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NJ State Museum: The New Jersey State Museum (NJSM) features the return of dinosaurs to the Natural History Hall with its exhibit “Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey.” The exhibition, on long-term view, delves back in time to explore the progression of life, from the oldest fossils up through the Ice Age, and debuts NJ’s own Dryptosaurus, the world’s first nearly complete carnivorous dinosaur, reconstructed and displayed for the first time ever. “Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey” steps back 3.5billion years to explore the geology of New Jersey, the oldest NJ fossils, and the evolution of life here through 10fossil stories. In addition, visit the museum’s “Toy World,” exhibit, running to May 28, 2017, spotlighting the history of toy manufacturing in New Jersey. Toy World is on exhibit in the Riverside Gallery on the Museum’s second floor. Over 100 toys made in New Jersey, between 1880 and the late 1960s, during NJ’s golden era of manufacturing is on view. Museum hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9a.m. to 4:45p.m., closed on State holidays. For more information visit www.statemuseum.nj.gov.
The Trenton City Museum
at Ellarslie: The Trenton City Museum hosts “Furniture as Art,” four exhibits-in-one that highlight the items that bring comfort and beauty to our lives furniture, at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum. How many of us take our daily surroundings for granted? This exhibit helps us to see the everyday with fresh eyes. On the museum’s second floor discover furniture from the Permanent Collection featuring furniture from the collection of the Trenton Museum Society of antique furniture made in and associated with Trenton. Many of these reminders of Trenton’s past manufacturing heyday have never before been seen by the public. The first floor galleries feature Please be Seated displaying the work of contemporary area furniture designers and the diversity of styles and materials they use. In addition, On These Walls, a display of contemporary painting, highlighting interiors and the the role furniture plays in our lives and homes. This exhibit D&R Greenway Land Trust presents “Nature’s Healing Gifts” at the Johnson Education Center, 1Preservation Place, Princeton, through April 7. This exhibition includes “Mystery and Magic — New Jersey’s Pinelands.” Shown is Alert Horner’s Mullica Bend Basin (above) and Artist Dallas Piotrowski’s “Enlightenment.”
prods viewers into taking another look at the environment of the painting. Furniture as Art closes on March 12, 2017. For more information, visit www.ellarslie.org or call (609) 989-3632. The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie is located in the middle of the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Cadwalader Park, with an entrance on Parkside Avenue. Free admission. Free parking. Morven Museum and Garden: “Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey” is on exhibit at Morven Museum & Garden. Like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan before him, Bruce Springsteen is a pillar of American music. Traveling from the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, this exhibition features 40 photographs of the rock legend and video interviews with five of the six noted photographers: Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Barry Schneier, Pamela Springsteen, and Frank Stefanko. Together they revisit Springsteen’s career as a frontman and songwriter, capturing his charisma and off-stage vulnerability. The exhibition is on view through May 21, 2017. Hours: Wed. to Sun. 10a.m. to 4p.m. Morven Museum & Garden, 55Stockton Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. For more information, call (609) 924-8144or visit www.morven.org. Princeton University Art Museum: “Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection,” runs to Sunday, July 2, 2017. Revealing Pictures features more than 30photographs from the collection of Christopher E. Olofson, Class of 1992. Works on view by Edmund Clark, Daniel
and Geo Fuchs, Pieter Hugo, Liu Zheng, Zanele Muholi, Robert Polidori, and others serve as striking examples of photography’s ability to explore issues of identity, place, and nationhood. “Willem de Kooning: Drawn and Painted” now on exhibit through March 19, 2017. Dutch born American artist Willem de Kooning’s exhibit shows the intimate relationship between the drawn and the painted. The museum is on the Princeton University campus. Enter the campus on foot from Nassau Street, University Place, or Washington Street and look for the museum’s banners to lead to the front entrance. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10a.m. to 5p.m.; Thursday, 10a.m. to 10p.m.; and Sunday, from 1to 5p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Call (609) 258-3788or visit www.artmuseum.princeton.educ Grounds For Sculpture: Grounds For Sculpture presents “Ned Smyth: Moments of Matter” through April 2, 2017. Featured in this exhibition are eight large sculptural works which draw inspiration from the huge cache of stones that he has collected for more than 35years. These sculptures, and several smaller stone installations, are accompanied by more than half a dozen large format black and white photographs that further explore Smyth’s powerful obsession with definition, texture, and scale. Grounds For Sculpture is located at 80Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619. Hours are Tuesday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information and admission visit www.
groundsforsculpture.org. or call (609) 586-0616.
MUSEUM & ART EXHIBITS
Artworks Trenton: “My Eyes Are Down Here,” by Juliet Martin in the Main Gallery through Saturday, February 18. In the Community Gallery, “The Shortest Distance between Two Points” by Katelyn Liepins through Saturday, February 18. Artworks is located at 19Everett Alley, at Stockton Street in Trenton, For more information, visit www. artworkstrenton.org, College of New Jersey Art Gallery: The College of New Jersey Art Gallery presents “Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar,” a multisensory installation based on the artist’s extensive research into co-evolutionary communication between flowering plants and their pollinators. The exhibition is on view until April 9, 2017. The gallery is located in the Art & Interactive Multimedia Building (AIMM), 2000Pennington Road, Ewing. Gallery hours are noon to 7p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; and 1 to 3p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit tcnjartgallery.tcnj.edu Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) Lakefront Gallery: RWJ Hamilton joins the Princeton Photography Club in presenting “A Grounds For Sculpture History: The Land in Pictures and Words,” on display through April at RWJ Hamilton’s Lakefront Gallery. The exhibition showcases the dramatic evolution of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds into Grounds For Sculpture beginning in 1984when the Atlantic Foundation purchased 12overgrown and neglected acres of the old Fairgrounds property adjacent to the Seward Johnson Atelier. The exhibit showcases 85images created by Princeton Photography Club members, newspaper articles from the Hamilton Historical Society, and photographs from the Grounds For Sculpture archival collection. Free admission. The Lakefront Gallery space is ADA-accessible and is located on the first floor of the hospital along the mezzanine above the Roma Bank Cafe. For more information, contact Sheila Geisler, curator Lakefront Gallery at (732) 422-3676or by email to email@example.com. Rider University Art Gallery: The Rider University Art Gallery will present an exhibition of works by Allen Fitzpatrick titled “Looking” through Sunday, February 26. Free admission. Allen Fitzpatrick is on the faculty at The Lawrenceville School, where he holds the Distinguished Teaching Chair. This exhibit will feature works that focus on the still life and landscape from direct observation. Next exhibit showing is Aubrey J. Kauffman, “Long Drives and Short Walks” opening Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, April 16. Kauffman’s opening reception is March 9, from 5to 7p.m. and her Gallery Talk is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, at 7p.m. Gallery is closed for Spring Break from March 16to March 23. The Rider University Art Gallery is located in the Bart Luedeke Center on Rider University’s campus, 2038 Lawrenceville Road, in Lawrenceville, N.J. It is open Tuesday through Thursday, from 11a.m. to 7p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 4p.m. To learn more, visit ww.rider.edu/ arts. Arts Council of Princeton: The Arts Council of Princeton presents “Philip Pearlstein: A Legacy of Influence,” a group exhibition featuring legendary figure painter Pearlstein and those he has influenced through his career as an artist and educator. Visitors can expect original works from artists Philip Pearlstein, Janet Fish, Stephen Lorber, Charles David Viera, Altoon Sultan, Tony Phillips, George Nick, Lorraine Shemesh, and Thomas Corey. “A Legacy of Influence” will be on view in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery to March 25, 2017. Gallery Talk with Philip Pearlstein on Saturday, February 18, at 2p.m. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777. Hopewell Valley Inn and Bistro: The Hopewell Valley Bistro and Inn located in Hopewell will premiere the exhibition “Through My Eyes: The Watercolors of Robert Sakson” through Friday, March 3, 2017. This is the second installation in a series of artist presentations at the Inn. All artwork is for sale. The Inn is located at 15East Broad Street, Hopewell. For more information about Sakson’s work can be found at www.saksonart.com and more information about the Hopewell Valley Bistro and Inn can be found at www.hopewellvalleybistro.com or by calling 609.466.9889. West Windsor Arts Council: Faculty Student Show running to February 24, 2017. The West Windsor Arts Center is located in the historic Princeton Junction Firehouse, 952 Alexander Road, For more information, visit www.westwindsorarts.org. Office and gallery hours: Tues-Fri, 10a.m.-6p.m. and Sat, 10a.m.-4 p.m. Call (609) 716-1931or write firstname.lastname@example.org. Erdman Art Gallery at Princeton Theological Seminary: The gallery is located on the seminary campus in the Erdman Center, Princeton. Exhibits are free. For more information, contact Continuing Education or call (609) 497-7990.
