July 8, 2015

The Princeton-Blairstown Center has named two new officers to the Board of Trustees and appointed a new Advisory Council member. PBC offers a wide variety of youth development experiential educational programs to students in the Mid-Atlantic States, including Rivera Middle School and Trenton Central High in Trenton.

The current board unanimously voted Kevin C. Hudson and Romy Riddick, both from Princeton University, to three-year terms as Trustees and appointed Sari Chang to the Advisory Council.  Both Mr. Hudson and Ms. Riddick bring extensive experience in increasing diversity.

Mr. Hudson, Assistant Director for College Opportunity in the Office of the Provost at Princeton University, brings to PBC a track record of success in helping young people access an undergraduate degree.  He also continues his work as a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Education Access Granted, which assists schools, districts and families in navigating the college admissions process successfully. He is a graduate of Princeton University with an AB in Sociology and certificates in African American Studies and American Studies. He also holds a M.S.Ed in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education.

Ms. Riddick, Assistant Vice President of the Client Services Team in Human Resources at Princeton University, originally joined the University in 2012 as Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and she continues to manage that function in her current role.  She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BA in Political Science. Her history of successful diversity strategy development and implementation coupled with human resource expertise at TD Bank, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Merrill Lynch & Company.

Pam Gregory, PBC President & CEO commented, “Over the past year and a half we have strategically worked to build our Board to be a highly effective force for outstanding governance.  Kevin and Romy fill gaps in our expertise we’ve looked to address and I look forward to their active participation in molding the future of the organization.”

Sari Chang, new to the Advisory Council, is a Registered Architect and Principal at Mike Jacobs Architecture in New York City.  She is a graduate of Princeton University and the Yale School of Architecture. As a Princeton undergraduate, she had an inspiring Freshman Outdoor Action experience which led her to additional leadership roles in Outdoor Action activities.  Her focus on sustainability in architecture and her enthusiasm for skiing and other outdoor endeavors makes her a natural fit for the PBC team.

PBC’s program at Rivera Middle School addresses the need to improve Trenton graduation rates by identifying students at high risk of dropping out and engaging them in an innovative combination of programming emphasizing social emotional learning, academic counseling, leadership development, environmental awareness, and practical applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

PBC seeks to transform the lives of vulnerable young people through integrated experiential and adventure-based programming in schools and at their outdoor campus. What began in 1908 as a summer camp run by Princeton University students to give inner-city boys an opportunity to have a character-building fresh air experience has evolved into a wide variety of year-round youth development experiential educational programs serving over 5,200 students from the Mid-Atlantic States.  For more information on PBC’s services or to donate, visit www.princetonblairstowncenter.org.

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The musician Aurelio Martinez will perform at Princeton’s Pettoranello Gardens on Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Martinez is known for his percussive mix of Caribbean, Central American, and West African music. The event is part of the free summer music series presented by Blue Curtain and the Princeton Recreation Department.

A PUZZLE FOR HENRY HIGGINS: Princeton Summer Theater’s (PST) production of “Pygmalion” is directed by Princeton University lecturer R. N. Sandberg and stars visiting actor Jake ­Robertson as Henry Higgins. Tickets are $27.50 for general admission and $22 for students and matinees. To pre-order tickets, visit www.princetonsummertheater.org or call the PST box office at (732) 997-0205. All PST performances are staged at the Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton  University’s Campus.

A PUZZLE FOR HENRY HIGGINS: Princeton Summer Theater’s (PST) production of “Pygmalion” is directed by Princeton University lecturer R. N. Sandberg and stars visiting actor Jake ­Robertson as Henry Higgins. Tickets are $27.50 for general admission and $22 for students and matinees. To pre-order tickets, visit www.princetonsummertheater.org or call the PST box office at (732) 997-0205. All PST performances are staged at the Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton
University’s Campus.

Pygmalion, the second show of Princeton Summer Theater’s (PST) 2015 season, runs through July 19 at the Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton University’s Campus. This timeless comedy by George Bernard Shaw is a sharply funny commentary on class, gender, and what it means to be true to yourself. This production is adapted and directed by Princeton lecturer in Theater and English, R. N. Sandberg.

The show highlights the battle of wits and wills between Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle. Speech professor Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle from a low-class nobody to the toast of society at an upcoming garden party. He soon realizes, however, that this feat might not be so easily accomplished; Eliza has strong opinions of her own, and she is prepared to fight Henry every step of the way on her transformation from street urchin to sophisticated duchess.

Pygmalion features Jake Robertson as Henry Higgins and Princeton Summer Theater company member Bits Sola as Eliza Doolittle. The cast also includes Ross Barron (Pickering), Maeve Brady (Mrs. Higgins), Sarah Cuneo (Mrs. Eynsford Hill) Caroline Hertz (Mrs. Pearce/Miss Eynsford Hill), Kanoa Mulling (Freddy Eynsford Hill), and Evan Thompson (Mr. Doolittle).

Tickets are $27.50 for general admission and $22 for students and matinees. To pre-order tickets, visit www.princetonsummertheater.org or call the PST box office at (732) 997-0205.

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On Friday, July 10, the Princeton Senior Resource Center will host a “Lunch and Learn” program on E-Bikes by Russ White, a partner in Sourland Cycles in Hopewell. Mr. White will discuss the battery technology that makes possible the Tesla and other electrically- powered cars which is now available on bicycles.

Five levels of pedal assist capability on these bikes permits any cyclist to easily climb any hill or go miles further with just gentle effort on the pedals. This technologic assistance could be of particular interest to anyone who wants to ride alongside a more experienced cyclist or with a group of companions at varying levels of energy and endurance. The high quality e-bikes are built to last, easy to ride and perform under all conditions. Program attendees will have the opportunity to take a test ride on the latest and greatest bike technology.

Mr. White, a former publishing executive, founded the Trenton Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange in 2009, a program that provides working bicycles to low-income families at a low cost; offers internships to Trenton high school youth; and raises money – so far more than $500,000 – for the after school programs of the Trenton Boys and Girls Club.

