Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

so_group_photoSaturday, June 10th at 7 PM at the Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University

Sponsored by Princeton Violins, LLC, Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra presents its 57th Annual Spring Concert at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium. GPYO will feature Concerto Competition Winner, Anna Gugliotta performing Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto, first movement.   The Concert and Symphonic Orchestras will also present works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Borodin, Holst, Prokofiev,Suppe under the batons of Dr. Arvin Gopal and Mr. Kawika Kahalehoe.  This concert will be a delight to all as well as an inspiration to upcoming musicians in the area. Pre-concert reception is at Nassau Presbyterian Church (in front of Richardson Auditorium) for all ticket holders from 5- 6:30pm.

GPYO is made up of elementary to high school students from Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, entrance is by competitive audition. Through their involvement with the orchestra, gifted young musicians from across central New Jersey and Pennsylvania hone their skills as performers in a large orchestral group, as well as in chamber and quartet ensembles. They learn to work with others in pursuing common goals, and enrich all of our lives through public performances of classical music.

The concert orchestra is comprised of talented developing musicians ranging from middle school through high school. This ensemble offers students the full symphonic orchestra experience, which is not common amongst most school programs in New Jersey. The Symphonic Orchestra is the flagship ensemble for the GPYO. Students invited to play in the symphonic orchestra enjoy playing music of the highest
level, most of which is played by professional ensembles around the world.

Go Bananas: 18 Ways to Decorate With Yellow

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(Image credit: Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors)

Yellow. It’s sunny, cheerful, full of life, and just all around happy. So when you use it on your interiors, chances are you’ll be bringing some of these attributes into your home. Wrap your walls with it, upholster your chairs, or use it sparingly in your artwork. Whether you’re looking to make a bold, vibrant statement or evoke an understated warmth, yellow is a sure-fire stop on the color wheel. Take a look at these 18 spaces that have us going bananas over all things yellow.

The award for chicest pool house I’ve ever seen goes to designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd, who turned to lovely mix of yellow and purple in this space she designed as part of a past Hamptons Showhouse. Her sunny choices for the wallcovering and window treatments will make you want to dive right in.

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Journey Under the Sea for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

L to R: Pat Parton as Triton, Gabrielle Affleck Ursula, Rachael Shadle as Ariel

An underwater spectacular is coming to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre. The Yardley Players present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Fridays, May 26 and June 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 27 and June 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 28 and June 4 at 2 p.m.

Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on May 26.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BUYING AND COLLECTING ART

twyla-guide-to-buying-and-collecting-art_7-e1488899091188One of the many highlights of adulting is finally having the opportunity to create a beautiful home for yourself. And whether you rent or own, you know you’re at this stage when you’re ready to graduate from having Ikea posters to hanging meaningful works of art on your walls. A lot of people have the misconception that you need mega bucks to build an art collection but these days there are lots of great resources available to help you find art you love…and it isn’t as intimidating as you think. But with all of the resources, mediums, artists and works of art to filter through, where does one even begin? Enter Ariel Saldivar, VP of artist relations for Twyla, a new e-commerce site devoted to making access to exclusive works of art accessible to everyone. Ariel is here to share her top tips for buying and collecting art plus five favorite emerging artists whose works are available on Twyla.com.

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Nassau Film Festival Returns

2017-05-05_10-49-28The annual Nassau Film Festival returns on Saturday and Sunday May 20-21 featuring short films (less than 20 minutes in length)by filmmakers from over 40 countries spanning six continents. Films shown will be from award-winning and new filmmakers including some from those countries affected by the recent controversial travel ban. Directors will be there to discuss their films. Times are 9-3:30 on Saturday and 9-12:30 on Sunday; festival awards will be determined by filmgoers. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are all free at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton. Please visit the Festival website at nassaufilmfestival.org; follow on Twitter @NassauFilmFest or on Facebook – Nassau Film Festival.

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Golf & Give Back

union-golf-club-263x300On May 22, Community Options, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing housing and employment support to people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities, will host its annual Spring Golf Classic at
Union League Golf Club at Torresdale in Philadelphia, PA.

All of the proceeds benefit Community Options and the people it supports, with a goal set at over $100,000.

“Planning the annual golf event is always a joy; not only because the
weather is getting nicer, but because we have a great opportunity to
further assist the people we support,” said Community Options
Enterprises Board of Directors Trustee, Phil Lian. “The fact that we are
returning to the site of our first-ever golf outing from over 20 years
ago makes it all the more special. It’s even more special because the
entire clubhouse and course was upgraded to the highest of standards by
the Union League of Philadelphia. We look forward to a great event.”

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11 a.m. The
shotgun start will kick off the golf festivities at 12 p.m. At the
conclusion of the round, a dinner and award ceremony will be held around
5:30 p.m.

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Easter Recipes & Table Settings

Plan your Easter Sunday celebration with menus, recipes, and table-setting ideas from the experts at Southern Living.

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Forgo plain white for a mix of fresh colors and motifs. Here, designer Jane Scott artfully layered Raynaud’s Festivite and Herend’s Fish Scale china with lavender Anna Weatherley chargers. But even when you’re thinking outside the box, keep the classics on lock: Old standbys, such as your grandmother’s silver flatware, can ground even the most contemporary scheme.

 

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Easter Egg Hunt

2017-03-30_14-27-12Spring has sprung in Princeton and our little ones are excited for the annual Easter Egg Hunt!

April 15 & 16 10a-4p

Celebrate the arrival of spring at Terhune Orchards’ Bunny Chase on Easter weekend. Come for a free, fun event for all young ones and their families. Follow the treasure hunt clues and find our spring surprise at the end of the hunt! Wonderful for children ages 2-8 years. Each child can make a bunny to take home; everyone can enjoy a Terhune Orchards bunny cookie. Enjoy wagon rides around the farm and pony rides too!
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ

Kinnara Ensemble Presents “Provenance”

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Saturday, April 1st at 8 pm/ All Saints Church/ Princeton

New Jersey’s premiere professional chamber choir, Kinnara Ensemble,
presents “Provenance” The final concert series of its 2016-2017 season,
“Provenance” is a celebration of the diversity and richness of Kinnara
Ensemble’s decade of music-making. Highlights of the program inlcude
selections from Poulenc’s Sept Chansons, Ginastera’s Lamentations of Jeremiah, as well as works by the late composer Stephen Paulus, among others.

Tickets are $10 for students and $25 General Admission.

The Journey to a Calm & Happy Home

2017-03-16_10-05-48There’s more to a beautiful home than just the decor and furnishings you put into it. Your home also needs to function well, and be a calm and happy respite from the rest of your hectic life. If you can’t say those things about your space, then it’s likely you might feel a little off-balance in your life, overall. A happy home is the finishing touch on a happy life.

How this particular deficit might manifest in your life is an overall feeling like you don’t have a good routine down; like you’re always catching up instead of keeping up. Instead of being a consistently calm environment, your home functions in cycles, first into a chaotic mess and then—after the resulting tornado of cleaning—spotless but short-lived harmony.

In order to bring your life into balance, it can help to see a top-down, bird’s-eye view.

If that sounds all too familiar, you need to find homeostasis. And a routine that works for you. Read through some of these resources to see if you can figure out how to bring this part of your life back into balance.

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