Highlands Art Gallery: Highlands Art Gallery, 41N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Visit the website at www.highlandsartgallery.com or call (908) 766-2720for more information on exhibits. The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ: The mission of the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ is to educate the general public about New Jersey’s unparalleled 220+ year contribution to the development of human flight and to encourage young people to consider a career in the aerospace industry. This is accomplished through the display of aircraft, engines, artifacts, models and other NJ aviationrelated exhibits (many interactive) ranging chronologically from the 18th Century to the present day. The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ is located at 400Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro, NJ. Hours: 10a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission: $8adults and $6seniors/children. Visit website at njahof.org; e-mail: email@example.com or call (201) 288-6344. Monmouth Museum: The Monmouth Museum presents two new exhibitions: The 38th Annual Juried Art Exhibition and the Member Miniatures Exhibition. Both exhibitions run through March 12, 2017. The 38th Annual Juried Art Exhibition is a brilliant representation of the creative talent and contemporary art trends across the nation. This year the museum is presenting an eclectic mix of international artworks in their Main Gallery ranging in media from painting and sculpture to photography and printmaking. Seventytwo pieces have been selected for this exhibition. The Member Miniatures: big art in small packages exhibition is being presented for the third year. In appreciation of their artist members, the museum will be highlighting their small works (that is no larger than 12inches’ square framed) in a juried exhibition that will be displayed in the Nilson Gallery, and the Hallway Gallery. The small works are in a variety of media. The Monmouth Museum is located on the Brookdale Community College campus, 765Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738(parking lot 1 of the college). For more information about the Monmouth Museum exhibits and programs visit www. monmouthmuseum.org or call (732) 747-2266. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle: The Mercer Museum will present “Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection,” an extraordinary exhibition featuring more than 200Shaker objects collected over 40years by Faith and Edward Deming Andrews. The comprehensive collection represents the most significant body of Shaker materials ever assembled. The Mercer Museum is the last venue for Gather up the Fragments, which wraps up a 10-city national tour. The exhibition will be on view in the Mercer’s Martin & Warwick Galleries through April 23, 2017. The Andrews were among the first to recognize the unique contributions of the Shakers, an almost extinct Christian sect known for their ecstatic worship, to American culture. Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection is included with museum admission. Mercer Museum admission is $15for adults, $13for seniors (65+) and $8for youth ages 6-17. The museum is at 84S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA. For more information, call (215) 345-0210, or visit www.mercermuseum.org. A Stage In Time Gallery: New works of Ramón Robledo along with earlier works on exhibit at the gallery. Hours: Monday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. A Stage In Time Gallery is at 9Lambert Lane, Lambertville, NJ. Call (609) 397-3690or www.ramonrobledoart.com The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University: “Innovation and Abstraction,” on view at the Zimmerli to May 31, 2017, examines the formal innovations and burgeoning feminist consciousness of eight artists who worked in the studio’s New York location: Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson, and Anne Ryan. The Zimmerli Art Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10a.m. to 4:30p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5p.m., and select first Tuesdays of the month, 10a.m. to 9p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays, as well as the month of August. The museum is at 71 Hamilton Street (at George Street) on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The Zimmerli is a short walk from the NJ Transit train station in New Brunswick. For more information, visit the museum’s website www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu or call (848) 932-7237. The Meredith Havens Fire Museum: The museum was founded in 1959by non-retired Fire Captain Edward Gore and Meredith Havens. It houses one of the largest collection of fire helmets on the East Coast and now proudly displays, courtesy of the NJ Department of Parks & Forestry, a Philadelphiastyle, double-decker hand pumper originally purchased in 1850for the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company of Trenton. The museum is attached to a working fire station. Groups of 10or more, call (609) 989-4038to schedule a visit. The museum is at 244Perry Street, Trenton. Park in the rear parking lot on Allen Street to reach the museum’s entrance. Gourgaud Gallery: “Art from The Trenton Community A-Team” at the Gourgaud Gallery, Cranbury Town Hall (Old School Building), 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ through Friday, February 24. The artists return to the Gourgaud Gallery with many new exciting paintings that they have created. The Trenton Community A-TEAM supports, develops, and promotes self-taught, local artists because art can be transformative by reframing the artist’s connectedness to self and others and by enhancing community pride. For more information on the Trenton Community A Team, go to their website trentoncommunityateam.org. Gallery hours are weekdays: Monday to Friday, from 9a.m. to 4p.m.; and Sundays, from 1-3p.m. The artwork is for sale with 20% of each sale going to support the Cranbury Arts Council and its programs. Cash or a check made out to the Cranbury Arts Council is accepted as payment. For more information visit www.cranburyartscouncil.org. Roebling Museum: The New York World’s Fair of 1939was an international celebration of technology, design, consumerism and fun. Its theme, “Building the World of Tomorrow,” gave the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company a perfect opportunity to showcase its work building steel wire cables for the world’s longest suspension bridges. “Roebling Goes To The Fair,” displays artwork commissioned by the Roebling company for its exhibit at the New York fair. The exhibit will remain on show until the middle of May. Unusual circular paintings depict the Brooklyn Bridge (1883) and the George Washington Bridge (1931). A series of panels shows scenes of workers in the Roebling wire mills, including men drawing wire, testing wire strength and spinning wire rope on vertical stranding machines in the company’s Trenton rope works. The museum is located at 100Second Ave.in Roebling. For more information, call (609) 499-7200or visit www.roeblingmuseum.org Sidetracks Art Gallery, New Hope: New Hope Sidetracks Art Gallery in its latest incarnation remains adjacent to the New Hope Arts Center, 10Stockton Ave., where Bridge Street meets the New Hope Ivyland Railroad. For more gallery information visit (215) 862-4586; firstname.lastname@example.org or Sidetracks Art on Facebook African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ: “Black Cowboys & Buffalo Soldiers,” at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey in Atlantic City tells the story of the black cowboys and soldiers who have been absent from most historic accounts of the West. It focuses on the vital role that these African Americans played in America’s westward expansion and the success of the cattle industry. The exhibit will be on display to April 30, 2017. The reception for the exhibit takes place on Friday, February 10, from 5to 8p.m., in the Museum at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., in Atlantic City, NJ. Kimball Baker, exhibit curator, and Commander Peter B. Walker of the 24th Infantry Regimental Combat Team and member of the Buffalo Soldiers, will participate in a panel discussion regarding the exhibit during the Second Friday reception. The museum is in the Noyes Arts Garage at Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., in Atlantic City. Museum hours are Wednesday to Saturday, from 11a.m. to 6p.m. and Sunday, from 11a.m. to 5p.m. For more information visit AAHMSNJ.org. or call (609) 350-6662. The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Inc. is a non-profit organization with facilities in Atlantic City and Newtonville, New Jersey. Free admission, but donations encouraged.
