We greet the final weekend in June with the solstice in our rear view mirror and the days of longer shadows ahead. A waning moon dictates the mood in this first Decan of Cancer, creating heightened sensitivity as we negotiate the hot/cold/humid spaces of summer that test our ability to regulate. As we dive into the shifting current of summer, take a moment to remember that sometimes it is better to float than fight, to look up at the sky in wonder and awe as you move effortlessly downstream. And when you find yourself on uncertain ground or unfriendly territory, it will be with the cool, refreshed energy of someone who is always ready for the moment they arrive.
Friday June 28
Archaeology at The Trent House: The Search for Mahlon Stacy’s Dorehouse: This excavation will give insight into what was on the property before the time of Mr. Trent. One of the things that we will specifically be looking for will be the foundation of the former residence of Mahlon Stacy, also known as Dorehouse. Trent House, 15 Market St., Trenton, 1-3pm, free and open to the public Program takes place every Friday and Saturday from 1-3pm through July 6. williamtrenthouse.org/archaeology
Saturday, June 29
Go Skateboarding Day 2019: Freedom Skate Park is teaming up with the Sheckler Foundation to bring Go Skateboarding Day to Trenton! Join Ryan Sheckler, Fabrizio Santos, and others at Trenton Social for a day full of skating, music, art, and fun. Skate lessons for beginners, an all-ages mini ramp jam with prizes, and live musical performances by fuzzy luv, Tab Jones, steve, Nas Mallette, and Ditz. We’ll also have Freedom skate videos by Artifax Media playing on the projector. Trenton Social 449 S. Broad St., Trenton, 4-10pm, Free and open to the Public, All Ages, Akaters, and Non-skaters all welcome. For more info and RSVP here: freedomnj.org/goskateday; facebook.com/events.
Art All Night Selects Opening Reception: Showcasing selected, standout works from this year’s Art All Night. Works were selected by Artworks Staff, Artworks Board Member’s, Art All Night Executives, and selected Art All Night Sponsor Representatives. Skate Deck Silent Auction Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, 6-9 p.m., Free and Open to the Public, artworkstrenton.org Skate Deck Silent Auction: Bid on 9 one-of-a-kind skateboard decks painted live at this year’s Art All Night! Each skateboard deck is unique and has been hand-painted by local artists to raise money for this year’s beloved Art All Night. Skate decks are displayed at Artworks Trenton as a part of the Art All Night Selects Show. The Silent Auction will last the duration of the exhibit, beginning June 29th through July 19th during hours of operation. Each deck will be available to bid on separately and all bidding must be placed in person. For more information: facebook.com/events
Sunday June 30
CapCOM Go!: The Apollo Story – An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future. Suitable for all ages. This show is a great way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and a perfect complement to the exhibition “Many Inspired Steps” on view in the Riverside Gallery May 25 – November 10. NJ State Museum, 3pm, Saturday/Sunday. $7 adult; $5 child (twelve & under). nj.gov/state/museum
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Photo/Artist Credit: @freedomnj “Go Skateboarding Day” takes place at Trenton Social on Saturday, June 29.