The program is free and begins at noon at the Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street. Participants can bring a brown bag lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Registration is encouraged. Call (609) 924.7108.

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Children played a variety of games during Saturday’s July 4 festivities at Princeton Battlefield State Park. Revolutionary War period soldiers from Mott’s 6th Company, 2nd Continental Artillery were on hand to demonstrate drill, artillery, and flintlock muskets while volunteers from Clarke House (shown here) demonstrated domestic skills of the day, and Battlefield Park Curator John Mills read the Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Emily Reeves)

July 7, 2015
Cory Booker served as the Keynote speaker at the Alumni Corps' 20th Anniversary Gala. (Image: Princeton Alumni Corps)

Cory Booker served as the Keynote speaker at the Princeton AlumniCorps’ 20th Anniversary Gala. This year’s keynote speaker was Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80. An award was also presented to Ralph Nader ’55. (Image: Princeton Alumni Corps)

Princeton AlumniCorps, an independent nonprofit organization that engages Princeton alumni in public service, selected 46 recent Princeton University graduates to serve as Project 55 Fellows.

Started in 1990 by the Princeton University class of 1955, Project 55 connects talented and committed Princeton graduates to public interest organizations in six cities across the country. Fellows spend a year working with their organization and join more than 1,500 Princeton alumni who are part of the AlumniCorps community. Two integral parts of the year-long fellowship are ongoing seminars and connecting with a mentor via the AlumniCorps’ network.

Fellows are located in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, New Jersey, Boston and San Francisco.

Ryan Whalen, Director of Initiatives and Strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation, says of Project 55, “The Foundation has had a number of Project 55 Fellows, and we are excited to have another join the team this summer. It has been a positive and productive experience and we are looking forward to continuing it.“

Andrew Nurkin, AlumniCorps Executive Director states, “The new group of Project 55 fellows are outstanding individuals who will spend the next year contributing to and learning from the work of effective public interest organizations around the US. We expect them to live purposeful lives working to create healthier communities and a more just society.”

For a complete list of Project 55 Fellows and partner organizations, visit www.alumnicorps.org.

Howell

The Mercer County Park Commission will offer free Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Living History Farm on July 11, 18 and 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The horse-drawn rides last 20 minutes, carrying visitors over the lanes of the 130-acre working farm.

During the program, visitors can also take self-guided tours, picnic in the picnic area and join a marshmallow roast.

Rides will leave the barnyard area every 25 minutes beginning at 5:10 p.m. with the last ride departing at 8 p.m. Rides will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 200 visitors. Rides are intended for individual and family participation; groups cannot be accommodated.

A wheelchair-accessible wagon is also available. Individuals who would like to ride on this wagon should call (609) 737-3299 in advance, and ask for Kathy. The wagon is horse drawn.

On the dates when evening hayrides are offered, the farm will be closed during the day.

The farm is located at 70 Woodens Lane in Lambertville, NJ. For more information, call the farm office at (609) 737-3299 or visit www.howellfarm.org or www.mercercountyparks.org

July 2, 2015

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On Thursday, July 9, local wait staff will put their tray-balancing skills to the test at the 5th Annual Waiters’ Race, an event exclusively held by the Princeton Merchants Association (PMA). The event kicks off at 4 p.m. at the Princeton Shopping Center, Harrison Street (no rain date is scheduled). The event is a celebration of the servers and staff who take care of over 60,000 guests a week throughout Princeton. Waiters and waitresses from Princeton area restaurants will race to complete a course while balancing two full glasses of water and two full BAI Beverage bottles on their trays. Last year there were 17 participating restaurants and many are expected to be back in 2015. The fastest racers – who don’t spill their teetering cargo – will take home cash prizes, an overnight stay at the Nassau Inn, champagne, cooler, and gift cards. Those interested in participating need to pre-register.  The fee is $20. Six participants are allowed to register from each local restaurant.  All participants will receive an official race day tee-shirt and goodie bag.

For further information, contact PMA Board Members John Marshall, Owner, Main Street Bistro, president@princetonmerchants.org or Jack Morrison, Owner, JM Group, jack@jmgroupprinceton.com.

July 1, 2015
ART OF THE BARN: What was once a 19th-century barn has been renovated to become a 21st-century home. A project of Princeton’s FORD3 Architects, the home is one of seven stops on the Bucks County Audubon Society’s 16th annual Art of the Barn Tour and Show. Architect Moira McClintock, a partner in FORD3, will deliver the opening talk.

ART OF THE BARN: What was once a 19th-century barn has been renovated to become a 21st-century home. A project of Princeton’s FORD3 Architects, the home is one of seven stops on the Bucks County Audubon Society’s 16th annual Art of the Barn Tour and Show. Architect Moira McClintock, a partner in FORD3, will deliver the opening talk.

With their stone walls and timber frames, Bucks County barns are prized for their architecture as well as their link to the area’s agricultural heritage. Increasingly, barns that are structurally sound are being converted into unique living or working spaces for those with the resources to take on these often daunting projects.

Seven of them in New Hope, Solebury, and Buckingham, Pennsylvania will be open to the public the weekend of July 10-12 as part of the 16th Annual Art of the Barn Tour & Show. This popular event showcases the work of accomplished local artists and sculptors. But for some, it is the barns themselves that are the stars of the show.

Architect Moira McClintock, a partner with the Princeton firm FORD3, is familiar with the challenges of converting a barn to other uses through her work on the barn at Princeton’s Johnson Education Center as well as one for members of her family. On July 10, she will officially open the tour with a talk about her experiences converting barns into living and working spaces.

“Every barn is unique,” she said last week. “What’s fascinating to me as an architect is the differences within them, and how those shape what you ultimately do with the space.”

Depending on when a barn was built, these differences can be considerable. Bucks County barns range from those built in the 1700s to some from the 1930s. “The older ones tend to be built much better than those from the twenties and thirties, when people started moving away from heavy timber construction,” Ms. McClintock said. “In a 1930s dairy barn, the upper level was a hayloft, and that’s different from earlier ones.”

