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!


05/22/2016 - 05/28/2016

Ongoing Events

Exhibition: "Charles & Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple of an Age"

  • Date(s): 11/13/2015 - 10/23/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Morven Museum & Garden | 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 924-8144
  • Admission: $10
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Spanning the 20th century, the exhibition is the first to explore the Lindberghs as a couple, examining Charles and Anne as complicated and imperfect American icons.

Museum Exhibition | By Dawn's Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture...

  • Date(s): 02/13/2016 - 06/12/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, July 4
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-3788
  • Admission: FREE
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Living in an age when Jews are fully integrated into so much of America’s public and popular culture, it is difficult to imagine a time before they shone on the stage and printed page. Such a future for Jews was scarcely imaginable in the crucible years after the birth of the United States. In the colonial period, there was little precedent for Jews speaking for themselves vocally and volubly in the public arena. At the dawn of the Republic, they were new to American public life. Yet as the United States started its grand experiment with liberty, and began to invent a culture of its own, Jews, too, began a grand experiment of living as equals. In a society that promised exceptional freedom, this was both liberating and confounding. As individuals, they were free to participate as full citizens in the hurly-burly of the new nation’s political and social life. But as members of a group that sought to remain distinctive, freedom was daunting. In response to the challenges of liberty, Jews adopted and adapted American and Jewish artistic idioms to express themselves in new ways as Americans and as Jews. In the process, they invented American Jewish culture, and contributed to the flowering of American culture during the earliest days of the Republic. This exhibition, organized by the Princeton University Library, consists of more than 160 books, maps, manuscripts, prints, and paintings, including some of the earliest novels, plays, scientific treatises, and religious works produced by Jews in the United States. The exhibition is based on the loans and gifts to Princeton University of Leonard L. Milberg, Class of 1953, as well as loans from museums, libraries, synagogues, and private collections.

Spring onto the Scene with Barbour!

  • Date(s): 02/15/2016 - 08/31/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: 67 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ
  • Admission: Free
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Spring and Summer are fast approaching; embrace the warmer weather with Barbour’s new Spring/Summer 2016 collection! This collection encompasses a wide selection of garments and accessories, from light jackets designed for biking across the desert to cashmere cable knits and casual daywear. This diverse arrangement of clothing is now available at your local Barbour Princeton store. For more information, visit

Adult/Teen Ballet Class

  • Date(s): 03/02/2016 - 06/01/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Wednesdays 8:00-9:15pm
  • Location: Princeton Dance& Theater Studio 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
  • Phone: (609) 514-1600
  • Admission: $195 for 12 week session
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Have fun and learn ballet basics to help you stay in shape or improve in other dance genres. 12 week session.

Step into Spring. Ready. Set. Win!

  • Date(s): 03/08/2016 - 06/06/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Mercer County
  • Contact: GMTMA
  • Phone: (609) 452-1491
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To encourage walking and help parents plan walks, GMTMA launched a Walking School Bus App and on March 7th, 2016, GMTMA launched the “Step into Spring. Ready, Set, Win!” campaign. The campaign includes a contest open to children and parents in Ocean and Mercer County. To qualify for the “Step into Spring. Ready, Set, Win!” parents have to download the GMTMA Walking School Bus App, create an account, join an existing walking school bus group or create a new group, and schedule and participate walks to and from school. The app is easy to use and parents can search by elementary school for existing walking groups, create walking groups and invite neighbors to join, plan walks to and from school, assign parent leaders to walk with students, group text within the app, and alert the other parents when students have arrived safely at school. Every time parents and/or children walk to and from school, they get entered to win prizes. First group to organize a walk will automatically win prizes for both parents and children. A random drawing will be conducted from all entries on June 6th. Prizes include Trenton Thunder tickets and a grand prize of $250 for the school of the winning walking group to be used for walking and biking programs, and $100 gift card and other prizes for parents and children.

