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|October 2019||Full month|
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.
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).
Take Shape: Cuckoo Configurations Early learners explore materials, make art, and get inspired by GFS’s current exhibitions. Each month features a different theme.
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.
Join us for our original, annual, interactive Halloween happening full of silly skits and spooky songs like “Love Potion #9”, “Purple People Eater”, and “Monster Mash”, and meet The Great Pumpkin! And if you arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain, you can partake in our pre-performance events like our Halloween costume contest and a trick-or-treat walkabout with your favorite fairy tale characters. Showtimes at 11am and 1pm.
In an exploration of curiosity and adventures into the unknown, Robbert Dijkgraaf will explain the important role that curiosity played in Einstein's work, leading to discoveries that are everywhere around us from lasers, nuclear energy, and GPS. In this talk, Dijkgraaf will explain how the spirit of Einstein's curiosity lives on at the Institute for Advanced Study and why “without Einstein we would literally all be lost.” 10:30 a.m., Wolfensohn Hall Lobby Labyrinth Books sale Cider and doughnuts available 12:00 p.m., Simons Hall Lunch available in IAS Dining Hall
At this year’s Archaeology Day, we present two talks that delve into the archaeology of the Pinelands to discover its prehistoric and colonial history. Guests can explore the Museum’s archaeology collections during gallery walks with our curators, and watch a short film about archaeology at Raritan Landing, a once bustling shipping port that was located along the Raritan River in what is now Piscataway. 11:00 Dr. Patricia Hansell, Temple University, “Reassessment of the Prehistoric Settlements in the Pinelands” 11:40 Dr. Richard Viet, Monmouth University, “The Archaeology of the Pinelands Heritage at the Cedar Bridge Tavern” 1:00 – 1:40 “Raritan Landing: A Road to the Past” A short film on archaeology in New Jersey 2:00 pm Much Moved Peoples gallery walk, Assistant Curator of Archaeology Karen Flinn 3:00 pm New Jersey’s Original Peoples gallery walk, Curator of Archaeology Dr. Gregory Lattanzi
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.
Come enjoy a moderate hike through the Sourland Moutains, learning about the rugged rocks that make this place so special. Wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes/boots and bring a water bottle.
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.
Get Halloween-ready with the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center! Design a custom bag for trick-or-treating and join Alex & the Kaleidoscope for a sing-along! Get hands-on with Halloween-inspired art activities and find out why pumpkins are orange with a DNA experiment courtesy of the Princeton Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program. Get a taste of fall flavors with seasonal tastings from Sweetberry Bowls! The event culminates with a parade through the shopping center — costumes encouraged!