Most of the large spaces in former barns are located on the upper levels. Animals were kept in smaller areas on the lower levels. “When you think about most residential design, you think about the big spaces being downstairs,” Ms. McClintock said. “When you’re working with an agricultural structure, you have to be open to the larger spaces being upstairs, rather than forcing it to be something it is not.”

Ms. McClintock was especially fond of the work FORD3 did on the barn that became the D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center. “It’s a great fit of program and space,” she said. “I also loved a project we did that is on the tour, because it was done for part of my family. We were able to re-use a lot of materials we’d saved over the years. Part of the barn had collapsed in a big snowstorm in 1996, but we were able to use the siding for interior finishes.”

That oldest part of the barn dates from 1800. Like others in Bucks County, some of its walls are stone, which presented a challenge. “A big stone wall has very little insulate value,” Ms. McClintock said. “We wanted it to be energy efficient, so we had to cover up the stone on the inside and use spray foam insulation and radiant heat. Those were the trade-offs we had to make. That’s one of the biggest challenges — deciding how to approach insulation. Do you do it from the outside, or the inside? Especially if you have post and beam structure, you don’t want to hide that. So it’s a big decision.”

At her talk, Ms. McClintock will focus on those kinds of details and experiences. “There are different things you need to think about when you’re approaching this kind of project,” she said. “There are different ways to give historic buildings, and particularly agricultural structures, viable life in today’s society. I’ll be looking at living history barns, residential conversions, and a number of case studies. Not every barn can become a living history structure. But we don’t want to lose the ones that are left.”

Discovering that a barn cannot be converted to a living space can be discouraging. “There was a couple looking to buy properties, and they had the idea of living in a converted barn,” Ms. McClintock recalled. “They found one in a beautiful setting in Bucks County. It looked fabulous from the outside. But on the inside, people had taken out the timber and built a conventional house. It was the saddest thing.”

Despite such scenarios, Ms. McClintock sees an increase in the number of barns being converted to other uses. “People are looking for ways to keep these buildings viable,” she said. “The most important thing people can do is keep the roof sound. Because once the water comes in, it’s amazing how quickly damage can occur.”

The Art of the Barn Tour and Show begins with Ms. McClintock’s talk on Friday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Audubon Visitor Center, 2877 Creamery Road in New Hope. Admission is $5 for members of the Bucks County Audubon Society; $10 for non-members.

Docents will be on hand at each location to reveal facts about the barns’ history and renovations. The tour and show is Saturday, July 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 12 from 12-4:30 p.m. Admission is $20 for members; $30 for non-members. Combination tickets for the talk and show are $25 for members; $35 for non-members. Visit  www.bcas.org for more information and barn locations.

ARE YOU READY FOR HURRICANE SEASON? These volunteers are, from left, back row: Robert Gregory, director of Princeton’s Office of Emergency Management; Jeffery Clarke; Jerome Scott; Martin Mbugua; Jay Vaughn; Mark Scheibner; TR Johnson of the Princeton Fire Department; Kate Warren; Roz Warren; Sal Baldino, of the Princeton Fire Department; front row: Rania Salem. Fayez Azeez, Ron DiLapo. Volunteer team members not pictured are recent CERT Team graduates  Afroula Ippolito and Trish Verbeyst; and Sara Braverman, Penelope Chambers, Judy Gorberg, Steve Kolock and David Sayen, who completed an earlier class. (Image courtesy of Princeton Office of Emergency Management)

ARE YOU READY FOR HURRICANE SEASON? These volunteers are, from left, back row: Robert Gregory, director of Princeton’s Office of Emergency Management; Jeffery Clarke; Jerome Scott; Martin Mbugua; Jay Vaughn; Mark Scheibner; TR Johnson of the Princeton Fire Department; Kate Warren; Roz Warren; Sal Baldino, of the Princeton Fire Department; front row: Rania Salem. Fayez Azeez, Ron DiLapo. Volunteer team members not pictured are recent CERT Team graduates
Afroula Ippolito and Trish Verbeyst; and Sara Braverman, Penelope Chambers, Judy Gorberg, Steve Kolock and David Sayen, who completed an earlier class. (Image courtesy of Princeton Office of Emergency Management)

According to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) the Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. New Jersey’s tropical storm activity is typically between August and late October. All of which means that now is the time to prepare.

With hazardous weather affecting New Jersey residents on a regular basis with short- and long-term power outages and possibilities of flooding and the destruction of property, “There has been a huge push on the part of the state to encourage participation from the community and enlist volunteers,” said Princeton Director of Emergency and Safety Services Robert G. Gregory.

In recognition of this, Princeton Council President Bernie Miller and Council members Heather Howard and Patrick Simon have been instrumental in the municipality’s participation in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, which prepares team members to assist their families, neighbors, and co-workers in the event of an emergency. They are trained to support professional and volunteer first responders, and to provide assistance themselves when first responders are not immediately available.

Twelve Princeton residents completed a seven-week CERT course this spring at the Mercer County Fire Academy that included fire extinguisher training, first aid skills, and search and rescue drills. Training was conducted by Fire Academy staff and members of the Princeton Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services.

“Our first set of volunteers graduated in April and in addition six more just went through the CERT Administrative Program of the state Office of Emergency Management including myself, Princeton Health Officer Jeffrey Grosser and Director of Human Services Elisa Neira.”

While natural disasters like hurricanes cannot be avoided, there are safety measures that might ameliorate their effects. NJOEM’s Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey gives advice on ways of securing the safety of families, homes and pets; advice that holds for all types of natural disasters.

Mr. Simon agrees that now is the time to plan ahead and make sure emergency supplies are in order. He suggests the guidelines provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA, www.ready.gov), which recommends that people prepare to shelter in place for at least three days in the event of an emergency. “FEMA recommends keeping at least three days’ supply of water and non-perishable food, a first aid kit, flashlights and spare batteries, a fire extinguisher, and other essential supplies,” he said.

