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OUR PICKS OF THE WEEK

Butterfly Tea Party
Butterfly Tea Party

The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington

Saturday, June 29, 2019

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come meet our butterflies! We will tour the butterfly house, try to catch some wild butterflies in our nets, and then finish with a story and a ‘tea’ party of lemonade and sugar cookies in the shade.

Age: 3 - 10

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Freedom Festival
Freedom Festival

Mercer County Park

Saturday, June 29, 2019

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come out to Mercer County Park for summer festivities in preparation for the 4th of July. Freedom Festival will have plenty of carnival rides, food, entertainment and of course fireworks! Bring family and friends to celebrate the summer.

Age: All ages

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A LOOK AHEAD

Independence Day Celebration: Living History Day
Independence Day Celebration: Living History Day

Washington Crossing Historic Park

July 4, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

At Washington Crossing Historic Park, you can watch living historians demonstrate their crafts, tour the buildings in the Historic Village, and see a military encampment. A highlight of the day will be readings of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM.

Age: All ages

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Colonial Field Day
Colonial Field Day

Washington Crossing Historic Park

July 5, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Round up your family or friends for a morning of spirited colonial competition! At Colonial Field Day on Friday, July 5 at 10 AM, you’ll be pitted against other groups in some of the most popular games and activities from the 18th century. This event is free, but registration is required by calling the park at 215-493-4076. This is a rain or shine event. In addition, the Friends of Washington Crossing Park will give free guided tours on Friday, July 5 as part of our Independence Day weekend. Guests are invited to take a free tour of the Historic Village or the Thompson-Neely House and Grist Mill, or enjoy free admission to Bowman’s Hill Tower. Tours will run from 10 AM until 4 PM and are first come, first served. No registration is required.

Age: All ages

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Freedom Festival State Fair
Freedom Festival State Fair

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds

July 10, 2019

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests can enjoy attractions and games as well as great fair food and picnic grounds. We will have a variety of exciting activities including a magic show, live animals, racing pigs and much more! Bring the whole family for a fun experience. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $17.50 and can be purchased on line for $15.00.

Age: All ages

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THE WEEK AHEAD

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Baby Boot Camp Fitness Classes

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our 60-minute stroller fitness classes cater to moms of all fitness levels: pregnant moms, new moms, and moms with one or more stroller-aged children. Our interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Fitness for you. Fun for your little one.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years old

 

Robot Challenges

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: scienceSeeds, 29 Emmons Drive Suite G10, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: From Lego robotics to the mBot and Marty (our walking robot), we have robots that can kick, move, dance, and - most importantly - obey your commands. Remember the robots will only do what you tell them to do. Join us for a week of fun challenges and competition where you will discover how sensors work, develop your programming skills, and discover the amazing and versatile world of robotics. Work with a partner to develop challenges for other groups to conquer. Think outside the box and put your imagination and innovation skills to work!

Age: 9-14

 

Robotics for Beginners

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: scienceSeeds, 29 Emmons Drive Suite G10, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: Join us for a week of hands-on fun as we explore the world of programming, building, and the exciting field of robotics. Through a series of challenges, your child will learn basic programming concepts as they try to make their robot follow a line, move an object, and more. Participants will gain an understanding of how robots work and learn about electricity and circuits as well.

Age: 6-8

 

Kids Art Camp

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Paper Source, Princeton

Details: Looking for a creative way for your kids to spend their summer days? This week-long experience is perfect for your junior crafters. During this week, kids will be encouraged to discover, design and create with a variety of materials and will come away with several finished projects ranging from paper crafts to clay creations. Classes run for two hours every Monday - Friday.

Age: 7 - 9

 

Kids Art Camp

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Paper Source, Princeton

Details: Looking for a creative way for your kids to spend their summer days? This week-long experience is perfect for your junior crafters. During this week, kids will be encouraged to discover, design and create with a variety of materials and will come away with several finished projects ranging from paper crafts to shrinky-dink accessories. Classes run for two hours every Monday - Friday.

Age: 10 and up

 

Gymboree Open Play Gym

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Gymboree Play & Music Princeton

Details: Come in and play at our Open Play Gym. Parents and children aged mobile – 5 years of age are welcome to join us for some free play time in our specially designed play scape. Free for Members, drop in rates available for Non-Members.

