Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, May 19-21

Friday, May 19

Wondrous on Witherspoon Pop Up Art Gallery Reception and Art Walk – Wondrous on Witherspoon Pop Up Art Gallery, 14 1/2 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ. “WoW, Spring into Art!” Artist Invitational featuring works and demonstrations by over 40 accomplished and emerging artists, Reception & Art Walk, May 19, 6 to 9 p.m. Percentage of proceeds benefit HomeFront’s ArtSpace. Wondrous on Witherspoon Pop Up Art Gallery, 14 1/2 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Free More information

D&R Greenway Spring Native Plant Sale – D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Spring Native Plant Sale will be held Friday, May 19, 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton. D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road, Princeton. More information

Art Exhibit and Sale to Benefit Homefont’s Artspace – Opening Reception 6 to 9 p.m. Location: 19 Hulfish Street in Princeton, NJ. 19 Hulfish Street, 19 Hulfish Street, Princeton. More information

John Nash photo by Peter Badge.

Opening Reception for “Peter Badge: Princeton’s Nobel Laureates” – The exhibition presents Peter Badge’s photographic portraits of 29 Nobel Laureates who have been Princeton University faculty, staff or alumni. Presented through the courtesy of the Lindau Foundation, it includes a focus on Laureates from the Woodrow Wilson School and a section on John Nash.Peter Badge is a portrait photographer who has photographed nearly 400 Nobel Laureates since 2000. With commissions from the Deutsche Museum, the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery and others, he is based in Berlin and also writes books about his worldwide work. 6 p.m., Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Free.



PopUp Anthology Local Film Showcase – Join PopUp Anthology on Friday, May 19th for a night of local films at Artworks Trenton. Doors Open at 7 p.m., program begins at 7:15 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers and a reception will follow the showcase. Admission is free. Bring your friends and enjoy a night of exciting short films. Artworks Trenton, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton. Free More information

Saturday, May 20

Count the Species at the Mount Rose ‘Bioblitz’ – What birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies, bugs, plants, flowers and mushrooms can be found at the new Mount Rose Preserve off Carter Road? The community is invited to help inventory the preserve’s species on Saturday, May 20, when New Jersey Conservation Foundation holds a free “Bioblitz” on the property. Mount Rose Preserve, 350 Carter Road, Hopewell. Free More information

Attitudes In Reverse 7th Annual Family and Dog Fun Day at Mercer County Park – Attitudes In Reverse, a Princeton-based nonprofit that strives to save lives through mental-health and suicide-prevention education, will host its seventh annual Miki & Friends 5K Walk and Run on May 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercer  County Park in West Windsor. Guests are invited to bring their dogs if they get along with other dogs and people. 8 a.m., Mercer County Park . More information

HomeFront Run/Walk for Hope – 5K or 1 mile Run/Walk for Hope and Health Day. Walk, run or sponsor a participant and give HOPE to a family in need in our community. All proceeds benefit HomeFront’s Joy, Hope and Dreams children’s programs. Sponsorships and Health Day tables are available. 9 a.m., Educational Testing Service, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton. More information

The West Windsor Farmers Market is back for the season on Saturdays.

West Windsor Community Farmers Market – Sixteen regional farms, twelve artisan food and natural product vendors, weekly community groups, live music, special events and cooking demonstrations are all part of the West Windsor Community Farmers Market. The market runs weekly, rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Find seasonal, locally grown fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, pastured meats and poultry, cheese, and more. West Windsor Community Farmers Market, 2 Vaughn Drive, West Windsor. More information

Nassau Film Festival – The Nassau Film Festival will be held on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, at the Princeton Garden Theatre. The festival is expanding this year to two days and will feature 42 films. The Garden Theater, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton. More information and schedule

Hopewell Valley Quilt Show at Pennington Day – Hopewell Valley Quilters are planning their annual Pennington Day show to be held on May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Toll Gate Grammar School cafeteria. The quilts on display are made by members and reflect a great variety of styles, from beautiful traditional patterns to contemporary works of fiber art.  Admission $1.00 More information

Learn safe biking skills at the bike rodeo.

7th Annual Princeton Wheels Rodeo – Princeton’s seventh annual wheels rodeo will take place at the town municipal building at 400 Witherspoon Street. The event for riders of bicycles, skateboards and skates and will feature bike safety checks, free helmets, raffles and more.

