Events & Features

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

Hopewell’s Nomad Pizza to expand to…

After four years of serving up wood-fired pies in Hopewell Borough, the back of an REO Speedwagon specially outfitted with a pizza oven, and more recently two Philly locations, Mercer County's popular Nomad Pizza Co. today announced a fourth restaurant  to be opened soon in the Princeton Shopping Center. A photo posted today on Nomad's instagram account shows the new...

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...

Chicken Dog Cafe to Fill Former Dos Gringos Space in Pennington

Chicken Dog Cafe, formerly of Lambertville, will fill the space at 20 Main Street in Pennington vacated earlier this summer by Dog Gringos Southwestern Grill. According to their website, Chicken Dog Cafe plans to open Wednesday, Sept. 3 and serve a full breakfast from open to close, as well as hand-pressed burgers, salads, sandwiches, and their famous "RED BOX" hoagies. Chicken Dog...

Oxen Vandalism in the Eyes of a Child

For many locals, we've either seen in person the actual damage to our oxen or read about it (if not, I've included the facts below). I say "OUR OXEN" because this project has grown from the dedication of our neighbors and friends in organizing and supporting this movement. This project was made possible with the artistic skill and intense efforts of our...

Packing Healthy School Lunches Doesn’t Have to be a Pain

We are only a few weeks away from the start of another school year in Hopewell Valley. In addition to school supplies and new clothes, parents across the area are probably thinking about how to manage the daily routine of packing school lunches. For me, personally, I start with the ambition of packing something the night before, and sometimes actually do....

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...