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)

The Mujeres Exhibition @ArtworksTrenton

4"x6" Post Card TemplateMujeres – Curated by Eva Loayza

September 6- October 1, 2016 ( Opening Reception – September 10, 6-8pm )

The exhibition will take place at ArtWorks located at 19 Everett Alley in Trenton.

The Mujeres Exhibition shows the complexity and range of Latina women and Latino culture in the United States. This all female exhibition demonstrates that we are more than feisty, fiery, spicy and all the other adjectives that have been assigned to us by mainstream culture; that we are more than the limited portrayals in the media by featuring Latina artists of different backgrounds, experiences and mediums.

Latinas have been over sexualized and oversimplified. As one study put it, “one may infer that Latinas are overly sensual but also religious, conservative and family oriented. They have a Spanish accent and a homogeneous look…In fact, Latinas are a heterogeneous group with different levels of assimilation in the USA, dis-similar cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, and diverse physical builds.”

As Latinos, we are often lumped under a title that’s so vast that our individuality is lost. We come from different countries, some of us directly, others through family ties. We have our own dialects, our own food, our own holidays and traditions. While language and cultural similarities bond us, we are uniquely different. We hope to put this diversity on display with Mujeres.

La Exhibición Mujeres demuestra la complejidad y el alcance de la mujer latina y la cultura latina en los Estados Unidos. Esta exhibición totalmente femenina demuestra que las mujeres somos mucho más que luchadoras, ardientes, picantes y todos los demás adjetivos que se nos han asignado por la cultura dominante; que somos más que la limitada representación de artistas latinas en los medios de comunicación, de diferentes orígenes, experiencias y medios.

Las latinas han sido sobre sexualizadas y sobre simplificadas. Como indicó un estudio, “se puede inferir que las latinas son excesivamente sensuales, sino también religiosas, conservadoras y orientadas a la familia. Tienen un acento español y un aspecto homogéneo “… De hecho, las latinas son un grupo heterogéneo con diferentes niveles de asimilación de los EE.UU., disímiles antecedentes culturales y socioeconómicos, y diversa constitución física.

Como latinas, con frecuencia nos agrupamos un poco bajo algo que es tan vasto, que nuestra individualidad se pierde. Venimos de diferentes países, algunas de nosotras directamente, otras a través de lazos familiares. Tenemos nuestros propios dialectos, nuestras propias fiestas y tradiciones. Mientras que el lenguaje y similitudes culturales nos unen, somos únicas y diferentes. Esperamos poner esta diversidad en la pantalla con Mujeres.