Our Weekend Picks: Designer Jewelry, Super Saturday, Moon-gazing…

FACEBOOK (73)Our Featured Event of the Week: The Designer Event at Hamilton Jewelry, Saturday, September 26
Enjoy new collections of the latest fall designs and hottest trends from your favorite brands including Gucci, Roberto Coin, David Yurman and many more. Meet designer stylists who will help you find the perfect addition to your fine jewelry wardrobe. 10am-6pm. Visit their website for more information.

Friday, September 25
Eat well and celebrate Italian culture & heritage with the Mercer County Italian American Festival, which begins on Friday! Hosted at Mercer County Park, the festival features pizza, regional Italian restaurants, an Italian Market, art, live entertainment, kids’ activities and fireworks. It runs all weekend, so get the lineup here: www.italianamericanfestival.com

Saturday, September 26
It’s a Super Saturday at John Witherspoon Middle School! Games, food trucks and a bandstand with live music make for a day of family fun. Best part? It’s all raising funds school programs. Don’t miss it! FREE, 11am-3pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1658265537753978/

GO TIGERS! Princeton Football is back, and facing off against Lehigh this Saturday at Robertson Stadium. Kickoff is at 5, but the Tigers are hosting ‘Community Day,’ with a lot of fun in store! Princeton athletes will host a free youth sports clinic for ages 5-12, a family fun-fest during halftime with activities & more, and post-show fireworks. (PS: Sign up for tickets by Thursday 9/24 and get them for free! (Afterwards: $10 for adults, $8 for kids.) tickets.princeton.edu

It’s NJ’s 350th Anniversary! Ring in the Garden State’s birthday and soak up some of our history with a celebration with the Princeton Battlefield Society. The day includes artillery demos, ice cream, fife and drum performances, encampment demonstrations, and an appearance by General George Washington! Tour the Battlefield and the Clarke House. FREE, 10am-8:30pm. www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com

Roll up your sleeves and put on the work gloves to give back this Saturday as the Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands host a Work Session in honor of National Public Lands Day. Head to the Mapleton Preserve on Mapleton Road in Kingston to help clear trails of trees and brush, get rid of invasive shrubs and vines, or join the weed, water & mulch team. Wear sturdy boots and gloves, and bring any saws, rakes, shovels or clippers you have. FREE, 2-4pm. www.fpnl.org

Sunday, September 27
Have an artful Sunday with a trip up to New Hope for the New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival! New Hope-Solebury High School hosts over 175 artists and craftsmen, sharing paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, wearable art, glass, photography and more. Admission is free, and they’re even offering a shuttle from downtown. Our suggestion? Make a day of it! Grab coffee in Lambertville, or do lunch or dinner in Lambertville or New Hope. 10am-5pm.  www.newhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com

Spend your Sunday night stargazing – or moongazing, rather – at St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell. The D&R Greenway Land Trust is hosting a ‘Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party’ at the barn on the preserve. FREE, 8:30pm. Register in advance: www.drgreenway.org

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