Princeton Events

There are so many things to see and do in the Princeton area.  Check out our calendar of events below.  If you're looking for a place to stay while in Princeton, check out our great hotels.  We also have a variety of wonderful restaurants and things to do.  There are also a few great annual events in the Princeton area.  Enjoy your visit with us!


10/19/2014 - 10/25/2014

Ongoing Events

Wednesday Tea & Tour at Morven Museum & Garden

  • Date(s): 01/05/2011 - 11/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Tea is served at 1:00 p.m.. A docent-led tour of the museum accompanies the tea and can be taken at 12:00 or 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St. Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 924-8144 ext.103
  • Admission: $16 Members, $20 Non-Members
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Invite a friend (or a few!) to relax in the classic elegance of Morven's Garden Room overlooking the Colonial Revival Garden. Tea is served at 1:00 p.m. and includes tea sandwiches, scones, and an assortment of fresh fruit and sweets. A docent-led tour accompanies the tea and can be taken at 12:00 or 2:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required and subject to availability.Payment is due at the time of booking. To reserve your spot, call (609)924-8144 ext.103.

Preschool Nature Class

  • Date(s): 09/09/2014 - 12/09/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 10:00-11:30AM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Fee per class per child: $10M/$15NM; register and pay for 4 classes, receive a 5th class free.
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Nature programs designed for children 3-5 years old. Each class covers a different seasonal topic and includes stories, simple crafts and outdoor exploration with a Teacher-Naturalist; children and adults should dress for the weather. Parent must stay with child younger than 4. Register for entire season or single classes. Registration required. September 9 – Snakes September 16 – Monarch Madness September 23 – Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! September 30 – Eye See You No preschool classes during October November 4 – Skeletons November 11– Who? Owls! November 18 – Oh Deer November 25 – Nuts to You December 2 – Star Gazers December 9 – Winter Wildlife Theater

Preschool Nature Class

  • Date(s): 09/10/2014 - 12/10/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 1:00-2:30PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Fee per class per child: $10M/$15NM; register and pay for 4 classes, receive a 5th class free.
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Nature programs designed for children 3-5 years old. Each class covers a different seasonal topic and includes stories, simple crafts and outdoor exploration with a Teacher-Naturalist; children and adults should dress for the weather. Parent must stay with child younger than 4. Register for entire series or single classes. Registration required. September 10 – Snakes September 17 – Monarch Madness September 24 – Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! October 1 – Eye See You No preschool classes during October November 5 – Skeletons November 12 – Who? Owls! November 19 – Oh Deer November 26 – Nuts to You December 3 – Star Gazers December 10 – Winter Wildlife Theater

"People of Preservation" Art Exhibition at D&R Greenway Through November 5

  • Date(s): 09/12/2014 - 11/05/2014
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: 9:30 to 5:00 on business days
  • Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road, Princeton New Jersey
  • Contact: Carolyn Edelmann
  • Phone: (609) 924-4646
  • Admission: free but call to be sure galleries not rented at time of visit
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Multi-media art, from hyper-realism through hand-weavings through sculpture to abstract, celebrating sites preserved from NJ to Patagonia, and the people who saved them. Artists' Reception September 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. -- free, but All art is for sale, a percentage supporting D&R Greenway's NJ preservation. Art available to view business hours of business days; call to be sure galleries not rented at time of prospective visit. This is D&R Greenway's 25th year of preserving New Jersey land.

Oasis Family Day Time Pumpkin Fun

  • Date(s): 09/12/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Recurring daily
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We have a lot of great things happening at Oasis Family Farm U-pick Pumpkin Patch Fall Sand Art Haunted Gem Mine Fossil Adventure and our FunZone!! The FunZone includes: 50 foot slide Zip line Pirate Ship Farm basketball Spider Web Crawl Horse Swings Trike Track And it's all done up for Halloween!! For more information please visit

Oasis Island Of Terror

  • Date(s): 09/26/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
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Looking for some spooky fun ? Come see our Oasis Island of Terror! Visit our Back Woods Bayou: Walk through the Back Woods Bayou. Feel the experience of where reality ends and fiction begins. You may squeeze through rat tunnels or hog traps just to escape. This walk through will rattle you, startle you, and maybe even make you cry! or maybe take a trip to the Turnpike Apocalypse: The Apocalypse has begun at exit 7A off the turnpike. We were told not to text and drive. This one mistake caused a major accident into a local bayou grave yard. The toxins from the vehicles and the mangled bodies may be the least of the problems for the rescuers. The walking dead has begun! The Woods Have Eyes: The myths are real. There is no explanation. Bodies have been found, camp sites have been destroyed, parks have been closed. But people just won't stay away! Face your fears in our Maze of Phobias: Twist and turn, your phobias are real. This just isn't a farm maze. Watch where you step... and don't touch the ground. Live spiders are lurking! You may never be found! For more information visit

