Events & Features

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

A flea market you must visit!

Dubbed the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (coolest name ever?), this is a Mercer County tri-annual happening that you don’t want to miss. No need to be a Punk Rock aficionado, maybe you just like to sample some gourmet food from the trucks, followed by a decent cup of coffee and some idle browsing? According to their website, a typical...

Ox to be Installed via Crane at PQM This Saturday

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is beginning to collect finished oxen from individual and team artists across Hopewell Valley this month. The oxen are being weatherproofed and put out to pasture on the Stampede now through August 15, when the full Stampede will be in place. Tomorrow, Saturday, July 26, an ox named "ArtToro," created by artists Gyuri Hollosy and...

Treat HVCT While You Treat Yourself to Ice Cream TODAY

Today, you can enjoy ice cream while supporting a local cause. Uncle Ed's Creamery and Chocolates, at 115 West Delaware Avenue in Pennington, is donating a portion of today's proceeds to The Hopewell Valley Children's Theater (HVCT), a Mercer County non-profit arts education organization. HVCT has a popular summer theater program where children participate in a 5-week camp allow them to be involved in every element of...

It’s Hip to Bee Triangle: Ecological Art by FoHVOS

If you have hiked or bird watched in the Hopewell Valley area this spring and summer, you may have stumbled on something organic or ... was it extra-terrestrial? It is the "Summer Triangle" project of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space ("FoHVOS"), a Hopewell Valley nonprofit land trust that is dedicated to preserving Hopewell Valley's character though open space and farmland preservation...

July 14: Cream King “Monday” to support YMCA

Either it's good to be "King" - or the other way around... because Monday July 14, from 11am to 10pm is the next installment of "Cream King Monday" where 20% of sales and all tips are donated to a local charity.  This week, proceeds from the event will support the 501(c)(3) non-profit Hopewell Valley YMCA and its Camp Reign summer camp...

Trenton Instigator: Meet Graffiti Artist Leon Rainbow

I drive by Hopewell’s Blue Bottle Café everyday. The graffiti work underlining the entrance to the restaurant catches my attention every time. Its location being at odds with the seeming quaintness and serenity of the town, not to mention that it’s a fine dining restaurant. But isn’t that what graffiti does? Intervening in ways that make you look or...

Hopewell’s Food Truck Friday Mobilized Many

Food Truck Friday in Hopewell was this past Friday and it was a huge success. It was sponsored by Hopewell Boro Recreation Committee and the "brainchild" of the Rec Committee and Hopewell Boro resident and Taco Truck lover, Susan Pollara. In attendance were the Surf and Turf Truck, the Taco Truck, Cupcake Carnivale, Nomad Pizza and Jack & Charlies Ice...

Great Afternoon at Art All Night

This year was our first time at "Art All Night" in Trenton.  We have young kids so it was more like "all afternoon" but it was still so much fun. Art All Night is a 24-hour annual arts event presented by ArtWorks, Trenton's downtown visual arts center, and held in the the Chambersburg section of Trenton in the former Roebling Wire Works...

Hopewell’s best kept secret turns 30!

It is no secret that the quaint little town of Hopewell has much going on for it. The eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, playgrounds and specialty shops all within walking distance make it the appealing destination come rain or shine. Not many however know that this gem of a town is also the home of an equally charming little...

Blue Moon Acres Hosts Farm Roll Bike Tour This Sunday

Local farm Blue Moon Acres is hosting "The Farm Roll," a scenic bike tour of Hopewell Valley area vineyards, farms and open spaces from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The ride is geared toward low-intermediate to advanced riders and offers two distances to choose from, either a 30 mile ride stopping at 8 sites, or...