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Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, June 13-15

The Monteverdi Choir performs Sunday at Princeton University.
The Monteverdi Choir performs Sunday at Princeton University.

Friday, June 13

Princeton Studio Band Performs at the Princeton Public Library – The Princeton High School jazz ensemble will perform two sets, including a 7 p.m. swing dance set. First set at 6 p.m. Free.
 
The B Home Project at the D&R Greenway Land Trust – A series of living arts installations based on sustainable building practices. Get a glimpse of structures creatively built from materials like shipping pallets, steel pipes, recycled tires and bamboo. 5 to 9 p.m., D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton. Free.

“Looking In/Looking Out” Art Exhibit Opening Reception – Exhibit at the Arts Council of Princeton featuring the works of Tasha O’Neill, Priscilla Algava, Heather Barros, Jim Bongartz, Gill Steward, and more. Reception 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 14

Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market – First Montgomery market of the year. Fruits and veggies, and more. Village Shopper, 1340 Rt. 206, Skillman, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pennington Farmers Market – Fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, yogurt, bread, flowers, and more. Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market – Produce, flowers, baked goods, music and more. Vaughn Drive Parking Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hopewell Community Closet – Hopewell Community Closet at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell offers gently used clothing for men, women, and children. Items are not priced. Donations welcome. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Hopewell Borough Community Yard Sale – Community yard sale on Route 518 between Routes 206 and 31. 9 a.m., rain or shine, Saturday and Sunday.

23rd Annual Mill Hill Garden Tour –  The twenty-third annual Mill Hill Garden Tour will take place from noon  to 5 p.m., rain or shine. More than 15 gardens and public spaces in the historic neighborhood of vintage row houses will be open to the public. Since this year’s tour falls on Flag Day, gardeners will be celebrating with a red, white and blue theme. A variety of urban gardens are part of the tour. A rooftop oasis atop a penthouse loft, an outdoor dining room with climbing hydrangea, a half-life-sized game board for chess or checkers, and a beekeeper’s garden are among this year’s destinations. Also on the tour is the lush vegetable garden of Mercer Street Friends, housed in one of Trenton’s two old Quaker Meetinghouse; and the unique plantings of the Architects Housing project along the Assunpink Creek. As in previous years, tourgoers will also have the opportunity to buy artisanal ice cream at one of the garden locations, to benefit Mill Hill Park.  The tour starts at Artworks, 19 Everett Alley at South Stockton Street where there is abundant parking. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Worldwide Knit in Public Day – Bring your knitting and crocheting projects and join this fifth annual celebration of Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Stay for all, or just some of the event. Representatives from Pins and Needles will be on hand to teach beginners how to knit. Bringing your own chair is suggested. Hinds Plaza (weather permitting) or Princeton Public Library Community Room. Starts at 11 a.m. Free.

Oldtime Baseball at the Howell Living History Farm – Howell Farm Hogs vs. the Jersey Bulls play according to the rules that governed baseball when bats were made of axe handles and pitchers could be fined for delivering unhittable balls. Play or watch. Rules will be presented to prospective players at 11 a.m. An 1864 baseball games takes place at noon between the Flemington Neshanocks and the New York Gothams with both teams in period attire. 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville.

Princeton Flag Day Ceremony – Flag Day ceremony hosted by the Spirit of Princeton, 400 Witherspoon Street. Bring American flags to be properly retired. Noon.

Circus Neverland – Stone Soup Circus and the Circus Place present “Circus Neverland”, the group’s third annual community circus show. This lively family-friendly event is free & open to the public. The show will take place at 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Amphitheater at Pettoranello Gardens on Mountain Ave. in Princeton.

Sunday, June 15

Strawberry Shortcake Festival – Hosted by the Woosamonsa Schoolhouse Association, Intersection of Woosamonsa and Poor Farm Road, Hopewell, 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $5.
Princeton Festival Puppet Theater – “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” includes show, interactive session, demonstrations, and more. 185 Nassau Street, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission $15.

Monteverdi Choir Performs with English Baroque Soloists – The choir celebrates its 50th anniversary at an inaugural concert in Princeton with a program of works by Bach and Handel. The English Baroque Soloists appear regularly alongside the choir. Presented by Princeton University Art Museum; William Scheide, a musician, philanthropist, and humanitarian; and Judith Scheide, president of the Scheide Fund. 3 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University. Tickets $40, students and seniors $20.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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