Events & Features

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

Pennington Parks and Rec Hosts Labor Day Concert

Celebrate (or mourn) the end of summer with a free, classic rock and blues concert by The Tones at Howe Commons on Main Street in Pennington on Labor Day, Monday, September 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Created by a local father and daughter team for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council's Stampede, Music B. Ox will be watching over the event. A...

Recap Hopewell Tour Des Arts 2014

If you already love living in Mercer County, keep reading. If you need more reasons to love it, keep reading still. And, if you've never experienced the Hopewell Tour Des Arts, get ready to be transported. The Hopewell Tour Des Arts is a 2-day self-guided local art tour around the Hopewell Borough area hosted by the Hopewell Borough Economic Development Committee Last year,...

Graffiti in a Hamilton Hospital

There is graffiti in a hospital in Hamilton -- and it's on purpose! Robert Wood Johnson of Hamilton's Lakefront Gallery has a new exhibit that opened last Thursday called "Subway to Gallery: The Street Artists." Here's the line-up of the 13 Trenton-area artists: Leon Rainbow, Will Kasso, Ras, Mek, Pro, Uhm, Demer, Billy Brown, Lank, Gentrifried, Ricardo Barros, Jon Naar, and Andrew Wilkinson. The artwork is...

PEI Kids 9th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser

PEI Kids is hosting its 9th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, October 17, 2014.  Featuring food and wine from over 20 vendors and restaurants, as well as exotic cars and private jets on display, the event will be held at the Landmark Aviation (formerly Ronson Aviation) at Trenton-Mercer Airport. Check out the extensive list of of participating vendors: Shop...

Pennington Boro Hosts Columbus Day Concert, Movie

The Pennington Parks and Recreation Committee will host a free concert and movie showing on Sunday, October 12 at Kunkel Park in Pennington Borough. Beginning at 5:15 p.m., come out for a concert by Lambertville-based JB Kline band. Following the concert, sit back and relax for a showing of the movie Despicable Me 2. Grills at the park will be hot...

So Much Fun at Filling Station Studio in Hopewell Boro

Filling Station Studios is a small, funky studio/retail space that showcases art, vintage, repurposed and painted furniture unassumingly located in a corner of the Shell gas station building on East Broad Street across Maple Street from the Brick Farm Market. Owners Nancy Stark and Kathy Krepcio invited me to come visit the studio and I loved it so much that...

Hopewell Mom Tours with Christmas Rock Band Wizards of Winter

While many families will spend coming weekends shopping for holiday presents and gearing up for winter, one Hopewell Borough resident will be hitting the road to tour with her band. Mother of three Mary McIntyre Daniels is also a singer and keyboardist for the progressive Christmas rock band Wizards of Winter. Based in Hunterdon County, the eleven member band performs...

Have you Herd? Oxen Line Up at Pennington School

You miss them. We did too. Now you can see them again! The "top" eleven are lined up in front of the Pennington School on East Delaware Avenue in Pennington.  The Hopewell Valley Arts Council say that they will be at the Pennington School (weather depending) until the HVAC's "Year of the Ox" Gala on January 24th being held at the Grounds for Scupture where the...

Find Art (for the Holidays) Within Reach in New Jersey

Tonight and tomorrow, you can find art within your own reach in Collingswood, New Jersey. Artists and art lovers are coming from far and wide to “Art for the Holidays 2014 @ The Factory,” an art show featuring an array of handmade items, including pottery, jewelry, painting, paper, mosaics, photography, glass, and wood. One such local artist, Chase Blanchard Easley...

Hopewell Harvest Fair’s 32nd Year is a Success (PHOTOS)

When reached for comment, Hopewell Harvest Fair planning committee chairperson Heidi Wilenius shared, "I am so proud of the whole team of volunteers who made this year’s fair a truly smashing success! The success of the Harvest Fair is not measured in dollars. It is measured by watching the day unfold, and by seeing our community come together and make new connections and renew old ones– as individuals, as non-profit groups, as artists, as farmers, and as local business owners and employees.