Little Rock Written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj Premieres at Passage Theatre

  • Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm; Sunday @ 3pm
  • Location: Mill HIll Playhouse 205 E. Front Street, Trenton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 392-0766
  • Admission: $30-$35 (discounts available for groups, students and seniors)
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Passage Theatre Company in association with Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC will present Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj’s new play with music, Little Rock at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton, NJ on October 2-26, 2014. Told in music and memory, Little Rock is the courageous story of the nine black students who fought for integration at Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The story hurtles from present to past, tragedy to triumph. They never planned to be change agents, and they didn’t consider themselves They just wanted to go to school.

Family Family Fun Weekends at Terhune Orchards

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 11/02/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Farm Store
  • Phone: (609) 924-2310
  • Admission: $5
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Come to Terhune Orchards for a day of family fun on the farm! What better way to celebrate fall than with Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins! Enjoy pony rides, pedal tractors, wagon rides, visit the Corn Stalk Maze, adventure barn and our barnyard of farm animals. Children can paint their own pumpkin to bring home. Don’t worry about lunch, there’s lots of homemade farm fresh food available – soup, chili, hot dogs, pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, and more! Wine tasting in the Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery tasting room. Terhune Orchards features live music played by some of our best local talent, (between noon and 4pm). This weekend we feature Borderline and Riverside. Admission to the festival area is $5, age 3 and up. No admission fee to farm store, winery or pick-your-own apples. Parking is at the farm. For more information call 609-924-2310 or visit

The Understudy

  • Date(s): 10/14/2014 - 11/02/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Thurs- 7:30pm; Fri- 8pm; Sat- 3pm & 8pm; Sun- 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Location: McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-2787
  • Admission: $25-$75
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The show must go on—even when everything seems to be going hilariously wrong. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Theresa Rebeck, creator and producer of the NBC hit Smash, pens a hysterical backstage battle royale. It’s the understudy rehearsal for a hit new Broadway play, but the set technician is high, the cocky movie star doesn’t understand the script, and the understudy is surprised to find that the stage manager is his jilted ex-fiancée. Backstage friction takes center stage in a biting comedy about art, celebrity, and the things we do for the business we love. Just another day in the life of an understudy!

"From Vision to Book" art of Kim Kirki for World of Birds for Nat. Wildlife Federations Book

  • Date(s): 10/15/2014 - 11/21/2014
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: business hours, business days for art exhibition; 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8 for presentation/signing
  • Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust, Olivia Rainbow Gallery art and EVJ Room Presentation, Princeton
  • Contact: Carolyn Edelmann
  • Phone: (609) 924-4646
  • Admission: free, but for presentation/signing; children encouraged
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Art of Kim Kurki, author and illustrator of "World of Birds", first of a series for National Wildlife Federation in Olivia Rainbow Gallery of D&R Greenway Land Trust. Available Business Hours of Business Days, the art is displayed to encourage children to follow their own artistic vision. The author will present on and sign her new book, keyed to children and beginning birders on November 8. Labyrinth Books will provide books to be signed for this presentation, "From Vision to Book". To attend presentation and signing, Children are welcome with parents for the exhibition as well as the presentation and signing. Scholastic has ordered 10,000 copies of this new book, and it received a starred Kirkus review.

"From Vision to Book" Bird Art Exhibition and Presentation by Kim Kurki at D&R Greenway

  • Date(s): 10/16/2014 - 11/21/2014
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: Exhibition in Olivia Rainbow Gallery business hours, business days; Presentation/Signing Nov. 8 2 - 4
  • Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust, Olivia Rainbow Gallery One Preservation Place, Princeton NJ 08540
  • Contact: Carolyn Edelmann
  • Phone: (609) 924-4646
  • Admission: free but for presentation -- children welcome --
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“From Vision to Book” -- Art of Author/illustrator Kim Kurki. “National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds: a Beginner’s Guide” introduces young readers and curious adults to the realm of birds.” Exhibition in Olivia Rainbow Gallery October 16 through November 21. Presentation/Signing, “From Vision to Book” Saturday, November 8, 2 to 4 p.m. Labyrinth Books of Princeton will provide books for sale and signing on November 8.

