The Newark Museum of Art and Newark Arts have announced that “Cross Cultural Perspectives” will be the signature exhibition of the 2023 Newark Arts Festival, a free, four-day celebration running September 27 through October 1. The exhibition opens on September 27 and features works by a roster of more than 90 New Jersey artists. It will be on view through October 29. more
哪吒 陶 [Nezha], Liu Shiming, 1980. Courtesy of the Liu Shiming Foundation.
The Liu Shiming Art Foundation (LSAF) and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University have announced the opening of a new exhibition, “Liu Shiming: Life Gives Beauty Form.” The exhibit is on view through September 22 at Mason Gross School of the Arts, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. more
With the 2023 summer season in full swing at Bucks County Playhouse, the iconic New Hope theater recently announced new partnerships to create travel packages with several area boutique hotels and inns.
The all-new “Stay and Play” packages are designed to provide an unforgettable experience for theater enthusiasts and visitors alike. The packages combine top-notch performances with luxurious accommodations, making for the perfect getaway in picturesque Bucks County, Pa. more
Princeton Montessori School at 487 Cherry Valley Road is well-known for their excellent Infant program offerings. Operating Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., families are given the option to enroll their child at a minimum of three days per week with at least six hours per day. more
Head of School Julia Wall was the July 6 guest on Princeton Podcast, a show hosted by Princeton Mayor Mark Freda. With each episode featuring a who’s who of notable Princeton leaders, listeners get to know the influential figures that shape this vibrant historical community and whose contributions to local programs and services are helping to mold the future of Princeton. more
Get ready for an action-packed, back-to-back James Bond feature presented by Princeton Garden Theatre on Thursday August 17 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. With the purchase of the Double Feature ticket, patrons get access to both screenings. The evening will include a shaken, not stirred showing of From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery and The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton. Both films are entirely different interpretations of the classic James Bond role. more
Based on the success of last year’s art show “Celebrating Old Trees,” Terhune Orchards’ Art Show and Sale will return September 9 through December 10 with the theme of barns. Barns of any kind, anywhere may be depicted in this art show. Furthermore, all media is accepted, so artists should not feel limited to painting or drawing. more
On Wednesday, October 4 at 7 p.m., experience the Oscar-winning Disney Pixar classic Coco at McCarter Theatre Center. This unique showcase includes a screening of Coco accompanied by a live musical score. Grammy-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score will be performed and conducted by Esin Aydingoz. more
As the 2023-24 school year approaches, HomeFront has announced its annual Back-to-School Drive that aims to provide children affected by poverty with school supplies and support for a successful start to the academic year.
The Back-to-School Drive runs through August 18. The program is a testament to HomeFront’s commitment to empowering the next generation to thrive and be prepared for their academic journey. more
NBC10, Telemundo62, and NBC Sports Philadelphia are sponsoring their annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign for the ninth consecutive year, now through August 31. As part of the event, these news stations have partnered with local animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and to help raise funds for Philadelphia’s greater animal welfare community. more
Voices Chorale NJ (VCNJ) invites all singers to attend an open summer sing featuring excerpts from the upcoming 2023-2024 repertoire including Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorioa and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Scores will be provided, and light refreshments will be served.
It’s an opportunity for singers to practice sight-reading; meet the director, Dr. David A. McConnell; and learn some fascinating history and context about the compositions. Meet other singers and consider setting up an audition to join VCNJ. more
On August 15 from 6 to 8 p.m., visit the Princeton Shopping Center for a Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party hosted by the Princeton Public Library.
The fun will begin at 6 p.m. with face painters, a scavenger hunt, and games on the lawn. Stop by a table hosted by Taim Mediterranean Kitchen and spin the wheel for some free samples of their award-winning falafel, hummus, za’atar pita, and tahini sauce. more
Dean Svecz, a 16-year-old resident of Hamilton Township and a vocal student at School of Rock Princeton (SoR), will be a member of the School of Rock AllStars, which is a touring ensemble of some of the top teen musicians from School of Rock franchises from across the country. Svecz and his AllStars bandmates will perform at venues across four midwestern states from July 31 through August 5 to support mental health awareness as well as raise funds for the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS). more
One of Latin America’s most influential artists, multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lila Downs is known for her charismatic performances and unique compositions that combine genres and rhythms as diverse as Mexican rancheras and corridos, boleros, jazz standards, hip-hop, cumbia, and North American folk music. more
Interfaith Caregivers of Mercer County congratulates Project Healthy Bones Program Coordinator Maria Sergio on her well-deserved Community Advocate Award from New Jersey’s Interagency Council on Osteoporosis (ICO) for her work in osteoporosis prevention. more
(Photo by Vicki Chirco, historian, D&R Canal State Park)
From its history as a 19th-century form of transportation to its recent renovations, D&R Canal State Park remains a major asset to the region
By Ilene Dube
How lucky are we to live in Central New Jersey, with the D&R Canal State Park coursing through our landscape. The 70-mile-long linear park is a thriving wildlife corridor, where dragonflies fall in love, turtles sun on logs, great blue herons wade along the shore, and bald eagles nest overhead. A recent bird survey found 160 species, 90 of which nest in the park. more
Alan S. Blinder teaching in 1983. (Princeton University, Robert Matthews)
On Money, Inflation, and the Current Banking Crisis
Interview by Donald H. Sanborn III
Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Blinder served as vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from June 1994 until January 1996. Before becoming a member of the board, Blinder served as a member of President Clinton’s original Council of Economic Advisers from January 1993 until June 1994. During presidential campaigns, he was an economic adviser to Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton. more