Events & Features

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

TerraCycle to Host 10th Annual Jersey Fresh Jam, A Free Graffiti Art and Music Event

Recycling company TerraCycle is hosting the 10th annual Jersey Fresh Jam, Jersey’s biggest showcase for hip hop and graffiti, on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from noon to dusk. The event offers graffiti artists from the tri-state area a place to showcase their work and will include performances from local MCs and musicians, featuring headliner Wu Tang Clan Member Cappadonna. Visitors will also be able to...

Trenton Filmmaker Competes in Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and YouTube Space Contest with Science Fiction Thriller

This week, Trenton filmmaker, Jeff Stewart released Velocity, a twenty-minute teaser of a former super shero/spy who retires as a protector of the planet, but is suddenly forced into action when her past comes back to hunt her. Velocity is Stewarts's submission to Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and YouTube Space's search for the next generation of heroes and sheroes in...

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Offers Creative Summer Programming, Meet Artist Matthew Langille

Some cool creative summer programming is being offered for adults and kids by The Hopewell Valley Arts Council, the organization that also brought the oxen "stampede" to the Valley, including two workshops being taught by graphic artist, Matthew Langille. New York-based now Hopewell Township resident, Matthew Langille, is excited to join two other Valley-based artists Sue Mitrano and Margareta Warlick, in bringing their creative talents to art opportunities that...

The Taste Chase Goes to Chez Alice Gourmet Cafe in Princeton on The Great Cake Quest

Chez Alice Gourmet Cafe sits on one of the most popular commercial spots in Princeton, surrounded by similar businesses, quietly boasting an assumed refinement and prestige, often with a price tag to match. However, I found Chez Alice, despite its bourgeois sounding name, to be not only approachable but comfortable. With a ridiculous amount of change at the ready, I...

Mercer County Older Adults to Display Artistic Talents at Show Opening

The Mercer County Office on Aging and the Division of Culture and Heritage are gearing up for the annual Mercer County Senior Art Show July 23 through Aug. 14 at Meadow Lakes, a Springpoint Senior Living Community on Etra Road, just off Route 571 East, in East Windsor.  The Mercer County Senior Art Show features original works of art created...

Scholarships Awarded to Local Students by Hopewell Valley Arts Council

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council announced its first round of scholarships awarded to graduating seniors from Hopewell Valley Central High School. At a reception for the winners and their parents at the Arts Council's June board meeting, four students were recognized for their creative accomplishments and ambitions by being awarded $500 scholarships. The recipients are Ahn Francesca Nong, Katherine Cleveland, Ian Goldsmith,...

The Taste Chase Goes to The Gingered Peach on The Great Cake Quest

Well, Lawrenceville has done it again. The sweetest ⅛ mile in town has yielded yet another winner in the quest for great cake. While I had heard much about it before my trip, I thought I would pace myself by seeing what lay in the hinterlands of Mercer County before I partook of fare in familiar pastures again. Our MercerMe editor...

The Taste Chase Goes to Tan’s Tasty Cakes on The Great Cake Quest

You never know where you are going to discover a place that has a fantastic slice of cake or a scrumptious cupcake.  What I have found, so far, is high expectations have led to disappointment, while dubious encounters have yielded surprisingly delicious rewards. Our next stop on “The Cake Quest” found me drawn to one of the things that I...

The Taste Chase: And Now… A Word about Pork

I am briefly interrupting our current “Cake Quest” to reiterate something that most of us already know... Swine is Divine. In all of its fried, baked, chopped, crumbled forms, most of us indulge in the “other white meat” in one way or another. This past May 23rd, Trenton turned the spotlight on one of its own native creations: the pork...

Yummy Food Trucks Rolling Into Hopewell for Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday in Hopewell Borough is rolling around again and the list is only more delicious. It wheel be a night of food, friends, fun, and music all with the backdrop of the historic Hopewell Borough Train Station. The event will take place June 26th, on Railroad Place, from 5pm-9pm with this fantastic list of food truck vendors: Cow and the Curd Battered...