Age: Mobile-5 years

 

Summer Courtyard Concert Series

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Princeton Shopping Center

Details: The Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center present a 37 year-old tradition, the annual Summer Courtyard Concert Series! Join us in the Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard for the best in local and regional world, R&B, rock, blues, and more, every Thursday. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair! Enjoy special offers and discounts from PSC shops while you enjoy the show.

Age: All ages

 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Baby Boot Camp Fitness Classes

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our 60-minute stroller fitness classes cater to moms of all fitness levels: pregnant moms, new moms, and moms with one or more stroller-aged children. Our interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Fitness for you. Fun for your little one.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years old

 

Robot Challenges

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: scienceSeeds, 29 Emmons Drive Suite G10, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: From Lego robotics to the mBot and Marty (our walking robot), we have robots that can kick, move, dance, and - most importantly - obey your commands. Remember the robots will only do what you tell them to do. Join us for a week of fun challenges and competition where you will discover how sensors work, develop your programming skills, and discover the amazing and versatile world of robotics. Work with a partner to develop challenges for other groups to conquer. Think outside the box and put your imagination and innovation skills to work!

Age: 9-14

 

Robotics for Beginners

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: scienceSeeds, 29 Emmons Drive Suite G10, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: Join us for a week of hands-on fun as we explore the world of programming, building, and the exciting field of robotics. Through a series of challenges, your child will learn basic programming concepts as they try to make their robot follow a line, move an object, and more. Participants will gain an understanding of how robots work and learn about electricity and circuits as well.

Age: 6-8

 

Kids Art Camp

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Paper Source, Princeton

Details: Looking for a creative way for your kids to spend their summer days? This week-long experience is perfect for your junior crafters. During this week, kids will be encouraged to discover, design and create with a variety of materials and will come away with several finished projects ranging from paper crafts to clay creations. Classes run for two hours every Monday - Friday.

Age: 7 - 9

 

Open Studio at Pinot's Palette

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Pinot's Palette - Princeton

Details: Its Open Studio for the kids in mind! We will have special kids instructions and sketched out kids canvases and they can also paint whatever they want! Adults are welcome also!

Age: 5 and up

 

Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Tulpehaking Nature Center

Details: Gather with your little ones while our educators share a story worthy of the Abbott Marshlands, followed by a craft or activity. Donations benefit the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands.

Age: 2-8

 

Friday Fun Day Storytime

11:00 AM

Location: Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Details: Join us every Friday for Storytime in our Children's Department. From classic stories and favorite characters, to seasonal stories and new releases, there's always something fun in store. Coloring activities to follow.

Age: 6 and under

 

Tiger Tales

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University

Details: You're invited to join us at our very special, very interactive story time. We begin with a picture book and end with a creative hands-on project to take home! Note: This program is run on a first-come, first-served basis and has restrictions on class size and age range.

Age: 3 - 5

 

Kids Art Camp

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Paper Source, Princeton

Details: Looking for a creative way for your kids to spend their summer days? This week-long experience is perfect for your junior crafters. During this week, kids will be encouraged to discover, design and create with a variety of materials and will come away with several finished projects ranging from paper crafts to shrinky-dink accessories. Classes run for two hours every Monday - Friday.

Age: 10 and up

 

Gymboree Open Play Gym

3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Gymboree Play & Music Princeton

Details: Come in and play at our Open Play Gym. Parents and children aged mobile – 5 years of age are welcome to join us for some free play time in our specially designed play scape. Free for Members, drop in rates available for Non-Members.

Age: Mobile-5 years

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Baby Boot Camp Fitness Classes

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our 60-minute stroller fitness classes cater to moms of all fitness levels: pregnant moms, new moms, and moms with one or more stroller-aged children. Our interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Fitness for you. Fun for your little one.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years old

 

Open House

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Code Ninjas Hillsborough

Details: Join us for FREE Family Fun at Grand Opening! Win an Xbox One Minecraft Edition!! More cool prizes too! Tour our brand new facility, learn how your kids 7-14 years old can learn to code by building their very own video game! Preview our Summer Camps. Robotics demonstration by Hillsborough RoboRaiders FIRST Team 75! Treats including Sweetberry Bowls samples! Ribbon Cutting 10:00 AM with local dignitaries.