The rule of thumb, said Mr. Gregory, is to take care of your own family first, then look to neighbors and then to the community at large. “Weather-related emergencies can be planned for,” he said, noting that one of the first things that the municipality will do is to time the opening of the Emergency Operation Centers for police, first responders, representatives from the Recreation Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad to meet and plan for the allocation of resources.”

“I tell people not to wait until there’s an emergency, there’s a lot can be done in advance,” said Mr. Gregory. “A huge push after Superstorm Sandy to have people shelter-in-place. And it’s my experience that most people want to stay at home, where they feel most comfortable. One of the things that the public can do is to purchase a back-up generator. Having food and water for three days is another.”

What does Mr. Gregory have in his home? “My wife is great at finding charging devices and there are many options out there including portable flashlights with chargers. I have three different charging devices that I use for a computer and small devices like cell phones. If the cable is still working it’s good to be able to turn on the TV to check for news and weather updates. Radios are always good too. If people can’t afford, or if they are not able to get, a generator, these devices are most helpful. I’m also looking into getting a generator. Ideally I’d like to find one that is solar powered.”

As for hurricane season, Mr. Gregory said that according to weather experts tropical depressions that can turn into hurricanes can be expected in New Jersey from June through November, but in his experience the heightened period is August through October. Although you can’t let your guard down, that seems to be the period for this region.

“As necessary, we will open up community resource centers where people can go to find coffee and charge up their phones and computers,” said Mr. Gregory. “For a prolonged emergency, it would be possible to open up local schools and gyms so that people could take showers.”

NJOEM’s Hurricane Survival Guide suggests three steps from which the following is a very brief excerpt.

Step 1 is to stay informed, via traditional or social media. NJOEM (www.ready.nj.gov) works closely with the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center regarding storm predictions and forecasts.

The NJOEM website contains a link to New Jersey’s 21 County Offices of Emergency Management with county websites, social media tools and county alert and warning systems listed as well. Sign up, opt-in or connect to receive important local alerts. http://www.ready.nj.gov/about/association.html

Individuals can subscribe to the NJ State Police on Nixle Connect (http://local.nixle.com/new-jersey-state-police). Nixle allows verified government agencies to communicate with the public via text/SMS, email, and internet posts and unlike other social media applications, Nixle does not contain any third-party advertisements.

NJ Alert is a free, voluntary, and confidential emergency alerting system that allows NJOEM officials to send email or text messages to cell phones and other email enabled devices during an emergency event. To sign up for NJ Alert, visit: www.njalert.gov.

Step 2 is to make a plan with family members as to how to stay close and
connected; designate an individual outside of the state to serve as a family point of contact, since after a disaster it is often easier to call out-of-state than within the affected area; after a disaster, all family members should make contact with the designated individual. Try choosing a certain time for everyone to check in.

Step 3 is to gather emergency supplies, many of which can be found around the home. NJOEM’s “Hurricane Kit” includes a 2 week supply of these emergency necessities together with clean-up and repair supplies stored in a safe place.

In addition to basics necessities, residents are advised to gather together important documents such as social security cards, birth certificates, marriage and death records, wills, insurance policies, deeds and mortgages, computer file backups, and personal photographs, as well as important phone numbers and prescriptions.

To download the complete NJ Hurricane Survival Guide, visit: http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/pdf/070214_hurricane_survival_guide.pdf

Additional information can be found on the Princeton Office of Emergency Management web page at www.princetonnj.gov/emerg-mgt.html, and at the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s public education site for emergency preparedness, www.ready.gov.

The municipality encourages all residents to register for the Mass Notification System at http://www.princetonnj.gov/ems-phone-register.html, or in person at the municipal clerk’s office in Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street. A list of emergency phone numbers is on the municipal website (princetonnj.gov)

Another CERT training course for Princeton volunteers will take place this fall. For more information, call Robert Gregory of the Department of Emergency and Safety Services, 1 Monument Drive, at (609) 497-7632.

An exhibition titled “On Their Walls: Area African American Collectors and Their African American Art” will run at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, from Saturday July 11 through September 13. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.

A gallery talk focusing on collecting African American art will take place Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m. and the exhibition will be on display in conjunction with the Trenton African American Cultural Festival held in Cadwalader Park August 15.

Curated by Kali McMillan, the exhibition will showcase works of art by a select group of African American artists collected by four local African American women.

Highlights of the show include five serigraphs from the “Prevalence of Ritual Portfolio” by Romare Bearden completed in 1974 as well as a few rarely seen paintings by noted Trenton artist Tom Malloy. The artists in the exhibition range from established to rising local and international artists, including Frank Morrison, Sanford Biggers, Ellen Powell Tiberino, and Mercy Moyo.

Ms. McMillan, a former West Windsor resident, is an art historian who recently earned her masters in art history from the University of Glasgow: Christie’s Education, London. Her thesis “How Ya Like Me Now?” explored issues of redefining black identity in contemporary art. Ms. McMillan received her BA in art and art history from Colgate University. Also an accomplished photographer, her work has been exhibited both in the U.S. and abroad. She was selected as an emerging photographer at Milk Underground Gallery New York City in the fall of 2011. She currently is a cataloguer at an estate auction house.

“This exhibition is not only an assortment of fantastic works held in private collections created by a wide range of African American artists, but it visually translates the role of ritual and tradition in the African American experience and shows how artists use their lives and stories to convey these multi-generational values,” said Ms. McMillan.

The exhibition includes pieces collected by New Jersey resident Diana Tyson who also fosters the development of emerging female African artists including Mercy Moyo. When asked why she collects art, Ms. Tyson said, “My collection reflects my life: experiences that I have had, social commentary, and flights of fantasy inspired by abstract works.”

The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, visit ellarslie.org.

