MUSEUM & ART EXHIBITS
The College of New Jersey’s Art Gallery: TCNJ’s Art Gallery will present, Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition, running January 28, 2015 to March 1, 2015, will include 50photographs by renowned photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon. The gallery opening for the exhibit is being presented in association with the 2014-15 Campus Theme of “Justice. Free admission. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Thursday: noon to 7p.m. and Sundays: 1to 3 p.m. Open to the public. Free admission. TCNJ Art Gallery is located in the AIMM Building on the campus at 2000Pennington Road in Ewing. For more information, about exhibitions and programs and for directions and parking, visit tcnj.edu/artgallery or call (609) 771-2065.
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie: Aqueous mediums like watercolor evoke a dreamy quality of quickly captured memories and impressions. The works in “SPLASH!” opening at the Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park are no exception. Twenty-five artists bring unique vision and technique to a variety of subject matter. Robert Sakson, watercolorist, teacher and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society served as juror. The exhibit runs through January 18, 2015. An artists’ talk will be held Sunday January 18, at 2p.m. in the galleries. Hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3p.m.; Sunday 1- 4p.m. Closed Mondays and municipal holidays. Call (609) 989-1191or visit www.ellarslie.org.
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie: Did you ever wonder how couples who live, work and play together influence each other artistically? Compare the creativity of twelve couples - it seems as if some of them have never met, others indeed affect each other. Reflect on the affinity and differences of these couples in the Trenton City Museum exhibit celebrating the creativity, similarities and diversity of “Sweethearts: Creative Couples.” Many of the artists in the exhibit are from the greater Mercer County area, including sculptor Susan Hogan and her husband, painter Bill Hogan, who work in their Morrisville, PA studio and often show at Ellarslie. The exhibit opens January 24in the Malloy Gallery of the Trenton City Museum Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park and runs through March 8. Opening reception on January 24is from 6to 7p.m. for members and artists and 7to 8 p.m. for general public. Artists’ talk on February 15, at 2p.m. Hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3p.m.; Sunday 1- 4p.m. Closed Mondays and municipal holidays. Call (609) 989-1191or visit www.ellarslie.org.
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie: In Black and White... with a touch, 11 highly acclaimed graphic artists and sculptors from New Jersey and Pennsylvania present unique, personal interpretations of organic forms depicted in graphite, charcoal, ink, steel, and stone. Although the works as the exhibit title suggests are largely rendered in black and white, several artists have heightened the drama in their works with touches of color. The exhibit opens January 24 and runs through March 8, concurrently with the show Sweethearts: Creative Couples. The opening reception on January 24is, from 6to 7p.m., for artists and members; and 7to 8p.m. for the general public. A gallery talk is planned on March 8at 2p.m. Hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 3p.m.; Sunday 1- 4p.m. Closed Mondays and municipal holidays. Call (609) 989-1191or visit www.ellarslie.org.
Morven Museum & Garden: “Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860,” running to March 29, 2015. This landmark exhibition will be the first to focus on the important contribution of New Jersey in the creation of schoolgirl needlework in the 18th and 19th centuries. With 151works on view, this exhibition will undertake the first survey of schoolgirl needlework completed in the state or by New Jersey girls prior to 1860. The exhibition will occupy 1,709 square feet in five galleries within the second floor of the Morven mansion and will coincide with the 350th anniversary of New Jersey and extensive state-wide celebration and programming. Morven Museum & Garden is a museum and public garden at 55Stockton St. in Princeton. A National Historic Landmark, Morven was the home to Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the former Governor’s mansion of NJ. Hours: Morven’s hours are Wed. through Fri. 11 a.m. – 3p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon – 4p.m. Admission is $6, Seniors $5; Children, age six and under, free; Friends of Morven, free. For more information: (609) 924-8144ext. 113, or visit www. morven.org
Princeton University Art Museum: “Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan runs to February 1, 2015. This exhibition features an extraordinary tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa, which though made in China in the late thirteenth or fourteenth century, spent the next seven hundred years in Japan, where it acquired the multiple dimensions of its significance—its profoundly practical use as a jar for storing tea leaves, its great prestige and value as a Chinese jar, karamono chatsubo, and its individual name chosen from court poetry. Centering on this single object, the exhibition will explore the ways of appreciating, displaying, using, and documenting this prestigious Chinese antique turned tea jar. Also, on exhibit is “Kongo Across The Waters” running through January 25, 2015. The exhibit shows masterworks of African art. The Art Museum is located at the heart of the Princeton campus in McCormick Hall. Free admission. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10a.m. to 5p.m.; Thursday, 10a.m. to 10p.m.; Sunday, 1to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Call (609) 258-3788or artmuseum.princeton.edu
The College of New Jersey: “Innovations That Changed the World” traces the history of telecommunications from the invention of radio to the dawn of information age using objects drawn from TCNJ’s David Sarnoff Collection. This world-class assemblage of artifacts, named after the chairman of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), was housed at that company’s research laboratory in Princeton before being donated to the College in 2010. It contains over 6,000objects showcasing the ingenuity of RCA scientists and engineers, including the first color TV picture tube, the first commercially available electron microscope, and early examples of magnetic core computer memories, thin film transistors, and liquid crystal displays. “Innovations That Changed the World” will allow TCNJ students and faculty, visitors, researchers, and local school groups to engage with over 80artifacts from the Sarnoff Collection, as well as dozens of vintage photographs, letters, and advertisements. The Sarnoff Collection, located on the second floor of Roscoe West Hall, is open to the public on Wednesdays, 1to 5 p.m.; Sundays, from 1to 3p.m.;, and by appointment for group and school visits. To schedule a visit, call (609) 771-2633. For information visit www.tcnj.edu/ sarnoff or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. or call (609) 771-2654. Grounds For Sculpture: “Seward Johnson: The Retrospective,” a presentation of work by its founder, Seward Johnson. The exhibit will feature more than 200sculptures, including his much-acclaimed “Forever Marilyn, The Awakening, and Unconditional Surrender.” Works will be sited in three indoor galleries as well as across the 42-acre park campus. “Seward Johnson: The Retrospective” was extended to July of 2015by popular demand. Johnson, age 84, is an American sculptor and philanthropist who has dedicated his career to public art. His life-like bronze and monumental figures are familiar sights throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is also the founder of the not-for-profit Grounds For Sculpture, which opened its doors to the public in 1992and includes works from such notable artists as Clement Meadmore. Seward Johnson: The Retrospective will span five decades of Johnson’s exploration into what he refers to as “The Visceral Moment.” He describes this as the pivotal moment when viewers engage with a piece of artwork and transcend their own place in space and time to experience a heightened connection to experience a heightened connection to their common humanity. Also on view during Seward Johnson: The Retrospective are works from his Beyond the Frame series. An homage to the Impressionist painters, Beyond the Frame works transform wellknown paintings such as Claude Monet’s Garden at SainteAddresse and Edouard Manet’s Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe into life-sized three-dimensional tableaux. Throughout the duration of Seward Johnson: The Retrospective, Grounds For Sculpture will offer hands-on art-making workshops, park tours, screenings of archival footage, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with Johnson himself, and more. Grounds For Sculpture is located at 126Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. For more information and admission visit www.groundsforsculpture.org. Grounds For Sculpture: Grounds For Sculpture presents an installation of work by internationally acclaimed artist and architect, Michael Graves. The exhibition, entitled “Past as Prologue,” will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Graves’ design firm and its five decades of visionary work. The exhibition will feature a tour through seminal architecture and product design projects, and will display some of Graves’ original works of art, including sculpture and paintings. It will reflect the evolution of Graves’ core design principles and how the past influences the present, setting the stage for the future. On view in the Museum, Domestic Arts Building, and Welcome Center, Past as Prologue will present projects ranging from rarely seen work from 1964through current work “on the boards.” Some of Graves’ most influential architectural designs will be on display including the iconic Denver Central Library and the Team Disney Building in Burbank. Also featured will be everyday objects such as his celebrated ALESSI teakettle and a collection of bowls and vases for Steuben Glass. The exhibit runs through April 5, 2015. Throughout the duration of Michael Graves: Past as Prologue, Grounds For Sculpture will offer special events, talks, tours, and hands-on art-making workshops for families and adults, in addition to a film series and a Product Design Challenge, all inspired by the exhibition. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. For more information and admission visit www.groundsforsculpture.org. Grounds For Sculpture is located at 126Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619.
The Arts Council of Princeton: The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) presents its newest exhibition, “The Bigger Picture,” a collection of distinctive portraits curated by Maria Evans. The opening reception is on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, from 3to 5p.m. The artists featured in “The Bigger Picture” are: Mary DeWitt, Elise Dodeles, James Doherty, and Kim Alsbrooks. “The Bigger Picture” will be on view in the Taplin Gallery, from January 17 to March 14, 2015at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street garages as well as at metered parking along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. To learn more, call (609) 924-8777or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
A Gallery Talk with participating artists Mary DeWitt and Kim Alsbrooks is scheduled for Saturday, February 7, at 1p.m. A second Gallery Talk with participating artists James Doherty and Elise Dodeles is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, at 1p.m. Both of these free Gallery Talks will take place in the Taplin Gallery at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Each of the four portraiture artists in “The Bigger Picture” collection approaches his or her subject in an unconventional fashion. All of these artists’ subjects easily invite the viewer to ponder the much bigger picture that lies just below the surface.
Artworks: Artists Maria Schweitzer and Sam Acuff present “Necessary Roughness,” an exhibit that captures moments that are overlooked in the fast-paced consumption of full contact sports. The exhibit is featured in the Main Gallery and runs through February 28. The opening reception is, from 6to 8p.m., on Saturday, January 17. In addition, Creative Collective presents “Eclectic Explorations of Art,” on display in the ArtLab Gallery through February 28. The exhibit includes a variety of mediums including ceramics, oil painting, acrylic paintings, photography, watercolor, digital art and mixed media. Thirty-two Creative Collective members will display their work at Artworks. The opening reception is, from 6 to 8p.m., on Saturday, January 17. Artworks is located at 19Everett Alley in Trenton. For more information, call (609) 394-9436. Gallery hours (during exhibits) are Wednesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6p.m.; and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4p.m.
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RWJ University Hospital at Hamilton: The New Year is a time for fresh starts, but also for reflection on the past year and how far we have come. This is the premise behind “Pictures at an Exhibition,” now on display at the Lakefront Art Gallery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton). “Pictures at an Exhibition,” is a year in review of the work of the members of the Princeton Photography Club. The exhibit will be on display through March 12. An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 15, from 5:30-7:30p.m. The event is free and open to the public with refreshments, music and several of the artists available to discuss their work. Each year the club prints a Princeton Photography Club Year in Review, a collec-
