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Friday, July 29

1 to 10 p.m.: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport, located at 30 Thor Solberg Road in Whitestation. Balloon rides begin at 6:30 p.m. Musical group Third Eye Blind performs at 8 p.m. General admission is $35.

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

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Take this weekend to new heights at the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

From female human cannonballs to 115-foot-tall balloons, the 34th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is going to be a sight to see. The three-day event will paint the Hunterdon County skies with 100 hot air balloons from around the world, including the UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Thailand. more

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Illustration by Adam Auerbach 

The 2016 Princeton Children’s Book Festival will be held on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hinds Plaza and the Princeton Public Library. The event has recently featured many prestigious children’s book authors and illustrators, such as Aaron Becker, E.B. Lewis, Jerry Pinkney, Steve Sheinkin, Rosemary Wells, and Rita Williams-Garcia, amongst others. more

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It’s time to roar! Be the leader of the pack in these leo-inspired fashions.

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

From Barkboxes to Broboxes, there seems to be a subscription box for just about anything or anyone. While we appreciate the thrill of receiving any package with our name on it, the staff at Urban Agenda Magazine has a proclivity for our Birchboxes. Not only do they give us the chance to try new products, but they also make it feel like it’s our birthday every. single. month. Whether or not you’re ready to gift yourself with this monthly indulgence, Birchbox offers full-sized versions of all their samples online. Here, we outline some of our favorite products from Birchbox. more

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Friday, July 22

Noon to 4 p.m.: Open House and Open Studio at Pinot’s Palette Princeton, located at 127 Village Boulevard at Princeton Forrestal Village.

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 (repeats every Friday night throughout the summer). more

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Modern rings for a modern woman. 

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Pictured: Special Exhibition Tour at Princeton University Art Museum: “Ansel Adams to Edward Weston – Celebrating the Legacy of David H. McAlpin” on Sunday, July 17 at 3 p.m. Free to attend. Tours meet at the entrance to the Museum.

Friday, July 15 

10 a.m.: Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Tour, 100 Stellarator Road, Plainsboro.

11 a.m.: Princeton Summer Theater presents “The Owl and the Pussycat” at Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University.

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

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These iPhone cases have attitude and sass. 

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Look stylish while biking around your neighborhood this summer. 

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Become a tourist in your own hometown with these staycation accessories. 

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Outfit your backyard for the perfect 4th of July celebration with these fun products!

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Sport and style come together at this classic British event.

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It’s summertime and the living is easy. 

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The Michener Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit features the work of famed photographer, Steve McCurry.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Photography by Steve McCurry

In an exhibition that opens on July 16, 2016, the James A. Michener Art Museum will present a collection of photographs by Steve McCurry, the photographer whose iconic image “Afghan Girl” captivated the world in 1985.  more

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Add these pastel hues and sherbet shades to your summer wardrobe. 

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The idiosyncratic designs of Paul Smith bring sartorial flair to even the simplest of looks.

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Friday, June 17

4 p.m.: Nature Play at the West Windsor Arts Council. Children ages 5 to 12 will explore the woods behind WWAC as they are led through fun, outdoor games.

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

Andre Veloux’s art supports powerful women in society

Pop artist Andre Veloux’s portrait work is on show from June 15 through July 15 at the Bank of Princeton’s Community Gallery in Lambertville. The exhibition titled “Building Blocks of Change” is a gender equality project that explores the way women are viewed by the media and society’s expectations of them. The opening reception is Friday, June 24 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 10 Bridge Street in Lambertville. more

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Treat Dad with these family events and activities in and around Princeton, New Jersey

Fly Fishing Lessons at Orvis

Saturday, June 18, 9am – 11:30pm

Orvis-Princeton, 301 Harrison Street, Princeton

Sign up for a free Fly Fishing 101 class with a fishing expert at Orvis Retail Store in Princeton. The class gives lessons on fly-casting and outfit rigging. It is appropriate for beginners of all ages. Register beforehand, as spots are limited. Orvis also offers a Fly Fishing 102 course once you’ve mastered the basics. more