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Pictured: Phil Getty of the Bucks County Audubon Society. His entire costume is sourced from his farm or his neighbor’s property. Getty describes himself as “The Green Man,” a mythical creature from England that celebrates fertility.

Photography by Erica Cardenas

Over 200 guests gathered in celebration of D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Moonlight Masquerade, Down to Earth Ball where discussions included current and future projects within the nonprofit. Conversations consisted of the continuous land preservation work D&R Greenway has been known for since its founding in 1989. New projects include Trenton’s Capital City Farm and a storytelling app for Abbott Marshlands. “If there’s one thing everyone can agree on it’s leaving our children and future generations clean air and a beautiful landscape view,” said Meredith Asplundh Gardner, host of this year’s Gala at historic Tusculum and co-chair Masquerade Ball Committee. more

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Learn the design inspirations behind the rings in this upcoming exhibit in Lambertville, NJ. 

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Rings are conversation pieces. Some tell the story of a wedding engagement or a family heirloom, while others tell of a person’s passions, heritage, or sense of style. The pieces in the “Nothing But Rings” exhibit at the Diana Vincent Jewelry Gallery in Lambertville tell a story of design excellence. The exhibition showcases rings created by visionary jewelry designers from Canada to California. Their stunning creations will be on display and available for purchase at the Diana Vincent Contemporary Fine Jewelry Gallery located at 12 North Union Street in Lambertville, New Jersey until December 9.  more

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”  — George Eliot

By Ellen Gilbert 

Reader advisory:  This article will not provide the last word in what to wear, cook, or how to decorate your house this fall.  It. turns out that there are many, many opinions about what is au courant for every aspect of our lives (all year round, actually).  This may be a disappointment for those needing guidance, but free spirits may consider this conclusion a boon. more

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Perhaps nothing is more representative of  interior designers than their homes and studios.  

Photography by Andrew Wilkinson

In addition to being a personal haven, it acts as  a blank canvas for creativity. For our interior  designer photo series, Princeton Magazine got  the opportunity to peek inside the homes of some of the areas most respected interior designers. Here, they share their design aesthetic, personal mottos, career highlights, and more. more

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Princeton artist, Carole Jury will be displaying her work at BoConcepts Princeton.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Carole Jury’s paintings are like sophisticated Rorschach tests. They can only be defined by the subject’s perceptions of her strokes.

“A painting needs to be made one’s own,” Jury explains. “It’s a kind of secret space where everyone can find one’s own personal refuge. Through painting, I feel anything is possible. The spectator can imagine anything and everything he wants. My reliefs and colors allow for countless interpretations. Then, the spectator will have made my painting his own.” more

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President Barnes of Princeton Theological Seminary will engage in a public conversation with former United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins about his work, the nature of poetry, the task of writing, and connections between poetry and the life of faith. Collins will also read from his own work.  more

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THE ROAD TAKEN: Len Graham (pictured left) and Brían Ó hAirt (right), two award-winning musicians and proponents of Irish traditional arts, will present a performance entitled “The Road Taken: Songs, Music and Dance from the Irish Tradition” on Friday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall on the Princeton University campus. Photo Courtesy: Brían Ó hAirt

Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt, two award-winning musicians and proponents of Irish traditional arts, will present a performance entitled “The Road Taken: Songs, Music and Dance from the Irish Tradition” on Friday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall on the Princeton University campus. Part of the 2016-17 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public. Taplin Auditorium is a different location than where Irish Studies Series events are usually held. more

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Diane Bladecki gives voice to those who have been wrongfully convicted in her upcoming exhibit at the Arts Council of Princeton.

Multimedia artist Diane Bladecki will debut, “I am Innocent.” at the Arts Council of Princeton this Friday. Her multimedia art exhibition focuses on the wrongfully convicted and their families. Primarily through photography, the exhibit helps people to understand the complex emotions felt by those who have been falsely accused and imprisoned. more

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Friday, September 30

9:45 a.m.: Job Seekers Session at Princeton Public Library presents “Money Saving Strategies during a Career Transition – Health Insurance, Taxes, Etc.” with Personal Financial Strategist Bill LaChance. Free.

