Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, June 2-4
Friday, June 2
Watch Portraits Exhibition at Hamilton Jewelers – An exhibition by photographer Atom Moore, “Watch Portraits, ” will be on display at Hamilton Jewelers’ 18th annual Watch Fair June 2 and 3 in Princeton. The exhibition features photos of vintage and modern timepieces, from macro shots to whimsical watch mashups. Hamilton Jewelers, 92 Nassau Street, Princeton. More information
Princeton Reunions Organ Concert with Organist Eric Plutz – Admission is free and everyone is welcome. 3:30 p.m., Princeton University Chapel.
Hopewell Cruise Night – A car show, live music, refreshments. Broad Street, Hopewell Borough center. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free.
Ragtime in Concert, Washington Crossing Open Air Theater – Musical about life in turn-of-the-century America. 7:30 p.m., 455 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville.
Princeton Triangle Club Presents Greece’d Lightning! – The Princeton Triangle Club, celebrating its 125th anniversary, returns to McCarter Theatre Centre to present the final performance of its original musical-comedy extravaganza, Greece’d Lightning! on Friday, June 2 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. 91 University Place, Princeton . More information
Saturday, June 3
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. 2 Vaughn Drive, West Windsor. More information
Montgomery Farmers’ Market – The Montgomery’s Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 15th year. Come enjoy produce, meats, and cheeses from your favorite vendors. Buy a croissant at the eat local table and coffee, and stay to hear the band. Village Shopper II, 1340 Route 206, Skillman near Yao’s and La Meche Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Skillman. More information
Reunions P-Rade – Princeton University alumni and their families are welcome to march. The finale is on Poe-Pardee fields. Parents of members of the Class of 2017 are encouraged to sit on the bleachers reserved for them at the finale for the best views and photos. 2 p.m., central campus. Tico’s, Joe’s Ice cream and Princeton catering will have food trucks at Poe’s Field during the P-Rade.
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at the 1719 William Trent House Museum – Free ice cream, children’s activities, and more. Rain or shine. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 15 Market Street, Trenton.
8th Annual New Jersey Renaissance Faire – Head to Bordentown for the New Jersey Renaissance Faire at Liberty Lake Day Camp. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. Seven stages of entertainment featuring sword fighters, dancers, musicians, comedians, fire breathers, and more. Food available for purchase at the event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.njrenfaire.com, or at the event. Liberty Lake Day Camp, 1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown. More information
The Princeton Festival presents Concordia Chamber Players – The brightest talents of the chamber music world come together to perform as members of the Concordia Chamber Players. Individually they enjoy active careers as soloists and chamber musicians at major chamber music festivals. 7:30 pm, Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Merer Street, Princeton. $15 – $45 More information
La Fiocco Period Instrument Ensemble – “Saints, Sinners, and Shepherds: A Baroque Soirée” features soprano Laura Heimes and baritone Brian Ming Chu, in songs, duets, and instrumental works by Purcell, Vivaldi, Hall, Williams, Brehy, Caldara, and Handel. 7:30 p.m., Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. $25
Princeton Yoga Rhythm, Dance & Drum Circle – Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up. Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being. 8 p.m., Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman. $5 – $15 More information
Princeton Fireworks – Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University. Princeton Stadium is available for spectators to view the fireworks. Powers Field is inaccessible due to construction. Bring a blanket or chair to Finney and Campbell Fields next to Princeton Stadium to join in the fun. A concert starts at 8 p.m. and will be followed by the fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m.
Sunday, June 4
Tour of the Cherry Valley Cooperative – Tour the Cherry Valley Cooperative and get a first-hand peek at the newest cooperative in Montgomery, opening its doors this June. Relocating from Franklin Township, the farm cooperative has big plans for upcoming services, including a café and event center. Starting at the cooperative’s headquarters, visitors will be given a private tour where they will […]. 2:00 pm, Cherry Valley Farm Cooperative, 619 Cherry Valley Road, Princeton . Free More information
Dance for Life: Personal Stories of Triumph – The D&R Greenway Land Trust, the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, the Breast Cancer Resource Center of the YWCA Princeton, Roxey Ballet, Grounds For Sculpture and Princeton Photography Club are partnering for a performance of “Dance for Life: Personal Stories of Triumph,” with original choreography, music and lyrics by Roxey Ballet, June 4 at […]. 2:30 pm, Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton. $100 More information
Discussion: Opera and the Movies (The Princeton Festival) – Art and death are at the core of the film “Quartet,” with the central message revolving around the need to have a creative outlet. Living without a creative outlet is tantamount to dying, both literally and metaphorically. “Tosca’s Kiss” also takes up these themes in an Italian setting. Many films use both opera singers and operas as background and presentation of important topics. The panelists will discuss Quartet and its relevance to other films which treat these topics. 3 p.m., Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free for ticket holders. More information
QUARTET: Film & Performance, The Princeton Festival – Get in the mood for The Princeton Festival’s June 2017 season with a sweet and entertaining film about retired opera singers who continue to perform and educate well into their Act III years. 4 p.m., Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton. $15 More information
Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Extravaganza – Concert features winners of the 2017 Young Artists Competition. 7 p.m., Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro. $20 at the door.
Kingston Women’s Chorus – Program of Beatles songs arranged for women’s voices. Reception to follow concert. Free. 7 p.m., Kingston United Methodist Church, 9 Church Street, Kingston.
Rock Brook Evening of Two-Step & Honky Tonk – The 3rd annual Rock Brook Celebration, “An Evening of Two-Step & Honky Tonk,” will take place on Sunday, June 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Princeton Elks Lodge at Montgomery in Skillman. The evening will include country line dancing, a live bluegrass band, an open wine and beer bar, a country barbecue and more. Princeton Elks Lodge, 354 Route 518, (Franklin Georgetown Road), Blawenburg. More information