Planet Weekend Event Picks, Plus 9/11 Events

Friday, Sept. 9

Trenton Social will host a fundraiser for local Hurricane Irene victims from 5-8p.m. Trenton’s newest bar is located at 449 South Broad Street in Trenton, across from the Sun National Bank Center. The suggested donation for the all-you-can-ear buffet dinner is $15 per person, $25 per couple, and $10 for students. All proceeds go to a South Trenton Hurricane Rescue Group.

Saturday, Sept. 10

CoolVines on Spring Street in downtown Princeton will celebrate its first anniversary at its new location with music, food and free wine tastings. Free tastings all day, delicious treats from 2-5, and live music with local band, The Levee Drivers ,from 2-4 p.m.

The Princeton Public Library Children’s Book Fair will be held on Hinds Plaza, 11a.m.-4  p.m.  The fair will feature 60 authors signing their books under colorful tents.

The 20th annual JazzFeast will take place in Palmer Square from noon-6, rain or shine. Performances by some of the area’s best musicians, along with great food from local restaurants.

The Historical Society of Princeton will hold an open house at the restored Updike Farmhouse. Guests are invited to reflect on the Sept. 11 anniversary through poetry and journal writing. The poem “For Our World,” by 11 year-old Mattie Stepanek, which was written on Sept. 11 of 2001, will be used as inspiration. Guests are asked to donate a canned fruit, juice box, Chef Boyardee or similar microwave pasta item. Donations will be included in bagged meals for homeless families and given to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

The Morven Museum and Garden encourages visitors to write their thoughts about Sept. 11 on their memory board, which will become a part of the museum’s permanent commotion. The museum is open noon to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. and the admission fee will be waived.

Playwright Charles Evered’s play “Ten”, a 10-minute, two-character drama set in a train station on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, will be presented in a staged reading at the Princeton Arts Council’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts at 4:30 p.m. in the Solley Theatre. The Arts Council will also host the opening reception for “Re:Member” from 3-5 p.m.

Princeton musician and artist Chris Harford will celebrate his new art exhibit at Small World Coffee on Witherspoon St. starting at 8 p.m. Chris Harford and the Band of Changes will perform, so we predict a full house. Stop by and see why he is one of our all-time favorite area musicians, and check out his paintings on display.

Sunday, Sept. 11

The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton will donate 50 percent of its proceeds from admission fees today to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, which provides educational and welfare assistance to the children who were orphaned by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. All first responders—including fire, police, and emergency medical technician personnel—and their immediate families – are invited to visit the Grounds for Sculpture free of charge to commemorate the day (please bring valid id).

U.S. Rep. rush Holt will visit Nassau Presbyterian Church and reflect on the 10 years since Sept. 11. The discussion will run from  9:15-10:15 a.m. in the assembly room. The church is located at 60 Nassau St.

Rider University will host the memorial concert “Reflections on 9/11” featuring the Princeton Brass Band. The concert will be held at the Bart Luedeke Theater Center at 2 p.m. 9/11.

Princeton University will hold a ceremony that will include speakers such as former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, class of 1965, President Shirley Tilghman, and Princeton University Professor Anthony Appiah. The university’s chapel choir and glee club will perform. The event will start at 1:30 p.m. on the Cannon Green (or Dillon Gymnasium in the event of rain). The event is open to the public.

The Princeton Area Clergy Association will host an interfaith service at the Princeton University Chapel at 7 p.m. The theme for this community wide-interfaith service “Living Between Memory and Hope,” will feature a mass Choir comprised from various houses of worship. Sacred texts and reflections from the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish will be offered. A prayer time will include the opportunity for participants to offer the names of family, friends, or colleagues who died on that day ten years ago.

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  1. Downtown Princeton will definitely be hopping for sure tomorrow. In addition to the great events you listed for 9/10 (my faves being the Book Festival and JazzFeast) there is also an open house at the Arts Council of Princeton from noon to 3 pm:

    In addition, we will soon have a new shop on Spring Street called “Savory Spice” and they will be there tomorrow to hand out samples of their unique spices and rubs:

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