5 Things To Do This Weekend in Princeton


This weekend enjoy a front row seat view of the stars at the NJ State Museum planetarium, become a park explorer at Hamilton’s Ground for Sculptures, and enjoy a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables at West Windsor’s Farms Market. Plan on attending any of the events? Hashtag your pictures #njmom when sharing on social media to be featured on our page!

1.Tots on Tour
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops designed for 3-5 year olds. Lesson and theme changes monthly. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; first-come, first-serve. Meets in the Welcome Center. Rain or shine! Instructor: Joslyn Johnson.
Grounds For Sculptures
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Cost: Free with park admission. Advance registration not required.

2. Community Lantern Walk
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Make your own lantern or purchase one at jaZams and join them for a magical moonlit walk through Princeton. Plus a joyful sing-a-long and free hot apple cider. Sponsored by jaZams and the Waldorf School of Princeton.
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Cost: Free


Photo via Howellfarm.org

3. Bacon, Sausage & Scrapple Making
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
If you work all week to bring home the bacon, sausage and scrapple, but don’t really know from whence they come, visit Howell Farm for our bacon, sausage and scrapple program. You will see these and other pork products made before your eyes. Farmers will demonstrate rendering lard, making pork products and showing visitors the origins of different cuts of pork. Cracklin’s and other delicacies will be free for the asking, and pork sandwiches will be available for sale.
Howell Farm
70 Wooden’s Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Cost: Free

4. West Windsor Community Farmers Market
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
With 15 farms and 11 artisan food and natural product vendors, the West Windsor Community Farmers Market (WWCFM) is well known for its wide array of locally grown seasonal fruit, vegetables, pasture raised and produced grass-fed meats, dairy, farm fresh eggs, woven fibers, breads, baked goods, flowers and plants, honey, prepared foods and more. Check the website for weekly featured entertainment.
West Windsor Community Farmers Market
2 Vaughn Drive, Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free


Photo via NJ.gov

5. Planetarium
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Soar through the skies in the Museum’s spacious Planetarium, featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars. The largest planetarium facility in New Jersey features a Full Dome Video giving visitors the sensation of zooming through the Solar System and beyond. Four shows are featured: 12:00pm – Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast (Suitable for families with young children); 1:00 pm – Laser Space Chase (all ages); 2:00 pm – To Space and Back (Suitable for general audiences) and 3:00 pm – Black Holes (Suitable for general audiences).
NJ State Musuem
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ
Cost: $7.00 adults, $5.00 children 12 and under



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Living the mommy life in Mercer County, Chelsea can be found daily chasing down her 3 year old son, or trying to keep her 6 month old daughter from getting her hands on everything in sight. When not studying Marketing at Rider University, Chelsea loves to get her children out of the house to all the many parks, festivals, and orchards Mercer County offers. If any free time happens to fall upon Chelsea’s lap, she enjoys reading Stephen King novels, trying new cooking recipes and catching up on episodes of Food Network’s hit show, Chopped. Being able to have the opportunity to write for NJ Mom is an honor for her because she knows how difficult it can be to find something for the whole family to enjoy, so it is awesome that everything you need is right in one place!