What’s happening in Central Jersey this weekend and beyond (October 1-7)

WHAT’S UP? Here is a small selection of regional events – some in person, others online – that you might want to try out in the coming days.

The 39th annual North Brunswick Heritage Day takes place on Saturday from 3pm to 10pm at North Brunswick Community Park.nordbrunswicknj.gov

Art museums


EWING “My Camera is Always with Me”, a 50-year retrospective with photos and photo collages by the retired TCNJ professor Kenneth Kaplowitz, until October 17th. The College of New Jersey, Art Gallery, 115 Art & IMM Building, 2000 Pennington Road. tcnj.edu/artgallery, 609-771-2633.

HAMILTON “Bruce Beasley 60-Year Retrospective, 1960-2020”, 62 indoor and outdoor works, through January 9th. Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way. gründeforskulptur.org, 609-586-0616.

HOPEWELL members Welcome Back exhibition, until October 24th. Galerie 14, 14 Mercer St. photogallery14.com, 609-333-8511.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Angela Davis – Seize the Time”, more than 250 objects on the life and image of the activist, until June 15th. “Microcosm of Mexico”, 100 woodcuts by Jose Guadalupe Posada, until March 31st. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Rutgers University, College Avenue Campus, 71 Hamilton St. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu, 848-932-7237.

PRINCETON “At the quiet point of the rotating world”, exhibition of drawings and works on paper by Anne Gilman, until December 17th. Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road. pds.org/the-arts/anne-reid-gallery, 609-924-6700.

Constant Repeating Themes, photographs by Aubrey J. Kauffman, through October 8th. Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St. artscouncilofprinceton.org, 609-924-8777.

“Gathering Together”, exhibition at Princeton University Art Museum of multimedia works by Adama Delphine Fawundu relating to her Mende legacy, until October 24th. Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau St. artmuseum.princeton.edu, 609-258-3788.

“Recovery”, judged exhibition for the 51st anniversary of the Garden State Watercolor Society on site by appointment until October 17th. D&R Greenway Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place on Rosedale Road. drgreenway.org, gswcs.com.

In Nature’s Realm, works by Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh, through January 9, Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton St. morven.org, 609-924-8144.

TRENTON Ellarslie Open 37/38, return of the annual judged exhibition with virtual and timed in-person visits, through October 3rd. The Stacy-Trent Hotel, History Exhibition, through November 28th. Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park. ellarslie.org, 609-989-3632.

“Connection Through Exploration”, paintings and photographs by Asia Popinska, until October 9th. Exhibition for student art of the youth bias working group, until October 9th. Artwork, 19 Everett Alley. ArtworkStrenton.org, 609-394-9436.

Youth Bias Task Forces Student Art Exhibit, through October 9th. Artwork, 19 Everett Alley. ArtworkStrenton.org, 609-394-9436.

WEST WINDSOR “Well-Being Ourselves – Reflect, Reimagine, Connect”, multimedia works by 22 artists, until October 23rd. West Windsor Arts Center at 952 Alexander Road in Princeton Junction. westwindsorarts.org, 609-919-1982; Whole World Arts, MarketFair, 3535 Route 1. westwindsorarts.org, 609-716-1931.

OCT. 7th

LAMBERTVILLE “Birds and Beetles”, opening of the exhibition with pictures of wild animals by Beatrice Bork and paintings of Volkswagen Beetles by Richard Harrington, until October 31. Artists’ Gallery, 18 Bridge St. lambertvillearts.com, 609-397-4588.

PRINCETON Artist Conversation, face-to-face and online Princeton University Art Museum program with artist Adama Delphine Fawundu and Assistant Professor for African and Black Diaspora, Anna Arabindan-Kesson, 5:30 p.m., Princeton University, Friend Center, 13 Princeton University. Prior registration is required for personal participation. artmuseum.princeton.edu, 609-258-3788.

Trade fairs / festivals

OCT. 2

BORDENTOWN Cranberry Festival, 175+ juried artisans, 11 am-5pm, also October 3rd, 11 am-5pm Downtown Bordentown, Farnsworth Avenue. bordentstensship.com, 609-298-0604.

FLEMINGTON Hunterdon Harvest Fest, live music, farm-to-festival dishes, local craft beer, ice cream, games, farmers market, craft vendors, 12pm-8pm, Stangl Factory, Stangl Road and Mine Street. loveflemington.com/events, 908-809-5464.

NORTH BRUNSWICK 39th annual North Brunswick Heritage Day, local bands, dancing, games, food stalls, artisans, beer garden, school organizations and local businesses, closing with fireworks, 3:00 p.m., North Brunswick Community Park, 2051 Route 130. northbrunswicknj.gov/ Government / Board Committees / Heritage Days Committee, 732-247-0922, ext. 475.


OCT. 1

PRINCETON Maire ní Mhaonaigh and Sharon Arbuthnot, free Fund for Irish Studies Zoom discussion with the authors of “A History of Ireland in 100 Words”, 4:30 pm, Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts, Alexander Street and University Place. Princeton.edu, 609-258-3697. Registration required.


