Annual Princeton-Mercer Region Events
Crisp outdoor weather and warm creative interiors will again beckon art lovers to Trenton this November, as the fifth annual Art All Day is scheduled to take place throughout the city on Saturday, November 12 from 12 PM to 5 PM, followed by a reception at Artworks. Artists and arts collectives will show their work and meet attendees from a variety of studio and pop-up spaces, with businesses and non-profits also showcasing the creative energy that is reanimating Trenton and making it one of New Jersey’s most dynamic destinations. Throughout the afternoon there will be guided walking, bicycle and trolley tours which will start at Artworks and take visitors to the city’s newest murals, art spaces and artist studios. New spaces being included for the first time include those of the Trenton Community A-Team and Trenton Coffee House and Roaster. Other new participants in 2016 include, the Trenton Circus Squad, Champs Bar art and music venue, and the William Trent House. Returning favorites include, Galeria Casa Cultura, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, SAGE Coalition, the Capital City Farm and more.
“The secret is out about Trenton the cool, funky art town, but the city can still be difficult to navigate, and locating where the creative action is can be daunting,” said Artworks Executive Director and Art All Day founder Lauren Otis. “Art All Day opens up all these art and cultural gems on one day and gives you a map to find them,” Mr. Otis said.
On November 12, Art All Day attendees can park for free at Artworks’ 19 Everett Alley headquarters, take in the Artists of Art All Day group show at the Artworks main gallery, on view from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., visit studios on site and sample from several local food trucks before taking a map and embarking on their art tour. Art All Day walking, bicycle and trolley tours all leave from Artworks. After the open studio tour throughout Trenton, taking place from 12 noon to 5 p.m., visitors can return to Artworks for a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Artworks is Trenton’s visual art center, connecting community, culture and creativity through the arts.Artworks is located in downtown Trenton at 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611. For information on Art All Day, and other Artworks events and programs go to artworkstrenton.org or call (609) 394-9436.
Patriots' Week, December 26th- 31st, features more than 30 activities for adults and children, including historic site tours, lectures and the always-popular re-enactments of the Battles of Trenton. This festival runs annually during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.
The countdown is on for Communiversity, an annual event hailed by TimeOff as "a festive, sparkling, spirited town-gown street fair brimming over with vitality, energy, and talent!" Save the date for April 30th, 2017! Come in rain or shine in Downtown Princeton from 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
This is an annual town wide celebration of Albert Einstein and the Princeton community. Residents, merchants and students take part in zany rituals, merchant special offers and other cultural activities.
The 2017 (Date TBD) JazzFeast is an open air jazz festival that swings with the joy of great music and food! Located right in the heart of downtown Princeton at Palmer Square, Jazzfeast goes on rain or shine. A fabulous assortment of food and beverages from great area restaurants will be available for purchase, along with a great selection of jazz CDs. Best of all--the music is free!
The Princeton Festival is an innovative summer festival for the performing arts, presenting inventive, fully-staged productions of opera and musical theater and vibrant performances of chamber music, jazz, dance, and a variety of other musical events at venues conveniently located in and around Princeton, New Jersey. For families and young audiences we showcase the talents of the nation's most gifted youngsters in The Festival's piano and violin competitions for young musicians. Participants in our unique choral workshop event enjoy a hands-on, intensive musical experience culminating in the public performance of important choral works. Other offerings include recitals and master classes. Library lecture series and pre-theater enrichment programs foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of the season's productions, while furthering The Festival's commitment to audience development and outreach. Our productions run in repertory throughout the month of June and are affordably priced. As the only summer festival in New Jersey to offer such a wide range of productions in the performing arts, we strengthen the cultural life of our communities and bring artistic expression of the highest quality to our audiences.
Call 1-800-595-4849 or visit http://www.princetonfestival.org/ to order tickets!
The annual 2017 IndoAmerican Fair will be held (Date TBD) at Mercer County Park from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Please visit indoamericanfair.com for more information.
The 2017 Mercer County Italian American Festival will be held in September TBD at Mercer County Park. Named one of New Jersey's top fall festivals by CBS New York. For more information visit www.italianamericanfestival.com.
Location: Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Admission:: $5.00 (Food and Spirits are a pay as you go!)
Join us for Fall Food Truck Fiesta. MORE TRUCKS! MORE FOOD, NO Rain, well,we hope. Live Music, Beer and Wine, Fire Pits, Children's Activities and more!
For more information visit www.foodtruckfiesta-nj.com.