Our Weekend Picks


Thursday, February 13
We bet your Valentines would love some local treats for Valentine’s Day – so stop by the indoor Princeton Farmer’s Market at Princeton Public Library to stock up on locally grown veggies, local eggs, fresh baked goods, honey, jams, candles, crafts and more. What’s sweeter than showing some love for our local producers? FREE, 11am-4pm.

Friday, February 14
Happy Valentine’s Day!

whole trade rosesWhole Trade Roses For Your Valentine
This week at Whole Foods Market Princeton, scoop up gorgeous roses for your Valentine, at a price that you’ll love: $24.99 for a Double Dozen. Whole Trade roses share the love – ensuring that farmers who grow them are paid fair wages, funding community programs, and more. Stop in on Thursday and Friday and leave with a bouquet of colorful roses for your sweetheart!

Saturday, February 15
It’s Harvard vs. Princeton in an epic, Ivy League  showdown… um, that is, Piano Battle. Come see students from both schools face off on 5 Grand Pianos at Richardson Auditorium, and carry on a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. One night only – and one night that you won’t forget. Music by Holst, Bizet, Scarlati, Bach and more. $15. 7:30pm. 609-258-2800

Bring the family to Stuart Day School for a presentation of Jack and the Beanstalk, presented by the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Variety Theater. Eva Farrell of Plainsboro brings the fearless Jack to life, with live music.  2pm and 7pm. $15. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Your family has gathered around the kitchen table in the snowy weather. Find out how our neighbors would have fared in 1900, with Howell Living History Farm’s ‘Winter Kitchen’. See the historic kitchen in action, with woodburning stove, ice-cooled fridge, and a pump skink. See and taste recipes, and get hands on with the historians at Howell.  10am-4pm, FREE. howellfarm.org

Gong Hey Fat Choy! Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Princeton Public Library with a lion dance, music, and games. Students from various heritages will share different Chinese cultural experiences as we welcome in the year of the horse. FREE, 2pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

Sunday, February 16
Join former New Jersey State Museum archivist Jim Wade  at Washington Crossing State Park for a presentation on the Paleo and Archaic Indians of New Jersey. Wade and regional reconstructive lithic technologist, Jim Silk, present an in-depth look at the Native Americans who once walked the forests and fields of our region. 1:30pm.Register in advance, free. 609-737-0609.

Spend Sunday at the Museum and take in ‘The Age of Sail’ at Morven Museum. The exhibition showcases over 100 maritime artifacts, and examines the history of sailing, sail making, naval warfare, shipbuilding, shipwrecks and rescues. New Jersey’s maritime history is also illustrated through paintings and etchings. We love Morven! $6, 12-4pm. http://morven.org/the-age-of-sail-nj-collection/



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