Our Weekend Picks


Thursday, May 15
In case you missed it, Thursday is the opening day of the Princeton Farmers’ Market’s outdoor season! Local vendors will be set up in tents in Hinds Plaza selling produce, cheese, baked goods, flowers, meat, eggs, freshly brewed coffee, preserves and more, with live music from noon through 2:30. The market is on, rain or shine, and we can’t wait to stock up for the weekend. FREE, 11am-4pm.

Raise a glass to Thursday night’s author event at Labyrinth Books! The bookseller will be hosting author Warren Bobrow, author of ‘Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today.’ The book features the types of drinks that today’s trendiest bartenders are drawing inspiration from! Hear the author, and, of course, mix up and sample a few drinks. FREE, 6pm.

Friday, May 16
Did you know that WPRB’s Spring Fundraiser is happening now? That’s right – our beloved local indie radio station is raising funds to keep its programming going strong. To get in the spirit, Small World Coffee is hosting WPRB DJ’s from ‘Motorfunker Radio’ – a funky, soulful show that airs on Tuesday nights – for an evening of live music and fundraising at the Witherspoon Street cafe. Drop in, soak up the music, and chip in to support 103.3! FREE, 8:30pm.

Sergio Bonotto graduated from Princeton High School in 1944 before joining the 86th Infantry Division machine gun squad during WWII. From the front, he sketched, before returning home to Princeton. Also a graduate of Princeton University and later a chemist, he also sketched scenes from around town. Princeton High School hosts an exhibit of Bonotto’s sketches, photographs from his travels, cartoons and more in ‘The Life of Sergio Bonotto: World War II Veteran and Princeton Artist.’ Visit the school for an opening in the Numina Gallery this Friday. FREE, 2-4pm.

Friday at Whole Foods Market Princeton: Localpalooza

Whole Foods Market Princeton loves everything local!
Visit the store and meet local artisans, musicians, vendors and not-for-profits from our community. Feeling musically inspired? Show off your Local Vocal at Karaoke!
FREE, 5-8pm. See the store’s full event calendar here.


Saturday, May 17
We love the Princeton University Art Museum, and it’s one of our favorite places to explore with the little ones. Feel the same? Why not bring the family to Princeton University Art Museum for ‘Family Day’ – an artful exploration of line, shape & color? Kids can get involved with hands on activities and scavenger hunts. FREE, 10:30am.

Saturday is Pennington Day! More than 100 vendors will take over East Curlis Avenue and Main Street in Pennington, with live entertainment, games and activities for kids, local crafters, food vendors and more. FREE, 10am-4pm.

Sunday, May 18
If your house is like our house, you can’t take a barefoot step through the living room without getting nailed by a lego – but the sting always vanishes when we see the determined look on our little builders’ faces as they work on their creations. The Princeton Public Library invites all young engineers to gather and build together at their “Lego Club” on Sunday. Runs from 1-2pm for kids in grades K-2, and 2-3pm for grades 3-5.

Learn something new this weekend – Explore the Institute Woods with the Washington Crossing Audubon Society this Sunday on a birding trip. The bird experts will lead a guided walk on the lookout for our feathered neighbors. FREE, 8am.

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