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PICTURE THIS: Each year, the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) recognizes architectural projects that exhibit design excellence in one of four categories: open (meant for any building type); residential, historic preservation and interior architecture. Awards are made for built or un-built designs. This year, Princeton’s ikon.5 Architects won a Merit Award in the Unbuilt category for the above design for a new Training, Recreation and Education Center for the Newark Housing Authority. Inspired by the geometric clash of the city’s urban grid and idyllic Weequahic Park in southern Newark, the building would feature two interlocking triangular wedges, the walls of one would be transparent, and the other opaque. The community center will feature a gym, aerobic room, meeting rooms and childcare center. For more information, visit www.aia-nj.org. (Image courtesy of ikon.5 Architects)

PICTURE THIS: Each year, the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) recognizes architectural projects that exhibit design excellence in one of four categories: open (meant for any building type); residential, historic preservation and interior architecture. Awards are made for built or un-built designs. This year, Princeton’s ikon.5 Architects won a Merit Award in the Unbuilt category for the above design for a new Training, Recreation and Education Center for the Newark Housing Authority. Inspired by the geometric clash of the city’s urban grid and idyllic Weequahic Park in southern Newark, the building would feature two interlocking triangular wedges, the walls of one would be transparent, and the other opaque. The community center will feature a gym, aerobic room, meeting rooms and childcare center. For more information, visit www.aia-nj.org. (Image courtesy of ikon.5 Architects)

The Princeton-based architectural firm ikon.5 Architects has been awarded a Merit Award in the Unbuilt category by the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) for its design of a new Training, Recreation and Education Center for the Newark Housing Authority.

The community center will feature a gym, aerobic room, meeting rooms and childcare center. Its design was inspired by its location in Newark, and it will benefit the surrounding community.

As conceived by ikon.5, the community center will be housed in one building composed of two interlocking triangular wedges. One wedge is transparent, and is designed to contain meeting and educational facilities, while the adjacent building, with its opaque walls, will be used for recreational activities. The unique creation was inspired by the geometric clash of the city’s urban grid and idyllic Weequahic Park in southern Newark.

“The design’s two triangles represent an important and iconic trait of this city,” said Joseph G. Tattoni, FAIA, principal of ikon.5 Architects. “The final product will demonstrate the complementary nature of the two components, which will combine to create a multi-use community facility that will benefit the entire neighborhood.”

The 22,000-square-foot building will feature a gymnasium, fitness and aerobic room, community meeting rooms, locker room and showers, childcare center, and a library and study area. The center is a welcomed addition to the surrounding community and is expected to rejuvenate the residential community.

“ikon.5 Architects has created something special and demonstrated how creative architecture can contribute to the reinvigoration of a neighborhood,” said Kimberly Bunn, president of AIA-NJ. “Despite the project’s tight budget constraints, ikon.5 utilized efficient design techniques to create a low-cost building that is visually dynamic and will meet the community’s need.”

The project was commissioned by the Newark Housing Authority and will serve the residential Dayton Neighborhood in the South Ward of Newark. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority both contributed funding.

The AIA-NJ Annual Design Awards program recognizes architectural projects that exhibit design excellence in one of four categories: Open (meant for any building type), Residential, Historic Preservation and Interior Architecture. Projects are further designated as either Built or Un-built. To be eligible, projects must be either located in New Jersey or designed by an AIA-NJ architect. Submitted projects are evaluated during the organization’s annual Design Conference by a group of distinguished architects from throughout the country.

For more information, visit www.aia-nj.org.

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Charles Sheeler’s 1928 photographic portrait “Madame Lassen Seated in an Armchair,” won’t be on display at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown until 2017, but it will be worth the wait to see the exhibition “Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form.” The museum has just received a grant of $300,000 from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to mount the exhibition. For more information, call (215) 340-9800, or visit: MichenerArtMuseum.org. (Image Courtesy of Charles Sheeler / Vogue; © Condé Nast).

Lambertville’s Downtown Performing Arts Center (PAC) has announced a six-week summer class schedule focusing on Teen and Adult Acting, Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Dance. Classes will take place on Tuesday evenings between 5 and 8 p.m. from July 7 through August 11 at the Downtown Performing Arts Studios located at 54 Mt. Airy Village Road in Lambertville.

This six-week intensive study is designed for students of all skill levels. Classes, taught by performing arts professionals some of whom have had long standing relationships with the Downtown Performing Arts Center, will enhance performance techniques.

Teen and Adult Acting will be taught by Stephen Stahl. Stahl is an internationally renowned writer and director who received his early training at The Hedgerow Theatre under Jasper Deeter and Rose Schulman. He then moved to New York and studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actor’s Studio. Stahl’s workshops have helped numerous actors build the self-assured courage needed to achieve successful characterization. Through exercises that include improvisation and vocal projection, students will learn how to properly embody a character and do so while at ease in front of an audience.

Stahl, a Bucks County native, has had numerous theatrical and film successes both in the United States and abroad. In 2006 Mr. Stahl won the top award for “Best Director” and “Best Featured Thriller” for his film “Consequences” at the International Independent Film and Video Festival held in Los Angeles, New York City and Cannes, France. Stahl has worked with Jason Bateman, Phyllis Hyman, Evander Holyfield, Billy Joel, Kitty Kallen, Hall & Oates, Grant Shaud, Julie Gold, Joyce Heyser, Clint Holmes, Bobby Rydell, Peggy King, Divine, James Ingram, and Teddy Pendergrass.

Beginning and Intermediate Tap will be taught by Jill Palena. Jill has been performing leading roles at various venues throughout the Bucks County region for over 15 years including the Bucks County Playhouse and Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre.

Tina DiMichele will head classes in Intermediate and Advanced Jazz and Contemporary Dance. Tina studied tap, ballet and jazz from the age of seven with the Debra Sparks Dance Works in Philadelphia (now in Newtown) winning several awards and a scholarship to study at the Rock School.  She graduated from NYU in 1997 with a degree in Dance Education and went on to choreograph, teach and perform in New York, Switzerland and Paris.  She is a regular performer at the Open Air Theatre.

Advanced Tap and Intermediate Ballet will be taught by Sharon Rudda. Sharon holds a B.A. in Performing Arts with a focus on Ballet from La Roche College and further trained at Bravo Dance. She regularly appears in productions at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre.

