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October 2019

Halloween Storytime: Trick or Treat at Morven

October 31 @ 11:30 am
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$3 – $10

Join Morven on Halloween for a special reading of The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree, a popular 1970’s children’s book when Morven was the NJ Governor’s mansion. Create a take-home craft in honor of Morven’s historic trees; every child will receive a Halloween treat.

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November 2019

Artist Charles David Viera Announces New Exhibition, “New Works 2015-2019” at New Hope Arts Center A-Space

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Hope Arts Center, 2 Stockton Ave 2 Fl
New Hope, 18938
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Free

Photo: “On a Short Leash,” Acrylic on Board, by Charles David Viera. New Jersey-based artist Charles David Viera, presents “Charles David Viera: New Works 2015-2019." The exhibition opens at New Hope Arts Center A-Space with a reception on Saturday, November 2, 4-7 PM and runs through November 30, 2019.    “I feel fortunate to have made a career as an artist and art instructor. The paintings in New Works 2015-2019 are a collection of images that represent the latest chapter…

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New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon: Mythos

November 10 @ 3:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10

Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. $10; Free for Friends of Morven Series $25; Free for Friends of Morven Additional Series Dates: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Members of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra musicians present NBCO@Morven, a three-part series of uncommon chamber music pieces connected by a common theme. All events will take place in Morven’s Stockton Education Center. Short works are mixed with lively and informative discussions with the…

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Kingston, NJ Lantern Walk and Reception

November 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
YingHua International School, 25 Laurel Avenue
Kingston, 08528
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Free

Kingston Lantern Walk! Join us for an early-evening lantern walk with old and new friends, followed by warm cider and cookies.   WHAT: Kingston Lantern Walk and Reception WHEN: Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:30 pm (Nov 17 rain date) WHERE: YingHua School, 25 Laurel Rd. Kingston, NJ COST: FREE and FREE PARKING RSVP: Appreciated https://lantern-walk2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=FB   Bring a lantern (with a battery-powered light) for a community walk at dusk around Kingston School Park. FREE.   Gather at YingHua School, 25…

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Shabbat Katan

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on November 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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Free

This spirited service is designed for preschool-aged children and their families. Led by music teacher Susan Sacks and parents, this interactive Shabbat experience includes stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading. This service will typically be held on the second Shabbat of the month in the Youth Lounger at 11 a.m. A Shabbat Katan lunch will follow. Open to the Community.  Questions? Email us: sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org Oct 12, Nov 16, Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 7, April 4,…

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Shabbat Katan

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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Free

This spirited service is designed for preschool-aged children and their families. Led by music teacher Susan Sacks and parents, this interactive Shabbat experience includes stories, prayers, songs, and a brief Torah reading. This service will typically be held on the second Shabbat of the month in the Youth Lounger at 11 a.m. A Shabbat Katan lunch will follow. Questions? Email us: sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org

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Kabbalat Shabbat Katan

November 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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Join the Jewish Center for Kabbalat Shabbat Katan and greet Shabbat with young families from TJC! We will sing songs, tell stories, and make new friends! Please join us afterwards for a dairy potluck dinner. Questions? Email sdiamondstein@thejewishcenter.org

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LittleHAWKS Gym Time

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Stop by Princeton Academy's McPherson Athletic and Convocation Center for an active, fun-filled morning. Princeton Academy’s athletics educators and coaches will be on-site to assist LittleHAWKS (athletes) in games and activities that develop both fine and gross motor skills, while fostering the ability to work collaboratively as a group. The event will feature some Lower School students’ favorite activities. This free event is intended for children ages 4 - 9 not currently enrolled at Princeton Academy, as a way to…

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OptOutside Event and Photo Contest Kickoff

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue
Princeton, 08540
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Free

On Friday, November 29, 2019, Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), a nonprofit devoted to preservation and stewardship of land in Princeton, will host their annual OptOutside event at the Mountain Lakes House in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton. #OptOutside is a movement to encourage people to spend time in nature rather than in crowded stores Black Friday shopping the day after Thanksgiving. The community is invited to the Mountain Lakes House to enjoy…

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Fall Movie Matinee: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

The citizens of Berk face a dragon trafficker who threatens their peace, dragons and friendships in the final installment of the fantasy trilogy. PG. 1 hour, 50 minutes. Princeton Public Library Community Room.

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Palmer Square Tree Lighting

November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Palmer Square, 10 Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Free

Santa is coming to downtown Princeton to help us light the 32,000 bulbs on Palmer Square's 65-foot-tall spruce tree. Performances by the Princeton High School Choir and School of Rock Princeton.

