Our Weekend Picks: New Year Edition

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 8.27.57 PMThe Start of 2015, and The Anniversary of the Battle of Princeton

Thursday, January 1
Happy New Year, friends! Welcome the New Year with a hike in Kingston! Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands invite you to join them on a 1.5 mile loop hike through the preserve on Mapleton Road. (In addition to being a lovely way to welcome 2015, this is a lovely way to burn off the calories from the holiday treats we’ve been enjoying!) Register in advance. FREE, 11am. www.fpnl.org

5%DaySave the Date: Shop Whole Foods & Support West Windsor Arts Council
On Wednesday, January 14th, shop and support the West Windsor Arts Council at Whole Foods Market Princeton’s 5% Day! A portion of the store’s profits will be donated to the local organization,  whose mission is to provide professional quality community arts programming to support, educate, inspire and promote the arts and art appreciation. The Arts Council will set up a table with information and FAMOUS ARTIST MUSTACHE face painting from 12-6pm! Visit the store’s website for more information & fun foodie events.

Saturday, January 3
Saturday marks the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Princeton, and you can relive it in real-time with the Princeton Battlefield Society. This was the first battle won against the professional British army, and was a turning point in the Revolutionary war! In 2015, reenactment soldiers will be marching from the Old Barracks in Trenton, leaving at midnight the night before. In the morning, British Army historian William P. Tatum III will trace the steps of both the British & American units at the same time of day as the original battle. Wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes, and prepare to get a look at the Princeton battlefield like you never have before. FREE (donation suggested, to benefit the renovation of the Thomas Clarke House.) 7-9:30am. www.theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.com

At the Bainbridge House at 158 Nassau Street, families can learn all about the battle at the Battle of Princeton Celebration, hosted by the Historical Society of Princeton. The celebration is designed for children ages 8 and up. Register in advance, $4. 10am. www.princetonhistory.org

Sunday, January 4
It’s your last chance to catch the Festival of Trees at Morven Museum. The holiday trees were gorgeously decorated by local businesses, garden clubs & organizations and decorate the hallways and rooms of the historic mansion. $6, 12-4pm. www.morven.org

Ski-Guide-2015-smSki Trip! Get Your Gear & Hit the Slopes with PrincetonScoop

Our 2015 Northeast Ski Guide has everything you need for a family friendly day on the slopes. From where to get your gear, what to pack, & how to keep it fun, the guide covers all things ski. Plus: find special Scoops on mountains throughout the northeast, and get the drive times to each (calculated from the front steps of Small World Coffee!)

Click here to check it out.

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