tion of the members’ photos from that year that serves as a historical reference for the club. While the club’s 2014book is still in progress, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” will highlight nearly 100images from the club’s 2013 book. RWJ Hamilton opened the Lakefront Gallery in 2013in collaboration with the Princeton Photography Club. The Lakefront Gallery brings original photographic art to the walls of the hospital, enriching the patient and visitor experience and providing additional creative exposure for local artists. The Lakefront gallery space is ADAaccessible and is located on the first floor of the hospital along the mezzanine above the Roma Bank Café. To submit your photographic art for consideration, contact Sheila Geisler, curator, at (732)422-3676or sgeisler@ rci.rutgers.edu. Roebling Museum: “Personal Connections: Roebling Footbridges.” The exhibition features the picturesque pedestrian bridges of the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company. The exhibit runs the entire year. Call the museum at (609) 499-7200, or www.roeblingmuseum.org. The museum is on 100Second Ave. in Roebling, NJ. Parking available off Hornberger Avenue. Mercer Museum: “House and Home” opens January 24and runs to March 15. What makes a house a home? Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two‐story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. The exhibit embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history, and many cultural meanings of the American home through film clips, construction materials, domestic artifacts, and photographs. Included with museum admission. Mercer Museum is located at Pine & Ashland Streets. Exhibit admission to For All the World to See is included in regular museum admission. Museum admission is $12for adults, $10for seniors (65+) and $6for youth (6-17). Members & children under 6are admitted free. Mercer Museum, Pine Street & Scout Way, in Doylestown, Pa., is open daily. Call (215) 345-0210, or www. mercermuseum.org. The NJ State Museum: “A Shadow Over The Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon,” running to June of 2015. September 1, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon in the world. The exhibit introduces visitors to the passenger pigeon and explores the causes that led to its extinction and the parallels to current endangered species. Children will enjoy making an origami bird, participating in a beak identification activity and taking home project instructions for a cut-out bird silhouette and a bird house. Hours: 9a.m. – 4:45p.m. Tuesday – Sunday; closed state holidays. The museum is located at 205W. State Street, Trenton. Call (609) 292-6464. Suggested museum admission is $5for adults; planetarium admission $7, and $5for children, age 12 and younger. Planetarium admission includes general admission to the Museum.www.statemuseum.nj.gov A Stage In Time Gallery: Ramón Robledo, “Forget Your Troubles,” exhibit continues with additional new works. Hours: Monday to Friday, noon to 6p.m. and Saturday & 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 Gallery at Don’t Toss It: Celebrating recycled art by Scott Samuels is on exhibit through March 29. Scott’s work consists of paintings, collages, mixed media and drawings. He “lets nothing go to waste” and is inspired by vintage design and the bold compositions of Pop Art. Scott Samuels is currently the instructor of painting, collage and other art classes at Don’t Toss It. He is working on a teaching degree in art at The College of New Jersey and lives in Bridgewater, NJ. The opening reception is Friday, January 23, from 6to 8p.m. Don’t Toss It is located at 204 North Union St. in Lambertville. Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3p.m. For more information, call (609) 397-3030or visit www.donttossit.com. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University: “Bugs & Frogs & Toads! Oh, My! Original Children’s Book Illustrations by Nancy Winslow Parker,” features more than 40of Parker’s original drawings for the books “Bugs” (1987) and “Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders” (1990). The exhibit is on view through June 21, 2015. The works are featured in the Duvoisin Gallery, which is dedicated to the Zimmerli’s extensive collection of original artwork for children’s books. “Bugs & Frogs & Toads! Oh, My! Original Children’s Illustrations by Nancy Winslow Parker” is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. To schedule a class or group tour Tuesday through Sunday, contact the Education Department (education@zimmerli. rutgers.edu) at least two weeks in advance. The Zimmerli is at 71 Hamilton St. at George Street on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Admission is $6for adults; $5for age 65and over; and free for museum members, children under age 18, and Rutgers students, faculty, and staff (with ID). Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month. Call (848) 932-7237or visit the museum’s website: www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu The Meredith Havens Fire Museum: 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 Philadelphia-style, 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 10 or more, call (609) 989-4038 to schedule a visit. The museum is at 244Perry Street, Trenton. Admission is obtained by parking in the rear parking lot on Allen Street. Gourgaud Gallery: The sixth annual “January Open Call for Artists” exhibit, hosted by the Gourgaud Gallery in Cranbury,features the theme of “Dramatic Skies.” Various mediums from oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, photography and collage will fill the walls at the Gourgaud Gallery through January 25. All artwork is for sale. The gallery is located at Cranbury Town Hall, 23-A North Main Street (the old schoolhouse). Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4p.m. Monday to Friday; and 1to 3p.m. the first, third and last Sunday. Stuart’s Considine Gallery: Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart announces the winter gallery exhibition in Stuart’s Considine Gallery will include the drawings of Haitian artist Edens Cathyl and Haitian flags from the private collections of Jill Kearney of Bucks County and Indigo Arts in Philadelphia. Edens’ work tells the story of his life in Haiti, and is entitled “Stories from Haiti.” Haitian flags are traditional sequined cloth festival flags that show images of the Haitian Iwa, or spirits. The public is invited to view this two-part Haitian Art exhibit on display at Stuart’s Considine Gallery, running through February 12. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 6p.m. Monday through Friday, when school is in session. The opening reception is Friday, January 23, from 5to 7 p.m. Artist chat schedule for Tuesday, January 27, at 11 a.m. Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is located at 1200Stuart Road, Princeton. For more information, visit www. stuartschool.org.
