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The Philadelphia Museum of Art now presents “Matisse in the 1930s,” on view through January 29, 2023. 

This colorful exhibit explores changes in the artist’s work across multiple formats, including easel and decorative painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, and the illustrated book. The artwork also addresses the methods of working that renewed Matisse’s style, as well as his modern renderings of mythological themes from antiquity, his depictions of female models in the studio, and his partnership with his studio manager and model, Lydia Delectorskaya. more

 

On Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m., Labyrinth Live at the Library welcomes Joyce Carol Oates for a discussion of her new book, The Babysitter: A Novel. This event will be held in person at the Princeton Public Library, but will also be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUlZf13JzTY.

Princeton University Professor Maria DiBattista will direct the conversation with Oates. DiBattista has written extensively on modern literature, popular and pulp fiction, and film.  more

On Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m., sip your way into a deliciously festive fall dinner at Osteria Morini, located at 107 Morristown Road in Bernardsville, with wine selections provided by Amanti Vino of Morristown. 

Osteria Morini Executive Chef Bill Dorrler and Chef di Cucina Jonathan Rice will work alongside Amanti Vino Sommelier Sharon Stevens for the ultimate combination of Old World food and wine. Four courses of Morini specials will be paired with wine. The dinner menu includes grilled octopus, scallops in almond and sage brown butter sauce, Barolo braised short rib with roasted root vegetables, and fried sweet cheese ravioli with figs. more

Founded by the Monmouth County Arts Council in 1979, the “Annual Juried Art Exhibition” has been presented at the Monmouth Museum since its inception. In 2011, the museum assumed complete sponsorship of this annual exhibition. That year, it opened the call for entries to an international audience. As a result, the “Annual Juried Art Exhibition” has become an exceptional representation of the creative talent and contemporary art trends across the United States and the world.  more

Vibrancy and imagination abound at the Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. On view through November 13, visitors will observe thousands of carefully nurtured and trained flowers in Longwood Gardens’ Conservatory, including the Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum, a single plant bearing more than 1,000 fiery colored blooms on a single stem.  more

Join Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn in downtown Lambertville for the first annual Fall Fest on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This free festival is open to all, rain or shine. 

Experience two days full of fall fun along the banks of the Delaware River. The Station’s Fall Fest community celebration will offer games, family activities, delicious food, a beer garden, and live music. more

Penn Medicine and Princeton House Behavioral Health invite the public to An Evening with Matthew Perry at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, located at 102 Carnegie Center Drive in Princeton on Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. Admission is $45 per person, which includes a copy of Perry’s book, light desserts, coffee, and tea. Click here to register: https://bit.ly/3VdOXEj.

Join Friends star Matthew Perry and a special guest for a rare in-person conversation about his new memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.  more

Do you feel you’re lacking a little biodiversity in your own backyard? Have you recently lost an ash tree or would simply like to see more birds, butterflies, and flowers? Well, consider the Sourland Conservancy’s new Biodiversity Tree Kit.

Each kit contains one back tree, two Carolina rose bushes, deer protection, and a new perennial bed design. This design was created by Pensive Weeds, a full service floral and landscape company located in Pennington. Conservancy members will also receive three little bluestem plants. These plants are ideal for replacing mowed lawn in a sunny, well-drained spot.  more

Tyler Park Center for the Arts, located at 10 Stable Mill Trail in Richboro, Pa., will host the Crafts in the Meadow Juried Invitational Fine Art and Crafts Show on October 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is $10 (free for members and children under age 12). Pets are not allowed. This event will take place rain or shine.  more

On Saturday, November 19 from 2 to 3 p.m., Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve presents a special event with French native and master falconer Gregory Wojtera. The program will introduce the audience to the history and significance of falconry as it relates to both the past and present. It will also touch on the biology and natural history of our native raptor species and their longstanding cohabitation and means of communication with humans.  more

On Wednesday, October 19 at 12 p.m., Morven Museum presents an entirely virtual experience on the subject of “The Mysterious World of the Garden Grotto.” General admission is $5 and free for Morven Museum and Garden members. The Zoom webinar link will be shared via email prior to the event date. A recording will be sent to those registered following the program. Purchase tickets in advance at https://bit.ly/3e0Uaytmore

Join the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) on Wednesday, October 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for “Art of People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos.” From collecting art to tasting wine, the ART OF series aims to introduce attendees to the endless creativity and innovation in the community. Created by locals, for locals, these all-inclusive experiences require no supplies or commitment. Just bring your friends and the ACP will do the rest. more

The Mercer Museum’s annual fall fundraiser, Cocktails at the Castle, returns to Doylestown, Pa., on Saturday, October 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. for a night of culinary delights and cocktails, all in support of the Mercer Museum’s education programs, exhibitions, and community initiatives. 

Guests will enjoy a lively evening on the grounds of Mercer Museum with delicious food options from Bucks County culinary purveyors, along with craft cocktail creations and exceptional entertainment. more

Broadhurst is the 47th Bucks County Designer House & Gardens presented by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA). Proceeds from the Designer House benefit Doylestown Hospital and the mission of the VIA.

Guests will be able to tour more than 20 design areas throughout the house and gardens, and shop designer decor throughout the property and at the three boutiques.  more

Bloomingdale’s celebrates 150 years of fashion, firsts, and fun by looking back at some of the major milestones the company has achieved since debuting in 1872. The celebratory events in Manhattan include designer pop-ups at 59th Street, fashion exclusives, and discounts. The well-known 50th Street windows on Lexington Avenue will also come to life in innovative new ways with augmented reality and live performances.  more

Arts Ed NJ has been approved for a $500,000 multi-year grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The grant was awarded to support its mission as a unifying organization and central resource for arts education information, policy, and advocacy in New Jersey. 

