P-Rade & More: Our Weekend Picks

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Featured Event of the WeekHamilton Logo *Hamilton Jewelers’ 18th annual Watch Fair is this Friday and Saturday! The event includes thousands of watches from over 20 of the world’s finest watch makers, including Breitling, Tudor, TAG Heuer, Hermes, Cartier, and more. Trade in an old watch for a discount on a new one and take advantage of special financing and complimentary engraving for new watches during the event! Plus, visit on Friday for free trolley rides around town from 11-5, or on Saturday to see master watchmakers at work. Click for more info.

Thursday, May 29
Our weekend grocery shopping starts at the Princeton Farmers’ Market in Hinds Plaza (and continues at Saturday’s West Windsor Plainsboro Community Market held at Princeton Junction train station!) Though the weather might not feel like summer, summer’s bounty is what the local producers are bringing to us! Shop for produce, cheese, breads, baked goods, flowers, beef, poultry, eggs, sweets, preserves and more – with music from 12-2:30pm. FREE, 11am-4pm.

Friday, May 30
For an artful Friday afternoon, visit the Princeton University Art Museum for a discussion on modern and contemporary art. Mark Stevens joins Princeton alumni and art collector Preston H. Haskell, whose collection is on display in the museum’s exhibit, ‘Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell.’ FREE, 3:30pm.

“Maria, Maria, Maria….!” The Washington Crossing Open Air Theater has kicked off their season of shows in the park, and this weekend, they present ‘West Side Story.’ Bring a blanket, a seat cushion and a flashlight and grab a seat under the stars as the actors bring the story to life on the park stage. 7:30pm, $15.

H&HThis Weekend at Whole Foods Market Princeton
The Thrill of the Grill! Stop by the store by 6/30 and check out the awesome grill on display in the floral vestibule. Like it? It could be yours! Enter to win the grill or other great grilling prizes, courtesy of Whole Foods Market and H&H Appliance Center in East Windsor.
(The winner is welcome to invite us over for dinner this summer…)

Saturday, May 31
It’s that time of year – Princeton Reunions Weekend has arrived, and P-Rade is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The university’s alumni will march through campus in a triumphant display of black and orange, class by class, and once all the alumni have passed, this year’s graduates will join in the march. Open to the public. FREE, 2pm.

What’s happening in the stream? Join teacher-naturalists from the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed for the Great Stream Exploration of the Stony Brook. Kids will search for life in and around the brook, learning about the stream’s ecosystem. Be sure to wear boots, and be ready to get a little muddy! Register. $5, 10am-12pm.

The Mercer County D.A.R.E. Carnival runs all week, from Wednesday through Sunday at Mercer County Park. Rides, games, and food, with fireworks on Saturday night. FREE, 10am-5pm.

Sunday, June 1
A family trip to Bordentown becomes a trip back in time at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire at Liberty Lake this weekend. Jousting, sword fighting, falconry (really), boat rides and more bring the olden days to life. Also, we hear Shakespeare has writer’s block – and he needs some help! $20, 10am-6pm, 1195 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown.

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