The Downtown Performing Arts Center’s Tuesday evening classes begin on July 7 and continue through August 11. For information on summer classes, tuition fees, performing arts camps and more, visit www.downtownpac.com or call (609) 397-3337.

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Bucket Brigade

John Witherspoon Middle School’s 240 eighth graders finished the school year with a service project for Mercer County’s homeless families Monday, June 22. They formed a “bucket brigade” to load hampers full of home supplies for HomeFront families in their community. From left Olivia Rist, Isabel Figueroa and Molly Trueman carried some of the 40 laundry baskets filled with home cleaning supplies and summer camp essentials. (Photo courtesy of JWMS)

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This watercolor by Sheila Norton, a member of the Ewing Art Group, will be featured along with that of other members of the group in an exhibition at PEAC Health and Fitness, 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, during July. The Ewing Art Group is Comprised of a small group of local artists who come together to cultivate their passion for art and further develop their works. The group shows its work locally in Ewing, Pennington, Hopewell, Lawrence and the surrounding areas. In addition to the PEAC show, members have work currently on display at Terhune Orchards. PEAC’s Art on Display program features a different local artist or organization each month and is open to the public. For more information, call (609) 883-2000, email bdipierro@peachealthfitness.com or visit www.peachealthfitness.com.

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Speaking at the Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Peace and Racial Justice held in response to the previous week’s shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., Director of the Coalition for Peace Action and Co-Pastor of Christ Congregation in Princeton Rev. Robert Moore told the gathering “We stand together in unity as a community of love.” The event was organized by CPA, the Mt. Pisgah AME Church and the Princeton Clergy Association.

June 30, 2015

The Princeton Police Department states that as of 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, a four year old female on Cleveland Lane was reported missing. She was found 30 minutes later safely in her home.

Rutgers Master Gardeners, pictured from left to right, Ann Vaurio and Ann Summer of Princeton and Tom McGeachen of East Windsor, “tend to” the Perennial Garden at MEG.  The Rutgers Master gardeners of Mercer County will present “An Evening at MEG” on Wednesday, July 15, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, at Mercer Educational Gardens in Princeton.

Rutgers Master Gardeners, pictured from left to right: Ann Vaurio and Ann Summer of Princeton and Tom McGeachen of East Windsor, “tend to” the Perennial Garden at MEG. The Rutgers Master gardeners of Mercer County will present “An Evening at MEG” on Wednesday, July 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Mercer Educational Gardens in Pennington.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will host a program, “An Evening at MEG” on Wednesday, July 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Mercer Educational Gardens (MEG), 431A Federal City Road in Pennington, adjacent to the Mercer County Equestrian Center. The evening will include demonstrations on how to keep perennials in top shape during the hot summer months. Guests will also be invited to take a stroll through the other gardens at MEG including Annual, Herbs, Native Plant, Butterfly, Cottage, the Meadow, and even the Weed Identification bed.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Rutgers Master Gardeners participate in many volunteer programs throughout the County, as well as answer home horticulture questions through their Rutgers Master Gardener Helpline, (609) 989-6853, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (March through October) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (November through February). For more information, visit www.mgofmc.org.

 (l-r): McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann with outgoing board members  Elizabeth Christopherson, Kathleen Nolan, Gigi Goldman, Dr. Cynthia Cherrey, and McCarter Board Chair Brian J. McDonald.   Not pictured: James Burke, Jim Marino, Bob Mintz, and Val Smith. Photo: Matt Pilsner.

(l-r): McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann with outgoing board members
Elizabeth Christopherson, Kathleen Nolan, Gigi Goldman, Dr. Cynthia Cherrey, and McCarter Board Chair Brian J. McDonald.
Not pictured: James Burke, Jim Marino, Bob Mintz, and Val Smith. Photo: Matt Pilsner.

At its June Board meeting, the final gathering of the 2014/2015 season, McCarter Theatre Center bid a fond farewell to eight outgoing board members. Departing the Board are James Burke, Dr. Cynthia Cherrey, Elizabeth Christopherson, Gigi Goldman, Jim Marino, Bob Mintz, Kathleen Nolan, and Val Smith.

McCarter Theatre Center Board Chair Brian J. McDonald said, “McCarter has always been fortunate to have extremely talented and dedicated Trustees. This year eight outstanding members of our board have completed their service and each deserves credit for significantly advancing McCarter’s mission during their tenure. Since 2008, the challenges faced by performing arts organizations have been considerable and these dedicated Trustees worked creatively and with great enthusiasm to ensure that McCarter successfully addressed challenges and sustained our commitment to our vital mission.”

McCarter’s Managing Director Timothy Shields said, “It’s been such a pleasure to work closely with each of these outstanding community volunteers.  Although we’ll deeply miss their wise counsel, gentle guidance, and sustaining support, most of all we’ll miss seeing their smiling faces in the Board room.  We do take some solace in knowing that we’ll see them each frequently in the audience for shows at McCarter.”

McCarter Theatre Center maintains term limits for its Trustees, who must depart after nine consecutive years of service (or three terms of three years each).

