Patriots Week Saturday, December 31st

 

11:00 a.m.
FIRST BATTLE REENACTMENT
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street

Follow the Battle of Trenton from the Battle Monument down Warren Street to Mill Hill Park! Meet up at the Old Barracks Museum to march to the monument with the soldiers. Free. www.barracks.org

 

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
PUPPET SHOW: THE TROUBLE WITH TRENTON
Warren Street Plaza, West Hanover and North Warren Streets

A "mini" historical look at some amazing American history presented with marionettes and rod puppets - and lots of help from the audience! The show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of "revolting" action. Free

 

12:30 p.m.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND THE 24 CANNONS AT THE BATTLE OF TRENTON

Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 E Hanover Street

Follow the movements of all 24 of the cannons on the streets of Trenton during the Battle of Trenton in this explosive lecture that will demonstrate why the 18 American cannons -- including those commanded by Alexander Hamilton -- were decisive in the victory over the Hessians. A four-pounder cannonball will be on display during the talk led by David Bosted, urban planner. The presentation will be repeated on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2PM at the Trenton City Museum in Cadwalader Park. www.ellarslie.org 

 

2:00 p.m.
WALKING TOUR
St. Michael's Church, 140 North Warren Street

Walking tour, Trenton in 1775, 50 minutes, ending at the Friends Meeting, dress warm with good walking shoes. Free. www.quakercloud.org/cloud/trenton-freinds-meeting

 

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
HOGMANAY!

1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market Street

Celebrate the Scottish New Year at the Trent House! Hogmanay is commemorated at the Trent House because of William Trent's Scottish heritage. Listen to music and enjoy hot mulled cider and cookies. Tour the Trent House decorated for the holidays. Make wishes for the new year in a traditional Hogmanay activity. Free. www.williamtrenthouse.org

 

3:00 p.m.
SECOND BATTLE REENACTMENT

Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street

See the action of the Battle of the Assunpink in Mill Hill Park! Free. www.barracks.org

 

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PEACE VIGIL

Trenton Friends Meeting, 142 E Hanover Street

Annual New Year's silent vigil for world peace. www.quakercloud.org/cloud/trenton-friends-meeting

 

8:00 p.m.
JERSEY CAPITAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive

Start off the New Year in spectacular fashion with a festive evening of light classics by Suppe, Johann Strauss Jr., Rimsky-Korsakov, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Joining the orchestra for a performance of the iconic Rhapsody in Blue will be world renowned pianist Leon Bates. Tickets $10-$75. www.capitalphilharmonic.org

 

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