Our Weekend Picks: Bird Banding, Parklet Party & More!


Saturday June 10
Which plants are good, which plants are bad? Learn to identify native plants versus invasive ones, and find out how to get rid of those pesky invasives properly with the naturalists at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope. Register in advance. FREE, 9:30am. www.bhwp.org

Make sure your little ones are buckled into a safely-installed car seat with a free checkup at St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center. Stop by the Lawrenceville center for a Child Car Seat Check-up, with inspections being done by certified technicians. They’ll have activity books for kids, too! FREE, 10am-1:30pm. 2381 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, 609-896-9500, ext. 2215

Working on a knitting or crocheting project? Come show it off and work alongside others at Princeton Public Library’s Knit in Public Day! Starting at 11am, the four hour event is part of a world-wide celebration. FREE, 11am.  www.princetonlibrary.org

Welcome back, Princeton Parklet! The newly installed structure – themed the ‘energy playground’ – outside of Jazams on Palmer Square celebrates its grand opening with a celebration this Saturday. Stop by for the event to check it out, and get ready for a summer of enjoyment! FREE, 3-5pm.  www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Sunday June 11
Get up close to wild songbirds with a bird banding demonstration lead by field ornithologists from the Mercer County Park Commission! Register in advance and meet at Fiddler to visit the nets as the ornithologists band the birds. Email natureprograms@mercercounty.org. $20, 8:30am.

It’s the 75th anniversary of Casablanca, so the team of Raconteur Radio is bringing the classic movie to life – radio-style! Grab a seat at Princeton Public Library for a staged radio play of Casablanca. FREE, 2pm. www.princetonlibrary.org

A sunny weekend afternoon is the perfect time for some open air theater, and the season is underway at Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, located in Washington Crossing Park in Titusville. This weekend’s family-friendly presentation is The Little Mermaid. Bring the kids and the sunblock and catch the show! 4pm. Tickets at www.dpacatoat.com

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