5 Star Shameless Name Dropping Walking Tour

  • Date(s): 04/02/2016 - 06/25/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: Saturday tours begin at 116 Nassau Street at the Princeton U-Store, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Contact: Princeton Tour Company
  • Phone: (855) 743-1415
  • Admission: $25 per Adult; $20 per 12 yr and under
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Learn about the famous students and residents that help to make Princeton the most treasured Ivy League town in America. On this scenic 3 mile stroll, you'll see all the essential sites and learn the broadest information regarding the campus and the surrounding neighborhoods! $25 Per Adult; $20 for 12 yrs and under 3 mile walk - 2 hour leisurely paced walk Guests will learn the broadest information of the amazing chronological history of our town and gown as they see the homes and office buildings of Princeton's most notable characters including James Madison, Aaron Burr Jr., Albert Einstein, TS Eliot, F Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Paul Robeson, JFK, Adlai Stevenson, Brooke Shields, David Duchovney and more!

Linda Park Photography Exhibit

  • Date(s): 04/11/2016 - 06/01/2016
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location: Tiger Labs 252 Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Contact: Linda Park
  • Phone: (609) 851-6207
  • Admission: free
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Photography Exhibit on Display and all Photographs for Sale of “Nature Photography of Princeton, NJ and beyond” by Linda Park through June 1. My photography focuses on flowers, trees & landscapes. I am inspired to take hundreds of photos with the right sunlight, shading, or motion to create a unique masterpiece for your interior design.

The Arts Council of Princeton presents new exhibition, Start Fresh

  • Date(s): 05/06/2016 - 06/24/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
  • Admission: Free!
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The Arts Council of Princeton presents Start Fresh, a group exhibition about clarity, finesse, energy, nature, healing and defying expectations in art. Curated by Eva Mantell, visitors can expect original works from Polly Apfelbaum, Lindsay Feuer, Susan Hockaday, Natalie Jeremijenko, Melissa Marks, and Scott Wright. Bringing together the startling and fresh work of six artists along with that of approximately 80 students from the Arts Council’s Arts and Health programs, Start Fresh is about the potential of art to spark renewal. Start Fresh will be on view in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery from May 6 through June 24, with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 6 from 5-7pm. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

Museum Exhibition | Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

  • Date(s): 05/07/2016 - 07/10/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, July 4
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-3788
  • Admission: FREE
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Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise brings together works created during the 45-year lifespan of the Newcomb enterprise—an artistic and commercial venture which provided a rare opportunity for Southern women to support themselves and resulted in one of the most vital workshops of the American Arts and Crafts movement, including iconic pottery as well as textiles, metalwork, jewelry, and bookbinding. Newcomb Pottery, established in 1895 as an educational experiment of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College (Tulane University’s former women’s college), is considered one of the most significant makers of American art pottery of the twentieth century, both critically acclaimed and highly coveted. Women, Art, and Social Change builds on Princeton’s longstanding role in shaping public understanding of the Arts and Crafts movement. Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise is organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and is supported in part by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition at Princeton has been made possible by the Frances E. and Elias Wolf, Class of 1920, Fund; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Exhibitions Fund; the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation; and the Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum.

Princeton Triangle Club Presents "Tropic Blunder"

  • Date(s): 05/27/2016 - 05/27/2016
  • Times: Friday, May 27, 8:00 PM and Saturday, May 28, 7:00 PM
  • Location: McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Phone: 16092582787
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The Princeton Triangle Club is presenting two encore performances of its original musical-comedy extravaganza, Tropic Blunder, at the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center. Tropipop soda sales have gone flat, and in a last ditch effort to add some fizz, the company holds a raffle for an all-expenses-paid island getaway. Just one problem: the island is cursed! Pirates, mermaids, a love triangle and our famous all-male kickline —Tropic Blunder blows into Princeton bringing music, song and a lot of hilarity. With a cast of 25 students, be prepared for all the music, puns, and general mayhem that makes a Triangle show not-to-be-missed.

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