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Saturday Stories at the Princeton Public Library

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room

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Palmer Square Outdoor Skating Rink Opening Day

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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$10

Located on Hulfish Street Behind the Nassau Inn Hotel. Open skate. $10 per person includes skate rental. Runs from Saturday, November 30, 2019 to February 29, 2020. Hours: Thursday – Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, Noon to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. *Special hours on holidays & the week between Christmas & New Years* December 23 – 24, Noon to 3 p.m. December 26 – 27, Noon to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.…

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December 2019

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift – Advent Family Celebration

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue
Hopewell, NJ United States
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An Advent Family Celebration starts tomorrow @ 5 PM - Hopewell UMC invites families of all kinds to journey through the Bible stories leading up to the Greatest Gift in the Manger. Crafts, stories, songs and food. We will be making ornaments for your own Jesse tree! A great way to celebrate with the family - weekly gathering on Sundays at 5 p.m., through Dec. 22. Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Ave., Hopewell. https://www.hopewellmethodist.org/a-family-celebration-of-christmas/

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Friday Fun Day Storytime

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Barnes and Noble, Market Fair, 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400
Princeton , NJ 08540 United States
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Join Barnes and Noble at Market Fair every Friday for storytime in the children's department. From classic stories and favorite characters, to seasonal stories and new releases, there's always something fun in store. Coloring activities to follow.  Recommended for children ages 6 and under. Free.

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Cookies with Santa Event

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St
Princeton, 08540
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Free

The Princeton Shopping Center will host its annual Cookies with Santa Event on Saturday, December 7 from 12-2 p.m. This family-friendly event includes cookie decorating courtesy of LiLLiPiES, holiday craft station, photo ops with Santa, holiday selfie station, live performances from Princeton High School’s a capella groups, holiday treats, and enter a raffle to win four tickets to A Christmas Carol at McCarter Theatre Center. Attendees are asked to meet in front of Marlowe's Jewelry at noon sharp to greet…

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Cookies with Santa

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St
Princeton, 08540
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Free

The Princeton Shopping Center will host its annual Cookies with Santa Event on Saturday, December 7 from 12-2 p.m. This family-friendly event includes cookie decorating courtesy of LiLLiPiES, a holiday craft station, photo ops with Santa, holiday selfie station, live performances from Princeton High School’s a capella groups, holiday treats, and enter a raffle to win four tickets to A Christmas Carol at McCarter Theatre Center.  Attendees are asked to meet in front of Marlowe's Jewelry at 12 noon sharp…

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Kick Off the Holiday Season Weekend at Terhune Orchards

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Celebrate the holidays at Terhune Orchards. Enjoy fun for the whole family. Choose the perfect Christmas tree and wreath. Start your holiday shopping. Warm up by the bonfire with hot chocolate. Roasting marshmallow kits available. Decorate your own gingerbread man in the warm tasting room. On Sunday, enjoy live music from 1-4 p.m. Visit with Santa on Saturday and Sunday from 12-3 p.m. Ride on Santa’s sleigh. Bring your camera and pose for a free photoshoot with Terhune’s own Santa.…

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Roxey Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2019

$22

Roxey Ballet, the award-winning professional ballet company, is proud to present its annual holiday classic: The Nutcracker. Clara and her friends will take you on an enchanting trip to meet magical mice, the Rat King, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. This is the most magical way to begin your holiday season.

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Winter Warm Up: A Family Art Festival

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MarketFair Mall, 3535 US-1
West Windsor, NJ United States
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Free

Stop by MarketFair for art projects for the family, face painting and a capella performances by West Windsor-Plainsboro HighNorth's Out of the Blue, Knight Owls, and Silver Lining. And of course, cookies and cider!

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Crossroads Annual Holiday Fair

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Each year in December, Crossroads hosts a family-friendly holiday fair. The event provides a great opportunity for the community to come together and share time, special talents, skills and services in support of the Crossroads school. Proceeds from the event will fund student tuition assistance, program and facilities enhancements, and staff development. Highlights of the holiday fair will include a Craft Sale featuring beautiful handmade items, a raffle of a hand-made quilt, a Café and food sale brimming with delicious,…

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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift – Advent Family Celebration

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue
Hopewell, NJ United States
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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift - Family Advent Celebration continues on Sunday, Dec. 8. Families of all kinds are invited to journey through the Bible stories leading up to the Greatest Gift in the Manger. Crafts, stories, songs and food. A great way to celebrate with the family. Four Sundays in Advent Dec.1 - Dec 22 at 5:30 p.m. Starts with a potluck meal! Hopewell UMC, 20 Blackwell Ave., Hopewell. #AllAreWelcome #Advent #TheGreatestGift #ABabyisComing

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Festival of Trees 2019 at Morven

December 11 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2020

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10

An annual celebration of the season showcasing unique holiday trees and decorative displays from November 27, 2019 to January 5, 2020. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Festival Of Trees included with Regular Admission $10.00; Free for Friends of Morven Festival of Trees is an annual highlight of the holiday season showcasing a juried collection of trees and mantles displayed throughout the museum’s galleries, upstairs and down. This year’s theme invites visitors to enjoy the newly reimagined first…

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Wacky Wednesday Storytime

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

Barnes and Noble, Market Fair, 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400
Princeton , NJ 08540 United States
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Join Barnes and Noble every Wednesday for storytime in the children's department featuring your favorite characters and wacky adventures. Coloring activities to follow.

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Holiday Chestnuts and Sing-along

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Robert L. Annis Playhouse, Westminster Choir College, Walnut Lane
Princeton, 08540
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Free

Join Ruth Ochs and the Westminster Community Orchestra for their annual family holiday concert on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in The Robert L. Annis Playhouse on the campus of Westminster Choir College. Free-will monetary and non-perishable food donations (non-expired items only please) to benefit area food pantries will be accepted. The free performance will feature holiday favorites such as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and the prelude to Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The concert will also include A Most…

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