Now that winter is coming to an end, you’re probably eager to spend more time enjoying the area’s many attractions. Whether you like the arts or being outdoors, you’ll find plenty of things to do close to Hillsborough, NJ. Here are a few spring events you won’t want to miss.
Art for Families
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
Have you been looking for a fun indoor activity that you can enjoy with the whole family? You can drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for Princeton University Art Museum’s Art for Families series. You and your family will participate in a gallery activity and a related art project. During the March 30th session, you’ll create a monochromatic work of art inspired by Ad Reinhardt’s painting. Different artists and styles are featured every Saturday.
6th Annual Run Around the Park,
Competitive runners and casual strollers alike are welcome at the 6th Annual Run Around the Park, which starts at Ann Van Middlesworth Park at 9 a.m. The course for the 5K walk/run event not only crosses Van Middlesworth Park but also extends into nearby Woodfield Park. Proceeds from the race benefit Hillsborough Parks. The entrance fee is $25 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and younger. If you register by March 29th, you’ll receive a free tee shirt.
April 26th – May 12th
Somerset Valley Players,
There’s no need to travel to New York City when you’re in the mood for live theater. Hillsborough’s own Somerset Valley Players offer a full season of plays and musicals.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is the featured musical for late April and May.
The play focuses on Pseudolus, a slave in ancient Rome determined to win his freedom by helping his master win the heart of the girl next door. Like any good farce, the musical includes plenty of misunderstandings and mistaken identities. Ticket prices are $22 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Friday and Saturday performances are held at 8 p.m., while the Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m.
May 18th – June 2nd
10th Annual New Jersey Renaissance Faire,
Time travel may not be technically possible, but you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled to the 16th century when you visit the 10th Annual New Jersey Renaissance Faire. Whether you choose to dress in clothing from that time period or visit in your modern day attire, a day at the faire offers the chance to immerse yourself in English history and enjoy a little entertainment courtesy of the faire’s entertainers, shopkeepers and townspeople. This year’s faire will be held on May 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th and on June 1st and 2nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 18th – 19th
Club Golf Championship
Green Knoll Golf Course, Bridgewater
The Club Golf Championship at the Green Knoll Golf Course is the perfect place to show off your game. The course, which opened in 1960, was the first park built by the Somerset County Park Commission. It is a challenging course, thanks to gently rolling hills and elevation changes. The tournament is open to registered golfers 10 and older. You could even win a gift certificate at the end of the 36-hole, low gross tournament. If you can’t make this tournament, check out tournaments offered at other Somerset County Park Commission golf courses during the spring.
Every Sunday through May 26th
Winery Sunday Music Series At Terhune Orchard’s Winery,
Nothing goes better with wine than good music. Terhune Orchards’ Winery Sunday Music Series features live musical performances in a variety of genres, wine tastings and wine for sale by the glass. If you’d like a snack to go along with your wine, order a cheese platter or indulge in chips and homemade salsa. The event is held from noon until 5 p.m. every Sunday through the end of May.
Rose Day Festival,
Colonial Park in Somerset
Summer can’t be far off when the rose bushes begin to bloom. You’ll see thousands of varieties of roses in the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden in Colonial Park during the Rose Day Festival, held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can take a walk through the gardens, enjoy the live music, food and products from local artisans. If you’re inspired to grow your own roses, you can even buy rose plants at the festival.
Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally,
Celebrate the area’s diverse cultures at the 9th Annual Cultural Festival & Food Truck Festival, held from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Mercer County Park. The free festival features plenty of tasty food from the best food trucks in the area and music, dance and art demonstrations from a variety of ethnic and cultural groups.
Easy access to your favorite activities and events is an important consideration when you’re considering buying a brand new home. When you become a homeowner at Country Classics at Hillsborough, you’re never far from amenities, schools and transportation. Contact us if you’re interested in becoming a homeowner in the final phase of our community.