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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

New Jersey State Museum

Saturday, September 21, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Visit the New Jersey State Museum for Museum Day Live! This year we’re celebrating the influence of music. Enjoy a live performance in the Auditorium at 11:00 am by David Fry, “Voice of the People: A History of American Folk Music.” This interactive and entertaining musical experience explores the rich history of folk music. Dave Fry makes this distinctly American music a creative, contemporary, and accessible art form-and everyone will be dancing and singing in the end. Stop by the STEAM Center to discover how music influences visual artists and vice versa with historic and modern examples. Try your hand at creating art based on your favorite song! Drop in to the Imagination Studio and create your own instrument out of recycled materials. Plus - enjoy FREE Planetarium shows all day - programs at 12, 1, 2 and 3 pm. Visit the Museum's website to download your free ticket.

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Young Patriots Day
Young Patriots Day

Princeton Battlefield, 500 Mercer Street, Princeton

Saturday, September 21, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Activities for school-age children and families will highlight colonial life and the American Revolutionary War! The New Jersey Greys will demonstrate camp life with kids participating in marching and drilling. Demonstrations of musket and cannon firing. Meet and talk to George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Betsy Ross. Learn about 18th-century medicine and archaeology. Ask your questions about the Battle and the Revolution. Tour the Thomas Clarke House. Learn about New Jersey as the Crossroads of the American Revolution by visiting information tables set up by area historic sites. Bring a picnic basket and camera and enjoy the Battlefield’s landscape. Advance Registration donations of $10 per family by September 17 (registration per family on the day of the event will be $15). Registered kids will receive a welcome packet of gifts. (We cannot guarantee a welcome packet if not registered by September 17.) ​(rain date Saturday, September 28th)

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Places + Spaces: Maps and Memory
Places + Spaces: Maps and Memory

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton

Saturday, September 21, 2019

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Get inspired and create! These workshops are designed for kids between the ages of 6 and 10 and combine exploration in the galleries and experimentation with related materials and techniques in the studio. Each month features a different theme.

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Community & Staff Day
Community & Staff Day

Prinvceton University Stadium

Saturday, September 21, 2019

3:00 PM

Each fall, local residents join Princeton faculty, staff and students for Community and Staff Day, a celebration of sports, entertainment and community. The festivities coincide with a home football game of the Princeton Tigers, and they include family events such as a youth sports clinic hosted by Princeton University athletes, entertainment, crafts, and an information fair featuring local community organizations. Activities begin at 3:30 pm; kickoff is at 5:00 pm. Get your FREE tickets to the game at GoPrincetonTigers.com/tickets. Offer ends Thursday, September 19, 2019.

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Baseball Legends Storytime at Morven
Baseball Legends Storytime at Morven

Morven Museum and Garden

Thursday, September 26, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through its decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Outstanding writing and illustrations inspire understanding and affection for these lost heroes of our national game. Following our reading, we will take a stroll through our baseball exhibition and be inspired to create your own baseball card. One lucky winner will be chosen at Storytime to receive a Trenton Thunder mini race car model donated by Trenton Thunder.

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A Look Ahead

Kids Expo
Kids Expo

Princeton MarketFair

Sunday, September 29, 2019

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get the school year started off with some fun! Join us for our Kids Expo! There will be activities, games, prizes, giveaways & more!

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Autumn Market & Encampment
Autumn Market & Encampment

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Saturday, October 19, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Travel back in time and experience the life of the Founding Fathers during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s annual Autumn Encampment & Market. During this event, colonial townspeople will gather at their marketplace in the historic village area of the park to sell their wares while soldiers drill 18th-century military tactics. The park’s fife and drum corps will perform throughout the day. Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including crafts, cooking demonstrations, tours of historic buildings, and one-on-one interaction with colonial reenactors. This event will be held rain or shine.

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