Princeton’s walking festival, Healthy Kids Day, Spring Plant Expo and more

There’s no shortage of fun activities going on around town! From Princeton’s walking music festival, Porchfest, to Rutgers Spring Plant Expo to the Y’s Healthy Kids Day, venturing outdoors seems to be where it’s at! So, check out our curated list, grab the family and enjoy the city.


Princeton Porchfest 2023

Presented by Arts Council of Princeton, the Princeton Porchfest is back for its second year. Porchfest is a walkable music festival in which neighbors offer their front porches as concert venues. Local performers will play rotating sets throughout the neighborhood, while residents stroll from porch to porch enjoying the live music. The unique event is easily accessible by foot and bike, and free and open to the public. Click here to view the performance schedule, and visit this event map to see locations of all 18 porches.

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For more information on the event, visit here.

Date: April 29th

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Princeton, NJ

Capital Area YMCA

Capital Area YMCA presents: Healthy Kids Day

On Saturday, April 29 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., at the Capital Area YMCA (431 Pennington Ave.), the Y will be holding their Healthy Kids Day. The event is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. The free event, hosted by YMCAs all over and their communities, will offer a day of fun activities for kids. The day will include:

  • Door Prizes
  • Family-friendly fun activities
  • Health screenings & mental well-being assessments
  • Financial education seminars
  • Sports demonstrations & clinics
  • Community needs assessments
  • SNAP information & enrollment opportunities

Don’t miss this informative, yet fun event for the whole family! For more information, visit www.capitalymca.ord/HKD or call 609.599.9622

Date: April 29th

Time: 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Capital Area YMCA, 431 Pennington Ave., Trenton

The Mercer Master Gardeners: Expo co-chairs Carol Bencivengo of Hamilton, Stephanie Foy of West Windsor, Ann Mann of Princeton, Harri Nowrey of Hamilton, and Susan Maley of Columbus.

Spring Plant Expo and Garden Market

Spring’s in full bloom! Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County is having their annual Spring Plant Expo and Garden Market on Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners participate in many volunteer programs throughout the County.

The expo, which will occur rain or shine, will be held at the Mercer Educational Gardens, on the grounds of Mercer County Stables. This year’s event will feature hone-grown perennials, trees, and shrubs from the gardens of Rutgers Master Gardeners and a garden market with select vendors.

This year’s vendors are Steven Kristoph Nursery, Millstone Township; Shannon’s Nursery, Doylestown, Pa.; Byrne Farm Market, Wrightstown; and Chickadee Creek Farm, Pennington. Additionally, the Master Gardeners are welcoming Moon Shot Farm of East Windsor, as a new vendor.

Come out and meet these vendors, and purchase a variety of native plants, woody ornamentals, veggies, herb, cut flowers and more. Visitors will also have the chance to have all your gardening questions answered.

Visit for more information on vendors, a home-grown plant inventory, plant resources, and other sale details. You can also call (609) 989-6853, or send an email to

Date: May 6th

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township

Watson Woods Walkers

Mercer County nature programs for May 2023

Mercer County just released their nature programs at Tulpehaking Nature Center at 157 Westcott Ave. Hamilton for the month of May, and there are plenty of activities for people of all ages. From Girl Scout Day, to guided walks and standing yoga, Mercer County residents will surely find a program to help them enjoy the outdoors. See the below list of activites, and click here to register.

For any information, please call 609.888.3218 or email

Capital Singers of Trenton – Facebook Page

Capital Singers of Trenton Present I, Too, Sing America

Capital Singers of Trenton and Capital Singers of Trenton Women’s Ensemble presents I, Too, Sing America on Sunday, May 7th at Sacred Heart Church at 4:00 p.m.

Special guests include Absalom Jones Inspirational Choir and Elmwood Concert Singers. Guests can expect to hear the following selections:

  • Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit – William Dawson
  • Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord – Undine Smith Moore
  • Go Down, Moses – B.E. Boykin
  • Gospel Mass – Robert Ray

Capital Singers of Trenton is a group of mixed voices committed to promoting the art of choral singing, and serving as a goodwill ambassador for the city of Trenton. Led by Vinroy D. Brown, Jr. Artistic Director, Ellen J. Dondero Associate Conductor and Spenser R. Gallo, Accompanist, tickets for the concert are currently available for purchase.


  • $20 Adults in advance
  • $25 Adults at the door
  • $20 Seniors and children over 12
  • Children under 12 are free

For advance tickets, visit

Capital Singers of Trenton is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are welcomed and tax deductible.
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Date: May 7th

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad St., Trenton

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