Fall Festivals and Fun!


Apple Days Fall Harvest Festivals at Terhune Orchards

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Terhune Orchards

Cost: $8

Come to Terhune Orchards for a day of family fun on the farm!  What better way to celebrate fall than with Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins! …


Spooktacular Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Oasis Family Farm

 Cost: $7



When: New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street

Where: 205 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Cost: Free


Food Truck Festival

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: West Windsor Plainsboro High School North

Wide variety of food trucks serving up delicious fare


Halloween Cemetery Visits & Ghost Hunts

 When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, 7:30-9:00 pm, 9:00-10:30 pm

 Where: Princeton University Store

 Cost: $25 per participant 



When: October 22, 2017 12-3pm

Where: Palmer Square

Join Palmer Square for their very first Fall Fest this year on Sunday, October 22nd from 12pm-3pm!

What to Expect:

• Live music by Some Assembly Required

• Seasonal food and drink favorites

• "Treats" around the Square



When: October 26, 2017 at 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Palmer Square

SPECIALS ALL THROUGHOUT OCTOBER, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

 $3.50 Non-Alcoholic Berry Lemonade

• $8 Spiked Berry Lemonade

• $6 Crème Brulee


Sing-A-Long with Sculpture


  • Thursday, October 26, 5-7PM at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 2, 5-7PM at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 9, 5-7PM at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 16, 5-7PM at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: Grounds For Sculpture

Seward Johnson can’t wait for sing-a-long season. He loves to lead his favorite songs when he’s here. He can’t promise when, but he hopes he will see you soon. In the meantime, gather around the piano at Rat’s Restaurant for a nostalgic night of song led by Adam Weitz with pianist Phil Orr. Grab a happy hour cocktail, choose a song from our songbook, and join in the fun as we sing standards from the likes of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Cole Porter, and more.


Annual Hometown Halloween Parade

When: Friday, October 27 at  5:00 pm.

Where: Palmer Square Green

Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade! Starting at 5 pm on the Palmer Square Green, the parade will make its way through Downtown Princeton and end at the Princeton YMCA. 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!


Haunted Club Rat's

When: October 27, 2017, at  10:00 pm.

Price: No cover if you wear a costume – otherwise we take a finger and $20 at the door!

Calling all ghosts, goblins, witches, bats, zombies, and rats! Drink bloodlust cocktails and witches brew and dance until the wolves’ howl. No cover if you wear a costume--otherwise we take a finger and $20 at the door. Best costumes get out alive with a $100 gift card to Rat’s . For information, please call 609.584.7800.



Comedy Night at Rat’s

When: November 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm to 12:00 am.

Price: Advance tickets (by October 7) $30; $35 at the door. Advanced purchase tickets are non-refundable. For reservations, please call 609.584.7800

Local comic celebrity Helene Angley visits for another night of raucous laughs! With a talented line-up of well-seasoned comics who have shined on television and on stages throughout the tri-state area, this is a night of fun for adults only (21+).

Seating is limited and these shows sell out. Dine à la carte at Rat’s prior to the show and receive 15% off the food portion of your dinner.

Advance tickets (by October 7) $30; $35 at the door. Advanced purchase tickets are non-refundable. For reservations, please call 609.584.7800.


Helene Angley
Host of this wonderful comedy evening for 5 years now! Helene performs across the East Coast and has been seen recently on Gotham Live AXS TV.

Larry XL
Don't let the name fool you....Larry is large in size and in Laughter. Larry is in demand at all NJ and Phily clubs!

Richie Byrne
One of the most requested comedians working today, Richie's talents are a unique mix. Combine the sharpness of the New York observationalist with the charm of an old-school storyteller and add a dominating stage presence with one of the highest laugh-per-minute counts in the business and you have only scratched the surface of this one-of-a-kind performer.

A classic complainer, Richie's rants on family, diets, popular music are the type of humor we all have experienced and can relate to. But, his most hard-hitting material is usually reserved for Richie himself. His stories about being on the set of shows like Sex & the City & The Sopranos, going to the doctor - or even just trying to drive home from the show will have you roaring with laughter.

