Count Basie Center in Red Bank presents The Addams Family on November 10, 11, and 12. In this comedic play, they’re creepy and they’re kooky. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell their mother. more
Bucks County Playhouse will hold a ceremony on Thursday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. to officially reopen and rededicate New Hope’s historic Parry Barn as the Bill Harris and Jay Manas Playhouse Barn.
There will be a special performance by Ashley Blanchet, accompanied by Bob Egan, who created the Cabaret of Odette’s, the famed New Hope nightclub where he entertained for 21 years. more
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) will hold its 35th Annual Spirit Week October 16 through 21 in celebration of current students and returning alumni. With lots of Lion spirit, students will promote campus activities that they are proud of. From varsity sports to performing arts and everything in between, this week also provides a way to meet and connect with fellow students over a shared love (or even curiosity) of interests. more
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On Thursday, October 5, friends and supporters of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart joined in commemorating the school’s 60th anniversary at the Founders Leadership Reception at the home of John and Woodney Wachter P’31. more
The greater Princeton community is invited to a town-wide celebration of Paul Robeson’s birthday on October 15 at 3 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church. The concert will mark the 125th anniversary of Robeson’s birth. Attendees will be delighted by a performance by baritone soloist Kevin Maynor. The program will also include The Verse Speaking Choir of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church and the Jubilee Choir from Rider University. Susan Robeson, Robeson’s granddaughter, will be the honored guest. more
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On Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. at Christ Congregation Church in Princeton, the Princeton Folk Music Society welcomes singer-songwriter Tret Fure.
Fure launched her career in the early 1970s and described herself at the time as a soprano in the style of Judy Collins. She learned guitar by repeatedly “dropping the needle” on Judy Collins records until she understood the musician’s picking style. Fure also studied and emanated James Taylor. Eventually Fure became a well-known touring artist with Spencer Davis, Yes, Poco, Little Feat, the J. Geils Band, Black Oak Arkansas, and Humble Pie. more
The greater Princeton community is invited to the El Dia de los Muertos event (also known as Day of the Dead) on Saturday, November 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street. more
Join Penn Medicine Princeton Health on Sunday, October 29 at 9 a.m. for the 2023 Central New Jersey Heart Walk. This walk to save lives will begin at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor.
To reach fundraising goals, participants can donate to an already established team or team member. Visit www2.heart.org and find your location to view team members, walkers, and event-day instructions. more
On October 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Washington Crossing State Park will host a presentation on Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War with Friederike Baer. The book examines the experiences of the estimated 30,000 German soldiers (collectively known as Hessians) that participated in the war on the British side. more
On Tuesday, October 24 at 8:30 a.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Joaquin Duato as part of the business partner roundtable series.
Duato believes that science and technology will advance healthcare more in this decade than it did in the last century. He also holds firm that New Jersey, as a state, is a leader in medical research and pharmaceutical manufacturing. more
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Halloween is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to plan for the Arts Council of Princeton’s Annual Hometown Halloween Parade! This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 27 from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Participants should gather on the Green at Palmer Square, 40 Nassau Street. more
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail’s Full Moon Bike Ride is an out-of-this-world experience! This year’s night of music and fun with a moonlight ride through Mercer Meadows Park is on Saturday, September 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Bring your own picnic dinner and dance to the music of a live techno DJ before the ride. Attendees can also participate in decorating their own bike before the start of the event. more
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The new book from Mira Nakashima, daughter of George Nakashima, one of the leading innovators of 20th century furniture, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Nakashima furniture-making process and how he became a household name. more
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On Tuesday, September 26 from 3 to 4 p.m., a ceremony was held to launch the groundbreaking of Montgomery Promenade, a Whole Foods-anchored shopping center coming to Montgomery Township. The 292,700-square-foot center will be located on Route 206 at 1200 State Road. This site has sat undeveloped for more than 15 years and is now being developed by SJC Ventures, an Atlanta-based commercial development firm that specializes in mixed-use communities. more
Join The Watershed Institute in Pennington for a journey through the woods on a crisp autumn night. This Halloween tradition will take place on October 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Groups will be led by a trail guide in 15-minute increments. Along the way, learn about the characters in an Irish folktale as the story itself seems to unfold along the path. more
The “94th Juried Art Show” at Phillips’ Mill is set to open on September 23 and run through October 29 at the historic mill on River Road just north of New Hope, Pa. Among the works on display is Pamela Miller’s Phillips’ Mill Party Cat, which was selected as the 2023 Signature Image. Over 100 framed canvases and sculpture will be featured as well as an abundant array of unframed portfolio pieces. Art enthusiasts and collectors are encouraged to spend an afternoon browsing the eclectic array of businesses and dining options within the 25-mile radius surrounding the mill. more
On October 14 from 12 to 2 p.m., visit Olsson’s Fine Foods in Princeton’s Palmer Square for a cheese lesson from Yoav Perry. The demonstration will include information on cheesemaking, as well as how to select the perfect cheese for a specific dish — perfect for the upcoming holiday season. more
On Sunday, October 1, join over 2,000 cyclists for the annual Twin Lights Ride — an unforgettable bike ride down the Jersey Shore. For over a decade local cyclists, New Yorkers, and visitors from around the country have enjoyed the 15- to 100-mile ride in Monmouth County. All proceeds from the event help fund Bike New York’s free bike education and safety programs. more
Back by popular demand! Raise funds for Arts Council of Princeton’s community classes and programming while toasting the fine fall weather with a crisp Triumph Brewing Company beer. This event has sold out twice in previous years. This year’s beer garden will take place on Saturday, September 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. Expect lots of local brews, live music, delicious food, and games. more
McCarter Theatre Center has announced an exciting addition to the 2023-24 Season — the six-time Tony Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning Dreamgirls. The musical will run from March 6-24, 2024.