June 26, 2015
Princeton HealthCare System may merge with another health care organization, chief executive officer Barry S. Rabner revealed to physicians in an email that was sent out last week.
Though PCHS, which moved from Witherspoon Street to Route 1 in Plainsboro three years ago, is having one of the best years in its 96-year-history,” Rabner wrote, options are being explored due to significant changes expected in the areas of reimbursement, care delivery and coordination, information and clinical technology over the next two to five years.
We are engaged in a thorough and thoughtful strategic planning process to determine how we can best remain a leading provider of healthcare services,” reads a statement issued by PHCS. As part of this planning process, the Board of Trustees has decided to evaluate partnership options to determine if we could be most successful in addressing our patients’ and the community’s future needs if we partnered with another organization.  We are now determining what type of partnership we might want and the criteria we will consider when evaluating potential partners.  PHCS is committed to transparency and we will keep our community informed of our progress and welcome their input along the way.” 
PCHS’ acute care hospital, University Medical Center of Princeton, was one of 40 across the country to be named High Performing for every procedure and medical condition for which it was rated in U.S. News & World Reports Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, according to the statement.
 Mr. Rabner said, “Princeton HealthCare System has achieved great success in large measure because of our commitment to the needs of our community and our ability to embrace change and think beyond who we are today to what we must do for our patients tomorrow.  The decision to explore a potential partnership is one more step in our long-standing practice of planning, exploring options and initiating change for the good of our community.” 
The hospital cost $522 million to build and has 231 single patient rooms spread over some 636,000 square feet. PCHS employs more than 3,000 and has 1,100 doctors on its staff.
June 25, 2015

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Shark Week, the long-running cable television event kicks off this year on July 6, and Princeton Public Library is marking the week with some complementary programs. Designed to entertain as well as educate, the programs include: “Why Sharks Are Not Scary” on Monday, July 6 at 11 a.m.; “Fins Up” Storytime on Tuesday, July 7 at 2 p.m.; screening of the film, “Shark Girl” on Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m.; and a Shark and Ocean Trivia Contest on Thursday, July 9 at 6 p.m. All of the programs are free to attend and open to the public. For additional details, visit www.princetonlibrary.org.

June 24, 2015
A MOM WITH A MISSION: Princeton resident Barbara Majeski, shown here with her husband Jim and three children, from left, Max, Milena, and Gabe, has become a star fundraiser for Operation Smile, which honored her with its Founders Circle Award in May. The non-profit helps children and young adults born with cleft palate and other facial deformities get the surgery they need.

A MOM WITH A MISSION: Princeton resident Barbara Majeski, shown here with her husband Jim and three children, from left, Max, Milena, and Gabe, has become a star fundraiser for Operation Smile, which honored her with its Founders Circle Award in May. The non-profit helps children and young adults born with cleft palate and other facial deformities get the surgery they need.

Barbara Majeski will never forget the day her parents told her and her siblings that their brother Steven was never going to develop like other children. She was only six years old. But it was a day that would shape her life.

Steven had Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic inherited neurological disorder that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges. He had just come home from a long stay at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “I was just so grateful at that moment to know he was home,” Ms. Majeski recalled. “I was there when he had seizures. I knew he was sick. But as long as he came home, I knew I would always take care of him. I didn’t care that he couldn’t speak. I just remember being so grateful that he was home and I could protect him from the world.”

Several decades later, Ms. Majeski, a Princeton resident and West Windsor native, is still protecting children with special needs. Last month, she was honored with Operation Smile’s Founder’s Circle Award for her philanthropic efforts. Since joining the charity on a medical mission to the Dominican Republic in 2010, she has raised more than half a million dollars and plans to up that figure to $1 million by the end of this year. The non-profit provides surgical procedures to children and young adults in more than 60 countries.

“I saw that in 45 minutes you can change the trajectory of a child’s life,” she said, recalling that mission. “What’s heartbreaking is that some families can’t qualify (for the assistance). I realized that this is happening globally. You feel like, ‘I’ll write the check right now.’ On the flight back, I talked to people and brainstormed about how to raise more money.”

A few years before, Ms. Majeski had retired from a lucrative career in sales to be a stay-at-home mother to her three children and continue caring for her brother, with whom she is very close. Philanthropic work she had been doing all along brought her to the attention of Operation Smile, and she was invited to meet the charity’s founders. Soon, she was joining the mission to the Dominican Republic. The trip gave her a renewed
focus on protecting children in need.

“I was looking for a way to continue to look out for the most vulnerable members of the community,” she said, “to make sure they have a voice. I would think about families other than mine, about children who don’t have access to people and resources. I think it’s easy to look away and hope that somebody else does the work. But I always assume that maybe they need a voice, and maybe that’s my purpose. I’m not a big person, but I turn into a linebacker when I hear about this stuff. I’m bigger than anyone in the room. It’s like an out of body experience when I feel like somebody is not being taken care of.”

With her philanthropic efforts in high gear, Ms. Majeski began to attract notice. The fact that she is pretty and blonde didn’t hurt, and she was soon approached by the Bravo TV network about joining the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which she turned down.

“I was very flattered,” Ms. Majeski said. “I don’t know what they were thinking. Maybe it was about rethinking the cast, since one of them (Teresa Guidice) is now in jail. I was having fun with it, but when the rubber hit the road and they were down to the final eight, I realized this just wasn’t the trajectory of our family. But I did see the value in elevating my profile, which would give me more opportunity to talk about bringing philanthropy into the workplace and into the home. I just think it’s so important to look for ways to help, even if you don’t have a penny to spare. It’s a matter of not looking away, of raising kids with that way of thinking. So I did like that purpose of celebrity.”

Much of Ms. Majeski’s fundraising work has been centered on her husband’s company, Cydcor Inc., which has 400 independently owned sales offices. In 2011, she launched a national fundraising campaign for Operation Smile within the company, raising more than a million dollars toward three medical missions.

On June 6, Ms. Majeski led Princeton’s participation in a national fundraising day called “Day of Smiles,” for Operation Smile. The numbers were still being counted as of last week, but she estimated that the effort will bring about $200,000 to help children with special needs. Future plans include creating more alliances with Cydcor, inspiring employees to do more and give more for those less fortunate.

When she was honored by Operation Smile in May, Ms. Majeski was surrounded by celebrities including Eli Manning, Kate Walsh, and Wendy Williams. “Getting that award was amazing,” she said. “And it was fun to meet those celebrities. But I feel that it will be most rewarding when someone I’ve introduced to this work is using their voice and leveraging resources to give back. I don’t get any more time in a day than anyone else. But we all have the heart. We use it, we go for it. That’s what I hope to do — inspire and influence.”