Saturday, October 1

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: NAMI Harvest of Hope Annual Wellness Conference at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville. Kevin Hines will deliver the keynote address entitled, “Cracked Not Broken.” Hines is a mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who tells audiences around the world about his unlikely survival after jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Register online at www.namimercer.org. For more information, call 609-799-8994, ext. 10. more

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October calls for a different mood, entirely.

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These gorgeous books are full of style and substance.

 

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Your morning coffee will taste even sweeter in one of these fun mugs. 

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Artist Heather Ujiie’s upcoming exhibit at the Hunterdon Art Museum may be called Fairytales, Monsters, and Hybrid Creatures, but the issues behind it are very human.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

“I’m very interested in the idea of a narrative having a symbolic allegory or story that resonates with some kind of mass human consciousness,” explains Ujiie, an adjunct professor at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. “Fairytales, Greek mythology, and many of the world’s religions are all versions of these narratives that are embedded in each culture to unfold and communicate the psychological conflicts we all face. Whether it’s good and evil, a power struggle in politics, or coming to terms with subordinate and dominant issues with a mother and father.” more

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Photography by Erica Cardenas

Beyond Words, the annual fall gala hosted by the Friends of the Princeton Public Library took place on Saturday, September 17. This year’s special guests were Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz who spoke at Nassau Presbyterian Church.  After the talk, guests gathered at Hinds Plaza for a book signing and cocktails followed by a silent auction and dinner. more

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Throughout one of the hottest summers in history, a highly pregnant Jennifer Poe was hard at work in her Newtown, Pennsylvania interior design store, Rittenhouse Home Furniture and Décor. Merely weeks after giving birth to a baby boy, Poe is back at it, heading some of the most sought-after interior design projects in the Greater Philadelphia area.

This type of work ethic is nothing new for the recent mother of four. Since the age of 19, she has had a hand in the purchasing, gutting, and renovating of homes, quickly establishing her visionary talent. After graduating from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Poe founded Rittenhouse Home Furniture and Décor, a full-service boutique firm with cosmopolitan sensibilities. Her storefront may be located in Newtown, but her clientele spans from Philadelphia’s most discerning neighborhoods to Bergen County. more

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Friday, September 9

5 to 9 p.m.: Food Truck Friday. Live music and food trucks at 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell (rain or shine).

Saturday, September 10

8 a.m.: 5 Mile Road Race at ETS, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton. Hosted by Community Education and Outreach of Princeton Healthcare System and Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center. Learn more at www.princetonhcs.org.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Doylestown Arts Festival, celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking art in Doylestown, Pa. Includes more than 160 artisans, live music, and food courts (also on Sunday, September 11). more

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Friday, September 2

6:30 p.m.: Screening of The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) at Princeton Public Library. The biographical drama is based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel.

7 p.m.: Open Mic Night at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 20 Blackwell Avenue, Hopewell. Open to all musicians, beginner to advanced.

Saturday, September 3

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Pick-your-own apple season returns to Terhune Orchards in Lawrenceville. Also, fresh apple pies, fresh pressed cider, cider donuts, apple butter, and more.  more

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Friday, August 26

3 to 5 p.m.: Native Plant Sale at D&R Greenway Land Trust, Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.

4 to 7 p.m.: Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Winery in Lawrenceville. Enjoy wine, light fare, and music. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

Sean Allen is a financial analyst by day and an up-and-coming spray paint artist by night. A master hustler, he can even be found doing spray paint demos outside popular happy hour locations in Philadelphia while still in his business suit. Although Allen assured me that he’s careful not to stain his outfit, it’s clear that this money-savvy artist has a hard time staying away from his paints. more

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Friday, August 19

10 a.m.: Free, tour of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 100 Stellarator Road in Princeton.

4 to 7 p.m.: Sunset Sips & Sounds at Terhune Winery in Lawrenceville. Enjoy wine, light fare, and music (repeats every Friday night throughout the summer). more