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Weekend Artoscope – Predictions and Picks for Oct. 19-21

As the seasonal winds begin to shift, Germination, Ceremony and Intuition rule the stars this third weekend in October. I conceptualize the collecting of seasoned firewood, building a pyre, and channeling the heat without burning the hearth. As you meditate on the flame, envision it as a glowing riverside city, fueled by a potent mix of buried secrets, unearthed history, visionaries, masterminds and revolutionary spirits. When the embers cool, manifest the divine wisdom that emerges by choosing the righteous path of practical, accountable outcomes over short-sighted, fear-based narratives. (We’re looking at you City Council.)

Fri. Oct 19

Poe Walk: Morbid Curiosities: Nothing says Halloween like an evening walk along the dimly-lit pathways of a cemetery. This season the “Poe Walk: Morbid Curiosities” walking tour returns to Riverview Cemetery with a stroll to the grave of a young doctor who died under mysterious circumstances and whose life was memorialized with a “door” featuring several references to Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre poem “The Raven,” and then on to others (new to this year’s tour) that met with untimely deaths. It will also include a look inside the historic Receiving Vault. Participants are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to either tour on either night, and are advised to dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a flashlight. Riverview Cemetery 870 Centre St., Trenton (609)396-9540, Also Sat Oct. 20, 6pm and 7pm, $15 payable at the door, and includes seasonal refreshments, www.facebook.com/RiverviewCemeteryTrentonNJ

IT’S GETTING STRANGE: A program of local horror, thrillers, comedies, and other strange shorts just in time for October! *This program contains a selection of shorts not recommended for young children. Since 2015, PopUp Anthology has highlighted local filmmakers across PA and NJ in welcoming, interactive environments. Films include: Samuels Brothers – Tail Light/Melissa Rose De Leon – Paralysis/Anthony Catanese – Coal /Nelson Vicens – OPUS/Jon Fortenbury – Tattoos/ Oswald Barrios – Phi Theta Daemon /Kyle Rebar – Chicken Mann. Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, (609)394-9436, 7-9:30, Free and Open to the Public, artworkstrenton.org

Sat Oct. 20

International Archaeology Day

  • NJ State MuseumHands on activities include developing a list of things to include in a time capsule for future archaeologists, pottery sherd reconstruction, and artifact identification. Information will be available identifying famous archaeological sites in New Jersey and explaining Archaeology 101. See a film about the archaeology excavations at Raritan Landing. NJ State Museum, 205 W. State St., Trenton, 10am-4pm, Free and Open to the Public, (609)292-6464, facebook.com/eventsnj.gov/state/museum
  • Apples and ArchaeologyVisit our newly dedicated Apple Orchard and learn about how apples are harvested and make apple cider with an old-fashioned press. Activity stations for children will include the chance to discover archaeology at the Trent House and participate in a mock dig, as well as creating apple themed crafts. Free ice cream, children’s books, and tours of the Museum. Trent House, 15 Market St., Trenton (609)989-3027. 1-3 p.m. Free and Open to the Public, williamtrenthouse.org

Chess Fest 2018: Attention All Kids! Come play against New Jersey Chess Masters and Experts in the First Chess Fest event in Trenton. FREE to all Trenton youth grades K – 12. Come watch or be a piece in a human chess game! First 100 registrants receive a free chess set and tee shirt. Free Lunch/refreshments served for participating youth. Trophies Awarded. Capital Area YMCA , 431 Pennington Ave., 10am – 2pm, Free and Open to the Public, Register Online: capitalymca.org/news/chess-kids-free-event

Sun Oct. 21

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market: A curated collection of more than 200 vendors from eight states that sell everything from vintage clothing, original artwork, antiques, handmade jewelry, t-shirts, vintage toys, vinyl, bone jewelry, taxidermy, as well as every other sort of interesting curiosity or unique collectible imaginable.  Roebling Wire Works, 675 S. Clinton Ave, Trenton, Also Sat. Oct. 20, 10am-5pm, Free and Open to the Public, www.trentonpunkrockfleamarket.com

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Amy Brummer is an operations professional who has followed a non-linear career path in the visual and culinary arts for more than 25 years. A tenured Trenton tax-payer, concerned citizen and political observer whose personal and professional interactions span the course of four administrations, she is tapped into the city's cycle of fortune and failure. Ms. Brummer is the founder of the Berenson Fund for Photography at the Arts Council of Princeton and hosts an annual new citizen's swearing-in ceremony in Trenton's City Council Chambers. She currently serves as COO of PTPVentures, Inc, an interventional business consulting agency based in Trenton.

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