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|September 2019||Full month|
Join us for the 20th Team Parkinson 5K & Fun Run at Carnegie Center and help raise awareness and funds for much-needed research into Parkinson’s disease. Proceeds support Parkinson’s disease research. In addition to the USATF-certified and -sanctioned 5K race course and 1-Mile Fun Run, there will be family-friendly activities—with a Kids’ Zone, Refreshments, Door Prizes, and a Parkinson’s Disease Information Booth. Walkers, families, individuals, and teams are welcome. Our race is conveniently located off Route 1 North, and our venue offers free and ample parking and indoor restroom facilities. Every Fun Run participant receives a medal.
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.
Join us for September’s Small Explorers program; our theme is Art Exploration: Sculpture. We’ll read “Sandy’s Circus” by Tanya Lee Stone. We’ll visit the American Perspectives gallery to explore sculpture by Alexander Calder, then head back to the STEAM Center for fun hands-on activities. This free program is offered at 10 am and 12 noon and is designed for children 6 months to 5 years old and their caregiver. Space is limited, reservations are required. Contact Kerry.Scott@sos.nj.gov to reserve your spot. Reservation requests must be received by 10:00 am the Friday before the program in order for staff to confirm space availability.
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)
Morven is participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s national Museum Day, offering free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders. Docent-led tours will be offered at 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. *Separate tickets required for each event* "Generations Baroque Ensemble" Concert: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. $10; Free for Friends of Morven This year’s theme, “Year of Music” will be celebrated, in part, with a musical performance from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. by "Generations Baroque Ensemble". Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $25; $15 for Friends of Morven Morven’s Curator of Education and Public Programming Debra Lampert-Rudman, will help students to learn the “love language” of flowers, enjoy an illustrated powerpoint on this Victorian art form, and create artwork of your own special design suitable for framing.
Come to Terhune Orchards for a day of family fun on the farm! What better way to celebrate fall than with Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins! Enjoy pony rides, pedal tractors, wagon rides, the corn maze, adventure barn, and our barnyard of farm animals. Children can paint their own pumpkin to bring home. Don’t worry about lunch, there’s lots of homemade farm fresh food – soup, chili, hot dogs, pies, cider donuts, apple cider, and more! Wine tasting in the Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery tasting room. Terhune Orchards features live music played by some of our best local talent (between noon and 4 pm).
Moody Hues: Curious Colors Early learners explore materials, make art, and get inspired by GFS’s current exhibitions. Each month features a different theme. All Tots For Sculpture workshops are designed for kids ages 3 to 5 together with their adult caregivers.
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.
An elderly woodworker named Mr. Geppetto carves a wooden puppet that he names Pinocchio.The puppet is brought to life by the Blue Fairy, who informs him that he can become a real boy one day if he proves himself worthy. As Pinocchio and his cricket conscience set out to prove that he deserves to be human, their adventures take them from Pleasure Island to Stromboli’s Puppet Show to the belly of a giant whale in this original musical. SHow times at 11am and 1pm.
Fall is our favorite time of year...come join in the harvest at Fall Fest! Fall Fest includes AppleFest, the award-winning PumpkinFest, PumpkinFest After Dark, and HorrorFest. Enjoy wagon rides, apple picking, pumpkin picking, GIANT themed corn maze and lots more festival fun. Bring the family for a day &/or night of fun down on the farm.
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.
Children 5 years old and up have an extra opportunity to work on skills they have been learning in classes or to reinforce skills they have already acquired. Coaches are present to provide supervision and guidance to all participants.
Skip delivery-making pizzas at home is more fun. Join us and try your hand at mixing and shaping dough. Layer on homemade sauce and kid-friendly toppings and bake to a crispy, bubbly deliciousness on a pizza stone. For dessert, we'll churn out mint ice cream speckled with chocolate chips.