Flower Sales, Live Music, Book Sale and Fun for Kids

Local events for the first weekend in May.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit


, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, , 2381 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence Township. Hanging baskets, annuals, herbs, veggies and perennials will be available.


, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick. Come out and browse trees, shrubs and perennials for your yard.


Fifth Annual Big Band Dance, 7 p.m., , 23 N. Main St., Cranbury. Hear Big Band-era greats played by the award-winning Princeton High School Studio Band and the Cranbury School Jazz Orchestra. 

Free live music, 6-9 p.m., , 116 N. Main St., Hightstown.


, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., , 148 N. Main St., Hightstown. Homeowners throughout town will be participating in the annual borough-wide garage sale.

, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., , 114 Franklin St., Hightstown.

, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., , 124 New Road, Monmouth Junction. The event will be held rain or shine.

, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., , 301 N.   Harrison St., Princeton. Bring the kids and enjoy free pony rides and a petting zoo. There will be several events for children, and merchants throughout the shopping center will be offering special discounts and deals.

, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., , 64 Phillips Ave. There will be fun, food, ice cream, a Moonbounce, Italian ices, dunk a firefighter and Flashy the Firedog.

Saturday and Sunday

, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. Bring your own kite or purchase one in the store onsite. Watch sheep getting shorn (on Sunday), sample food, and enjoy a tractor ride.


, 9 a.m.-noon, , 142 Sand Hills Road, Monmouth Junction. Hanging baskets, and half and full flats of flowers will be available for sale.


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