Age: 7-14

 

Butterfly Tea Party

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington

Details: Come meet our butterflies! We will tour the butterfly house, try to catch some wild butterflies in our nets, and then finish with a story and a ‘tea’ party of lemonade and sugar cookies in the shade.

Age: 3 - 10

 

Planetarium

12:00 PM

Location: New Jersey State Museum

Details: Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo. Featured shows: 12:00pm - Magic Tree House Space Mission (preschool and up); 1:00pm - One World, One Sky (ages 3 - 6); 2:00pm - Heart of the Sun (all ages); 3:00pm CapCAM Go!

Age: All ages

 

Family Fun Concert: Steve Pullara

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave

Details: Grammy recipient Steve Pullara brings his popular Cool Beans Music ® to your family! Get ready for a really interactive children's family concert. Steve Pullara's Cool Beans Music Concerts are considered among the top their genre. Bring your kids and grand-kids for a rollicking musical time through Steve's 20-plus years of award winning songs. They're guaranteed to put a smile on everybody's face. Put on your dancing shoes for a lively and upbeat show that your children will remember for a lifetime!

Age: All ages

 

Freedom Festival

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Mercer County Park

Details: Come out to Mercer County Park for summer festivities in preparation for the 4th of July. Freedom Festival will have plenty of carnival rides, food, entertainment and of course fireworks! Bring family and friends to celebrate the summer.

Age: All ages

 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Gymboree Open Play Gym

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Gymboree Play & Music Princeton

Details: Come in and play at our Open Play Gym. Parents and children aged mobile – 5 years of age are welcome to join us for some free play time in our specially designed play scape. Free for Members, drop in rates available for Non-Members.

Age: Mobile-5 years

 

Baby Boot Camp Fitness Classes

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our 60-minute stroller fitness classes cater to moms of all fitness levels: pregnant moms, new moms, and moms with one or more stroller-aged children. Our interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Fitness for you. Fun for your little one.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years old

 

Baby & Me Storytime

11:00 AM

Location: Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Details: Introducing our new Baby & Me Storytime for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones.

Age: 0-24 months old

 

Planetarium

12:00 PM

Location: New Jersey State Museum

Details: Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo. Featured shows: 12:00pm - Magic Tree House Space Mission (preschool and up); 1:00pm - One World, One Sky (ages 3 - 6); 2:00pm - Heart of the Sun (all ages); 3:00pm CapCAM Go!

Age: All ages

 

Feed the Animals

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Tulpehaking Nature Center

Details: It’s lunchtime for our education animals! See what it takes to keep them healthy, clean, and fed. We might even enlist some willing hands to help. Will you be our animal caretaker for a day?

Age: 2-13

 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Baby Boot Camp Fitness Classes

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our 60-minute stroller fitness classes cater to moms of all fitness levels: pregnant moms, new moms, and moms with one or more stroller-aged children. Our interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Fitness for you. Fun for your little one.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years old

 

Icky Sticky Science

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: scienceSeeds

Details: Sometimes it's slimy, sometimes it's stinky, sometimes its sticky, sometimes it EXPLODES! But hey, that's chemistry for you. In this class we will create slime, discover what is in a burp, uncover the potential of carbon dioxide, make cotton candy, and so much more! So throw on your safety goggles and explore the icky, sticky potential of chemical reactions.

Age: 4-6

 

Superhero Science

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: scienceSeeds, 29 Emmons Drive Suite G10, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: Superheroes in movies and comic books have powers that we can only dream of. But can any of their traits be explained by science? Could we someday have X-ray vision or fly like Superman, swing like Spiderman or swim like Aquaman? Join us for this week of science fun as we show you the physics of flying, the biology of super strength, the chemistry of our super human friends, and what we need to make this fiction a reality. This is a 3-day camp.

Age: 6-12

 

Planetarium

10:30 AM

Location: New Jersey State Museum

Details: Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo. Featured shows: 10:30am - Tales of Mayan Skies; 11:30am - Heart of the Sun (all ages); 1:30pm CapCAM Go!

Age: All ages

 

Gymboree Open Play Gym

2:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Gymboree Play & Music Princeton

Details: Come in and play at our Open Play Gym. Parents and children aged mobile – 5 years of age are welcome to join us for some free play time in our specially designed play scape. Free for Members, drop in rates available for Non-Members.

