Events & Features

Events & Features
A bit of everything -- events, local highlights, arts & culture.

Watershed Institute’s 4th Annual 10K/5K Trail Run & Festival, Winners Announced

The Watershed Institute’s 4th Annual 10K/5K Trail Run & Festival was a muddy success with more than 200 racers braving the morning rain and humidity to run the course on the Watershed Reserve. The trail run helps support The Watershed Institute’s efforts to keep water clean, safe, and healthy in central New Jersey. Founded in 1949, the Watershed works to protect...

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer Hosts Garden Tours

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County is hosting a tour of their private gardens that have been taken care of throughout the year. as fundraiser on Saturday, June 8 from 10am to 4pm. The tour can begin at any of the following three locations: Mercer Educational Gardens, Riverside Elementary School, and the 1719 William Trent House. Tickets cost...

Hopewell Valley Groups Partner for Evening of Community Engagement

In the quest to inspire community connections that spark ongoing relationships, Global Connections, Hopewell Valley Race & Diversity Discussion Group (HVRDDG), and the Global Peace Foundation will co-host an evening of community engagement catered by The Peasant Grill. This free event will be held on Friday, June 14 from 6:30 to 9pm at Timberlane Middle School and is suitable for adults...

Mercer County to Hold Meetings on Bicycle Plan

Mercer County is creating a Bicycle Master Plan to guide future bicycle facility improvements on County highways, and has scheduled several meetings to allow the public to learn more about this long-term plan and provide input, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced. Consistent with Mercer County’s Complete Streets Policy, this plan is intended to guide installation of bicycle facilities...

Music Together Hosts Family Benefit Concert

On Saturday, June 1, at 2:30pm, the Music Together Princeton Lab School will host a benefit concert for families with children under 8 in the Music Together Worldwide Community Room, 225 Hopewell Pennington Road, one mile outside Hopewell Boro. This special concert will feature favorite Music Together teachers and the live Music Together band for the benefit of the Gatsby...

D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Sales

Eco-conscious gardeners know that planting native species provides essential food for local wildlife, in both migration and in breeding seasons. Along with exciting native wildflowers such as cinnamon fern, milkweed, echinacea, foam flower, cardinal flower, wild columbine and jack in-the-pulpit, the nursery offers native shrubs, trees, and grasses. D&R Greenway Land Trust’s plants are grown from locally sourced starter...

Hopewell Valley to Celebrate Second Annual Heritage Weekend

The second annual Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend will take place on Memorial Day weekend from Thursday, May 23 through Monday, May 27. Multiple organizations across Hopewell Valley will offer a full weekend of events to celebrate the area's rich heritage. Partnering organizations include The Hopewell Museum, Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, Hopewell Valley Historical Society, Stoutsburg Cemetery Association, Pennington African Cemetery Association, Hopewell Valley Veterans Association, Hopewell...

HPL Presents Paradise on the Hudson: The Creation, Loss, and Revival of a Gilded Age Garden

Local author, Caroline Seebohm, will join the Hopewell Public Library for Paradise on the Hudson: The Creation, Loss, and Revival of a Gilded Age Garden, a talk about the preservation of the famous Untermyer Garden in Yonkers, NY, as well as other preserved American and English gardens. The talk will be at 7pm on Wednesday, June 5, at the...

“Manage Pests in Your Garden and Landscape” Presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will present a program, “Managing the Pests in Your Garden and Landscape by Nature’s Signs” on Thursday, May 30, at 7pm at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), West Windsor Campus, Communications Building, Lecture Hall CM107. This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be delivered by Amy Ricco, Professor...

Pennington Day – This Saturday!

Pennington Day 2019 is this Saturday, May 18, from 10am-4pm. This free family-friendly community event features 150 booth vendors including local businesses and artists, 15+ food trucks, a ton of kids' activities and more. Pennington Day is held in downtown Pennington Borough along South Main Street and East Curlis Avenue. Additionally, Pennington Day makes grants to non-profits, civic organizations, schools and...