Thursday, May 1
If you’ve visited – or even walked past – the Princeton University Art Museum recently, you’ve noticed two new sculptures by the infamous Alexander Calder, on loan to the museum. This Thursday, join acclaimed art critic Jed Perl for a lecture on Calder in McCormick 101. In addition to having been the art critic at The New Republic since 1994, Mr. Perl is in the process of writing the first full-length biography on Calder. FREE, 5:00pm. http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/visit/calendar/2014-02/lecture-jed-perl
Friday, May 2
Friday night brings Arts Beast 2014 to Rider University – an epic, collaborative community art festival. Beginning at 11:30am and running until midnight, the celebration includes interactive art opportunities – paint a pair of canvas shoes, tie dye a tshirt – free food, entertainment, prizes and chances to see the arts in action. Graffiti and mosaics in progress! Learn more about Arts Beast: http://www.rider.edu/events/2014-artbeast-festival
Coming Up at Whole Foods Market Princeton: Kids in the Kitchen – Mother’s Day
I Can Make Snacks for Mom
Saturday, May 3 – 11:00am-12:00pm
For ages 3 & 4 with a parent or guardian, please. Culinary Instructor Chris will lead kids in easy fun as they prepare (and eat) veggies with dip.
I Can Make Lunch for Mom
Saturday, May 3 – 1:30pm-3:00pm
For ages 5, 6 & 7 with a parent or guardian, please. Culinary Instructor Chris will teach kids in making (and eating) pita pizzas and fresh salad.
$15 per child. Registration require. Click here to register.
Saturday, May 3
Something for the beer lovers: Get your tickets to the Washington Crossing Brewfest, happening on Saturday at Washington Crossing Park. Try 2oz samples of beers from dozens of American breweries, like Brooklyn Brewing Company, Stone, Victory, Oskar Blues, Flying Fish, and Lagunitas… to name a few. What could make a day of beer even better? Live music and food! Tickets are $40 for those who wish to partake, but the designated drivers only need to pay $10. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. 12:30-4:30pm. http://www.washingtoncrossingbrewfest.com/
You’ve seen the tents going up on the lawn of the Morven Museum; it’s time for Morven in May! This weekend, visit the museum a celebration of art, craft and garden. A native plant sale will inspire you to fill your spring garden beds, and local artisans will be showcasing their crafts and wares in an arts & crafts show. Plant sale is free; admission to the craft show is $10. 10am-5pm.
Look, up in the sky! It’s Kite Day at Terhune Orchards. Bring a kite from home, buy one at the farm store, or make one to fly in the farm’s 10 acre pasture. Old-fashioned games, live music, tractor-drawn wagon rides and more spell out a fun afternoon, rain or shine, at the farm. FREE, 10am-5pm. www.terhuneorchards.com
Sunday, May 4
What’s a cyclovia? It’s when a street is blocked off to cars, allowing people to walk, push strollers, skate, run, bike, use wheelchairs and walkers, rollerblade, skateboard, dance, and use the road in creative ways. Get your sneakers on, because the Princeton Cyclovia will take place on Quaker Road, from the junction at Princeton Pike all the way to the canal near Nassau Park Boulevard! The day will include guided bird walks, guided bike loops, historic walks along the D&R Canal and more. FREE, 12-4pm. http://princetonnj.gov/bicycle.html
Expo: Friendship is a resource fair featuring organizations that focus on special needs – including exhibitors, speakers, a drop-off service for children, activities and more. Organized by the Friendship Circle of Greater Mercer County and hosted by Princeton Day School, the event will raise awareness for our neighbors with special needs with activities for the whole family. FREE, 10am-4pm. Learn more at www.expofriendship.org