Our Weekend Picks: Movies, Kayaking, Funk….

Friday July 14
It’s a night of free family fun in Princeton with Palmer Square’s Summer Movies on the Green! This weekend’s film is ‘The Parent Trap.’ Plan a family night with dinner in town, or grab some ice cream before spreading your blanket out on the green for a movie under the stars. FREE, 8:30pm. www.palmersquare.com

Explore Lake Mercer with the Mercer County Park Commission this Friday. Park Naturalists invite paddlers 16+ of all skill levels to tour the lake on kayak, checking out turtles, songbirds, lakeside wildflowers, and more. Best part? Kayaks, paddles & life jackets are provided! Register in advance. $25. 9:30am-12pm. Call 609-888-3218

Saturday July 15
Clean out the garage! Get the junk out of the basement! It’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day for Mercer County residents. From 8am-2pm, bring your ID and your items to the Fire School on Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence to get them disposed of safely and for free. For a list of acceptable materials, click here: www.mcianj.org

The forecast looks like it will be summer evening for a walk around Princeton. Join Princeton Tour Company for a late afternoon walking tour through the University campus and neighborhoods to learn all about Princeton’s history, its role in the Revolutionary War, and its most famous face: Albert Einstein! $25, 4-6pm.www.princetontourcompany.com

Ready to get funky? Get your tickets for the Ambassadors of Funk Fest at Mercer County Park’s Festival Grounds this Saturday night. Trenton’s own Instant Funk and Mass Production will be serving up the jams alongside legendary Dexter Wansel and his Philadelphia review. 6pm. www.mercercountyparks.org

Or, keep it country with an evening hayride at Howell Living History Farm. Hop on the wagon for a free, 20 minute horse-drawn ride through the scenic fields and meadows. FREE, 5-8pm. www.howellfarm.org

Sunday July 16
Make a splash this Sunday with naturalists at Titusville’s Washington Crossing State Park. It’s a Pond Study: your chance to use nets to collect and examine what’s living in the park’s pond, and to learn all about them. Register in advance by calling 609-737-0623. FREE, 1:30pm.

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