nevelson. Learn about materials and techniques and explore elements of design and balance.

Tours meet at 2 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through June 26, except May 21–22. These one-hour tours are held outdoors, rain or shine, and are stair-free. 

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The First Fifty Years of U.S. Soviet Relations, Acme Screening Room

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Saturday May 21, 2022
6:00 PM

Screening of the PBS documentary followed by discussion including Grace Kennan Warnecke, associate producer and daughter of former Ambassador George Kennan; Pam Moskow, associate director; and Lambertville local Bill Jersey, director. $16.

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


No Name Dance, Central Jersey Dance Society

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Saturday May 21, 2022
7:00 PM

Central Jersey Dance Society presents our No Name Dance: 7:00pm-8:00pm: Night Club 2-Step (beginner/intermediate) taught by our talented instructor Alan Saperstein. 8:00pm-11:00pm: Open dancing to a great playlist of California Mix, Swing, Hustle and Latin dance music with Alan Saperstein as DJ, also.

Location: Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street (for GPS, use: 1 Monument Drive), Princeton, NJ 08540. No partner needed; newbies, singles, and couples are welcome. PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED. Mask wearing is optional. SANITATION STATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED. A COVID waiver and a COVID questionnaire are required for entrance and both can be found at www.centraljerseydance.org. Bottled water will be provided. Admission: $15/adult, $10/full time student with ID. For more information: call 609-945-1883, email VolunteersCJDS@gmail.com, or visit www.centraljerseydance.org.


Shrek the Musical - Theatre Intime & Princeton University Players Reunions Show

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Saturday May 21, 2022
7:30 PM

A retelling of the beloved Dreamworks classic through catchy songs and fun dances, centered around the message of being defiantly yourself when the world attempts to marginalize you. See fairy tale tropes turned on their head as Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and the rest of the characters learn to accept themselves for who they are and let their Freak Flag fly!

Performances are May 20th at 2 and 7:30 PM, May 21st at 7:30 PM, and May 22nd at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty & seniors, and $12 for general audiences. Buy tickets online at tickets.princeton.edu (preferred), the Frist ticketing office at 609-258-9220, or at the Theatre Intime box office 45 minutes before each show time.


Bel Canto & Belle Epoque, 1867 Sanctuary

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Saturday May 21, 2022
7:30 PM

World renowned soprano Dominika Zamara presents a program of Bel Canto arias and the passionate piano sonata of French composer Cécile Chaminade performed by Clipper Erickson. $25.

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Princeton University Reunions Fireworks

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Saturday May 21, 2022
9:15 PM

The community is invited to Princeton University’s Reunions Fireworks that will be held on Saturday, May 21. Due to ongoing construction, this year attendees will be directed to sit in the stands of Princeton Stadium to enjoy the concert and the fireworks. There will be no access to the field. The concert by the University Orchestra begins at 8:00 p.m., and the fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. No food or drink will be allowed in the stadium.

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