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Family Barn Dance for All Ages
Family Barn Dance for All Ages

Suzanne Patterson Center

Sunday, January 20, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Princeton Country Dancers present a family dance with square dances, contra dances, play party games and other traditional American dances; it’s great fun for the whole family, from children to parents and grandparents and other folks of all ages. Dances will be led by caller Janet Mills with live music provided by the Mixed Age Dance Band. Musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the MAD Band - there is a rehearsal immediately before each family dance.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Event: A celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy through art and music
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Event: A celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy through art and music

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

Monday, January 21, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the Arts Council of Princeton to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with hands-on art and history activities, music, and discussions as they relate to Dr. King’s life, teachings, and civic engagement. The morning begins with a free community breakfast featuring speakers Tracy K. Smith and Rev. Lukata Mjumbe. This community event is held in collaboration with the Paul Robeson House, Princeton University, JaZams, Princeton Family YMCA, and the Historical Society of Princeton.

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Kids Pie Baking Class
Kids Pie Baking Class

Lillipies, Princeton

Monday, January 21, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn pie baking at Lillipies.

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Family Fun: Pizza at Home
Family Fun: Pizza at Home

Sur La Table, Quaker Bridge Mall

Monday, January 21, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Forget pizza delivery and make your own savory pies at home. Kids and adults alike will enjoy making pizza dough for homemade pizzas and learn how to put together a super simple and delicious tomato sauce. Plus we'll churn gelato for a sweet finish.

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Family Hike: To the Brook and Back
Family Hike: To the Brook and Back

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Saturday, January 26, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us as we hike the Stony Brook Trail on the Reserve to enjoy the wonders of winter. Hike past meandering streams, discover an old cattle path, and meet the Hobbit Tree on the way. Dress in warm layers and wear insulated waterproof boots. The hike will be about 3 miles in length. Co-sponsored by the Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

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Barnes & Noble Puzzle Party
Barnes & Noble Puzzle Party

Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Saturday, January 26, 2019

2:00 PM

Celebrate National Puzzle Month with a Puzzle Party! This all-ages event has something for everyone including activities from Curious Jane Magazine, crosswords, word searches, a puzzle tournament, and jigsaw puzzles.

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Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

McCarter Theatre Center

Saturday, January 26, 2019

3:00 PM

Bring your wands, Potter fans! This gloriously goofy parody takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing (or “potting”) all seven Harry Potter books, and a real-life game of Quidditch involving the audience, into 70 hilarious minutes with songs, ridiculous props, and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. And even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter is perfect for ages 8 to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed). Shows at 3pm & 8pm.

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A Look Ahead

Wassailing the Apple Trees
Wassailing the Apple Trees

Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton

Saturday, February 2, 2019

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Raise a glass of hot cider with us as Terhune Orchards honors the trees that give us our wonderful apples. The ancient British tradition of wassailing the apple trees to protect them from harm is a popular winter celebration at Terhune Orchards that you won’t want to miss! Activities include singing, dancing and playing of primitive instruments, toasts of hot cider and placing gifts of cider-soaked bread in the tree branches while chanting the lively words of praise and New Year. Warm yourself next to our bonfire (marshmallow roasting included) or in our store. Live music will be performed all afternoon in the wine barn by Spiced Punch.

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Hearts On Fire, Palmer Square on Ice
Hearts On Fire, Palmer Square on Ice

Palmer Square Green, Princeton

Saturday, February 9, 2019

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Don’t miss this weekend-long Winter Festival on the Square! Marvel at LIVE ice carvings on Saturday from 12pm – 3pm, and throughout the weekend. Enjoy live strolling music. Pose for whimsical caricatures of you and your sweetheart. Create special gifts at the Valentine craft station

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George Washington’s Birthday Party
George Washington’s Birthday Party

Washington Crossing Historic Park – Lower Park

Sunday, February 17, 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bring the whole family to help George Washington celebrate his 287th birthday. Various children’s activities will be offered in the park buildings and Visitor Center. Children are encouraged to bring homemade birthday cards to present to General Washington. At 2 PM, visitors will sing Happy Birthday to George and enjoy cake that he will cut with his sword.

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Princeton Junior School

You are invited to the PJS Early Childhood Program (Ages 2 - 5) Open House on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:30am and the PJS Primary Years Program (Kindergarten - Grade 5) Open House on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:30am.

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Gymland

Come to MLK…Fun Day at Gymland this Monday, January 21, 2019 from 10am - 1pm.

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