MUSEUM & ART EXHIBITS
Rodin Museum: Discover what passion looks like in the hands of a master sculptor. This year is the 100th anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death. To mark the occasion, the Rodin Museum is taking part in worldwide celebrations of the artist’s work and legacy with special exhibitions and programs. A new installation entitled “The Kiss” explores the artist’s intimate and powerful depictions of romantic love. The Rodin Museum presents a new installation centered on the theme of passionate embrace. Bringing together marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas made by Rodin over a 30-year period, this reinstallation includes works such as The Minotaur, I am Beautiful, Eternal Springtime, and Youth Triumphant. It demonstrates the variety of approaches, meanings, and allusions that Rodin brought to his intimate figure groupings in order to evoke emotional intensity. In particular, the Rodin Museum’s copy of The Kiss, a marble commissioned by Jules Mastbaum in 1926for the museum, is considered for its unique history and as an example of Rodin’s continuing appeal. In addition, other important Rodin sculptures, such as The Thinker and Monument to Balzac, are being reinstalled in the library, octagonal galleries, and vestibules. The Rodin Museum is located at 2151Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA 19130. Open: Wednesday–Monday, 10 a.m.– 5p.m. Closed: Tuesday. Philadelphia Museum of Art: “Threads of Tradition” running through February 20, 2017shows the beauty of traditional African textiles. Threads of Tradition focuses on the time-honored techniques used to create patterns in Central and West African textiles. Among the examples on view are complex strip-woven kente cloths made by the Asante and Ewe of Ghana, an impressive resist-dyed display textile (or ndop) from Cameroon, and raffia skirts that the Kuba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo create using piecing, appliqué, and embroidery. The museum is at 2600Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Call (215) 763-8100or visit www.philamuseum.org. Hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 10a.m.– 5p.m.; Wednesday and Friday: Main building open until 8:45 p.m.; and closed Monday except for some holidays. Alfa Art Gallery: Alfa Art Gallery will host the seasonal New Brunswick Art Salon: Photography Exhibition featuring the Raritan Photographic Society (RPS). The exhibit runs to March 14. The Raritan Photographic Society is New Jersey’s oldest photography club, founded in 1929. Alfa Art Gallery is a non-profit organization determined to support emerging and well established artists and to give their work exposure and critical following within the art community. Alfa Art Gallery is located at 108 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11a.m. to 6p.m. For information visit www. alfaart.org Stuart Country Day School: Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart announces the spring exhibition in the school’s Considine Gallery will feature works from the Princeton Photography Club. Over 25photographers are represented in the innovative exhibition, “Cell Phone Images Only,” which runs March 3to April 13, 2017, and is made up entirely of images taken on cell phones. Opening reception is Sunday, March 5, 2017, from 2to 4 p.m. Gallery Talk with the Artists on Tuesday, March 7, from 1to 2p.m. The gallery is open from 8a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, when school is in session. The Princeton Doll and Toy Museum: The museum displays the evolution of dolls and toys from the 1600s to the present and shows miniature rooms, Bliss doll houses and doll accessories. It also features a research library of over 400volumes on dolls, toys and antiques which is available to the public without any charge. The museum is located at 57Hamilton Ave., Hopewell. Hours are 10a.m. to 5p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday. Admission: $5adults and $3for children (must be accompanied by
Civil War and Native American Museum: The museum, located at 2202Kuser Road, Hamilton, is open the second and third full weekend of each month, from 1to 4p.m. Displays include the Swamp Angel, a retrieved cannon from the Civil War, primitive medical devices used during the 1860period and artifacts from NJ troops, many dug from the Camp Olden Civil War training grounds. In the Native American museum section are items found in and around Hamilton Township. School trips and groups by appointment. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information, www.campolden.org. The Cranbury Museum: The museum is located at 4Park Place East, Cranbury. Open Sundays, from 1-4p.m. For more information about exhibits, call (609) 655-2611. Millstone River Gallery: “Artistic Symphony” selections from Princeton Photography Club’s book, “Year In Review, 2014and 2015” running through April 21, 2017. Millstone River Gallery at Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center, 100 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ. The exhibit is sponsored by the Princeton Photography Club. To purchase an image on display, email email@example.com or call (732) 422-3676. For directions to Merwick, call (609) 759-6000. Artists’ Gallery: What has become a visitor’s favorite, “Lyrical” is back again at Artists’ Gallery, located at 18Bridge Street. Exhibit runs to March 5, 2017. The appeal of presenting visual art along with the artist’s chosen song lyric or poem, is that it gives another layer of insight into their underlying thoughts and psyche. This presents the viewer with a window into the journey of expression and creation in the artwork presented. Among the various watercolor, oil, acrylic, digital and photographic art on display, will be works by Joseph Zogorski, one of two fine art photographers represented at the gallery. Artists’ Gallery is located at 18Bridge Street in the heart of historic Lambertville, NJ and open Thursday through Sunday, from 11a.m. to 6p.m., or by appointment. More information about the gallery can be found at: www.lambertvillearts.com. Abstract Expressions Contemporary Art Gallery: Abstract Expressions Contemporary Art Gallery is located, at 70 High Street, in Mount Holly, NJ. Gallery hours are Friday, from 1 to 9 p.m .; Saturday, from no onto 9 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call the Gallery at (609) 267-7513; by email at ABstractEXpressionsGallery@comcast.net; visit the Gallery’s website at www. ABstractEXpressionsGallery.com; or follow the Gallery on Facebook. D&R Greenway Land Trust’s
Johnson Education Center: D&R Greenway Land Trust presents “Nature’s Healing Gifts” at the Johnson Education Center, 1Preservation Place, Princeton, through April 7. Opening reception is Friday, March 3, 5-7 pm, light refreshments. RSVP (609) 924-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This exhibition includes “Mystery and Magic — New Jersey’s Pinelands” featuring a decade of photographs by Albert Horner. Artists Priscilla Snow Algava, William Dix, Karen McLean, Dallas Piotrowski, Michelle Post and Ray Yeager highlight gifts from nature that have healed for centuries and continue to sustain us. Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 609-9244646; www.drgreenway.org. Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5p.m., and special evening viewing Thursday, January 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (609) 9244646; www.drgreenway.org. The Abud Family Foundation For the Arts: The Abud Family Foundation For the Arts presents Sandy Polsky and her exhibit opening on Thursday, March 9through April 28. Meet the Artist/Opening reception on Thursday, March 9, from 5to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday, from 1to 4p.m. (by private appointment only). The Foundation is located at 3100Princeton Pike, Building 4, third floor in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit www. abudartfoundation.org or call (609) 844-0448. Gallery 14Fine Art Photography: A Members Exhibit: Works by Gallery 14members on exhibithrough March 12, 2017. Participating artists are: Martha Weintraub, Charles Miller, John Clarke, Rhoda Kass-of-Isaac, Martin Schwartz, Larry Parsons, Alice Grebanier and Charlie Gross. Gallery 14is located at 14Mercer St. Hopewell. For more information, call (609) 333-8511or visit www. photo gallery 14 .com Anne Reid ‘72Art Gallery at Princeton Day School: The Anne Reid ‘72Art Gallery at Princeton Day School presents an exhibit titled “Identity,” on view to March 8. Entirely composed of work created by Princeton Day School students in all three divisions, the exhibit centers around individual identities and the diversity of the PDS community. The artists reception will take place on Thursday, February 16, from 12:30 – 1:30p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Submissions include a wide array of mediums, including painting, ceramics, and photography, as well as short pieces of writing. “Identity” is open to the public, from 9a.m. to 5p.m., Monday through Friday when the school is in session, and by appointment on weekends. For more information about the Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery, call Jody Erdman, Art Gallery Director, at (609) 924-6700 x 1772or visit www.pds.org.
Plainsboro Public Library Gallery: The Plainsboro Library Gallery features the reproductions of traditional Chinese paintings by artist Zuimeng Cao. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2017. The library is located at 9Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, NJ. Hours are 10a.m. to 8:30p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 10a.m. to 5p.m. Friday to Sunday. For more information, call (609) 275-2897. James A. Michener Art Museum: In the spring of 2017, the James A. Michener Art Museum will present “Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form.” The groundbreaking exhibition will feature never-before-seen photographs by Charles Sheeler, one of America’s most celebrated modernists. Inspired by Sheeler’s portrait and fashion work for Condé Nast from 1926to 1931, the multimedia show will feature a variety of paintings and other photographs created by Sheeler; textiles designed by Sheeler; and 1920s fashion from various designers. The exhibition will be on view from March 18to July 9, 2017. Visit the exhibition website at CharlesSheeler.org. Advance tickets and group tours for Charles Sheeler: Photography, Fashion, and Sculptural Form are available at MichenerArtMuseum.org or by calling (215) 340-9800. The Michener Art Museum is located at 138South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10a.m. to 4:30p.m.; Saturday, from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and Sunday, from noon to 5p.m. For more information, visit MichenerArtMuseum.org or call (215) 340-9800. Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum: The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum opened a new 2,000square foot exhibition on “The American Presidency.” The American Presidency Exhibit will remain on display during regular Museum hours of Tuesday-Saturday, 10a.m. to 4p.m. and Sundays, noon to 4p.m. The Museum is located at 432W. Walnut Street in Allentown. Parking is available in the rear of the Museum, on the street, and in nearby lots. Visit www.lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org Stover Mill Gallery: The Tinicum Civic Association’s Stover Mill Gallery is located on the Delaware River at 852River Road (Route 32), Erwinna, PA, two miles south of the Frenchtown Bridge and 15miles north of New Hope. For more information, call (60) 294-9420. Children’s Museum of Manhattan: Back by popular demand, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s “Hello from Japan!” exhibit returns to the Children’s Museum (212West 83rd Street) through May 14, 2017. The interactive traveling exhibit
transports families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. Located in the museum’s Lower Level Gallery, the 1,500-square-foot exhibit invites families to explore an immersive, child-sized Tokyo streetscape and Shinto park. Visitors learn how time-honored Japanese traditions co-exist with the contemporary culture of kawaii-inspired graphics and products, characterized by round figures, vibrant colors and a whimsical, cute aesthetic. For more information about the exhibit, please visit www.cmom.org
BALLET, DANCE, MUSIC & OPERA
Irish Music: Seasons come and seasons go, but one thing remains constant: The Chieftains are the true embodiment of Irish music, dance, and the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day. Led by Paddy Moloney, the master of the pipes and tin whistle, their nucleus includes Sean Keane (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), and Kevin Conneff (bodhran drum). Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains will perform at 8p.m. on Saturday, March 3in the Matthews Theatre. Tickets range from $30to $68and can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or at the McCarter Ticket Office at 91 University Place in Princeton. Princeton Folk Music Society: The Princeton Folk Music Society presents The Jamcrackers, an Adirondack folk music trio named for
river drivers who broke up log jams, on Friday, February 17, at Christ Congregation Church, 50Walnut Lane, Princeton. Accompanied on hammered dulcimer and guitar, they perform a diverse blend of folk and blues, ballads, gospel and dance tunes. Admission at the door: $20 ($15members, $10students and $5 children). Doors open at 7:30p.m. Show starts at 8:15p.m. Ample free parking. For more information: (609) 799-0944, email@example.com, www.princetonfolk.org. Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum: Voices of the Underground Railroad” will be the subject of a lecture and live music program at 1p.m. on Saturday, February 18, at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown, PA. The program will include traditional African American spirituals that expressed the hardships of slavery, offering inspiration for the journey to freedom. Participants will also hear first-hand accounts of courageous escaping slaves. The program is being held in conjunction with African American History Month. This celebration, which originated in 1925, pays tribute to the many achievements of African Americans. Admission is free to members, $8for adult nonmembers, and $3for non-member children. The Museum is located at 432W. Walnut Street in Allentown, PA. Parking is available in the rear of the Museum, on the street, and in nearby lots. For more information, contact Joseph Garrera, executive director, at (610) 435-1074. Visit www.lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org or visit us on Facebook. McCarter Theatre Center: Exuberant, indefatigable, and virtuosic, the 30dancers, singers, and drummers of Balé Folclórico da Bahia, Brazil’s only professional folk dance company, explode with the Afro-Brazilian rhythms that are its special heritage. Their programs range from the martial arts-based capoeira to the samba, slave dances, and the show-stopping dances of carnivale, encompassing 11different choreographies highlighting the deep sources of Bahian culture. Note: this performance may contain nudity. Balé Folclórico da Bahia will perform at 8p.m. on Saturday, February 18 in the Matthews Theatre. Tickets range from $25- $58and can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or at the McCarter Ticket Office at 91 University Place in Princeton. New Jersey Performing Arts Center: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Peking Acrobats on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Prudential Hall. For 31years, the Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and show their prowess in trick-cycling, tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. ickets