A Visual Voyage

  • Date(s): 10/22/2014 - 12/14/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 12Noon-7:00pm and Sundays from 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Location: The Art Gallery which is located in the Art and Interactive Multimedia Building (AIMM) on The College of New Jersey campus at 2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing, NJ 08628
  • Admission: free and open to the public
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TNCJ’s fall exhibition, Visual Voyage: Exploring the Media and Styles of Award Winning Children’s Book Illustrators will present more than 50 works of art by renowned picture book artists. Four basic elements make a picture book—a format unique to children’s literature—distinctive: story, pictures, style, and format. Pictures and style are featured in this exhibit. Pictures, of course, are self-explanatory, but they are never just lines or brush strokes on a page. The illustrator’s style lies in how he or she approaches his/her craft. Styles can be realistic, surrealist, impressionist, expressionist or naïve. The artist’s means of expression is also reflected in the choice of medium. The media choices an artist makes often determine whether a picture book works or falls flat. Watercolors, oils, acrylics, collage, or photographs are a few ways in which illustrators bring stories to life. The artists featured in the exhibit are known internationally and represent the highest caliber of children’s book illustrators reflected in the number of whom have been awarded Caldecott Medals and Honor Medals; Coretta Scott King Medals and Honor Medals, Pura Belpré Medals and Honor Medals, plus a myriad of other awards too numerous to list. There is even one alumnus of The College of New Jersey—Coretta Scott King and Caldecott Honor medalist E. B. Lewis. The curator of the exhibition is Dr. Deborah Thompson, Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at TCNJ. The exhibition will be accompanied by public lectures and demonstrations, as well as a fully illustrated catalogue with a scholarly essay by Dr. Barbara Kiefer, the Charlotte S. Huck Professor of Children's Literature at Ohio State University.

Rider University Art Gallery: Bill White

  • Date(s): 10/23/2014 - 11/25/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Anne Sears
  • Phone: 6099217100ext8307
  • Admission: Free admission
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Exhibit on display: Thursday, October 23 through Tuesday, November 25 Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Opening Reception: Thursday, October 23, 5-7 p.m. Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m. Bill White is a painter whose works range from small works on paper to large-scale oil paintings. Color is the hallmark of his work. He is emeritus professor of art at Hollins University. His work has been shown in more than 25 solo exhibitions, including the Bowery Gallery, N.Y., and over 85 invitational and juried group shows. He is represented in such public collections as the Medical College of Virginia, the Virginia State Bar Association, The Art Museum of Western Virginia, the State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Henry Hope Art Museum at Indiana University. This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Princeton Photo Workshop: Photographers' Weekend: The Real New York

  • Date(s): 10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: October 25: 11am-4:00pm, October 26: 10am-4:00pm
  • Location: Grand Central Terminal and Chelsea, New York, NY
  • Contact: Barbara
  • Phone: (609) 921-3519
  • Admission: $199-$349
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Princeton Photo Workshop's talented photography instructors show you the best of The Real New York Instructors: Alan Kesselhaut and DC Fahsbender Day 1: Iconic Photography: Grand Central Terminal with Special Tripod Permits for the first 10 to register Grand Central Terminal, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013, is one of New York City's most fascinating and most visually diverse public spaces. We will begin the weekend's activities in a private area of Grand Central Terminal with an introduction and a discussion of composition, lighting and camera settings. Photographers of all skill levels will learn how to capture Grand Central Terminal's many unique features, including its Beaux-Arts facade, its main concourse, its fascinating exterior details and the people who frequent it. Together, we will explore this historic landmark while we put into practice the rules of composition to create memorable images. Your instructors will be with you every step of the way to look at your work and answer questions. HDR instruction and tips will be available to interested participants. Day 2: Street Photography: Sunday in the Real New York We'll visit Chelsea to shoot its warehouses, Sunday morning activities and colorful cityscapes. Our instructors will teach you to be a more confident street photographer. You will learn how to tell a story by observing the rich diversity in the urban environment, how to overcome the fear of approaching subjects to get the best candid shots and street portraits and how to make compelling images. At the end of our street tour, we will spend time in the classroom reviewing what we have learned and discussing powerful processing tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to take our images to the next level.

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182 Nassau Street, Suite 301
Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: 609-924-1776