Things to do in Jersey – December 28 29 30 2012

by Donald Hanson • December 27, 2012 • EventsComments (0)1496

A selection of events taking place in the Garden State this weekend.

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Events in Princeton, NJ

First X, Then Y, Now Z: Landmark Thematic Maps

  • Date(s): 06/24/2012 – 02/12/2013
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Main Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton New Jersey

This exhibition introduces viewers to the early history of thematic mapping—the topical layering (Z) of geographic space (X-Y)—through both quantitative and qualitative examples. On display will be early, if not the earliest, thematic maps in various disciplines, such as meteorology, geology, hydrography, natural history, medicine, and sociology/economics. In some cases the maps literally changed the world in the sense that new scientific avenues of investigation resulted. Also, a selection of more fanciful, “theme” maps, on literary subjects, love/marriage, and utopia, will be shown.

Woodrow Wilson’s Journey to the White House

  • Date(s): 07/23/2012 – 12/28/2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library, Princeton New Jersey

Coinciding with the centennial of his election as President of the United States, this exhibition will feature materials that illustrate Wilson’s life, with a special focus on his campaign for high office. Drawing primarily from the Woodrow Wilson Collection, it will also include materials from related policy collections and sources from the University Archives and the Manuscripts Division.

The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society

  • Date(s): 08/18/2012 – 01/13/2013
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-3788
  • Admission: Free and open to the public

In fall 2012, the Princeton University Art Museum will serve as one of five venues for the exhibition The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society, conceived and produced by Ferris Olin and Judith K. Brodsky, codirectors of the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University. The Fertile Crescent is an ambitious showcase of exhibitions, public programming, and an accompanying catalogue centered on the work of twenty-four contemporary feminist artists of Middle Eastern heritage.

Portrait of Place: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of New Jersey (1761-1898) From the Collection o

  • Date(s): 09/28/2012 – 01/13/2013
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wedneday- Friday 11am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 noon-4pm
  • Location: Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 924-8144
  • Admission: $6 Regular Admission, $5 Students and Seniors, Free for children under 6 and Friend of Morven

Morven Museum & Garden is proud to present the first public appearance of this unmatched collection of New Jersey graphic history assembled by New Jersey collector and bibliographer Joseph Felcone. This exhibit, featuring 120 original works executed between 1761 and 1898, offers a visual iconography of the state beginning with a pre-Revolutionary landscape and ending with a birdseye view of a growing New Jersey city on the eve of the twentieth century. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue reveal a comprehensive pictorial progression of the Garden State over a 150 year period. Featuring historical prints, picturesque landscapes, political portraits, as well as architectural and city views, Portrait of Place presents visual images that eighteenth- and nineteenth-century residents of New Jersey would have encountered in their day-to-day lives. A fully illustrated catalogue will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

City of Gold: Tomb and Temple of Ancient Cyprus

  • Date(s): 10/20/2012 – 01/20/2013
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-3788
  • Admission: Free and open to the public

Celebrating the legacy of archaeology at Princeton, City of Gold features extraordinary loans from the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, the Musée du Louvre and the British Museum. The exhibition examines the compelling art and archaeology of early Cyprus as seen in a single site, Polis Chrysochous – a place rich in history, architecture and art. The exhibition marks a quarter-century of excavation by the Princeton Department of Art and Archaeology, under the direction of William A. P. Childs, professor emeritus and with Joanna Smith and J. Michael Padgett, co-curators of the exhibition. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Dreamscapes: Concert and Reception

  • Date(s): 11/03/2012 – 02/17/2013
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 5:30 pm
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: museum information
  • Phone: (609) 258-3778
  • Admission: $15

In conjunction with the exhibition Dancing into Dreams, the Princeton Singers present an exciting program devoted to dreams, invocations, rituals, and transformations. A tapestry of Shaman songs, Peyote rites, aboriginal Australian sun myths, and Igbe chanting shows the rich relationship between music and ritual. Premiere of new work by Steven Sametz. Tickets are $15 through University Ticketing. A reception in the Art Museum will follow.

Holiday Trolley Tour

  • Date(s): 11/24/2012 – 12/29/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: Hourly – beginning at 10am until 5pm
  • Location: Trolley Tours start in front of the Palmer Square fountain in front of Mediterra Restaurant, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Contact: Princeton Tour Company
  • Phone: (609) 902-3637
  • Admission: $15 Per Person – (given the limited seating we must charge for all ages)

These 1 hour trolley tours introduce you to the dynamic history of Princeton while seeing the homes and hangouts of Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, TS Eliot, F Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Mann, Toni Morrison, Robert Wood Johnson, William Bristol, J Seward Johnson, Michael Graves, the REAL Indiana Jones and MORE! $15 Per Person $25 Gift Certificate to Hamilton Jewelers given to each rider on day of the tour! Many thanks to Palmer Square and Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realtors for sponsoring these Holiday Trolley Tours! Please email largegroupsales@princetontourcompany.com for private groups

Fesitval of Trees

  • Date(s): 11/28/2012 – 01/06/2013
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wednesday- Friday 11am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 noon-4pm
  • Location: Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: 6099248144×113
  • Admission: $6 Regular Admission, $5 Students and Seniors, Free for children under 6 and Friend of Morven

Morven’s Festival of Trees has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Enjoy the museum’s elegant thirteen galleries decorated for the holidays and adorned with trees artfully decorated by local businesses, garden clubs, and non-profit organizations. This year’s exhibitors include: D & R Greenway Land Trust, The Dogwood Garden Club of Princeton, The Garden Club of Princeton, The Contemporary Garden Club, Keris Tree Farm & Christmas Shop, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton Doll & Toy Museum, Vicki Trainer, Stony Brook – Millstone Watershed Association, Barbara Lake, Montville/Valhalla Garden Club, and M.I. Hummel Company.

HOLIDAY TRAM RIDES AT GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE

  • Date(s): 12/01/2012 – 12/29/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 5-8:30pm
  • Location: Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • Contact: Grounds For Sculpture Info
  • Phone: (609) 586-0616
  • Admission: General Park Admission: Adults: $12; Senior (65+): $10; Children (6-17): $8

HOLIDAY TRAM RIDES THROUGH the twinkling park Fridays & Saturdays in December, 5–8:30pm Free with park admission Travel through the park in style on our tram specially decorated just for the season. Enjoy holiday melodies while you are driven throughout the merrily transformed landscape. Plus, GFS’s extended evening hours in December means more time to enjoy the twinkling sights. Drop by the Peacock Café for a warm treat before or after your ride. Happy Holidays! Rides are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be guaranteed.

HOLIDAY TRAM RIDES AT GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE

  • Date(s): 12/02/2012 – 12/30/2012
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 4-5:30pm
  • Location: Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • Contact: Grounds For Sculpture Info
  • Phone: (609) 586-0616
  • Admission: General Park Admission: Adults: $12; Senior (65+): $10; Children (6-17): $8

HOLIDAY TRAM RIDES THROUGH the twinkling park Sundays in December, 4–5:30pm Free with park admission Travel through the park in style on our tram specially decorated just for the season. Enjoy holiday melodies while you are driven throughout the merrily transformed landscape. Plus, GFS’s extended evening hours in December means more time to enjoy the twinkling sights. Drop by the Peacock Café for a warm treat before or after your ride. Happy Holidays! Rides are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be guaranteed

 

 

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