Weekend Artoscope – Predictions and Picks June 21-23

In a delightful example of cosmic synchronicity, and why journalism is important to both keeping a record of fact and deepening our souls, there was a report this week that a spirit materialized at LAX in the form of Andre 3000 playing a Mayan flute. For those who are willing to receive this testimony, you can read it here: slate.com/culture It is a story of establishing credibility, neutralizing contrarians, healing and prophecy steeped in the grounding power of vibration. As the signs shift from the the mutable air of Gemini to the cardinal water sign of Cancer at the onset of summer, let it serve as an access point to connect with the intuitive yet forceful nature of the Crab. Stay fluid, be open to attraction yet rooted enough in your conviction to seize the moment when the frequencies align.

Friday, June 21

Spirit Mediumship Gallery: Hosted by Expanding the Presence, this 2 hour Spirit Mediumship Gallery, is led by self-taught Spirit Medium and Medical Intuitive Rich Braconi who will connect with family, loved ones and friends who have passed from your life. During the gallery, spirits will share details about themselves, their death, meaningful people to them, past moments within their life and often true insight of future events. The spiritual messages that Rich shares are often filled with universal wisdom and contain a profound insight that everyone present will find spiritually inspiring and beneficial to their own life. Rich will attempt to read as many attendee’s as possible but there is no guarantee that everyone will receive a personal reading. Center for Dynamic Growth, Lexington Square Commons 2135 Route 33, Trenton, 6pm – 8pm, $40, facebook.com/events

Saturday June 22

Trenton Island Garden Tour: Set along the banks of the Delaware, Trenton’s Island neighborhood is a mix of natural beauty, vintage architecture and historic charm. The “Annual” Garden tour is an opportunity for visitors to see one of the city’s best kept secrets during one of its loveliest seasons. With a joyful mix of landscaping, hardscaping and personal style, the neighborhood’s gardens are in full swing come mid-June, with annuals, perennials, bushes and trees in various stages of bloom. Some offer showy displays of flowers in sunny curbside plots, while others provide shady retreats in hidden back yards. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the adjacent Stacy Park, which begins at the neighborhood’s southern end, where the tour ends. The park’s log basin, a popular fishing spot, speaks to Trenton’s regional and commercial history as a place where timber from upstream would be sent down the river during the Spring melt and corralled in the pond before being sent to the mills. At the far end of the park, John Roebling’s suspension-style prototype of the Brooklyn Bridge (the “shaky” bridge) crosses a small inlet before giving way to the Water Works building. Sponsored by the Island Civic Association. Proceeds to benefit Community Beautification Projects. 308 Columbia Ave.(Mt Vernon and Columbia Ave.), Trenton. 10 am-3pm $10 (Available on Site). Plenty of free parking and Pedicab service back to starting point. facebook.com/events

Trenton History: The Immigrant Experience: As part of the 300th anniversary of the House and to help us shine a light on her whole story, the Trent House Association has invited Peter Abrams, Peter Drago, Kathryn Graves and David Robinson to display works that evoke the immigrant experience during the 300 + year history of the William Trent House and surrounding area. Once settlers from across the ocean began to inhabit the lands of the Lenape on the banks of the Delaware, Trenton has been home to immigrants: both to those who came here willingly, seeking jobs and opportunity for a better life, and to those who came here under duress. The William Trent House, its inhabitants, its surroundings and its circumstances represent that history. It is the history of the town, of the state, indeed of the nation. On display June 22 – November 3, 2019. 1719 William Trent House,15 Market St., Trenton, 6-8pm, Free and Open to the Public. facebook.com/events

Sunday June 23

Latino Festival: Hosted by the Latino merchants association and the City of Trenton. Music — Food, Kids Activities. Free and Open to the Public. Roebling Market, 675 S Clinton Ave, Trenton. facebook.com/latinomerchantnj/

To add your events to our community calendar, visit  our calendar submission tab at planettrenton.org. Event listings are free and with our new calendar system, it only takes a minute or two to add events. You can also customize your listing with a photo!

Photo/Artist Credit: “Returning Sturgeon to the River” sculpture by Kate Graves is on view at the 1719 William Trent House, Trenton as part of the “The Immigrant Experience: Celebrating 300 years of Trenton History” on view through Nov. 3, 2019

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