Have some fun this weekend as you explore Trenton and the surrounding cities. Spring has finally sprung, and as always, the events are plentiful. The weekend is what you make it, whether you take in a history lesson, spend some time with the family, or sign up for a much-needed skills class. Check out our events picks for this weekend.
Spend the weekend with Palmer Square’s spring bunny
The Palmer Square spring bunny will be hopping around from Lindt Chocolate to Thomas Sweet and up to Nassau Street every Saturday and Sunday from March 25th until April 8th. Bring the family out, take pictures with the bunny and enjoy some shopping.
Date: March 25th – April 8th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: On the Green at Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton
Trenton Circus Squad presents a show for the whole family
The Trenton Circus Squad (TCS) presents Get on Down: Ripple Effect, a circus show that highlights transformative power of social circus through the impact its made on the lives of current Squad members, TCS alumni, and the larger TCS community on March 25th. TCS is a non-profit organization that offers free workshops and after-school programs for kids and teens. By practicing skills that tap into health, life lessons, and the tradition and wonder of the circus, participants transform themselves while gaining confidence.
Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. This event will help TCS continue to provide their tuition-free programs. Sponsorship is also available if you click here. Get your tickets for this amazing night of storytelling through circus arts.
Date: March 25th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Trenton Circus Squad at the Roebling Wire Works Building 675 South Clinton Avenue Trenton,
Hear stories from Trenton’s past as college students explore research and records from immigrant workers
It’s no secret that Trenton has a deep history. The city was also one of the top destinations for immigrants to find work, specifically at The John A. Roebling’s Sons Company. In the 20th century, the Roebling’s factory employed many immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. Boxes of worker records from that period was discovered, leading sociology students from the College of New Jersey to share these records and open an exhibit in the Trent House Visitor Center.
The free exhibit and talk will explore why the nationality of immigrant workers was recorded as hyphenated American – such as Italian-American – in some cases but not in others. The lives of two workers born in Italy will be illustrated and examples of how the Roebling records can be used in classrooms to make the history of immigration to the United States come alive will be shared. Pre-registration is required, and donations are welcomed by clicking this link.
Date: March 26th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: William Trent House Visitor Center – Across from Hughes Justice Complex 15 Market Street Trenton, NJ 08611
Learn how to personalize your Apple Watch
Is enjoying the new technology of today challenging for you? Well, Apple is offering a helping hand to those with their popular Apple watches who want to learn how to properly use them.
On March 25th, the Apple store at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence Township is offering a 30-minute skills session to teach individuals how to use key features, manage notifications and get familiar with their watches. During the session, those in attendance will learn fun ways to customize their Apple Watch, set up fitness tracking and more. To sign up for this basic skills course with Apple, click here.
Date: March 25th
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Apple Quaker Bridge – 150 Quaker Bridge Mall Lawrence Township