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PEAC Health & Fitness: PEAC Health & Fitness will feature artwork from members of the Creative Collective through the month of January. The show will feature a variety of mediums including digital art, photography, watercolor, oil, carved stone, fabric, mixed media, and ceramics. The Creative Collective is dedicated to fostering a creative and nurturing community for artists, artisans and art lovers in central New Jersey. Membership is not juried and requires no dues or fees to join. Their goal is to facilitate display opportunities as well as provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere for inspiration for both novice and professional artists. Rick Baker and Michelle Rosenthal launched Creative Collective in 2013. The membership has grown to over 240, with a core, active group of over 60artists. For more information about Creative Collective, visit www.creativecollective4art.com. For information about PEAC’s Art on Display program, contact Christine Tentilucci at email@example.com, (609) 883-2000, or visit www. peachealthfitness.com. PEAC is located at 1440Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618. Firestone Library, Princeton University: “Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888” is on exhibit in the Main Gallery. Commemorating the 350th anniversary (1664-2014) of the naming of New Jersey, this exhibition introduces viewers to the maps that charted the state’s development from unexplored colonial territory to the first scientifically surveyed state in the Union. Coastal charts, manuscript road maps, and early state maps provide a historical background to the major focus of the exhibition: the state’s first wall maps and county atlases. “Nova Caesarea” will run through January 25. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5p.m.; closed holidays. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Delaney, Curator of Historic Maps, 609-258-6156 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Gallery at Chapin: The Gallery at Chapin presents Martha Weintraub’s photographs in an exhibition entitled “Story Hour” running to January 30. In this exhibit, Martha Weintraub illustrates her love of children’s books, a form of literature she has enjoyed for its own sake. Weintraub has created images that are picture book illustrations. Some of the images evoke memories of well-known children’s stories and poems. Other images are not related to any known stories but come from Weintraub’s imagination. Chapin School is located at 4101Princeton Pike, Princeton, N.J. The exhibit can also be viewed during school hours by appointment by calling (609) 924-7206. The Princeton Doll and Toy Museum: The museum displays the evolution of dolls and toys from the 1600s to the present. 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 8 Somerset St., Hopewell. Hours are 10a.m. to 5p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday. Admission: $5adults and $3for children (must be accompanied by adult). Call (609) 333-8600. The Cranbury Museum: “Form, Function and Fine: Two Hundred Years of American Ceramics.” From teacups to chamber sets, New Jersey to California, the Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society presents an exhibit, providing a sample of American ceramics from the 19th and 20th century. Redware, Yellowware, Spongeware and salt glazed crocks will be displayed along with early Lenox and Trenton pottery. Roseville, Stangl, Pfaltzgraff and Homer Laughlin pieces are some of the other American ceramics featured. The exhibit continues through January 25. The museum is located at 4Park Place East. For more information, call (609) 655-2611. Open Sundays, from 1to 4p.m. or by appointment. The Anne Reid ’72Art Gallery at Princeton Day School: The Anne Reid ’72Art Gallery at Princeton Day School presents the work of faculty member Thaddeus Erdahl. “Yes Sir No Sir This Way That” runs through January 29. There will be an opening reception with Erdahl on Friday, January 16, from 4:30 – 6:30p.m., which is free and open to the public. Thaddeus Erdahl has exhibited throughout the United States. “Yes Sir No Sir This Way That” 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 ‘72Art Gallery, call Jody Erdman, art gallery director, at (609) 924-6700, ext. 1772or visit www.pds.org. The Quiet Life Gallery: The Quiet Life Gallery, 17S. Main Street, Lambertville, is featuring the 5th Annual Winterfest running to March 1. On exhibit will be a sampling of all our artists, representing a range of sizes and styles. See Eric Fowler, Daniel Watts, Susan Blubaugh, Denise Dumont, Guy D”Alessandro, Barbara Mayfield, Florence Moonan, John Petach, and others. Open Wednesday to Sunday: 11-5p,m. Call (609) 397-0880or visit www.quietlifegallery.com. Art Times Two Gallery: Portraits by eight artists working in the Princeton area entitled Face to Face will be on view at the Art Times Two Gallery at the Princeton Brain and Spine Care Institute, through May of 2015. The show celebrates a range of styles and attitudes towards the drawing and painting of portraits, Show seen by appointment. The Princeton Brain and Spine Care Institute is located at 731Alexander Road, Suite 200, Princeton. For more information, visit www.arttimestwo.com. Silva Gallery of Art: “A Series of Meditations” paintings and mixed media works by Trenton artist Khalilah Sabree on exhibit through January 16. Gallery Hours are 10a.m. to 3:30Monday through Thursday and 10a.m. to 1p.m. Friday, or by appointment. The Silva Gallery of Art is located at The Pennington School, 112W. Delaware Ave., Pennington. Call (609) 737-4133. J.B. Kline Gallery: January brings “the Annual Music Month Art Show” and sale to the J.B. Kline Gallery, located at 25 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ. This exhibit features the diverse works of many well-known local artists. The art gallery is entered through Bucks Coffee House, which is a gathering place for local musicians and artists with a distinct ‘60s feel. J.B. Kline, whose music store is located above the gallery, can be found playing guitar in front of the coffee shop often accompanied by a friend or two. For more information, call (609) 397-7026. Plainsboro Public Library Gallery: The Cranbury Digital
Camera Club features the work of 24of its members, depicting nature and wildlife, landscape and cityscape, and architectural elements. Exhibit runs through January 28. Hours are 10a.m. to 8:30p.m. Monday to Thursday and 10a.m. to 5p.m. Friday to Sunday. Library is located at 9 Van Doren St., Plainsboro, For more information, call (609) 275-2897. Gershman Y: Outside images come inside to hang on the walls of the Gershman Y in “The Natural, the Material, and the Physical: Landscape Through the Photographic Eye,” running January 22to March 29. This exhibition explores the natural environment through the eyes of various regional photographers, each presenting a unique view of our physical space and the world in which we live. Featured artists include local photographers Sandra Davis, Keith Sharp, and Blaise Tobia, as well as Baltimore-based Alexander Heilner and Ben Marcin, and Adam Davies from Washington, DC. Free admission. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, from 9a.m. to 10p.m.; and Sundays, from 9a.m. to 2p.m. There will be a free opening reception on Thursday, January 22, from 6-8 p.m. The Gershman Y is located at 401S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA. (215) 735-7356. West Windsor Arts Council: Inspiration Point: Art Inspired by Other Forms of Art,” a juried West Windsor Arts Council member exhibit in the West Windsor Arts Center, running to Wednesday, February 25. The exhibit presents artwork from all mediums that are inspired by music, dance, sculpture, poetry, storytelling or other forms of art. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. and Saturday 10a.m. to 4p.m. The center is located at 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor. For more information, visit www.westwindsorarts.org or call (609) 716-1931.
