Keep your kids safe!

Free Child Safety ID Day at YWCA Princeton September 10th PRINCETON  The YWCA Princeton will host a free Child Safety ID Day on Saturday, September 10th, 2011, from 9:30 to 2:30 pm in the main building. Event partners are the Princeton Borough Police Department and New York Life Insurance Company of Edison, NJ.  The public…

Handpicked Events for August 4-7, 2011

This past weekend, we had our PrincetonScoop summer party at Gravity Hill Farm in Titusville. While the party was fantastic (you can read more about it and Gravity Hill Farm below in our Sunday suggestions), all that talk about Gravity Hill got me thinking about how many weird local spots and urban myths NJ has…

Handpicked Events for July 28-31, 2011

Last week’s newsletter was all about escaping the heat, but this week we bring you 10 ways to embrace the sun and the freedom that summer offers. From fairs to festivals to Sunday morning drives, this week’s events are what summer is all about. Whether you’re eating lobster at Rat’s Restaurant or a corn dog…

Handpicked events for July 21-24, 2011

It’s that time of year. The dead middle of summer. Heat, humidity, and haze abound. We know it’s tempting to stay in and lay right in front of the air conditioning all day but we say PHOOEY!  Get out there and play because soon enough we’ll have 2 feet of snow and you’ll be sorry. Plus: more than half of our…

Ready, Set, Race…in a cardboard canoe!

A great way to escape both the heat and mid-summer boredom this Saturday is to check out the cardboard canoe race in Plainsboro at Water’s Edge Park. 25 teams of two will build and race boats made of everyday materials. Organizers will provide each team with  one 78″ by 120″ sheet of corrugated cardboard, 55 yards 2″…

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social!

  On Wednesday, July 20th at the Updike Farmstead on Quaker Road in Princeton Township, the Historical Society of Princeton invites children and families to a super sweet activity – making ice cream the old-fashioned way!  Discover the natural ingredients that were historically grown crops and botanicals on the Updike Farmstead and learn how farmers…

Handpicked Events for July 14-17, 2011

Bonjour! C’est le 14 Julliet, la Fête Nationale Française! Vive la France! Yes today is Bastille Day, a French celebration commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789, a flashpoint of the French revolution. While the festivities in the States aren’t particularly exciting, you can take the day to treat yourself to a few Parisian…

Handpicked Events for July 8-10, 2011

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend because it’s the last real holiday of the summer (unless you count the premier of the last Harry Potter movie). After some initial thunderstorms Friday, it’s supposed to be gorgeous this weekend so take the opportunity to get outside with some great outdoor music and festivals. Friday…

Handpicked Events for June 30-July 4, 2011

It’s the Fourth of July! Good old Independence Day! A time to remember what makes this country great- liberty, democracy, freedom of press, freedom to set of massive pyrotechnic displays synchronized to Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. Yes, I am talking about fireworks. Red white and blue explosions in the sky that have become as…

Handpicked Events for June 23-26

Traditions are what make summers great. Whether it’s going back to the same beach every year, sending your kids to the same camp you went to, seeing the same fireworks show, or simply getting the same flavor of ice cream every July 4th, traditions can make even the most modern, over-scheduled, stressed-out family feel like…