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.

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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

Stomp to Bristol!

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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)

Princeton Photo Workshop: NEW! Portrait Photography from Start to Finish 3 Sessions

unnamed_7-1501543181-5276Saturday, September 16, 2016, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn from a pro! Portrait photographer Frank Veronsky teaches you how to compose your portraits to make them more interesting, how to capture the character of your subject and how to use outdoor and artificial light and backgrounds.
In the second, hands-on shooting workshop, we’ll discuss lens choices and work with natural and artificial light and posing. During the class, we will shoot in the studio and outdoors, if weather permits. Participants will take turns modeling and shooting for an important insight into the experience on both sides of the camera.
In the third, post-processing class, we’ll learn how Frank uses Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to make his portraits publication-quality. We will work with exposure, contrast and color corrections and learn tools and techniques for precision facial retouching. You will leave this class with useful information to take your portrait work to the next level.
Requirements: Laptop loaded with Photoshop Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. Free trial versions available.
Participants must have a working knowledge of the Lightroom Import function and understand the basics of Lightroom and Photoshop.
3-part Portrait Series $375 (regular price $437) Read More>

Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps to Perform at Washington Crossing Historic Park

memday-1500311606-6292In its 47th performance season, the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps of Plymouth, MI will soon embark on their 2017 Concert Tour. The Corps will visit the Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, PA on Monday, July 31, 2017. During their visit they will perform their 2017 Concert at 4:00 pm

The Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps’ annual summer Concert Tour has taken the Corps to many historical sites in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. The 2017 Concert Tour will also take the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps to Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, NY, Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD, National Night Out at Fort Meade near Baltimore, MD, and to Annapolis MD for performances at the Maryland State House and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. Continue reading

Princeton University Offers Best Education Value In Nation, Report Says

princeton_university-1499781386-1351While the general population is logging on to find the best savings for Amazon Prime Day, Money Magazine is helping those looking at potential colleges find the best education for their buck. And it’s good news for New Jersey residents.

Princeton University topped the magazine’s recent list of Best Colleges For Your Money. The list was compiled using six areas, including median SAT/ACT Score, estimated price without aid for the upcoming year, estimated price with a grant, percentage of enrollees who get grants, percentage of enrollees who get merit grants and the estimated amount of money graduates will make early in their career. A total of 711 colleges were ranked on the list.

According to the list, the average SAT score for a Princeton University student is 1500, and the estimated ACT score is 33.

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Boating Safety Tips!

00_boat_safe_web_8-1497883928-8831Be ready for Safe Boating for 4th of July!

One of the busiest boating holidays will be here before we know it – 4th of July. There’s no better time to take a boat out on the water than Independence Day. Summer is in full swing so the weather is beautiful and most people are off work and school so the whole family can enjoy a day on the water. It’s the perfect way to cap off your long weekend.

With the increase in boats on the water, and people celebrating, boating safety is that much more important. Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day often account for more than one-third of annual boating accidents and fatalities. So with that in mind, here are some tips that will allow you to stay safe when taking the boat out on this holiday weekend.

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea to review boating safety rules before you go out boating. Here are some basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: Continue reading

5 Star Shameless Name Dropping Tour of Princeton

princeton-tour-company0_d84d95dc-5056-b3a8-49569459a53c1e99On this scenic 3 mile stroll, you’ll learn the chronological history of Princeton University while seeing all the essential sites on Princeton campus – including Nassau Hall, Princeton Chapel, Prospect Garden, Blair Hall and Rockefeller College. Outside the gates, you’ll see the homes and hangouts of Albert Einstein, F Scott Fitzgerald, TS Eliot, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Robert Wood Johnson and more! The public tours begin at 116 Nassau Street inside the Princeton University Store and end in the heart of downtown inside Mistral restaurant at 66 Witherspoon Street. Private tours are available year round. Please call 1-855-743-1415 to inquire about availability.

Princeton HomeGoods stores “Help Families Fight Cancer” campaign to benefit the Jimmy Fund

From now through June 28, Princeton HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer.

More than 415 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 16th annual “Help Families Fight Cancer” campaign benefiting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to “Help Families Fight Cancer,” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Jimmy Fund. Customers can also purchase a limited edition reusable shopping bag featuring artwork by Jimmy Fund patients Evan Yu, a 17-year-old (a 16-year old when he designed the bag) junior at Brookline High School in Boston and Aishah Alyammahi, a 15-year-old from the United Arab Emirates. Each of these designs will be available for purchase for $0.99 during the campaign. HomeGoods will contribute $.50 to the Jimmy Fund for each bag purchased. Continue reading

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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