Princeton Folk Music Society: Singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright will perform at 8:15p.m. on Friday, January 16, at Christ Congregation Church, 50Walnut Lane, Princeton. Although Sloan, the youngest sister of singersongwriter Loudon Wainwright II, is a relatively new voice on the folk circuit, she has quickly taken her place as a major figure on the contemporary folk music scene. Wainwright performs both original melodies and covers from famous artists, such as Sly and the Family Stone, the Grateful Dead, and the Beatles. Tickets at the door: $20($15members, $10students, $5children). Doors open at 7:30p.m. Ample free parking. For more information, call (609) 799-0944, info@ princetonfolk.org, www.princetonfolk.org. Gladys Knight & The Spinners: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents two of the greats — seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight (“Midnight Train to Georgia”) and the smooth, sophisticated Spinners (“I’ll Be Around”) — in a memorable evening of R&B hits on Friday, January 23, at 8p.m. in the Prudential Hall. Tickets range from $49.50to $119.50 and are available now at NJPAC. org or call 888-466-5722. NJPAC is located at One Center Street in Newark. The Laurie Berkner Band: Best-selling children’s recording artist, preschool television favorite, and Princeton native Laurie Berkner will return to her hometown with The Laurie Berkner Band for two “Dance Party” concerts for families at 11 a.m. and 3p.m. on Saturday, January 24at the McCarter Theatre Center, 91University Place, Princeton. The Laurie Berkner Band will showcase many songs from Laurie’s newest album, The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection, plus an array of other tunes that encourage kids to get up and dance. Tickets are: $25, $35and $50. A limited number of $50VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets include preferred seating and after-show photo opportunity. Tickets for children under age 1sitting on laps are free but must be reserved by calling the box office. For more information, call (609) 2582787or www.mccarter.org. Mozart Requiem: The Central Jersey Choral Society (CJCS) will present choral works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert will feature the Mozart Requiem and the Solemn Vespers de Confessore on Sunday, January 18, at 4:30p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 79One Mile Road Ext., East Windsor, NJ. For tickets and more information, visit www.cjchoralsociety.org. Westminster CoOPERAtive Program: The Westminster Choir College CoOPERAtive Program will present Donizetti’s comedic opera L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) on Thursday, January 15, at 7:30p.m. and Saturday, January 16, at 7:30p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton. The opera, with a libretto by Felice Romani, is remembered for its memorable characters, whimsical wit, and Una furtive lagrima, one of the most hauntingly beautiful of all tenor arias. Led by Musical Director and Conductor Susan Shiplett Ashbaker and Stage Director Brandon Motz, this semi-staged production will be performed with piano accompaniment and sung in Italian with English supertitles. The cast is composed of alumni of Westminster’s CoOPERAtive summer opera training program. Tickets are $25general admission and can be purchased at the door, through the box office at (609) 921-2663, or online at www.rider.edu/arts. For more information, visit www.rider. edu/arts. Proceeds from these performances will benefit the Westminster CoOPERAtive Program. Westminster Choir College of Rider University is located at 101Walnut Lane, Princeton. Westminster Community Orchestra: Westminster Community Orchestra, conducted by Ruth Ochs, will present an Opera Gala on Saturday, January 24, at 8p.m. in Princeton Regional Schools Performing Arts Center in Princeton High School. The performance will feature faculty members from Westminster Conservatory of Music and friends, Admission is $15for adults and $10for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door, through the Westminster box office at (609) 921-2663or online at www.rider. edu/arts. For more information, visit www.rider.edu/arts. Princeton Regional Schools Performing Arts Center is located in Princeton High School at 151 Moore Street in Princeton. Westminster Conservatory: Westminster Conservatory presents “A View from a Carriage Window: Traveling through Dance Music with Bach and Beyond,” on Saturday, January 24, at 7:30p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton. Free admission. The performance will feature Westminster Conservatory faculty members Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel and Galina Prilutskaya performing works for piano, including movements from Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2in B Minor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3in E-flat Major, Op. 55, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40in G Minor, K. 550, Strauss’ On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Ravel’s La Valse and more. McCarter Theatre Center: Cameron Carpenter made his debut at the Lincoln Center last spring. Carpenter brings his revolutionary International Touring Organ (ITO) to the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, on Friday, February 6, at 8p.m. Carpenter will treat Princeton audiences to works that showcase the full range of the ITO’s abilities, including works from his Sony Classical debut album “If You Could Read My Mind.” Tickets range from $20-$45. For more information or tickets, call (609) 258-2787, online at www.mccarter.org, or in person at the McCarter Theatre Center Box Office, 91University Place, Princeton. Westminster Choir College is located at 101Walnut Lane in Princeton. For more information, visit www.rider. edu/arts. Princeton Symphony Orchestra: The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents Scenic Rhythms, a concert featuring guitar soloist Robert Belinić performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez on Sunday, January 18, at 4p.m., at Richardson Auditorium. Daniel Boico will guest conduct the program, which also includes Ottorino Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7in A Major. At 3p.m, Boico and Belinić will discuss the program at the PSO’s Pre-Concert Talk. Free for concert attendees at Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University. Tickets for Scenic Rhythms are on sale at the following price levels: $75, $60, $48, and $30. Available via the PSO website www.princetonsymphony.org or by phone: (609) 497-0020. Jersey Harmony Chorus: The chorus is offering an evening of free vocal lessons for women on Monday, January 19, at 7:15p.m., with award-winning vocal coach, Susan Schuman. Located in the Griggstown section of Princeton, the event will be held at its regular rehearsal site, at The Recreation Hall of Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065Canal Road, Princeton. Jersey Harmony welcomes women of all ages from Central Jersey as well as Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Performing popular music from past and present eras, the chorus sings four-part harmony and encourages women to enjoy the friendships, the fun, the sheer joy of voices blending together to make a heavenly sound! As part of their 2015Membership Program, guests will have an opportunity to “warm up” with the chorus, attend an extensive vocal coaching session and enjoy a brief performance of the chorus. For more information or advance registration, call Carole at (732) 236-6803or email jhc. email@example.com.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY EVENTS
