This Wknd in Princeton

Friday, June 10 

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

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

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Get those rainbows ready – pride month is upon us!

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Q&A with Marta McDowell

North Jersey author Marta McDowell comes to Princeton to speak about her latest book.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

In the midst of a tumultuous campaign season, author Marta McDowell brings us a place of political Zen: the White House grounds. Since its founding in 1800, our nation’s capital has been an 18-acre hub of garden inspirations, and McDowell captures it all in her new book, All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses – How The White House Grounds Have Grown with America. From Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden to Michelle Obama’s Vegetable Garden, McDowell’s book provides an in-depth look at the evolution of the White House gardens and how they’ve influenced garden trends around the country. more


Photography by Erica Cardenas

The Historical Society of Princeton’s Concert Under the Stars took place on Saturday, June 4 at Updike Farmstead in Princeton. Guests enjoyed wine and dined outdoors while exploring the property’s six acre estate. This year’s fundraiser featured a 90-minute live performance by The Samples, an indie rock band formed in 1985. The event proved to be one of the most memorable nights of the summer.

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The pocket square is making a comeback.

This elegant accessory is often worn in bright, contrasting colors to a men’s tie. Princeton Magazine has selected our top pocket square patterns below, which make the perfect gift for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

This evening, in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day 2016, co-anchor of the Today’s show and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb will be coming to the Princeton Hyatt Regency in the Carnegie Center. more

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Photo Credit: John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

In honor of John F. Kennedy’s 99th birthday anniversary, Urban Agenda Magazine remembers the former President and New Englander’s classic summer style. From white oxford shirts to trainers and aviators, JFK’s impact on men’s fashion continues to endure.

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TACKLING 5 OF THE 21ST CENTURY’S BIGGEST PROBLEMS

By Donald Gilpin 

How many thousands of devices—from cars to health monitoring systems to airplanes—would benefit from a microchip that could process data at the speed of light rather than the speed of electricity? more

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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 more

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Tracy K. Smith and Coco

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Photography by Andrew Wilkinson

Princeton might be the home of the tigers, but it doesn’t seem complete without its dogs. Thanks to its dog-friendly places, the town abounds with proud owners and their furry companions. You’ll find pets and their parents sunning on the Princeton Battle
field and their more active counterparts jogging the Delaware and Raritan Canal. 
Nassau Street is full of fashionable dog-owner duos shopping at Lululemon Athletica or Urban Outfitters, and the Nassau Inn lodges both human and canine out-of-towners. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Like the diamonds she uses in her timeless designs, Yanina Fleysher is equal parts elegance and strength. As the founder and owner of Yanina and Company in Cedar Grove and Basking Ridge, Fleysher is one of New Jersey’s premiere jewelers. But before her baubles attracted the likes of Caroline Manzo and Kim Kardashian, Fleysher was catering to a far more humble crowd. more

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By Donald Gilpin

Portrait by Kelly Campbell

An excited crowd was packed into the basement of Labyrinth Books on Nassau Street on a Monday evening in late March. More than 250, standing-room only, a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, chatted, consulted their smartphones, browsed through books laid out on shelves and tables around the room. more

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Consumer Reports finds that many sunscreens aren’t doing much screening at all.

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Lindbergh Grandaughter

By Anne Levin

During the summer of Kristina Lindbergh’s 14th year, she spent a week with her famous grandparents, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, at their home in Switzerland. While she has pleasant recollections of the visit, the eldest of the famous couple’s grandchildren distinctly remembers being captive for at least one of her grandfather’s lectures. more

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Black cats and broken mirrors. Friday the 13th asks you to embrace your dark side.

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By Sarah Emily Gilbert

May 10 is One Day Without Shoes. The event was created to raise awareness for the millions of people worldwide that must go without shoes. Show your support by joining TOMS’ “Without Shoes” Instagram campaign. Today, Instagram your feet #withoutshoes or in your TOMS, and help give 100,000 new pairs of shoes to children in 10 countries. more

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Board Member photo: From Left to Right: Paula Chow (Gala Co-chair), Cheryl Goldman (co-chair), Emily Mann (Artistic Director), Victoria Hamilton (co-chair), Timothy J. Shields (Manager Director)

Photography by Erica Cardenas

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 McCarter Theatre hosted the Annual Gala Benefit Concert with International Grammy Award-winning pianist Lang Lang performing in Matthews Theatre. All proceeds go towards McCarter’s outstanding arts education and artistic programming. Here is a look at the fabulous guest list! This year’s after-party took place in the tent behind McCarter Theatre. The theme was inspired by Truman Capote’s 1960 “Black and White Ball.” more

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Does art imitate fashion or does fashion imitate art? You decide.

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WILD ABOUT WACO: The Farmhouse Store Princeton co-owner, Ron Menapace has teamed up with HGTV stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines to carry their line of home furnishings. 

On Friday, April 15, 2016, The Farmhouse Store partnered with HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, from the popular show Fixer Upper, to bring Magnolia Homes to Princeton. Magnolia Homes is Chip and Joanna’s line of furniture, rugs, pillows, accessories, home décor and more. more

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It’s not all about the margaritas. 

Get ready for the bright festivities surrounding Cinco de Mayo with these fashion and food accessories.

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