Calendar: June 2016

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Thursday, May 26

9AM-5PM The Arts Council of Princeton presents “Start Fresh,” a group exhibition curated by Eva Mantell. The exhibit brings together the work of 6 artists and nearly 80 students from the Arts Council’s art and health programs (on view through June 24). www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

ALL DAY The Alumni Association of Princeton University welcomes back generations of graduates for Reunions Weekend. Nearly 20,000 former Tigers descend on Princeton for this nostalgia-filled celebration. The event culminates with a parade through downtown Princeton (through Sunday, May 29). www.alumni.princeton.edu

Saturday, May 28

8AM-12:30PM Pancake breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club of Princeton on Palmer Square Green. www.palmersquare.com

10AM Princeton Memorial Day Parade. The route begins at the corner of Princeton Avenue and Nassau Street and travels to the Princeton Battle Monument outside of the former Borough Hall. www.spiritofprinceton.org

Sunday, May 29

1PM Memorial Day Observance at the gravesite of Continental soldiers at Washington Crossing Park. The observation includes a colonial color guard, the Old Barracks Fife & Drum Corps, Revolutionary War reenactors, the Guardians of the National Cemetery Firing Party, Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. www.washingtoncrossingpark.org

Wednesday, June 1

4PM Acting Out at the Princeton Public Library. Students in grades kindergarten through third grade are invited to engage in dramatic activity including games, improvisations, and other fun activities. www.princetonlibrary.org

Thursday, June 2

10AM-3PM 2016 Historical Society House Tour in Spring Lake, NJ. www.visitspringlake.com

11AM-4PM Princeton Summer Farmers’ Market at Hinds Plaza in downtown Princeton (repeats weekly). www.princetonfarmersmarket.com

Saturday, June 4

6:30-10PM The Historical Society of Princeton’s Concert Under the Stars at Updike Farmstead. www.princetonhistory.org

7-9PM Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra performs at Richardson Auditorium. www.gpyo.org

Sunday, June 5

9AM-6PM Summer Spectacular at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. Discover the seasonal Waterlily Displays, Italian Water Gardens, and rustic Meadow Gardens (through September 5). www.longwoodgardens.com

Thursday, June 9

6-7:30PM Yoga on the lawn of the Princeton University Art Museum. artmuseum.princeton.edu

Friday, June 10

6-10PM 94.5 PST Summer Radio Bash at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds. www.mercercountyparks.org

Saturday, June 11

8PM Tim Keyes Consort concert at Richardson Auditorium. www.timkeyesconsort.org

Sunday, June 12

1-4PM Princeton Bicycle Ciclovia and Pedestrian Fest. A stretch of Quaker Road will be transformed into an automobile free space for cyclists and pedestrians. www.facebook.com/bikeprinceton

Tuesday, June 14

NOON Flag Day Ceremony on the plaza at Princeton Witherspoon Hall. www.spiritofprinceton.org

Wednesday, June 15

8PM See five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter at the State Theatre of NJ. www.statetheatrenj.org

Thursday, June 16

6-8PM River Horse Brewing Company Tour & Tasting at their brewhouse in Ewing. www.riverhorse.com

Friday, June 17

10AM JaZams Summer Block Party. This year, the neighborhood toy store hosts a weekend-long schedule of events (through June 19). www.jazams.com

Saturday, June 18

9-11AM Fifth Annual Kidsbridge Walk2Stop Bullying at ETS Princeton. kidsbridgecenter.org

9AM-1PM Montgomery Friends Farmers Market at the Village Shopper on Route 206 (runs through October). www.montgomeryfriends.org

3pm Art All Night – Trenton 2016 celebrates 10 years of Creativity, Community and Inspiration. 24 hours of live music, interactive art, film festival, lectures, kids art activities, food, and plenty of artful surprises! Free to submit art and free to attend. (through Sunday until 3pm) www.artallnighttrenton.org

8:45PM Summer Movies on Palmer Square Green. Bring your own blanket and lawn chair and enjoy family-friendly movies under the stars (also on July 16 and August 20). www.palmersquare.com

Tuesday, June 21

9AM-4PM Strike Out Hunger United Way of Greater Mercer County at Grounds for Sculpture. Last year, over 300 volunteers packed 75,000 meals and this year’s goal is to pack 150,000 meals! www.uwgmc.org

Wednesday, June 22

7:30PM The Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra performs at Miller Chapel at the Princeton Theological Seminary. princetonfestival.org

Thursday, June 23

6-8PM Summer Courtyard Concert presented by the Arts Council of Princeton at the Kristina Johnson Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Sunday, June 26

4-9PM Firefly Festival at Terhune Orchards in Lawrenceville. Includes nature activities, music, wagonrides, and barbecue. www.terhuneorchards.com

Tuesday, June 28

7:30-9:30PM International Folk Dancing with Princeton Folk Dance. Dance to soulful music from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Greece, and more (recurs weekly). www.princetonfolkdance.org

Wednesday, June 29

5:30-8:30PM All-Comer Track & Field Meet at Princeton High School. This is a USATF Sanctioned event. All ages and abilities are welcome. www.princetonac.org

7PM Screening of Jaws (1975) at Princeton Garden Theatre. www.princetongardentheatre.org

Friday, July 1

10:30AM First Friday Storytime at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. Children ages 4-8 will enjoy learning about the natural world around them (repeats monthly). www.abbottmarshlands.org

Saturday, July 2

1-5PM Exhibit “Surfaces Seen and Unseen: African Art at Princeton” opens at Princeton University Art Museum (through October 9). artmuseum.princeton.edu

2-4PM Outdoor Summer Music Series on Palmer Square Green (through August 27). www.palmersquare.com

4-6PM Princeton Tour Company’s Saturday Shameless Name Dropping Tour (repeats weekly). www.princetontourcompany.com

8-9:30PM New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds. An exciting fireworks show will follow the musical performance. www.mercercountyparks.org

Sunday, July 10

7-9PM Princeton Bluegrass Jam at Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street (repeats monthly). www.smallworldcoffee.com

Thursday, July 14

4-7PM Annual Waiters’ Race presented by the Princeton Merchants Association. Local wait staff will put their tray-balancing skills to test as they complete a course around Palmer Square. www.palmersquare.com

Tuesday, July 19

6:30PM Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant. The docent-led tour of Grounds for Sculpture begins at 9 p.m. to showcase sculptures specially lit to show off their brilliance after dark. www.groundsforsculpture.org

7PM Trenton Thunder Baseball vs. Portland Sea Dogs at Trenton Thunder Stadium. www.trentonthunder.com

Saturday, July 23

NOON Take your yoga practice outside of the studio at Morven Museum’s Yoga in the Garden with Gemma Farrell of Gratitude Yoga (also on August 27). www.morven.org

Saturday, August 13

9AM-4PM 2016 New Hope Automobile Show at New Hope-Solebury High School. The event serves as a magnificent showplace for antique and classic automobiles with over 250 vehicles exhibited per day (also on Sunday, August 14). www.newhopeautoshow.com