Mercer County Community College: The staff and students of Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Trenton Campus invite community members to an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 19, from 2to 5p.m. in Kerney Hall at the Trenton Campus, at 102North Broad Street. This year’s theme is “Passing the Torch — Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present and Looking Towards the Future.” The program features MCCC’s Youth College students, who will read poems and essays and perform inspirational music. (Youth College is an MCCC-based enrichment program for Trenton area teens.) The program also features tap dancer Quenten Couch, a student from Ewing High School who is taking classes at MCCC. Masters of Ceremonies are Brian Cody, assistant director of Upward Bound, and Craig Morris, assistant director, Community Education and Training at the Trenton Campus. Organizers note that this year’s event is a special tribute to the Civil Rights Movement of Selma, Ala., in honor of its 50th anniversary. The event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by MCCC’s African American Student Organization (AASO), the Trenton Campus Student Activities Board, Youth College (including Upward Bound, SMILE/GEARUP, Educational Talent Search, and Urban Academic Academy) and the Trenton Campus Provost’s Office. For more information, call (609) 570-3160. Hamilton: Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede invites residents to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Hamilton Township’s 12th Annual Tribute to Dr. King. The tribute will take place at Faith Baptist Church, located at 2111Kuser Road in Hamilton, at 7 p.m. Free admission. The annual Hamilton Township program will include musical performances by Isaiah Alston (a top 10finalist from TV’s “The X Factor”), the Faith Baptist Church Adult Choir and the Hamilton High School West Jazz Band. Hamilton Township School District Assistant Superintendent, Steven Bollar, will provide the keynote address during the tribute ceremony. West Windsor: The West Windsor Township Human Relations Council will hold its annual celebration of Dr. King’s birthday on Monday, January 19, with a community conversation on how we can create peace, love and understanding through building the Beloved Community that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for in his lifetime. The goal of the event is to listen and engage the voices of community, especially students and youth in the WW-P School District. The celebration is also co-sponsored by the WW-P African-American Parent Support Group. Students, parents, teachers, faith leaders, seniors and civic leaders are all urged to attend and participate in this community dialogue. The program will include a brief viewing of a speech by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., followed by facilitated conversation by youth in our community and the development of an action plan to foster the goal of building the Beloved Community. There will be a reception immediately following the program. The program is free and open to the public of all ages. For more information regarding the celebration, contact the West Windsor Township at (609) 799-2400or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum in Ewing: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, vision and invaluable contributions to the nation, Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum is partnering with Ewing Senior & Community Center, Coalition for Peace Action and GLSEN to bring Dr. King’s ideals of acceptance and equality into the community for an afternoon of inspiration, creative learning, and engaging, fun activities for children, teens & tweens! The program will run from 1- 4 p.m. on Martin Luther King Day, January 19, at the Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum, located in the Ewing Community Center at 999Lower Ferry Road, Ewing. This free Open House will kick off No-Name Calling Week and will feature a variety of creative and thought- provoking youth activities, exhibits and collaborative projects, and exciting speakers and panels. At 1p.m., there will be a discussion led by Carol Watchler of GLSEN Central NJ addressing respectful schools, as well as a 2p.m. panel on Social Justice and Prejudice Reduction, with local civil rights icon Edith Savage Jennings (a colleague of Martin Luther King, Jr.), Jonette Smart, President of Trenton NAACP and Irene Etkin Goldman, Board Chair of the re-
gional Coalition for Peace Action. Children must be accompanied by an adult. School/youth groups of eight or more must register in advance by calling or email. Kidsbridge features the Tolerance Museum, located inside the Ewing Senior & Community Center, a hands-on interactive learning lab environment that encourages youth to explore issues of character education and diversity appreciation. Through interactive kiosks, games, simulations, puppet shows and small group discussions, college students partner with elementary and middle school children in order to create a comfortable environment for kids to share memories of bullying, exclusion and ridicule. As a collective whole, these children are challenged to contemplate solutions to identify and end prejudice, discrimination, negative stereotypes, peer pressure, apathy, and bullying. Princeton Clergy Association: The Princeton Clergy Association will host its annual Interfaith Service in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at 7p.m., on Monday, January 19, the official federal holiday designated to his honor. The service will be at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 214Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. The preacher will be the Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, an evangelist/executive director of the Urban Mission Cabinet, Inc. in the Presbytery of New Brunswick and the organizer of the United Mercer Interfaith Organization (UMIO) of New Jersey. Diverse faith leaders in the Princeton area will co-lead the liturgy, and area choirs and musicians will also participate. During the Service, a freewill offering will be received, which will be split equally between the United Negro College Fund and the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action. The service is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA). For further information, visit CFPA’s web site, www.peacecoalition.org or call its office at (609) 9245022. Ivy League Educational Foundation Inc.: The Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake will give the keynote speech at the 34th annual scholarship breakfast honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The breakfast, hosted by the Ivy Leaf Educational Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of the Epsilon Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will be held at 9a.m. on Monday, January 19. 2015, at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, 201Village Blvd., Princeton, NJ 08540. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The theme of the breakfast is “Is the Glass Half Empty, or Half Full; What Would Dr. King Think?” Wells Fargo, N.A. is a corporate sponsor for this event. Tickets may be purchased online and charged to a credit card at http://34thkingbreakfast. eventbrite.com. S.E.E.D. Male Mentoring Program: EEJ Ministries presents S.E.E.D. Male Mentoring program five year anniversary of its annual Martin Luther King breakfast which is a fundraiser and honors those making a difference in the communities. The MLK breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 9a.m. to noon, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, at 1West Lafayette St. Trenton. Bishop E. Earl Jenkins will be the keynote speaker for the five year anniversary. This year the breakfast will give three Drum Majors for Service Awards which was Dr. King’s vision that we honor those working in our communities. The honorees this year are Kimberly Matthews, Executive Director of Trenton Public Library; Perry Shaw III, Executive Director of A Better Way; and Lesley B. Carter, The Fourth Estate Newspaper. All proceeds will support the SEED College Tour and Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $40. For tickets or more information, call Stacy Heading at (267) 5285781or email@example.com East Windsor: Annual Windsor-Hightstown Area Ministerium (WHAM) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. service is on Sunday, January 18, at 7p.m., at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 21Reverend William Powell Drive, Hightstown. The service will be followed by light refreshments.
PEAC Health & Fitness: PEAC will host its annual American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, January 19, from 2to 7p.m. The Bloodmobile will be at PEAC’s location at 1440Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, and the blood drive is open to the public. In order to assist in the preparation and efficiency of the Blood Drive, please pre-register for a donation appointment. Register online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code PEACHealthandFitness. Donors are asked to bring photo identification, eat a healthy breakfast and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Appointments may also be made through the new Red Cross app for mobile devices. Individuals can search the app store or visit www.redcrossblood.org for more information. The app allows individuals to make appointments, track their donor history and more. For more information, contact Christine Tentilucci at firstname.lastname@example.org, (609) 883-2000or www. peachealthfitness.com. PEAC is located at 1440Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618.