range from $29to $59. For more information or tickets visit NJPAC.org or call 888-466-5722. NJPAC is located at Prudential Hall, One Center Street in Newark. Jazz Concert: Piano Slam! 2017will kick off at Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall’s new season of entertainment with a series of jazz concerts that will begin at 7:30p.m. on Saturday, February 18and run through June 10with a total of six concerts. The series is produced in partnership with the Peabody award-winning Luce Group under the direction of James and Genevieve Luce. Tickets are $30and may be purchased at http://edsel.brownpapertickets.com. Series tickets also can be purchased at jameslucemusic.com. Latin Grammy Winner Edsel Gomez opens Piano Slam! 2017with a concert of Afro-Caribbean rhythms fused with Brazilian and Latin Jazz interpretations. Special guest pianist Iris Blanco Urgelles opens the program. The Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall is located near Exit 5 of NJ Turnpike, near the Burlington-Bristol Bridge, and three blocks from the River LINE light rail station. Lyceum Hall is located at 432 High St., Burlington City. For more details on the venue or for directions, visit www.TheLyceumHall.com, call (609) 239-0029, email LyceumHallinfo@gmail.com, or follow us on Twitter @Lyceum Arts. College of New Jersey: CNJ Wind Ensemble presents “On Violence & Peace” on Friday, February 24, at 8 p.m. at Kendall Main Stage Theatre, 2000Pennington Road, Ewing. The program for “On Violence & Peace” includes music written as statements on the horrific, violent events in the Civil Rights Era, Nazi Germany and the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble will also give the world premiere of “Last Breaths” for wind ensemble by Armando Bayolo; a composition written in response to the recent shootings of African-Americans by police officers. “On Violence & Peace” will be produced in conjunction with TCNJ’s Institute for Social Justice in the Arts and Humanities, which will bring high school students from the community together for a day of discussion and learning. For ticekt information, visit www.tcnjcenterforthearts.pages.tcnj.edu/ tcnj-box-office/ patron-information/ Mercer Oaks Clubhouse: Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Commission welcome Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band with Danielia Cotton on Friday, February 24, to the Mercer Oaks Clubhouse. Doors open at 6p.m. and the music will start at 7p.m. Danielia Cotton will start the evening off with her eclectic mix of soulful rock that will have people swaying along to the rhythm, followed by the dynamic and sultry voice of Kat Wright. With the harmonious unity of the bass, horns, drums, piano and guitar of the Indomitable Soul Band, the Mercer Oaks ballroom will be filled with a soulful, romantic vibe. Free admission. Food and beverages provided by Mercer Oaks available for purchase. For more information, visit www.mercercountyparks.org. For up-to-the-minute information on the scheduled performance, call (609) 443-8560. Westminster Conservatory: Westminster Conservatory will present its annual showcase
featuring Westminster Community ensembles and students on Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University. The performers will be the Westminster Community Orchestra and Princeton Charter School/Westminster Conservatory Youth Orchestra conducted by Ruth Ochs; Westminster Conservatory Children’s Choirs conducted by Patricia Thel and Yvonne Macdonald; and winners of the Westminster Conservatory Piano Competition: Sahil Malhotra, Cihan Sahin and Annie Wei. Each will perform a movement from a piano concerto with the Community Orchestra. Tickets for the concert are $15for adults and $10for students/seniors. Tickets can be purchased through the Princeton University Box Office at (609) 258-9220or online at www.princeton.edu/utickets. For more information, visit www. rider.edu/arts. McCarter Theatre Center: With masterful technique and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning styles and centuries, pianist Kirill Gerstein has proven to be one of today’s most intriguing and versatile musicians. Gerstein returns to McCarter for an evening of music on Monday, February 27, at 7:30p.m. in the Matthews Theatre. Tickets range from $25 to $42and can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office at 91University Place in Princeton. This presentation is a part of McCarter Theatre Center’s Music Series. Princeton Theological Society: The Alma Choir, the premier touring choir at Alma College, in Alma, Michigan, will perform a concert on Monday, February 27, at 7:30p.m. in Miller Chapel on Princeton Theological Seminary’s campus. It is free and open to the public. Conducted by Will Nichols, with Anthony J. Patterson, on piano, the concert will feature classic sacred songs, African American Spirituals, folk and love songs. Last year the choir won three prestigious awards at the Navan Choral Festival in Ireland. The concert is presented in memory of David A. Weadon, the late director of music and organist at Princeton Seminary, and is underwritten in part by the David A. Weadon Memorial Trust. For more information, call the Chapel Office at (609) 497-7890. Princeton
Theological Seminary is located at 64Mercer St., Princeton. To see the entire schedule of events visit www.ptsem.edu
Storytellers Cabaret- Kente Cloth of Stories & Songs: Everybody loves a good story, whether the story is told in music, in art, or in literature. Come to Ellarslie at the Trenton City Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton, on Friday, March 3, from 7to 9:30p.m. for an evening of stories and song with vocalist Tom Chiola and George Sinkler on piano performing American Jazz standards inspired by the rhythms of Africa. Interwoven with the musical performance are tales from Africa, told by members of the Garden State Storytellers League. Kente cloth is deeply intertwined with the history of the Ashanti nation which was located in what is today Ghana. The word “Kente” means basket in the Akan or Ashanti dialect referring to the way the different colors and patterns are woven into the cloth like the reeds in a basket. Kente cloth designs vary, with the different designs, colors, and patterns each having their own special meanings and stories. But Kente cloth also reflects the history of the Ashanti people, from the emergence of the various Ashanti kingdoms to the development of the slave trade up to and including contemporary life in Ghana. Reservations are required and tickets may be purchased via PayPal at http://ellarslie.org/ story tellers cabaret-march-3/ or in advance at Ellarslie. Tickets are $25and, if available, $30at the door. Seating is limited and this show is likely to sell out, so patrons are advised to purchase their tickets in advance. Princeton Pro Musica: The Princeton Pro Musica, led by Ryan James Brandau, will present “A Joyful Noise” featuring works with texts of praise psalms on March 18, at 8p.m. in the University Chapel, Princeton University, Princeton. Joining the Pro Musica will be the Percussion Ensemble from the College of New Jersey. The highlight of the program is “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein, featuring Timothy Keeler, countertenor. The concert also includes Benjamin Britten’s “Festival Te Deum”, “Nigra Sum” by Pablo Casals, and motets by Mendelssohn and Bruckner. The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Professor William Trigg, will accompany the chorus on “Triptych” by Tarik O’Regan. The Ensemble will also perform the “Interlude” from the opera “The Nose” by Dmitri Shostakovich. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7p.m. Tickets are priced at $60, $45, $25, $10 (under 21). There is a group discount of 20% for 10or more. Order tickets online at www.princetonpromusica.org. For more information on group sales, call (609) 683-5122.
BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES & DINNERS
The Bordentown Elks No. 2085 Lodge: Every third Sunday of the month through June 18, 2017, the Bordentown Elks hold a ‘Special Children’s Buffet Breakfast,’ from 8to 11:30a.m. Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for children.
Homestead at Hamilton: As Homestead at Hamilton moves forward toward completion, the senior living community has opened a sales center, and will be hosting two open houses. Homestead is being built by Pike Construction and Solvere Senior Living to help serve a growing demand for senior living in and around New Jersey’s Mercer County. The community will provide apartments for independent living, assisted living and memory care and is located in historic Hamilton Township on a 24-acre site at the corner of Kuser and Klockner Roads. More than $59.1million is being invested in the project, which is expected to create more than 430direct and indirect jobs for the area. Homestead is expected to be completed in the fall of this year. Open houses will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16and Wednesday, Feb. 22at 2452Kuser Road, Suite C in the Homestead Sales Center in Briarwood Shopping Center in Hamilton Township. The public is welcome to review floor plans, learn about outstanding amenities, services and programs designed for health and happiness. Space for the open houses is limited; please RSVP to 609-438-9900or visit www. HomesteadatHamilton.com/ Open House. Princeton Theological Seminary: Princeton Theological Seminary will celebrate Black History Month with commemorative events throughout February. All events are centered on this year’s theme, “Black Matters,” and are free and open to the public. On Friday, February 17, Chat ’n Chew: Black History at PTS Matters. A panel discussion about the role of black history at the Seminary at noon in the auditorium, Mackay Campus Center. Panelist: James Moorhead, Mary Mcintosh Bridge Professor of American Church History, Princeton Theological Seminary. Black Art Matters Weekend on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25. The Colored Museum and Opening of Art Gallery. A weekend celebrating the contributions of black people to the arts. Doors open on Friday, February 24at 6:30 p.m. for the play, “The Colored Museum” in Gambrell Room, Scheide Hall. Celebrating the Music of the Black Experience featuring vocalist Alexa Esperanza Byrd, with guitarist Ismail Abdus-Salaam, drummer Craig C. Hamilton, and bassist Manny Arocho at 2p.m., on Saturday, February 25, Auditorium, Mackay Campus Center. Closing Worship Service on Tuesday, February 28. “Act Like It Matters.” Preacher: The Rev. Theresa Thames, associate dean of religious life and of the chapel, Princeton University at 7p.m., Miller Chapel. The month-long celebration is planned and sponsored by the Seminary’s Association of Black Seminarians (ABS). Princeton Theological Seminary is located at 64Mercer St., Princeton. To see the entire schedule of events visit www.ptsem.edu Terhune Orchards: Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery will join other wineries across the state for the Garden State Wine Growers Association’s Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend. Terhune Orchards is keeping the love (and wine) flowing on the weekend following Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 18and Sunday, February 19, from noon to 5p.m. Terhune is collaborating with Carol’s Creative Chocolatez, a local artisan chocolate maker specializing in high quality single-origin chocolates to pair Carol’s chocolate with their wines. These special tasting weekends will include a tasting of five Terhune Orchards wines paired with a box of Carol’s chocolates and a souvenir glass for $15. Terhune Orchard’s bakery will be also creating an assortment of homemade chocolate treats for the weekend. Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton. Find Terhune Orchards online at terhuneorchards.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Call (609) 924-2310. Churchville Nature Center Programs: On Friday, February 17come out for a Star Party Campfire Program. Come explore the nighttime sky during our winter campfire program at 7:30 p.m. Weather permitting, we will view constellations, and other celestial wonders with both our naked eye and a telescope. Star finder charts will be available for use. A campfire and marshmallows will finish off the night. This program is dependent on good weather and clear skies. Admission is adults $5and children $3. Churchville Nature Center is located at 501Churchville Lane, Churchville Pa. 18966. Howell Living History Farm: Howell Living History Farm’s maple sugaring operations are in full swing on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. Visitors can join the work and fun by helping farmers in the sugar bush, sugarhouse and farmhouse kitchen. Free parking and admission. Sap gathering takes place at noon and 2p.m. Tree-tapping demonstrations are held at 11a.m., 1 p.m. and 3p.m. The sugarhouse is open from 11a.m. to 3:30p.m. and features a working evaporator and tours of a sap line collection system. Pancake eating begins at noon in the restored Henry Phillips farmhouse. Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and maintained by the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, in Hopewell Township. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call the farm office at (609) 7373299or visit www.howellfarm. org or www.mercercountyparks.org. Project Linus: The Mercer County, NJ Chapter of Project Linus will hold its annual blanket making day on February 18, from 2to 5p.m., at Sylvan Learning Hamilton, 3635Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton. Project Linus volunteers will be collecting (1.5 yards) of fleece material, yarn and quilting fabrics to make blankets, monetary donations or completed blankets. If you want to make a blanket at the event come at 3p.m. and bring your own materials and scissors. Tax donation forms will be available. Stations will be set up for volunteers to attach Project Linus labels to blankets. Project Linus is an organization made up of volunteers who provide love, security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new handmade blankets and afghans. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cindy Rosen at (609) 575-2001. Follow Project Linus on Facebook. D&R Canal History Walk: The Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch will hold a free interpretive walking tour of the D&R Canal feeder on Saturday, Feb. 18. The walk, with an emphasis on historic sites and natural history, will be between Bulls Island State Park and Prallsville Mills, a distance of three miles. The walk will be conducted by Canal Watch member Frank Allen, who will explain the many historic aspects of this section of the canal and the canal’s place in the nation’s transportation system during the canal era. A tour of Prallsville Mills is also planned. Meet 10 a.m. at Prallsville Mills, one-half mile north of Stockton on Route 29(33Risler St.). Carpools will be arranged to allow a one-way walk. For further information or weather-related updates e-mail Allen at email@example.com or call (570) 234-9945. Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday: Come celebrate George Washington’s 285th birthday on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 10a.m. to 2p.m., at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). Admission is just $1. During the day, buildings in the historic village will be open and various children’s activities will be offered. Children are encouraged to bring homemade birthday cards to present to General Washington. At 1p.m., visitors will gather in the park’s visitor center to sing Happy Birthday to George and enjoy cake that he will cut with his sword. Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at 1112 River Road in Washington Crossing, PA. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. To stay up-todate on what is happening in the park, visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org. Contra Dances: Princeton Country Dancers hold their weekly Wednesday contra dances from 8to 10:30p.m., at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Dr., Princeton (behind the former Borough Hall/police station, near intersection of Routes 27& 206). Instruction starts at 7:30p.m. The next dance is Wednesday, February 22. Caller is Bob Isaacs. Musicians are Big Trouble. Admission is $9. New dancers welcome. No partner needed. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes (no high-heels) to dance in. No fragrances please. For more information or dance status in inclement weather, call Larry at (908) 359-4837. For more information, visit www.princetoncountrydancers.org Business Networking: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer will be holding its Business Network-