Helmed by Jeff Award Winner Lili-Anne Brown, and co-produced with Goodspeed Musicals, this Motown-infused long-running Broadway show is going to be electric when it arrives in Princeton. more
The Friends and Foundation of Princeton Public Library have announced that Beyond Words, their annual benefit, will be held on Saturday, October 21. This year will feature Curtis Chin, author of the upcoming memoir Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant. more
Atlantic City Restaurant Week is back and better than ever this fall! From October 1 through 6, enjoy three-course, pre-fixe meals at restaurants in and around the Atlantic City region. Meals consist of your choice of appetizer, entree, dessert, and drinks. Choose from a variety of cuisines (from Asian to American, Italian, Latin, and everything in between). Atlantic City is known for its year-round nightlife and excellent chefs, so why not treat yourself in advance of the holiday season? more
On Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Labyrinth Books and the Princeton Public Library will play host to Yiyun Li and Lynn Steger regarding Li’s new story collection Wednesday’s Child. Her previous work, The Book of Goose, earned her much acclaim. Li will discuss her writing and her writing career with Steger, who is herself the author of the novels Hold Still, Want, and Flight. Her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. more
On Tuesday, September 19 beginning at 6 p.m., Newark Public Library will present a special program entitled “Black Liberation: Seeking Freedom in 18th and 19th Century Newark.” The event will be held at Newark Public Library, but participants may also join the program virtually at https://www.njpac.org/event/black-liberation-seeking-freedom-in-18th-and-19th-century-newark/. It is requested that those who are joining in person or virtually RSVP either way at the indicated link. more
From September 16 through November 5, experience the Halloween season at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa., in Middletown Township, Bucks County. With over 28 theme park and water rides, shows, games, and fun activities, the amusement park takes on a special excitement during the fall. Halloween means new rides and attractions, costume contests, Scarecrow Scavenger Hunts, Halloween-themed shows and parades, and delicious dining. Don’t forget to take a photo in your Halloween costume with some of your favorite Sesame Street characters. more
The Cotsen Children’s Library, a unit within Princeton University Library’s Department of Special Collections,
Has been featured on a segment of PBS’ Craft in America.
The library is the benefaction of Lloyd E. Cotsen, ’50, and Charter Trustee, Emeritus. The curatorial division administers the research collection of illustrated children’s books, manuscripts, original artwork, prints, and educational toys, hosts academic conferences on children’s books and publishes their proceedings, and sponsors fellowships for research. The outreach division of Cotsen serves children of all ages, families, librarians, and educators. more
Beginning September 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. and running through September 21, Penn Medicine Princeton Health will be offering an in-depth workshop on strategies for living with osteoporosis and osteopenia. The cost to attend is $50 per person. more
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO’s) 2023-2024 Season opens September 9-10 with Princeton-based composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s inspirational work Forward Into Light, inspired by women suffragists, and Henri Tomasi’s expressive Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, performed by 2022 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Steven Banks. William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, one of the first full-length works by a Black composer to be performed by a major U.S. orchestra, completes the program. more
Voted one of New Jersey’s top-ranked farmers markets by the general public via American Farmland Trust, the West Windsor Community Farmers Market (WWCFM) is ready and excited for the return of fall in the Garden State. more