Eden: Eden Autism Services will launch a year-long 40th Anniversary Celebration at the benefit gala, Eden Dreams: “A Ruby in Winter: Reflections of a Rich Life,” on January 17, at 6p.m. The Hyatt Regency Princeton will be transformed into an enchanted setting featuring a unique twist—stylish “Aspen Chic” salons where guests can sample and preview trends of some of life’s luxuries including jewelry, fashion, exotic cars, single malt scotch, furs, chocolates, fragrance and much more. The silent auction, showcasing an unprecedented number of exceptional items from one-of-a-kind experiences like a trip to Paris with tickets to the Men’s Finals of the French Open to couture designer goods from Victoria Beckham, Celine and Dolce and Gabbana, will tempt guests throughout the evening. After a lavish seated dinner and brief program, the Inferno’s: America’s #1Show Band, will rock the house. For more information about Eden Dreams and to purchase tickets, visit edenautism.org. Incarnation-St. James School Electronics & Gadgets Bingo: Incarnation-St. James School will hold an Electronics & Gadgets Bingo on Saturday, January 31in the school’s auditorium, 1555Pennington Road, Ewing. Doors open at 6:45p.m., and bingo begins at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $30each and include 12 games of bingo with three playing sheets per game. Each game will have a popular, high quality electronic or gadget as the prize (for example: 50” LED TV, iPad mini, laptop computer, Dyson vacuum and more). Additional sets of bingo cards, raffle tickets and 50/50 will be available throughout the event. Light refreshments will be served. Must be 21years of age to attend. Call (609) 882-3228for tickets. Seating is limited. Order tickets in advance. Basket/Bag Bingo: The Jacobstown Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary Inc. will host its Annual Basket/Bag Bingo, on Saturday January 31,(Snow date: February 7) at Jacobstown Fire House on Route 528, in Jacobstown, NJ. Tickets are $30(cash only). Must be 18to attend. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Cathy at (609) 298-1169 or email@example.com. All proceeds benefit the Fire Company and community.
BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES, BRUNCHES& DINNERS
The Knights of Columbus Hamilton Council 6213: Monthly breakfast buffet at the Knights of Columbus hall on 1451Klockner Road in Hamilton, between 8a.m. and 11:30a.m., on Sunday, February 1. Enjoy eggs, pancakes, tater puffs, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, and Danish. Coffee, tea, and orange juice will be served. Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6and $5 for children, ages 6-12. Children, under age 6, are admitted for free. This event will include free blood pressure screenings, and healthy heart information, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., by Capital Health. Bring canned goods for donation to the food bank for a dollar off the admission price. Hamilton Elks Lodge No. 2262: The Hamilton Elks hold their All You Can Eat Full Breakfast the first Saturday of every month through May. Adults: $8; Seniors, First Responders and military: $5; Children, age 10and older, $5; and children, under age 5, are free. The lodge is located at 1580Kuser Road, Hamilton, All proceeds benefit the Hamilton Elks Lodge No. 2262. Windsor United Methodist Church: Brave the cold and warm up with a nice hot breakfast! Windsor United Methodist Church, 51Church Street, Windsor, NJ 08561, will hold its monthly country breakfast between 8to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 17. Feast on pancakes, French Toast, scrambled eggs, sausage and toast, coffee, tea and juice. Adults: $5. Children, age 6-12: $2.50, Children, under age 6, are free. The church’s outreach this month is to provide socks for the working poor and homeless. Please bring new or gently used socks to be donated to the local food pantry and rescue mission. For more information, call (609) 448-0412. Grace Episcopal Church: A soup and dessert dinner, sponsored by the Men of Grace Church, featuring three hearty soups, Chicken and Dumpling, Beef Barley with vegetables and Cheddar Cheese plus salad and dessert, will be served at Grace Episcopal Church, 313Main St., Hulmeville, PA. on Saturday, January 24, from 4to 7p.m. Admission: $10for adults and $5for children, ages 12and younger.
Lawrence Rabies Vaccination Clinic: The Lawrence Township Health Department’s free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs and cats will be held on Saturday, January 24, from 10a.m. to noon at the National Guard Armory, Eggert Crossing Road, rain or shine. All pets must leashed or in proper carriers and must be accompanied by an adult. All visitors are required to stop at the gate and provide identification. For more information, call (609) 844-7092. Hamilton Rabies Vaccination Clinic: Hamilton Township will hold its first free rabies immunization clinic of the year for residents’ dogs and cats on Saturday, January 24, at the McManimon Township Building, located at 320Scully Ave., between the hours of 9a.m. and noon. The McManimon Building at 320Scully Avenue is located off of Olden Avenue, between Liberty Street and Cedar Lane, opposite the Olden Pharmacy. As a courtesy, the clinic is open to pets of Township residents only (proof a residency is required), and is free of charge. For residents utilizing this Hamilton Township service, all dogs must be leashed. As a safety precaution, dogs should be muzzled, if necessary. All cats must arrive in a carrier. Following the January 24clinic, Hamilton’s next rabies clinic will be held on February 28, followed by clinics taking place in March, June and September. In response to the rabies epidemic in our wildlife, the New Jersey Department of Health Policy requires the immunization of dogs every 2years, even if the inoculation is good for a 3-year period. 2015Dog Licenses will not be issued if a pet’s rabies immunization expires before November 1, 2015.
Incarnation-St. James School: Incarnation-St. James (ISJ) School will hold an Open House on Sunday, January 25, from noon to 2p.m. and on Tuesday, January 27, from 9-11 a.m. Tours and registration information will be available. ISJ School offers a quality Catholic education in a safe and caring environment for grades Pre-K to 8. Full day Pre-K and Kindergarten programs, after school program and activities, state-of-the-art science and technology labs, and much more! For more information, call (609) 882-3228or visit the website at www.isjschool.org.
