Trinity Turkey Trot

2017-11-15_11-21-17Thursday, November 23rd at 8:30 AM at Trinity Church Princeton

Starting and ending at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, our scenic course winds through lovely downtown Princeton, passes Albert Einstein’s house, Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and other historic spots.

The Trinity Church Turkey Trot is a USATF sanctioned race/walk that is a great way to prepare for your feast by first giving back to others. It has become a tradition in many Princeton and surrounding area households. Look for the Arm In Arm van parked near the registration tables and drop off some heart healthy food donations. For more information, see our website here.

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THANKSGIVING DECORATING, TABLESCAPE AND CENTERPIECE TIPS AND IDEAS

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via Food & Wine –  We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table are just as important a part of the big day as the turkey and sides (well…they’re close). Here, a few easy tips to make sure your table is Thanksgiving ready.

FRESH LINENS

Send all of your linens (napkins, table runners, even a fancy apron for the chef) out to be dry cleaned so they’re pressed and ready for the big day.

MISMATCH YOUR TABLEWARE

Not everyone has enough matching glasses, silverware and plates for 20 plus people, so don’t hesitate to mix-and-match what you have. Keeping it all in the same color family will give your table an eclectic, but coordinated look.

USE CANDLES

Use a lot of them. Everywhere. No, you’re not trying to seduce your house guests, but the warm glow of (UNSCENTED!) candles is much more welcoming than overhead lights. Candlesticks are festive, but short pillar candles or votives won’t block the person dining across from you.

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Tots on Tour

tots-on-tour-450November 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at  Grounds for Sculpture

Especially for kids ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers. Listen to a story, explore GFS, and make art inspired by our current exhibitions. Each month centers on a different theme; check here after the 1st of the month for details. Children must be accompanied by an adult companion. 11AM and 1PM. Instructor: Joslyn Johnson.

Price: $5 per child. Space is limited; first-come, first-serve.

BENJAMIN MOORE REVEALS ITS 2018 COLOR OF THE YEAR

e_coy_german_cover_48374_11aw_small“The whole thing is about being a detective,” says Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence Ellen O’Neill as she spreads her case files (a stack of newspaper clippings, tear sheets, and various ephemera bound with a velvet ribbon) across a table at New York mainstay the Odeon. Each year O’Neill and her team of private eyes travel the globe on a top-secret investigation: to distill the ideas and imagery from design fairs, art exhibitions, and cultural happenings into a single color that sums up the contemporary zeitgeist. Considering they have more than 3,500 hues to choose from, it’s no simple feat.

Sometimes the case is difficult to crack (last year’s elusive Shadow required some cross-examination and 2016’s Simply White caused somewhat of a stir). But the 2018 verdict—like so much else of the present moment—was unapologetically strong-willed. It transformed the National Mall into a sea of color at the Women’s March in January, it starred in hit TV shows from the eerie Twin Peaks to the somehow eerier The Handmaid’s Tale. It stomped down practically every runway in February and stampeded onto the streets come September. It clad the glowing interior of a concert hall in Stockholm’s Royal College of Music. And it curved around the corners of Eero Saarinen’s elliptical newly restored TWA lounge. There was no doubt about it: O’Neill (and just about everyone else) was seeing red. Well, Caliente, to be exact—a warm, enveloping hue that’s easy to love.

Keep reading at Architectural Digest

Annual Hometown Halloween Parade

halloween-parade-marching-e1422473508258Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade!

Join us at 5:15pm on Palmer Square to enjoy the music of the Princeton University Marching Band before the parade will make its way through Downtown Princeton and end at the Princeton YMCA.

The parade will leave Palmer Square Green promptly at 5:45pm.

The festivities continue at the YMCA with live music, a bounce house, trunk or treat, food and drink, crafts and family-friendly activities, and more!

The Outlet Dance Project Film Festival

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The Outlet Dance Project film festival features short dance films from as close as New Jersey to as far away as Europe and the Middle East. Q and A with the artists follows the screening. www.groundsforsculpture.org and www.theoutletdanceproject.com

Location: Grounds For Sculpture

Admission: $15 all tickets includes admission to GFS day of; Pre-purchases also garner entrance to The Day of Dance on Sat, Oct. 7

80 Sculptors Way

Phone: 609.586.0616

9 Apps to Help You Work Your Inner Designer

2017-09-13_11-51-56By now, we’re all well aware of the inspiration, discovery and even expression that apps like Instagram and Pinterest offer designers and design enthusiasts alike. But what’s the new new in tech for the creative set when they want to get their inner decorator or DIYer on? We polled designers, trend experts and influencers from the home decor world to get the scoop on what apps make their jobs easier, more fun and more inspiring—or all three.

Hayley Francis, Trend & Design Expert at The Mine:

“Recently I’ve been loving Pantone Studio app (above), which puts all Pantone colors at my fingertips. It also allows me to upload images and extract the colors from that image, which is super convenient when I find inspiration images or architecture with colors I’d like to use for future projects.”

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Stomp to Bristol!

fbimg1457622158169Saturday, October 14th from 9 AM to 3 PM

17 mile walk from Trenton, NJ to Bristol PA

(start time subject to change)

Join FreeWalkers and the East Coast Greenway in our Stomp to Bristol, with a special route this year visiting additional points of historic interest.

This 17-mile walk through Trenton and Lower Bucks County along the Delaware Canal and East Coast Greenway will take you through Revolutionary battle locations in Trenton, past General Washington’s headquarters in Morrisville, through the stagecoach village of Fallsington where William Penn established the first Quaker meeting in America in 1683, into the nation’s largest single-developer town of Levittown that pioneered suburban planning, and all about post-industrial Bristol as it undergoes just its latest economic shift and rebirth. We will experience the colonial festival that is Fallsington Day and get to know Robert Morris, perhaps the most undersung of our founding fathers. We will also pass the local hop where the “kids in Bristol were sharp as a pistol,” inspiring the 1960s song, The Bristol Stomp.

Convenient shopping for provisions en route and many lunchtime options including Pennsylvania Dutch food, cheesesteaks, hoagies and fast food.

Starts at the Trenton Transit Center and ends at Bristol Station. Bristol Station marks the end of the Delaware Canal and is about a 10 minute SEPTA rail ride back to Trenton, about 30 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia. Bus and train connection to both Trenton and Bristol are present along the route in Levittown and Morrisville.

The event is FREE and open to everyone.

Walk Highlights:
– Mill Hill Park
– NJ Capitol
– Old Barracks
– Morrisville levee / Trenton skyline
– Summserseat
– Historic Fallsington
– Levittown
– Falls Township Community Park
– Delaware Canal
– Bristol Amish Market
– Radcliffe Street
– Bristol Wharf
– Mill Street

Intermediate transit options:
Morrisville: 3 miles (bus)
Fairless Hills: 7 miles(bus)
Levittown: 11 miles (bus,train)
Bristol: 14-17 miles (bus,train)