This Weekend in Princeton: Feb. 24-26
Howell Living History Farm’s maple sugaring operations are in full swing in late February when freezing nights and thawing days make for heavy sap flows. For more information, visit www.howellfarm.org.
Friday, February 24
11 a.m.: Free, Tiger Tales for children ages 3-5 at Cotsen Children’s Library (repeats weekly).
12:30 p.m.: Gotham Princeton meeting at Medierra Restaurant in Princeton. To register in advance, visit http://bit.ly/2lmKyOJ.
6:30 p.m.: Community Musical Shabbat Dinner with Magevet at The Jewish Center of Princeton.
7 p.m.: Princeton University men’s ice hockey vs. Brown at Hobey Baker Rink.
Saturday, February 25
10 a.m. to noon: Build a Bee Abode Workshop at Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue in Hamilton.
10:30 a.m.: Screening of My Neighbor Totoro (1988) at Princeton Garden Theatre.
10:30 a.m.: Art for Families: All in the Family at Princeton University Art Museum. Create your own family portrait inspired by The Hartley Family by Henry Benbridge.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Liberty Lake Day Camp in Bordentown hosts its first annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event will raise funds to pay for activities for area youths, as well as an annual “campership” program, which subsidizes camp tuition for children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Gospel Brunch Fundraiser featuring the Trenton Children’s Chorus at Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Proceeds will benefit the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, the first African-American Museum in central New Jersey. Purchase tickets at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/gospelbrunch. Presented by the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association and the Sourland Conservancy.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Maple Sugaring Demonstrations at Howell Living History Farm including sap collecting, firewood cutting, and syrup making.
Noon to 4 p.m.: Celebrate 285 years of George Washington with a tour of Rockingham Historic Site, located on Route 603, one mile north of Kingston. Tours will be held every hour. A donation of $5 is suggested.
12:30 p.m.: Screening of the Royal Opera’s Il Trovatore at Princeton Garden Theatre.
3 to 4 p.m.: Meet Your Farmers Talk and Tour followed by a potluck at Cherry Valley Cooperative Farm, 619 Cherry Valley Road in Skillman. For more information, visit www.cherryvalleycoop.org.
5:30 p.m.: The Princeton Singers presents “As the Lily Among the Thorns” at Princeton University Art Museum (also at 8 p.m.).
7 to 9 p.m.: Café Improv at the Arts Council of Princeton.
8 p.m.: Saturday Night Fever: The Musical at McCarter Theatre.
Sunday, February 26
2 p.m.: Historic Walking Tour of downtown Princeton and the University campus presented by the Historical Society of Princeton. Attendees should meet outside of Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street.
3 p.m.: The English-Speaking Union Princeton Branch presents the Annual Shakespeare Competition, which encourages high school students in grades 9-12 to develop their communication skills. Each student will recite one monologue and one sonnet. The public is welcome to attend; The Kirby Arts Center at The Lawrenceville School.
3 to 5 p.m.: Family Barn Dance presented by the Princeton Country Dancers at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton.
5 to 8 p.m.: Central Jersey Dance Society Open Ballroom Dance at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton. Instruction will take place from 4 to 5 p.m.