Frozen Sing-A-Long: Back by popular demand, Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre presents “Disney’s FROZEN Movie Sing-A-Long” on Saturday, January 24, at 10 a.m. and 2p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200Old Trenton Road. Children will delight in the chance to sing along to the inspiring score of the Academy Award-nominated film, which has become a sensation for the younger generation. This spirited adventure is led by the talented cast members of Theater To Go, who appear as characters from the movie and lead the audience in a costume contest and trivia contest. Audience members receive a gift bag of activities that accompany the action in the movie. Tickets for the “FROZEN Sing-A-Long” are $18for adults, $16for seniors, and $14for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at (609) 570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events for the 2014-15season, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure. Lifetree Cafe: An open conversation about racial understanding will take place at Lifetree Café on Friday, January 16, at 7 p.m. The program, titled “What Your Black Friend Wants You to
Know: The Conversation About Race No One Is Having,” includes a film featuring honest insights from black Americans about their experience with race. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at 20Armour Avenue, Hamilton. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to the Rev. Jeff Ugoretz at (609) 587-0751or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lambertville-New Hope Winterfest: The 18th annual Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival runs, from January 17 to January 25, jointly in New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ. Activities include live music, a community parade featuring NJ beauty queen Janice Celeste, local food, free gallery events, and artisan beers. This year’s featured concert performer is John Oates of Hall & Oates. He is scheduled to perform on January 23at New Hope’s Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater, 182West Bridge St. New Hope native David Barry will open the show at 8p.m. General admission concert tickets are $45 in advance and $50at the door per person. For $90per person folks receive priority seating and are invited to attend a VIP Gala at Marsha Brown Restaurant, South Main Street, New Hope, following the Jan. 23show. On Saturday, January 24, the Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival Parade will begin noon at the New Hope Solebury High School. From there the procession will move east on Bridge Street, and cross the Free Bridge into Lambertville. In addition to the parade, free events include Fisherman’s Mark Food Drive; the New Hope Solebury Library Read-a-thon; plenty of family activities; unique hikes along the Delaware River; historic tours; music; and a Snowfolk Art contest. The Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival is raising food and cash donations for Fisherman’s Mark, a Lambertville nonprofit which provides a full range of services including a community Food Pantry. Winter Festival visitors can support Fisherman’s Mark by bringing non-perishable food to the main events and donating online via www.winterfestival.net. For information on the Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival and to order tickets, visit: www. winterfestival.net. Further event details are posted on Facebook, via www.facebook.com/pages/ Lambertville-New-Hope-Winter-Festival/347226401956239. Wassailing The Trees Party: Raise a glass of cider with the Mount family on Sunday, January 25, from 1to 4p.m., to celebrate the apple trees that give us our wonderful apples. The party is free and open to the public. The annual Wassailing Party is a fun gathering that follows a longtime British tradition. Wassail is an ancient Saxon word that means “health be to you,” and it’s the health of the trees that we will celebrate. One of Terhune Orchards’ most popular events, the festivities will include dancing and singing by the Handsome Molly Dancers and reenactments of traditional old English rituals. Everyone joins in with chanting and music making, hanging gifts of cider-soaked bread in the apple tree branches while chanting words of praise for the new year. Live music will be provided by the group Spiced Punch. The group will perform traditional music using violins and flutes all afternoon in our farm store. Free refreshments include hot cider and homemade cider donuts. Visitors can warm themselves next to a campfire (roasting marshmallows included!) or in our farm store. Terhune’s winery tasting room will be open and staff will be serving hot mulled wine and snacks. Wine writer Charlie Toms will visit the tasting room and sign copies of his latest book “Road to the Vineyard: Cruising Through New Jersey Wine Country.” The book features Terhune Orchards and many other wine producers across the state. Terhune Orchards is located at 330Cold Soil Road in Lawrence, New Jersey. Plenty of parking is available at the farm. For more information call (609) 924-1310. Winter Walk and Scavenger Hunt: The Tulpehaking Nature Center at the Abbott Marshlands presents a naturalist-guided hike at the marsh to discover what animals are doing during the long cold months of winter. Families will participate in a scavenger hunt that will have them searching for winter wildlife clues. Afterwards, warm up with hot cocoa in the nature center! Make sure to bundle up and boot up. RSVP required. $5/person or $20/ family. For more information, call (609) 303-0706. Free and open to teens and adults. Somerset Fly Fishing Show: Paula Piatt of Trout Unlimited will be presenting “Fishing’s Future: Protecting the Best Streams Now,” each day at the Somerset Fly Fishing Show, running January 23through 25, at the Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, NJ. Presentation times are Friday and Saturday at 2p.m. in the Destination Theater and Sunday at 10a.m. Piatt is Trout Unlimited’s eastern sportsmen organizer, working with sportsmen’s groups in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York on issues surrounding energy development in the eastern shale gas region and other state-level coldwater conservation issues. The presentation includes information on headwater streams and the importance of protecting them for both fish and wildlife habitat; the economics, history and culture of fly-fishing in the area; the potential impacts energy development is having in the Delaware River Basin and how they can be eliminated or mitigated. Grow Your Own Veggies: The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will host a program, “Eat Healthy! Grow Your Own Veggies,” on Wednesday, January 28, from 7to 8 p.m. The program will be held at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 930Spruce Street, Lawrence, adjacent to the Trenton Farmers Market. Do you want to grow your own vegetables but don’t know where to start? Rutgers Master Gardener Mike Gliddon will explain how to plan and plant your own vegetable garden. See how to build a raised bed and use containers. The program will cover selecting the proper varieties, what to grow, how to grow (seed starting versus purchased seedlings), preparation of the soil, location of plants and how to care for them throughout the growing season, including insect and disease control. To pre-register for this program, call (609) 9896830. Canal Walk: The Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch will conduct a free walk along two canals, the D&R Canal and the Delaware Canal, on Sunday, Jan. 25. Meet at 2p.m. at the caboose behind the Lambertville Station restaurant, 11Bridge St., for this two-mile guided walk. See the lift lock and the outlet lock on the D&R Canal and learn how canal boats crossed the river from New Hope to Lambertville. Enjoy the vistas while crossing the bridge to New Hope and then follow the Delaware Canal towpath to Lock 11 and its locktender’s house where hot chocolate and cookies will be waiting. Canal Watch board member Bob Barth will conduct the walk. For more information and weather-related updates, call Barth at (201) 401-3121or e-mail email@example.com. The nonprofit D &R Canal Watch helps promote, enhance and preserve the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park.