ing Event on February 22, 2017, from 6to 7:30p.m., at the Spruce Street Community Center located on 1040 Spruce St. in Lawrence. Receive a guided tour of the new community center, live program demonstrations, information about child care and club programs for your company’s employees, details regarding volunteer opportunities and a chance to connect with other area professionals. Light refreshments will be served. Free admission. Pre-register by visiting the events page on the BGC website: www.bgcmercer.org/ events-page/join-us-for-bgc business-networking-event. Bring a guest or invite other colleagues. Film Festival: The renowned internationally touring Black Maria Film Festival will screen nine short works at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Art on Thursday, February 23, at 7:30p.m. Introduced by Festival Director Jane Steuerwald and coordinated by Professor of Visual Arts and filmmaker Su Friedrich, the screening will take place in the James M. Stewart ‘32Theater at 185Nassau Street in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more about this event, the Program in Visual Arts, and the more than 100other performances, exhibitions, readings, screenings and lecture presented each year at the Lewis Center visit arts.princeton. edu. Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University is located at 185Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. NJ Expo Flower and Garden Show: Subaru presents the 15th Annual Flower and Garden Show at the NJ Convention and Expo Center in Edison on February 23 and February 24; and February 25 and 26. This year’s theme is “Color Your World.” Enjoy garden displays, a garden marketplace, garden seminars and children’s activities. Show hours are Thursday, from 1to 8p.m.; Friday, from 10a.m. to 8p.m.; Saturday, from 10a.m. to 8p.m.; and Sunday, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Free parking. Tickets are $15online for adults and $20at the door; Seniors, age 65and older, $12online; $10 for Chidlren, ages 6to 17; and free for children, age 6and younger. For more information, visit njflowershow.com or call (732) 749-7499. The Expo Center is located at 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison. Princeton Theological Seminary: Princeton Theological Seminary’s Center for Theology, Women, and Gender (CTWG) will host a fireside chat, “Breaking the Stained-Glass Ceiling: Women Leaders in the 21st Century Church on Thursday, February 23, at 7p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Mackay Campus Center on the Seminary’s main campus. The event is free and open to the public. Registration required. Four prominent women pastors will discuss work-life balance; navigating church leadership in a historically male-dominated field; the changing landscape of the church due to the absence of millennials, gender identity, and other current trends; next steps for churches and ministries; and tips for young women who aspire to serve. A Q&A will follow the presentations. Visit http://tinyurl.com/gt4qz6k to register. For more information, contact Regina Langley at regina.langley@ ptsem.edu. #CTWGPTS. Princeton Theological Seminary is located at 64Mercer St., Princeton. Trenton Free Public Library: Free computer classes offered in the computer lab (second floor) on Saturday, March 25, Saturday, April 29and Saturday, May 6, 11a.m. to 12:30p.m. and on Thursdays, February 23, March 9and March 30, from 5:30to 7p.m. For more information, call (609) 392-7188. The library is at 120Academy St. Trenton. Poetry Night: Trenton Divine Poetry Night Out on February 25, from 7to 10p.m. at Conservatory Mansion, 540E. State St. Trenton. Dinner will be served. Tickets are $15and $20at the door. For more information or tickets, call (609) 858-2270or (609) 222-3048. Old Barracks Museum: For over 300years, African Americans have made incredible contributions to the United States Military. On Saturday, February 25and Sunday, February 26, from 10a.m. to 5 p.m., learn about the impact made on war efforts by black soldiers throughout American history at the Old Barracks Museum. African American historians, reenactors, and veterans will present artifacts, information, and insight highlighting the integral role African Americans had in our nation’s history. Tours of the Old Barracks Museum are included in the admission price, so you can also learn about the last remaining free-standing French and Indian War military barracks in North America. Special admission rates apply for this weekend: $4 for adults, $2for seniors/students and free for children, age 6and younger/active duty military. The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101Barrack Street, Trenton, right next to the State House. Parking is available in the small lot next to the museum, in the Capitol Complex, and in Trenton City Parking lots – the closest is located at 120East Front St. For more information, call (609) 396-1776or visit www. barracks.org. Bird Walk: The Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Churchville Nature Center are co-sponsoring an early morning bird walk on Saturday, February 25, from 8to 10a.m. Free program. Participants should bring along binoculars and a bird identification field guide if they have them. For more information or reservations call the center at (215) 357-4005or visit www.churchvillenaturecenter.org or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Churchville Nature Center is located at 501Churchville Lane, Churchville, PA 18966. Dollhouse & Miniature Show: The Hightstown Woman’s Club will sponsor its 38th Annual Dollhouse & Miniature Show & Sale at the First Presbyterian Church, 320 North Main Street, Hightstown on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 9:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. Admission is $7for adults and children under age 12is $3. Twenty-five dealers from various areas such as New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and of course New Jersey, will be on hand displaying their wares. A king/queen sized handcrafted Yellow Brick Road quilt valued at $750will be raffled by the Club this year for $3a ticket. Door prizes will be available. Lunch and homemade cakes and cookies will be sold to benefit the Woman’s Club civic improvement projects. Call (609) 448-8388for more information. Mardi Gras Dinner Dance: St. John the Evangelist Parish in Lambertville, NJ to host a Mardi Gras Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 25, at the Lambertville Station Ballroom. Limited tickets now on sale. Tickets are $125per person. The evening will include music by MondayJazz Blues Orchestra, a cocktail hour, and a three-course dinner. Black Tie optional, Cash bar. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.parishofsaintjohn.org or call the parish office at (609) 397-3350. William Trent House: Join The Trent House on Sunday, February 26, at 2p.m. in the Visitor Center to commemorate the birthday of Marian Anderson with a presentation of “The Lady from Philadelphia.” “The Lady from Philadelphia” is a musical narrative that tells the story of the extraordinary life and career of the legendary singer Marian Anderson. The program combines spoken narration, photographic slide projections, live singing and historic recordings of Marian Anderson’s own voice.Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia on February 27, 1897, to a family of humble means. A woman of simple dignity and serene charm, Marian Anderson raised her art to a level of such perfection that when she sang, her music became akin to a religious experience in its emotional impact. The musical narrative features Trenton’s own Deborah Ford. Deborah Ford is an award-winning soprano who has traveled the world performing in various venues. Preregistration suggested. Purchase tickets at: www.williamtrenthouse. org/deborahford. Admission is $15 non-members and $12members. Complimentary refreshments and tours of the Museum. The restored 1719William Trent House is located at 15Market St. in Trenton, adjacent to the Hughes Justice Complex. Ample free parking. For more information and driving directions, visit www.williamtrenthouse. org or call (609) 989-3027. Bucks County Genealogical Society: Bucks County Genealogical Society presents an interactive live videocast of Pat Richley, author of renowned Genealogy Blog as DearMYRTLE: “7HABITS of Highly Effective Genealogists,” on Saturday, March 4, from 10a.m. to noon, at the David Library of the American Revolution, 1201River Road, Washington Crossing, PA. Admission: $5members/$10nonMembers. Open to the public. Doors open 9:30a.m. for beginners corner, socializing and scanning. For more info: www.bucksgen.org CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Mercer & Burlington Counties is currently seeking new volunteers. CASA is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who speak up in Mercer County Family Court for the best interests of children that have been removed from their families due to abuse and/ or neglect and placed in the foster care system. Our volunteers strive to ensure the emotional, physical and educational well-being of these children. Next information sessions are Thursday, March 9at 10a.m. and Monday, March 13at 5:30 p.m.. Information sessions are one hour and are held at CASA offices located at: 1450Parkside Avenue, Suite 22, Ewing, NJ 08638. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jill Duffy by email at jduffy@ casamercer.org or phone (609) 434-0050. You can also visit www.casamercer.org. Philadelphia Flower Show: Holland: Flowering the World is the theme of this year’s annual Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center running March 11through March 19. For more information or for tickets, visit www.theflowershow.com Family Craft Afternoon: Robbinsville Recreation Division presents family craft afternoon on March 11 at the Rec/Senior Center on 1117 Route 130, Robbinsville, from 2to 4p.m. Price: $12per person, and children 3years old and younger participate for free. To celebrate spring, family and art month through various craft stations. Free water and snacks. For more information on all Township Recreation events, call (609) 259-3600ext. 120., or visit www.robbinsville.net/ recreation Free Movie Night: Free movie night on March 12featuring “Miracles from Heaven” at the Rec/Senior Center on 1117Route 130, Robbinsville. Doors open at 1:30p.m. and movie starts at 2p.m. Families are encouraged to bring their own snacks and comfortable seating, if preferred. For more information on all Township Recreation events, call (609) 259-3600ext. 120., or visit www.robbinsville.net/ recreation Toastmasters International Meeting: Want to become the confident speaker and leader you always wanted? Toastmasters International, with its friendly and supportive environment, allows you to acquire and practice speaking and leadership skills at your own pace. Mid-Day Toastmasters February meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017and Tuesday March 28, 2017, from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. at the Robbinsville Library, 42Allentown-Robbinsville Rd (Rt. 526), Robbinsville, NJ 08691. For directions and more information: http://4139.toastmastersclubs.org. Guests are always welcome, but RSVP is suggested. Call Joyce at (609) 585-0822. Mercer Green Fest: The Mercer Green Fest (formerly known as the Living Local Expo) will be held on Sunday, March 18, from 11a.m. to 4p.m., in the Rider University Student Recreation Center, which is located on the main campus, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville. The fair is free and open to the public, rain or shine. After 10years as the Living Local Expo, the annual event’s name has changed to Mercer Green Fest to indicate the day is fun for the whole family and has expanded to partner with nine communities throughout Mercer County. The event will feature sustainable local businesses, community groups, farmers market, electric care display, demonstrations and speakers throughout the day. For more information, visit www.mercergreenfest.org Book Sale: The Friends of the Hamilton Township Public Library present the annual huge book sale on Saturday, March 18, from 9a.m. to 4p.m. and on Monday, March 20, from 9a.m. to 7:30p.m. at the Hamilton Township Free Public Library, 1Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Way. Free admission. Open to the public. For more information, call (609) 581-4060. Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein’s Life: The Art of Sound LLC, in Lambertville, NJ, will co-host an evening with William Hammerstein, ESQ., grandson of world-renowned lyricist, humanitarian and political activist, Oscar Hammerstein II. This special event will include a meet and greet with William, a documentary screening of JoAnn Young’s, ever-popular documentary of “Out of My Dreams”, highlighting the life and works of Oscar Hammerstein II, as well as a talk-back after the featured film, additionally including the latest developments of the notable Hammerstein Center project in Doylestown, PA. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will also be served. This is an exclusive event, scheduled for Thursday, March 23, from 6:30to 9:30p.m. and is limited to only 35preregistered guests. Seats can be reserved by calling the Art of Sound’s showroom at (609) 483-5000. Robbinsville Father/Daughter Spring Gala Dance: Father/Daughter Spring gala dance on April 1, from 6to 8p.m., at the Rec/Senior Center, 1117Route 130, Robbinsville, Admission is $55per couple and $15for any additional daughters. Event features food, dancing, prizes, desserts and a professional photo. For more information on all Township Recreation events, call (609) 259-3600ext. 120., or visit www. robbinsville.net/ recreation Author Discussion: Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) will host New York Times best-selling author Andrea Wulf on Sunday, April 9at 2p.m. at the park’s visitor center. Wulf will discuss her book, “Founding Gardeners,” which tells the story of how gardening and farming shaped the thinking of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers. The book looks at the revolutionary generation from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen and farmers. Ticket options are: $15per person for admittance to the lecture only or $35per person for the lecture, entry into a wine and cheese reception with the author and a signed, soft-cover copy of Founding Gardeners. Tickets are limited and are for sale at WashingtonCrossingPark.org/ events. Spring Fling: Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church Nursery School and Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church, is hosting its annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. (rain date: Saturday, May 6). There will be raffles, food, bounce houses, games, crafts, pony rides, and so much more. Entrance fee is $5for children and free for adults. Proceeds will be used for the church’s nursery school scholarship fund. For more information, contack email@example.com. African American Breast Cancer Survivors Yoga: African American Breast Cancer Survivors Yoga weekly are back on Mondays, at VFW Post 7298, located at 293Green Lane, Ewing (near The College of NJ). Classes held Mondays weekly from 6:15to 7:15 p.m., except second Mondays from noon to 1p.m. Instructor is Chris Gabaly. Cost $7per class or $25for 5-class package. Wear comfortable clothes. Mats and chairs provide. Limited need-based scholarships available to attend free. For more information or to register call (609) 638-1662or email SandyKbcsYoga@gmail.com.
The Princeton Folk Music Society presents Peggy Lynn (left) Dan Berggren and Dan Duggan of The Jamcrackers, an Adirondack folk music trio on Friday, February 17, at Christ Congregation Church, 50Walnut Lane, Princeton.
The Chieftains will perform at 8p.m. on Saturday, March 3 in the Matthews Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center.