Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, August 19-21


Friday, August 19

D&R Greenway Summer Native Plant Sale – D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Summer Native Plant Sales will be held on Fridays until the end of August from 3 to 5 p.m. at the D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton. One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road, Princeton. More information

Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Orchards – Wine, wine fare, and music at Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Free More information

Playground Shabbat and Shabbat Under the Stars-  Jewish Center families programs are open to all members of the community. Singing Dancing Ruach (spirit) Dinner on the playground Recommended for kids 0-6 and their families. A dairy potluck dinner will follow services. Please bring a vegetarian or dairy dish/dessert in a disposable bowl or tray. TJC will provide club soda, ice water and hot water for tea or coffee. Service and dinner will take place inside if raining Dinner is free. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St., Princeton. More information

Shabbat Under the Stars – Weather permitting, all summer Friday night services will take place outside. On July 15 and August 19  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau Street Princeton Free More information

Free Summer Concert Series at Mercer County Park –  The free summer concert series at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds continues from 6 to 10 p.m. this Saturday at the festival grounds at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Kendra Morris performs rhythm, soul and blues. More information

Molly and Helen Perform on Hinds Plaza – Acoustic duo performs  indie-folk. 7 p.m. on Hinds Plaza next to the Princeton Public Library on Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton. Free.

Dan Kassel & Friends Perform in Hopewell  – Friday Night Concert at the gazebo in the Hopewell Borough Park south. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Screening of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” – The “Summer Movies on the Green” series continues on Palmer Square in downtown Princeton. Movie begins at about 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Free.

Musical “Marvelous Wonderettes” – A musical about high school girls in the 1950s.Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell Borough. Admission $27 and up.

Saturday, August 20

Montgomery Friends Farmers Market – Montgomery Friends Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. from June through October. It is located at the Village Shopper on Route 206, just north of the junction with Route 518. Operated by Montgomery Friends of Open Space, the market features local farm products including fruit, vegetables and meats. The Village Shopper, 1340 Route 206, Skillman. Free More information

Pennington Farmers Market – Peach Festival includes peach specialties and a bake-off. Produce, flowers, freshly prepared foods, grass-fed beef, popcorn, salsa, coffee and tea, naturally fermented vegetables, baked goods, wines and more. Live music. The Pennington Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is located on the lawn at Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North in Hopewell Township. Free.

West Windsor Community Farmers Market –Produce, meats, fresh-squeezed juices, and more. Live music too. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 Vaughn Drive, West Windsor. Located next to the Princeton Junction Train Station just off Alexander Road. Free.

Potato Harvest at the Howell Living History Farm – Celebrate the harvest season by digging up potatoes that will be donated to local soup kitchens and food pantries. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell.

Get Out of Jail Free – Monopoly Tournament at the Princeton Public Library. Begins at 1 p.m. Free.

The Garden State – Where Ideas Grow – Many people are familiar with Edison’s “invention factory” in Menlo Park, where he patented the phonograph, the light bulb, and many more innovations. Yet many other ideas have grown in the Garden State, too—New Jerseyans brought sound and music to movies and built the very first drive-in theater.  Author talk on NJ inventions from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street, Trenton. Free. More information

MrRayMr. Ray Performs on Palmer Square – Come to the square for the free summer concert and find out why Mr. Ray’s music is a hit with kids. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  on the Green on Palmer Square in the heart of Princeton. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

And the Beat Goes On: Giovana Robinson – Summer Music Concert Series featuring Givoana Robinson. Join Giovana for a night of Latin music where she will be performing with some outstanding musicians from the NYC area.  7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nassau Park Pavilion, 100 Nassau Park Blvd., Princeton. Free More information

Human Wheels and Best of the Eagles: A John Mellencamp and Eagles Tribute – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor.  Tickets $12 and up.

Sunday, August 21

Kids Splash & Dash Aquathon – The Princeton Recreation Department aquathon is a run/swim/run event for kids ages 7-14. Participants will run at Community Park South, swim in Community Park Pool and finish the event with a run at Community Park South. The aquathon offers opportunities for family members, volunteers, and sponsors to encourage physical activity and establish a life-long healthy habits. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Community Park Pool, 380 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Fee is $26. More information

31 & Main Farmers Market at Campus Town in Ewing
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Produce from Cherry Grove Farm, Z Food Farm, Pineland Farms, Griggstown Farm, and Fulper Family Farmstead. Demonstrations related to healthy lifestyles each week.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Route 31 and East Main Boulevard, Ewing. Free.

Meditation for Beginners – Stress Less. Now. Meditation for Beginners Sundays at noon at Princeton Center for Yoga and Health. Get more familiar with the quiet peace inside. Sure-handed guidance from Brandon Lewin of Ease and Lightness Meditation, and helpful energy of others. Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman. More information

Summer Carillon Bells Concerts – Celebrating 24 years of community recitals, the Princeton University Carillon at the Graduate School is hosting another season of international summer concerts for the surrounding community. All concerts start at 1 p.m. and are held rain or shine. Admission is free. Princeton University Graduate College, Grover Cleveland Tower, 88 College Road West, Princeton. Free. More information

Princeton Pong Open House – Free open play and instruction from coaches. noon to 3 p.m., 745 Alexander Road, West Windsor.

The first ever Super Moon bike ride through Mercer Meadows will take place Sunday night.

POSTPONED – Due to possible thunderstorms Sunday, the Full Moon Bike Ride has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 17th at 8:30pm (note earlier start time). A rain date has been scheduled for September 18th.