Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Attention Parents: Holiday Event

Princeton Shopping Center will host Party with Santa & Snowy on Saturday, December 4, from 12:30 to 3:00 pm at the outdoor courtyard. Santa Claus and Snowy the snowman will arrive by fire engine at 12:30, driven by the Princeton Fire Company. Children may visit with Santa and Snowy and receive a free gift. Parents are welcome to take a photo of the visit. There will be refreshments and craft projects. Rhythm 'n Balloons will provide holiday rock and roll. Princeton Shopping Center is located at 301 North Harrison Street in Princeton. Click here for directions.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

First Sunday of Advent

Friday, November 26, 2010

Forrestal Village Holiday Event

Click on the photo for details.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Palmer Square Holiday Events

The Palmer Square Annual Tree Lighting will be held on the Green on Friday, November 26, beginning at 4:45 pm. Santa Claus will be on hand to help light the tree, a 65-foot Norwegian spruce that holds over 32,000 lights. The event will feature Holiday Brass and the Princeton High School Choir. There will be a reading of the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Before the tree lighting, from 3 to 4 pm, meet the characters from American Repertory Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.

On Thursday, December 2, the Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony will take place at North Plaza on Hulfish Street at 5 pm.

On Friday, December 10, there will be a Holiday A Capella Jam featuring a variety of Princeton University a capella groups from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Palmer Square Green.

From noon until 2 pm every Saturday and Sunday in December, and on Christmas Eve, musicians and carolers—and Santa—will stroll throughout Palmer Square. Click here to go to the official Palmer Square website.

Holiday Visitors

While I was enjoying my coffee this morning, a Bald Eagle flew low over our garden. It circled once more and joined its mate high in a treetop across the street. So many things to be thankful for . . . hope you had a lovely day.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day
by L. Maria Child

Over the river and through the wood,
To grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood—
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood,
To have first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring,
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the wood,
And straight through the barn-yard gate.
We seem to go
Extremely slow—
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood—
Now grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin-pie!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Random Act of Culture

At noon on Saturday, October 30, singers brought together by the Opera Company of Philadelphia infiltrated Macy's in Center City, Philadelphia, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. Over 650 choristers from participating area choirs—including Princeton Pro Musica—performed to the delighted shoppers. The OCP Chorus and throngs of singers were accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ, which is the world's largest pipe organ. The event is one of the 1,000 "Random Acts of Culture" to be funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation over the next three years. The purpose of the initiative is to transport the classical arts out of the concert halls and opera houses and into communities to enrich everyday lives. Click here to learn more about the program and view more events. This random act was planned to coincide with the first day of National Opera Week.

Hallelujah for Random Acts of Culture! And Hallelujah for Sister Rose Christine who sent us this video.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Jill Clayburgh

1944 – 2010

John Rubinstein and Jill Clayburgh
Photo © 1972 Martha Swope
from my original cast album
of the Broadway musical Pippin

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fall Back

Remember to move your clocks back one hour tonight. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 7.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Diwali

Wishing Our Princeton Landing Neighbors A Joyful Diwali

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Better Together

Okay, what can we say except we love this guy! He rescued a baby hummingbird after it was attacked. Love this guy . . . .

The song is "Better Together" by Jack Johnson.

Thanks, Elizabeth, for pointing this out.