This third weekend in August coincides with the Mayan period of Q’anil, representing the seed that was planted to begin the universe. As summer begins to give way to the season’s final bounties, we find ourselves at both the beginning and end of a cycle. In these last lazy weeks of the month we move slowly through the heat, while our big dreams and realistic plans mix with the fading sound of cicadas and the anticipation of cooler, crisper air. To fully embrace this golden moment, do not forget to cultivate the seeds borne of this year’s fruit, as it may well become the gardens, orchards, frestivals and functional municipalities that nurture us in the future.
Friday August 16
The Art Of Healing Through Massage, A Date Night Event: We are teaching couples how to heal and and pamper each other, by giving you a hands on lesson in performing a full body massage at home. Not only be entertained, but come have some fun and learn some things that will lead to deeper intimacy and closeness in your relationship. Conservatory Mansion, 540 E State St., Trenton, 6-9 pm, 40$ per couple, 20$ per person. facebook.com/events
Saturday August 17
Jersey Fresh Jam: The Jersey Fresh Jam is New Jersey’s premiere Hip Hop festival. Since 2005, the event has grown from a small, humble event into one the most respected celebrations of Hip Hop culture on the east coast. At the twilight of every summer, aerosol artists from far and wide converge to adorn the walls of Terracycle INC with their signature masterpieces, while local and regionally known emcees, bands, and DJs provide the soundtrack for the days festivities. Terracycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, Noon-7pm, Free and Open to the Public. jerseyfreshjam.com , facebook.com/events
Sunday August 18
Tales of Mayan Skies: “Tales of the Maya Skies” immerses viewers in the wonders of Mayan science, cosmology and myth, as we are taken back in time to the jungles of Mexico and to the cities and temples of the ancient Maya. The beautifully illustrated story reveals how the Maya scholars developed a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, architecture, and mathematics that enabled them to predict solstices, solar eclipses, weather patterns and planetary movements, and through this knowledge make sense of the world around them. Suitable for all ages. NJ State Museum Planetarium 205 West State Street, Trenton, Noon. $7 adult; $5 child (twelve & under), $5 per person(groups of 15 or more). Program Times Sat.-Sun. at noon through Sept. 1, Tue-Fri at 10:30 am through Aug. 30. nj.gov/state/museum
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Photo Credit: Leon Rainbow, Walls from Jersey Fresh Jam 2016