There will be free hot dogs and cold bottled water, provided by McCaffrey’s Supermarkets, as well as pizza provided by Princeton Pi. A brand new bicycle will be raffled as well as a pool membership. Members of the Princeton Police Department, Princeton Fire Department and Princeton First Aid Squad will also display various emergency tools and equipment. Bring unwanted bicycles  for donation to the Trenton Boys and Girls Club Bike Exchange . 10 a.m. , Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.  More information

Sleeping Beauty – Sleeping Beauty is perhaps the world’s most beloved, and famous, ballet. It is the enchanting story of Princess Aurora who is bewitched by the evil Carabosse and placed, along with her kingdom, into a deep and protective sleep by the benevolent Lilac Fairy.  2 p.m., Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton. More information

Sunday, May 21

19th Annual Courier-Kiwanis Sesame Place Classic – The Bucks County Courier Times and Levittown-Bristol Kiwanis Club invite you to the 19th annual Courier-Kiwanis Sesame Place Classic. All the proceeds support the Dick Dougherty Scholarship that provides scholarships to graduating athletes in the Bucks County area.  7 a.m., Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne. $30 More information


Princeton 5K – The seventh annual Princeton 5K road race is scheduled for Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 8:30am.  Presented by Princeton Pacers Running, the race benefits the Princeton High School Cross Country and Track & Field Programs.  The USATF-sanctioned course begins and ends at Walnut Lane and Guyot Avenue, between Princeton High School and John Witherspoon Middle School. 7:30 a.m. registration opens. John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540, Princeton. $25 – $35 More information

Watershed 5/10K Trail Run and Festival – The second annual Watershed Trail Run and Festival offers a 10K and 5K course. The event supports the efforts of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association to protect and restore clean water and a healthy environment in central New Jersey. 12 p.m., Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington. More information

“Chasing George” Bike Ride – Chasing George is a 10-mile bike ride hosted by the Historical Society of Princeton. The ride goes along the D&R Canal State Park path, in the spirit of the route Washington took the morning of January 3, 1777 to fight in what became the Battle of Princeton. 12:30 p.m.  More information

Spring Music Series at Terhune Orchards – Come enjoy live music and wine tasting. Live music will be in the new wine barn and courtyard.  Enjoy local musicians each week, country, bluegrass and jazz. No cover charge. Wine tasting is $5 per person. Wine by the glass and light fare is available. 1 to 4 p.m., Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. More information

Vinyl: A Magical History Tour – From Sousa through Springsteen, take a visual tour of notable vinyl records and their accompanying album covers through the decades. “Vinyl, A Magical History Tour” is the latest exhibit at the Cranbury Museum. On display are over 200 records from the collection of Mr. George Wright, an avid record collector for over 25 years. Cranbury Museum, 4 Park Place East, Cranbury. More information

Ciclovia – This free event promotes healthy, active living by closing Quaker Road to vehicles and opening it for people to exercise, play, and learn. Families can run, walk, skate, and ride bikes along the route. Parking available at Quaker Meeting or Mercer Mall. Special activities at Updike Farmstead include sitting in a Durham boat like Washington. 1 to 4 p.m., Quaker Road between Mercer St and Province Line Rd, , Princeton. More information


Screening: ‘Race to Nowhere’ – The 2010 film takes a close-up look at the pressures on today’s students. Screening at John Witherspoon Middle School at 2 p.m. on May 21. Filmmaker Vicki Abeles will attend and hold a Q&A session after the film screening. She will be joined by Calvin Chin, director of counseling at Princeton University. 2:30 p.m, free. More information

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Spring Concert – The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey spring concert will feature an array of classical and modern music, as well as senior concerto contest winner, cellist Kapil Kanwar of South Brunswick High School. The orchestra will perform its spring concerts at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro. $10 More information

Princeton Pro Musica in Concert: “Carmina Burana” – Princeton Pro Musica, led by Ryan James Brandau, will present a new production of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, with choreography by Mark Roxey, founding director of Lambertville’s Roxey Ballet. The Princeton GirlChoir and dancers from the Roxey Ballet will join the Princeton Pro Musica. 4 p.m., Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall, 68 Nassau Street, Princeton. $10 – $45 More information

Viaggio: A Transatlantic Love Affair – The journey of love between American and Italian cultures through classical, pop, and jazz songs is produced by A Moment for Music, a company that brings world-class musicians together for good causes.  Led by internationally performing mezzo-soprano Jessica Renfro and pianist Lynda Saponara, this multimedia performance is suitable for all ages. 4 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of Princeton, 16 All Saints Rd, Princeton. Free will offering. More information


Opening Reception for Dharma in the 21st Century Exhibition – The gallery of the West Windsor Arts Center will feature the works by artists of the Indian diaspora and their interpretations of “Dharma in the 21st Century.” Curated by artist Hetal Mistry, the sales of artwork will also raise funds to support the Clean Ganga Fund. 4 p.m.,West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road , West Windsor. More information

Princeton Community Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting – Getting Beyond Racism – Getting Beyond Racism Panel – high school and college voices. Final panel in a series sponsored by the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO).  Moderators are Michele Tuck-Ponder, former Mayor of Princeton Township, and Attorney/Artist Rhinold Ponder. Local students will share their views and ideas on racism, justice and equality. Light refreshments. Free.  7:30 p.m., Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton. More information