PRINCETON Sherwin Bitsui and Maaza Mengiste, personal readings by the poet and writer, 7:30 p.m., Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts, Hearst Dance Theater, Alexander Street and University Place. arts.princeton.edu, 609-258-3697. Registration required.


OCT. 1

CAMDEN Chris Stapleton, 7pm, BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbor Blvd. $ 39- $ 99. livenation.com/venues/14115/bb-t-pavilion, 856-365-1300.

HOPEWELL time for three, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $ 36- $ 40. Hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

OCT. 2

LAWRENCE bass-baritone Mark Moliterno and pianist Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer, free “Tears, Toasts and Travels – a Journey of Water” with works by Schubert, Scarlatti, Copland, Vaughan-Williams, Faure and others, 7:30 pm, Rider University, Gill Memorial Chapel, 2083 Lawrenceville Road (Route 206). reiter.edu/arts, 609-921-2663.

WEST WINDSOR Caribbean / Latin Night Free Concert, 6:30 PM-9: 30 PM, Mercer County Park, Festival Grounds, 1638 Old Trenton Road. $ 5 parking. mercercountyparks.org, 609-443-8560.

OCT. 3

CAMDEN Tony Perez and Latin Wave, in person and live streamed “Jazz on Market” Hispanic Heritage Month concert, 2-4pm, Idea Center for the Arts, 217 Market St. $ 8- $ 10. eventbrite.com, ideacfta.org.

PRINCETON Princeton Symphony Orchestra, “Mendelssohn and Beethoven” with violinist Simone Porter, 4 pm, McCarter Theater Center, Matthews Theater, 91 University Place. $ 25- $ 90. Princetonsymphony.org, 609-497-0020.

Strictly ’60s, The Beagles, Free Open Air Concert, 12pm – 5pm, Palmer Square Green, Palmer Square on Nassau Street. palmersquare.com, 609-921-2853.

OCT. 7th

CAMDEN Jonas Brothers, 7pm, BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbor Blvd. $ 39- $ 499. livenation.com/venues/14115/bb-t-pavilion, 856-365-1300.


OCT. 1

LAMBERTVILLE “American Idiot”, musical based on the concept album Green Day, 8:00 pm, plus October 14th, 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm; October 3, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179. $ 25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

NEW BRUNSWICK “When Day Comes”, premiere of the live production with members of the singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock, 7 pm, also October 14, 3 and 7 pm; October 3, 3 p.m.; October 6, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; October 7, 7 p.m. Crossroads Theater Company, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave. $ 30- $ 65. crossroadstheatrecompany.org, 732-545-8100.

“Emergency!”, Live production by the Crossroads Theater, written and performed by Daniel KOA Beaty about a slave ship arriving in the Hudson River today, 7:30 pm, also October 2nd and 7th, 7:30 pm; October 3, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; October 6, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, Arthur Laurents Theater, 11 Livingston Avenue, $ 20- $ 65. crossroadstheatrecompany.org, 732-545-8100.

OCT. 2

BORDENTOWN “Harrowing History,” Bordentown Historical Society Presentation of Six True 19th Century Stories with Costumed Storyteller, 7pm, Divine Word Missionaries, 101 Park St. $ 20. bordentownhistory.org/harrowing-history/, 609-298-1740.

HOPEWELL “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, Stephen Stahl plays about the self-discovery between the younger and older self, 8 pm, also October 3rd, 7 pm Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $ 25- $ 30. Hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.


OCT. 2

TRENTON Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, outdoor with 140+ vendors, 10 am-5pm, also October 3rd, 10 am-5pm Cure Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave. $ 7 for two day pass. trentonprfm.com, [email protected]

Break 4 Paws, Pet Friendly Family Activities, Vendors, Pet Adoption, Agility Training Demonstrations, Children’s Painting Contest and Exhibition, Special Guest, and Non-Denominational Pet Blessing, 11 am-4pm Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park. ellarslie.org, 609-989-3632.

WEST WINDSOR 19th Annual 5K / Walk for Brain Injury Awareness, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey dog-friendly walk, run, or drive through a designated accessible route with music, games, prizes, 9 a.m., Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Road. mercercountyparks.org, foodbianj.org/5kwalk.

OCT. 3

HAMILTON Harvest of Hope Wellness Conference, start of the free online and face-to-face workshops, October 3rd, 5th-7th October, 7 p.m., NAMI Mercer NJ, 1235 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Building C, Suite 303. namimercer.org/learn-more/ Harvest-of-Hope-Wellness-Conference, 609-799-8994.

OCT. 6th

HOPEWELL TWP. The Amazing Pumpkin Carve, Hopewell Valley Arts Council drive-thru exhibit of 40 carved and lighted pumpkins, 7-10pm, also October 7th 5-10pm Woolsey Park, 203 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville. $ 25 per vehicle. hvartscouncil.org/amazingpumpkincarve.

LAWRENCE Virtual Lawrence School Board Election Forum, public questions can be emailed in advance, 7:00 p.m., League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township, lwvlt.org, [email protected]

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