Events & Features

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

Mercer Green Fest to be held at Rider University

The Hopewell Valley Green Team is excited to be a cosponsor of the 2020 Mercer Green Fest. It is an opportunity for fun and learning for our neighbors of all ages. This annual free, entertaining, and educational festival will have about 100 Exhibitors including sustainable businesses, local farmers, non-profit organizations, school and student projects, art, energy programs, and much more.

Explore the night sky from Baldpate on Saturday

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton will welcome the public Saturday for an evening of sky gazing at the top of Baldpate Mountain. The evening will start off with an indoor presentation by Rex Parker to discuss the night sky. If weather permits, participants will be led outside to see objects such as the Moon, constellations, planets,...

Hopewell packs town hall to celebrate history

Scores of Hopewell residents resisted the balmy breezes of early spring on Sunday and instead entered a closed and windowless room at the Township Municipal Building where they were completely riveted by stories of the past. The event celebrated Hopewell Township’s 320th birthday (founded on February 20, 1700) and was hosted by The Hopewell...

Have Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, officers from the Hopewell Township Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. The event will be held at Aunt Chubby’s Luncheonette located at 1 Railroad Place in Hopewell Borough. The event begins at 11am and will end...

Parenting Conference Returns to Hopewell Valley

The third bi-annual Hopewell Valley Parenting Conference will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, NJ from 8am to 12:30pm.  The conference goal is for parents to get inspired, connect with other parents and to learn more effective parenting skills.  The conference hopes to attract over 300 parents from...

Hopewell Valley Central High School Choirs Win First Place at National Jazz Festival

Two of Hopewell Valley Central High School (CHS)'s extracurricular choirs competed on Saturday, February 15, at the National Jazz Festival in Philadelphia, each bringing home top honors in their categories. Vox Central Jazz, led by choir director Randy White, came in first place in the Vocal Jazz a cappella category. Priya Naphade received...

March activities for Hopewell Valley Seniors

Senior Luncheon & Spring Play Preview Wednesday, March 4, 12:30pm (luncheon) at Hopewell Valley Central High School Performing Arts Center, 259 Pennington Titusville Road, Pennington. RSVP for the luncheon was in February. If you would ONLY like to enjoy the play, the play preview will begin at 1:50pm in the Performing Arts Center, no reservation is...

Park Commission announces second year of “Eyes on Eagles”

The Mercer County Park Commission has announced the second year of “Eyes on Eagles” programming to celebrate the four pairs of bald eagles that nest in Mercer County, including two pairs that have chosen County parks for nest sites. Building on the success of last year’s program, the Park Commission, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF),...

CHS students recognized at Regional art show

Of more than 2,500 total art submissions submitted to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for the Southern New Jersey Region Regional contest this year, two CHS students were recognized recently with Honorable Mentions for their artwork: Sofia Venezia, grade 10, for “Man of My Thoughts” and Alexandra Marcus, grade 12, for “Antiques”. The Scholastic Art...

Kickoff Event to Celebrate Hopewell Township’s 320th Anniversary

Three historians and local residents, Ian Burrow, Richard Hunter, and Joseph Klett will co-present on the founding of Hopewell as a kick-off to the 320th anniversary of the creation of Hopewell Township on February 20, 1700. The event will occur in the auditorium of the Hopewell Township Municipal Complex located at 201 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ 08560 on February 23,...