Age: Mobile-5 years

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Baby Boot Camp Fitness Classes

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our 60-minute stroller fitness classes cater to moms of all fitness levels: pregnant moms, new moms, and moms with one or more stroller-aged children. Our interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Fitness for you. Fun for your little one.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years old

 

Icky Sticky Science

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: scienceSeeds, 29 Emmons Drive Suite G10, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: Sometimes it's slimy, sometimes it's stinky, sometimes its sticky, sometimes it EXPLODES! But hey, that's chemistry for you. In this class we will create slime, discover what is in a burp, uncover the potential of carbon dioxide, make cotton candy, and so much more! So throw on your safety goggles and explore the icky, sticky potential of chemical reactions.

Age: 4-6

 

Superhero Science

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: scienceSeeds, 29 Emmons Drive Suite G10, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: Superheroes in movies and comic books have powers that we can only dream of. But can any of their traits be explained by science? Could we someday have X-ray vision or fly like Superman, swing like Spiderman or swim like Aquaman? Join us for this week of science fun as we show you the physics of flying, the biology of super strength, the chemistry of our super human friends, and what we need to make this fiction a reality. This is a 3-day camp.

Age: 6-12

 

Planetarium

10:30 AM

Location: New Jersey State Museum

Details: Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo. Featured shows: 10:30am - Tales of Mayan Skies; 11:30am - Heart of the Sun (all ages); 1:30pm CapCAM Go!

Age: All ages

 

Pottery Barn Kids Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Pottery Barn Kids, Market Fair Mall

Details: Join us for readings, activities and more at the Pottery Barn Kids Story Time at Market Fair Mall.

Age: All ages

 

Gymboree Open Play Gym

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Gymboree Play & Music Princeton

Details: Come in and play at our Open Play Gym. Parents and children aged mobile – 5 years of age are welcome to join us for some free play time in our specially designed play scape. Free for Members, drop in rates available for Non-Members.

Age: Mobile-5 years

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Baby Boot Camp Fitness Classes

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Princeton Marketfair Mall

Details: Our 60-minute stroller fitness classes cater to moms of all fitness levels: pregnant moms, new moms, and moms with one or more stroller-aged children. Our interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Fitness for you. Fun for your little one.

Age: 6 weeks to 6 years old

 

Icky Sticky Science

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: scienceSeeds, 29 Emmons Drive Suite G10, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: Sometimes it's slimy, sometimes it's stinky, sometimes its sticky, sometimes it EXPLODES! But hey, that's chemistry for you. In this class we will create slime, discover what is in a burp, uncover the potential of carbon dioxide, make cotton candy, and so much more! So throw on your safety goggles and explore the icky, sticky potential of chemical reactions.

Age: 4-6

 

Superhero Science

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: scienceSeeds, 29 Emmons Drive Suite G10, Princeton, NJ 08540

Details: Superheroes in movies and comic books have powers that we can only dream of. But can any of their traits be explained by science? Could we someday have X-ray vision or fly like Superman, swing like Spiderman or swim like Aquaman? Join us for this week of science fun as we show you the physics of flying, the biology of super strength, the chemistry of our super human friends, and what we need to make this fiction a reality. This is a 3-day camp.

Age: 6-12

 

Butterfly House Tours

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: The Watershed Institute

Details: Join us for a guided tour of the butterfly house to view and learn about local butterfly species. If time and weather allows, we may try catching wild butterflies in the field. Cameras welcome. Tours will continue weekly, all summer.

Age: All ages welcome

 

Planetarium

10:30 AM

Location: New Jersey State Museum

Details: Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo. Featured shows: 10:30am - Tales of Mayan Skies; 11:30am - Heart of the Sun (all ages); 1:30pm CapCAM Go!

Age: All ages

 

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

11:00 AM

Location: Barnes and Noble, Markert Fair Mall

Details: Join us every Wednesday for Storytime in our Children's Department featuring your favorite characters and wacky adventures. Coloring activities to follow.

Age: 6 and under

 

Gymboree Open Play Gym

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Gymboree Play & Music Princeton

Details: Come in and play at our Open Play Gym. Parents and children aged mobile – 5 years of age are welcome to join us for some free play time in our specially designed play scape. Free for Members, drop in rates available for Non-Members.

Age: Mobile-5 years

 

 

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