“We are so proud to have continued support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,” said Arts Ed NJ Executive Director Wendy Liscow. “This grant is a testimony to years of hard work from all our partners across New Jersey who have fought to make New Jersey a leader in arts education.” more

Join author Clifford Zink on Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m. for a walking tour outside Princeton University’s storied and majestic eating clubs. Learn about the architecture, origins, and development of the 16 Classical and Gothic-style clubhouses, which date from 1895 to 1928. There will be an opportunity to visit inside one of the eating clubs; masks will be required during this portion of the tour. Copies of Zink’s 2017 book, The Princeton Eating Clubs, will be available for sale at a discounted price at the tour.  more

Standing on the plot of land once owned by Joseph Bonaparte — former King of Naples and Spain and brother of Napoleon – garden steward Lara Periard shares her enthusiasm for developing the Point Breeze Historic Garden.

“This project is unique for several reasons,” Periard says. “Unlike a standard vegetable garden or farm, its purpose is to represent the history of the land, as well as to grow food for donation to the community. We are growing historic crops, primarily what would’ve been grown by Bonaparte’s gardener at the time.” more

On Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater presents Somebody’s Daughter, a one-woman show based on Zara Phillip’s book of the same title. The performance features live music accompaniment by folk-rock legend Richard Thompson. 

The play tells the story of Zara Phillips, adopted as a baby in the 1960s, becoming a backing vocalist to well-known bands in the 1980s, and getting sober at 22. The play is performed with no-holds-barred honesty about having an unconventional upbringing, adoption, life on the road with musical artists, and learning to navigate her own experience as a mother and sober woman.  more

Join The Watershed Institute for the 47th Annual Watershed FEST on October 1 at 6:30 p.m. FEST is the largest fundraising event of the year and supports The Watershed Institute’s mission of keeping water clean, safe, and healthy. Last year’s FEST was an evening to remember,  and the organization is hoping to beat last year’s amount of $140,000 raised. All funds support The Watershed Institute’s conservation, advocacy, education, and scientific research efforts.  more

Open to the Stuart School community and the public, Toddler Time at Stuart (ToTS) is a free program that will have newborns and toddlers smiling and clamoring for more. 

Your tots will enjoy a 45-minute session centered around different themes depending on the month. So, invite your friends, neighbors, family, and anyone else who may have a newborn or toddler in need of a little interactive fun! more

Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) presents its annual Oktoberfest fundraiser on October 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue in Princeton, rain or shine. Attendance is $50 per person and tickets can be bought online here: https://bit.ly/3BzXD03.

The 2022 Oktoberfest promises to be better than ever. Enjoy local craft beer, hard cider, Jammin’ Crepes sweet and savory crepes, and live music. The covered terrace of Mountain Lakes House will be available for socializing outdoors. more

Did you know that Happy Day Farms in Manalapan is one of the top-tier corn mazes in all the United States? Located at 106 Iron Ore Road, Happy Day Farms has been recognized for numerous past designs including Rutgers University’s 250th Anniversary, four New Jersey celebrities, superheroes, New Jersey athletes, and more. Last year’s Super Mario theme was a big attraction for kids and young families. This year’s corn maze theme is “10 Years of Happiness” to honor the farm’s 10th anniversary.  more

On Saturday, September 24, join Monmouth Museum staff and New Jersey DEP’s lead environmental educator, Marc Rogoff, on a fossil frolic through Big Brook, one of the premier late Cretaceous fossil localities in the eastern United States. The Cretaceous period was a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and New Jersey was submerged beneath a shallow inland sea. more

On Sunday, September 11 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., join Morven Museum for a special event entitled, “9/11 Day of Remembrance: The History of the American Flag.” This only in-person patriotic presentation is a way to honor and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on this date 21 years ago. Admission is free and all are welcome. more

Sharim v’Sharot is actively looking for singers to join Mercer County’s premier Jewish choir. Auditions are being held now through the end of September for the 2022-23 concert season. To schedule an audition, email sharimvsharot@gmail.com. All auditions and rehearsals take place in Mercer County. Those with an instrumental talent are also welcome to audition. The choir is led by conductor Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman. Performers should prepare two songs for their audition to be sung without accompaniment. more

The annual Hightstown Harvest Festival returns on October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hightstown Memorial Park, North Main Street in downtown Hightstown.

Free to attend, the festival features food trucks, live music, autumn attractions, and more. Held rain or shine, this is the festival’s 17th celebration. The business district will also be decorated to fit the fall season and to encourage visitors to shop local and support small businesses. Crafters, great food, and children’s rides will make this a fun event for the whole family!

Learn the basics of self-defense in this multi-session, in-person, activity-based program presented by Penn Medicine Princeton Health and held at the Community Wellness Center at the Hamilton Area YMCA. For $40 person, women will be led through RAD Women, a nationally certified defense course that includes safety drills, muscle memory work, physical defense techniques, and sensory awareness techniques. This course is open to all, regardless of age or physical fitness levels. Dress in sneakers and comfortable clothing. more

When the temperature begins to drop in New Jersey after a long, hot summer, some people might think to reach for a glass of hard cider. What they may not know is that Burnt Mills Cider Company is serving up some of the best cider around and they are also proudly based in Bedminster. more

Astrid Bayiha in “Angela Davis une histoire des Etats-Unis.” (Photo by Jeremie Levy). 

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Department of French and Italian, and L’Avant-Scène will present the 11th edition of Seuls en Scène French Theater Festival, which will take place September 9 to 23 at venues across the University’s campus. Most performances will be in French, and several will include English subtitles. All are free and open to the public.  more