His comedy credits include such well-known clubs as Dangerfield's, Carolines and Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. As well as many clubs around the country including Hilarities in Cleveland & The Ice House in Pasadena. Richie has had comedy appearances on Comedy Central, VH1, The Rosie O'Donnell Show & The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet.

Currently, Richie Byrne is proud to be the warm-up act for the hit series, The Dr. Oz Show.



When: Saturday, November 4th, 2017. 

Where: Trenton Nj.

Crisp outdoor weather and warm creative interiors will again beckon art lovers to Trenton on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 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.“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.

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 or call (609) 394-9436.


Tots on Tour

When:  November 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Where: 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.


When: November 23, 2017 at 12 pm, 2 pm, & 4 pm

Where: Yankee Doodle Tap Room!

It's the season of thankfulness! Gather around with family and friends for a Thanksgiving feast at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room!

You may only call 609-688-2600 to reserve your spot.

View the Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving Dinner

When: November 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Where: Grounds For Scultupre

Share the warmth of GFS and Rat’s Restaurant by having your Thanksgiving dinner with us! Bring the whole family or enjoy a quiet afternoon with a loved one as you feast on a traditional sumptuous meal prepared by the Rat’s culinary team from the harvest of regional growers and farms. For pricing information or to make a reservation, please call 609.584.7800.

Price: $59 adults; $24 children 5-12; free for children under 5


Christmas Tree Lighting 

When: Friday, November 24 at  5:00 pm

Kick off the Season with our Tree Lighting Spectacular!

Our 65-foot Norwegian Spruce is adorned with over 32,000 lights and will be lit with the help of Santa Claus. Plus, great musical performances by Princeton High School Choir and Bob Denson's Blues.


Strolling Holiday Entertainment & Santa

When: Saturday, November 25 - Sunday, December 17  at 12:00 am to 3:00 pm

Schedule TBD




Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop 

When: December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Grounds For Sculpture

Natural holiday wreaths bring an understated charm to your home. These 2-hour workshops will teach you how to assemble and decorate these classic symbols of the holidays using natural materials collected from the grounds and the wild. Our horticulture staff will teach you the concepts that will allow your own creativity to take over. All materials will be supplied, but please bring your own hand pruners if you can.

Price: $40 Members; $45 Non-members


Boheme Holiday Opera

When: December 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Where: Grounds For Sculpture

Boheme Opera NJ presents a program inspired by the photographs in Elyn Zimmerman: Sensitive Chaos. This year’s performance selections will focus on the viewer's reaction to the clouds, planets, and star charts depicted in this West Gallery exhibition, and will include arias by composers such as Verdi, and Puccini. The evening will conclude with traditional holiday music and a sing-along.

Price: Free with park admission.



When: December 10, 2017 at 9:00am & 12:00pm

Where: Nassau Inn

The Big Man's Coming to Town! Breakfast with Santa is back by popular demand! 

Get your tickets before they're gone!

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Annual Menorah Lighting

When: Thursday, December 14 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: North Plaza on Hulfish Street

Join special guest speakers and the Odessa Klezmer Band us as we light our Menorah!

The ceremony will take place at the North Plaza on Hulfish Street in front of Mediterra restaurant.  Rain or shine.

Afterwards, there will be music and refreshments in the Senior Room at the Nassau Inn.


Patriots' Week

When: December 26th- 31st

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. Events include:

  1. Washington Crossing Reenactments 
  2. Christmas Day Annual Crossing 
  3. “Ravages at Princeton”: The Occupation of Princeton, 1777
  4. Battle of Princeton Real Time Tour


New Year's Eve

When: December 31, 2017, at 5:00 pm to 1:00 am

Where: Rat’s Restaurant

Fling out the old year and ring in the new with delicious food and wonderful company at Rat’s Restaurant. Dine à la carte or indulge in a special five-course tasting menu created by the Rat’s culinary team. Then welcome the New Year with a dance party in the Pavilion complete with a midnight champagne toast! Reservations required for this exclusive evening and can be made by calling 609.584.7800.

Price: A la carte menu pricing. Dance party complimentary for diners of Rat’s. New Year’s Eve dance party only $50 plus tax