5 things to do in and near Trenton for February

Black History Month Speaker Series: On the Margins of Intersectionality

During the month of February, we celebrate Black History! You won’t want to miss out on this special event touching base on important conversations we all must have. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Stuart Country Day School has teamed up with the National Center for Girls Leadership at Stuart to provide this free event, which covers grounds on the margins of intersectionality. The guest speaker is National Catholic Reporter’s Opinion Editor, Olga M. Segura.

When: February 7th 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Location: 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

For more information: The event is free. Register for the event here.

For those history buffs, don't worry we got you covered. T. Cole Jones will present “The Problem of Prisoners of War in the American Revolution” which focuses on his book “Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Politics of Vengeance in the American Revolution.” This lecture will examine how the founding generation of Americans grappled with the problems of prisoner treatment. During the eight-year conflict, American forces captured over 17,000 thousand British and allied Germanic soldiers, as well as thousands more loyalist civilians and British mariners. The number of enemy prisoners in American custody often exceeded that of American soldiers in the Continental army. These prisoners proved increasingly burdensome for the new nation as the war progressed. What was to become of these men? How should they be confined? Who would pay to house and feed them? When and how should they be released? A series of thorny political issues compounded these logistical difficulties. This talk will take the audience from the meeting rooms of the Continental Congress to the prison camps of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, revealing the factors that coalesced to transform the conflict into a war for vengeance, escalating its violence precipitously.

When: Feb 9, 2022 7 p.m.

Location: online

For more information: register here for the event presented by the Old Barracks Museum

Valentine’s dinner show with the Launch a Tribute to Queen, Boston and Styx.

Come out and enjoy a delicious dinner at Cooper’s Riverview. They are creating a Valentine Couples Dinner package and a full menu, consisting of a four-course meal from February 11th through the 14th. During those days, guests could enjoy a dance party, The Launch Band, brunch and romantic dinner to top it off. Tickets are not required for this show, unless you attend with groups of two or more.

When: February 11th-14th

Location: 50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ.

For more information: Click the link here to register in advance.

Boyz II Men at the Met Philadelphia

The Grammy Award-winning trio make their way back home to Philly to perform classics, such as "End of the Road," "I'll Make Love to You," "Water Runs Dry," and "Motown Philly" at the Met Philadelphia. It's been over 30 years since the group made their debut on Motown records with their multi-platinum album, "CooleyHighHarmoney." Per current mandatory health requirements from the City of Philadelphia, all attendees ages 5 and older must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the venue and attend the show.

When: February 12th, 2002

Location: 858 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

For tickets: Click the link to contact the Met Philadelphia

A classic comes to the capital

The Russian Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake! If you are someone who appreciates fine arts you will appreciate this show. The brand new production set of Swan Lake is choreographed by Nadezhda Kalinia. Designer Sergei Novikov has amazingly hand-painted sets and crafted over 150 hand-sewn costumes were created by young, accomplished designer Sergei Novikov (Mariinsky Theatre, Omsk State Music Theatre, St. Petersburg State Music Hall) in the tradition of the great masters.

SFX makeup by Award-winning Irina Strukova (Crazy Rich Asians, Netflix, HBO) will make ballet devotees feel as though they have seen the beautiful Swan Lake for the first time!

When: February 15th 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Location: Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive Trenton, NJ.

For more information: Tickets are now on sale. Click the link to purchase your ticket https://www.russianballettheatre.com

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