Thursday, June 19
We love Lawrenceville! Celebrate community with a night at Weeden Park for ‘Music in the Park.’ Main Street’s park will host the Riverside Bluegrass Band for a live performance. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy the jams. FREE, 6:30 www.LawrencevilleMainStreet.com
Friday, June 20
Hey, you guyyyyys! It’s an outdoor movie night at the Princeton Family YMCA. Catch ‘The Goonies’ on the Y’s Athletic field. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and get there around 8pm to get set up, but the PG movie starts at dusk. FREE, RSVP to 609.497.9622. www.princetonymca.org
Get outside on Friday with a Butterfly Walk, brought to you by the Mercer County Park Commission. Nature lovers of all levels can meet at Mercer Meadows on Blackwell Road to explore the fields and discuss the insects that inhabit them. FREE. 9:30-11:30am. www.mercercountyparks.org
Share the Buzz This Weekend at Whole Foods Market Princeton
Saturday, June 21st, 11am- 2pm – Fun activities for children and adults!
-Marian Bolum will demonstrate DIY beeswax lip balm making at 11am and 12:30pm
-Honey bee crafts for kids in the café, including face painting and honey butter making and more throughout the store.
$3 for each activity, which will be donated to the NJ Beekeepers Association.
…and! Help Whole Foods spread the buzz about our pollinators! Stop by the cafe area in the store to make crafty bees that will be hung in the store. Materials and instructions will be available, so channel your inner artist and make a bee-autiful crafts. For every bee that is made, Whole Foods will donate $1 to the New Jersey Beekeepers Association. 172 bees have been made so far! Help hit the goal of 500 bees before July 1st!
Saturday, June 21
One of our favorite art events all year is here – Art All Night at Artworks in Trenton! Visit the Robeling Wireworks building for 24 hours of community art, live music, food vendors, kid’s activities, art demonstrations, and more. This year, there will be dueling muralists, a glassblowing installation, 1000 local artists and over 50 musical acts. It starts at 3pm on Saturday and runs non-stop till 3pm on Sunday. Admission is FREE and it’s always a blast. www.artworkstrenton.org
Come on, parents, sing it with us: ‘Let it go….!’ Chances are, everyone in your household knows the lyrics to Frozen, so round up the family for Kelsey Theater’s Frozen Sing-A-Long. The movie will be played with lyrics on screen, and admission comes with a bag of goodies. Costumes are encouraged – there’s a costume contest! $14-18, 10am and 2pm. www.kelseytheatre.net
Sunday, June 22
Have you seen? The fireflies are back! Head to Terhune Orchards and celebrate the lightning bugs at their Firefly Festival. An evening of nature, pony rides, firefly hunting, and live music from Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band awaits. FREE, $5 for craft activities. 4-9pm. www.terhuneorchards.com
Downton Abbey fans know that Season 5 is being filmed now – and the anticipation is high! Join Roz Batt and Greta Villere for a formal afternoon tea and a weekly screening of episodes from Season 4 at Princeton Public Library’s ‘CommuniTea.’ (Do you think next season we’ll find out what happened to Edith’s boyfriend?) FREE. Register in advance. 3pm.