MEET CULEX PIPIENS: Although it’s only three to seven millimeters long, the common house mosquito, Culex pipiens pipiens, can not only feed on human blood it can spread the West Nile virus. Given the chance, it’s the female of the species that feeds on the blood of birds and humans, while males enjoy pollen, nectar, and plant juices. The one shown here is about to strike. Clearly it doesn’t live in Mercer County, which runs a highly sophisticated Mosquito Control program said to be on the cutting edge of mosquito management. So be thankful you’re not in London, England, where a subspecies Culex pipiens molestus lives in the London Underground. Mercer Counthy residents can call on mosquito inspectors to help with their mosquito problems. (Photo from Shutterstock)

MEET CULEX PIPIENS: Although it’s only three to seven millimeters long, the common house mosquito, Culex pipiens pipiens, can not only feed on human blood it can spread the West Nile virus. Given the chance, it’s the female of the species that feeds on the blood of birds and humans, while males enjoy pollen, nectar, and plant juices. The one shown here is about to strike. Clearly it doesn’t live in Mercer County, which runs a highly sophisticated Mosquito Control program said to be on the cutting edge of mosquito management. So be thankful you’re not in London, England, where a subspecies Culex pipiens molestus lives in the London Underground. Mercer Counthy residents can call on mosquito inspectors to help with their mosquito problems. (Photo from Shutterstock)

It’s that time of year again. Recent rains have not only been good for gardens, they have provided the perfect conditions for mosquitos to breed. This week is National Mosquito Awareness Week (June 21 through June 27) and Mercer County has been deep into its Mosquito Control Program since mid-March when Dr. Insuk Unlu, who supervises the program, began looking at the insects during their larval stage.

“Adult surveillance began the first week of May,” said Ms. Unlu. “Ninety percent of our operations involve larviciding to prevent adults from emerging, and when there is a need, we target adult mosquitoes with insecticides only as a last resort.”

The County has also started a program of countywide disease surveillance and a multi-year study of the Asian Tiger mosquito. “We conduct operational research to better fine-tune our control measure,” said Ms. Unlu, adding that research conducted by the program has found drain pipes to be a major habitat for the Asian Tiger. “We have modified our control measures to take these habitats into consideration.”

But even though the County runs a highly sophisticated Mosquito Control program, Mercer County Executive and Princeton resident Brian M. Hughes noted in a recent press release that mosquitoes remain a reality in the area throughout the warmer months. He urges residents to be vigilant about emptying vessels that contain water and can attract mosquitoes.

“Our nationally recognized Mosquito Control operation is on the cutting edge of mosquito management,” said Mr. Hughes. “To ameliorate the risks from mosquitos to local residents, our office practices what is known as Integrated Mosquito Management (or IMM) to suppress mosquito populations in Mercer County; both larval and adult surveillance programs are the backbone of our operations.”

In addition, said Mr. Hughes, the program responds to residents who call for help. “Traditionally, every spring our inspectors treat mosquito habitats such as flooded areas, woodland pools, and catch basins for mosquito larvae. They also respond to every service opportunity they receive and take measures to help residents with their mosquito problems,” he said.

Along with mosquitoes, Mr. Hughes urges residents to familiarize themselves with tick species that can put them at risk for severe illnesses such as West Nile virus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Lyme disease.

Dr. Unlu advises the following measures all summer long to keep mosquito numbers low:

  • Empty out water from containers in and around your backyard such as buckets, recycle bins, and potted plant saucers
  • Store tires indoors or away from rain; check for tire recycling programs in your area
  • Empty and replace water at least once for bird baths
  • Do not forget water plus 7 days equals mosquitoes
  • Make sure drain pipes slope downward. These drain pipes are dominated by Asian tiger mosquito immatures, and this species is an aggressive day biter
  • Maintain your pool. Remove water from tarps and pool covers.

“Residents can use any repellent endorsed by the EPA and CDC,” said Ms. Unlu. “My personal favorite one is oil of lemon eucalyptus followed by DEET and picaridin.”

“Eliminating standing water is probably the most important thing to remember when preventing or controlling mosquito problems,” said Joe Conlon of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), which advocates the suppression of mosquitoes for the health of the public at large, and is headquartered in Mount Laurel. “Keep it in the back of your mind during all outdoor activities—even remember to irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days,” he said. AMCA has a handy trick for Mosquito Awareness Week: bear in mind the Three D’s of prevention: Drain, Dress and Defend.

Drain water containers at least once per week; Dress in long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing; and Defend the home by keeping windows, doors and porches tightly screened. Mr. Conlon also recommends the use of oil of lemon-eucalyptus.

For more information, contact Mercer County Mosquito Control (609) 530-7516.

Every year, in honor of Independence Day, Morven Museum and Garden at 55 Stockton Street hosts a free event celebrating America’s heritage at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

This year, the free event will take place Saturday, July 4, from noon to 3 p.m. No registration is necessary.

Visitors will enjoy fun for the whole family with live bluegrass music on the front porch; refreshments by Oink & Moo BBQ; and an opportunity for children of all ages to “sign” the Declaration of Independence.

Stacy Flora Roth will deliver a costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration, “Revolutionary Tea!” with an explanation of the importance of tea in the 18th century, when fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets. If you’ve wondered whether Britain really lost her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers,” now is your time to find out.

“Benjamin Franklin” will be strolling through Morven’s gardens and in a celebration of art, visitors will be invited to sit down and draw inspiration from Morven’s current chairmaking exhibition.

   Every visitor will have the opportunity to create his/her own chalk or oil pastel rendering of a chair guided by artist and Arts Council of Princeton instructor Libby Ramage.

There will also be various demonstrations of early-American domestic life including ice-cream making, bread baking, papermaking, music, gunsmithing and more, with plenty of opportunities for guest participation.

Visitors are invited to use the Princeton Theological Seminary or Monument Hall parking lots, or park on the street as there will be no parking at Morven because of the many children who are expected to be on the grounds.

This event will take place weather permitting only. It will be cancelled if there is prolonged rain.

For more information visit www.morven.org or call 609-924-8144 or visit www.morven.org.

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